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Best French Restaurants


Bistro Francais- Gerard Cabrol’s Left Bank-style brasserie in the heart of Georgetown. Turn-of-the-century posters and even part of an old wine press. Other chefs show up late-night for pommes frites, steak tartare, roast chicken. Daily from 11 a.m., weekdays till 3 a.m., weekends till 4 a.m. Early-bird dinner 5-7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. 3128 M St. NW, (202) 338-3830.
La Chaumiere- A favorite of the late Julia Child, Gerard Pain’s romantic country inn in Georgetown for cassoulet, lobster bisque, boudin blanc, pike quenelles, quail, rabbit, Dover sole, souffles. Stone fireplace. Mon-Fri 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Mon- Sat 5:30-10:30 p.m. 2813 M St NW, (202) 338-1784.
Marcel’s- City’s Fine Dining winner. Chef-owner Robert Weidmaier’s upscale Flemish-French cusine (Alaskan seafood, pheasant bread, sushi-grade tuna, wild game) in stylish, provincial setting. Sun. – Thurs. 5:30-10 p.m., Fri- Sat. 5:30-11 p.m. Bar. Live jazz Fri.-Sat. Valet parking ($5) and limo to Kennedy Center. 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, (202) 296-1166.
Montmartre- Intimate bistro near the Capitol dome (a la Sacre Coeur), drawing pols for Stephane Lezia’s soups, rabbit with olives and linguine, cod with mango and avocado, scallops with sweet pea risotto, duck leg confit, fruit tart. Sidewalk tables. Tue.-Sun 11:30-2:30 p.m., Tue-Thurs. 5:30-10 p.m., Fri-Sat. till 10:30 p.m., Sun. till 9 p.m. 327 7th St. SE, (202) 544-1244.
L'Auberge Chez Francois - a little out of the way, and sometimes difficult to get reservations - but this place is worth the trouble.  The food is beautifully prepared, the atmosphere is the definition of charming and the service is always warm and inviting.  Very expensive.  332
La Colline - Better food than atmosphere, this Capital Hill classic has been around forever - try it if you are in the neighborhood.  400 N. Capitol Street,  (202)737-0400

 

 

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