4865 Cordell Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
Neighborhood: Bethesda/Glen Echo
Cuisines: Modern, American
Open Monday through Saturday 5 to close. Closed Sunday.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Bethesda
Price Range: Expensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Roasted piquillo pepper with goat cheese; fried oysters in beurre blanc; smoked trout with pears and crème fraîche; mushroom fricassee; calamari with chorizo and lemon; lobster in caramel sauce; roasted balsamic chicken; grilled quail; braised short ribs;
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available, Party Space, Good for Groups
Scene: Food Specials
Happy Hour Details:
Monday through Friday 5 to 7 $5 appetizers, $5 select wines and premium rail cocktails.
Happy Hour Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Cuisine: This wine bar/restaurant pairs whimsical-but-not-cutesy fare with sips from around the globe. The nearly 500 wines, $6 to $20 by the glass, are also available in inexpensive tasting portions.
Mood: Although there’s plenty of goblet swirling and chatter about the subtleties of, say, the cellar’s 37 Pinot Noirs, the blond-wood restaurant doesn’t feel pretentious. One category on the wine list is “kinda sweet, sorta dry.”
Best for: Wine flights with friends; casual dates that still feel special.
Best dishes: Roasted piquillo pepper oozing goat cheese; fried oysters swabbed in bacony beurre blanc; ultra-rich mushroom fricassee; sauté of calamari with chorizo and lemon; lobster in spicy-sweet Vietnamese-style caramel sauce; roasted balsamic chicken.
Insider tips: Lunch specials abound. Tuesday through Friday there are three $6 shrimp specials plus a special of $12 for two courses chosen from the regular menu.
Open Monday and Saturday for dinner, Tuesday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Expensive.