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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OT
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always, we have try the orata special and we love it , wine list is very reasonable
Our waitress recommended the camomile grappa and
It was very good to finish our meal

F
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food. Very noisy

K
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Consistently delicious food, great drinks. We don't love the beer options, but Et Voila is always worth the trip!

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Best dining experience ever! Every item was perfection in flavor and appearance. Outstanding service! Cannot recommend any higher!!
This summer I spent two weeks teaching art in Bruges while my wife watched our 3 boys at home. This little oasis of Belgium was the perfect spot to celebrate our anniversary and say thank you to her! From a secluded table to complementary champagne to an adorable anniversary plate for dessert (and every other sumptuous course in between) the staff and chef made this a night to remember.

L
Jackson Hole
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a nice dinner with friends...none of us been to et viola for dinner before... it was all good... everything was satisfactory... our waiter was fun and joked around with us... the service was fine and the food was good... I had been there for lunch earlier in the week and had a delicious salmon caesar salad and mussels that were made in a similar manner to escargot... and they were terrific. I would go again...

GW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely mussels, frites and DC’s best Caesar salad, served with charm and expertise. Our favorite destination for affirmation that the better things in life do exist near McLean!

JW
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I always enjoy the food at Et Voila. My main problem is the absence of any reasonable priced wines.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the carbonnade, Flemish beef stew, the perfect antidote to a rainy gloomy evening. It is one of my favorite meals in town. The meal was accompanied with a Belgian beer and finished with a pear tart. The service at the bar and table was excellent. The dinner was just a get together with conversation, good friends and good food. This is the way life should be.

AK
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service as usual. Kudos to GM Sylvain and his team. Despite the fact that the restaurant filled up by about 7pm or so, everything was smooth sailing. I had mussels in a sort of Thai broth while my wife had salmon and both were delicious. And the profiteroles were and outstanding way to finish. One of our favorite restaurants (and I think for other folks as well).

LE
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was amazing as always - this was my 3rd time there. Needed to change my reservation the day before to accommodate a larger group - they were able to find a place for us and our group of 8 had an amazing dinner. Best Mussels in the area for sure.

Et Voila
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you for your comment ! It was a pleasure to accommodate your party last Saturday. we hope to see you really soon, Sylvain Frances General Manager

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JG
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I gave Et Voila five stars despite a mishap with one entrée. My wife's dinner entrée was prepared very well; she thought it was delicious. I had ordered a special--grilled rockfish with vegetable accompaniments. When my dish arrived, I looked very good (very nicely presented) but it smelled off. The aroma of fishiness was not appealing. Unfortunately, my first taste confirmed that impression. I didn't want to eat the fish. I alerted the server, who was gracious about the situation. I ordered a mushroom risotto; when it arrived, it was delicious. I was pleased and content. A relatively moderately priced wine was quite good. My wife and I enjoyed our time at Et Voila: it had a energetic, happy vibe, which contributed to our having a great evening. (The entrée misadventure faded quickly from our minds.)

Et Voila
Responded on November 6, 2019

Thank you for your coment. We are sorry if you didn't like our special Rockfish, but really glad that you enjoy your risotto ! We hope to see soon, Sylvain Frances General Manager

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F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

We love this restaurant -- the food and ambiance are consistently great. However, on a busy Saturday evening, we felt rushed to eat quickly (plates being collected before several of us were close to finishing our entrees) and decide on our next courses so that they could turn the table. At one point, we had to tell them to back off and slow down the service. It felt heavy-handed and completely in contrast to the usual understated but attentive service we enjoy there. Hope it was an anomaly.

Et Voila
Responded on November 6, 2019

Thank you for the five stars ! In fact Saturday night are busy for us, and i am sorry if you felt rushed. We would like to host you during the weekdays. to offer you a quietest experience. Once again i am sorry if your experience didn't reach your expectation and quality of the past. Sylvain Frances General Manager

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F
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Seems like a great neighborhood bar/restaurant. Have been several times. Very comfortable place. Good food and excellent service by the team.

Et Voila
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your comment ! We are glad to count you as a regular guest. See you soon Sylvain Frances General Manager

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ES
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed the food and service very much. The main shortcoming is that the tables are so close together that it is impossible to gracefully slide in or out without disturbing your neighbors and it would be very tough to have an intimate, private conversation. However the plus factors of excellent food, friendly and efficient service could override these concerns and probably do on any other than a weekend night. We'll certainly return to test that out!

s
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is delicious. Restaurant feels a bit small even though they doubled in size a few years ago, you still feel squished a bit in there. But still a delightful place to have a yummy meal.

OT
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lobster Burger & Floating Island are must have & to die for delicious!

J
Washington DC
98 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always have a nice meal and service here. Good chef and consistent.

DC
Washington DC
399 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dover sole was absolutely delicious. Always enjoy my meals here. Tables are very close together though.

M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food & service, and a nice charm to the place.

M
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Great host and sweet to acknowledge our birthday celebration.

Et Voila
Responded on November 6, 2019

Thank you Melissa It was a pleasure to host you ! Sylvain Frances General Manager

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SG
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was quick and efficient. Food was very good.

H
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive, anticipatory, and informative service. Interesting menu. Excellent presentations. Even the coffee was good, and I'd add that milk was delivered HOT, meaning it could be added to the coffee without ruining the temperature. Nice touch.

Et Voila
Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you for your comment ! We are focusing on your overall experience that's why all details count. I am really glad that you enjoyed your dinner at ET VOILA. See you soon ! Sylvain Frances General Manager

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DJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Waiters made me feel rushed. Otherwise, good food!

K
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favored family spots.

Et Voila
Responded on November 6, 2019

Thank you Kayke ! We are glad to host you and your family at Et Voila ! cheers Sylvain Frances General Manager

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S
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites. I especially love their mussels.

Et Voila
Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you for your comment ! We are happy to see you really soon

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OT
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! Love every dish that comes out of the kitchen. Beef salad and soup, beef stew...YES and the bronzini is the best fish on the menu! A special meal for any occasion.

OT
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner, celery soup best soup i have try in a long time , rack of venaison and figs sauce was cooked to perfection and the taste was absolutely to die for
We leave in California and come once a month to dc thats will be our go to place now

Et Voila
Responded on October 31, 2019

Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are really glad to count you as a regular member of ET Voila DC. Do not hesitate to contact me directly for you next reservation. SYLVAIN Frances General Manager

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Maitre d and supporting staff were wonderful. Quite loud at lunch. Lobster burger not popular w 3 who had it. Mussels & beef burger top notch.

Et Voila
Responded on November 6, 2019

Thank you for comment It was a pleasure to serve you Sylvain Frances General Manager

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OT
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a business lunch and the food was very good , mussel are very good, the burger is one of the best in townm , never have fluke before and i was surprised how good it was
Will be back on my next trip to dc

F
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Et Voila's food is outstanding. I had the Beef Ribs Bourguignon which were delicious and very filling. I ate every morsel and left nothing in the dish, thanks to excellent bread. My friend had the salmon which I often have and love. The service was just right.

OT
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best beef bourguignon in town , service very friendly mussel appetizer just to die for
We will definitely be back

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

They refused to seat us without a complete party. Our friends were 7 minutes late and they had given our reservation for 4 to a walk in party of 4. Even though we’ve been here maybe 20 times, we were so turned off we may never go back.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We were seated 55 mins after our reservation time.

A
Washington DC
119 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

We waited almost an hour after our reservation time before we were seated. The bar
area was frenetic. They offered complimentary Prosecco to some but not others. Once we were seated, the service was passable but still a bit crazy. The food, however, was excellent. I’ll still think twice about returning after the very long wait time. And it is so noisy that it is difficult to hear your companions.

EM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was overbooked. One hour wait time. One room (not filled) was dedicated to a single group, single longer table. That room wasn’t used for other patrons. Evidently OpenTable wasn’t told that capacity was below normal. The noise level was so high that when we were standing waiting and a waiter asked if we’d like a drink while we waited we thought it was gratis. Not so when we got our bill. I like this place normally and have never had to wait before.

J
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always outstanding - especially the soups! Wonderful neighborhood restaurant.

CC
Washington DC
79 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had to wait 20 minutes but gracious apology given. Neighborhood gem. Excellent food and service.

K
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s been two years since we’ve been but it is still the same excellent food and service.

S
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal as before, first time there for brunch. Really enjoyed the cheese and honey tasting with Cheese To The People also!

r
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service

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