Suburbs. DC is synonymous with them. There’s a good chance if someone says they’re from DC or work here, they actually mean Maryland or Virginia. And if they say Maryland, they probably mean the Bethesda area.

If you’re out here because that’s where you live or work, there are some excellent eating options on the other side of that monstrous Bethesda metro escalator. Read on for our favorite lunch and dinner spots in the area.


Mon Ami Gabi
7239 Woodmont Ave

Mon Ami Gabi does some very good French food, in a traditional, big French bistro-ish setting. We’re fans of the overall vibes here, and it’s a good place for a nice date or a family dinner. Steak frites is the move because red meat and fries is always the move, no matter what language the menu is written in.