Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Bistro Sensations closes in Bethesda (Photos)

Are you ready for yet another closure in the Dining Terrace at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda? Bistro Sensations is the latest victim. My spider-sense was tingling over the weekend when Bistro's spot was dark and empty on an otherwise-busy day in the food court. Sure enough, as of yesterday, their space is now walled off. 

For fans of Bistro Sensations, enjoy a few photos from the final hours before the wall went up:




18 comments:

Anonymous said...

No surprise really. Their offerings and menu were uninspiring.

Ok, so taking bets on who is next to go under at Montgomery Mall. My money's on Crave, which is empty every time I walk by, despite Cheesecake Factory next door having lines out the door. Crave even mailed me coupons and is on UberEats.

Or... could it be Bobby's Burger Palace? The food there is good, but they seem to have trouble making the location work. If they moved to the food court, they'd do better.

Or is it star chef Jose Andres's Beefsteak in the food court?

Place your bets!

Anonymous said...

@6:06 AM - I say......Jose Andres's Beefsteak

Anonymous said...

What about the waffle place? No idea how that place has remained open.

Anonymous said...

I would imagine 'Fans of Bistro Sensations' are about as easy to find as 'Westbard Nimbys who actually care about the cemetery and are not using it to try and keep low income people out of their neighborhood'

Robert Dyer said...

6:59: It's appalling that you think desecration of a cemetery is no big deal, and you favor a $3 billion corporation from out-of-state over your own neighbors. Shameful. Where are your low-energy bosses on the County Council? Why aren't they marching with us to protect the African-American cemetery? Super low-energy.

Hans Riemer is so low-energy, when he gives a fireside chat, the fire goes out.

Anonymous said...

Some middle-aged dude who's never had a job is babbling about "low-energy". LOL

Robert Dyer said...

7:45: Sorry you've never had a job, but maybe a new County Council can finally jumpstart our moribund economy to create one for you.

Anonymous said...

6:43: The Waffle spot is a satellite of Mosaic Cuisine and Cafe in Rockville. My bet is the fans of that awesome diner, and others keep it up.

Anonymous said...

Age doesn't always = energy

Berliner has much more energy than Hans but is significantly older.

I like Roger's energy, but he is wrong ignoring the westbard cemetery issue. He's lost his moral authority.

Anonymous said...

SO the place was closed, and your "spider-sense" made you think that it was closed. Wow, I'm really impressed. Can your spider sense detect sarcasm as well?

Anonymous said...

747 Dyer - pot calling the kettle black

Anonymous said...

Dyer is doing a great job with his MoCo news sites!
I'm sure it isn't easy being an independent local news operator.

Anonymous said...

Actually I do think it is wrong to desecrate a cemetery. But if you believe it is just a massive coincidence that the Westbard Nimbys who were protesting in the giant parking lot last year just happen to have latched onto this cause, I have a bridge I would like to sell you.

Anonymous said...

9:12 AM The cemetery kind of took it to a new level and new low for Equity One.

Elias Tsakiris said...

Loved that place. My favorite part was their salads. Now what? They've been closed before or there may have had a similar one like that at the mall. Sad to see it go. I hope something similar can replace it.

Anonymous said...

9:30 - Why? They weren't the ones who desecrated the cemetery.

Anonymous said...

Montgomery Mall seems to slowly be dying. The lackeys working in most of the stores provide awful customer service and most times the mall is empty. The choices in the dining terrace are awful and most of the stores suck. It really would have done well as a Tysons Galleria North, but they chose to put low end stores in it.

Nordstrom is actually the out of place store now.

Anonymous said...

@8:57 I go to Montgomery Mall a lot and it's not dying. The wing near Old Navy isn't doing well due to location. The rest of it seems to be doing fine. The food court is a lot better at Tysons (where I also visit often).