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“Reliable date night restaurant” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Redwood

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Ranked #88 of 340 Restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: The Bethesda Metro station is located only three blocks from the heart of Bethesda Row. Take the red line to Bethesda Metro Center.
bethesda, md
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435 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Reliable date night restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

This restaurant and bar never disappoints for a date night. Service is pleasant and food good (not great). Bar options are good and in the nice weather sitting outside is a plus.

Visited March 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Arlington, Virginia
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good value if you happen to like an item”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

The best thing one can say about Redwood is that the pre fixe menu is a terrific value. The two of us who ordered it received generous servings of well prepared, if not outstanding, food. But the menu didn't offer much variety. I'm not a vegetarian but sometimes I feel in the mood for a meatless meal. This happened to be such a night and I couldn't find anything appealing.

Our server was friendly and competent, but I dislike being addressed in first person plural. Madam, you can be friendly without being familiar.

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Thank Steve W
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Columbia, Maryland
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Food and Service on Bethesda Lane”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Redwood is located within the Bethesda Lane walking Mall of Bethesda Row. The restaurant is decorated in a contemporary style with redwood and metals, in a way that is warm and inviting. Our Waiter shared that they have abundant outdoor seating available after 15 March and the restaurant windows fully open when the weather is pleasant in the Spring and Fall. They offer a lengthy wine list with a solid variety by the glass as well as specialty martinis, which my wife enjoys. Their French Onion Soup and Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad were both great appetizers. The Grilled Hanger Steak and the Mole Braised Beef Short Ribs were terrific; both entrees included a generous portion of vegetables which I greatly appreciate. Our Waiter was terrific with a thorough knowledge of the neighborhood, as well as the menu and wines by the glass. Everything came as order and never too early or late. Drink refills were offered in a timely manner without being overbearing. Dinner came to $75 per person with 2 drinks/person and tip. Overall a great experience. We are planning to go back once the patio is open and the weather warms up.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank MikeHikeEat
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Bilthoven, The Netherlands
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115 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“very nice restaurant with great fresh food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

really enjoyed eating here on a very quiet monday night. I assume the restaurant is much more full later in the week and on weekends, we we still thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Nice fresh food served in a very elegant way. definitely a place to remember when I am around again.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank jooph
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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144 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Great Spot for A Networking Event”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

I attended a networking event recently at Redwood in Bethesda. The bar area is very open and inviting and the music is not so loud that you can't network easily. They have several good selections for Happy Hour drinks including a very nice Spanish Red Wine for $4 a glass. There is also a good select of munchies suitable for sharing and very tasty.
The bartenders and manager were very attentive.
There is a parking lot directly behind the restaurant and it is located in the Bethesda Row, so there are lots of other shops and places to enjoy before or after visiting. Very clean, upbeat place. I felt the clients and others at the event were impressed with it as well.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Travelqueen8882
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