About Food Wine and Co.

7272 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
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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.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 652-8008

Website:
http://foodwineandco.com/

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.

Public Transit:
Bethesda Metro, Red Line

Additional:
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

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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

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4

noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

fit for foodies (56)
neighborhood gem (46)
notable wine list (37)
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good for groups (36)
vibrant bar scene (28)
special occasion (25)
great for lunch (24)
romantic (14)
hot spot (14)
kid-friendly (6)
late-night find (3)
great for brunch (3)
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great Wine

vip
Dined 6 days ago

We regularly meet here with friends, and love the wine list and food. Their service is always excellent.

Tags: notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great menu!

Dined 6 days ago

Lots of great, fresh seafood on the menu. The paella-style seafood risotto was delicious. Quick, good service and a very convenient location.

Tags: good for groups, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

consistent

vip
Dined on April 23, 2016

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,

Tags: neighborhood gem
food2
ambience4
service5
value2

A bit dissapointed

vip
Dined on April 15, 2016

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

Tags: great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food2
ambience3
service2
value2

disappointing

Dined on April 13, 2016

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.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Always Excellent!

Dined on April 11, 2016

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!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

The place to go in Bethesda

Dined on April 11, 2016

Food and Wine is our go to place in Bethesda. Consistently great food, service and ambiance. I would recommend for any occasion.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Wonderful Food and Excellent Service

Dined on April 10, 2016

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.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Satisfaction

Dined on April 8, 2016

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.

Tags: good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food2
ambience2
service1

The deviled eggs were good. Steak was to ...

Dined on April 7, 2016

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.

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

All around good place

Dined on March 30, 2016

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food3
ambience3
service5
value3

AlMost Excellent

Dined on March 26, 2016

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.

Tags: good for groups
food4
ambience3
service5
value3

Solid

Dined on March 26, 2016

My wife and I have eaten at Food, Wine & Co. many times and have always had a good meal.

Tags: kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service3
value4

Best burger in area

vip
Dined on March 25, 2016

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!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience3
service3
value3

We couldn't hear each other

vip
Dined on March 23, 2016

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.

Tags: fit for foodies
food4
ambience4
service3
value3

Great food - wine next time

Dined on March 17, 2016

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).

Tags: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Good lunch, good food

Dined on March 16, 2016

I went there with a friend from out of town and it was delicious.

Tags: great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food2
ambience3
service2
value1

Not worth it

Dined on March 13, 2016

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

food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Always Delicious!

Dined on March 11, 2016

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!

Tags: fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

excellent all aroud

Dined on March 5, 2016

appetizers, entrees, service, wine all excellent! we will be back!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great Vibe

Dined on February 27, 2016

This place has good food and has a great vibe. They dont rush you and the atmosphere is lively.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Lively atmosphere, great menu!

Dined on February 27, 2016

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!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience3
service4
value1

Better on the eyes than on the ears

Dined on February 23, 2016

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

food5
ambience4
service5
value5

The name says it all!

Dined on February 21, 2016

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!

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Pixiekent

Dined on February 20, 2016

Food was very tasty! The Hamburger with mushrooms was way more than a meal. Excellent customer service.

Tags: notable wine list
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

Tater Tots and cauliflower appetizer were amazing

Dined on February 16, 2016

Tater Tots and Cauliflower appetizer were amazing. Ambiance was very nice. Service was good.

Tags: hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience3
service3
value4

romantic food but music didn't match

Dined on February 14, 2016

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.

food3
ambience3
service3

Overall food experience was just okay. D ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

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.

food5
ambience4
service5

Sam, our server, was great. Really enjo ...

Dined on February 12, 2016

Sam, our server, was great. Really enjoyed the meal.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent beer selection

Dined on February 11, 2016

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food3
ambience4
service2
value2

Great ambiance, service in back room not great

Dined on February 7, 2016

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.

food5
ambience3
service4
value5

Excellent food, service, bar, oysters, desserts.

Dined on January 30, 2016

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

So Glad You're in the Hood!

Dined on January 17, 2016

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!

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food2
ambience3
service2
value2

Not what we remembered

Dined on January 17, 2016

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.

food3
ambience3
service3
value1

Tasty but overpriced

Dined on January 16, 2016

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.

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Good food and great service.

Dined on January 10, 2016

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!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

EXCELLENT Food Wine & Co

Dined on January 9, 2016

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

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

The paella was remarkable and the bourbo ...

Dined on January 1, 2016

The paella was remarkable and the bourbon selection impressive.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent as always!

Dined on January 1, 2016

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.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service3
value4

Lack luster performance

Dined on January 1, 2016

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.

Tags: good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot

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