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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
  • "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
  • "We had a phenomenal lunch of Butternut Squash Soup, impeccable Fried Chicken Sandwich, Brisket Ciabatta with premium Salad, and stellar desserts (epitome of a Mixed Berry Cobbler and Mango/Raspberry/Coconut-Green Tea Sorbets) all thoughtfully recommended by star server Susannah. Executive Pastry Chef Eva Stafford is a rising star!"
    Dined on 10/3/2014
  • "We had excellent service but food was just not tasty. I had far better mussels at other restaurants and burger was not seasoned well."
    Dined on 10/1/2014
  • "Everything was fantastic!! Will definitely return and will highly recommend it to my friends."
    Dined on 9/30/2014
  • "We consider ourselves foodies, having eaten at top resturants globally. We've been here twice now, as we've recently relocated to the neighborhood. The food and wine are nice, but each time our servers have been very arrogant. We dine with our 6yo who has eaten in some of the nicest resturants in the world, so is well behaved and likes to eat everything. With that, we are trying to figure out if the servers are arrogant because of a child dining with us or this is just the culture of the Resturant? Regardless...the food it's good enough to make up for the service attitude."
    Dined on 9/29/2014
  • "I recommend for dinner ! The price is good, the food very nice and the attendants even better . If you wanna go to the cinema, because it's beside the restaurant, then have a dinner it's a Good choice ."
    Dined on 9/27/2014
  • "I had saw the outside signs of the restaurant as I had driven by. I had gone to this location when it was a pizza restaurant some years ago. We arrived a few minutes early. We were immediately seated. Our server came right away. We were welcomed and she asked for our drink order as well as lite food orders. We were offered water as well. We gave our orders. Everything arrived in a timely manner. We ordered Artic Char as our main entrée. My fish was prepared as I had ordered, my wife's was a little under-cooked. They immediately corrected the error. Overall a very good experience. We will probably dine here again."
    Dined on 9/27/2014
  • "From the moment we walked in the restaurant to the end of the meal and the surprise birthday dessert - it was fantastic. The restaurant called me to ask about the birthday and the name, so we had birthday menus. The hostess was so welcoming, took out picture and we received a photo in a card for the birthday. I am taking all of special birthday friends there in the future. Then the food, it was wonderful every mouthful and really generous portions. We actually split the entree. Really fantastic evening!"
    Dined on 9/26/2014
  • "Which is why we tried it. Our server understood that we had tix and moved our order along efficiently -- a steak salad, raw oysters, an interesting potato and cheese tots appetizer, a lovely colifluer (sp?) side dish -- those are what I recall. We were three people. Wine list was a bit pricey but there were lots of options. We shared a California Pinot noir. Decor was antiseptic but overall a very positive experience. We likely will do it again."
    Dined on 9/25/2014
  • "Very loud. Fine for bar and group gatherngs, but not the right venue for quiet dining."
    Dined on 9/24/2014
  • "The woman who served us did an outstanding job. In addition to a fine wine list, the restaurant has an extensive collection of beers, many of them on tap. The woman knew her beers and guided me to one that I particularly liked. At the end of the meal, she brought me a seasonal pumpkin beer to sample. Also the wait staff work very well together. I told the man busing our table that my wife would like another glass of wine and in just a few moments the woman working our table brought it."
    Dined on 9/23/2014
  • "I always get the 30 minute chicken and my husband get the mussels. We're creatures of habit. The burgers are good too."
    Dined on 9/20/2014
  • "Everything about this experience was fabulous...the food, service and atmosphere were absolutely fantastic. We had high expectations and they were exceeded in every way."
    Dined on 9/20/2014
  • "Not a fancy place, but nicer than many. Not a menu that pushes the envelope, but always a few dishes that are well thought out and better than expected. Efficient, friendly service. A wine list that is one of the best in challenging Montgomery County, and fairly priced, just like the food. All in, a very pleasant restaurant that continues to exceed expectations."
    Dined on 9/19/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Food Wine & Co. For our taste, the menu had far too much fish/seafood. The prices were high, and side dishes were extra on top of that. But without the sides the entrée portions were on the small side. They were well presented. The desserts were v. good, but limited choice. Our server was excellent. The wine list is huge - maybe much more so that is necessary.It's a very noisy environment because of the high ceilings and solid floors, so it was difficult to have a normal conversation with our friends. Not sure if we'd visit this restaurant on a regular basis - because of the prices it's more of a special occasion venue."
    Dined on 9/17/2014
  • "One of the few places that has pork chops that aren't dry---as the waiter guaranteed me---and would take it back if it wasn't to my taste. All other food was also excellent as was the staff. Noise level was moderate because we were outside---noisy inside so I will not eat there in the winter."
    Dined on 9/17/2014
  • "The truffle burger was outstanding. That didn't leave room for trying the charred octopus, which beckons."
    Dined on 9/16/2014
  • "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

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