Neighborhood Eats: Bistrot Lepic
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Bistrot Lepic
Address: 1736 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-333-0111
Neighborhood: Glover Park, Georgetown
Cuisines: French
Opening Hours: Open for lunch daily 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Open for dinner Sunday and Monday 5:30 to 9:30 PM; Tuesday through Thursday 5:30 to 10; Friday and Saturday 5:30 to 10:30 PM. Wine bar open daily 5:30 to midnight.
Nearby Metro Stops: Foggy Bottom-GWU
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Onion tart; beet-and-chevre terrine; red peppers stuffed with brandade; foie gras terrine; veal cheeks in puff pastry; rabbit rillettes; pig's feet terrine; veal cheeks; foie gras-stuffed quail; cassoulet; sea scallops with ginger.
Price Details: Dining room starters, $7.50 to $9.95; main courses, $17.95 to $26.95. Wine bar starters, $7.50 to $14; main courses, $16.95 to $26.95.

Founding chef and co-owner Bruno Fortin now spends most of his time in Bali and France, but much of what comes from the kitchen at this Francophile haven is still well worth seeking out. Whether in the bustling downstairs dining room, with its oversize reproduction of Gustave Caillebotte’s “Rainy Day in Paris,” or in the livelier upstairs wine bar, you’ll find a lovely beet-and-chèvre terrine, a well-made pâté, and entrées that range from a traditional cassoulet to a more nouvelle plate of sea scallops with shavings of pickled ginger.

-March, 2008 

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