Restaurants in White Oak

Ethiopian Meal for Two or Four at Sheba Restaurant and Bar (56% Off)

Sheba Restaurant and Bar

Canton

$47.93 $21

Guests scoop up a variety of spiced and stewed meats and veggies with special spongy flat bread

$15 for $30 Worth of Burgers, Crepes, Pasta, and American Cuisine for Dinner at Eggspectation. Five Locations Available.

Eggspectation

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Seafood such as crab cakes and lobster macaroni and cheese, savory and sweet crepes, and half-pound USDA Choice burgers

West African Cuisine at Dinner at Roger Miller Restaurant (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Roger Miller Restaurant

Silver Spring

$24 $12

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West African dishes such as curry goat and traditional stews at a small eatery named for a beloved Cameroonian soccer star

$12 for $20 Worth of Vietnamese Food at Pho D'Lite

Pho D'Lite

Silver Spring

$20 $12

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Health-conscious dishes from all over Southeast Asia include pho and vermicelli bowls—noodles, spices, meat, and hot, richly seasoned broth

Vegetarian or Messob Platter for Two at Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant (Half Off)

Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant

Silver Spring

$30 $15

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Eatery serves classic vegetarian, lamb and beef dishes alongside injera bread in a community increasingly known for Ethiopian food

$12 for $24 Worth of Indian and Nepalese Cuisine at Ghar-E-Kabab

Ghar-E-Kabab

Silver Spring

$24 $12

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Chefs roast marinated meats and organic veggies in a clay tandoor oven, simmer piquant Nepalese curries, and roll out fluffy loaves of naan

Grand Opening Special – American Cuisine at Highland Inn (Up to 54% Off). Two Options Available.

Highland Inn

Highland

$65 $30

Enjoy American cuisine such as clams casino, dry-aged pork chops, and grilled shrimp and grits at restaurant's Grand Opening Special

Mexican Dinner Cuisinefor Two, Four, or Carry-Out at Sierras Grill & Taqueria (Up to 50% Off)

Sierras Grill & Taqueria

Calverton

$30 $16

Chicken barbacoa, enchiladas in ranchera sauce, fish tacos, and other Mexican dishes

Sandwiches and Pub Grub During Lunch or Dinner at Big Play Sports Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Big Play Sports Grill

Old Town

$22 $11

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Smoked ribs, crab cake sliders, roast chicken, and other hearty pub grub served in a dining room outfitted with 16 big-screen TVs

Sandwiches and Salads at New York Deli (Half Off). Two Options Available.

New York Deli

North College Park

$10 $5

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New York–style sandwiches, housemade chicken salads, falafel, and wraps made with local pita bread

Three-Course Prix Fixe Dinner for Two or Four, or $7 for $15 Worth of Weekday Lunch at Azteca Restaurant and Cantina

Azteca Restaurant and Cantina

College Park

$15 $7

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3-course dinner begins with mixed-seafood ceviche followed by broiled tilapia & shrimp; lunch items include chicken fajitas & giant burritos

Lebanese Cuisine at Lebanese Taverna Restaurant in Bethesda (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Lebanese Taverna

Bethesda

$40 $24

Green-herb sauce enhances grilled lamb sharhat and lemon-cilantro-arak sauce washes over shrimp amid colored glass lanterns

$45 for an Indian and Nepalese Meal for Two at Himalayan Heritage ($82 Value)

Himalayan Heritage

Multiple Locations

$82 $45

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Biryani, tandoori-baked dishes, and other Indian and Nepalese dishes served amid cultural décor

$22 for $40 Worth of Indian Food and Drinks at Tandoori Nights

Tandoori Nights

Multiple Locations

$40 $22

Clay ovens prepare marinated boneless chicken breast, curry coats cubed goat and veggies, and biryani dishes top tables inside modern eatery

Deli Food or Catering at Heckman's Delicatessen (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Heckman's Delicatessen

Bethesda

$30 $15

New York–style deli serves sandwiches including corned beef, reuben; turkey, pastrami and brisket

Three-Course French Mediterranean Dinner for Two or Four at Brasserie Monte Carlo (Up to 42% Off)

Brasserie Monte Carlo

Bethesda

$92 $54

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French Mediterranean dishes such as fettuccine carbonara and braised beef short ribs in a red-wine reduction

Three-Course Portuguese Prix-Fixe Dinner for Two or Four at Tavira Restaurant (Up to 47% Off)

Tavira Restaurant

Chevy Chase

$92 $49

Fragrant stews, marinated steaks, and fresh seafood dishes introduce palates to the rich culinary history of Portugal

$22 for $40 Worth of Pub Food at Union Jack's British Pub

Union Jack's British Pub

Bethesda

$40 $22

British and American classics such as burgers, fish 'n' chips, and bangers and mash, served in casual atmosphere

Greek Dinner and Wine for Two or Four at Yamas (Up to 43% Off

Yamas

Bethesda

$75.70 $43

Create your own dinner from a mezze such as hummus, an entree of fish or moussaka, and a glass of Greek wine

$12 for $24 Worth of Indian and Nepalese Fare at Shangri-La in Bethesda

Shangri-La

Bethesda

$24 $12

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Indian and Nepalese cuisine prepared with fragrant spices, housemade marinades, and locally grown fruits and veggies

$12 for $20 Worth of Burgers and American Classics at Cheeburger Cheeburger

Cheeburger Cheeburger

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

1950s-inspired American eatery where more than 8,000,000 burgers can be built using the menu's selection of patties, toppings, and sauces

Lunch for Two, Indian Food for Two or Four, or Carryout at OM Fine Indian Cuisine (Up to 50% Off)

OM Fine Indian Cuisine

Central Rockville

$19.06 $12

Indian selections include butter chicken, vegetarian channa masala, and lamb korma in creamy yogurt sauce, all served with naan and rice

Chinese Dinner at Bob's Shanghai 66 (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Bob's Shanghai 66

Rockville

$30 $16

Sichuan-style beef noodles, spicy pork wontons, pork & shrimp shumai fried flounder with dry peppers, and lauded XLB, or pork soup dumplings

Teppanyaki Dinner and Sushi at Ginza Of Tokyo (Up to 33% Off). Two Pricing Options Available.

Ginza Of Tokyo

North Laurel

$45 $30

(35)

Hibachi chefs prepare savory dishes with sea foods, meats, and veggies; sushi chefs create artful maki rolls and sashimi

$16.50 for $30 Worth of Barbecue at RG's BBQ Cafe

RG's BBQ Cafe

North Laurel

$30 $16.50

Southern barbecue such as pit turkey, pulled pork, and baby back and spare ribs; homemade sides include corn bread and mac ‘n’ cheese

Delivery or Carryout Pizza, Subs, and More at Pizzaness (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Pizzaness

Glenn Dale

$20 $11

12 specialty pies covered in meat and veggie toppings, stuffed shells, italian meatballs subs, and wings in up to 40-piece batches

Last-Friday Event at Eden: Drinks, Sushi-Making, Painting, or Barbecue (Up to 71% Off)

Cafe Asia

Dupont Circle

$65 $25

Make sushi with Cafe Asia chefs, paint a picture, or lounge around hookahs at a rooftop barbecue; two drink tickets included

Indian Dinner with Appetizers, Dessert, and Wine for Two or Four at Heritage India (51% Off)

Heritage India (Wisconsin St)

Multiple Locations

$101.90 $50

Attention to detail is evident in the authentic elements that surround guests as they dine on savory Indian fusion cuisine

$50 for $100 Off Your Dinner Bill at Bobby Van's Steakhouse

Bobby Van's Steakhouse

Downtown

$100 $50

Famed steak house starts dinners with crab cakes and shrimp cocktails before weaving in porterhouses and filet mignon

$22 for $40 Worth of Bistro Seafood for Dinner at Nage

Nage Restaurant

Dupont Circle

$40 $22

Cooks blend French and American culinary styles to produce hearty seafood dishes infused with bistro flair at casual, upscale eatery

Italian Cuisine at Paper Moon (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Paper Moon

Paper Moon

$20 $12

Traditional Italian antipastos, pastas, and entrees

$12 for $20 Worth of Asian Cuisine at Wok and Roll

Wok and Roll

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$20 $12

Specialty sushi rolls, tempura, and Chinese entrees such as general tso's chicken, kung pao delight, and pineapple shrimp

$27 for $50 Toward American Bistro Brunch for Two Plates and Two Drinks Per Person

Rumors

Dupont Circle

$50 $27

Brunch classics include corn beef and hash, fried chicken and waffles, and huevos rancheros with eggs, cheese, and beans in a corn tortilla

Gastropub Food from Shaw's Tavern (Up to 48% Off). Three Options Available.

Shaw's Tavern

Washington DC

$30 $16

Brick walls and rustic wood accents surround feasts of Angus burgers, pulled-pork sandwiches, bbq ribs, and chicken and waffles

$9 for $15 Worth of Mexican Food at Super Tacos & Bakery

Super Tacos & Bakery

Washington D.C.

$15 $9

Traditional Mexican cooking inspired by regional staples, including tortas, chicken flautas, and tamales wrapped in banana leaves

$16 for $30 Worth of Belgian Cuisine at Sur La Place

Sur La Place

Foxhall - Palisades

$30 $16

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The Belgian eatery whips up 20-plus varieties of mussel and pan-seared fish filets amid red drapes and exposed brick

$10 for $17 Worth of Chinese Takeout from Spring Garden

Spring Garden

AU Park - Friendship Heights - Tenley

$17 $10

Massive menu of popular Chinese dishes such as peking duck with homemade pancakes, sweet-and-sour pork, vegetarian general tso's tofu

Indian and Pakistani Food for Two or Four, or for Takeout at Mayur Kabab House (Up to 56% Off)

Mayur Kabab House

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$30 $17

Indian and Pakistani dishes such as chicken karahi, chickpeas served with deep-fried puffed bread, and paneer-studded curries

Sunday Brunch or Mediterranean Food at Twist Dupont Restaurant (Up to 51% Off). Four Options Available.

Twist Dupont Restaurant

Dupont Circle

$70 $35

The kitchens bring together the flavors of worldly dishes made from scratch with gourmet Mediterranean-style spins and fresh ingredients

Dine-In or Carry-Out at i-Thai Restaurant & Sushi Bar (Up to 45% Off)

i-Thai Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Georgetown

$40 $22

Spicy mingles with sweet in traditional Thai dishes alongside Japanese-inspired entrees

$15 for $30 Worth of Italian Mediterranean and Eastern European Cuisine at LiLLiES Restaurant and Bar

LiLLiES Restaurant & Bar

Lillies Cafe

$30 $15

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Eastern European–influenced Italian Mediterranean dishes, such as lobster ravioli, goat-cheese panini, and greek omelets

$15 for $30 Worth of Indian Cuisine During Dinner at Cafe of India

Cafe of India

Friendship Heights

$30 $15

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Vegetarian stews, chickpea curries, and paneer alongside tandoori chicken, seafood masalas, and lamb curry

Indian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Rasoi Indian Kitchen (40% Off). Three Options Available.

Rasoi Indian Kitchen

Downtown

$30 $18

Tandoori dishes and aromatic curries served amid metal statues and mint-hued walls

$11 for a Large Specialty Pizza and Breadsticks at Jumbo Pizza ($22.75 Total Value)

Jumbo Pizza

U Street - Cardozo

$22.75 $11

Specialty pies topped with ingredients such as pesto, roasted red peppers, and gorgonzola cheese

$18 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Classic Diner Food at American City Diner ($36 Value)

American City Diner

Chevy Chase-DC

$12 $6

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Designed in the mold of classic Americana diners, this 24-hour eatery serves breakfast, burgers, milkshakes, and malts all day long

Raw-Food or Juice Cleanse, or Raw Food at Khepra's Raw Food Juice Bar. (Up to 60% Off) Five Options Available. 

Khepra's Raw Food Juice Bar

H Street - NoMa

$189 $79

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Chef Anu prescribes raw meals and 16-ounce juices made from fresh coconut water, leafy greens, citrus, and seeds to cleanse bodies

$13 for a Sandwich Meal for Two with Chips and Soft Drinks at White Apron Specialty Sandwiches (Up to $26.26 Value)

White Apron Specialty Sandwiches

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$26.26 $13

Sandwiches inspired by international flavors, such as the Greek Tuna with feta or the Chimichurri with roast beef and Argentine pesto

Ethiopian Cuisine for Two or Four at Axum Restaurant (Up to 52% Off)

Axum Restaurant

U Street - Cardozo

$24 $12

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Spongy pieces of injera soak up the spicy and herb-filled stews of doro wat, split lentils, sautéed spinach, and tender lamb

Indian and Pakistani Food at Aatish on the Hill (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Aatish On the Hill

Capitol Hill

$6 $3

Chefs fill charcoal-heated, clay tandoor oven with halal meats and vegetables to add subtle smoke to traditional Indian and Pakistani food

$15 for $30 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Flavors of India

Flavors of India

Washington

$30 $15

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Chefs draw inspiration from northern Indian recipes and culinary techniques, forging meaty, vegetarian, and vegan entrees for all palates

$27.50 for $50 Worth of Pan-Asian Cuisine and Drinks at Asian Spice

Asian Spice

Downtown - Chinatown - Penn Quarter

$50 $27.50

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Craft beers compliment dishes from Thailand, Japan, Korea, and beyond in a sleek three-floored dining room

Pub Food for Two, Four, or More at Uptown Tap House (Up to 50% Off)

Uptown Tap House

Washington

$40 $22

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As 20 HD TVs play the latest sports in the dining room, the pub’s cooks tirelessly craft their upscale take on classic bar food

Burger Meals or Brunch for Two at Desperados Burgers & Bar (Up to 31% Off)

Desperados Burgers & Bar

U Street

$56.45 $39

Take a bite out of custom burgers and signature frickles—fried pickles— or brunch benedicts and omelets with a spiked pitcher

$22 for $40 Worth of Mexican Food and Drinks at Haydee's Restaurant

Haydee's Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$40 $22

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Steak fajitas, spicy wings, and tightly wrapped burritos fill bellies in a festive atmosphere featuring live music, dancing, and karaoke

Wings, Sandwiches, and Wraps at DC Wings (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

DC Wings

Washington

$20 $11

Jumbo traditional wings and boneless wings served by the pound and coated in such sauces as hot garlic, citrus chipotle, and Mouth on Fire

American Bistro Cuisine for Two During Lunch or Dinner at Silo (Up to 45% Off)

Silo

Mount Vernon Square

$20 $12

Hearty dishes with a touch of elegance, from a crab-cake sandwich with jalapeno mayo and arugula to braised short ribs

Soul Food Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizer and Beer or Wine at Langston Bar & Grille (Up to 50% Off)

Langston Bar & Grille

Kingman Park

$68 $36

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Southern-style feasts of fried fish, chicken and waffles, and grits served in a cozy lounge space with patio seating and a full-service bar

Italian Dinner for Two or Four, Lunch for Two, or Lunch or Dinner Takeout at Ristorante i Ricchi (Up to 60% Off)

Ristorante i Ricchi

Dupont Circle

$169 $69

Diners choose from the full menu, including the risotto of the day, grilled lamb chops, jumbo lump crab cakes, calamari, and tiramisu

Steak and Seafood Dinner Cuisine for Two or Four at The Gryphon (Up to 41% Off). Groupon Reservation Required.

The Gryphon

Washington

$100 $59

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Restaurant borrows elements of different dining venues to create a social-house experience, wherein groups chat and pass shareable plates

Brunch and Bottomless Drinks for Two or Four at Cafe Mirasol (51% Off)

Cafe Mirasol

Dupont Circle

$82 $40

Groups dig into classic brunch fare while sipping on glasses of endless margaritas, mimosas, bloody marys, or sangria

Deli Sandwiches and Entrees from Brooklyn's Deli & Catering (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Brooklyn's Deli & Catering

Potomac

$30 $15

(54)

Classic deli preps hoagies, reubens, and tuna melts in addition to home-cooked pastrami and corned beef

$29 for Indian Dinner for Two Including One Appetizer, Two Entrees and Two Desserts at Cafe Taj (Up to 49% Off)

Cafe Taj

McLean

$58.43 $29.99

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Traditional tandoori dishes and curries served at Indian eatery with fountain and Romanesque columns

$22 for $40 Worth of Italian Food for Dinner at Assaggi Osteria

Assaggi Osteria

Mc Lean

$40 $22

(50)

Italian chef Domenico Cornacchia creates authentic food in trattoria-style eatery with raves from Viva Tysons and Washingtonian

Modern American Dinner Fare at The Curious Grape (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.

The Curious Grape

Fairlington - Shirlington

$40 $23

Pan-roasted sea scallops and summer heirloom tomato with mozzarella, plums, nectarines, and mint pesto shine with seasonal ingredients

$12 for $20 Worth of Contemporary American Food and Drink for Two at Bracket Room

Bracket Room

Clarendon - Courthouse

$20 $12

Chefs serve up elevated American pub food inside a custom-designed sports lounge lined with 35 infinity-edge televisions

Pan-Asian Cuisine for Dinner at Zen Bistro & Wine Bar (Up to 43% Off)

Zen Bistro & Wine Bar

Pentagon Row

$30 $17

Sushi, tapas, and entrees inspired by the diverse cooking traditions of Asia

Pan-Asian Cuisine at Asia Bistro- Pentagon Row (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.

Asia Bistro

Pentagon Row

$30 $17

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Pan-Asian spread includes fresh sushi, Chinese stir-fry, spicy Penang curry, and Korean bone-in ribs

$20 for $40 Worth of Middle Eastern Cuisine at Darna Restaurant

Darna Restaurant

Arlington

$40 $20

(34)

Middle Eastern cuisine from a variety of countries offers traditional meals of lamb, ground beef, and spice rice

American Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Potomac Restaurant (Half Off)

Potomac Restaurant

Foxcroft Heights

$50 $25

In a sophisticated setting with two plasma TVs, diners down flatbread sandwiches, brawny burgers, and omelets

International Cuisine at Delightful Food Court (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Delightful Food Court

North Rosslyn

$10 $5

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Various dishes such as orange chicken, Vietnamese pho noodle soup, hot wings, salad bar, pasta, and hot and cold sandwiches

$22 for $40 Worth of Indian Cuisine and Drinks at Zaika

Zaika

Zaika

$40 $22

Traditional and modern Indian menu includes tandoori-baked whole red snapper, tender marinated lamb, and crispy pakora veggies

$20 for $40 Worth of American and International Diner Food at Cesar's Diner

Cesar's Diner

Arlington

$40 $20

(68)

Stop in for an afternoon bite of staples such as bacon cheeseburgers, grilled cheese, club sandwiches, and pulled pork

Vietnamese Food at Saigon Saigon (Up to 37% Off). Two Options Available.

Saigon Saigon

Pentagon Row

$30 $19

Vietnamese dishes such as lemongrass-marinated chicken and hanoi beef noodle soup satiate diners nestled into comfy booths

$17 for $30 Worth of Northern Indian Food at Raaga Restaurant

Raaga Restaurant

Bailey's Crossroads

$30 $17

Northern Indian specialties including chicken tikka cooked in a clay oven and lamb vindaloo

Vietnamese Cuisine for Two or Four at Pho 88 (Up to 53% Off)

PHO 88

Falls Church

$15 $7

Pho, simmered with prime cuts of beef and served with fresh coriander leaves and lemon wedges; vermicelli noodles with lemongrass shrimp

Half Off Italian Cuisine at Italian Cafe (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Italian Cafe

Falls Church

$40 $20

(48)

Chefs whip up pizzas, 12 oz. portions of Angus steak, and mussels over linguine

$11 for $20 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Saathi Indian Restaurant

Saathi Indian Restaurant

Seven Corners

$20 $11

(17)

The menu spans fish and paneer curries, tandoor dishes, and meat-filled platters such as lamb vindaloo

Italian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Argia's (Up to 41% Off)

Argia's Restaurant

Falls Church

$22 $13

Fresh mussels and fish arrive daily at kitchens where chefs make focaccia bread and pastas such as ravioli and gnocchi by hand

Breakfast or Lunch and Drinks at Zandi’s Grill (48% Off). Two Options Available.

Zandi's Grill

South Gate

$20 $11

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Laid-back breakfasts or lunches with omelets and egg sandwiches, burgers, salads, and onion rings

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Before he owned K Town Bistro, Gonzalo Barba busied himself with feeding presidents and politicians at the Watergate Hotel. This experience, along with the rest of his 40 years in the restaurant industry, bred a respect for the careful balance of upscale cuisine and familiar atmosphere that characterizes many prestigious eateries. Gonzalo preserves this relationship today, serving K Town Bistro's European-inspired dishes in a warm, friendly setting marked by coral-colored walls and lace curtains.

The bistro's chefs pull from American, French, and English traditions when arranging their entrees. Beef wellington—filet mignon surrounded by a mushroom-liver mousse—is a crowd favorite, though it vies for the spotlight with seared salmon and lamb shanks. Lunchtime heralds crab-cake sandwiches and the omelet of the day, all of which are in the running to become the omelet of the eon. Guests can also pick their courses from a prix fixe menu and pair them with wines from Spain, France, Chile, and the United States.

3784 Howard Ave
Kensington,
MD
US

After a 23-year career working at the Hay Adams Hotel, Jose Cardenas branched out and opened his own restaurant, Jose's Grill. He brings many Latin American and Bolivian flavors to his menu, as he grew up eating those foods, but also works in dishes culled from his career at the hotel, resulting in a Latin-influenced selection of international dishes.

He shows off pure Bolivian flavors with his salte?as, beef-filled pastries filled with a sweet and spicy sauce center, much like the Earth's core. For the main course, he grills New York strip steaks and T-bones, saut?s shrimp scampi, and boils shellfish, fish, and octopus in the rich broth of his sopa de mariscos. He finishes off meals with a pair of sweet and creamy desserts: flan and cheesecake. He even adds special touches the two classic sweets, topping his flan with liquid caramel and icing his cheesecake with a layer of sweetened soft cheese mixed with cream and eggs.

11423 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring,
MD
US

The dark wood façade of Mezeh’s Mediterranean Grill creates a stylish, modern presence in the food court at Annapolis Mall. Patrons walk along the eatery’s glass case, first selecting a base for their meal—salad, rice, tortilla, or fresh-baked pita—to complement one of five fillings, including crisp rounds of falafel and morsels of chicken shawarma. Their dishes can be topped with tahini or spicy harissa sauce, along with vegetable blends such as red cabbage slaw or pickled turnips. All items on the menu are crafted without trans fats or preservatives, making them a healthy alternative to making ham sandwiches out of other ham sandwiches.

11160 Viers Mill Rd.
Wheaton,
MD
US

Even though Portuguese explorers couldn't pronounce the Swahili name for the African bird's eye chili—pili-pili—the sailors fully embraced its flavor shortly after landing in the region known today as Mozambique. Intrigued by the small, fiery pepper, they combined it with aromatic doses of herbs, garlic, and lemon to create the first peri-peri sauce. That sauce eventually became a wildly popular marinade for poultry, and the tasty concoction made its way to South Africa over the next several centuries. There, in 1987, two friends decided to honor this culinary legacy by founding the first Nando's Peri-Peri restaurant. The eatery continued to remain true to its South African roots, even while expanding to encompass locations in 24 countries across four continents.

Beginning with fresh chickens that never see the inside of a kitchen freezer, the chefs furtively marinate the birds in a secret peri-peri sauce for 24 hours before grilling them over an open flame. Diners dictate the heat level of their order, requesting that the grilled chicken arrive relatively mild or that wings be slathered with even more incendiary spices. The succulent chicken can be plated with hearty side dishes—such as Portuguese-style rice with herbs and peppers or peas with mint—or served in the form of a sandwich, wrap, or pita. To complement the menus' African flavors, Nando's worldwide locations collectively feature more than 4,000 pieces of African artwork.

924 Ellsworth Dr
Silver Spring,
MD
US

In the dead of night in 1976, the Abi-Najm family boarded a cargo ship bringing only what they could carry; an escape from Civil War in Lebanon called for a quick getaway. They traveled across the ocean to safety in Arlington, Virginia, where they were able to open a small cafe in 1979. To save money, they changed the eatery?s name from ?Athenian Taverna? to ?Lebanese Taverna? so that they only had to update one word on the eatery?s marquee.

From these modest beginnings grew a series of eateries that today comprises of six cafes and four quick-service caf?s, all still operated by the Abi-Najm clan. One look at the menu explains the success: chicken shawarma, spicy hummus, lamb tartare?all Lebanese staples that helped the restaurant earn a spot on Northern Virginia magazine's list of 25 Iconic Eats. There's even kibbeh, or stuffed meatballs, which blend ground beef, lamb, almonds, and pine nuts into fried spheres suitable for felling miniature bowling pins on top of the table before entrees arrive. The decor is as striking as the cuisine; inside the Bethesda location, light filters through the colored glass lanterns that decorate the dining room.

933 Ellsworth Dr.
Silver Spring,
MD
US

Pronounced “AH-beets,” Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza sets itself apart from more familiar pie prototypes with a crunchy yet chewy, stone oven-cooked crust, irregular shape, and massive size. Combining their roots in fine dining with a dedication to fresh and simple Italian cuisine, Pete’s chefs make the gluten-free pizza crust in-house each day and top pies with savory sauce and locally-sourced toppings that are farm-fresh, organic, or made in house. Their artisan approach means that each apizza emerges with its own imperfectly round shape, primarily served in 18-inch whole pies, single slices, or doughy maps of ancient Greek city-states.

Pete’s menu also encompasses wheat- and egg-based pastas including goat cheese and basil ravioli, homemade lasagna, and spaghetti Bolognese. The fortress of feasting also channels the vibes of a neighborhood bar with a variety of draft and bottled beers, eclectic décor, and oven doors that bark out patrons’ names when they walk through the door.

962 Wayne Ave
Silver Spring,
MD
US