Et Voila

4.7
1278 reviews
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French
Et Voila! is a charismatic Belgian French bistro located at 5120 MacArthur Blvd NW in Washington, DC’s Palisades neighborhood, owned by Belgian Chef Claudio Pirollo.
We accept large party by phone only (2022372300). If you cannot book a table online it does not mean that we do not have availability, please feel free to call us directly.
After 10 years of dedication to tradition and authentic flavors, Chefs Pirollo has settled a well-deserved reputation among his peers, the media and most importantly with the guests. Awarded by Washingtonian Magazine as one of DC’s Top 100 Restaurants and by The Washington Post, Claudio Pirollo and his team warmly welcome you at Et Voila! where seasonality and sustainability are the keys to the earthy yet delicious flavors.
A diversified wine list, including bio wines, and a large selection of Belgium beers have been prepared for you in order to give you the best bistro experience.
Et Voila! serves lunch, dinner and brunch.
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r
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bartender is the best.Trout was excellent Bar set up works nicely as well...recommend reservations.
My second visit in one month. Consistently good.

Et Voila
Responded 9 hours ago

Thank you very much for your feedback ! Hope to welcome back soon

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SK
Washington DC
92 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The waiter was pushing for $100+ bottles of wine. He was also abnoxious the hanger steaks were melt in your mouth and very, very tender.

AS
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our usual go-to French restaurant was closed so I did a random search. This restaurant will be on our go-to list now! Outstanding food!

DC
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely restaurant. Fish is a particular star there. It is a little cozy in terms of seating among tables.

Et Voila
Responded a day ago

Thank you for you comment ! We will be glad to welcome you black very soon.

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b
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

one of the excellent chefs in this city. it is always a pleasure to dine there with reasonable prices and good service with very good entrees . the menu items should be more varied.

PB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Et Voila delivered again. Great meal, great atmosphere.

Et Voila
Responded 3 days ago

Consistency and attention to details is our main objective ! Thank you for your comment

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LC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always good. Best mussels and frites outside of Bruges.Benjanin was a great waiter, offering great wine recommendation

Et Voila
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your comment ! I am pleased to hear your good experience on Saturday night !

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H
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

As always, the service was attentive. The mussels were very good, but extremely small...not what we ate used to. The burger was great...as good as any I’ve had.

GS
Washington DC
121 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Have dined there many times, but had a craving for the best burger in DC and Et Voila is the place! Started with goat cheese salad and my partner foie gras. Two Grey Goose martinis to start. Her burger rare, mine medium. Cooked to perfection, caramelized onions, cheese, beef from Lancaster County, PA. Burgers come with salad and fries! Two Grey Goose martinis to complete. Excellent service and price.

Et Voila
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your comment ! We are glad to read that the quality of the meal exceed your expectations !

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4
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent excellence

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DB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was just so so.

f
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

It is very good as always, the fries used to be more fresh

w
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Especially good on Monday. No charge for BYO

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Great value. Noise level is low. Highly recommend it

C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Et Voila is our favorite Belgian bistro. The food is usually delicious, well-prepared and presented. Service is very quick. The restaurant is squeezed into a narrow row house -- actually two houses next to one another -- so there isn't a lot of space. Tables are small and conversations are easily overheard. But for us, the proximity and promptness more than outweigh the ambiance.

Et Voila
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your comment ! We look forward to welcome you back

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EN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's an amazing place. Food is great and the mood is friendly.

SL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent little bistro with a great and authentic atmosphere. Food was first rate - moules with pommes fritos, Flemish beef stew, and a floating island dessert which was just spectacular. Staff was also outstanding- our server was French which just enhanced the setting. Highly recommended.

Et Voila
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you very much on your comment ! We really appreciate your feedback and glad to read your wonderful experience at Et Voila DC !

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K
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were four, all loved their meals—trout(2), lamb, and duck confit. I had the duck confit, and it might well be my best one ever. Great place.

M
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience at Et Voila.

m
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

I have been to Et Voila a number of times for lunch and dinner, there have been 2 of us, 4 of us and 6 of us and various combinations thereof. Each time we were pleased. The onion soup is to die for.

r
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner. The restaurant honored my request for a quiet table, service was very good, and food excellent. I enjoyed my trout, my friend's beef tartare was excellent. Definitely a restaurant to enjoy again.

Et Voila
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your feedback, We are looking forward to welcome you back.

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AK
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While the food is great (Salmon for my wife and Branzino for me), it is the superb, pleasant and efficient service that makes this restaurant stand out. Once again, we were well looked after by Aleks (who also makes great cocktails) and Sylvain (who is the GM). We were the first ones there but by the time we left, the restaurant was full and it was a Tuesday night. But not surprised. If you have not been to this amazing place, please go.

AM
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful restaurant with gracious attentive staff and delicious food

KP
New England
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Too noisy. Otherwise, wonderful in every respect. One of the best restaurants in Dcl

A
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Et Voila for our anniversary. Food was outstanding as the grilled mussels as an appetizer was great. Fish selection made it hard to decide, but settled on a piece of branzino which was superb along with the pasta and broccoli that accompanied it. Other selection was a grass-fed hamburger, also expertly prepared with delicious frites. Next, another difficult decision on a shared dessert. Selected a waffle with delicious chocolate sauce, scoop of whipped cream and a scoop of ice cream. Service was great as was the delicious bread. One facet of the evening I must cite is the noise level. It used to be quite noisy, but it seems they have managed to lessen the sound to where you can now have a pleasant conversation with your dinner companion. Highly recommend Et Voila.

v
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Et Voila, we were celebrating a birthday. The food and service were exceptional - there was six of us and we had beef tartare, hanger steak, a duck special, and three branzinos. It was definitely worth the trip from Capital Hill.

OT
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our Saturday dinner was early as we were coming from the theatre, but food and service were outstanding as usual. The eggplant soup was superb, as was the foie gras; entrees were fine and dessert was an Ice Cream Sandwich; vanilla cream cheese filling with an unexpected mulberry center, Speculoos cookie cover; all in all, quite a lovely experience. Have a Hugo Spritz cocktail to start you off... mmmm

A
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I need to remember to sit in a chair. The banquette is very uncomfortable. We didn't realize that, on Saturday, the lunch menu is only the brunch menu, so be sure to check what menu is available if you want an expanded selection. It's pricey, but the food is worth it.

J
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time with wonderful friends. The food was, as always, fantastic. The service was attentive.

MV
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Wonderful dinner as always. The restaurant was understaffed that night and if it hadn’t been for our bus boy, it would have taken another 1/2 hour to order. Every restaurant has an off night. The food was as delicious as always.

AH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way

j
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were early on a Sunday evening and seated at our choice quickly. The pace of getting water and wine to our table permitted us a leisurely review of the menu. The choices were in keeping with a Belgian restaurant with great mussel choices excellently prepared hangar steak frites and wonderful vegetables apps salads and foie gras

Topped off the meal with a dark chocolate creme brûlée paired with a enticing Sauterne.

Service was quick and not intrusive and coordinated for both diners

Enjoy

BK
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is consistantly excellent here. Service was also excellent. All in all a great evening for us and our guests.

OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very nice comfortable experience

AK
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always. Even though it was pretty crowded for a Tuesday evening in July, the staff did not miss a beat. It is also very customer focused that they work seamlessly as a team and so if your original server is busy with other customers, a colleague steps in. My wife had the sole, which she enjoyed very much and I had an excellent burger. Here’s why this is such a great place - the side salad that came with my burger was delicious. Any kitchen that is so careful with all elements of a dish is worthy of continued patronage.

LL
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I really like this place but had not been there in awhile. I did not think the food was as good as it used to be. I got steak frites and the steak was tough and the fries seemed like they were the scraps that had been sitting around. I am sure they would have given me new ones if I had asked. The server was great. Even though it was disappointing I would go back again.

r
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Dover Dole was terrific. Deboned in front of me at the bar. The wines are tops.
The Branzini was delicious as well. The bartenders were a good team making the evening enjoyable.

Et Voila
Responded on July 26, 2019

Thank you Roger for your comment ! Our priority is your satisfaction and the entire Et Voila Team is happy to read your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is always perfect at Et Voila!
The service staff is helpful and knowledgeable. The food is always excellent. Love this place!

W
Pittsburgh
26 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Et Voila never disappoints. The cuisine is always absolutely superb and the service is friendly and efficient. Highly recommended.

l
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just moved from NY. First time eating here and can honestly say it was excellent and better than most restaurants in NY. We had the beet salad, onion soup and trout and enjoyed it all. Also very attentive service. Will definitely return!

Et Voila
Responded on July 26, 2019

Welcome to DC ! Thank you for sharing your first experience at Et Voila DC. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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