Enjoy West African Fare at Spectrum Lounge

Take one step into Spectrum Lounge and you’ll see why this brand new Beltsville restaurant and lounge is already a huge hit. The atmosphere is chic, the lights are dim, and the seating is focused on deep private booths that give each table a lot of privacy.

The menu emphasizes west African fare, particularly the chef’s signature smoked beef suya. Order yours with a couple of sides (try the fried plantains or cassava) and you’ve got hearty, satisfying meal. If you’re interested in expanding your palate, reviewers suggest you also consider the kitchen’s “special dishes,” including ekwang, a traditional Nigerian stew that combines a variety of meats and fish with spiced oil and leafy greens. Whatever you order, you can be sure that it’s made with high-quality, locally sourced ingredients, as that’s one of the owner’s top priorities. Yelp reviewers say this place is best for a romantic date or a night out with friends.