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Dining in Bethesda & our Nation's Capital

At the Bethesda Hyatt Regency

There are convenient and delicious dining options right at the hotel:



A short walk outside the hotel provides a whole host of dining options. Wandering through Bethesda Row, you'll find a plethora of delicious choices. Here are a few highlights.

  • Think you can handle eating a nine pound burger, then stop in BGR: The Burger Joint (but call ahead if you really want the nine-pounder!). Oh, you may want to bring a friend or two to help with one of the biggest burgers on the block!
  • Looking for a healthier option? Head over to Sweet Green for a yummy salad.
  • Vapiano provides a casual place to kickback and lounge while enjoying some pizza, pasta, and salads.
  • In need of a sweet treat? You gotta visit Georgetown Cupcakes! They have a location at Bethesda Row, and within walking distance of the hotel.

There are many more wonderful restaurants in Downtown Bethesda; investigate your options using this interactive dining guide and map by selecting on the type of cuisine you want to explore!

If you're shopping at White Flint Mall, just three metro stations in the direction of Shady Grove on the Red Line from Bethesda, you can enjoy a bite to eat at a variety of restaurants, including Bertucci's, Cheesecake Factory, Dave and Busters, and P.F. Chang's.


Washington, D.C.

For the adventurous, hop on the Metro, ride into the District, and explore all of the food and dining options in our nation's capital!


  • Breakfast in D.C.? It’s one of the best! Peruse this Washington Post guide to find the right place to start off your day!
    • D.C. Metro Food Tours features food tours by historic D.C. neighborhoods, tours of markets, and culinary events around town.
    • Moveable Feast, anyone? Participate in walking tours to explore the history and culture of D.C.'s neghborhoods through food.
    • D.C. Eats features itineraries to explore the best eats in our nation's capital!
  • Food Trucks! With a Twitter account, you can find any of these food trucks around D.C. metro area.
  • Farmers Markets are ubiquitous among D.C.'s neighborhoods. The closest ones to the Bethesda Hyatt are the Adams Morgan and Dupont Circle markets on the weekends. Venture out and enjoy a magical day at the Eastern Market - one of D.C.'s oldest public markets. Just hop the Metro to take the Red Line to Metro Center to then jump on the Blue/Orange Line to the Eastern Market stop. It's open Tuesday through Sunday. On the weekends, there are artisans showcasing their wares and a flea market across the street on the local school’s basketball courts.
  • Alex Nicholson has kept tabs on places where the First Family has dined around the District so check out their picks! One is a classic D.C. establishment—Ben’s Chili Bowl—where you can get chili cheese dogs, half-smokes, or burgers and fries. It’s located just off the U Street-Cardozo Metro stop on the Green Line. The U Street area is a vibrant area full of a wonderful array of bars and eateries that are not the typical tourist traps. This was one of President Obama’s first food stops before his inauguration.
  • As IR folks, how can we turn down the opportunity to eat pizza at a restaurant that pays tribute to pi? The District of Pi is located near the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro Station.

The options abound! Explore all of D.C.'s culinary delights by neighborhood, cuisine, and price, and read up on the local restaurant scene using the Washington Post Restaurant Guide to find the right spot for you.

For a more extensive list of restaurants in the Bethesda and D.C. areas, please refer to the comprehensive listing at the link below:

Restaurants in Bethesda and D.C.

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