Cava is our idea of the lunch move President. Because yes, there’s a version of elected office for Bethesda lunch places. Whether you get a salad, wrap, or plate, make sure to get the braised lamb on that bad boy. And if you come between the hours of 11am-1pm, expect a long line. Waiting in it is more important than getting back to work.
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Mon Ami Gabi
Mon Ami Gabi is a French spot in Bethesda. Use it for date night or dinner with the parents.
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Agora is often overlooked for trendier spots in Dupont, but the Mediterranean food here is pretty good. Use it for a last-minute meal.
Tail Up Goat
Wear elastic-waisted pants when you go to Tail Up Goat in Adams Morgan, and make sure to get involved with the pastas and lamb ribs.
Another Jose Andres spot with solid tapas. Head to Zaytinya for a power lunch that doesn’t feel like a power lunch.
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