Guide to Bethesda GO EAT Clyde’s ($$) 5441 Wisconsin Avenue 301.951.9600 Excellent American dishes, voted “Best American Restaurant” by Bethesda Magazine’s readers. Woodsy décor. Houston’s Restaurant ($$$) 7715 Woodmont Avenue 301.656.9755 Traditional American restaurant with a large menu. Intimate, with dim lighting, but lively as well. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse ($$$$) 7315 Wisconsin Avenue 301.652.7877 A traditional rustic steakhouse with a touch of elegance. A superb menu of market-fresh, flavorful steaks, seafood, veal, and chicken. Austin Grill ($$) 7278 Woodmont Avenue 301.656.1366 An upbeat restaurant with Tex-Mex cuisine. Excellent sandwiches and salads with a Southwestern twist. Jaleo ($$) 7271 Woodmont Avenue 301.913.0003 A wide variety of seasonal tapas. Uncle Julio’s Fine Mexican Food ($$) 4870 Bethesda Avenue 301.656.2981 A vibrant and rustic setting with a large Tex-Mex menu and a choice of fine tequilas. Starbuck’s Coffee 7140 Wisconsin Avenue 301.652.5941 Assaggi Restaurant ($$$) 4838 Bethesda Avenue 301.951.1988 Northern Italian cuisine with a touch of modernity. Simple yet elegant dishes made in house daily. Persimmon ($$$) 7003 Wisconsin Avenue 301.654.9860 A contemporary restaurant offering excellent American cuisine, Persimmon has been awarded the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Features outdoor dining. Pines of Rome ($$) 4709 Hampden Lane 301.657.8775 A simple and inexpensive Italian restaurant that serves all the basics and makes you feel at home. Great food and even better prices. Grapeseed ($$$) 4865 Cordell Ave # C 301.986.9592 An American bistro and wine bar, Grapeseed offers a variety of dishes to highlight the nuances of each wine of their extensive wine selection. La Miche ($$$$) 7905 Norfolk Avenue 301.986.1337 Two sophisticated dining areas with a prix fixe and a la carte menu that changes daily. Champagne brunch every Sunday. Black’s Bar & Kitchen ($$$) 7750 Woodmont Ave. 301.652.5525 Powered 100% by wind energy, Black’s Bar & Kitchen serves a refined menu of Modern American Cuisine with an emphasis on regional seafood and organic ingredients. Tara Thai Restaurant ($$) 4828 Bethesda Avenue 301.657.0488 A modern delight with eccentric décor, outdoor seating, and generous portions. Athenian Plaka ($$) 7833 Woodmont Avenue 301.986.1337 Traditional dishes such as spanakopita, moussaka and baklava are favorites. Family owned and friendly. Live music every Friday. www.strategicresults.com Faryab Restaurant ($$) 4917 Cordell Ave 301.951.3484 Offering authentic Afghan fare, Faryab pleases meat-lovers and vegetarians alike. Mia’s Pizzas ($) 4926 Cordell Ave 301.718.6427 GO SEE International Spy Museum 800 F Street, NW 202.393.7798 Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Take your curiosity for sleuthing for an adventure in this highly entertaining museum where past meets present in a web of cunning and secrets. Learn the history of espionage and a few “tricks of the trade”. Old Town Trolley Tours 2640 Reed Street NE 202.832.9800 Hours: 9a.m. - 4p.m See Washington D.C. at your own pace with Old Town Trolleys which allow passengers to get off and get on as they desire. These two hour trips are informative and entertain visitors with historical facts and anecdotes about the city. Arlington National Cemetery Across the Memorial Bridge 703.607.8000 Hours: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. One of our nation’s most beloved historical sites, Arlington National Cemetery is nestled amongst rolling hills just south of Washington D.C. This thought-provoking site honors more than 260,000 American heroes and their families. Notables include John F. Kennedy, Boxing legend Joe Louis, President William Howard Taft, and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. GO SHOP Montgomery Mall 7101 Democracy Boulevard 301.469.6025 Indoor mall with large department stores, smaller designer specialty shops, and an eatery. Union Station and East Hall Gallery of Shops 50 Massachusetts Avenue NE 202.371.9441 Enjoy shopping while immersing yourself in history. The old Union Station has been refurbished to its early 20th-Century magnificence to give you a unique shopping experience. Unique stores include Mint Shop, President Cigars, The Great Train Store and Political Americana. Mazza Gallerie 5300 Wisconsin Ave., NW. 202.685.5335 A small upscale shopping mall, Mazza Gallerie features high end department stores including Neiman Marcus, Sak’s Fifth Avenue Men’s Store and Williams Sonoma.