Neighborhood Eats: Cafe La Ruche
Comments () | Published March 19, 2008
Cafe La Ruche
Address: 1039 31st St., NW, Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-965-2684
Neighborhood: Georgetown
Cuisines: French
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 11:30 AM to 10:30 PM, Friday 11:30 AM to 10:30 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 11:30 PM, and Sunday 10 AM to 10:30 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Foggy Bottom-GWU
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Onion soup; potage Parisian; croque monsieur; chocolate mousse.
Price Details: Appetizers, $3.95 to $8.95; entrees, $5.95 to $9.95. Weekend brunch, $10.95.

This cozy Georgetown cafe hasn’t changed much since it opened in 1974. The candlelit tables have hosted many first dates over the years. Hearty, unpretentious Parisian fare—quiches oozing with Gruyère, a crock of onion soup gratinée, escargot swimming in butter, a croque monsieur dripping with béchamel—is the way to go here, so park cholesterol concerns at the door. And don’t leave without splitting a buttery tart or rich chocolate mousse from the pastry case.

-March, 2008 

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