Following are Metropolitan area restaurants that have recently received high marks from Family Out reviewers.
Pines of Rome, 4709 Hampden La., Bethesda. 657-8775. A neighborhood Italian restaurant with a reputation that rests on good food served in humble surroundings and at reasonable prices. Homemade pasta entrees range from $3.50 to $4.50; seafood, veal and meat dishes are in $4 to $8 range. Open from noon to 3 p.m. and 5 to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Reservations are not available; be prepared to wait on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.
Man in the Green Hat, 301 Massachusetts Ave. NE,. 546-5900. This restaurant is named for a famous Capitol Hill bootlegger of Prohibition Days. Salads, sandwiches and chili range from $2.95 to $4.95, and entrees, which include two side dishes, from $5.95 to $9.95. Open from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5:50 p.m. to midnight Saturday; Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed for dinner. Reservations accepted for dinner and for lunch until noon.
La Fourchette, 2429 18th St. NW, 332-3077. An enriching exerience in French cooking served up in Adams-Morgan. Offerings from Quiche Loraine at $3 to entrees including pork, beef and chicken, served with fine sauces, from about $5.75 to $8.75. Open from noon to 2:30 p.m. and 6 to 10-30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 6 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday. Reservations not needed.
Crisfield Sea Food Restaurant, 8012 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 589-1306. Renowned for its seafood of all kinds.Dinners from $7.25 to $16.75 for stuffed lobster tails, with plenty of variety in between, and children's dinners for $4.50. Open from 11 a.m. to 9:15 p.m. through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 10:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. Credit cards and reservations not accepted; the wait for tables is often long on weekends.
The Bali, 1426 21st St. NW, 293-1776. Indonesian cusine -- an offbeat treat for post-toddlers and parents. Most dishes range from $4.75 to $5.95 with some fancier offerings, and a hamburger with fries, at $2.45, for the timid. Open for lunch from noon to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Reservations not necessary.
Pancho Villa, 5530 Norbeck Rd., "rockville, 871-8554. In the atmosphere of sunny Mexican village, choose from dishes ranging from tacos for $1.50 to carne de res de Mazatlan [steak in a savory sauce], at $8.95; most entrees in the $4 to $6 range. Open from 11 a.n. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. A strolling guitarist plays every day. Reservations advisable on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Viet Huong Restaurant, 2928 M St. NW, 337-5588. One of the best among the area's many Vietnamese restaurant, this one, located in a small "georgetown storefront, does wondrous things to food for bargain prices. Dinner entrees from $3.25 to $6.95; luncheon specials, $3.25. Open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday. Credit cards not accepted; reservations not taken on weekends.
Duck Chang's Restaurant, 4427 John Marr Dr., Annadale, 941-9400. An excellent place to introdece children to Chinese cooking, while pleasing parents with dishes prepared by an owner-chef who has served royalty. Entrees ranging from $3.25 to $15.95 for Peking duck, with family and group dinners at varied prices in between; Sunday buffet is $4.25 for adults, $2.25 for children. Open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday; from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, with buffet served until 4 p.m. Reservations needed for four or more persons Monday through Thursday, and for eight or more on weekends.
Cafe Italia, 519 S. 23rd St., Arlington, 521-2565. The best of Italian food in an informal atmosphere make this a good place for family dining. Dishes range from spaghetti at $4.50 to entrees around $7.50 and pizzas from $7 to $9. Open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 11 a.m. to midnight Thursday through Saturday; 3 to 11 p.m. Sunday. No reservations.
The Warehouse, 214 King St., Alexandria, 683-4112.A family restaurant where children are welcomed, in Old Town only a block from city hall. Hamburger platters start at $2.75 anc complete dinners range from $3.95 to $10 for a filet mignon, with staples such as pizza, fish and fried chicken in between. Open from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Sunday brunch, with offerings from $2.50 to $4.25 for steak and eggs, served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Reservations not accepted.