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Cafe Deluxe

4910 Elm St. (Woodmont Ave.) Send to Phone
The casual American food appeals to the whole family.


Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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Cafe Deluxe, Bethesda, MD

Cafe Deluxe Restaurant Review

: Like its other locations, this Bethesda site features an American-casual menu, which judging from the noise level, appeals to a large audience, from toddlers in strollers to businessmen at the bar: The place resounds with chattering voices and tinkling cutlery as loads of people either bar hop or simply overeat. As for appetizers, we found that the creamed spinach dip and chips featured more chips than dip, so you might look at the goat cheese salad or possibly the crispy chicken spring rolls as better starters for the entrées. The kitchen offers several sandwich selections---we found the roasted lamb and goat cheese mediocre---and such appealing full meals as an herb-roasted chicken with mashed potatoes (real comfort food) and chicken potpie, steamed mussels and grilled meatloaf also with mashed potatoes. Desserts don’t deserve gold stars, the apple pie with caramel sauce was rather mushy, and the lackluster chocolate chip cookie pie has been replaced with a brownie dessert. Yet even if every dish doesn’t ring true, the whole place is fun and convivial, a true neighborhood happening. Other locations.

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