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Food Wine and Co.
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 WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "This is a wonderful restaurant. Menu choices are good. The quality of the food is excellent. Service very attentive."
    Dined on 9/13/2014
  • "Nick was our server. We very much enjoyed having him wait on us!"
    Dined on 9/13/2014
  • "Dark haired manager with goatie was very helpful in choosing draft beers to complement our dinner. (Amazing draft selections) The fluke entree special was to die for. Definitely will return soon."
    Dined on 9/12/2014
  • "Main problem, food gussied up on plate to look "fancy," but not well made or tasty. For example, desserts are elaborate "deconstructions," (lemon here, meringue there, crust powdered and scattered all over), which is OK from a first class kitchen, but here seems pretentious, since the actual components taste bad. A beet salad was dull, made of one type of beet, not two or three, as at other nice restaurants. The tuna had lots of condiments scattered about, as if the chef abdicated control to each diner instead of coming up with a recipe. The staff are nice, but inefficient, the vibe very noisy, and the prices suited to a place with better food. I will not return unless I hear of real improvement."
    Dined on 9/12/2014
  • "We came in with inlaws(very picky). They really enjoyed the experience. Marco took great care of us and helped them pick their entrees. The manager (with glasses cannot remember his name) really knows his wine and paired the perfect bottle of wine for 3 of us a Rhone and draft beer for my husband. Enjoyed breadpudding for dessert. Next time we will order 2 of them."
    Dined on 9/12/2014
  • "This was my third visit to Food Wine & Co. It was a Saturday night, the energy and ambience were great, and as expected, the food was very good. My only surprise was how quickly everything came out. We were still enjoying our yummy arugula and beet salad when the entrees arrived and the servers simply pushed plates around on our small table for two to make room for the entrees. I wish we had been allowed to finish our salad and those plates cleared away first. In any case, overall a good experience."
    Dined on 9/6/2014
  • "Plates of diners were picked up before everyone was finished at the table we were rushed and getting our food"
    Dined on 9/6/2014
  • "Everything about the dinner and restaurant were outstanding."
    Dined on 9/5/2014
  • "Good food, good service - although a little oddly paced. Came for dinner during happy hour, so the bar was packed and the restaurant was empty. There were a couple people ahead of us but no one to greet us or seat us. Hostess arrived after 5 or 6 minutes. We immediately received menus and ice water. A few minutes later, our server took our drink orders (but not our meal order). He returned with our drinks (but did not take our meal order). He later returned to tell us about the specials (but did not take our order). He then brought additional menus that describe the specials (but did not take our order). Finally, he came back to ask if we were ready to order (yes!) or if we needed a few more minutes (no!). Meal arrived promptly."
    Dined on 9/5/2014
  • "Great lamb burger. Loved the Parmesan-rosemary chips. Very unique and tasty!"
    Dined on 9/5/2014
  • "Great greeting by hostess and wait staff, great service and great food! Everything you want in a dining experience. Thank you!"
    Dined on 9/5/2014
  • "Came to dinner with my wife and inlaws. Sat on the patio. Our server "tall man with crew cut" was excellent. Helped us pick out wines and beers with courses. Wife had dropped her napkin the Manager most have spotted it because he brought her a new one.Meal was extremely tasty and left very happy. We will be back"
    Dined on 9/4/2014
  • "We go to Food and Wine frequently and have considered it to be a 5 star venue (at least for our taste). This time we felt let down. The food is still very good overall but a couple dishes were problematic. The ceviche, one of our favorites, was a little watery and the arctic char was off. On the other hand the mushroom soup and grilled calamari were excellent. Service was the big problem. We had to keep looking for our waiter. Prices tend to be on the higher side, so a let down in quality and service will be a problem for us."
    Dined on 9/3/2014
  • "very noisy even in "quiet" back room with next table with aqbout 10 people."
    Dined on 9/3/2014
  • "My wife and I had dinner for the first time at Food Wine and Co for the first time on Aug 30, 2014. What a treat. The decor was very inviting in the room where we were seated, with wine bottles floor to ceiling on one wall. We were extremely impressed with the wine and beer offerings, but the food menu was even more impressive. It is a rare restaurant in the DC area where one can find octupus, which was superbly prepared. The menu was very ecectic, the service was tremendous, and the food was superb. We had a wonderful time and will be back, for certain. We highly receommend this restaurant. If you go for dinner, please note that there is parking just south of the storefront."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "Just stopped in for a quick meal prior to the movies....what a great decision. Excellent appetizers - especially deviled eggs. Daily special was Rock Fish and it was devine. The dessert (bread pudding) was spectacular - worth the trip by itself. Special thanks to Nellie who not only provided great service but also was pleasant, engaging and knowledgable about the food."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "I ordered the special watermelon and pork belly appetizer, which was pretty good...could probably use more watermelon. They had some tater tots which were really tasty, mixed in with some gruyere cheese inside. For the dinner, I had the arctic char...it was really not good. Much too salty, and I'm capable of handling a lot of salt. I exchanged this for the red curry coconut mussels, which were better, but nothing really extraordinary. We also had the truffle burger which was ok. All in all, the food was ok, very hit or miss. nothing particularly special. I wouldn't avoid this place, but I wouldn't go out of my way to come here either. A few service faux pas as well, charging me for a cancelled dish, taking a while to get bread, etc."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "This is my favorite "go to place" for a beer and burger night.....excellent beer selection, great burgers! I'll have to eventually try something else!"
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "MD oysters on the half shell perfectly shucked, chilled w/lemon were excellcent. Entre of Mussels with three different preparation choices were excellent and the serving was large. Third trip to Food & Wine and will dine here again. Excellent Martini and wine selection with the only downside being the cost $$$$."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "It's very daring of the management to pick such a nondescript name -- hardly a 'brand' -- but the risk doesn't matter when the restaurant is not just well located but VERY, VERY GOOD. We had soup du jour, octopus fattoush, beet salad; filet, artic char, entree salad; three superb fruit desserts. The least 'mainstream' of them were wonderful, and the standard menu offerings made our conservative diner very happy. We'll be back, and we'll send friends."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "A few months ago we ate here and the food was quite good. Unfortunately, the current offering is fair at best. The menu lists "a wedge of lettuce" but instead, for $10, you a slice of lettuce (about 1/2" thick) of a head of lettuce. The special fih of the day was coho salmon which was nicely prepared but had very tough mushrooms(?) or chicken(?). It was uneatable and was left on the plates. the waiter took note of it when we advised him of it but took no action. The wine list has some interesting wines but what is served by the glass is poor quality cheap wine. One in particular retails for less than $10 a bottle and the restaurant sells a glass of it for $15!!. Apparently, Wine and Food Restaurant cares more about profit than good wine."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Love their burgers but always crowded and noisy. Definitely have to make a reservation on any night. Will definitely be going back"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "I've eaten here many times and never been disappointed. Food is great and service is always friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Went on a Thursday night thinking it wouldn't be that busy- wrong! Make sure you have reservations, this place is extremely popular with the after work crowd. All tables and seats taken, even at the bar and wait time for a table was 45mins. Having said that the food was amazing! We ordered the truffle burger and the mussels. Both outstanding. Pork belly with watermelon came recommended by the very knowledgeable and helpful waiter and we weren't disappointed. Definitely worth a try! Also the chocolate bread pudding with cognac sauce alone is worth a trip back. Will definitely come here again! Great meal, great place."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "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

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