Cafe La Ruche
1039 31st St., NW
Washington, DC 20007
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
Onion soup; potage Parisian; croque monsieur; chocolate mousse.
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
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.