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Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Jazz Bar
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely place to dine! Our table of four ordered a variety of appetizers including sushi and all were delicious and beautifully presented. Our mains were likewise well-seasoned and tasty. Service was above average.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed August 28, 2022

Bethesda, MD is a place where the sidewalks roll up by 10 p.m. It can be hard to find anything decent to eat after 9 p.m. when most kitchens close. Fortunately, there's Woodmont Grill, which has been a neighborhood staple for decades. We just stopped...in for a bite to eat around 9:30 p.m., and Ynez, our server, could not have been more gracious. Of course, entrees are pricey, but we kept the bill somewhat reasonable with a smattering of appetizers. Their olives are simply divine!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 26, 2022

year 2022, after a pandemic, on the verge of economic recession and a restaurant does not accommodate parties of 5 or more? Wow awesome!!!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 23, 2022 via mobile

This seems one of the places to see and be seen in Central Bethesda… On Woodmont very close to the Bethesda arts and restaurant District, it helps to have a reservation to get in here, although there is an outdoor covered terrace for sitting and...drinking and people-watching while you wait for your table to be ready. Inside, there are many people eating drinking and gathering at the bar which has more than just the typical bar counter for service but also has a whole parallel counter for stand-up overflow and drinking. The dining room is known for live music a few days a week, with a big wide open kitchen, but the whole restaurant is very dark, with dark wood. It feels very much like a Gentlemans club. When you make a reservation they send you a note reminding you that they have a dress code but I felt that people were dressed far more casually than the dress code would prefer people be dressed. The menu surprised me as being more pub-like than anything, however i had expected fine restaurant or steakhouse from the ratings and write-ups the but, as I say, the atmosphere felt like it should be a fine restaurant or a steakhouse and a little more formal in the menu. Having said that we had very delicious dinners… the presentation of my tuna tartare was absolutely gorgeous as was the taste and texture. It’s not inexpensive but we will go back since we have to be in Bethesda fairly regular basisMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 30, 2022

Upon our arrival we were “greeted” by the hostess and told about all the rules. Two tables of four cannot sit next to each other for example. The wait staff had to be reminded to bring things over and over. At the end of the...meal the manager popped by and we told her that we were not happy the response was “oh well”. Will NOT go back!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 21, 2022 via mobile

Wife and I had dinner here before seeing a show at BB&J down the street. Thank God we had a reservation, because there was quite a wait to get in, but we were seated right away. For a drink and appetizer I had an Old...Fashion and we had the junior shrimps. The shrimps were quite large and really good with the two dips that came along with them. For the entrée I had the ribs and fries. I almost ate all of the fries before tasting the ribs because they were that good. The ribs were fall off the bones good, great sauce and seasoning. My wife had the salmon and she really enjoy the tast and the accompanying sauce. The bill was a little pricey, but we really enjoyed our whole mealsMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 5, 2022

My husband made a reservation for our anniversary, based on info on the website: "We prefer to host experiences based on smaller, more intimate parties of two, and limit parties larger than that. We consider hats, tank tops, flip flops, and team athletic attire too...casual for our restaurant. Our restaurants are generally not the best environment for young children." Looking forward to a sophisticated, intimate, fairly quiet experience, we were quite disappointed to find there were kids, people dressed in tank tops/casual attire and the place was mobbed. It's a huge open space and tables are tight together so it's very noisy. Our waitress apologized for having to yell to be heard. It was an upscale, big TGIF's/PF Chang's. They knew it was an anniversary dinner and we were seated at a puny "booth" for two. We are small and we barely fit. Surrounded by loud tables quite close together; one with a loud wandering kid. It may be a great restaurant for the tourist and family crowd (big hotels all around it now), but the website needs to be honest about dress code, kids, "noise level", and the ambience of the experience. Not the place for an intimate, romantic anniversary dinner.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed December 13, 2021

Ok I'm a bit of a fanatic when it comes to the Hillstone Family of Restaurants. When I travel, I look to see if one is there. The Woodmont Grill is a must for me when I'm in DC. Its just a short ride up...the redline Metro and then a couple of blocks to culinary nirvana. The ribs. OMG, the ribs. Fall off the bone tender. I'm beginning to salivate as I write this. The screwdrivers are made with freshly squeezed orange juice. And for dessert, the apple cobbler. Dear reader, if you go you will not be disappointed and will be treated well. My only compliant about this location, what's with the "we don't have decaf coffee." Huh? Oh, and you have French fries but don't have baked potatoes?More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 4, 2021 via mobile

Prices are way too high . They don’t give you ice water and the old salad is missing with all the ingredients. Really not happy

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 3, 2021

Visiting in DC and met up with old friend for lunch to catch up on our families. We split a starter of grilled artichokes w a remoulade sauce, excellent. My friend had the French dip and I had the baked salmon. Both were very good....When we started, my friend asked about French Sancerre, but Nicole said they were out of that one, but not on the list there was another. Great wine and went very well w the salmon. But, my friend complained that the French dip required a red. Nicole recommended a Zinfandel. Superb wine. And we finished the meal by splitting the cheese cake. My only complaint would be that the area is too dark. A little more light would have been welcome. The menu offered a different sushi dishes, some sounded very 8nteresting, but I was not in the mood for sushi, then starters and entrees.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed October 3, 2021 via mobile

The hillstone group always delivers. Period hard stop. Ribs: 10/10 French Dip: 10/10 Coleslaw: 10/10 Spinach Artichoke Dip: 8.5/10 Fries: 8.5/10 Creamed Corn: 8/10 Key lime pie: 8/10 Sundae: 8/10

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed July 23, 2021 via mobile

I specifically came back here for their veggie burger. I remember it being succulent, flavorful, & meaty. However, after 5-6 year from last coming here, I guess things changed. The veggie burger is still good, but not as great as I remember it. Hubby ordered...the Hawaiian ribeye which was juicy, well cooked, and yummy. It had flavors different from your normal steak. Their guacamole, which was released today, was pretty good (especially the chips that came with it). Jordan, our waiter, was pretty awesome, friendly, and always had a smile on his face. Would probably come here again on a different occasion in hopes of bringing back my memory of that awesome veggie burger.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 9, 2021

As an avid Houston's fan, I was excited to visit the Woodmont Grill. I find that the Hillstone properties across the US do an excellent job at creating a memorable dining experience. The Woodmont Grill property overall did not disappoint. However, I was really hoping...to tuck into a prime rib dinner that is a common offering to the HIllstone Restaurant Group in my experience. The Woodmont Grill did not offer it. I was disappointed. That being said, the roasted chicken sufficed. If I'm in the DMV area, I might make another trip to the Woodmont Grill, but only for nostalgic reasons.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 2, 2021

We called in for a reservation. The manager mr Mccolbert Eurvard told us to " come on in." We assumed there was no wait. upon arrival at 6:30pm, the egotistical manager said we have to wait. We got seated at 7:45. Ordered our favorite caesar...salads and they came drenched in dressing. not a big deal. ordered four steak and wanted medium cooked. The steaks came well done so we sent them back. The chef came out and both the chef and the wait staff were very apologetic about the screw up. So at 9:20 we got four new steaks, except they were medium rare. once again the chef and the waitresses agreed that it was not medium. The egotistical manager comes and says what do you want us to do? I said nothing, just get my order right. He comes back few minutes later and says since we cant make you happy, we will comp the meal, but your are not to come back here again!! WTF IS THAT!! FIRST THEY AGREE THEY MESSED UP YOUR ORDER, THEN THE JERK IN CHARGE TELLS US WERE NOT WELCOME BACK!? My wife contacted the restaurant the next day and they said the are sticking with the managers decision. WE WILL NEVER GO BACL UNTIL THIS JERK IN THE FRONT GETS RELIEVED OF HIS DUTY. WORST EXPERIENCE AT A RESTUARANT EVER!!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 25, 2021

I also am dumbfounded at the decision to stop takeout. This was a place that was able to handle takeout and dine-in before the pandemic. Now they can't be bothered?! We went 15+ months trekking into downtown Bethesda, navigating their wretched system for takeout ordering...(at increased prices no less) to help them stay open during the pandemic and now, to those loyal customers who aren't ready to eat out at a restaurant or can't because of health conditions they say "we don't need your business." We won't be returning till they lose their attitude. This isn't some 3 star Michelin restaurant, even Old Ebbitt and Capital Grill still does takeout now that they are fully open and they say thank you!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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It is a 6 min walk from the Bethesda metro stop (0.3 miles). They do have free parking if you drive. There is also public parking across the street for a fee.
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