With out a doubt, Bethesda turned out to be a restaurant heaven for us. I must thank the person who recommended we stay in Bethesda while visiting D.C.! This is another great restaurant we went to on our last day in the D.C. area. Service was friendly and professional. The room was formal and not too large. It was pricey, probably one of the more expensive restaurants we have ever eaten at, but you DO get your money's worth. Each dish is presented with such care and panache. It is obvious that the owners and chef really care about food quality, preparation and presentation. We started with beef carpaccio and kobe wontons. I enjoyed the carpaccio, but loved the kobe wontons. They were so juicy and flavorable. Next we had the crab cakes (all meat, except for the seasoning), and a special -- skate. The skate was a treat, as I don't see it on menus too often. The skate came with a cream sauce, subtly flavored with ground peanuts, and spinach sauteed with sliced wild mushrooms. For dessert we had the tropical trio - banana cheese cake, mango ice cream, pineapple caramelized on top, and rum infused butter cake. We also had a plum tart with raspberry sauce and corn ice cream! That was different, but, again, the ice cream was subtly flavored and just right. So original without being obnoxious. Again, another perfect, and final, dinner in Bethesda. Though the portions were not large, we felt completely satiated. We needed no more. If you are looking for a special meal, and don't mind splurging, this is the restaurant for you.
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