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About La Piquette

Dear Guests,
UPON MAKING YOUR RESERVATIONS, PLEASE INDICATE YOUR SEATING PREFERENCES (MAIN DINING ROOM , BAR AREA OR PATIO) AND WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO ACCOMMODATE YOUR REQUEST. Requested seating cannot be guaranteed.

A neighborhood Bistrot located in Cleveland Park that stays faithful to its French roots offering the best French dishes on this side of the Atlantic
Executive Chef Francis Layrle prepares a daily menu with farm raised and seasonal fresh ingredients. The bar offers a carefully curated wine selection and house cocktails. La Piquette presents an authentic bistrot atmosphere the way it is meant to be: fun, simple and delicious.

3714 Macomb St NW
Washington, DC 20016
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of operation:
Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Lunch:
Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Afternoon: (Salads, dessert and full bar only)
Tuesday - Friday; 2:30 - 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Dinner:
Sunday & Monday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm,
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm;

Happy Hour:
Monday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm,
Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Cross street:
Between 38th St. NW and Wisconsin Ave. NW

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
$30 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(202) 686-2015

Website:
http://lapiquettedc.com/

Catering:
From small private dinner to large functions

Parking Details:
We validate parking at the Catheral commons every day from 7pm to 1am.
The validation will work only if you check in the parking after 7pm.

Oherwise street parking is always available.

Public Transport:
Bus #30,32,34,90,95 and X3, between Friendship Heights and Foggy bottom.

Executive Chef:
Francis Layrle

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

La Piquette Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.4

Ambience

4.3

Value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighbourhood Gem (68)
Authentic (53)
Fit for Foodies (46)
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Good for a Date (36)
Casual (35)
Outdoor Eating (29)
Special Occasions (28)
Lunch (27)
Cosy (26)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Notable Wine List (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Fun (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Brunch (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Romance (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Local Ingredients (9)
Group Bookings (8)
Business Meals (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Seasonal (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Child Friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Organic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
High Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Terrible service - sat at the bar & it took nearly 30 minutes to get the salad and then another nearly 45 minutes before our entrees. Couple joined us at the bar 10 minutes or so after us and got served appetizer & meal & we’re done with their meal just after we got served our salad.

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Food5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Just recently became aware of this neighborhood gem. Fantastic for lunch and dinner. Lots of gluten free and healthy options. Wonderful ambience, works for intimate meal, meal with friends or with colleagues. Good for kids too, though haven't seen many when I've gone.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Afternoon Coffee
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Food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Love this French restauraunt in Cleveland park. Great staff, food, service, and atmosphere. Moving soon and will surely miss it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

A very good meal and good service
Nice location and very pleasant atmosphere
We brought a relative from Poroand she was impressed

Tags: Casual
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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 12 October 2017

Delish. $70-$80 for two with 2 glasses wine and tip.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 11 October 2017

I have been raving about La Piquette to my friends for some time now and we finally found a time when we could meet and share a dinner. My companions were literally speechless after they tried their dishes. We have all been to or lived in France, and we agreed that our meal at La Piquette would be a good one even by Paris standards. We shared orders of skate, rabbit, and duck confit. All were delectable - perfectly prepared. Of course even the best meal is simply an excuse for the desserts - cannelés with creme anglaise, crème caramel, and apple tarte à la mode. Maybe not better than sex, but close.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Casual, Authentic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Seasonal
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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 11 October 2017

Great restaurant but you really should NOT ask that we keep our knife and fork for the next course. That action puts this restaurant into a lower category, despite everything else being good. I have never had a restaurant in France ask that I keep my knife and fork for the next course.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 10 October 2017

Visit La Piquette often. Easy to get to, relatively easy to park, good authentic menu and nice cozy, neighborhood-ly feel. I also love their skate and keep going back for more.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 8 October 2017

An excellent choice for authentic French cuisine. The menu has interesting choices (where else do you find rabbit on the menu?), the food is excellent and nicely presented (duck confit!). The wine list offers good values (we had a bottle of Rully 1er Cru). Service is friendly. The ambiance is reminiscent of France; the tables are tiny and close together, so you quickly become acquainted with your neighbors. The noise level goes up as the evening progresses; come early if you want to have a conversation with your partner. Parking on the street or in the Giant garage (complimentary, ask for exit ticket). A neighborhood gem, highly recommended.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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Food5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 8 October 2017

Still simply straightforward and excellent. The food is so-well-prepared you KNOW the chef is a super-star because everything comes out looking so easy and casual (hallmark of great training). The prixe-fixe brunch menu is really a great deal and makes adding that glass of champagne or rose that much easier. Salmon tartare; eggs benedict; and an amazing tart l'organge which was moist, tangy, and with enough orange flavor to humble Tropicana. La Piquette is a true neighborhood gem and quite a delight.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch
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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 7 October 2017

This was a repeat visit to La Piquette and we were not disappointed at all. Front of restaurant was open to the street and their patio due to the great weather. We had visited many other highly reviewed places since our last visit to La Piquette and some of those were also repeat visits and others were new. Field & Main, French Hound Brasserie, Wine Kitchen LB, Oyamel, Jaleo, Conosci, Osteria Morini, Mokomandy, etc. We had forgotten what a great restaurant this was, and decided that it is, overall, our favorite restaurant.
We sampled many dishes before, the Confit, etc. This time we had the Heirloom Tomato Burrata and Beef Tartare as first courses. Then the Salmon and the Short Rib after that. Everything was absolute perfection. Good Wine List and reasonably priced. Service by Juan outdistanced anything we've experienced recently.
We can't wait to go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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Food4
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·Dined on 5 October 2017

Slightly ambivalent about La Piquette. Positives: good service and advice from waiter; house red wine, a blend, was good and well priced; champgnons first course nicely prepared; rabbit with fettucini tasty and succulent. Negatives: noisy, even when only partially filled early in the evening and noisier as tables filled; duck confit had good taste, but too dry. Did not try desserts. Probably will not return, mainly because of the noise levels.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 1 October 2017

La Piquette has a somewhat creative French bistro menu which is always well executed. There is good variety in the menu and service is excellent. Also has a few outdoor tables weather permitting.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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Food5
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Service4
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 30 September 2017

Food was very good, had the duck. However, once again the tables are too close to each other. I felt trapped as there were people on both sides of me and there was no way I could leave without interrupting their meal.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 27 September 2017

As always,superb food and wonderful service at affordable prices. The menu , although not extenaive, has a very well chosen range of dishes. One can have a delicious dinner with several starters, share a starter and then an entree. Dessert choice has something for everyone including those of us counting calories. To top it off a nice wine list. The only negative is the noise when outside seating isn't available.v
This is a gem and a wonderful addition to our neighborhood

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fun
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Food5
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Service2
Value3

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 24 September 2017

I am a huge fan... deeply disappointed. We love La Piquette, what we didn't love were some amazing up-charges on our bill. Two of the party asked for bloody marys and one for champagne. Without asking the waiter delivered premium drinks which we were not aware of until the bill was presented. We arrived at 11:15 so it wasn't busy, and the waiter was also doing bar duty so less attentive than any other visit (of many) to La Piquette. As a former table attendant and bartender, I was saddened. . UPDATE: RECEIVED CALL FROM OWNER AND MANAGERS THEY HAVE BEEN TERRIFIC! LOOKING FORWARD TO RETURNING TO THIS JEWEL

Tags: Authentic
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Food4
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Service4
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 23 September 2017

Very nice. Energetic ambiance.

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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 22 September 2017

Every time I go to La Piquette, I have a wonderful meal and a great time. Service is excellent, too!

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 20 September 2017

Consistently great food and service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 19 September 2017

La Piquette is a neighborhood gem. I had the best duck confit outside of NYC or France. Prices felt high but worth it. I would recommend to anyone and love to eat there again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 19 September 2017

I love the food there, everything I tried was cooked just the right way. It may get full, so reservation is a good idea even during the week. It's a bit pricy for lunch, but overall pricing is fine for this quality. Definitely recommend for lunch or dinner for smaller groups.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Casual
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Food5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 16 September 2017

We went for a birthday celebration. The food was really fabulous. It's expensive but very worth it for a special occasion. The service was great. It got very loud toward the end of the evening so be prepared for that. I would not recommend this for a private, romantic dinner for that reason. We will definitely go again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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Food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 16 September 2017

When we went to the restaurant that was there before, the noise level was too high and we literally couldn't hear each other. So, we got smart and went a little early this time but I think it wouldn't be a problem anymore anyway. The food is delicious, the service is great, it's very pretty even Parisian in its atmosphere. It is now my new favorite restaurant and I will bring everyone I know to try it out.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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Food5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 16 September 2017

We had an amazing meal - my date had the Steak Tartare and I had the skate wing - both excellent. The desserts were to die for. Every time we go we feel so well taken care of, it feels like we are family.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Authentic, Bar Seating
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Food5
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·Dined on 15 September 2017

Had a lovely birthday dinner for spouse and friends. Menu offerings were numerous... hard to choose from so many options!! But motivated to return. GREAT pain de campagne with luscious olive oil. Aioli was perfect and was our entire evening!! Attentive wait staff but also unintrusive and bustling throughout our stay. Tasty dessert!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Authentic, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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Food4
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 15 September 2017

Wonderful food, prepared and presented with skill and pride. A standout establishment!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 15 September 2017

I took my wife to celebrate her birthday. The place is cozy, they offer a complementary sparkling water and we had a fabulous time. Our host and our waiter were amazing, the service was great and I recommend the fish (any type is always good). We also had the apple tart and it was very good. Will go back again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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Food5
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Service4
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 13 September 2017

Great food, wonderful location, overall a tremendous experience!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Fun, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 11 September 2017

Wonderful food, very nice service, lovely to look at. Can be noisy depending on who sits next to you. Was just a slight buzz of sound on a recent week day early evening. The four of us had a great time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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Food3
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 10 September 2017

Busy, they seemed overwhelmed. Service was much slower than normal and the food lacked the same same TLC as past experiences. All in all I was disappointed.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 9 September 2017

We love this restaurant, we go about once every 4-6 weeks. We have never had a bad meal, the food is delicious. The wait staff is always friendly and they never rush you. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Special Occasion, Healthy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 9 September 2017

Spent a long lunch celebrating a friend's birthday. Four people with four different meals--all extremely pleased. Desserts were among the best had.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 9 September 2017

A neighborhood favorite that never disappoints. From the warm welcome we always receive to the delicious and authentic French cuisine, la Piquette is such a great spot. The food is excellent whether you're stopping in for some steak tartare and a quick glass of wine or whether you're having a full dinner, you will not regret choosing la Piquette!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 7 September 2017

It doesn't look like much from the outside, but the looks are definitely deceiving.
It is an authentic French bistro, with excellent service and even better food. The prices are surprising easy on the budget. You'll love it for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 1 September 2017

Excellent as always. La Piquette has the atmosphere of a true French bistro, great service and outstanding cuisine. My partner ordered the lamb shank which was exquisite . I had the canard a l'orange, which was tender and delicately flavored. Desert was canelle (my partner said that they were as good or better than any she'd had in Paris) and figs with freshly made vanilla ice cream. Heavenly.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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Food5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 31 August 2017

Francis Layrle continues to prepare delicious and authentic French cuisine in a friendly and agreeable setting. Fish and beef are consistently excellent, and a recent crab salad was exceptional.

Tags: Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Cozy, People Watching, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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Food3
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Service1
Value1

 
·Dined on 30 August 2017

Food was tasty, but both my wife and I couldn't sleep well that night because of some stomach discomfort. We asked for the "upgraded house red wine 1/2 liter $28" which was probably a mix of left over wines since it came already in a jar. It was a little bid acid.
The service was not good. It took for ever. They forgot to bring the bread and the soft drinks.
The meat was cooked perfectly.
Too noisy. No ambience. Too expensive for what you get.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 29 August 2017

This is a marvelous place for a meal to savor and enjoy. Highly recommended. The only drawback is the noise level which might be a challenge for some.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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Food4
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 (Richmond)·Dined on 28 August 2017

We, my wife, teenage son and I, come to Lapiquette about every other month because it's a good, authentic French restaurant and the food is excellent, with a great wine selection and wide selection of dishes especially seafood. Since last visiting, they have removed some of the accompaniments from their entrees, requiring you to buy a side dish, for most entrees, it seems. This just amounts to a price increase, but it does make the place quite pricey. It won't stop us from going, but it means they have found the maximal point, price wise, for us! The service is good, usually very friendly, and the ambiance nice. I am not an expert, but I feel confident in describing the food as authentically French. I recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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Food5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 27 August 2017

The food is always excellent - wine and service are fine. The only really bad thing about it is the unbearably loud noise at some times. It's not so bad when it isn't very crowded. Sitting outside is very pleasant - mainly because you can hear each other without shouting.

Tags: Vegan, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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