327 Seventh St., SE
Washington, DC 20003


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


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

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More than any other French bistro in the area, this chatty room on Capitol Hill makes us feel like we're in Paris. Chef/owner Stephane Lezla's cooking nods to modern trends but is at its heart traditional--in a good way.

Simple wooden chairs and tables are usually jammed with neighborhood types and Hill workers of all ages. But this is also a destination spot for Francophiles who sip regional wines, slather butter on rounds of crisp baguette, talk politics, and regale friends with tales of their latest sojourns abroad.

What to get: Mussels with pastis; country pâté; veal tongue with sauce gribiche; braised rabbit with olives and linguine; floating island of meringue in crème anglaise; chocolate tart.

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