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Montmartre

327 Seventh St., SE
Washington, DC 20003

202-544-1244

Neighborhood: Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill, Southeast

Cuisines: French

Opening Hours:
Open Tuesday through Friday for lunch 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Open Tuesday through Thursday for dinner 5:30 PM to 10 PM, Friday and Saturday 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM, Sunday 5:30 PM to 9 PM. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch 10:30 AM to 3 PM.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: Eastern Market

Price Range: Moderate

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Recommended

Website: http://www.montmartredc.com/

Best Dishes:
Mussels with chorizo or shallots and cream; chestnut soup; duck pâté with Armagnac (a special); roasted-eggplant mousse; braised rabbit with linguine; seafood pot au feu; hanger steak with red-wine sauce; floating island; fruit tarts.

Price Details:
Entrees, $17.95 to $20.95.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

100 Best Restaurants 2010: Montmartre

No. 89: Montmartre

Cuisine: Mussels, steak frites, country pâté—rear-guard staples of the Parisian bistro scene—dominate the menu at this likable, dependable Eastern Market hot spot, but there’s an occasional nontraditional special or two.

Mood: A loud, clangy place that packs customers in so tightly you could pluck a fry off your neighbor’s table. In other words, a real bistro where you’ll find Le Chat Noir posters, not a celebrity chef.

Best for: A budget date; a raucous, wine-soaked dinner with friends.

Best dishes: Mussels with chorizo or shallots and cream; duck pâté with Armagnac (a special); braised rabbit with buttery linguine; hanger steak in a richly reduced red-wine sauce; floating island, a meringue surrounded by crème anglaise; crème brûlée; fruit tarts.

Insider tips: Brunch, so often an afterthought, gets respect here.

Service: ••

Open Tuesday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner. Moderate.

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