Bistrot Lepic

1736 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20007


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.

Neighborhood Eats: Bistrot Lepic

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