Divino Lounge & Restaurant
A sophisticated Argentine lounge that feels like a Latin supper club.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Cynthia Hacinli
Comments () | Published October 12, 2006

Divino Lounge & Restaurant
Address: 7345-B Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 240-497-0300
Neighborhood: Bethesda/Glen Echo
Cuisines: South American, Tapas/Small Plates, Argentinian
Opening Hours: Open for lunch Tuesday through Friday 11:30 to 2. Open for dinner Monday through Thursday 5:30 to 10, Friday and Saturday 5:30 to 11, and Sunday 5:30 to 10.
Nearby Metro Stops: Bethesda
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Argentine-style grilled sweetbreads with fresh lemon; shrimp in a garlic white-wine sauce; worth-the-wait seafood and Valencia paellas (pork, duck, sausage, chicken); the parrillada, a riot of short ribs, sausages, skirt steak, and sweetbreads sided with
Price Details: Tapas, $5 to $10. Lunch appetizers, $5 to $7; entrees, $7 to $22. Dinner appetizers, $5 to $14; entrees, $18 to $35.


THE SCENE. There are really two scenes at this sleek Argentine eatery: One is in the lounge out front, where stylish twentysomethings quaff cocktails and make a meal of South American tapas; the other's in the dining room, a romantic lair with red walls and edgy collages.

WHAT YOU'LL LOVE. The supper-clubby feel and a mostly South American wine list that's full of good deals.

Service can be slow and uninformed. You can't order from the tapas menu in the dining room (though waiters occasionally can be sweet-talked into it).

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