The owners of The Daily Dish in Silver Spring serve comfort food made with local ingredients in a 2,800-square-foot space in Kensington. Maryland crab soup, steak frites, burgers and house-made desserts are on the menu. Children’s menu, L, D, $$
This Chesapeake-style seafood eatery features small plates, salads, sandwiches and entrees. The sampler of four grilled oysters—with ingredients such as coconut rum and cucumber relish—showcases the namesake item.
There’s nothing like dipping bits of bread, vegetables and apples into a communal pot of hot cheese to get a date or a party started. The Melting Pot chain also offers wine, oil or broth to cook meat tableside and chocolate fondue for dessert.
Along with the classic flapjacks on this chain’s menu, you’ll find flavor-packed items such as apple pancakes with a cinnamon sugar glaze. And it’s not just pancakes to pick from: The restaurant serves a variety of waffles, crepes, eggs and omelets. This location stays open until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Along with the classic flapjacks on this chain’s menu, you’ll find flavor-packed items such as apple pancakes with a cinnamon sugar glaze. And it’s not just pancakes to pick from: The restaurant serves a variety of waffles, crepes, eggs and omelets.
This 6,200-square-foot, 200-seat Asian food hall, not far from Rockville Town Square, includes a handful of vendors, including Mian Pull Noodle (dumplings and noodle dishes), Poki DC (the Hawaiian-inspired raw fish dish called poke) and Alpaca Dessert (shaved snow ice and ice cream-filled waffle cones).
Named after the classic curry recipe, Tikka Masala serves its namesake dish with a choice of four proteins—chicken, shrimp, lamb and paneer (cheese). Other classic Indian meat dishes and vegetarian entrees (including chickpea curry and cauliflower vindaloo) are also on the menu.
This Bethesda institution has moved to the space formerly occupied by Urban Heights. The second-floor, window-filled corner location perfectly suits its sports bar persona, and the vast rooftop is ideal for outdoor drinking, snacking and socializing. The menu has what you’d expect in an American bar: a variety of wings (Poho-style, grilled and smoky, are
Down-to-earth and hospitable Greek/Mediterranean restaurant dishes out top-notch and unfussy small plates and entrees. Choose among a variety of dips, vegetarian mezze, souvlaki, sausages, simple broiled items, and more involved fish and lamb dishes. Save room for the baklava.
Health-focused chain prides itself on serving fresh ingredients and features an open kitchen. The eclectic, multicultural menu changes from season to season, and includes sandwiches, salads and pizza. Beer, wine and fresh-fruit and vegetable cocktails are also available. Voted “Best Restaurant for Vegetarian Dishes” by Bethesda Magazine readers in 2020.
Loud and large, this Tex-Mex eatery packs in families and revelers fueling up on fajitas, tacos and more. Kids love to watch the tortilla machine. Voted “Best Mexican Restaurant” by Bethesda Magazine readers in 2020 and “Most Kid-Friendly Restaurant” in 2021.