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After a day of shopping at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, Maryland, we went to grab a bite to eat at Kathy Sidell’s fifth restaurant MET Bethesda. The family-friendly neighborhood restaurant and bar has an option for everyone including the kiddos as the prominently placed bar takes center stage and it is a beautiful sight to see. Take your taste buds on a journey and try these five things at MET Bethesda:

  • First things first. Taste one of 20 exotic and interesting on-tap martinis from the martini bar. Our favorite was the passion fruit (not too sweet and just enough acid). Try MET’s signature cocktails including a blood orange martini, the MET Bloody Mary or a selection of “flavor flights” that change seasonally.
  • Start the night off with some appetizers from the Char Bar, where small bites are seared over an open flame fueled by hickory and oak wood. Our favorite was the salmon belly that sits on top of torched tomatoes and plated with creamy basil sauce.
  • Huge in size and flavor, the chicken parmigiana can serve 2-3 people and is paired with a Caesar salad.

  • The rigatoni bolognese (pictured) is stellar. Literally simmered for 12 hours, the sauce will make you want to kiss your fingertips and say “Mamma mia!”
  • HOLY COW! Try the prime bone-in ribeye steak for two which comes with hash browns and Brussels slaw. Don’t skip out on one of their five steak sauces: Met Steak Sauce, jalapeño jam, horseradish cream, béarnaise, or the J1.

Remember that ArcLight Cinemas sits directly across from the restaurant, so check out a movie before or after dinner.

MET Bethesda at Westfield Montgomery Mall
7101 Democracy Blvd.
Unit 3200
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 767-1900

Feature photo courtesy of MET Bethesda.