1. Cafe Dupont1500 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington
2. Malmaison3401 K St NW, Washington
3. Napoleon Bistro & Lounge1847 Columbia Rd NW, Washington
4. Cafe Bonaparte1522 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington
5. Sweetgreen1471 P St NW, Washington
6. ArtJamz Dupont Studio1742 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC
7. ConnerSmith Gallery1358 Florida Ave NE, Washington
The Snowball Fight homebase has just whipped up a "French brasserie style" menu to go along with its chandelier-happy soft remodeling, complete with winsome cocktailry like the sparkling wine/St. Germain elderflower "Dupont Imperial".
The 4200sqft Malmaison is an upscale Parisian cafe with garage door openings that at night turns into a state-of-the-art lounge. If you like your French with an elevated DJ booth, this is your place.
Like Cafe Bonaparte before it, Napoleon Bistro continues the expansion of the Omar Papal's French empire -- so expect award winning champagne, crepes galore, and a land war in Russia.
Since 2003, Cafe Bonaparte has been Georgetown's (and D.C.'s) biggest name in casual French cuisine. This cute spot has everything you want in a French cafe: fresh baked pastries, crepes, croque madame, and steak frites, along with plenty of other fresh selections from salad to burgers. From the moment you spot its red awning and outdoor seating, you'll feel as though you've been transported to the streets of Paris.
Sweetgreen is known for its customizable salads and grain bowls topped with locally-sourced ingredients. The fast-casual chain changes its menu seasonally, but signatures like the wild rice- and kale-based Harvest Bowl and mesculin Guacamole Greens are always available, as is the option to create your own bowl from scratch. Your order is prepared assembly line-style behind a glass counter, and you can usually see greens being washed and vegetables being chopped in the open kitchen.
The just-opened, permanent home of previously gypsy-like paint-/booze-facilitators ArtJamz, the studio's split into a 24-easel painting area, and a lounge with bench seating and a three-stool bar, so show up early, or you'll have to, you know, paint.