In a huge space right on Bethesda Row, Redwood is your fix for that trendy type of nicer restaurant claiming “local, sustainable, seasonal” food aka restaurant jargon soup that doesn’t really mean anything. Ignore that and just go here because the food is pretty good. Simple veggie, seafood, and meat dishes are all over the menu and all a good bet.
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