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Woodmont Grill

7715 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6003 (Formerly Houston's)
301-656-9755
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Ranked #1 of 301 Restaurants in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Midlothian, Virginia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

So, admittedly, it was 3pm in the afternoon. Let's start there. It's a bit of an "off" hour for any resturant. Seeing that it was ex-Houstons (still Houstons?) had me very excited, especially since some of the items were Houston-ish. The server was wonderful - attentive, smiling and friendly. HOWEVER, everything was just not quite what I expected. The veggie... More

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Layton, Utah, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I made a reservation for last Saturday night. It was busy on this Saturday. I'd make a reservation. We had Three adults and one child. Everything was wonderful, and the fried oyster app was great. We had the ribs, crabcakes and the Ahi tuna. Service was excellent. We had a couple glasses of wine, they seemed like very generous pours.... More

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Washington, DC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Woodmont Grill (formerly Houston's) is one of our favorite Bethesda restaurants. The service is friendly, the live jazz music adds a cool vibe, and the food is delicious. Someone in our group always orders the ribs, which are falling-off-the-bone tender and yummy. Other favorites include the Flying Tuna Platter (seared sushi-grade tuna with a terrific side salad), the French Dip,... More

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Norwell, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Fantastic atmosphere, great music and terrific food. I look forward to going to Bethesda for two reasons. One is for business, the second os for Woodmont Grill. Always crowded, especially at the bar where there is always great jazz music. I will be back, again and again.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Ordered the jumbo crab cakes and some assorted appetizers. Took almost 30 minutes for the appetizers to come out. The food was good but the service was exceptionally slow.

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I met family there for brunch and the food did not disappoint. I had filet mignon and my husband had the ribs....we took leftovers so we could leave room for their homemade key lime pie. I definitely recommend it for a nice lunch / dinner. A little pricey but you can't beat the food or service.

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Kendall Park, New Jersey
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A friend and I were looking for somewhere to get a light bite later in the evening and we were standing at a corner where there are restaurants in every direction. We chose the Woodmont Grill not knowing that they have live jazz (the combo was on break when we got there). We sat at the bar and had drinks... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Met some folks for dinner to talk some business. Ended up admiring the restaurant more than we talked business. Salmon was excellent. Colleague had Tuna which was excellent as well. Add to it the chicken tenders ( not on menu anymore but just ask for them and they will make them for you) and you have dynamite food. Service was... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We have eaten here many times in the past and always had a good meal. Recently, we started a vegan diet to lower cholesterol. I had heard they had a good vegan veggie burger, so thought we'd give it a try. I was going to order the house smoked salmon, which I love (and I'm not quite a strict vegan),... More

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White Plains, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I love the Woodmont Grill for an excellent meal and possibly the best and most fairly priced wine list in the country. All restaurants in the Hillstone group sell great wines for barely above retail prices, making my dining experience significantly better and more affordable.

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