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.
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.
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 a good option), thick burgers, lump crab cakes and ribs. Chunky brisket chili, either on its own or on nachos, is a winner.
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.
On the first floor of the Galvan at Twinbrook building, this hot pot spot features a conveyor belt where food travels to diners. A prix fixe all-you-can-eat menu allows you to create your meal at your table using one of the stationed iPads. Choose from a selection of noodles, vegetables and meat to add to a bowl of hot stock, then do it again if you're still hungry.
Tan and brown décor lends a cozy vibe to this 4,700-square-foot Kentlands restaurant. The owners ran the popular Vasili's Mediterranean Grill in another Kentlands location for more than a decade before closing it to focus on Vasili's Kitchen. The Mediterranean menu is heavy on seafood dishes.
The Indian fusion-style dishes at this Woodmont Triangle restaurant range from vegetarian entrees such as Paneer Makhan Masala (cottage cheese cubes in a tomato cream sauce) and Maa Ki Dal (creamy black lentils) to meat-based dishes such as Lamb Vindaloo (with a spicy curry sauce) and Murgh Tikka Masala (boneless grilled chicken sauteed in a creamy tomato sauce).