Cafe Bonaparte
Cafe Bonaparte
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Cafe Bonaparte

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafebonaparte.com/
  • Phone: 2023338830
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm; Brunch: Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm, Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, French
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering services provided for private parties at home or in the office. Enjoy our delicious crepes or sandwiches made to order for you and your guests.
  • Private Party Facilities: Enjoy the delights of having your own cozy Parisian cafe for a private party with up to 50 friends. (even for a few hours).
  • Private Party Contact: Fatima Popal 2023338830
  • Entertainment: Live French Jazz the second Wednesday of every month!!!
  • Special Events: Live Jazz Night Feb. 9 from 7-11

    Romantic Valentine's Day Dinner. $65 Prix Fixe menu

Getting there

  • Cross Street: P street
  • Public Transit: We're located 4 blocks north of Wisconsin Ave and M street in Georgetown between P and Volta. Accessible by the Georgetown Connector bus (get off at P street on Wisconsin Ave). Bonaparte is across the street!
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking on Wisconsin Avenue or adjacent streets in Georgetown.
A word from Cafe Bonaparte
Washington's quintessential Parisian cafe serving famous homemade crepes, gourmet coffees, specialty desserts, cocktails, and classic French bistro fare.
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Cafe Bonaparte reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Amazing food! definitely recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2012
    Amazing food! definitely recommend the mussel. Made an early brunch reservation, but they lost our reservation so had to wait for 30 minutes... that was annoying and the waitress was too busy! but i will return again and again for the delicious food! (crepes are to die for)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went to Cafe Bonaparte for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    Went to Cafe Bonaparte for dinner the night of AU Graduation '12. The service was fantastic! Our waiter was so personable and did a great job of explaining the specials. Food came out on time and it was delicious! Our party had wonderful options to choose from due to a pretty expansive as well as inclusive menu. My husband ordered the fish special and it was amazing! My son and I ordered savory crepes and they were equally yummy! The graduate's dish was yet another delicious choice which was duck. We had a great table for four by the front window which provided us with a bistro ambiance. Can't wait to go again the next time I am in D.C. visiting the daughter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • There was dust in my wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/3/2012
    There was dust in my wine glass but the Budapest Crêpe was insanely good. My friend and I got there at 4:30 had drinks, then ordered food. At some point we noticed the waiter had stopped refilling our waters and we were not offered third rounds of drinks and eventually we were asked to leave because they had a reservation for the table we were occupying. It was a little awkward, but I would go back simply because the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Difficult to have a conversation.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/3/2012
    Difficult to have a conversation. The tables were very close. Noise level was uncomfortable. I could over hear everyone's conversation. The crust on the quiche was hard to cut and the croque M was dry with very little cheese.. just shaved ham on a piece of dry(old?)baguette. This could have been an off day??
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2012
    Food and atmosphere was great - service was horrible!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Enough -- Might try Brunch
    Raquel
    Dined on 4/25/2012
    The food was good, and the restaurant was cute. I would go back, though the service was a bit too slow for a work day lunch. I'd like to try it on a weekend, when I'm not pressed for time. Though, I will not order the croque monsieur again. It was tasty, but it wasn't like any proper croque monsieur that I ejoyed in France (or at other French restaurants in the area for that matter). Serving it on a baguette is not exactly user friendly, and it needed more sauce. The fries, on the other hand, were fantastic! Overall, a cute place. Decent lunch menu, and fair prices for what you get.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I always enjoy coming to Cafe
    robert253VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2012
    I always enjoy coming to Cafe Bonaparte for its wonderful food and atmosphere. Its got a great location right on Wisconsin Avenue and all the food is deliciously prepared. It's a lovely place for a first or second date.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The steak frites were a hit.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/12/2012
    The steak frites were a hit. The dining area is a bit tight and the room can get noisy, but neither should deter you from trying this treasure in the heart of Georgetown's dining district.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cute place but uneven service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/9/2012
    Service was really slow that night. Table next to us ordered well after we did and got meals long before ours arrived. We had to remind waiter to
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious food, well prepared.
    Ginny
    Dined on 4/6/2012
    Delicious food, well prepared. Prompt and joyful service. We had a nice experience here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great little place! It's just
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/2/2012
    Great little place! It's just tight space and difficult to get a table without reservations but the food is amazing with great presentation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cozy, intimate. Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/1/2012
    Cozy, intimate. Great food and service. Anxious to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The muscles and French Fries
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    The muscles and French Fries there are to die for. The service was a bit slow, and we kept having to call the waiter over to get the check. But the food and the location/ cute set up of the restaurant were worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place gets it right.
    FoodLover
    Dined on 3/30/2012
    This place gets it right. A small space that packs a punch, the food was delicious from start to finish. Bruschetta, salad, french onion soup, bonaparte salad, mirabeau crepe and the desserts and coffee/tea all satisfied us with nothing lacking. The ambiance is great, funky, classy and just overall perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the music list is very catchy.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/25/2012
    the music list is very catchy. the architecture brings you in Paris. she loved it, and i had a great aftermath. Guess it works. lol Enjoy
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum
    AKJ11
    Dined on 3/14/2012
    I ate the Lisbon crepe, and the smoked salmon was absolutely delicious. Huge portion - took a good-sized piece of leftover crepe home to enjoy later. The French press coffee was also quite nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a very nice, friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    This is a very nice, friendly neighborhood place but the noise level is as high and as disturbing than in New York restaurants.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/3/2012
    My wife and I dined here to celebrate her birthday. Others have recently noted issues with service, but we had no such problems. The food was fantastic and we would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/25/2012
    The food was excellent. The service was very slow.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • poor staffing experience
    galdcVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2012
    After a dozen positive experiences, I guess we were due for a poor one. Took 15 minutes before we were asked if we wanted a drink and then 10 minutes later, we had to ask the waiter why we hadn't been served a glass of wine. He said it was a new bartender and he'd check for us. There were 2 half glasses poured from 2 different bottles on the bar (we had a full view). Told him we would skip the wine since we had wanted it before our sandwiches which were being served. His explanation was they were out of white Burgundy. The sandwiches were as good as ever.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Cafe
    Noyes
    Dined on 2/22/2012
    Intimate dining, but fun, imaginative menu always with several tempting options from delicious light fare to more substantial meals.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Crepes are their specialty,
    sseatsVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Crepes are their specialty, but they are mediocre. A sandwich might be a better bet, but the best bet is to go somewhere else.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great breakfast spot. I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/8/2012
    A great breakfast spot. I went on a weekday morning so we were the only people there. The food was tasty
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always, always, always great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/31/2012
    I've been coming to this restaurant for years, and have never been disappointed. The crepes are delicious, the service is consistently good, and I ALWAYS enjoy the experience. I've been there for a romantic date, a quiet dinner with a friend or two, a meal with small children, and a big family birthday celebration. Most recently, I had a 3 1/2 hour dinner with an old friend who I hadn't seen in years. Never once did they try and rush us out of there. Our server was wonderful, our meal was fabulous, and we both left very happy. I will always recommend this place to anyone looking for a guaranteed great meal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • For everything I have heard
    alexfoodieVIP
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    For everything I have heard about this place, wasn't as good as I thought it would be. REALLY tight quarters, nowhere (literally) to wait for your table to be ready, food was fine, nothing special.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We've been numerous times.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    We've been numerous times. Great neighborhood place, although the steak was a disappointment- over cooked, and lacking much flavor. The fries were excellent; crispy but not over cooked. We hope they fix the steak flaws- had it before and was very good- maybe an off nite-
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food, service and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/27/2012
    Excellent food, service and atmosphere, with a European feel. Will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The staff was great and as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/24/2012
    The staff was great and as usually the food was make to perfection. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We loved Cafe Bonaparte so
    KrysiaVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2012
    We loved Cafe Bonaparte so much, we returned two nights later. The food was exceptionally good and the service wonderful (Katya, Amber, and Augusto); the ambience transported us back to Paris. We plan to return every time we visit Washington, D. C. We had one of the best restaurant experiences that we have had for years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • When they are busy -- it is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/16/2012
    When they are busy -- it is noisy. Thought lunch on a Monday would be quiet but lunch on a holiday Monday is busy -- and not quiet. It was hard to hear the person sitting right across from me.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love eating here!! The wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/16/2012
    Love eating here!! The wait is never long and always worth it. Make sure to order a nutella cappuccino for a real treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was nice, and they
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/14/2012
    The food was nice, and they had a great selection of crepes. The servers were very attentive even at the 11pm hour.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cafe Bonaparte was really
    anikanVIP
    Dined on 1/13/2012
    Cafe Bonaparte was really nice. There is no much room but the place was full most of night. Food was excellent although my firend did not like the chocolate creme brulee. She expected a regular one. We had a great time overall.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Even though I read my reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/2/2012
    Even though I read my reservation timing incorrectly and came 12 hours early (it was 10:30 PM not AM), I was still seated (even though the restaurant was clearly busy and full) and the service/food was great! I'm a big fan of Cafe Bonaparte!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Staff and food were excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/28/2011
    Staff and food were excellent! Will definitely return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food. Terrible service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/18/2011
    The food was above average and I would go back. We had a terrible server and horrible service but maybe they were having an off night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great neighborhood bistro.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 12/17/2011
    Great neighborhood bistro. Service is friendly, if a little slow.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As always, the food was good,
    BrandanWH
    Dined on 12/15/2011
    As always, the food was good, especially the french fries and the sweet crepes!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quaint and cozy but still
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/12/2011
    Quaint and cozy but still energetic. A great place to go with a friend or on a date and be surrounded by a great atmosphere and good food. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My friend and I each ordered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/10/2011
    My friend and I each ordered one of the savoury crepes and split them. The ingredients were fresh; the flavors were distinctive, rich and subtle; we were in heaven. I felt like I was back in Brittany. One crepe with the complementary side salad makes a meal, and the wine selection seemed quite good as well. Outstanding food at a very reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic