I ran a search and couldn't find what I was looking for so here we go. Typical scenario, first date with a girl (both guy and girl are in mid 20's), looking for somewhere with good food, low-to-medium noise level, and nice atmosphere in Bethesda.
My experience in Bethesda thus far: Jaleo - good food but too noisy for a first date, Black's - bar menu is good but the a la carte is a little pricey, Houston's excellent food but pricey, Foong lin - yuck, Rock Bottom is ok, BD's is good but too casual for a first date, Tommy Joes also too casual. I enjoy a nice bottle of wine with dinner, if that helps any.
Recommendations are welcome, let's make this dinner a good one :)