Et Voila

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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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MH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a very homey place with excellent food. I went there for a birthday brunch and it’s was a great place.

DS
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Short rib Bourguignon was delicious. Very nice ambience, tables are a little close together though. Desserts (chocolate waffle, Alex cake) were decadent.

f
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Vday. Wifey said Lobster was not fully cooked.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal. Service is excellent .they don't rush you. Very friendly.

R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service very attentive.

BF
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal. Just a little noisy when restaurant was full but still excellent place to dine

SA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for my birthday.
The food, and service were excellent . It is a lovely restaurant and I highly recommend it

EC
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Average nothing special

d
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanks again for a great meal - we really enjoyed the great service and wonderful food. The specials were really good and by no means an afterthought . great service form all of the staff. We look forward to coming back soon.

k
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Busy and popular neighborhood bistro, reservations essential. Good not great food, very pricey.

T
Washington DC
103 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Wonderful food and a bargain for lunch with 3 courses for $30. Would have preferred a regular table vs. high top for group of 6. Service fine, but lacked finesse.

LG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent.

JW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You do not have to go all the way downtown for wonderful food. Et Voila serves it right up in the neighborhood. Duck Confit is the BEST EVER!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place to have a catch up with dear friends. Meal, service and ambiance were as lovely as ever.

J
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and wait staff!

B
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We always have a great experience at Et Voila. The food is always delicious. Best onion soup in town. Other favorites: Belgian Endive salad, fries and the Irresistible profiteroles.

Thank you for maintaining such a consistently high level of excellence.

MM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming restaurant. Delicious food! Great neighborhood place.

N
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always the food was excellent (and plentiful); the daily special, cioppino was particularly good - very flavorful, with plenty of tender seafood (although I do wish, as a matter of principle, that prices were added to the recitation of specials, particularly if the dish is priced a little higher than others in the category on the regular menu; I would have purchased it anyway - but, as said, it's a matter of principle, and principal). Service was attentive, despite a lunchtime crowd - and the renovated interior, while not luxe, is certainly warm and welcoming. A real keeper.

CE
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you love Belgium food and a good selection of beers, this is the place in DC to go!

SS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful 80th birthday dinner with my mom at Et Voila this past Saturday. Both the rabbit and the stew were marvelous, as were the hors d'oeuvres. Dessert was sweet and lovely - but I'm not really a meringue fan so not perfect. When in doubt, stick to chocolate!

MD
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal. Seated on time with a knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful server. Dishes (Pate, Duck Confit, Short Ribs, and a couple of desserts) were all outstanding. Plan to return.

V
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

This neighborhood gem has changed over the years. You now walk into a crowded bar and a line of people waiting to be seated. Despite a reservation we waited a 1/2 hour to be seated. We were given a glass of perseco while we waited. Once seated the mussels were as delicious as I remembered .

Et Voila
Responded on January 28, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. In fact Et Voila is more and more popular. We will be happy to host you again in the future for a quietest night ! Thank you Sylvain Frances General Manager

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PM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We love this restaurant and they were very accommodating about a special birthday event.

Et Voila
Responded on January 28, 2020

Thank you Patricia ! See you soon. Sylvain Frances General Manager

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EH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After being introduced to this restaurant some years ago, I've taken other friends there and the whole experience has always been positive plus. It's a true gem of a restaurant and I plan to go back many times in the future. I have no doubt that the other appetizers are great; however, I"ve always ordered the endive salad and never disappointed. The mussels in four different offerings never cease to be extra delicious. This restaurant deserves the top rating of Washington establishments

Et Voila
Responded on January 28, 2020

Dear Erich, It was our pleasure to serve you. Thank you for your kind comment. It always a pleasure to read about your positive experience at Et Voila Restaurant. We will be happy to host you soon for dinner or Lunch. See you soon. Sylvain Frances General Manager

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JP
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pricey both food and drinks
Also minimal portions ... including the mussels
Solid and cheerful service

K
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always great!

JK
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Such a wonderful place, with wonderful food.
It could be a lot better if they weren't stingy with 5 oz wine pours by the glass, and included half-glasses as an option.

FC
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I got the message that they had the cassoulet and foie gras on their specials I made the reservation immediately. It’s a dish not to be missed when they have it in the winter. We also had the escargots which were prepared perfectly and the sauce did not hide their taste. Service was great as usual and it was a perfect way to officially start my birthday celebration!

Et Voila
Responded on January 21, 2020

Merci Florence ! It was a pleasure to celebrate your birthday at Et Voila. We are happy that you liked the Cassoulet. See you soon ! Sylvain Frances General Manager

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V
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice quality dinner

PD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Very attentive service for a surprising bust Sunday evening meal. we met an old friend who is a bit of a beer connasuer, but refraining due to crab restrictions. That being said, the beer selection is OK, but not fantastic for a Belgian restaurant. There are others in the DC area with a wider selection.
Our friend had the pate appetizer which was good. I had the Chicon au gratin; also good, but a bit lacking on the chicon and overboard on the bechamel. My wife had the salad ans an app. Also tasty.

I had the entree special; the cassoulet. Good but not the best I've had. It was a bit salty. My wife had a salad and frites... (she is a vegetarian, so not beaucoup choices on the menu for her). Our friend had .................................... something..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

JP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a family birthday on Jan. 18, 2020 and every moment was memorable -- wonderful food, lovely attentive service and lovely ambiance. We started with the pate, beet salad and endive salad, all of which were delicious. Two of us chose the mussels, which were perfectly done and served steaming hot. One chose the Norwegian sole, which was meticulously deboned by our waiter, and was melt-in-your-mouth delicious. A final course of profiteroles ended the dinner, and they were drenched in a luscious chocolate sauce. A great way to celebrate the passing of another year!

A
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday brunch. Lovely space and varied brunch menu. Great food!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were both excellent! Great gem in the neighborhood. We just came back from a trip to France so this is high praise. Cheers!

Et Voila
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thank you for your feedback ! We are ensuring to keep Et Voila as an authantic French/ Belgium Bistro. à bientôt ! Sylvain Frances General Manager

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LE
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I continue to introduce new friends to Et Voila and it never disappoints. My friends loved the food and ambiance. Thanks for being so consistent! Really one of my favorite restaurants in the area!

Et Voila
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thank you very much for your feedback, We are really happy to read that our consistency is important for you. In Fact that's our main concern to keep Et Voila on top ! Feel free to contact me for your next reservation, Sylvain Frances General Manager 202-237-2300

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JG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a welcoming staff, we felt like friends although it was our first visit. Especially appreciated was the attention to dietary requests that were communicated to the chef, server and host before we arrived. Truly a great all-around dining experience. We will return.

Et Voila
Responded on January 28, 2020

Thank you Mme Gordon for your kind feedback. We are happy that you tried our restaurant and we could accommodate your needs. It's will always be a pleasure to serve you. See you soon. Sylvain Frances General Manager

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R
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambience. Food was uniformly delicious from appetizer to dessert. Have eaten there many times over the years and it has always been superb.

l
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The cassoulet was amazing

Et Voila
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thank you Lola, We are happy that you enjoy our Special Cassoulet ! See you soon, Sylvain Frances General Manager

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d
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful omelette, frites and salad at lunch. A very pleasant place for weekday lunch.

SP
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A (not so) hidden gem that always delivers! Perfect for everyone, but especially those with a discerning taste for authentic French/Belgian cuisine. Everything is expertly prepared and served by a top notch staff that is professional and enthusiast! It gets busy sometimes, but it’s worth the wait. I’ve been coming here for over 10 years and it just keeps getting better!

Et Voila
Responded on January 21, 2020

Dear Susan, We are really please to read your feedback. Our main concern is all about your experience and we are focus to offer you the best quality of food and a friendly service. Thank you again to count among our long term guest. Feel free to contact me anytime for your next reservation 202-237-2300 Sylvain Frances General Manager

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JE
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent meal and bottle of wine. As always, the mussels did not disappoint.

Et Voila
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thank you for your comment ! We are happy that you enjoyed both wine selection and mussels ! See you really soon, Sylvain Frances General Manager

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