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“Excellent food, but expensive” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Newton's Table

Newton's Table
4917 Elm Street, Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 718-0550
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Ranked #39 of 302 Restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between Woodmont and Arlington
Transit: We are two blocks from the Bethesda Metro Station, on the Red Line.
Description: Newton's Table, a new restaurant by Chef Dennis Friedman, is the latest addition to downtown Bethesda featuring contemporary American cuisine. Renovations are almost finished and opening is slated for early April.
washington, D.C.
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81 reviews 81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
“Excellent food, but expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

My husband and I dined here with another couple last week. The service was excellent - not hovering, but definitely attentive. All of us thought the food was excellent - delicious salads, and beef and fish entrees that were perfectly cooked with nice accompaniments. The biscuits that they put on the table were amazing. We ordered 3 desserts for our table, and all were excellent; very creative and unusual.
I definitely would have given this restaurant 5 circles for its cuisine and service, but I find it unusual to pay downtown DC prices for a restaurant in the suburbs. Yes, Bethesda is expensive, but it's not downtown. This is probably one of the most expensive restaurant in Bethesda.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Based on some of the positive reviews I read we decided to try this place out but it is clearly over rated.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The seats were a bit uncomfortable but what bothered me the most was when we asked for more bread. The guy said it was quite difficult to make the bread but he would see what he could do. Needless to say he never brought more bread out. The snapper was over cooked and the tuna was so so. The Kobe beef wantons were good but the place did not live up to our expectations.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Reston
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Excellent lunch in a charming and quiet place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

A friend who lives in Bethesda said this was her favorite place and that was where she wanted to go for her Birthday lunch. All 3 of us had the special, a lovely house salad and Char over a wonderful couscous. The service was immaculate. Just the right touch, a quick scooping away of my opened sugar packages but not wanting to take away the dishes too soon. Just right. Food was outstanding. Only disappointment was the Pig Brittle for dessert. On the menu a mention that it was rated an outstanding ice cream by others. While good, the brittle was excellent but served on the side and the ice cream was vanilla. So not sure what the excitement was about. I was expecting a blended ice cream. However that did not overcome what was a just delightful experience. I would definitely go back again and I loved that you could hear. Great food, outstanding service and decent prices.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, DC
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Extremely good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We four shared the Kobe Wontons, Mushroom Ravioli, Fuzu and Arctic Char. We were surprised at how good everything was: Texture, flavor and presentation. And we could tell the waiter was from Europe as he gave perfect service---informative but not intrusive. We hardly noticed when he removed various pieces of tableware.

And unlike so many other restaurants, this place is not noisy. You can actually hear your dining partners talk.

A great experience.

The next day I went to a restaurant that serves breakfast at any time. So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bethesda, Maryland
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Quiet, elegant place with fine food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Four of us enjoyed the ambience and fine service at this lovely Bethesda restaurant. Our starters were terrific: 2 different delicious salads, sweet potato gnocchi, and cold soba noodles with ceviche-style chunks of shrimp and scallops (least tasty of all the appetizers). Main courses were perfectly sized and perfectly cooked: wonderful poached halibut, grilled rockfish, tasty veal tenderloin (3 thick slices) crusted with macadamian nut chutney and presented with purple Okinawa sweet potato puree. We shared an order of their wonderful, signature dessert of "pig brittle" with pecans and proscuitto and an item new to the menu, apricot crumble (tasty but smallish). Coffee/cappucino was particularly flavorful, we thought.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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