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“Terrific, not complex offerings, tasty and good to share” 4 of 5 stars
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Bistro LaZeez
8009 Norfolk Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 652-8222
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Ranked #100 of 297 restaurants in Bethesda
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Bethesda, MD
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73 reviews 73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Terrific, not complex offerings, tasty and good to share”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Lebanese food has many imitators in the DC metro area, and this single cafe (small, simple) is a real deal. The menu has some highlights, especially anything with LaZeez spice blend, with lamb chops and herb potatoes a stand out. Love the lubbna (think Greek yoghurt.). It's a regular place for me and friends.

Visited August 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Bethesda, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Worth a detour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

This very small restaurant tucked away in the upper reaches of Norfolk Avenue is well worth a visit, because the food is always fresh and really zesty. The cuisine is Lebanese/Mediterranean, with delicious kebabs and great salads. Plenty of choice for vegetarians ....the 10 appetizers, including fava bean saute, fettoush and tabbouli all have plenty of garlic, lemon and cilantro and are fresh to the palate. The house dressing is particularly good, with a garlic and chilli bite.
For meat eaters I recommend the 'Sultan', which has the grilled lamb and chicken kebabs, mediterranean-style potatoes or saffron-style basmati rice, accompanied by grilled vegetables.....but there are many different entrees to choose from.

You can sit outside or in...there are six or seven tables under yellow parasols on the pavement. In summertime, you might get a glimpse of the open-air cinema show at the end of the street, from your table.

Bon appetit!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, MA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“One of my favorites in Bethesda”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012 via mobile

In my opinion this place has the best Mediterranean food in the area. Their kebabs are very well made, are great tasting and come in generous portions. Service has always been excellent as well.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bethesda
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A Local Favorite!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

This is a local's favorite. It is not a chain, but rather, a family owned and operated bistro. The food is wonderful and authentic and fresh. The restaurant has a pleasant atmosphere, but there are not many tables. It does have outside seating which is great when the weather is nice.
You could easily walk by it and not notice. It is one of those "best kept secrets!"

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 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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“Quality Mediterranean Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

Bistro LaZeez is a fine café located in downtown Bethesda. I can rely on their high quality, reasonably priced Mediterranean cuisine. The bistro is well-decorated and maintained. I recommend the chicken kabab as it is a generous protein portion.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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