Lovely place. Great steakLovely place. Great steak frites and escargots. Friendly service.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite restarauntAfter 15 years of going to Lavandou, the food continues to be wonderful, staff polite and welcoming. In a world of so many changes it is great to have a neighborhood gem that continues to serve with excellence.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceShort walk from National Zoo, great food, great service and overall wonderful experience.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Dining ExperienceWould definitely go back. The food was excellent. The service was friendly and personalized. The waiter was very helpful both in the wine selection and making a choice between different entrees. Pleasant ambiance. Don't give 5's easily, but came close.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMTres BonLavandou is a neighborhood restaurant with excellent food and a small footprint. Wonderful for lunch or dinner.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a party of 9 for a birthdayHad a party of 9 for a birthday celebration. Food was excellent. Great combo deal of 1 app + 1 entrée for $25. Wish this applied to the entire menu but its a great deal none the less - includes the hanger steak with choice of sauce which 3 in our party ordered, or choice or mussels, which 3 more ordered. Portions were very large, especially considering the $25 combo. Service for our group was very good, with water on the table before we ordered, listing the specials twice (one for each end of the table), bread baskets after we ordered. Appetizers came out in two deliveries one right after the other, and same with the entrees so that no one was waiting. Also had three deserts: mousse, profiterole, and apple tart - all very good4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual the food and serviceAs usual the food and service at Lavandou was great. The mussels were quite good as was the beet salad appetizer. I love the size of the restaurant and one feels as though they are in France.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat place and foodit is always a pleasure to go to Lavandou. it is a small and cozy place, and the food is delicious. our family simply loves it, and Florence always makes us feel at home.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I had an excellentMy wife and I had an excellent birthday celebration at Lavandou. Attentive service, tasty and attractive food, very nice ambiance. Highly recommended.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!Great place! Excellent food, really nice atmosphere, mussels were delicious! Will definitely go again.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have eaten at LavandouWe have eaten at Lavandou several times prior to our early Sunday night dinner with a Living Social coupon. Food was amazing, as was the service; however, there were only 4-5 tables in use while we were there.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMI had not been to LavandouI had not been to Lavandou for about a year. It was a very pleasant evening. good service and very good food.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWell worth going!Lavandou is one of my favorite restaurants in the area since it provides unfailing high standards of food, service, and ambience. Its somewhat limited menu nevertheless has sufficient choices for any palate or diet. It has a good winelist and the wines by the glass are of excellent quality.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely Lavandou!I returned to Lavandou after loving this place 18 years ago, as a DC resident. I enjoyed the meal and the ambiance just as much. What a lovely slice of Provence in the heart of Washington.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMA classy dinner experienceI've been to the Lavandou several times and have always enjoyed my meals there - perfectly cooked, lovely ambience. Service is a bit slow since the two owners (?) aim to do the dinner service with the help of a number of lesser trained or trusted other staff. However, it is always most pleasant and delicious experience to be repeated.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMwe enjoyed our meal and thewe enjoyed our meal and the relaxed ambience. Service was very pleasant3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent andThe food was excellent and the service was great but a bit slow and inattentive after we asked for more time to review the menu.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMReally liked food--I had aReally liked food--I had a risotto that was wonderful. Very pleasant neighborhood spot. Wine list short but well-thought out, with wines that go well with the food.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding service (Nahaji).Outstanding service (Nahaji). Seafood stew was delicious. Glad to learn about this restaurant through The Capitol Deal, and will be back.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious as usual. EscargotsDelicious as usual. Escargots and steak frites can't be beat. Monkfish with eggplant also good.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place is so convenientThis place is so convenient from the Cleveland Park metro stop. Just a 2 minute walk. We thoroughly enjoyed everything. The lemon pie w/ homemade meringue was to die for!! If you order mussells, you get a whole pot! And they're the huge mussells not the puney ones. We couldn't even eat all of ours. We also had the roasted veggie app and it was amazing. We went here because we had a living social voucher. We will certainly be dining again...it really exceeded our expectations!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe evening at Lavandou wasThe evening at Lavandou was quite lovely. I invited two friends to celebrate my recent retirement. We all ordered from the specials for the evening menu and were delighted with our food. I particularly liked the fact that the waitstaff did not rush us from our table after we had finished the main course and were enjoying coffee.
The room was comfortably filled by 7:30 p.m. and this on a Tuesday evening! A real treasure for those wanting great food, a calm atmosphere and no pretention.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe entire meal was delicious,The entire meal was delicious, especially the hanger steak.
I will definitely return to this cozy, quiet, delectable and attentive little corneer of Provence!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSplendid, as ever. I especiallySplendid, as ever.
I especially enjoyed the soup du jour, zucchini creme. I will try to duplicate it chez Philippe.
The cassoulet Tolouse was also delightful.
I cannot wait to return.
And the guest celebrating her birthday enjoyed my several original Lavandou-keyed and other birthday songs.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMLavandou is simply fabulous.TheLavandou is simply fabulous.The food is divine and the service exceptional.
We adore this French restaurant!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful French food withWonderful French food with feel of fresh ingredients. Wine descriptions were so appropriate in the wine list that I got exactly what I wanted. Service was implacable, solicitous but not overwhelming. Wish was closer to home so I could be a regular at the restaurant.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food almost ruined byGreat food almost ruined by excessive noise (shouting, laughing)3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA Neighborhood GemThe food is always fabulous and the staff wonderful. My favorite spot to go again and again.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favorite neighborhoodOne of our favorite neighborhood restaurants with food and service equal to many higher priced restaurants. We go here all the time.3/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways reliable with highAlways reliable with high quality cuisine, I especially appreciate the willingness to create a low sodium but still tasty alternative that allows me to maintain my mediacl regimen.2/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are regulars here but weWe are regulars here but we came for Restaurant Week. Really enjoyed the RW menu and requested that several of its dishes be put on the regular menu, such as the flounder with mussels, the endive salad, and the bearnaise sauce to be added as a sauce choice for hangar steak.2/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are regulars here. WeWe are regulars here. We usually go for the escargot, monkfish and steak frites. This time, the steak frites were even more delicious than usual.1/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was outstanding andThe food was outstanding and reasonable priced. A true neighborhood gem!1/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA Provencal gem in Cleveland ParkWe went to Lavandou after buying a Capitol Deal coupon and we'll be back, coupon or not. Service was very personal. Menu, while relatively small, was quite interesting and the dishes we had were very well executed. The restaurant itself is lovely. The kicker is a different special deal each night of the week (free corkage Monday, AYCE mussels Tuesday, and so on).1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM