Sur La Place
Great Belgian CuisineThis offshoot of Mannequin Pis has better service and ambiance than the original, but food quality is maintained. Signature mussel dishes in a dozen variants are complemented by very good entrees (try the Striper), and excellent sides (red cabbage). Neighborhood environment is a plus, but add time to find parking on the street. Great beer menu!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Little Gem of a RestaurantWe were delighted to discover this local gem for my husband's birthday dinner. We shared a kilo of dijonaise mussels and each of us had an appetizer. Husband loved his sausage as much as I loved my civiche. Mussels were delicious and kilo serving so ample we could barely get to the bottom of them. Then we were too full for dessert, regretfully. Nice ambiance, especially at the table for two at the front window. We'd happily return.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMIt may be my American mindset,It may be my American mindset, but 1 kilo of mussels doesn't sound like much. Until the giant bucket shows up... and two people can't seem to finish one pot! We recently did brunch here with friends and the food was excellent. We mixed our orders with two traditional breakfast items and two mussel pots, and had more than enough food for the table. The bar here is very nice, as well. Several Belgian beers on tap, in addition to a full selection of mixed drinks.
The location is great too, if you're looking for something quiet in NW. And with quick access to the C&O canal and nearby Fletcher's Cove, it's a nice place to start a leisurely Sunday afternoon.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty!We all enjoyed our food very much. For side dishes, the wilted spinach was delicious, with the perfect amount of seasoning. Others at the table loved the brussels sprouts. Portion sizes were generous.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMYUM !!! I am a major musselsYUM !!! I am a major mussels fan and this resto filled the bill. I am anxious to return to try others ( i had the "snob" and it was great). My friend had steak frites and was impressed with it. We shared the wild boar with cranberry sausage as an appetizer and it was delicious. I loved the atmosphere - felt like Brussels or Paris. Would recommend highly for something a little different.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI enjoyed the decor and ambianceI enjoyed the decor and ambiance of the place; it was warm and inviting. The striped bass was crispy and flavorful and very well-prepared. I would highly recommend this place.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMMussels are fantastic. IMussels are fantastic. I plan on trying all of them. So far lobster bisque and bruxelles are my favorites. Mushroom and Dijon are great too. Very nice Belgian beer selection.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was great. TheThe service was great. The waiter and manager took care to make sure we were comfortable with our table. Simple things like- they asked if the lights were to bright over a table and we ended up getting a free desert because the manager kept having to come over to our area to get paper table clothes.
The food was fantastic. Sur La Place really does offer quite a selection of mussels. The selection of beer, Belgian and other, was great. It is truly a gem. Highly recommend it.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful eveningWe had a wonderful evening and our mussels were delectable. Loved the presentation of our mussel "pots". The crispy bread for dipping in your remaining mussels sauce is an amazing finishing touch. Our service was terrific that night as well. Tables are close together but it created a quaint bistro feeling.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible baked musselsThis is a hidden gem! The baked mussels at $12 could be an entire meal, with delicious garlicky broth, piled with onions and cheese and baked. I couldn't tell any difference in the mussels (baked vs. steamed) or the broth, but the baking melted the cheese and slightly caramelized the onions. Spectacular. The seafood cocktail was also excellent, except that it was advertised as an avocado seafood cocktail and there were no avocados -- well there were two tiny slices, maybe 1/6 of a small avocado, on top of the mounds of seafood! Delicious nonetheless.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMussels are terrific. My wifeMussels are terrific. My wife had salmon which was also very good. Great Belgian beer list4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMSur La Place? Fantastic!I had a wonderful dinner at Sur La Place! As a longtime fan of Belgian cuisine, I was certain that I would enjoy my ever visit to Sur La Place. I was not disappointed! For appetizer, I ordered the wild boar and cranberry sausage, served on a bed of red cabbage cooked in Corsendonk ale. Fantastic! For the main course, I ordered mussels marienere style. That is mussels cooked in white wine, and cooked with garlic, onions, and celery. Truly excellent! Last but not least, the pommes frites (Belgian fries) were excellent! Crisp and dry, not greasy. I also appreciated the fact that Sur La Place offered Delirium Tremens (one of my favourite Belgian strong golden ales) on draft! And I cannot forget the attentive staff. I definitely will return!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent place- I highlyExcellent place- I highly recommend trying the Mussel Saffron Soup and different sausages for brunch. The Pot au Chocolate is pure Belgian bliss. We will be back very soon!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for Easter brunch, whichWent for Easter brunch, which was not that busy. The service was great. Enjoyed the food, although portions were small, except for the mussels. Would love to go back and try more of the menu and maybe happy hour.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMSurprisingly Excellent; Good ServerThe food was rich yet palatable. The atmosphere earthy and comfortable. The beer list a Belgian beer lover's dream. The place was a bustling, but not so loud that I couldn't have a good conversation with my wife. I've read reviews that give Sur La Place poor marks for service, but our waiter was attentive without being overbearing. I was pleasantly surprised by how good Sur La Place was. We will definitely return.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMDutch TreatGreat bistro get-away. Good wine and very good food. Price should be about 80% of what they charge though. Service is good. If there was a problem (see other reviews), it's been solved. I encourage the restaurant to stretch a bit and serve the more exotic end of European cooking but realize that this is hard in Wonder Bread Washington.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM