Bethesda Row, known for its uncommon mix of life and style, brings together the ultimate in dining while giving patrons the perfect setting to view spring’s latest fashions from boutiques including Luna, Urban Chic and Ginger. Patrons can shop stores ranging from Urban Country, one of the areas most exciting luxury interior design and fine furnishings showrooms, to the Apple store, then head to a participating restaurant (list below) to sample gourmet menus for bargain prices. One lucky diner will also win a $200 dining certificate to a restaurant on the Row and a chance to see the DC premiere of the world-renowned shoe documentary “God Save My Shoes” during The Front Row, the signature fashion event at Bethesda Row, which kicks off May 17. Diners can visit www.bethesdarow.com to register to win.
Participating Spring 2012 Restaurants:
American Tap Room: Where old meets new, American Tap Room takes the best of past traditions and combines it with a contemporary setting and a classic grill menu. 7278 Woodmont Avenue, 301.656.1366, www.americantaproom.com
Assaggi Mozzarella Bar: The Italian word for “tastings”
Café Deluxe: Café Deluxe serves up excellent made-from-scratch comfort food, like its popular grilled meatloaf with spicy Creole sauce, and a variety of specialty dishes in a bistro environment. 4910 Elm Street, 301.656.3131, www.cafedeluxe.com
Jaleo: World-renowned Executive Chef Jose Andres has created a menu that offers over 60 tapas dishes that reflect the rich regional diversity of traditional and modern Spanish cuisine. 7271 Woodmont Avenue, 301.913.0003, www.jaleo.com
Lebanese Taverna: Rich in family and tradition, Lebanese Taverna has crafted a variety of authentic and delicious Lebanese dishes including vegetarian and kid-friendly options. 7141 Arlington Road, 301.951.8681, www.lebanesetaverna.com
Le Pain Quotidien: Le Pain Quotidien is dedicated to providing guests with wholesome, quality food. The restaurant also provides a warm and relaxing setting perfect for a meal anytime. 7140 Bethesda Lane, 301.913.2902, www.lepainquotidien.com
Mon Ami Gabi: With a bustling atmosphere and delicious cuisine, Mon Ami Gabi is a classic French bistro. Weekend brunch, live jazz, and an exciting happy hour are just some of the highlights of renowned and highly respected Chef and Owner Gabino Sotelino. 7239 Woodmont Avenue, 301.654.1234, www.monamigabi.com
Parker’s Classic American: All-American cuisine is Parker’s specialty. Diners can partake in variety of classic steaks, burgers, seafood and salads – the American way. 4824 Bethesda Avenue, 301.654.6366, www.parkersbistro.com
Raku: A fusion of contemporary Asian cuisine and an unbelievable array of sushi, Raku has a lively environment and a breath-taking modern Asian-inspired interior. 7240 Woodmont Avenue, 301.718.8680, www.rakuasiandining.com
Redwood: Showcasing a seasonal menu, Redwood features only the best mid-Atlantic ingredients available. Redwood encourages flavorful, organic, farm-raised, and sustainable food choices whenever possible. 7121 Bethesda Lane, 301.656.5515, www.redwoodbethesda.com
Tandoori Nights: Upscale fusion restaurant Tandoori Nights features Indian and Asian cuisine served in a trendy atmosphere. Diners can feast on classics such as Lamb Vindaloo, Chicken Tandoori and Hakka Noodles. 7236 Woodmont Avenue, 301.656.4002, www.tandoorinights.com
Vapiano: Defining the future of “fresh casual,” Vapiano is an innovative European concept restaurant serving made-to-order hand-tossed pizzas, fresh, house-made pasta and hand-tossed gourmet salads. 4900 Hampden Lane, 301.215.7013, www.vapianointernational.com
About Bethesda Row
Bethesda Row is a 521,000 square foot shopping, dining and living destination in the heart of Bethesda, Maryland. With a tremendous collection of national retailers, local boutiques, eclectic restaurants and 180 luxury apartments, Bethesda Row is the best of Bethesda, all in a row. For more information, please visit www.bethesdarow.com.
About Federal Realty Investment Trust
Federal Realty Investment Trust is an equity real estate investment trust specializing in the ownership, management, development, and redevelopment of high quality retail assets. Federal Realty's portfolio (excluding joint venture properties) contains approximately 18.3 million square feet located primarily in strategically selected metropolitan markets in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and California. In addition, the Trust has an ownership interest in approximately 1.0 million square feet of retail space through a joint venture in which the Trust has a 30% interest. Our operating portfolio (excluding joint venture properties) was 93.9% leased to national, regional, and local retailers as of December 31, 2010, with no single tenant accounting for more than approximately 2.6% of annualized base rent. Federal Realty has paid quarterly dividends to its shareholders continuously since its founding in 1962, and has increased its dividend rate for 43 consecutive years, the longest record in the REIT industry. Federal Realty is an S&P MidCap 400 company and its shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbol FRT.
For more information on Spring Restaurant Week at Bethesda Row, please contact Danielle Bolger, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301.229.6770.