The Bottom Line
- contemporary, spacious, yet cozy dining room
- naturally raised/organic and locally sourced ingredients
- interesting menu
- large bar and lounge
- side dishes are a la carte
- Address: 7121 Bethesda Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814
- Phone: (301) 656-5515
- Hours: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Weekend Brunch
- Prices: Breakfast $8 to $14, Lunch $9 to $25, Dinner $14 to $32
Guide Review - Redwood Restaurant Review - Bethesda, Maryland
I especially enjoyed the tuscarora farms beet salad with wild watercress and organic lancaster yogurt cheese, and the Pollock (a white fish) with summer squash succotash, lime butter. The yukon gold mashed potatoes and the redwood cabbage slaw were tasty side dishes. The strawberry cake was light and fluffy and a nice way to end an enjoyable meal.
The ambiance at Redwood is unlike any other in Bethesda. The 120-seat dining room is expansive yet tastefully decorated to create a cozy atmosphere. The airy space, with an 18-foot ceiling is over 150 feet wide, and features recycled Redwood accented with natural stone and slate and enormous windows. Intimate alcoves have been created with marble-topped service stations in each section of the room.
Redwood has one of the area's largest outdoor patios for al fresco dining with 100 seats. The 75-seat bar and lounge is set apart from the dining area. There's a private dining room, with a working fireplace that can seat 30 guests or host a reception for 60. An elevated 15-seat "dining bar" separates the dining room from the lounge and can seat individual guests and will also feature wine tastings, classes on local, artisanal cheeses, private dinners, and other special events.
Reviewed July 2008 - Prices are subject to change
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