Specials include brunches and price-fixed dinner menus at the following selection of Mother’s Day options. (Feel free to add more in the comments section.)
Assaggi Mozarella Bar (4838 Bethesda Ave.; 301-951-1988) Open 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Regular dinner menu served all day, featured specials will be available for the very special mom and family.
Brasserie Monte Carlo (7929 Norfolk Ave.; 301-656-9225) Open 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Three-course menu for $45 per person. Main courses are: Crab Stuffed Shrimp, Filet Beef Medallions, Pork Tenderloin, Duck and Vegetarian. Reservations only.
Cesco Osteria (7401 Woodmont Ave.; 301-654-8333) Elegant but casual. Brunch 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Regular menu 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. with carving station, raw bar, pastas, salads, desserts and live Spanish guitar music.
Guardado’s (4918 Del Ray Ave.; 301-986-4920) Special Mother’s Day menu from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
LIA’s (4435 Willard Ave.; 240-223-5427) Mimosas, eggs, and good times for Mother’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Meritage Restaurant at Bethesda North Marriott ( 5701 Marinelli Rd.; 301-822-9234) Mother’s Day brunch with seating times at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. $29 per person for ages 12 and older, $17 per person for ages 6 to 11.
Morton’s The Steakhouse (7400 Wisconsin Ave.; 301-657-2650) Special three-course Mother’s Day meal.
On Monday, a number of Chick-Fil-A locations (including the one in Westfield Montgomery Mall) will host a “Mother-Son Date Knight” meant to give moms and sons some quality medieval-themed time together over chicken sandwiches.
If you’re into that, there are still 13 spots available. The Chick-Fil-A in Montgomery Mall will be taking reservations for seating times up until Sunday on its website.
Each mother-son pair will receive a place mat with questions and topics “to get the conversation started,” according to a press release, and a take-home booklet with ideas for future dates.
Seatings are available at 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The Bethesda Chick-Fil-A won’t have the medieval battle scene slated for the Silver Spring location or the knighting ceremony from the Maryland Renaissance Festival set for a Southern Maryland location, but it will of course offer waffle potato fries.
Image via Chick-Fil-A
Bethesda Row will celebrate a Restaurant Week of its own starting next Monday with 13 participating restaurants.
All the restaurants (with a few exceptions) will offer a $15 three-course lunch and $30 three-course dinner from April 15-April 21.
Tapas-favorite Jaleo is also giving away a $200 dining certificate.
Click each restaurant below to see what’s on its Restaurant Week menu:
Assagi Mozzarella Bar | American Tap Room | Cafe Deluxe | Jaleo | Lebanese Taverna (not available) | Le Pain Quotidien (not available) | Luke’s Lobster | Mon Ami Gabi | Mussel Bar & Grille (lunch only) | Parker’s American Bistro | Raku (choose from full menu) | Redwood | Vino Volo
The following is a sampling of restaurants with brunch or other scheduled specials. Feel free to add more in the comments section:
American Tap Room (7728 Woodmont Ave.; 301-656-1366) 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. endless brunch buffet will be an “eggs-traordinary” Easter celebration with classic and seasonal choices.
Assaggi Mozarella Bar (4838 Bethesda Ave.; 301-951-1988) Open all day, serving regular dinner menu with Easter specials priced individually or on a five-course fixed-menu for $69.
Brasserie Monte Carlo (7929 Norfolk Ave.; 301-656-9225) 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. three-course fixed-menu for $30 includes crab stuffed sole, duck cassoulet, leg of lamb, pork tenderloin, vegetarian pasta. Reservations required.
Cesco Osteria (7401 Woodmont Ave.; 301-654-8333) 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. brunch buffet of pastas and omelets, seafood bar, deserts, salads and more for $39, $10 for kids under 10.
Geppetto Restaurant/Oakville Grille (10257 Old Georgetown Rd.; 301-493-9230) Easter brunch with complimentary mimosa or champagne with dinner specials.
Guardado’s (4918 Del Ray Ave.; 301-986-4920) Easter brunch buffet for $22.95, also a la carte brunch and tapas menu.
La Ferme Restaurant (7101 Brookville Rd.; 301-986-5255) Special menu.
LIA’s (4435 Willard Ave.; 240-223-5427) 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Easter brunch includes mimosas and eggs.
Redwood (7121 Bethesda Lane; 301-656-5515) 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Easter brunch buffet including two carving stations, an omelet station, salads and deserts for $34, $15 for kids.
California Tortilla, the fast casual burrito restaurant that made its start in Bethesda, is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in its own unique way on Friday with free St. Paddy’s Day green chips and liquid gold queso with any entree purchase.
To get the deal say “lucky,” the magic word.
The Bethesda California Tortilla (4871 Cordell Ave.) moved across the street from its original location last fall. Owners Alan Cohen and Pam Felix and the Chamber of Commerce marked the occasion with a burrito cutting, their unique take on a traditional ribbon cutting.
Quirky promotional events have been a part of the store’s draw since Cohen and Felix opened the first California Tortilla in 1995. The Valentine’s Day special: a chocolate tortilla filled with banana, marshmallow and Hershey’s chocolate — then deep-fried and topped with powdered sugar.
Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations are no longer reserved for March 17. Flanagan’s Harp & Fiddle (4844 Cordell Ave.) began marking the cultural Irish holiday last weekend and will continue up until the actual Saint Patrick’s Day arrives Sunday.
Ri Ra Irish Pub (4931 Elm St.) is putting on a week-long celebration and Union Jack’s (4915 St Elmo Ave.) is having a St. Patrick’s Weekend, which includes its free buffet breakfast on Sunday morning:
Ri Ra — Monday, March 11: Half-price oysters and $4 Guinness all day; Wednesday, March 13: Half-price burgers and $4 Smithwicks and Harp pints all day. Kevin James, Irish folk musician plays at 9 p.m; Thursday, March 14: Ladies’ Night, $5 cosmos and appletinis. Lenny Burridge, blues and folk musician, plays at 9 p.m; Sunday, March 17: Live music all day and Guinness and Jameson specials.
Union Jack’s — Thursday, March 14: St. Practice Day featuring $1 Killian’s from 4 p.m. to close and $1 drinks during power hour from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday, March 15: $1 Killian’s; Saturday, March 16: $1 Killian’s from, half-priced car bombs, $4 Jameson, $3 lucky charm shooters and $1 power hour; Sunday March 17: Free buffet breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. with $1 Killian’s from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Brasserie Monte Carlo (7929 Norfolk Ave.; 301-656-9225)
3-course Menu $50/pp 5pm-10pm . 3-course Menu $40/pp 3pm-4pm, same menu. Mains are: Sea Bass,Duck Breast, Filet, Lamb Shank or Vegeterian. Wine (3) Pairings $20/pp. Reservations Only
California Tortilla (4871 Cordell Ave.; 301-654-8226)
With any entree order get a special desert only the folks at California Tortilla could come up with: a chocolate tortilla filled with banana, marshmallow and Hershey’s chocolate — then deep-fried and topped with powdered sugar.
Chef Tony’s (4926 St Elmo Ave.; 301-654-3737)
4-course Dinner Valentines Day, Fresh Seafood Choices, Menu live 2/12, bottle of wine included for couple, reservations suggested, intimate dining
Guardado’s (4918 Del Ray Ave.; 301-986-4920)
Join us for Valentine’s Day! We will be Offering a Special all-you-can-eat Menu for your Special Night. A la carte will be available as well.
Yamas Mediterranean Grill (4806 Rugby Ave.; 301-312-8384)
3-course meal for two ($49.95) includes appetizer choice of zucchini fritters, spanakopita, hummus and pita, entree choice of vegetarian mousaka, chicken kebobs served over rice and three-piece paidakia lamb chops served over fries. Dessert is a plate of chocolate-covered strawberries and two glasses of champagne.
American Tap Room (7278 Woodmont Ave.; 301-656-1366)
The Bethesda Row bar and restaurant is offering a number of takeout packages, including a Play Action Platter for $47 that includes three bavarian pretzels, eight phoenix wings, three cheeseburger sliders, three pulled pork sliders and hummus with grilled pita which serves four to six. You can also buy pulled pork sliders ($38), cheeseburger sliders ($38) or phoenix wings ($12) by the dozen or six bavarian pretzels with dips for $26.
Pre-order by Friday to get a 10 percent discount.
Central Farm Markets (Bethesda Elementary School, 7600 Arlington Rd.; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday)
The popular farmers market is celebrating Super Bowl Sunday with a selection of gameday appropriate items from some of its vendors and a recipe for a “Ravens super quick Five-Layer dip.”
Cesco Osteria (7401 Woodmont Ave.; 301-654-8333)
The Italian restaurant is offering pre-order takeout specials including lasagna, salad and focaccia for eight ($65), lasagna ($49) and margherita, four-cheese and capricciosa pizzas ($10 each).
Chipotle (7600 Old Georgetown Rd.; 301-907-9077 and 10400 Old Georgetown Rd.; 301-214-2410)
Chipotle franchises nationwide are offering half-off burrito boxes for any orders of six or more burritos.
Panas (4731-A Elm St.; 301-657-7371)
The gourmet empanada shop off Bethesda Row has a $19.95 per dozen carry out special and a Facebook contest to win a free catered party for 10 on Sunday.
Mia’s Pizzas (4926 Cordell Ave.; 301-718-6427)
Mia’s in Woodmont Triangle is offering a Superbowl Sunday Pack of mac ‘n cheese, insalata mista, meatball sliders, cookies and four pizzas for $120 to feed eight.
Photo via Mia’s Pizzas