Will You Eat There? Black Market Bistro

Every week, Will Thomas asks you a very important question: Will you eat there? This week, he headed to the Kensington area of Montgomery County to check out the Black Market Bistro, and if you haven't tried it yet, well… it might make your list after you watch this segment!

The bistro has been around for about 10 years, but their approach to the menu is all about creating new and fresh dishes—just for you!

The Black Market Bistro is located in what used to be a Victorian-era residence, just steps from the Garrett Park MARC train stop. The sound of passing trains adds to the charm.

What's on the menu?
Seasonal and local produce and fish. They try to get local ingredients from local, organic farmers.

Some the highlights:
Antipasto to share (a selection of meats, vegetables, and cheeses served with their house-made focaccia)

Sopressata pizza (roasted red peppers, sopressata, chili flakes, basil, oregano, fontina & fresh mozzarella)

Black Market Bistro burger (they use 80/20 ground beef, which has good fat content, but not too much. It's cooked on a hardwood grill, and served with crispy onions and a side salad)

New Orleans style barbeque shrimp (Sweet corn & scallion grits, wilted Swiss chard, toasted baguette)

How much?
Lunch: Appetizers range from $6-$12, and entrees are just under $20.
Dinner: Appetizers range from $6-$12, and entrees are just under $30.

The scene!
Close to the train station, with the post office downstairs, surrounded by old Victorian homes. Called extraordinarily friendly. "It's like a family place for us," one patron told us. Also said to be kid-friendly (trains are good for kids!).

Must have:
The Addie's style Prince Edward Island mussels.  


Black Market Bistro
4600 Waverly Avenue
Garrett Park, MD

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