SOURCE: Marriott International
BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwired - Oct 3, 2013) - For those whose days seem to be in constant competition with the clock, Bethesda Marriott Suites' Democracy Grille is a veritable panacea. Its new menus emphasize fresh, flavorful dishes for lunch and dinner, alongside a special 5.10.20 menu that lets guests eat according to their schedules, whether they have 20 minutes or just five. And the results are as tempting as they are well-timed.
Featuring new lunch and dinner menus, this Bethesda restaurant has also reinvented the concept of a quick bite with its 5.10.20 menu, which puts a meal's timing into the hands of the customer. Say, for example, a businessman is on his way from one meeting to another with nary a minute to spare in between. All he has to do is pop in to Democracy Grille, scan the 5 section and choose from items like salt-and-pepper kale chips, spiced chickpeas and chunky guacamole. If he can stretch his meal to 10 minutes, his options expand to include things like calamari, crab-cake sliders, a variety of flat breads and even crispy ribs. The 20-minute section, meanwhile, features favorite items like burgers, fish and pasta.
Of course, those with more time to spare will find Democracy Grille is a very pleasant place to spend it. Exuding an old-fashioned hospitality, the restaurant's solid, clean-lined furniture invites guests to sit down and stay awhile. The Greatroom is as conducive to getting a group of friends or coworkers together as it is to settling in with a laptop and catching up on email. And once everyone is settled, the updated lunch and dinner menus await. Classic dishes like fish-and-chips, filet mignon and meatloaf share space with street tacos, quesadillas and ahi tuna. Just as the 5.10.20 menu adapts to all manner of schedules, so the regular menus accommodate all manner of tastes.
Considering that Executive Chef Christopher Almeida is behind these menus explains their flexibility. With 20 years of experience behind him, Almeida entered the culinary field precisely because he enjoyed the challenges that accompany working in a high-stress environment. His intimate knowledge of how a few minutes can make or break a meal translates well to the new 5.10.20 menu. And his commitment to using fresh, flavorful ingredients appears in every dish.
Guests are invited to visit Democracy Grille for breakfast, lunch and dinner and enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi. The food and atmosphere guarantee a good time, no matter how short -- or long -- it may be.
About Bethesda Marriott Suites
Travelers looking for an extended say or a long weekend will appreciate the elegant appointments of Bethesda Marriott Suites. Located a shuttle-ride away from NIH -- and close to other organizations like the FDA and Suburban Hospital - the hotel sits along the I-270 Technology Corridor, making it especially attractive to business travelers. Plus the 10 meeting rooms afford a generous 5,000 sq. ft. of event space. But other visitors, from families, to couples to sightseers, find plenty to love about this North Bethesda hotel where 272 suites welcome guests with living rooms, 300-threadcount linens and king-sized beds. (Some rooms are even equipped with Wii games to keep the tween set happy.) Guests are invited to use the pools and fitness center; and with Washington, D.C. just 30 minutes away and the best of Bethesda beyond the front door, there's enough to make a long weekend turn into a long stay.