Maybe I haven't tried enough restaurants in this area, but I always feel like to get a really good meal, I have to go into the city (as opposed to where I live, the MD burbs). There are plenty of decent options in Bethesda and Silver Spring, but few that stand out and really wow me. The latest exception? Redwood in Bethesda. I went to brunch here a while ago and was really impressed by how fresh and flavorful everything was! Also, the prices are very reasonable, especially considering how swanky the decor is. For Washingtonions or Marylanders, this place is definitely worth a visit next time you're in Bethesda.
Homemade tortilla chips, pico de gallo, queso fundido, and tomatillo salsa.
Brandade bruschetta, crispy olive bread, poached eggs, salsa verde--seriously amazing.
Pancakes with pecan maple syrup.
7121 Bethesda Lane