Neighborhood Eats: Bistrot Lepic

Founding chef and co-owner Bruno Fortin now spends most of his time in Bali and France, but much of what comes from the kitchen at this Francophile haven is still well worth seeking out. Whether in the bustling downstairs dining room, with its oversize reproduction of Gustave Caillebotte’s “Rainy Day in Paris,” or in the livelier upstairs wine bar, you’ll find a lovely beet-and-chèvre terrine, a well-made pâté, and entrées that range from a traditional cassoulet to a more nouvelle plate of sea scallops with shavings of pickled ginger.

-March, 2008 

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.