Et Voila

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$31 to $50
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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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l
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The cassoulet was amazing

SP
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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!

JE
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Splendid neighborhood restaurant. Best burger in town!!

Et Voila
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your comment ! We hope to welcome you back soon

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MR
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. We had both fish and beef dishes and enjoyed them very much. Desserts (profiteroles and mousse) were delicious. Low noise level so good for conversation.

OT
London
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Et Voila is a great neighborhood restaurant. It is classic Belgian bistro fare done very well.

l
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex’s cake was amazing

CK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, as usual.

IT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

GOOD FOOD! TOO MUCH NOISE!
The food at Et Voila is very good. It Is a cramped and vibrant neighborhood restaurant. Very lively! However one person’s “vibrant” atmosphere is another’s conversation-blocking loudness. The mussels steamed with endive and cream with sweet potato were outstanding. The portion was so large that I could not finish. My friend enjoyed the salmon. Deserts at a nearby table looked lovely, especially the profiteroles ,but we were too full to try it.

LL
New England
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The sole was fabulous but the mussels were disappointing. The mussels are usually fabulous but they fell far short on Thursday evening.

W
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hadn’t been in a while but still very good. Expected a little more out of the sun choke soup but the frisée salad and bread were great

L
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good food and great service. Opted for the salmon this time Vs mussels & enjoyed. Salad excellent, a burger & mussels gratin at the table were spoken highly of.

W
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love being at Et Volia! Always treated well and the food, ambiance, and service are exceptional.

Et Voila
Responded on January 8, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind comment ! We are really happy that you love coming at Et Voila !

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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lunch with son and grandmother

LC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Et Voila!!! The food is prepared so beautifully and there are so many great dishes to choose from. I have been coming to the restaurant for many years. It was a favorite of my Mom's. My only only compaint, was that there was only one size (5oz.) for a glass of wine, which didn't seem very generous for the price. I would suggest offering a 6 or 9 oz. size glass of wine. Otherwise, everything was great!

R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, as always! The ambience and the food are stellar.

Et Voila
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you for your comment ! Always a pleasure to host you and your family. Happy New Year Sylvain Frances General Manager

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m
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant for any special occasion. The food is always good especially the mussels that you can’t have any where else like this... the escargot is very good too... perfect season! The service is excellent! We’re celebrating New Year’s Eve tonight and all the dishes are very special and delicious especially the venison cooked perfectly... I believe we have been here about 10 times already and the restaurant never fails us... we never come back to any restaurant more than 3 times but we love it here and feel like at home ...

Et Voila
Responded on January 3, 2020

Dear Mimi, Thank you for your kind comment, We deeply appreciate to see you again at Et Voila. Happy new year, Sylvain Frances General Manager

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Et Voila has become our favorite neighborhood restaurant. Delicious food and great service. If it’s available, try the walnut soup.

Et Voila
Responded on January 4, 2020

Thank you for your kind feedback ! We have few mushroom and CHESTNUTS left, we are changing for JERUSALEM ARTICHOKE Soup. You can come and try it !

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PT
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This review pings Open Table as much as Et Voila. I opened my Open Table App at 6:40 pm. Open Table offered a table at 7:15 Aand every quarter hour thereafter. I took 7:15. We arrived exactly at 7:15 to find the establishment packed and overflow lines waiting for a table. Our reservation was on Et Voila's computer but so apparently were several others for more or less the same time. Everyone seated was having a good time apparently and tables were turning over very fast. We had to wait about 45 minutes. Et Voila's staff tried very hard to keep us happy offering prosecco on the house. By the time we sat down our party had consumed more than a bottle of prosecco.

By the time we sat down, we were done for drinks though we each ordered a drink because we felt bad. Et Voila was out the cost of the prosecco and lost the sale of one more drink per person for the evening.

On the way out, EVERYONE apologized over and over again for the inconvenience. Good on them!

FL
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the bistro atmosphere. Food and service are terrific -- number of choices to please any palate.

P
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is always good but this time my bronzini was way over salted. I ate it but suffered from salt overload (my rings would not go on my swollen fingers the next morning).

SK
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Mussels and fries were quite disappointing. Mannequin Pis restaurant in Olney much better.
Overall the food is quite underwhelming. Not impressed at all.

m
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food from the moment we stepped in. Definitely recommend!

Et Voila
Responded on December 31, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, Chef Claudio and his entire team wish you a wonderful new year. Regards

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Cozy surroundings in the new, big room.

Et Voila
Responded on December 31, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, We wish you a Happy New Year

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OT
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have ennjoyed our meal, the venaison was spectacular cook to perfection, service was very friendly

OT
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger in town, Belgian beer selection is top notch will be back

Et Voila
Responded on December 28, 2019

Thank you for your comment, We hope to see you soon

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The service was average at best. The lunch menu was very limited. Paper napkins were tacky.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in this restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was great too. It definitely is a must if you live in the area.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We were seated in a side room that was overcrowded to the point of being a fire hazard. Our server was absent for long periods of time. The food was not as good as I remembered it from previous visits. My lobster burger tasted and looked processed. My husband’s hamburger was overcooked— instead of rare it was medium to medium well. The chocolate mousse as always was very good. It’s out of our way to go there, and not worth the trip anymore.

d
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was very good but I felt we were being “rushed” so as to turn over the table on Christmas day.

s
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

As a regular I was a bit disappointed this time, the dishes got a bit smoky taste, oh well

CP
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Pricey , good food. Seated next to kitchen door and a ringing phone so poor ambiance. For this money I expect more, especially with everything a la carte. Not that special. I can go other places.

S
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food; well served. Very pleasant Christmas Eve dinner!

F
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely small restaurant with great food & service. A great find.

5
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous visit to this gem of a restaurant. The food and service were outstanding. Our guests could not stop raving about Et Voila.

MB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family holiday dinner. Chef’s table never disappoints! Fabulous service and everything was delicious!

Et Voila
Responded on December 31, 2019

Thank you for your 5 stars ! Happy New Year

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JA
Washington DC
139 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good pate. Nicely presented
I should not have ordered risotto because I am not a great “fan” of mushrooms and the mushroom taste was predominant The niche Noel was outstanding.

DP
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent as always but noisy and more expensive than I remembered.

R
Washington DC
103 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great stop on MacArthur Blvd. The service is absolutely the best and the burger....oh, that burger...is to die for. Great soup, Caesar Salad and fries!!!

OP
Washington DC
86 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorites. Don’t miss the onion soup, endive salad or the burgers. Of course, the mussels and beers are great.

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