Top 10 restaurants in Kensington, United States

April 14, 2018 Jasper Kershner

Kensington is a town in Montgomery County, Maryland. The population was 2,213 at the 2010 United States Census. Greater Kensington encompasses the entire 20895 ZIP code, with a population of 19,054.
Things to do in Kensington

1. Ruan Thai

11407 Amherst Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902-4501 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Asian, Thai Dinner, Lunch SGD 26 - SGD 46 +1 301-942-0075
Excellent
45%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 110 reviews

Ruan Thai

Reviewed By Jordan Y

I've found there are several great Thai restaurants in Wheaton, and this is by far the best. Unfortunately they don't do any delivery but that keeps me from eating it too often. The charred pork with pepper sauce and pork belly are great. But more important is that the usual items like pad Thai just taste far better then at other Thai places.

2. Black Market Bistro

4600 Waverly Ave, Garrett Park, MD 20896-9998 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast +1 301-933-3000
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 188 reviews

Black Market Bistro

Reviewed By DenverDweller - Denver, Colorado

Four of my family members and I went to Black Market to celebrate my sister's birthday. We have celebrated many wonderful occasions there over the years and have consistently had a lovely time and been served great food. However, recently we went and had a very bad experience. My daughter ordered the chicken which was listed as coming with a lemon herb jus. Instead her chicken tasted and looked like barbecued chicken. It tasted nothing like their usual excellent chicken. We told the waiter who gave an explanation about the sauce having been concentrated which made no sense. He refused to acknowledge that anything was wrong. We called over the manager who gave us the same explanation and then took 25% off our check which was almost an insult (she should have taken off the whole dish which my daughter did not eat most of). We have had the chicken before and know that it was not the usual so her refusing to acknowledge it was very strange. Worse yet, later that night my daughter suffered extreme gastrointestinal distress at about 2 in the morning which was awful. We will not be going back and feel very sad about the experience since this restaurant has played a role in our family events.

3. Seasons 52

11414 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852-3001 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 41 - SGD 42 +1 301-984-5252
Excellent
40%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 412 reviews

Seasons 52

Seasons 52 is a casually sophisticated fresh grill and wine bar that invites you to discover the sensational flavors of our seasonally inspired menu. At Seasons 52, you’ll enjoy a warm, welcoming ambiance with rich mahogany accents, custom built wine cellars, and lush greenery that create an air of casual sophistication. With an award-winning international wine list of over 100 wines, with 52 or more available by the glass, we will find the perfect match to complement your menu selection.<br>Our restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily, with extended hours on the weekend. We also feature live entertainment at our piano bar nightly.<br>If you are searching for a place to host your event, look no further. Seasons 52 is the perfect setting for your private or semi-private event. We also feature a Chef’s table for smaller groups or more intimate settings. Together we will create the event of the season! <br>For more information, visit our website at www.Seasons52.com.

Reviewed By Luvtravels33 - Martinsburg, West Virginia

I like their "fresh" and seasonal approach to food. The food tastes good, and they can accommodate larger parties.

4. K Town Bistro

3784 Howard Ave, Kensington, MD 20895-3349 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol European, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 26 - SGD 42 +1 240-430-5869
Excellent
56%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 147 reviews

K Town Bistro

K Town Bistro is a family operated restaurant nestled in the heart of Historic Kensington that serves a delicious assortment of French and American cuisine

Reviewed By KHepburn - Bethesda, MD

This tiny place is a romantic spot. Every effort is made to meet your wishes. Their menu changes with the seasons. Always fresh ingredients. My only wish is that they would pay more attention to lactose free offerings. Not just this restaurant, but all.

5. Chef Tony's

4926 Saint Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6008 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 13 - SGD 39 +1 301-654-3737
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 384 reviews

Chef Tony's

We are a Chef owned seafood focused restaurant in beautiful downtown Bethesda. We feature a daily changing menu and use as many locally sourced products as we can. We maintain a friendly and comfortable dining space that allows our guests to relax and recharge. We approach our restaurant with an appreciation for simplicity, authenticity and connection to our community. We deliver daily with high quality food, spirits and people. Our menus include fresh seasonal seafood at their core. We deliver food that nurtures, delights and reminds people that life is short and to enjoy a great meal more often. Our restaurant delivers a comfortable upscale environment that promotes conversation and connection

Reviewed By Hugh K - Silver Spring, Maryland

Objectively speaking, there was actually nothing wrong with our meal or our experience at Chef Tony's this evening. All of our food was alright--not terrific or anything special, mind you, just alright. Our meals consisted of a Caesar salad (served warm and grilled, which meant an interesting flavor and a soggy, mushy consistency), cream of crab soup (nice and rich, good crab taste, with too much Old Bay added to it), crab cake entrée (high quality crab meat, LOTS of spice, zero filler, and very little sauce), and stuffed cod entrée (tasty enough but generally unmemorable).

Like the food, service was also alright. Our waiter either had too many tables to attend to or else he was inefficient at doing his job, or both. He barely came by to check on us, but did his job competently enough.

The atmosphere in this restaurant is pretty minimalistic. Like everything else about Chef Tony's, it was simply nothing special. The noise level was surprisingly high for a place that was not crowded despite having very few open tables available. On that topic, by the way, although the restaurant does not require reservations, it is small and, on a weekend night or special occasion evening, they would be STRONGLY recommended.

Would I eat here again? Maybe. For a comparable price and better food, you might want to consider Daily Grill just a few blocks away, or Positano's (one block away) or Uncle Julio's Rio Grande (a few more blocks away than those). Bethesda has lots of good and great restaurants from which to choose. Why people would select Chef Tony's above other places is rather a mystery to me based on our dining experience this evening.

6. Java Nation

10516 Connecticut Ave, Kensington, MD 20895-2426 Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 301-327-6580
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Java Nation

Reviewed By Lynda A - Kensington, Maryland, United States

everything I've eaten from here - all carry out sandwiches- have been very delicious. Sometimes they don't answer the phone.

7. Jenny Cakes

10419 Armory Ave, Kensington, MD 20895-3914 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Excellent
87%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 21 reviews

Jenny Cakes

Reviewed By JamesB1066 - Kensington, Maryland

Last minute dessert shopping for a small get together and we decided to try our local little bakery. Cakes were special order, so we went with cupcakes and they were delicious. My favorite flavors German chocolate and red velvet were there and some other interesting combinations. Delicious and not expensive.

8. Raku-An Asian Dining & Sushi

7240 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 26 - SGD 52 +1 301-718-8680
Excellent
54%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 283 reviews

Raku-An Asian Dining & Sushi

Reviewed By MLovei - Bethesda, Maryland

Raku used to cater my parties, and they always did a great job. I visited the restaurant for an early dinner now, ordered sushi, and confirmed that they are still great! The service was super friendly and fast, the sushi great, and the price reasonable. The atmosphere in the restaurant is pleasant, despite the bar, the noise level is ok.

9. Mykonos Grill

121 Congressional Ln, Ste 104, Rockville, MD 20852-1542 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 301-770-5999
Excellent
60%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 303 reviews

Mykonos Grill

Reviewed By Drbrooks4337 - Concord, New Hampshire

Spectacular, authentic Greek Cuisine ! Well appointed and frequented by Greek families celebrating family and special times, this restaurant is a great place to dine. Serving traditional dishes, everything was well prepared and delectable. Grilled Squid and Lamb Chops are our current favorite Greek dishes and we were not disappointed. As a starter is is difficult not to go with the flaming cheese, Saganaki. The leg of lamb, moussaka, and grape leaves were all prepared with an extra touch and were as tasty as we hoped. Our party of six was served promptly and with elegance. For dessert we enjoyed the rice pudding, coffees and dessert wine. While a bit pricey, it was a most enjoyable experience.

10. Sergio Ristorante Italiano

8727 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3903 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 26 +1 301-585-1040
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 260 reviews

Sergio Ristorante Italiano

Looking for a taste of Italy in Maryland? Sergio Ristorante Italiano provides Silver Spring with authentic Italian cuisine in an intimate setting tucked in the basement of the Doubletree Hotel. A family operated restaurant with a 33 year history, our extensive menu includes homemade ravioli, pastas and marinara sauce, spinach stuffed porkchops, fettucine al ragu and delicious tiramisu. All recipes are passed on by Sergio&apos;s grandmother, the owner of a restaurant in Rome. Needless to say, our bar is always stocked! If you love honest, high quality food, a warm environment and friendly service, come check out Sergio Ristorante Italiano today. We look forward to seeing you!

Reviewed By RegularTraveler9533 - Chester, New Jersey

The service and food was outstanding. The chicken Param was tender and not overly breaded. The accompanying spaghetti was perfectly cooked with a delicious tomato sauce. The fettuccine al ragu was also a perfect blend. The service was prompt and friendly. The restaurant was not busy this evening so luckily no reservations were needed. Definitely would return when in the area again.

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