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

Neighborhood Eats: Cafe La Ruche

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.

-March, 2008