The Best of Potomac

Readers’ Choice winners

The Potomac Lifestyle Best of Potomac Reader's Choice winners for 2023 showcase the exceptional businesses and services that have captured the hearts of the community. This year's honorees represent a diverse array of talents and offerings, from top-notch restaurants and cafes serving delectable cuisine to fitness studios helping residents stay active and healthy. The winners also include local boutiques, healthcare providers, and professionals who have consistently delivered outstanding experiences, making them an integral part of Potomac's vibrant and thriving lifestyle. As the Reader's Choice award highlights, these establishments and individuals have not only excelled in their respective fields but have also garnered the admiration and appreciation of the people they serve, contributing to the enduring charm and vitality of Potomac.

Best Breakfast/Brunch
Brooklyn's Deli

Best Brewery
Lone Oak Brewery

Best Catering
Attman's Delicatessen

Best Crab Cakes
O'Donnell's Market

Best Gourmet Market
The Market at River Falls

Best Family Restaurant
Gregorio's Trattoria

Best Seafood Bar
King Street Oyster Bar

Best Wine and Spirits
Total Wine & More

Best Bar and Burgers
Quincy’s Potomac Bar & Grille

Best Chef
Sebastien Watteau - Brandywine Living at Potomac

Best Fine Dining
BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant

Best International Cuisine
Mykonos Grill

Best New Restaurant
Lapu Lapu

Best Place for Desserts
Carmen's Italian Ice & Cafe

Best Pet Boarding
Life of Riley

Best Pet Grooming
Furbabies of Bethesda

Best Vegan/Health Food Restaurant
Flower Child
At Flower Child, we make every last bite from scratch, using fresh ingredients and serving healthy food that takes you to a happy place. That’s our promise to you, whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, paleo, or just hungry. We’re on a simple, soul-satisfying mission to radiate positively delicious vibes.

Best Preschool
Geneva Day School
Geneva’s enriching, academic curriculum is powered by STEAM and includes specialized Art, Environmental Education, Mindfulness, Music, and Physical Education. An “outdoor classroom” presides over gorgeous Maryland Green School grounds. Voted “Best” for two consecutive years by readers of Potomac Lifestyle, Geneva heartily thanks you!

Best Private School
Fusion Academy Rockville
Fusion is an accredited private school providing 1:1 education (one teacher to one student) for grades 6-12. It’s our mission to help each student flourish—emotionally, socially, and academically—through a personalized learning experience. Fusion has year-round open enrollment and rolling admissions with full-time, class-for-credit, and tutoring options available.

Best Tutoring
Jill Broder's Tutoring Center
For over 40 years, Jill Broder’s Tutoring Center has empowered students from preschool to college, fostering confidence. Our expert team offers support in all subjects, high school/college test prep, and features executive functioning coaches and reading specialists dedicated to ensuring your student’s success.

Best Veterinarian
Veterinary Park Potomac
Drs. Katie and Mari offer you and your pet an unparalleled experience from the moment you walk through the door. Their comprehensive, caring approach and state-of-the art technology are only outshined by the personalized medical care your pet will receive. Meet the team and see why our community gives VPP 5.0 stars.

Best Alternative Medicine
Regenerative Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Regenerative Orthopedics and Sports Medicine lead the way in innovative treatments for active patients, using advanced technology and integrative methods to heal injuries without surgery. With a focus on peer-reviewed research, ROSM is driving a paradigm shift in orthopedics and sports medicine.

Best Dermatologist
Aesthetic & Dermatology Center
Our board-certified physicians are committed to excellence and high-quality, patient-focused care while providing cutting edge treatments. We help people look and feel their best by staying at the forefront of dermatology. That means giving you the time, expertise and attention you deserve for all of your medical, surgical, and aesthetic skincare needs.

Best Pediatric Dentistry
Ben Liu, DDS - SuperKids Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Liu founded SuperKids Pediatric Dentistry in 2013, based on a vision of creating an unparalleled experience for children visiting the dentist.  From the first office here in Potomac, SuperKids has now grown to 5 locations,  providing the absolute best in pediatric dental care for over 15,000 patients in the DMV.

Best Cosmetic Dentist
Despina M. Markogiannakis, DDS - Smiles of Chevy Chase
A nation’s capitol Top Dentist, Dr Markogiannakis, provides the highest quality comprehensive dental care. She is known for her advanced training and expertise in implants and cosmetic dentistry. Being at the forefront of digital dentistry allows her to complete smile makeovers and full mouth reconstructions seamlessly while guiding you through the process toward an optimal result.

Best Physical Therapy
Metro Orthopedics & Sports Therapy
M.O.S.T. has Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons and highly trained Physical Therapists who provide individualized care. Located in Park Potomac, with in-house X-rays and Diagnostic Ultrasound, M.O.S.T uses advanced assessment strategies and state of the art technologies including Regenerative Medicine to facilitate better results and faster healing.

Best Wellness Center
RTR Pilates - Potomac
RTR Pilates is more than a reformer Pilates studio. It’s the premiere DMV community for wellness-minded adults who want to combat pain, manage stress, and strengthen and restore their bodies. Anyone can shop athleisure apparel and accessories at RTR’s in-studio and online store. RTR Pilates is a place to thrive!

Best Women's Healthcare Provider
Capital Women's Care of Rockville

Best Cosmetic Surgeon
Jonathan Cabin, MD

Best Full Service Salon
Potomac Hair Design

​Potomac Hair Design is a family-friendly, full service salon that has been serving the Potomac community for over twenty-five years.  We specialize in the latest trends in hair and nail care and offer a wide-range of professional services, including hair cuts, hair coloring, hair styling, perms, hair extensions, hair straightening, waxing, manicures, and pedicures. Our team of talented and experienced stylists is dedicated to providing superior service for our clients. We welcome the opportunity to serve you and invite you to give us a try.

Best Martial Arts
East West Tae Kwon Do

Best Public Golf Course
Falls Road Golf Course

Best Antique Store
Potomac French Market

Best Furniture Store
Urban Interiors

Best Florist
Floral Designs of Potomac

Best Family Attorney
David Bulitt, Shareholder, Joseph, Greenwald and Laake, PA
Family law specialist praised as the lawyer who “epitomizes stability and old fashioned common sense” by Bethesda Magazine and is routinely listed among Washington DC’s top family law attorneys. In 2023, David was honored by the Maryland Daily Record as a “Leader in the Law” for his work in the area of Alternate Dispute Resolution.

Best Real Estate Attorneys
Michael Faerber, Firm President and Shareholder at McMillan Metro PC Law Firm
With over three decades of legal expertise, McMillan Metro Faerber is a local firm you should know. Our attorneys provide practical, positive, and professional solutions for businesses and individuals. No matter your area of legal concern, you can rest assured that our team is ready and able to assist you.

Best Real Estate Agency
Forum Properties
Led by principal broker, Paul Biciocchi, Forum Properties is a boutique residential realty, serving the needs of their clients throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area. With a lifetime sales volume of over $1.2 Billion Dollars, Paul Biciocchi is a sought after broker whether selling or buying a home.

Best Realtor Team
The Agency - Team Nurit and Alex
Nurit Coombe and Alex Martinez offer a boutique approach, creative marketing, cutting-edge technology, and an unforgettable client service experience. Ranked #1 in MD and #14 Nationwide by the Wall Street Journal, they have closed billions of dollars in real estate while offering concierge-level service to every client at every price point.

Best Estate Attorney
Lesley Moss, Partner at Oram & Moss

Lesley Moss, a Principal in the law firm of Oram & Moss, Chartered, represents clients in Maryland, DC, Virginia, and Florida. Lesley has over 18 years of experience in estate planning and administration, estate and gift taxation, and business succession planning.

Best Marketing Agency
Exponential Media

Best Financial Advisor
Michelle P. Cooper, XML Financial Group

Best Photographer
Erica Land Photography

Best Youth Athlete
Kate Hawley -UMD women's soccer commit

Best Kid's Activities
Imagination Stage

Best Youth Entrepreneur
Drew Haas, Cookies By Drew

Best In-Home Care
Home Instead

Best Local Staycation Resort
Salamander Middleburg

Best Hair Stylist
Oxygen Salon & Day Spa

Oxygen Salon and Day Spa is unwavering in its commitment to delivering top-notch beauty and wellness services to our vibrant community. With a team of highly skilled professionals and a passion for excellence, we strive to provide a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation, ensuring every customer's experience is exceptional.

Best Bespoke Suits
Beyond Measure Custom Tailor Bethesda
Beyond Measure Custom is the only custom clothier offering the world's most boutique fabrics bespoken for the intended wearer. Our intentional clientele demands premium quality and appreciate our adept expertise. Our design aesthetic boasts a timeless and elegant style that is created not for a moment, but for a lifetime.

Best Women’s Designs
Velma Lee Designs
Bespoke custom couture garments specifically designed, individually created, masterfully sewn & reconstructed for the discerning clientele. Work produced appearing in Forbes Magazine full article for Reebok in collaboration with Khalid; Broadway, The Tony Awards and for every important life event in Potomac & nationwide.

Best Jeweler
Secrète Fine Jewelry
Secrète Fine Jewelry, a family-owned business, has provided a bespoke, high-end jewelry experience to our clients for over 30 years. We specialize in custom design, re-setting, and jewelry and watch repair. We work tirelessly to understand our client’s visions and create for them stunning, one-of-a-kind pieces of unparalleled value.

Best Church
Potomac Presbyterian Church
We are an active Christian community devoted to worship that stirs the soul, education that engages the mind, and service that sends us into the world. Our church seeks to Care for ALL with Faith, Hope, and Love, and has been in Potomac for 60 years.

Best Religious Congregation
Congregation Har Shalom
A warm, inclusive, Egalitarian community with thriving early childhood, Religious School, and adult education programs. We are blessed by the diversity of our congregants, and are better for it. We can’t wait to welcome you and your family! Our synagogue family, your family synagogue.

Best Preschool Summer Camp
Georgetown Hill Early School

G.H.E.S provides a place for kids to just be kids. Their campuses offer morning and afternoon care for elementary school students, infant and toddler care and pre-K programs. The preschool summer camp offers various themes and fun topics and summer camp for school-aged children includes focuses in theater, sports, science, and the great outdoors.

Best Senior Living Community
Brandywine Living at Potomac

Brandywine Senior Living Community in Potomac is a premier senior care residence providing a warm and inviting atmosphere for older adults. With a focus on wellness, comfort, and personalized care, it offers a range of amenities and services, fostering a sense of belonging and ensuring a high quality of life for residents.

Best Entertainment and Party Company
Ultimate Amusements

Best Event or Music Venue
The Anthem

Best Outdoor Design
Curbs Gone Wild

Best Pool Builders
Splash Fiberglass Pool

Best Outdoor Landscaping
Good Earth Garden and Landscaping

Best Construction
Hopkins & Porter

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