An old Georgetown ice factory turned Parisian eatery/dance hall
The nightly transformation of the 4200sqft Malmaison from upscale Parisian cafe w/ garage door openings into state-of-the-art French lounge w/ elevated DJ booth is no small feat, which is partially ironic considering it's named after the first house of a famous Frenchman with extremely small feet.
From the same chic crew behind Napoleon Bistro and Café Bonaparte, the old ice factory similarly transforms into a dance hall at night. Here, you'll just head one level up to their mezzanine, where the state-of-the-art sound system & DJ booth are launching tunes.
Signature cocktails include the (above) raspberry lime Rickey (raspberry vodka/ cherry juice/ simple syrup) and a "Classic Napoleon" w/ gin, St. Germain, green Chartreuse, all in a -- you guessed it -- small rocks glass.
Renowned French chef Gerard Pangaud serves up dishes like this scallopine of Alaskan salmon.
Chef was the youngest ever to be awarded two Michelin stars, though dishes like this bean medley, mint sauce, and braised lamb shank might help explain why he has such a leg up on the competition. Or they could just be really good dishes.