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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Food Wine and Co is the perfect place for a date. My date and I arrived 15 minutes before our reservation and they were working on setting up our table. For appetizers, we enjoyed the Grilled Calamari. The calamari was delicious, fresh, crispy, and tender. It was drizzled with cranberry-orange-peppercress flavored balsamic vinaigrette and garnished with fennel and raspberries. My date enjoyed his hearty Lamb Burger. He decided to upgrade his side to Mac and Cheese for an additional fee and he made a great choice because the Mac and Cheese was very delicious. I ordered the Pan Roasted Verlasso Salmon (which came with homemade pancetta, onion puree, fingerling potatoes, crispy shallot, apple cider gastrique). The salmon was served medium rare and the salmon skin was crispy like it should be."
    Dined on 11/22/2014
  • "Nice atmosphere, very nice wine list, great service. Food very good, and portions ample, but somewhat overpriced. Convenient next door parking."
    Dined on 11/21/2014
  • "Went for birthday dinner for son. My chicken salad was very salty, my husband did not love his burger, son did like his pork chops. We had mentioned it was a birthday when we made our open table reservation, but they forgot Asked server for candle in dessert, again, forgotten. Talked to nice manager, but didn't offer any aoologies, really. The best part for me was tasting son's rum cake... it was so good! I left hungry, however."
    Dined on 11/18/2014
  • "Had lunch on Tuesday with clients from NY and dinner on Wednesday with a client from San Francisco. Food was the over the top outstanding during both meals and all of the out of towners promised to return."
    Dined on 11/18/2014
  • "I ordered my cheeseburger without onion - came with. I have an allergy. They immediately took it back - cooked a new one - and did not charge! Had no expectation that I would not pay - but they did the right thing!"
    Dined on 11/18/2014
  • "Picked this restaurant to have lunch with 3 friends, and it was perfect. The food was great, we could hear each other talk, and the price was very reasonable."
    Dined on 11/14/2014
  • "This is a solidly reliable local restaurant in all respects - food, ambience, service. Only minor complaint is that wait staff could be a little more reserved in manner -- clearly a training issue."
    Dined on 11/12/2014
  • "We picked this place with another couple and had wonderful meal. The oysters were fresh and excellent. Outstanding wine list and a fun scene. Will return."
    Dined on 11/11/2014
  • "I came here on a Saturday night with my husband. it was not as good as i had remembered from 3 months ago. Things that left me unsatisfied were: 1)i couldn't order a wine from the by the glass listed even when i was told that they have it but would only sell it by the bottle. why list it on the by the glass then? 2)the bone-in porkchop was presliced for you which made it dry and not so bone-in. doesn't make sense to me unless you are trying to hide the fact that it's a smaller piece of pork. 3)the fact that our food came out after those who sat down and ordered after us was not lost on me. Things that were positive: 1) the clam linguini was still the best I've ever tasted 2) cool silverware"
    Dined on 11/8/2014
  • "In the past year this place has taken their game to a new level . Really good bistro style cuisine ."
    Dined on 11/3/2014
  • "Based on many lunches and dinners here, we think this restaurant is our favorite in Bethesda. The main dining room can be noisy, but the decibel level in the "Wine Library" is low."
    Dined on 11/3/2014
  • "The wine by the glass selection was interesting and we were happy with our choices. We were there for a light meal and choose the Chicken Waldorf Salad. The ingredients were fresh and the salad was good, but not memorable. We will return and try something more challenging."
    Dined on 11/1/2014
  • "Table was too close to where the waiters and busboys went back and forth. They would hit the chair and one time knocked off my pocketbook from the chair. Food was very good"
    Dined on 11/1/2014
  • "We made our first visit to Food Wine and Co this past weekend, and were glad that we did. Very nice menu with plenty of interesting choices, including some interesting salads and a tempting array of desserts. Excellent service with a very knowledgeable waiter. We'll be back."
    Dined on 11/1/2014
  • "This was my fourth visit to Food and Wine Co. and I was somewhat disappointed. While two salads and a soup were all quite good, the main dish, the mushroom pizza, was not up to par. Not only was the crust somewhat limp, but it was also rather tasteless. On top of that, the service, usually spot on, was definitely lacking. It will be a while before I return to give this restaurant another try."
    Dined on 10/31/2014
  • "I have eaten here several times, mostly at lunch. It's a little gem of a Bethesda restaurant, with an interesting menu of well done dishes. Off the beaten path of the restaurant row a few blocks over-- a plus, in my view. Recommend highly."
    Dined on 10/30/2014
  • "this place is a little pricey, but the food is fantastic. good wine selection too. it is a nice restaurant where you can have a family dinner - the staff is polite and anything but pretentious. will return!"
    Dined on 10/29/2014
  • "Wanted to celebrate a work colleagues anniversary along with her husband. Many great restaurants to chose in Bethesda, but always enjoy Food & Wine Co. They went once before but unfortunately had to leave so it made it special. The service is always great as was tonight. Also, the food is fantastic. Everyone enjoyed appetizers and meals. My mussels were fantastic as always along with the Brussels spouts. Yum! Will come back again and again! My guest also complimented on the décor and fun atmosphere."
    Dined on 10/28/2014
  • "This restaurant has turned into our "go-to" for hosting our out of town guest for a great meal."
    Dined on 10/27/2014
  • "We've dined @ Food & Wine Co. numerous times in the past 3-4 years and consistently had a phenomenal experience! The menu always offers new things to try & something for all and the food is exquisite from presentation to freshness! We've dined just us, with our kids when they're home, extended family & friends. Their customer service, truly building from multi-communities (locals, business travelers, DC & MD residents, ...), is genuine!"
    Dined on 10/27/2014
  • "We had looked at a listing online..said Food, Wine and Co opened at 4 on Sunday..made reservation for 6..We went from another event and got there before they opened...at 4:30. The maitre d' and staff were so gracious...nothing was a problem. Had Prosecco which I love..good food, unusual combinations and flavor. George had potato tots ...great...rockfish good. I had a beet salad with goat cheese .....yummy, then flat iron steak salad. Very nice evening."
    Dined on 10/26/2014
  • "I had been to Food, Wine and Co a few times shortly after it opened and always enjoyed it, but wasn't necessariy wowed. We went again this weekend with friends from our of town and it was fantastic. Our entire group was raving about the food. It seems like the food has been stepped up a notch. The starters in particular were great. If they have the gnocchi and short rib special when you go, order it! The service was good too. After our most recent experience this will now be a go-to spot for me and my husband."
    Dined on 10/25/2014
  • "I really like the look of the place. It is a beautiful restaurant, elegant and at the same time comfortable. The food was very good and very attractively presented. We had a lovely waiter and I always like the management to ask whether everything was all right and they did. Price-wise I think it is right in there with the moderate to expensive range. Roundabout Theater is within walking distance as are the movies. There should be more restaurants like it on Wisconsin."
    Dined on 10/25/2014
  • "I took a friend of mine there to celebrate her birthday, and it was a let-down. I ordered the chocolate bread pudding for myself when we ordered our entrees, as the restaurant asks patrons to do because the bread pudding takes a long time to prepare. After our meal, the waiter reported that my bread pudding would take about 10 to 15 minutes longer. I asked for a dessert menu so that my friend could also order a dessert. I had indicated several times that we were celebrating my friend's birthday. My friend ordered dessert, and it was delivered to our table within about 5 minutes, with no candle and without my pudding. When my pudding arrived about 10 minutes later, after my friend was finished with her dessert, it had a candle in it."
    Dined on 10/24/2014
  • "We were assaulted by the noise as we entered the restaurant. The mussels were delicious, the bread only fair, the service adequate."
    Dined on 10/23/2014
  • "This was my first time at Food Wine and Co. I found the hostess that sat me not too friendly and businesslike and the server preoccupied with something else (could not figure out what). The food was good. Beet salad, and fried chicken sandwich. Both were good. Beet salad is a small portion but tasty. This is a good lunch spot but would like the staff to be friendlier and at least appear to be happy I am spending my money there."
    Dined on 10/23/2014
  • "I had a lunch meeting at Food, Wine, and Co this week; while the service was fine, I was a little disappointed at the new lunch menu. I thought the selections were a bit limited and I was very surprised at the prices. The prices seemed overly inflated, I will likely select other locations for future lunches."
    Dined on 10/22/2014
  • "The food was excellent; I will definitely return. My only complaint is that it took a long time for the food to come out of the kitchen, and our server (Mark) needed help."
    Dined on 10/20/2014
  • "Very limited menu.Too many odds and ends and not enough dinner dishes. What there was was well-prepared but the limited non-snack menu is off-putting"
    Dined on 10/18/2014
  • "Interesting menu, and delicious food. Very friendly and competent service."
    Dined on 10/17/2014
  • "I found this place when my foodie friend and I decided to go out for dinner on a Wednesday night. It was definitely a great find. Our server was excellent, his recommendations were on point! Definitely try the 30-minute chicken and the burger... Delicious!"
    Dined on 10/15/2014
  • "This is the second time I have dined at Food Wine & Co. The menu attempts to be ambitious, and the kitchen puts their own "twist" certain classic dishes. The Croque Monsieur is one. I actually had to ask the food server what he was giving me as I had never seen a Croque Monsieur served open-faced before, and didn't taste like one either. Fries were cold. The server "didn't hear" my friend order the Ciabatta special of the day with soup, so she only got soup, until we finally asked where her sandwich was. When we got the check, he had charged for the soup and Ciabatta separately. He corrected it when we pointed it out, but that shouldn't have been necessary. Very disappointing overall."
    Dined on 10/15/2014
  • "I love this place, but twice now I got the same server and he has a chip on his shoulder. He seems like he is bothered and forgets to bring items to the table. The food is awesome and if I am going again I will make sure that I don't get that server."
    Dined on 10/13/2014
  • "I've been to Food and Wine a number of times and can't get past the 30 minute chicken! It's so juicy and flavorable, that I just keep ordering it over and over again. I also recommend the oysters and the grilled calamari. The restaurant has a vibrant bar scene and on date nites, it would be best to have a reservations as it gets crowded. Also, ask to sit in the wine room at the back of the restaurant, it's quieter and beautiful."
    Dined on 10/11/2014
  • "Chef gets too creative with food. Sometimes it's nice to just have regular French fries. Tried thier 'tot'. Was looking for a potato dish. They're stuffed with cheese and extremely salty. Soup had a great base to it, but then he threw in too many flavors.. Coconut, ginger, and two other things. All flavors over rode each other and didn't come well together. Creative to the point of too much. I don't care for thier food."
    Dined on 10/10/2014
  • "Although majority of restaurant caters to the wine part of the title, we found the food very enjoyable. Noisy and difficult for conversation"
    Dined on 10/10/2014
  • "This place was great, food nice, service etc impeccable but I was a single person eating lunch and rather than putting me in an unobtrusive corner I was placed in the middle of an screaming loud room full of lunching lawyers. When I asked to move I was refused until I asked for the manager, who resolved the issue."
    Dined on 10/10/2014
  • "It was a very pleasant experience. I'm glad we tried it."
    Dined on 10/8/2014
  • "I wanted to take my wife somewhere special for our 10th anniversary. I asked for the Chef to surprise us. He and the entire Food, Wine & Co. Team did a truly outstanding job. Eric the waiter and Mark the Maitre d' gave us fantastic attention and service. Thanks for a very memorable 10th anniversary! We'll be back next year."
    Dined on 10/3/2014
  • "Our first time here. The food, service and atmosphere were great. Great time, will be back !"
    Dined on 10/3/2014

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