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Feb 6, 2013 - Bethesda's best

Bethesda, Maryland, is known for being a suburb of Washington D.C., but it has come into its own as far as fine dining is concerned. Easily reached from Baltimore with a bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus chartered from Bus Charter Baltimore, take the opportunity to try some of Bethesda’s best dining establishments with your charter bus. Travel through Bethesda, Maryland in style and comfort in your charter bus, while your friendly, reliable charter bus driver takes you and your dining group where you need to go.

Modern American cuisine is the star of the show at Dennis Friedman’s Newton’s Table. Recently opened in Bethesda, Newton's Table has rapidly become a favorite with charter bus diners that come for Chef Friedman’s creative dishes. Try his Bison Rib Eye, with spicy cocoa rub, balsamic glazed onions and blueberry demi-glace, where the the spicy-vinegary-fruity flavors juxtaposed with the assertive lean meat really works. Dishes at Newton’s Table rotate through the seasons, ensuring that charter bus diners always have something new to look forward to.

For a taste of everything seafood, take your charter bus over to The Grilled Oyster Company, located in the Cabin John Mall on the Potomac. This restaurant serves fish and seafood in a comfortable, laid back environment, with prices that hover around the mid-range, making this place a favorite with charter bus diners. Grilled Oyster’s namesake food, the oyster, comes in a variety of presentations, such as oysters Rockefeller-style with spinach, Parmesan, bacon, Pernod cream, or with barbecue sauce and chilled cucumber relish and even with andouille sausage, spinach and green chili hollandaise. For your main course, consider the Chesapeake cioppino, a bowl jam-packed with fresh-tasting, high-quality crab, shrimp, clams, mussels, rockfish and diced vegetables in a well-seasoned tomato broth. Just make sure you ask for extra garlic bread.

Bezu is a French haute cuisine restaurant that shines like a beacon in Bethesda. With its recent hiring of Francis Layrle, the top chef at the French Embassy for nearly 30 years, Bezu has brought the taste of southern France to the tables at this fine dining establishment. Try the daube de boeuf, a Provençal beef stew braised in red wine and made here with flat-iron steak. The meat is tender enough to melt in your mouth, with the juices and taste complemented by the red wine. A Bezu speciality is seafood. A must try is the delicate, sautéed rainbow trout, available only at lunch, served with an addictive sauce that included capers, parsley and tomato or the moist black cod poached in olive oil and served atop a slightly spicy ragout of tomato, bell peppers, garlic and piment d’Espelette.

For a gastronomic tour of Bethesda, Maryland, give Bus Charter Baltimore a call to find out how they can help you plan your trip with a selection from their fleet of fully equipped charter buses and friendly, personalized service.

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