Best french in D.C.

Check out the top french in D.C., reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Lyon Hall
1. Lyon Hall
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14 local reviews
3100 Washington Boulevard, Arlington
Closed now
+1 703-741-7636
BarRestaurantFood
John
Trendy French-German brasserie offering a meat-heavy menu & a unique beer selection
Ray
Classic French brasserie. Freshly baked bread, house-cured charcuterie, handcrafted cheeses. You get the idea.
Ken
French, European, Gastropub - excellent cuisine and drinks
1. Lyon Hall
1. Lyon Hall
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14 local reviews
3100 Washington Boulevard, Arlington
Closed now
+1 703-741-7636
John
John
Trendy French-German brasserie offering a meat-heavy menu & a unique beer selection
Ray
Ray
Classic French brasserie. Freshly baked bread, house-cured charcuterie, handcrafted cheeses. You get the idea.
Ken
Ken
French, European, Gastropub - excellent cuisine and drinks
2. Terasol Bistro & Artisan Gallery
2. Terasol Bistro & Artisan Gallery
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2 local reviews
5010 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington
Closed now
+1 202-237-5555
Art galleryRestaurantFood
Larry and Paulette
This is a French cafe and an art gallery. It's a really beautiful space with friendly people, delicious French…
Sheri
Charming French bistro
Larry And Paulette
This is a French cafe and an art gallery. It's a really beautiful space with friendly people, delicious French…
2. Terasol Bistro & Artisan Gallery
2. Terasol Bistro & Artisan Gallery
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2 local reviews
5010 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington
Closed now
+1 202-237-5555
Larry and Paulette
Larry and Paulette
This is a French cafe and an art gallery. It's a really beautiful space with friendly people, delicious French food and art made locally. We…
Sheri
Sheri
Charming French bistro
Larry And Paulette
Larry And Paulette
This is a French cafe and an art gallery. It's a really beautiful space with friendly people, delicious French food and art made locally. We…
3. Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
3. Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
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13 local reviews
4155 Linnean Avenue Northwest, Washington
Closed now
+1 202-686-5807
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Joe
A decorative arts museum & gardens at the former residence of businesswoman, socialite, philanthropist and col…
Natasha
A breathtaking collection of French and Russian arts-- beautiful gardens-- perfect to visit in any season-- wa…
Rose
Absolutely gorgeous estate and gardens with interesting exhibits. Nice cafe for lunch, too!
3. Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
3. Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
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13 local reviews
4155 Linnean Avenue Northwest, Washington
Closed now
+1 202-686-5807
Joe
Joe
A decorative arts museum & gardens at the former residence of businesswoman, socialite, philanthropist and collector Marjorie Merriweather P…
Natasha
Natasha
A breathtaking collection of French and Russian arts-- beautiful gardens-- perfect to visit in any season-- walking distance.
Rose
Rose
Absolutely gorgeous estate and gardens with interesting exhibits. Nice cafe for lunch, too!
4. The Phillips Collection
4. The Phillips Collection
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43 local reviews
1600 21st Street Northwest, Washington
Closed now
+1 202-387-2151
Art galleryMuseumStore
Joseph
Great French impressionist art; museum charges unlike the National Gallery; go early as it gets busy
mark & Patty
What a great museum. Nice collection of French impressionists.
Strother
America's first modern art museum - organized in the home of and featuring the private collection of Duncan an…
4. The Phillips Collection
4. The Phillips Collection
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43 local reviews
1600 21st Street Northwest, Washington
Closed now
+1 202-387-2151
Joseph
Joseph
Great French impressionist art; museum charges unlike the National Gallery; go early as it gets busy
mark & Patty
mark & Patty
What a great museum. Nice collection of French impressionists.
Strother
Strother
America's first modern art museum - organized in the home of and featuring the private collection of Duncan and Marjorie Phillips. Most fam…
5. Bistrot Du Coin
5. Bistrot Du Coin
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11 local reviews
1738 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington
Closed now
+1 202-234-6969
BarRestaurantFood
Rachel
French food, french wine, excellent mussel pots. Classic DC restaurant. Just across the street.
Richard and Mary
Bistrot du Coin, will not disappoint. It's a popular French brasserie known for buckets of delicious mussels …
Larry and Paulette
Authentic French bistro feel with a lot of expats hanging out over a bottle of wine. Offers French classics fr…
5. Bistrot Du Coin
5. Bistrot Du Coin
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11 local reviews
1738 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington
Closed now
+1 202-234-6969
Rachel
Rachel
French food, french wine, excellent mussel pots. Classic DC restaurant. Just across the street.
Richard and Mary
Richard and Mary
Bistrot du Coin, will not disappoint. It's a popular French brasserie known for buckets of delicious mussels and steak frites. With a festi…
Larry and Paulette
Larry and Paulette
Authentic French bistro feel with a lot of expats hanging out over a bottle of wine. Offers French classics from cassoulet, tartiflette savo…
6. Montmartre
6. Montmartre
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21 local reviews
327 7th Street Southeast, Washington
Closed now
+1 202-544-1244
BarRestaurantFood
Xavier
Consistently good. In my humble opinion, one of the best restaurants on the Hill. It's French food served in a…
Paul
French restaurant. The goat cheese/spinach/mushroom quiche is divine! If you sit outside you can people-watch …
Ben & Tessa
French-owned and operated and a long-time Capitol Hill staple, this little brasserie never misses for brunch, …
6. Montmartre
6. Montmartre
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21 local reviews
327 7th Street Southeast, Washington
Closed now
+1 202-544-1244
Xavier
Xavier
Consistently good. In my humble opinion, one of the best restaurants on the Hill. It's French food served in a small and informal place. Ver…
Paul
Paul
French restaurant. The goat cheese/spinach/mushroom quiche is divine! If you sit outside you can people-watch the patrons at the flea market…
Ben & Tessa
Ben & Tessa
French-owned and operated and a long-time Capitol Hill staple, this little brasserie never misses for brunch, lunch or dinner. The buckwheat…
7. L'Enfant Cafe-Bar
7. L'Enfant Cafe-Bar
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4 local reviews
2000 18 Street Northwest, Washington
+1 202-792-4334
CafeBarRestaurant
Jessica
Authentic French cuisine and cozy!
Leila
Delicious Belgian/French bistro - good for brunch.
Louise
Colorful owners and excellent people watching.
7. L'Enfant Cafe-Bar
7. L'Enfant Cafe-Bar
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4 local reviews
2000 18 Street Northwest, Washington
+1 202-792-4334
Jessica
Jessica
Authentic French cuisine and cozy!
Leila
Leila
Delicious Belgian/French bistro - good for brunch.
Louise
Louise
Colorful owners and excellent people watching.
8. Le Bon Café
8. Le Bon Café
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6 local reviews
210 2nd Street Southeast, Washington
Closed now
+1 202-547-7200
CafeMeal takeawayRestaurant
Kristin
1 block down this is a great authentic French cafe. Highly recommend the espresso drinks which come in a bowl …
Marina
Little French-style café, great for breakfast! Good soups for lunch, too
Grace
This is our favorite spot for breakfast! French toast with berries--yum! Eat al fresco at the Library of Con…
8. Le Bon Café
8. Le Bon Café
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6 local reviews
210 2nd Street Southeast, Washington
Closed now
+1 202-547-7200
Kristin
Kristin
1 block down this is a great authentic French cafe. Highly recommend the espresso drinks which come in a bowl or the French toast made with …
Marina
Marina
Little French-style café, great for breakfast! Good soups for lunch, too
Grace
Grace
This is our favorite spot for breakfast! French toast with berries--yum! Eat al fresco at the Library of Congress across the street.
9. Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar
9. Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar
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5 local reviews
1736 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest, Washington
Closed now
+1 202-333-0111
BarRestaurantFood
Julia
Our absolute favorite wine bar with excellent French Country Cuisine
Sheri
Cozy, authentic French wine bar.
Julia
Our absolute favorite wine bar with excellent French Country Cuisine
9. Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar
9. Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar
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5 local reviews
1736 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest, Washington
Closed now
+1 202-333-0111
Julia
Julia
Our absolute favorite wine bar with excellent French Country Cuisine
Sheri
Sheri
Cozy, authentic French wine bar.
Julia
Julia
Our absolute favorite wine bar with excellent French Country Cuisine
10. Belga Café
10. Belga Café
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24 local reviews
514 8th St SE, Washington
Closed now
+1 202-544-0100
BarRestaurantFood
Xavier
There are many Belgian restaurants in Washington and this one is a favorite. Think mussels, Belgian fries, Dut…
Robb
Great Belgian food. Mussels and french fries, Belgian beer, and hearty beef dishes.
Tiffany
This is a Belgian place with great mussels and french fries, amazing beer list (gluten free beers too), and up…
10. Belga Café
10. Belga Café
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24 local reviews
514 8th St SE, Washington
Closed now
+1 202-544-0100
Xavier
Xavier
There are many Belgian restaurants in Washington and this one is a favorite. Think mussels, Belgian fries, Dutch and French food. This place…
Robb
Robb
Great Belgian food. Mussels and french fries, Belgian beer, and hearty beef dishes.
Tiffany
Tiffany
This is a Belgian place with great mussels and french fries, amazing beer list (gluten free beers too), and upscale ambiance. It's affordabl…
11. Bistro La Bonne
11. Bistro La Bonne
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3 local reviews
2436 14th Street Northwest, Washington
+1 202-499-9208
BarRestaurantFood
Stacy & Scott
Our favorite place for brunch. Small space with great french food.
Abby And Gary
Excellent French food and more accessible than Le Diplomate.
michelle
French Food Experience
11. Bistro La Bonne
11. Bistro La Bonne
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3 local reviews
2436 14th Street Northwest, Washington
+1 202-499-9208
Stacy & Scott
Stacy & Scott
Our favorite place for brunch. Small space with great french food.
Abby And Gary
Abby And Gary
Excellent French food and more accessible than Le Diplomate.
michelle
michelle
French Food Experience
12. Mintwood Place
12. Mintwood Place
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14 local reviews
1813 Columbia Rd NW, Washington
Closed now
+1 202-234-6732
BarRestaurantFood
Vadim
My favorite restaurant in DC - highly recommend it. Consistently great high-end French food with a modern Amer…
Leyla and Matt
Modern farmhouse style & a French-influenced American menu, plus wood-burning oven & sidewalk seats.
Nicole
Fantastic french-American bistro with a cozy, up-scale vibe.
12. Mintwood Place
12. Mintwood Place
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14 local reviews
1813 Columbia Rd NW, Washington
Closed now
+1 202-234-6732
Vadim
Vadim
My favorite restaurant in DC - highly recommend it. Consistently great high-end French food with a modern American twist. Not too expensive,…
Leyla and Matt
Leyla and Matt
Modern farmhouse style & a French-influenced American menu, plus wood-burning oven & sidewalk seats.
Nicole
Nicole
Fantastic french-American bistro with a cozy, up-scale vibe.