Great Eats Right Outside of Washington, DC in Montgomery County

Montgomery County’s claim to fame is an authentic dining experience ranging in flavors from around the world, a community of hidden gems and tasty treasures. With over 1,000 restaurants across the county, there’s an outstanding dining option for every day of the week. Here are a few restaurants that should be on your summer “great eats” list this summer – right outside of Washington, DC.

City Perch Kitchen + Bar
North Bethesda

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City Perch Kitchen + Bar offers seasonal American cuisine with an emphasis on unique, seasonal dishes, natural ingredients and contemporary comfort foods. The diverse range of flavors is complemented by a sophisticated beverage program specializing in hand-crafted farm-to-glass cocktails and boutique wines.

The Manor at Silo Falls
Brookeville

Located on 40 acres of rolling farmland, The Manor at Silo Falls is a historic mansion with a full-service kitchen and bar. The breathtaking property features a large lake, farm silo and many areas for beautiful photography.

Terrain Café
Bethesda

Terrain Cafe

Using hand-selected local produce, meats and dairy products, the Cafe’s culinary team takes pride in crafting menus from the seasonal harvest of farmers they know and trust. Located in the Bethesda Row shopping district, Terrain Cafe is connected to the terrain and Anthropologie retail spaces and it features an interior dining space with bar seating plus additional exterior seating on the patio.

Fogo de Chão
North Bethesda

Fogo de Chao

Leading Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão recently opened its doors at Pike & Rose. The steakhouse offers guests an elevated experience at the reimagined, contemporary bar with lounge seating and dedicated bar staff. Guests may choose to add a single selection of fire-roasted meat or have the full churrasco experience. Brazilian-inspired seafood options are also available a-la-carte, including shrimp and lobster appetizers, mango Chilean sea bass and a seafood tower.

Copper Canyon Grill
Silver Spring & Gaithersburg

At Copper Canyon Grill in Silver Spring or Gaithersburg you will enjoy full-flavored, fresh American cuisine served in an upscale, yet casual and energetic atmosphere. Make sure to try their made-from-scratch iron skillet cornbread.

Out On The Farm

For those looking to take the idea of “farm-to-table” to a whole new level, spend the evening surrounded by abundant beauty in Montgomery County’s 93,000-acre Agricultural Reserve.

Calleva Farm’s Dirty Dinners
Dickerson

Calleva Dirty Dinners
Chris Knowles Photography

Experience the spring and summertime glory of Calleva’s 200-acre farm, featuring a meal comprised of local ingredients, local wines, and live music from local artists. Dirty Dinners give adults an opportunity to experience the relaxed joys of farm life, and the great outdoors in Montgomery County.

High Point Farm
Clarksburg

Whether it’s spelled barbecue or BBQ, the flame-kissed goodness is the centerpiece of High Point Farm’s catering services. Their team will bring the grills to you or serve on-site at the farm.

Smokey Glen Farm
Gaithersburg

Known as “the company picnic place,” Smokey Glen Farm encourages guests to mix business with a hearty helping of their famous barbeque chicken. Throughout the summer, get a taste of Montgomery County’s rural side with Fridays on the Farm.

Article originally published on Edible DC.