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Best Place for a First Date (Editors' Pick)

Lia’s


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Lia’s has a lot of the ingredients for a good first date: a cozy bar that encourages conversation, an accessible menu that pleases all tastes (think classics such as burgers and pizzas, as well as more ambitious Italian fare, including wild boar ragu), and a solid selection of craft cocktails, Italian wines and beers on tap. Stop in on Wednesday or Thursday for the “Bacon Bar,” a themed menu with offerings such as fried green tomato BLT sliders and maple bacon donuts.

Lia’s, 4435 Willard Ave., Chevy Chase; 240-223-5427; www.chefgeoff.com