Restaurants

Top Choice French in Dupont Circle & Kalorama

Bistrot du Coin

The lively and much-loved Bistrot du Coin is a neighborhood favorite for roll-up-your sleeves, working-class French fare. The kitchen sends out consistently good onion soup, classic steak-frites (grilled steak and F…
Top Choice French in Georgetown

Chez Billy Sud

An endearing little bistro tucked away on a residential block, Billy's mint-green walls, gilt mirrors and wee marble bar exude laid-back elegance. Mustachioed servers bring baskets of warm bread to the white linen–c…
Top Choice French in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Le Diplomate

This charming French bistro is a relative newcomer, but it has skyrocketed to one of the hottest tables in town. DC celebrities galore cozy up in the leather banquettes and at the sidewalk tables. They come for an a…
French in Downtown & Penn Quarter

Poste

Named for its previous incarnation as the mail-sorting room for the city post office, Poste does the nouveau-brasserie thing with style. Fork into top-notch steak frites, crispy duck, and wine-and-herb-sauced sea ba…
French in Georgetown

La Chaumière

There are artists and there are craftspeople, and La Chaumière’s kitchen seems to fall into the second category. This isn’t a bad thing; there’s no fooling around with funny envelope-pushing here, just very good, cl…
French in White House Area & Foggy Bottom

Marcel’s

Marcel's keeps true to classic French cuisine while adding modern embellishments. Old school, fill-you-up-by-a-fire fare like pork belly and turbot with peas is hearty and thick. But the sprucing on the side – quail…
French in White House Area & Foggy Bottom

Cafe Du Parc

Du Parc has been cooking traditional French fare in the swanky Willard Hotel for quite a while. So it knows how to bring out honest, strong flavors in its duck confit and red snapper-flecked bouillabaisse. Breakfast…
French in Capitol Hill & South DC

Montmartre

Montmartre is the place French expats take their friends to give them a taste of home. Great wines, very fine steak, silky homemade pâté and delightful desserts emerge from clanging pans in the kitchen. The cozy spa…