Bethesda’s Restaurant Scene

Avi Galanti

With over 200 restaurants, Bethesda, Maryland has a diverse and thriving food scene. There are numerous options for different cuisines, price points, and atmospheres, making it a great destination for foodies and diners looking for a new culinary experience. From casual eateries to fine-dining establishments, Bethesda’s restaurant scene has something to offer for everyone.
Whether you’re in the mood for a quick bite or a fine dining experience, let’s explore some of the best restaurants in Bethesda:

Spanish Diner

Chef José Andrés and his team decided to bring this exciting restaurant to Bethesda, where José and his family reside. The menu at Spanish Diner is quintessentially Spanish, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find these dishes at any restaurant in Spain as these are the recipes that are found at home, shared around the kitchen table with family and friends, generation after generation. You’ll find hearty stews, classic tapas, fresh salads and vegetables, and the delectable Madrid specialty, Huevos Rotos Casa Lucio, fried eggs with crispy potatoes, and a choice of Spanish meat.

Gringos & Mariachis

Gringos & Mariachis is a Mexican restaurant that serves up delicious, authentic Mexican dishes. The restaurant has a lively atmosphere and is perfect for a fun night out with friends. Sit inside or on the covered outdoor patio. They have an extensive tequila menu, and their guacamole is made fresh to order, which is a great way to start your meal.

Black’s Bar & Kitchen

Black’s Bar & Kitchen is a seafood restaurant that offers fresh and sustainable seafood dishes. The restaurant is known for its oysters, which are served raw or grilled. They also have a great selection of wines, which pair perfectly with their seafood dishes.

Barrel & Crow

Barrel & Crow is a cozy and inviting restaurant that serves American comfort food, has a great selection of craft beers, and their mac and cheese is a must-try dish. Try the brunch on weekends for a great way to start your day.

Duck Duck Goose

This French-inspired bistro serves up classic French dishes with a modern twist. The restaurant has a great selection of cocktails, and their charcuterie board is a great way to start your meal. The restaurant also offers a brunch menu on weekends, which is a great way to enjoy a lazy Sunday morning.
Whether you’re in the mood for Spanish tapas, Mexican cuisine, seafood, American comfort food, French-inspired bistro dishes, or fine dining, Bethesda has something to offer for everyone. Be sure to check them out and let us know what you think!

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