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Food Wine and Co.

Food Wine and Co. Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://foodwineandco.com
  • Email: francis@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: 4 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 WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "Took a colleague to dinner on my first trip to FW&C. We were seated in the back room, perfect for conversation with well-spaced tables and a high ceiling. The bar area was very lively, and most seating is near the bar. Service was attentive and professional. A beer that I didn't care for and it was immediately replaced, no questions asked. The food was of good quality, but the preparation fell just short of 4 stars, especially for the money. Prices are 10% high for food and drink, and the menu seems overly ambitious. I will return - FW&C shows signs of becoming a very attractive option in Bethesda."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I requested a special seating area and my request was fulfilled. The service was very good and the food was tasty and well prepared. I would return with other guests."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "The enitre experience was OUTSTANDING! The food was particularly tasty, very interesting, well prepared and presented. The wines are perfect, from a large and varied selection. My third time dining and the Food and Wine company. All great!. Will recommend and return. Thank You"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I had the steak with root vegetables, which was quite good. My dinner companions had pizza and a burger, which they seemed to enjoy. Some people might find the price point a tad high."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I was here to take a candidate out for a 1-hr long interview lunch. Given the compressed schedule, we chose Food & Wine Co. mainly for it's location. Overall, it was a good casual atmosphere and the food and service were solid. I think it might have been a bit better had we been able to get a booth rather than a table so that we could hear each other talk a bit better."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We always have a nice time at food and wine. Pretty consistent"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Loved this restaurant. My husband and I enjoyed a variety of foods. Loved Loved Loved the salmon tartare. Would definitely recommend to friends. We will be back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The moment we arrived we were welcomed and seated at the perfect table for someone with a rolling walker -- in the wine library, a relatively quiet room-- and our server appeared instantly. The menu included original dishes (e.g., chocolate clam seviche -- succulent) and even the traditional ones like my husband's steak were seasoned in unusual and delicious ways. List of wines by the glass made decision difficult with many fine choices, but I greatly enjoyed the Sancerre. We had a theater deadline and our server made sure we met it comfortably. All in all, a happy experience and we will return when in Bethesda."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Mushroom soup was fantastic (though a little light on the portion size), Steak was amazing!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "have eaten here three times and have had three great meals. only complaint is the pork chop special (delicious) had more salt than I like, but i need to remember to ask them if they can hold the salt in every restaurant."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The food was fantastic. This is the go-to for my colleagues and everything is always delicious. The service is exceptional and we rarely have any complaints. This is a great spot for a group of coworkers."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "A great spot for Bethesda, just like Mt. Tom Sietsema described."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Great beer and wine selections as well."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Clearly used to the Lululemon yoga pants crew, the portions are small and the prices are high. We left hungry."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "This was the second time we dined at Food, Wine, & Co. Unfortunately, some of the menu items were already gone. We had the same experience the first time. This was at 7PM! I know that some restaurants don't want to have food left over (costs them $$), but 7PM is ridiculous. Neither of us could have our first choice. We probably won't be back. Our server was just great. Our desserts were delicious. The decor of the "wine library" was delightful. In fact, the wine I selected was housed right next to me."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "This is not for foodies or anyone interested in a better than average meal . And average means one of the bigger and less good restaurant chains. A lot of hype and crowds for mediocrity. For example , a wedge salad ( so easy to make tasty - just the usual ingredients of good quality) consisted of crumbled egg yolk, overly dried bacon bits , minimal dressing, and no tomatoes or noticeable blue cheese to up the flavor and counter the dryness. There are better options in Bethesda -- though American/ continental and casual are harder to find and may account for the crowds."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Had their mussels before and was craving them when I arrived into Bethesda. When I arrived, the waiter was extremely energetic, friendly and willing to offer so many suggestions. He understood that all I wanted was the cilantro and lime mussels despite all his suggestions. He was very pleasant and routinely checked in. The mussels once again were fantastic! I just love them here!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "A great list of food wines, but most of the bottles on the wine list are too expensive."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Food and service was great! Very reasonably priced for Bethesda. Would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Some of the previous reviews were unflattering and although their insight is appreciated, we found none of their complaints valid. The good reviews were similar to our experience. I would happily dine at FW&Co. again."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I decided to go here for my bday. We used open table for reservations. We were a few minutes late but they seat us right away. Our waiter was attentive and answered all our questions. Food was great....we both decided to try the lamb burger since most of the reviews I read said it was good. I got the parmesan chips and he got the truffle fries. I preferred the fries but the chips were ok. We talked for several minutes after we finished eating. We weren't rushed at all. Will definitely go back and try something different from the menu."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Service wasn't "fine dining." At the high price level, we all expected more."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "My party truly enjoyed the food at Food, Wine and Co. The highlight of the meal was the flatiron steak--delicious!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "My first time at Food Wine and Company--was pleasantly surprised at the range of choices on the menu at moderate prices. We chose the market fish--halibut cooked perfectly--a little strong on the onions and a dollop of sweet potato puree more as a decorative accent--but very tasty. It was Friday night so upon entering, the noise level is immediately the first impression. The bar scene is packed and close to the entry so that vibe is upbeat, but really loud. Had requested a quiet table and was thrilled that there's a back room that has wall separation so we could enjoy our conversation. Overall the service was attentive tho redundant occasionally. We'd return for tasting more dishes as clearly the kitchen is aiming for tasty fare."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Very good food. I had the ahi tuna salad - delicious. The truffle fries we shared had a nice flavor, but were rather wet. On tap beer list could use more balance - most of the beers were 7% abv and above - would be nice to have a few more in the average abv range. Very nice that they list the percentages on the menu. Noise level was fairly loud, though only about half the tables were occupied on the Thursday evening we dined there. I could hear the person sitting directly beside me, but not our friend across the table."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "next to the movie house is a perfect location, we did early dinner for the 8 pm show, already busy, was a nice place. great food, great service. can't go wrong."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Had the mushroom pizza which was delicious. I love the atmosphere at this place, it's very fun and energetic, and the service is great. The only caveat is that the food - specifically the "main dishes" -- is a bit pricey, but it's not too bad if you get a burger or a pizza."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We've come here for drinks and small bites and full dinners. We are never disappointed in imaginative dishes and flavor of the food. It's one of our favorite neighborhood finds."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "First time at this restaurant. Enjoyed the décor, and the multiple beer and wine choices. Had the grilled calamari appetizer which was excellent. Our entrees were the truffle burger(five stars) and the red curry mussels(also five stars). The noise level was pretty loud, but it was still possible to hear the others at your table w/o shouting. The service was good, but not great, could have been more attentive, but luckily we weren't in a hurry. Would make a return visit."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Great bites and drinks with an attentive staff! One of my favorites is the charred octopus! T"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Not only a great wine list, but the bartender makes a good martini. My friend and I enjoyed sharing the fried artichok with dipping sauce. The pork chop entree was perfectly cooked...still tender and juicy and loved the apple purée as an accompiment. The mussels are all wonderful here no matter which selection you choose....I am partial to the bacon one. Topped it off with a nice bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc wine. All in all, a lovely evening and attentive service. Don't forget to get your parking ticket stamped if you park underground next door....saves a couple of dollars."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "My husband and I had a before-theater dinner in a week day early evening. The restaurant was half empty and quiet. We ordered Potato tots, Steak salad, and Eggplant cibatt sandwich with fries. The food was served promptly. I found both Potato tots and fries are VERY salty."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "This was one of several visits to Food Wine and Co. Our favorite dish is the Mussels and we were not disappointed. We shared the mussels as an appetizer. The other entrees made our choice for our main meal a little more difficult than it used to be. Too much kale, fennel, etc. The chef was willing to allow us delete the menu sides and pick a side dish from the menu. Next time we go, We will probably order pizza and mussels. Service was great. Beer and wine lists were outstanding. We will be back"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We've been to Food Wine & Co several times, and this was our best visit yet. Usually, it is quite loud and food is OK, but not great. This time, we discovered the hidden back room when they led our party of 6 to a lovely round table and proceeded to provide excellent service and better than usual food. We had a great evening with our out-of-town guests."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We waited an inordinate amount of time for very ordinary entrees, and were served our entrees after people who came in after us."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Had dinner for my 50th birthday. The curry mussels were perfect and not overpowering with the curry. The risotto appetizer and petite filet topped off a great meal"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Clean and comfortable. Low light ambience. Attentive service and they allowed us to continue conversation up to one hour after formal closing time."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Visiting Bethesda, I always enjoy this place for a meal. Their 3 preparations of mussels are always great! I ordered thes with red currey, lime and cilantro! Yum! Service was great and many staff routinely stopped by to check on me! All great and will come back again and again!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "The menu, while somewhat limited, is absolutely delightful. The blood orange and fennel salad was a perfect blend of color and taste and the spicy slaw on the salmon burger makes a perhaps dull entrée come alive. The homemade potato chips are well worth a few extra minutes on the treadmill. The grilled octopus must be an acquired taste. There is a lot going on in that appetizer. The atlantic char was very good. The wine list is excellent with choices from around the world. Our server was able to help us narrow down our choices and it was absolutely amazing. The servers are attentive, personable and knowledgeable. They do have a parking lot - ask about it when you make reservations."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We have eaten here several times. The food is consistently good and that last time was one of the best. The wine list is pretty good but I think their wine prices are too high though."
    Dined on 2/19/2014

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