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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
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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "I have been to this restaurant a few times before and the food was good. It might have just been an off night. Service was very slow even though the restaurant was half full. One drink was forgotten andone incorrect entree brought. The arugula on my salade nicoise was completely wilter. The tuna and potato had little flavor. There was nothing else in the salad. They graciously took it back and gave me a scallop salad with marginally better greens and not much other flavor. I hope this was an off night."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our meal! Fried artichokes were amazing. My wife had the pork (yum). Lamb burger for me and wedge salad, followed by cheese for dessert. Our server guided us thru our meal with wines by the glass for my wife and with beer for me (great selection of beer on tap) . Cannot wait to return"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We have been to this restaurant several time, the Menu has been going through changes and I am not too impressed. There was Four of us and we ordered appetizers, Main and dessert! Appetizers were good, Rock Fish was great, none of the other main dish were impressive. Dessert was ok. The Service was very good so that will bring us back."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I love Food and Wine. Probably the best restaurant in Bethesda but I took my girlfriend and her Mom the other night and the service was very indifferent. Waiter was really slow to come take our drink order-we waited almost 20 minutes and had to ask a busboy to get him. then, he asked if we were in a hurry, like he was being bothered. From there on out, it was very perfunctory. Anyway, the food was still quite good as usual but I was displeased with service."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "we liked it very much because the food is very good and the ambience pleasantly lively."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "My daughter's sweet 16 party was wonderful at Food Wine and Co.! Excellent food, courteous waiters, and accommodating manager, made our party a huge success!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Food was delish; staff was great from hostess to waiter to some other guy who was also smiley and helpful."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Staff is friendly, attentive, but not intrusive and hard-working. Portions are ample and food tasty with interesting variations. A lively relaxed go to any time place."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The food was mediocre at best. We couldn't cut the pork. Sent it back. They offered to replace it with anything on the menu. We asked for the steak. They tried to charge us for both. The strawberry shortcake was totally dry and tasteless. And it's expensive. Avoid it. Redwood wins hands down."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We have always had excellent food here, but now I'm not sure we'll ever be back. We were seated on time with our toddler. Then, everything went down hill. Our waitress ignored us for the entire evening. We're generally patient people, but 30 minutes for apps and over 80 min for mains was frustrating. What was beyond ridiculous was that my wife's glass of champagne arrived exactly 38 minutes after ordering (after our delayed apps were already pretty much eaten), and after reminding her twice. Then, I had to change my son on the bathroom floor (my own pet peeve). We skipped dessert because we couldn't take it any more. I've had better service from high schoolers at Applebee's. The service ruined my night despite good food (at over $200)."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The staff was very friendly and cordial. Waitress we had was attentive, but not overly attentive, which I appreciate. My friend ordered a burger to some exact standard, it came out exactly like she wanted it. A very wonderful evening."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Didn't really have many expectations. But from start to finish, the food was consistently excellent. Their "30 Minute Roasted Chicken" - not the sort of thing I would typically order at a nice restaurant - may have been the best chicken I've ever had. All the members of our party were similarly happy. We will be back!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "If you have a large group The Wine Library is a perfect room to sit in."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I've eaten here four times. Three out of four the food was great. Great charred octopus, fantastic truffle burger. Salad dressing a little too sweet. Great service. This time I was there for lunch so it was less busy, less noisy and more attentive service. Overall I would give it 4.5 stars."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Everything tasted very fresh. Great flavor combinations. Curry mussels!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "One mixed drink and a glass of club soda , at the bar, $16 not including tip! The char was properly done but the sauce was lack luster in taste and appearance. The patio was at least less noisy then the main dinning room."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "we went for an early dinner at 4 :30, place was empty. The food was well presented and prepared. Wine list was good, offered a nice variety, a bit pricey. The service was the best part, impeccable. Maybe because they were not busy."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The service was quick, and just the right amount of helpful, without feeling like we were being smothered. The best grilled tuna and burger we've ever had, and the chocolate bar dessert was amazing."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Looking for something different in Bethesda? This is the place. Creative dishes . . . but not "precious" like Newton's Table. A place to experiment a bit, without breaking the bank. Recommended."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Have dined here twice in the past couple of months. Both visits were very good - dined outside both times. Very good service, excellent food. Especially love the charred octopus and every seafood dish we've had has been outstanding and cooked to perfection. Outside dining assures a noise level conducive to conversation."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Came to Bethesda to have dinner with an old friend. The food was exceptional, the service was outstanding and no one hurried us along. We were able to talk and enjoy a wonderful meal in a very quaint atmosphere. My friend recommended your restaurant and I'm glad I listened to him. Thanks for a wonderful evening and lots of memories."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Food very good; service at best mediocre. we waited too long to even have server drop by, then drinks were forever getting there and wine came much later (even though one of the people was only drinking wine), then he brought wrong salad after all that waiting."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Had dinner here the other night with a new work colleague. Overall liked the ambiance. Waiter was knowledgeable and not too insistent even though it was busy evening. I enjoyed my lamb burger with truffle fries though my colleague thought the truffle burger was a little too rich."
    Dined on 6/25/2014

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