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This upscale Washington, D.C. suburb Bethesda has seen much redevelopment over the past few years, with an influx of high-rises, shopping, fast-casual chainlets aimed at the lunchtime work crowds in the downtown area and Bethesda restaurants that elevator the culinary status of the town. Though some former mainstays have disappeared (much to some residents' dismay), Bethesda still boasts an established, well-regarded food scene that continues to evolve. Plenty of gems, new and old, support a diverse landscape ranging from upscale pub fare and Lebanese food to Spanish tapas and Korean rice bowls. You're going to want to try them all.