In the Sept. 29 Maryland Dining column, The Community Cafe and Bookstore at 4949 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, was incorrectly listed as serving meals Monday through Saturday. The Cafe serves Mexican food on Monday evenings only, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. In addition, The Normandie Farm Restaurant of 10710 Falls Road, Potomac, was incorrectly identified as The Bread Oven at Normandy Farm.
As the cool fall weather arrives and the vegetables in your garden start to dwindle, you might want to sample some "health-conscious" food at a neighborhood vegetarian restaurant. Listed below are some restaurants that offer vegetarian entrees and side dishes.
AE (American Express), DC (Diners Club), CB (Carte Blanche), MC (MasterCard), V (Visa), C (Choice). "Free Parking" indicates restaurant has a parking lot, otherwise expect street parking or commercial lots.
The Community Cafe, 4949 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda. 986-0848. Hours: M-F 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. except Tues. 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sunday. Credit cards not accepted. Free parking. Sandwiches and salads with a daily special from eggplant curry to tofu ranchero.
Sakura Palace, 7926 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 587-7070. Hours: Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 3 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Closed Monday. Credit cards: AE. Free parking. Japanese cuisine, wide variety of a la carte vegetarian dishes.
Berwyn Cafe, 5010 Berwyn Rd., College Park. 345-2121. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Closed Sun. Credit cards not accepted. Free parking. Salads, sandwiches, soups.
The Bread Oven, 10710 Falls Rd., Potomac. 983-8838. Hours: Tues.-Sat. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sun. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Credit cards: AE, MC, V. Fresh French food.
Rio Grande Restaurant, 11921 Rockville Pike, Rockville. 468-0010. Hours: Tues.-Sat. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cards: AE, MC, V. Free parking. Spicy Mexican specialties.
Mara Restaurant, 7756 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 986-9696. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sat. 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sun. 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.. Credit cards: AE, MC, V. Japanese fare.
Natraj Restaurant, 1327 Rockville Pike, Rockville. 340-7373. Hours: Mon.-Sun. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Credit cards not accepted. Free parking. Indian cuisine.
Siddhartha Indian Vegetarian Restaurant, 908 Thayer Ave., Silver Spring. 585-0550. Hours: Mon.-Sun. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Credit cards not accepted. Free parking. Vegetables prepared Indian-style.
Jasper's, 7401 Greenbelt Rd., Greenbelt. 441-8030. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 a.m., Fri.-Sun. 11:30 a.m. to 2:45 a.m. Credit cards: AE, DC, MC, V, C. Free parking. Fettucine, salads, perky vegetable dishes.
Kabul West, 4871 Cordell Ave., Bethesda. 986-8566. Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Credit cards: MC, V. Free parking. Afghan cuisine, several vegetarian entrees.