La Chaumiere
A charming, firelit French bistro.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Cynthia Hacinli
Comments () | Published October 17, 2006

La Chaumiere
Address: 2813 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-338-1784
Neighborhood: Georgetown
Cuisines: French
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Saturday 11:30 to 2:30 and 5:30 to 10:30.
Nearby Metro Stops: Foggy Bottom-GWU
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Upscale Casual
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Appetizer or entrée of pillowy pike quenelles in a rich lobster sauce; boudin blanc with sautéed apples; onion soup; wedgelike salad with Roquefort; Grand Marnier soufflé with crème anglaise; apple tart on puff pastry; classic profiteroles stuffed with va

From January 2006 100 Very Best Restaurants

THE SCENE. At both lunch and dinner, Georgetown's foreign-service set descends on this trusty standby, whose fireplace and beamed ceiling re-create the charming, cozy atmosphere of a French country inn. The only thing more dependable than the crowd of old-timers is the remarkably consistent service and the well-handled repertoire of bistro classics.

WHAT YOU'LL LOVE. The assurance of the cooking and the service. Longtime customers know to time their visits according to the daily specials, such as Wednesday's couscous or Thursday's cassoulet.

WHAT YOU WON'T. If it's trendy combinations and fashionable cocktails you want, look elsewhere.

 

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