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“Lovely Lunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Oakville Grille and Wine Bar

Oakville Grille and Wine Bar
10257 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 897-9100
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Ranked #2 of 8 Bars & Pubs in Bethesda
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Democracy Blvd
Transit: Grosvenor Metro Metro Bus
McLean, Virginia
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113 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Lovely Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Menu had many appealing possibilities. Our salads were fresh and delicious. Though there were other guests around us, it was quiet and a perfect place for conversation. I will return.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Bethesda, Maryland
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155 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, good continental cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Fresh food. Maybe a little too much salt, but otherwise not overly seasoned. Staff is nice.

Visited November 2011
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Thank CYLau
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Key West, Florida
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Costco Beef is Better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

The ambiance at the Oakville Grille is quite nice and the decibel level is better than most in DC. In our recent experience, however, the menu and the quality of the food was inconsistent. The two main seafood entrees had the same sauce - a menu faux pas. If you are not into lemongrass-coconut sauce - oh well. The beef entree was flavorless and just not good quality. I had the special of the week (stuffed peppers) which were uniquely prepared and quite good.

Overall - a mediocre evening.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank keywestgourmet
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Newville, Alabama
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Was skeptical.... but extremely happy with the evening.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

I hosted a group of co-workers this week at the Oakville Grille and Wine Bar. It was very close to the hotel in which we were staying and had good ratings and an interesting selection of wines so we ventured out. All 6 of us ordered something different and the meals were all very good. It was a nice atmosphere inside and the staff was very attentive. Will definitely be back when in Bethesda.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Bethesda, Maryland
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Yes, Bethesda, there is fine dining in a strip shopping center”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

The Oakville Grille pulls off in a neighborhood shopping center the high-end menu and dining experience one would normally associate with city-center or countryside setting. Having dined there with an old friend a few times lately, I recently steered hungry co-workers there for dinner to laving praise afterwards. Service is attentive and gracious without being intrusive or pretentious, and a mix of French and California dishes stream from the kitchen cooked to perfection with an ideal hand at seasoning. Better yet, an impressive global wine list implores exploration, and the wait staff is fit for the task of recommending pairings to suit one's meal and one's palette. Make sure you leave room for dessert, too, and remember when you're at the end of the meal that a lovely cheese plate appeared on the apps list!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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