Best Bethesda Restaurants for Dinner in 2018

Bethesda has a growing selection of fine-dining restaurants to satisfy even the most picky eaters. Choose from southern-style, fine-dining Chinese, authentic Korean, and some of the freshest seafood on the East Coast – all in Bethesda. Check out our list of the best dinner restaurants in Bethesda in 2018 and visit your favorite tonight!

Barrel and CrowBarrel Crow Food

Barrel and Crow creates humble, southern-influenced cuisine, but don’t let that make you think it’s boring. Start your night at Barrel and Crow with a custom cocktail, wine, scotch, or bourbon from the restaurant’s extensive selection. Then choose from a wide selection of entrees – many include perks like house-made pasta or bread created by experienced pastry chef Rita Garruba.

Address: 4867 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone:(240) 800-3253

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Menu Highlights: Smoked Moulard Duck Breast with Huckleberry Sauce, Grilled Hanger Steak & Frites with a Morel Herb Butter, Lamb Bolognese with house-made fettuccine, and Cheddar Cheese Grits with Smoked Tomato Coulis

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.;  Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Q By Peter Chang

Peter Chang is infamous along the East Coast for his take on traditional Suician dishes. Q by Peter Chang is his flagship restaurant – in fact, Q stands for “Qujian” which means flagship in Chinese. This restaurant is the largest in Peter Chang’s growing restaurant empire.

Address: 4500 East West Highway #100, Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone:(240) 800-3722

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Menu Highlights: Peking Duck with house-made pancakes, Jade Shrimp with Crispy Rice Cracker, Sweet & Sour Red Snapper, Dragon Eggplant with Spicy Garlic Sauce, Golden Mountain Chicken

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. & 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.;  Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Kapnos KouzinaKapnos Kouzina

Kapnos Kouzina is Mike Isabella’s third Greek concept restaurant with a unique focus on communal dining. Whether you order many small plates or one large plate, the whole table is meant to share.

Address: 4900 Hampden Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone:(240) 800-3722

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Menu Highlights: Marinated Salmon Kabab, Rack of Lamb, Charred Octopus, Smoked Lamb Shoulder

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.;  Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

House of Milae

House of Milae opened in 2013 as the first authentic Korean restaurant in Bethesda. Choose from one of many traditional Korean dishes, or try one of their twists on classic Korean cuisine.

Address: 4932 St Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone:(301) 654-1997

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Menu Highlights: Hot Stone Bibimbap, MILAE Grilled Chicken Bulgogi, Korean Friday dumplings

Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.;  Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Sunday, 4:30 p.m.  to 9 p.m.

Villain & Saint

This music venue/restaurant in downtown Bethesda is intended to unite all ages around rock n’ roll music. The theme Villain & Saint is reflected on their menu through a mix of traditional bar food and lighter (but delicious) fare like the Roasted Beet Salad. An extensive whiskey and bourbon list completes this unique restaurant.

Address: 7141 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone:(240) 800-4700

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Menu Highlights: Baked Crab Cake Sandwich, Pan Seared Salmon Burger, Salt Roasted Beets Salad, Zucchini Pancakes

Hours: Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.;  Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m

Passage To India

Passage to India is the top Indian restaurant in Bethesda. The head chef trained in Mumbai and has worked in New York & Dallas before settling in Bethesda. He’s cooked for Nelson Mandela and the Clinton family and serves Indian food from all regions of India.

Address: 4931 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: (301) 656-3373

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Menu Highlights: Curried Mussels, Samosa Chaat, Chicken Tikka, Begumi Khazana, Lamb Coco Fry

Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. & 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.;  Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. & 5 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.

PassionFish Bethesda

PassionFish Bethesda is devoted to the freshest East Coast seafood and head chef Jeff Tunks mission is to serve the very best seafood in Bethesda. Plus, an extensive Kids Menu makes this spot a welcome place for kids.

Address: 7187 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: (301) 358-6116

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Menu Highlights: Fresh Oysters, Wild Wellfleet Clams, Sushi, Caramelized Day Boat Scallops, Steamed Blue Hill Bay Mussels & Fries

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.;  Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.