MONTGOMERY MAGAZINE GERMANTOWN // Senor Tequila’s // 301.569.4574; senortequilas.com $$$ dining guide BETHESDA // Tara Thai // tarathai.com $$ Inspired by the idea of bringing Mexican cuisine to Montgomery County, Senor Tequilas boasts an authentic Mexican border dining experience. Using the freshest ingredients and long-held recipes and a decor brought straight from Mexico, Senor Tequilas is the real deal. NORTH BETHESDA // City Perch Kitchen & Bar // 301.231.2310; cityperch.com $$$ With three locations in Montgomery County, Tara Thai serves uniformly authentic Thai dishes using family recipes that have been passed down for generations. The restaurants feature a relaxing and unique decor that makes the friendly atmosphere all the more enjoyable. The newest Tara Thai can be found at Montgomery Mall. DICKERSON // The Comus Inn // 301.349.5100; thecomusinn.com $$$ With some of the most inviting outdoor seating in town, City Perch has a menu, service and atmosphere that make City Perch a complete dining experience. Chef Sherry Yard rotates a menu that is seasonal, fresh and shareable. It doesn’t matter if you’re ordering a shareable plate or two or a full entree, you can expect a creative dish. ROCKVILLE // El Mariachi // 301.738.7177; elmariachirockville.com $$ EL MARIACHI RESTAURANT The historic inn with perfect views of Sugarloaf Mountain is the ideal choice for a romantic night out, a special occasion or just a relaxing afternoon or evening with family or friends. The American cuisine features a variety of choices from grilled New Zealand lamb to macadamia crusted grouper. GAITHERSBURG // Copper Canyon // 240.631.0003; ccgrill.com $$$ Since 1991, El Mariachi has been serving authentic Spanish, Mexican, and Latin American cuisine. The newly remodeled restaurant has a cozy bar, fi ne wines and spirits, and delicious desserts. Enjoy happy hour Monday to Friday. // Fontina Grille // 301.947.5400; fontinagrille.com $$ With another location in Silver Spring, Copper Canyon believes there should be nothing timid about a night out. The American cuisine is fresh and bold, chef-made from scratch every day, and presented to you by servers who treat you like the valued guest you are. // Il Porto // 301.590.0735; ilportorestaurant.com $$ Located in the heart of King Farm, the Fontina Grille offers a delightful Italian fare prepared fresh daily using the highest quality ingredients. Fontina Grille has a comfortable bar and specializes in delicious and reasonably priced cuisine, featuring house specialties and many other customer favorites. Authentic Italian Cuisine // Gui Lin // 301.424.2888; guilinrestaurant.com Honored as one of the 100 Best Bargain Restaurants by Washingtonian Magazine, and consistently rated at 4 to 4 ∏ stars on Yelp, Google, and UrbanSpoon. com, il Porto offers fresh and delicious Italian food at very reasonable prices along with friendly, impeccable service. // Sardis // 301.977.3222; sardischicken.com $ For more than a decade, Gui Lin has been serving the fi nest and most authentic Cantonese and Hong Kong style cuisine in a friendly-family setting. Owner Mandy Xie has more than 30 years of experience in the restaurant business and plenty of connections to fi nd organic farm grown vegetables and seasonal ingredients. // The Stanford Grill // 240.582.1000; the stanfordgrill.com $$$ Offering the best charbroiled chicken in the area, Sardis also features Peruvian specialties like Lomo Saltado with tender steak sauteed in olive oil with onions and tomatoes served over French fries and rice. // Thai Tanium // 301.990.3699; thaitaniumrestaurant.com $$ The action of the open kitchen adds to the fl avor of The Stanford Grill which features a lively bar, a jazz trio in the dining room, fl oor-to-ceiling wraparound glass walls and a menu that consistently delivers an upscale dining experience. WHEATON // Cristina // 301.942.4137; dineatcristinas.com $$ RESTAURANT Designed with a classy and trendy artsy concept that incorporates the warm and kind feeling of Thailand, Thai Tanium proves that Thai food outside Thailand can be absolutely authentic. The menu features evocative fl avors of lemongrass, lime leaves, basil, Thai chili, galanga, Thai herbs and coconut milk. THAI TANIUM If you’re looking for attentive, personal service, you’ve come to the right place. At Cristina Ristorante Italiano, you get the service you’ve come to expect and enjoy along with the best quality of Italian food and service in the area.