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“Quiet place for a pleasant meal.”

Foong Lin Restaurant
Ranked #68 of 390 Restaurants in Bethesda
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The food is very good but not "memorable" but the service and environment are impeccable. Very nice place to meet someone for quiet discussion. Easy parking in County lot.

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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

We came with 8 adults and 2 children. No problem accomodating us. We had a few appetizers and several mains, including a whole peking duck. The food came out as it was ready, so there was no problems keeping everyone happy. The food is above average and a tad pricey. We noticed the tiki group at the bar and we may join them when we return in the future.

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Good food. Attentive service. Personable owner. However, we most enjoy dining on Thursday evenings, because it is a welcome break from "just another good restaurant in Bethesda." This is because Thursday's are "Tiki Thirstdays" at Foong Lin's. We're not Tiki aficionados, but it enhances our mood when we see a restaurant populated by a friendly group having a very good time wearing tropical attire and wishing all "aloha". I must mention that I'm 63, and we observe that this fun loving group is comprised of adults who act as such, but do seem to put an appropriate priority on making their evening out a little bit more special than usual. Also noteworthy, the outstanding (authentic) Tiki drink specials on Thursday are $6.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

I enjoy this restaurant on weekends sitting in the large picture windows to watch the scenery. We shared many appetizers for our lunch today, everything very tasty. Good choice of beers, wines and cocktails. Nice white tablecloth dining room very attractive. A bit pricey.

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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

First let me say that our family has been eating at Foong Lin for 30 years, both at the old location and here at the new. Over the years the food has been generally good but the service has been spotty. At this new location service has always been slow but has become even slower.
We recently dined there and ordered just two dishes and it took almost an hour and a half to arrive. We questioned the wait person and the person who appeared to be the manager several times, asking for our dinner order but that didn't seem to help.
They seemed to be doing a good take-out business and I suspect the kitchen was filling those orders before those from the dining room. In fact, when we first arrived, the hostess was so busy on the phone, it took some time for us to be seated. She didn't even make eye contact to indicate she would be with us soon.
When dinner finally did come, we did not even get a simple apology or even a smile from the wait person. The two dishes did not even arrive at the same time, so one of us had dinner and the other continued to wait.
When we left, I spoke to the manager and told her that even though we were longtime customers , we would probably not return. She offered to give us a free drink next time if we reminded her, but I don't think there will be a next time.

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