1813 Columbia Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood: Adams Morgan
Cuisines: French, American, Breakfast
Tuesday through Friday for dinner, Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner.
Nearby Metro Stops: Woodly Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan
Price Range: Expensive
Dress: Upscale Casual (jeans okay)
Reservations: Not Needed
flammekueche; steak tartare with tiny spuds; lamb-tongue moussaka; whole boneless dorade with Picholine olives and fennel; cassoulet; skate wing with eggplant caponata; apple pie in a skillet.
This Adams Morgan restaurant made one of the most striking debuts of the year, riding the brilliance of chef Cedric Maupillier, who brought Gallic rigor and a spunky imagination to owner Saied Azali’s hipster-farmhouse concept. Maupillier’s brunch lineup is less experimental, but his clean execution is still evident, whether he’s turning out a bountiful smoked-fish platter or an Alsatian flammekueche (a bacon-and-onion-strewn flatbread) or a fluffy Belgian waffle. The chef’s biggest reach—a croissant larded with ham, eggs, bacon, cheese, roast pork, and pickled onions—feels like a dare to make it to dinner without a nap. Saturday and Sunday 10:30 to 2:30.