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Houston's Woodmont Grill
Posted by btown on 09/04/2009
I read some of the other reviews and felt obliged to post one supporting the quality of the food and service at the Woodmont Grill (aka Houston's). The name changed a little while back, in an attempt to make it more "local", but the food quality has stayed consistently high. It has been my experience that they try to overestimate the time it will take to get a table, so you are pleasantly surprised when it comes open sooner. In 15 years of dinning there, I've had one not so great meal. Not a bad batting average. We all have off days, and restaurants have them too. I don't know if some folks like to use the anonymity of the internet to slam businesses or just need to buy a larger set of underpants. Sorry they didn't recognize how important you were, Mr/Ms Assistant Deputy Manager, and tend to all your needs. Loosen up a little and have another cocktail.
Posted by keri on 04/14/2009
this is my all time favorite place to eat in this area. the booths are intimate, the wine is robust, and the service is outstanding. it is exactly what going out for dinner should be, and, of course, the food is always mouthwatering. Thanks for bringing back the sashimi tuna salad.
Posted by wenda on 03/26/2009
I thought that the food was very good myself and would go back again.
Posted by SPC Cole, Evan T. on 11/11/2008
Food use to be exceptional at Houston's in Bethesda. Don't know why they changed it. The last few times i've been there the food was not even half as good as i remember it used to being. And definitely not worth the price anymore. If i'm going to overpay that much for a piece of meat, i'm definitely going to be going somewhere else where it actually tastes good. I will never be going back to the Houstons Woodmont Grille.
Posted by disheartened fan on 11/01/2008
I am saddened to write this but the Woodmont Grill has completely ruined the reputation the Hillstone Restaurant Group. I have been there two times since the "switch" from Houston's to Woodmont Grill and apparently that switch means frozen meats and burgers. It is really sad to see how great this place once was and how badly it could be ruined by inattention to detail which is what made the original so truly wonderful. I refuse to go there again and will instead make the extra 15 minute trek to Rockville to enjoy wonderful original quality that is consistently FRESH and delicious.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/14/2008
This has been one fo my favorite restaurants for years. I have always loved everything I've ever ordered. It's a bit pricey, but what else would you expect in downtown Bethesda? My favorite dishes are the classic BBQ ribs and the Chicken Tenders (not on menu)
Posted by Paul on 09/05/2008
I've been to this place about 8 times in the last 2 years. Each time I've experienced an extremly displeasing wait while trying to get a table, whether I made reservations or not. I've finally given up on this place. The last attempt I brought some family from out of town on a Sunday night, a party of 9. We arrived just before 6:30 for our 6:30 reservation and had to wait for 40 minutes. Once we finally sat down, they sat us at two different tables that were across the isle from each other but the restaraunt is so noisy that we could talk to the other party. They could have told us over the phone or even when we got there that they cant seat parties of 9 (looks like the most they could do was 6). Instead we were unpleasantly surprised once we sat down. When the manager came by to ask us how everything was, we politely suggested that he tell future customers about the seating situation. Instead of apologizing he just acted like we should have already known that. That was pretty much it, no apology, not even an attempt. I can understand why another reviewer found them arrogant. But they did say thank you and good night when we left. They had 3 hostesses plus a manager for a 60 table restaraunt. I cant believe they couldn't get it right. The food was good, and I guess thats why I've returned even though I am always kept waiting unecessarily long for a seat. The food is not good enough to overcome the very poor service.