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happy hour  4:30-6:30pm tue-sat outdoor seating open!!

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we revolutionized international cuisine

R Kitchen & Bar's International Menu has small plates/tapas, big plates, happy hour cocktails and kids meals. Food we grew up eating, from Midwestern classics to Latin American and European favorites. RKB has something for everyone!

reinvented fast casual lunch...with great food

 We shifted gears and created a lunch spot that is not only fresh...but fast!  Walk in and order, take a seat, eat, and pay when you leave. That's it! Our dinner service is laid out differently with table service-we know how important dinnertime is for families.  It's the best time to share a meal! By creating a menu reminiscent of the food we grew up eating along with some of our favorite recipes .... R Kitchen & Bar was born. International cuisine with our own unique twist.

With RKB, we hope to deliver high quality food that everyone, of all ages, would want to eat at our restaurant, take home, or have  delivered several times a week!


4901-a Fairmont Avenue, Corner of Norfolk, Bethesda MD 20814           Tel. (240) 483-4004


Open for Lunch tue-sat 11:30-2:30

Happy Hour tue-sat 4:30-6:30

Open for Dinner

tue-Thur 4:30-9

Fri-Sat 4:30-10




Upcoming Events coming soon!

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We want you to make R kitchen your kitchen
— Alonso Roche Chef and owner
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small menu, big flavor 

We strive to keep it simple-Make a few things but make them like we were cooking for our own family, which we feel like we are! 


careful these plates are hot!

our sizzle plates

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We love the sizzle

Growing up in Venezuela we always looked forward to our weekly family lunch at "El Carriso," a local steak house that served everything on sizzling plates. We wanted to re-create that same "throw back" atmosphere by devoting a whole section of our new menu to these sizzling hot platters. Try the Cuban 24-hour marinated roasted chicken, the seared Norwegian Salmon or the house favorite, Hanger Steak, with a side of mac & cheese, salad, Belgian fries, or seasonal vegetables. 


3 sizzle options

  • Alonso's Marinated Sous-Vide Roasted 1/2 Chicken
  • Seared Hanger Steak
  • Seared Norwegian Salmon, Mojo Picon

Bar menu and happy hour

party food


Happy hour and Bar food

Growing up in Latin America, "Piñatas," or children's birthday parties, were the favorite thing to do and be invited to.  Apart from the papier maché Disney character piñatas that were filled with candy that dangled in the air, there was always "party food" that everyone, even adults, ate at these events. Being a little older now, we created this type of finger food as appetizers, because we know that these dishes will be popular not only for the children, but also for the adults that accompany them with a "wiskicito" (scotch) or other cocktail.

Happy Hour is served Monday through Saturday 4:30pm to 6:30pm


Bar Food

  • Tequeños
  • Fried Braised Pork (Masitas de Puerco)
  • Extra Crispy Chicken Wings-choose a dozen or a half dozen
  • Spreads and Melted Provoleta with chimichurri all served with fried Arepitas (mini arepas)

3 salads 5 ways

signature salads

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Maria has always said, "I am a Bethesda mom, and I want to go and eat at a place that has salads." Our salads have passed the test with her, ranging from Piquillo Chicken Caesar Salad, to the classic Club Salad, and to the signature RKB Salad with grilled salmon on top! 

  • Family Salad with mesclun greens, fennel, tomato that you can top with Salmon or Cuban Marinated Chicken
  • Piquillo Caesar, salad cumin spiced croutons and parmesan
  • Club Salad, mesclun lettuce, topped with cuban chicken, tossed with beacon, avocado, tomato finished with balsamic vinaigrette.