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City Perch Kitchen + Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner

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1/2 Doz $15.0
1 Doz $29.0
Oysters* **
apple + tarragon mignonette
5 Per Serving $18.0
Shrimp Cocktail**
green goddess dressing, lemongrass cocktail sauce
French Onion Soup
enriched with braised beef short rib, gruyère + white cheddar gratin
"Everything" Waffle* **
norwegian smoked salmon, dill crème fraîche, salmon roe
Tuna Crudo* **
tempura hass avocado, yuzu aioli, togarashi, chili oil
Chicken Wings**
charred scallion bbq sauce, salted peanuts, spring onions
Brioche-Crusted Maryland Blue Crab Cakes
old bay remoulade, frisée + citrus salad, yuzu vinaigrette
Crispy Brussels Sprouts**
Caramelized apples, miso-tahini dressing, crushed cashews, shaved pecorino, togarashi
Hoisin Duck Spring Rolls
ginger, garlic, green cabbage, apricot "duck sauce"
$5 each | $12 per board, includes
Cayenne + Parmesan Popovers
smoked sundried tomato butter
CP Butter Buns
whipped Ronnybrook Farms butter + sea salt
Honey-Dipped Cornbread
whipped goat cheese + wildflower honey
Orange Sage Biscuit
maple bourbon pecan butter
add grilled chicken $6 | salmon $9 | shrimp $12 | skirt steak $12 | lobster meat $14
1924 Caesar Salad* **
romaine hearts, garlic croutons, parmigiano-reggiano
The Wedge
iceberg, gorgonzola dolce, marinated tomatoes, pancetta, avocado, buttermilk-green goddess
City Perch Cobb
bibb + romaine lettuce, avocado, applewood bacon, beefsteak + cherry tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, red + gold beets, sweet onion dressing
Herb Roasted Chicken* **
Charred cauliflower, arugula + cilantro purée, spiced citrus vinaigrette
Braised Beef Short Ribs*
sautéed spinach, crispy shallots, smoked gouda-potato pancake, short rib jus
Pan Seared Scallops*
roasted brussels sprouts, cipollini onions, bacon lardons, thyme + veal jus
Roasted Long Island Duck
shredded duck meat, crispy skin, southern-inspired fixin's
Classic Pommes Aligot
White cheddar, gouda + mozzarella cheesy potatoes
Syracuse "Salt Potatoes"
tri-colored peewee potatoes, rosemary, smoked sea salt, butter emulsion
Shoooo-String Fries
Fine herbs + malt vinegar aioli
Loaded Baked Potato Croquettes**
espelette aioli
Creamed Spinach
crispy shallots
Charred Cauliflower Steak
golden raisin agro dolce, toasted pine nuts, cilantro
Mac + Cheese
farmstead artisanal cheese + bacon crumble
Gulf Shrimp + Grits
roasted mushrooms, anson mills grits, bacon vinaigrette
Grilled Salmon*
toasted quinoa, sautéed spinach, saffron-fennel emulsion
Black Sea Bass "Ratatouille"
gold + green zucchini, marinated eggplant, san marzano tomato, basil pesto
Mediterranean Branzino
braised escarole + white bean stew, espelette pepper purée, herb oil
Perch Burger* **
red onion marmalade, bacon, bibb lettuce, tomato, cheddar, secret sauce, french fries
Glazed Baby Back Ribs
korean bbq sauce, honey-dipped cornbread, tangy cabbage slaw
Skirt Steak*
hoisin-dijon marinade, cherry tomatoes, watercress salad, baby turnips + radishes, salsa verde
Dry Aged Striploin*
shoooo-string fries, fine herbs, bearnaise
Sponsored by: City Perch Kitchen + Bar

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. The Cornbread
1. The Cornbread
"try the cornbread with goat cheese and corn. Nothing like it!"
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2. French Onion Soup
2. French Onion Soup
"French onion soup was the best I've ever had"
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3. The View
3. The View
"We enjoy the food with an excellent view of the city."
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We welcome you to City Perch, a seasonal American dining destination. Enjoy our authentic hospitality, contemporary comfort food. Our team has crafted a multi-layered social dining experience - focused on food you can share with your friends and family that is fresh, sustainable and locally sourced. Our seasonal American menu was crafted by James Beard-renowned Chef Sherry Yard. We offer unique, dishes that enhance the flavors of ingredients sourced from nearby farms and waters. As our guest, view our open kitchen and Seafood Raw Bar. By night, we offer an intimate and comfortable space including our 2nd floor patio complete with fire pits to get cozy, and candle-lit spaces that create the perfect
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
American, Bar
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has to be one of the best restaurants in the DC area. Our second visit, and it surpassed our first. New Year's eve, staff was super nice, food was great, service was amazing. Note: not a cheap restaurant, but worth the money. Cocktails: Special...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Frances M
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

My family choose City Perch for a late dinner out and it was an excellent choice! We enjoy the food with an excellent view of the city. Reminded us of out door restaurants in Europe. Service and staff was very friendly. I highly recommend this...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank mpapas2013
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hit up this place for brunch on Sunday and was not disappointed. The brunch menu was not what I would call extensive, but everything we got was delicious. My wife opted for the quiche which she said was the best she had ever had. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TBone0910
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been here for dinner and happy hour. Dinner is overly expensive. Happy hour can be reasonable, but they did cut back on the size of their servings a while back. I visited again in early December after a year hiatus for a happy...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lhassrick
Reviewed 6 December 2018

My wife and I ate here last week. It was our 3rd time. We shared the Spring Rolls as an appetizer. My only issue with them was that they in no way resembled the image of a spring roll that I had in my mind;...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TomR233
Reviewed 23 October 2018

We went to the movies and then wandered in for football at the bar. It was happy hour and I had ahi tuna that was excellent. My wife had a shrimp cocktail with large tasty shrimp. We'll definitely go back for a real meal but...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank petersox
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Came for dinner on a Monday night at 7 pm with co-workers. Even though they asked if we had reservations and we did not, they seated us right away. They were not too crowded. I did notice they have Happy Hour from 4 pm -...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank PandaHouston
Reviewed 12 September 2018

A business associate was in town and suggested we meet him at City Perch for dinner on a Tuesday evening. This place is surprisingly easy to get to in North Bethesda, even with the traffic coming down from central Maryland at rush hour. Nicer still...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank CDobyns
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Don't go there if you don't want to be judge or discriminated. They simply ignore you if you don't fit there profile.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank BoardingPass724523
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

The view... The ambience... The menu... Drinks were great! Oysters were super fresh! Service was a tad bit slow. Overall a great experience.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Lorraine B
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