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Food Wine and Co.

Food Wine and Co. Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://foodwineandco.com
  • Phone: (301) 652-8008
  • 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
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Banquet room up to 50 seats

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Bethesda Metro
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 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.
A word from 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Food Wine was excellent. Came with my brother.( big craft beer guy) He was very impressed with draft selection. Truffle burger was great as was Flat Iron Steak. Truffle Fries and Oysters were a great start. Great wine list for area."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Wonderful dining experience! The servers were courteous and efficient. The knowledgeable manager helped us choose the perfect wine. Will definitely return for another enjoyable dinner!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Hace been before & had much better service & food. In fact, the hostess who didn't make eye contact or seem welcoming & too friendly, & our waiter, who was somewhat aloof & served our appetizers leaving my husband to sit w/out any food till entrees, left me cold. I try to be kind and compassionate, but these 2 definitely marred our dining experience. For the price? Don't need to go back. Food was OK."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "If you are looking for a great experience with a delicious meal, excellent service, and a well paired wine and beer selection you will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The linguine with clams was outstanding. Everything else was terrific, according to my guests. However, the table was a bit too wide which, along with the general background noise, made it difficult to hear the people directly across from me in our booth. So, A- for food, but only a C or C+ for conversation, since it was a bit challenging to have one. (Similar to my experience at a different table with a larger party a few months back.) Ambience rates a solid B: nothing special, but perfectly fine."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Great food and service. Always enjoy the experience here."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Conviniently located next to the Bethesda Regal Theatre, we took our 28 year old granddaughter to the movie and then went to this fine restaurant. The prices are very reasonable and the food is excellent. We had a very efficient server who got everything right. We loved it."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Food was amazing! Excellent service. Highly recommend. We will definitely be back. Too bad there is only one location."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We had great service and very good food. The corn chowder was especially good. Would recommend for a night out without kids."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This restaurant blew me away. The food was delicious. The service was great. If it wasn't so expensive, i'd eat there every day!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The food was outstanding and the service perfect. A pleasant surprise for dining in Bethesda."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We did not like the menu last time and we left. We decided to try again and four of us enjoyed our food very much( sorry, we aren't wine drinkers) --lots of bread, gazpacho for four, and 3 pork chops and one tuna. great service. We'll be back."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Came in w a couple of clients. We had a very knowledgeable server who help us plan meal. Started with draft beer from a great selection. Manager helped us pick out our wine that paired perfectly, Our entrees were all delicious. Everyone left happy."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The food was quite good with the exception of the lamb burger, which could use a little more seasonings/toppings. The presentation of the burger was boring compared to the pictures I saw of other burgers and it tasted like they just put some ground lamb meat between two buns. The appetizers were fantastic though and the bread pudding was delicious. The wide variety of beers was also refreshing. The restaurant atmosphere was very appealing and it made for a great dinner out with friends."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "We arrive early, nearly empty. The atmosphere was nice, as usual. We made eye contact with our waiter a few times while he was talking to other waiters, but waited about 5 minutes to be recognized and have our drink orders taken. The service was fair until things got busy, when others had to fill in to get our check and credit cards. The food was very good. The specials were enticing but fairly expensive. We'll probably go back."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We were seated in the back room in which we had never been before, and found it quite roomy and comfortable. We loved the feel of being in a library, even though it was a library of wines. We enjoyed the food, including the entree salad with diver scallops and the spaghatini although we did find the portion sizes a bit on the small size. Some of the appetizer titles/descriptions were confusing- for example we confused the fries with the rosemary and thyme potato chips which were delicious. Anyway, we had a lovely meal before seeing a movie at Bethesda Row, although we did find the entree sizes a tad too small."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I went for dinner with friends on a Friday night. It had a good crowd but not overly so. The food and the service was really great. The food for the most part was great except the Artic char that needed a lot of seasoning. We tried at least 4 appetizers along with the entrees so we got a very good overall feel for the restaurant and the decor was also wonderful."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Other than wine being a bit more expensive, I find the dishes pretty nicely prepared and presented. It's on par with the finer Besthesda places. It's a bit noisy from the bar area. Server was excellent and attentive."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Oysters were great! Food, service and ambiance were perfect for date night"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We had a delicious dinner here last week. Everything was excellent. Tuna tartar was fabulous, as was the beet salad and roasted chicken. Oysters were also superb! Out booth was comfortable and out server was personable and professional. He was knowledgable and made for an enhanced dining experience. I would definitely recommend Food & Wine as a "must go" to establishment."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "The pan-roasted bluefish was superb! The room was a little noisy, though it was still early on a weeknight, but the ambiance and service were very pleasing. Food Wine and Co. is at the top of our list of restaurants in a city of good restaurants."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "All enjoyed feasting on fabulous food and very happy with our wine choices recommended by the knowledgeable manager. Always a treat to dine here!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Its our fifth time dinning at Food Wine & Co, and every time we come back it gets better and better; try their new "summer" menu specially the octopus!!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Really enjoyed our experience! Our food was fabulous and the server was courteous. Finally, the manager helped us choose a terrific wine! We will keep returning to this wonderful restaurant!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We had a great meal. Wonderful service. Will be back."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Way too expensive for what you get. glass wine $13 beer $9, dozen oysters $38, lamb burger $16 etc. Food at Le Diplomate better and less expensive. Mon Ami also better food and value no need to return."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The food was much better on previous visits. Their truffle burger which I had many times was over cooked and dry and the salmon burger was tasteless. I probably would not recommend the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Having enjoyed our first dinner there, we were disappointed by dinner #2. We felt rushed by the service: appetizers came immediately and entrees were served before we finished the appetizers. We had to ask for bread. Felt the waiter was a bit pompous & condescending. And the back room is, well, the back room. The food was actually quite good, but the experience was not."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My husband and I decided a night out without the kids was long overdue so we decided to try food and wine co. We started out with the ceviche and raw oysters with stout beer, followed by truffle burger and fries and their roasted rockfish. It was delicious. We ended the meal with the milk chocolate creme brûlée and ink port. Our server gave us excellent suggestions. Only regret was we forgot to preorder the breadpudding which takes 30 mins to prepare."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Good wine list and great beer menu. Food was only OK. Tomato bique and fried artichoke appetizers were delicious, but the entrees were only so-so. Lettuce on the scallop salad was wilty and didn't seem fresh. Burger was OK. Our server didn't review the specials with us, which was a shame since the Rockfish special sounded good (we overheard a different server share the specials at another table). Outdoor patio dining area was OK, but the ambiance inside seemed much better."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Broad range of food choices to satisfy divergent tastes. Sophisticated preparations well presented, yet not over the top. Well priced wine list and excellent service. Would recommend highly!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This restaurant offered a great selection. The black bean soup, truffle burger and grilled calamari are all dishes I look forward to when I come again!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We have been to Food Wine and Company MANY times. This was the first time we were disappointed. Ambience and service were outstanding as usual (in the wine room). Pizza was over spiced and somewhat dried out. Serving of pasta with clams was relatively small but very tasty."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I have been here many times for special occasions. It has always been a pleasure going here! The food is incredible and the service is outstanding."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Service and food was excellent. Sausage pizza. Corn side dish, pork and char great! Great section of beer on draft. Also a couple of roses by the glass."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Always good food and service; a rare restaurant where they automatically give new flatware with each course. Creative cooking that is consistent. Bummer that the best thing they do, mussels with bacon, is off the menu due to "healthy" Bethesda. Always a treat to come here."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Food Wine and Co. has improved. The summer menu, while perhaps not as extensive as some, is interesting and offers good variety. The mussels with tomato were better than we've experienced in many other local restaurants, and the fried artichokes were an unexpected treat. The kitchen worries about quality, and actually pulled my entree back before it was served because the chef was not happy with it. The waiter explained the delay and comped us a dessert, which was a nice touch. The wine list is extensive and diverse, and there are some relative bargains on it. The place can be loud, but the ambience overall is upbeat. Our service was attentive, though the overall experience took longer than I would have expected. We will return."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Food here is amazing and the service is great; as all people here are friendly and helpful too! The very knowledgeable manager helped us choose our wine and beer selections. We loved the Gemini IPA and the mussels, roast chicken, and blueberry cheesecake were delicious. We will be back for sure!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The new summer menu is quite limited, and the food was burned. Normally, I don't accept "comps" from a restaurant if there has been a minor screw up, because every people make mistakes; in this case, however, I accepted the comp one offered by the server."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Even at 1:30 p.m., the noise level was deafening. The mussels we ordered were in a nice broth, but they were scrawny, and several shells had not opened. We requested that the bread be toasted, but it was not. The Crawford sauvignon blanc, which can be purchased for $10.99 a bottle at a wine store, was $12 a glass--an excessive mark-up. This might be a good place for drinks after work, it is not suitable for parties of two at lunchtime."
    Dined on 7/14/2014

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