320 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002
Sporting all the trimmings of a turn-of-the-century Paris salon (think satin-upholstered chairs, velvet curtains, lights dim save for the amber glow of crystal chandeliers), this cozy Capitol Hill bistro serves authentic French fare. From poitrine de volaille au chevre to foie gras, rich flavors excite and surprise, and the kitchen executes modern, aesthetic plating without sacrificing traditional prep. If you’re looking to forgo the romantic intimacy of the indoor dining room, the seasonal patio -- which frequently features live music -- proves an ideal venue for a quality meal among friends.