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“Tragara lied to customer” 1 of 5 stars
Review of 4935 Bar & Kitchen

4935 Bar & Kitchen
4935 Cordell Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
+1 301-951-4935
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Ranked #167 of 303 Restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American, Indian, Asian fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Transit: Bethesda Metro Stop Walking distance from metro
Description: Sophisticated dining with a trendy atmosphere and creative menu. We combine Indian flavors with French technique to create an exciting yet accessible dining experience.
USA
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Tragara lied to customer”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

I made my reservation through Savored 2 weeks ago for a party of 6 on May 12 at 7:30 pm to celebrate Mother's Day a day early. At 5 pm on May 12, I received a call from the manager at Tragara to inform me that there was an issue in the kitchen so the dining room is closed for the evening. I then asked my brother to call 30 minutes later to see if the restaurant is really closed. He was told that the restaurant is open but they are fully booked for the evening. I then called the restaurant, spoke with the manager, and confronted him with the issue. He said that if I come back next week then he can give me the Savored discount but not tonight. This restaurant has no business ethics. Also, he doesn't seem to care when I told him that I plan on reporting this to BBB and post my review online.

Visited May 2012
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
“Great food but a bit expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

We hesitated to go here because of negative reviews and were glad we went. A fairly large restaurant that was pretty empty on a Wednesday night, which guaranteed very good service. Both the maitre d'h and the owner stopped by to chat with us. We said we were in a hurry and were out in an hour. The arugula salad on radiccio with oranges was a perfect appetizer--not always done this well. The ocean scallops were some of the best I've ever tasted. My husband had cold artichoke hearts in olive oil, garlic, and herbs that were a bit disappointing in flavor but his veal scallopine di vitello forestiere was excellent. We were quite pleased. I wish we had done the Open Table 30% off deal however since the bill with 2 glasses of wine and no dessert or coffee came to $103 without tip.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent Food, Great Atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Wow! I'm not exactly sure what restaurant the other reviewers were reviewing (maybe they were from the same dining party who had a bad experience?), but you really owe it to yourself to try dining at this restaurant because I believe some of the other reviews to be inaccurate. It is actually one of the best Italian restaurants in Bethesda (and we've eaten at most of the other restaurants).

The environment is quiet and comfortable; the staff is polite; the food is excellent. Their parmesan white sauce and their red sauce are excellent. We highly recommend the agnolotti and some of the seafood pasta dishes. (The wines are quite good too, although I only tried one glass).

True, the food can be a bit pricey, but the food is excellent (you get what you pay for). The atmosphere is really nice, and kind of how I like it: classy, quiet, and upscale (at least in the main restaurant...I've never been upstairs).

I suppose some people might like to see the much copied (boring) bright dining room with cheap ultra modern plastic furniture, kind of like the many McChain restaurants. But I'm sure many people (young and old) will appreciate this restaurants classy decorations, cloth covered dining tables, and beautiful wall paintings.

Please do give this restaurant a try. My wife and I are really picky about restaurants, so if we like it, it must be pretty decent. If you think it's too pricey (it's cheaper than most DC restaurants) check out some of the restaurant coupon web sites and you might get a good deal.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ketchum, Id.
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Stay away”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012 via mobile

Went for lunch, we were the only people and the food and service were terrible. The prices were very high and the quality was awful. Don't know how the stay ib business.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Maryland
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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Big Mistake”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

The offer of another Groupon for this Italian restaurant prompted this review.

My family used a Groupon in November for this overpriced place in Bethesda. What a disappointment!

Mediocre food, expensive, indifferent service and atrocious decor made this a horrible experience.

Visited November 2011
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