Taste Of Bethesda
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Question and Answer

First, we are new to DC and a friend recommended your site for getting to know Washington’s food scene.  As a result, we really enjoy DC Foodies; it is a fabulous site! Next, we are having family visit Washington for the first time over Thanksgiving and we want to eat dinner out… Any good recommendations for a great Washington holiday experience?  Any insights are greatly appreciated!


Wow! You're really planning ahead there. Every year I do a Thanksgiving post where I detail which restaurants in the area are open for the holidays and what they're offering. Here's my post from last year. It should give you a good idea of what places will be open this year as well.




Just wanted to say thanks for a great web site.  I love going out to restaurants in DC...however, I'm still a grad student so I don't want to waste my money on a restaurant that's well known but not really worth it.  Your reviews are really helpful. 

Have you checked out the Little Fountain Cafe in Adams Morgan? I'm taking my boyfriend there for his birthday and I've heard great things about it.


Here's my post from my last trip to Little Fountain Cafe. You'll notice that the last time I was there, it was January 2004, so I can't speak to how good it is lately. However, I know that Tom Sietsema of The Post never hesitates to drop recs for Little Fountain Cafe in his weekly chats. It's a great place for a romantic dinner. Service, food and ambiance are excellent for that special evening out.




I see you are a big fan of Indian.  I'd be interested to hear what you think of the new-ish Delhi Club in Arlington (Clarendon).  I live in the area and used to rely on Delhi Dhaba for my Indian fix, but recently have had some not-so-great experiences there (super-greasy shrimp jalfrezy, fatty lamb vindaloo, hard rice).  If you've tried it, let me know what you think.


Well, I noticed this place the other day when I was driving through Arlington. I was like, "Hey that's new!" and I almost stopped in, but instead, I ended up going to The Italian Store. I agree with your prognosis of Delhi Dhaba - the quality of their food has really taken a turn for the worse in the last year. I used to frequent the location by UDC, but now I rarely go. Has anyone out there been to Delhi Club yet?




LOVE Little Fountain. Go, go, go! And try the chocolate chip bread pudding for dessert.


Delhi Club is definitely worth trying- Tom S. recommends it as well. I could live on their tandoori chicken wings and butter chicken.


I had to work on Christmas last year so cooking a big meal was out of the question. Instead we went to Farenheit at the Ritz-Carlton and had an extraordinary meal. Might wanna check them out for Thanksgiving...


Delhi Club is pretty good. I hav to admit that I always try the same two dishes (what can I say, I am a sucker for spinach and lumps of homemade cheese!) but I definitely enjoy my meal there. Dlhi Dhaba has been underwhelming me recently...but that damn mix and match platter is too quick and easy to resist for a night of takeout, wine and a movie.


I am new to the DC area. My boyfriend and I used to frequent and Indian buffet in our last living location. I have noticed buffets for lunch, but are there any Indian restaurants that offer a buffet for dinner?

Miss Penny Lane

Indique is some of the best Indian in the city, and pretty reasonably priced. The ambiance is really lovely (everything imported from India). The location is Cleveland Park, but they have lower-priced Bombay Bistro restaurants in Fairfax and Rockville, and are opening a new Indique in Friendship Heights by years end...

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