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“Wonderful flavors” 4 of 5 stars
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Bistro LaZeez
8009 Norfolk Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 652-8222
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Ranked #118 of 299 Restaurants in Bethesda
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Bethesda, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Wonderful flavors”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This small, friendly restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating, and carefully chosen, carefully prepared selections. The wide selection of appetizers amount to a meal alone; wonderful flavors, and a nice variety reflecting serious Middle Eastern cooking. Every visit we've made has been rewarding. I specially appreciate that the owner pays attention to his guests, and regularly asks for suggestions--just as he was doing more than a year ago when the restaurant opened.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Bethesda, MD
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
25 helpful votes 25 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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Bethesda, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
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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