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“Consistently good” 5 of 5 stars
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Bistro LaZeez
8009 Norfolk Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 652-8222
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Ranked #111 of 301 Restaurants in Bethesda
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Washington, DC
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Consistently good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Oh, this place is great for lunch. Falafel platter with a side salad, hummus appetizer. YUM. And servers are always friendly. The only thing they could maybe improve on is the pita bread, it is thin and tends to get dry and hard after it cools down. Not that that stops me from finishing it...

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Bethesda, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 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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Bethesda, MD
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98 reviews 98 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
23 helpful votes 23 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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8 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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