Villain & Saint
Villain & Saint – a Haight-Ashbury-inspired rock ‘n’ roll music hall in the heart of Bethesda, MD – might represent the polar-opposite of veteran chef Robert Wiedmaier's fine-dining flagship Marcel's, yet there is so much more than meets the eye and palate. Robert’s true identity is exposed here as he pays homage to the freewheeling rock ‘n’ roll era, with a repertoire ranging from Blues and Jazz, to Indie, Folk, Acoustic and Metal. V&S plays host, nightly, to some of the best aspiring artists in the area and seasoned stars on tour, and emits a distinctly underground energy that echoes the sanctuaries of sound where many legends began. The eye-popping interior recalls San Francisco's iconic psychedelic neighborhood with funky accents from lava lamps to pressed tin ceiling and a wall dedicated to departed music legends. V&S serves an eclectic bohemian, chef-driven menu complemented by the standout selection of spirits, craft beers, and signature cocktails. Soothing, restorative, and unfailingly delicious with some panache, it appeals as much to the diner’s hearts as to their taste buds with meaty favorites from the “Villain” side of the menu such as the Saint Louis Slow Smoked Pork Ribs with V&S BBQ Sauce, Baked Beans, Coleslaw & Fries, to lighter fare on the “Saint” side like Salt Roasted Beet, Avocado, Chickpea Puree, Coriander & Sriracha Cream. V&S is ideal for club dining, late night grooving, Sunday jazz brunches, and entertainment on the patio through monitors that bring the live action of the stage to the open air.
7141 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20817