About Food Wine and Co.
Food Wine and Co. is a unique neighborhood Bistro where creative comfort food is paired with an extensive global selection of wine & beer. Our menu showcases an evolution of familair dishes using the freshest ingredients & innovative techniques.
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thur: 11:30 am - 10 pm
Fri: 11 am - 11 pm
Sat: 4 pm - 11 pm
Sun: 5 pm - 9 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Kindly note that we offer discounted parking in the building parking lot after 5 pm with validation. Street meter parking is also available for your convenience.
Bethesda Metro, Red Line
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Banquet room up to 50 seats
Located in the heart of downtown Bethesda, Food Wine & Company is an upscale American Bistro selected as one of the “100 Best Restaurants.” We provide a unique approach to classic favorites coupled with more adventurous fare, a distinctive beverage program, and good hearted hospitality.
Food Wine and Co. Ratings and Reviews
We regularly meet here with friends, and love the wine list and food. Their service is always excellent.
Lots of great, fresh seafood on the menu. The paella-style seafood risotto was delicious. Quick, good service and a very convenient location.
This has become our go to restaurant before we go to the Roundhouse Theater. The service is good, so we can eat leisurely with plenty of time to get to the theater. We had small plates this time and the spaghetti squash was delicious, deviled eggs amazing. Always a good experience,
A bit dissapointed
We have been here many times and always has been good. This time not so good. Except for the great brussels sprouts and our glasses of wine, our other 2 dishes left a lot to be desired. First the flatbread- basically just some plain pita bread with a few toppings. It didn't even look appetizing. Absolutely not worth the price and our server said it was his favorite one! then the steak salad, although had enough meat lacked the salad dimension. Very little salad and other ingredients that were advertised. We left appreciating the pretty ambience but not feeling great about the meal
The appetizers were delicious, our entrees not so much. I substituted spaghetti squash for pasta with the mushrooms ragout and it did not taste good at all. Good wine - but I thought overpriced at $14 - $17 a glass. I would not go back.
I've eaten here numerous times, both for lunch and dinner, and I've never had a bad meal! The menu constantly changes with the seasons, which is great, and there is always a good variety of options. The staff is always great, very attentive. And the food!! It's one of my go-to spots in Bethesda to guarantee a great meal!! Love it!
The place to go in Bethesda
Food and Wine is our go to place in Bethesda. Consistently great food, service and ambiance. I would recommend for any occasion.
Wonderful Food and Excellent Service
Though it was a bit noisy, I was throughly impressed all around. I have multiple allergies and the waiter went above and beyond to confirm every ingredient in multiple dishes. The food was absolutely incredible and the bill was surprisingly reasonable. A great dining experience that I highly recommend.
It was fantastic as usual, the service was great the food was fantastic and the atmosphere vibrant. We are never disappointed when we come here. It's nice to know that you can expect this from an area restaurant. We'll be back soon.
The deviled eggs were good. Steak was to ...
The deviled eggs were good. Steak was tough and I was shocked. Waitress could care less. Took her a long time to take order and did not care if we needed anything. Please train her.
All around good place
Really enjoyed dinner here. The flatbreads are delicious. Great wine list. Best parking is a 2 hr lot across the street behind the farmers market lot.
Food Wine & Co., had a number of very good points and one problem. The service staff merit great praise: they were polite, fast, attentive and unobtrusive when needed. The waiter knew the menu very well and his wines even better. The wine turned out exactly as described by the waiter; something that does not happen often. My son and I shared two appetizers (deviled eggs and charred octopus) and each a main course (the super hamburger for him and crab cakes for me). They were all very good but the chef seems determined to produce food that will offend no one. I liked everything but none of it got my attention. The deviled eggs, the hamburger and the crab cakes were high quality but with taste dumbed down to the lowest common denominator of good. The octopus was the sole exception and could compete with similar cephalopods on offer in Greek and Italian restaurants. If you want no surprises, however, in your food you could not do better than Food Wine & Co. For the price, I expected a little bit more risk taking on the chef's part.
My wife and I have eaten at Food, Wine & Co. many times and have always had a good meal.
Best burger in area
The truffle burger is amazing and so are the sides including the mac and cheese and brussel sprouts! It took a while to get our food, but it was very fresh so definitely worth it. The server we had was quite forgetful and got our drinks mixed up twice, but overall it was still a great experience!
We couldn't hear each other
The food we received was delicious. However, the noise was so loud that our server didn't hear our entire order. What could have been an outstanding dining experience was spoiled by the noise level.
Great food - wine next time
Went to Food & Wine Co during Lent so could not take advantage of their impressive wine list. But I will be back. The menu is interesting and varied. To start I had the crispy brussell sprouts. Nice char, meaty sprouts with a tangy/sweet dressing. Delicious. My companion had the beet salad and was very satisfied. Yes, beet salads are on EVERY menu, but still delicious, not to mention healthy. We both opted for burgers. I got the lamb burger which was fabulous. Cooked perfectly, and the arugula, tomato jam and yogurt sauce were perfect accompaniments. The house truffle burger looked delicious - nice brioche bun, thick burger and a wonderful topping of crispy onion straws. Service was good but not great, and the restaurant was not crowded (early on a weekend).
Good lunch, good food
I went there with a friend from out of town and it was delicious.
Not worth it
We were expecting more. The service was sloppy and felt rushed. It was a Saturday night and while we appreciate the need for table turnover, it's also date night and we'd prefer to feel like welcome guests rather than rushed "cogs in a wheel." The food was overrated and pricey, not to mention chinzty portions. We had the scallops and something billed as a paella but really nothing more than another mussels dish. Both were ho-hum and bland. Rum cake was also nothing to write home about
We enjoyed the charcouterie and the roased cauliflower for appetizers. Both outstanding in flavor and generous portions. My companion had the truffled burger with truffled french fries -- this was outstanding food. The burger featured both fried onions and pickled onions which really set off the juicy meat. I had the mussels in one of the signature skillets. A generous and tasty portion cooked to perfection. The only problem with our meal was that we were too stuffed for the desserts (which looked gorgeous). Love this restaurant!
excellent all aroud
appetizers, entrees, service, wine all excellent! we will be back!
This place has good food and has a great vibe. They dont rush you and the atmosphere is lively.
Lively atmosphere, great menu!
I've been here several times. It's always hopping. The wait staff is excellent -- friendly, enthusiastic without being overbearing, and knowledgeable. The food is always delicious, and the menu is interesting, even for foodies. The orange creme brûlée was the hit of the evening!
Better on the eyes than on the ears
This is an attractive restaurant but extremely noisy. The piped in music makes conversation very difficult. The salmon with lentils was good but the grilled brussel sprouts were swimming in grease. Nearly $100 for an ordinary lunch with beer but without dessert. Poor value
The name says it all!
With a varied and delicious menu and an extensive wine & beer list, Food Wine & Company is first class. Our waiter was excellent, and the food showed up quickly. We'll be back!
Food was very tasty! The Hamburger with mushrooms was way more than a meal. Excellent customer service.
Tater Tots and cauliflower appetizer were amazing
Tater Tots and Cauliflower appetizer were amazing. Ambiance was very nice. Service was good.
romantic food but music didn't match
WE loved our meal but wish that the choice of music in the wine room was a better match for the romance of Valentine's Day. Electronica in the wine room seemed strange and definitely too loud for a romantic meal.
Overall food experience was just okay. D ...
Overall food experience was just okay. Drinks were very good. Our server was helpful and knowledgeable. He was great. They accommodated our table change request to a booth, which we appreciated.
Sam, our server, was great. Really enjo ...
Sam, our server, was great. Really enjoyed the meal.
Excellent beer selection
While the restaurant has wine in its title, the beer list is better than most places. Service was excellent and I enjoyed the food. My main concern is that most items on the menu contain things that I don't enjoy, like mushrooms. Non-happy hour beer prices are significantly inflated. It's hard to justify such an increase over retail price without any added value.
Great ambiance, service in back room not great
Loved the bar and the atmosphere but we were pretty much forgotten once we were seated in the back. Lining the walls with wine bottles looks great but it gets old pretty quickly to be interrupted 3 times by various waiters who are reaching over, above, and around you to grab a bottle. Mussels were so-so, truffle burger was great.
Excellent food, service, bar, oysters, desserts.
One of our favorite restaurants in the DC area. Drinks are well done, food is excellent and local. Steak is great, but so is the seafood, salads, desserts. We return whenever we can.
So Glad You're in the Hood!
I've been wanting to try Food Wine & Co. ever since the restaurant opened because it looked like it was a great space, and the menu looked quite enticing. I have to say that it did not disappoint! There was a creative list of specials added to the regular menu, and everything we ordered was delicious. I highly recommend all of the share plates, especially the gorgonzola flatbread. And the pork tenderloin was moist and flavorful. If the food and ambience isn't enough to lure you in, the staff was excellent as well! Our sever, Mark, was friendly, knowledgeable, and willing to spend time explaining the menu to us. The bar scene was hopping as well. I look forward to going back!
Not what we remembered
Four of us went to Food and Wine on Saturday evening. My husband and I had been there sometime ago and loved it. My husband had lobster curry soup and pasta. He thought both were flavorless, as well as his dessert. My son ordered a skirt steak medium. It came rare and he sent it back. And waited. He then ate about 3/4 of it and we took the rest home for the dog. I happened to look at it and it was still very rare, after it was sent back for cooking. He did not complain about it and I only noticed it later. I liked my beef marrow bone and deviled eggs. We will not be returning.
Tasty but overpriced
I won't return to Food Wine and Co. In order to get a decent glass of wine I paid $15. No way to have a second glass at that price. The bread was white and mushy. The rockfish, while tasty and well prepared, was a small piece with little accompanying it. For $30. I spent almost $60 on a small entree, glass of wine, tax, tip.
Good food and great service.
My family went out to celebrate a birthday. The staff was very attentive and the food and drinks were very good! We will be coming back!
EXCELLENT Food Wine & Co
The name of the place tells you what they offer, but what you really need to know is that the food is terrific and the wine list is, too – not surprising, considering that it's easy to imagine you're dining in a posh wine cellar. I'm a vegetarian and found more than enough options
The paella was remarkable and the bourbo ...
The paella was remarkable and the bourbon selection impressive.
Excellent as always!
I have been there several times and have introduced Food & Wine to a few of my friends. My girlfriend and I love this place and its seasonal menu. There's always something different to try. Their raw bar is incredible. Best oysters in the tai-state area in my opinion.
Lack luster performance
Let me start off by saying we have never been disappointed in our food at Food Wine and Co. We went on New Years Eve (early) and was greeted by our waiter who seemed excited and was pretty good at first. He was attentive until we were served our food. He had forgotten our wine and one of our side dishes. Not a problem we weren't upset. The General Manager or Owner brought out our food and asked if we needed anything else and we advised him what we were missing those items. I don't know if something was said to the waiter but from that point on he was scarce never checked back to see it we needed anything or if the food was ok. Dessert was the same. The food was fantastic but service was lack luster to say the least.
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