My parents are down from New York for the weekend, and we had planned to have dinner with my two brothers in Annapolis for one of their birthdays. Problem is, birthday brother plays two games of rugby today down on the mall, and won't be in any shape to travel out to Anne Arundel County in time to have a decently timed meal (decently timed for my young 'uns, that is).
So, our Annapolis seafood plans are out.
He lives in the Bethesda-area, and it's been years since I've had to know restaurants there. Here's my dilemma: I need a restaurant recommendation ASAP, so that I can call in and try and make a reservation for 7 at 7 (or so). Here's the criteria:
- It doesn't have to be seafood, as I'm not sure that the price-value ratio would be anywhere near what it is out nearer to the bay. That being said, if someone has a decent seafood rec in Bethesda, I'd take it. My Dad kept mentioning McCormick and Schmick's, as he likes to go back to "old reliables".
But upscale American cuisine would be great - like a Georgia Brown's.
- Atmosphere: semi-casual. Not necessarily jeans, though if there's a really good casual find, I'd take that. Khakis and buttoned down shirts (no tie) is perfect. My Dad will be wearing a tweed blazer. I might wear one too.
- But it also has to be kid friendly. One of the reasons my Dad likes M&S is that they have booths, and that works well with my toddler.
I know I keep mentioning M&S - I'm just not up for traveling into the District or out to Crystal City. Plus, I don't want to have to delay my brother any more than necessary.
- On the price issue, entrees up to the low $20s/per is fine.
Don't let me down, hounders!
Thanks as always!
- Andrew Langer