Cafe La Ruche

1039 31st St., NW
Washington, DC 20007


Neighborhood: Georgetown

Cuisines: French

Opening Hours:
Open Monday through Thursday 11:30 AM to Midnight, Friday 11:30 AM to 1 AM, Saturday 10 AM to 1 AM, and Sunday 10 AM to Midnight.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: Foggy Bottom-GWU

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Business Casual

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.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Outdoor Seating

Scene: Outdoor Seating

Happy Hour Details:
Monday through Friday, 4 to 7: $2 Bud, $6 martinis, $5 house wines, discounted appetizers.

Happy Hour Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

Cafe La Ruche

This quaint, inexpensive French cafe has a pretty patio.

From March 2004 Dirt Cheap Eats

Have your first kiss under the Eiffel Tower--a miniature one, that is--as you scan the dessert counter (delicate chocolate mousse and tangy orange cheesecake for $5.50 each) at this adorable French restaurant. In the spirit of a Paris bistro, dozens of dark wooden tables are squeezed side by side. French street signs and mirrors line yellow walls. Candles flicker on the tables.

If you stick to the daily menu and avoid the specials, it's easy to eat cheap. The potage Parisian ($4.25) is a steaming bowl of authentically French leek-and-potato soup. The spinach quiche ($7.75) comes with a nice-size salad. So does the croque monsieur ($7.75), a hot ham-and-cheese sandwich smothered with creamy cheese. An appetizer portion of escargots for $6.25 might make for good conversation.