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“Tough to get seated” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Woodmont Grill

Woodmont Grill
7715 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6003 (Formerly Houston's)
301-656-9755
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Ranked #2 of 296 restaurants in Bethesda
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Rockville, MD
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74 reviews 74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Tough to get seated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

They are quite inflexible with bar seating and it seems I always wait a LONG period of time to get seated. Food prices are high for what you get as they've recently changed up the menu to justify the price increase. It's close to the office so a go-to for business lunches as an option to Black's across the street.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Howell, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Not up to the hype”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

When told the wait would be 40-45 minutes, one would expect around that time frame. But when an hour passes and told it would be a few minutes and those few minutes turn into another fifteen, you get a little antsy especially when you are seated after 9pm.
When my wife took a bite of her salmon and it was still cold inside the waitress took it and it was promptly burnt to ensure it was hot enough.
I must include that the manager came to us when we told the waitress we weren't happy. The manager comped our meal but I would rather pay for good meal than get a bad meal for free.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Bethesda, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“New to me”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Met a friend there for lunch and had fabulous crab cakes with excellent slaw and fries. We both really enjoyed them but $32? Pricey for lunch.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Columbia, MD
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52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Lovely Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I took my husband to this restaurant for this birthday, and we truly enjoyed the experience. It's imperative that you make reservations well in advance. If you don't, you're liable to wait for up to an hour for a table. With reservations, you walk right in. No issues. We were seated in a booth and shortly serviced. We ordered the spinach and artichoke dip and peel and eat shrimp as appetizers. Both were good. The dip didn't have enough chips, but the server asked us if we wanted more and quickly brought them out. I was under the impression that the shrimp would be seasoned with Old Bay. It was really a plate of shrimp cocktail with the shells still on. Our entrees were the day's fresh fish (rock fish) with wilted spinach and the Hawaiian rib-eye with a baked potato. The fish was amazing, and hubby really enjoyed the steak. The food really takes on some serious smoky flavor by being grilled over hardwood. It was awesome! Dessert included the warm five-nut brownie a la mode with Kahlua caramel. Amazing. We were in and out in a little over an hour. We love this place!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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“They went out of their way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The Woodmont Grill is in the old Houston. We descended with several kids and a constantly changing guest count! They did not have a table for the 9 of us, but put us in two adjoining booths. Then when two more arrived they quickly moved us effortlessly to another area to keep us together in three booths. Then more arrived and we juggled again. Never anything less than smiles and help from the staff. Drinks were served at each change and orders taken, and changed several times. Wow!

Besides great staff the food was good. They had a kids menu, but did not bring it out. We had to ask, and the waitress gave it verbally. There was parking on site and close to the Metro.

Visited July 2013
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