Every time I come to DC, I make a point to dine at Petit Plats. It is my favorite and the food never disappoints.
Food and wine were very good. Service was excellent. Prices were reasonable. It's a cute neighborhood French bistro.
Excellent food and service. Will definitely return the next time I am in DC.
Was an easy walk from the Marriott Wardman and delicious
Delightful meal on the small front patio. Menu has nice variety and seasonal offerings. Wine offerings paired well with the entrees. The host and wait staff were attentive without rushing me or being intrusive during the meal. I dine here whenever I visit DC.
Really, really great french food in a neighbory setting
Celebrated our daughter's 20th birthday. They treated her very good. Had a beautiful dessert plate with her name on it. Very special. Did not even charge for the dessert.
What a find!! Cozy, amazing food, lovely ambience. The best muscles I have ever had! Well done
Everything was perfect! Food is to die for! The fire was gorgeous and so romantic. Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Unfortunately, there were rude guests in the same room (demanded that fire should be turned off as one guy was hot) which was a bit unpleasant but restaurant staff was lovely and very attentive.
We would highly recommend this restaurant!
Great reliable traditional French dishes
Lynn and I have been fans of Petits Plats since not long after it opened, but it's been several years since we've had a chance to get back (I don't get to DC as often as I used to). Over the years I've been there for dinners, for group events, and its always been marvelous, but my favorite is probably going for a late long lunch when we can relax and linger over a bottle of wine. So we booked a 1:15 table on Monday. When we arrived, most of the tables in the little main dining room were still full with people finishing their lunches, but Edgar seated us right away. The room is bright and cheerful. Because of the chill in the air the fireplace was lit and gently warming. Lynn ordered the arugula salad and, of course, some mussels (mariniere). She says she forgets there's anything else on the menu because she always has mussels and they're always fabulous. (Edgar told us that they have mussels delivered every day, including Sunday, and examine them carefully before accepting the shipment. He says they'd rather tell people they're out of mussels than to serve something that wasn't up to their standard). I had escargot and the steak frites. The steak comes out sliced and perfectly cooked. The frites are some of the best that I've had anywhere. The wine was a delicious Burgundy that matched perfectly with the food. It was a wonderful experience. We weren't at all surprised.
First time at this neighborhood gem and our group of 5 very much enjoyed our dinner. We had a lovely table just by the fireplace on an unusually cold DC evening. The snails, duck confit, homemade fois gras terrine and beef bourguignon were wonderful. There is a reason that when done well these are such classic dishes. We were a bit disappointed in the crepes for dessert but otherwise had a great dinner. We would all strongly recommend this restaurant for locals and visitors staying in the nearby Omni Shoreham or Marriott.
Great food, old-school service, and a charming, quiet ambiance.
Excellent food, as always, with excellent service. Menu is sufficiently broad as to serve a variety of taste, and we have never been disappointed with our choices.
It was wonderful to find another delightful French restaurant in DC!
Excellent as usual. Amazing attention to detail. Makes us feel good every time we visit.
The food is so good here. We had the roasted tomato soup, beef stroganoff, bread pudding as well as the creme brûlée. Soups here have such subtle and complex flavors-they are so tasty. And the Beef tips in the Stroganoff could not have been better. While the bread pudding had a different spice —I could not identify it—in taste, it was fine. The creme brûlée was perfect.
Service was good and attentive although I got the feeling some of the servers were inexperienced. Our main waiter was polished. I would recommend strongly—not just for a French flair, but Belgian and a good mix of American thrown in. The Chef obviously has such a deft hand.
Delicious food and friendly place
Romantic interior. French food plus pizza and other items. Lunch menu not available on Sundays.
Our first visit, and had the Valentine's Day menu. Wonderful atmosphere, superb food, excellent wine pairings. Absolutely recommend Petits Plats!
We came to Le Petits Plats for Valentines... It's easy to walk past and miss it (my husband thought I was turning into the pizza restaurant that's in the English basement, because that sign is more obvious.) My husband has hearing problems, so we asked to be seated upstairs... which is quieter. We chose the foie gras w brioche toast + the endive/apple salad for appetizers & the rack of lamb + the duck breast, all of which we split. The foie gras and endive salad were lovely (and I grew up in Belgium & we have a house in France). The foie grass plate was every bit as good as in the one-star Michelin restaurant in our hometown of Sancerre -- and both together were delightful. The lamb plate was also spectacular, and the duck breast was very very good -- the duck not quite tender enough, but the taste was wonderful, and I LOVED the sides with it -- the pureed sweet potatoes, the quinoa, etc. By the end, literally, there wasn't a drop of sauce left on our plates!
If we were quibbling, we'd say the 2016 Sancerre my husband was served (by the glass) was not as crisp and flinty as most Sancerres (the vineyard is a bit of an outlier in its taste), but then also 2016 was not the best year.
The trio of desserts was very good — a crème brûlée that I liked because it was creamy, but my husband prefers the more classic version and he likes his crème brûlée warm from the caramelizing. There was also an ehh chocolate mousse and a nice fruit tart. The best part of the dessert was the truffled chocolate heart that was the garnish in the fruit tart. The desserts were nice, but not in the same class as the appetizers or the main courses. The service was also good, but our water glasses lingered empty on too many occasions and it was hard to catch the eye of the servers. But it was a busy night, so certainly we understood.
We have been there before and we will definitely be back. And not just because we can walk there. This is a restaurant worth coming a long way for.
We went to Petit Plats for a business dinner after a workshop at the nearby Omni Shoreham hotel. The restaurant was not very busy on a Monday evening, but the service was excellent, as was the ambience. We sat in a small front room with a real fire in the fireplace. Two of us had the special duck breast with a juniper berry sauce and wild rice and acorn squash puree. The combination of flavors was outstanding. One of the other in the part had mussels - again, reported as outstanding. My only complaint was that the wine should have been decanted, but otherwise, a very enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend Petit Plats.
Whenever were in DC we always try to have a meal becausebecause it’s such a wonderful experience .
Excellent service , good food and nice price. Good wine list. Would go back !!
Nice and cozy atmosphere
A good "go to" french bistro in the Woodley Park neighborhood. Good food, very good value and a good and reasonable wine list.
Quiet, hidden-in-plain-sight gem of a restaurant! Had an enjoyable, delicious meal with friends and were able to hear one another perfectly (such a rarity in this area).
Another great meal from Irish salmon to scallops and mushroom stuffed pasta followed by yummy desserts and cheese plates. Decent wine list too! Can't wait to go back!
Excellent as usual. Lovely neighborhood French restaurant with excellent service and authentic, can’t miss menu
The cook is phenomenal! The New Year’s Eve menu was great.
We had a great New Years Eve dinner! The food was excellent.
This is perhaps the best meal I've had in Woodley Park. The menu is classic French. All of our dishes were well prepared. The service was a bit spotty, and while we LOVED sitting fireside, the restaurant needs freshening up.
Loved being in room with roaring fire on a chilly night. Enjoyed snails and venison, special dessert with molten chocolate cake rather pedestrian. Terrific service
I never take the time to write reviews, good or bad but this experience moved me to Act. Three dear friends went to Petit Plats for a special holiday meal. Everything was superb. We shared appetizers, two main courses and a dessert. The chef split all in the kitchen and the presentation was exquisite. The waiter was accommodating to our every request. With the roaring fire and a fine bottle of Sancerre, the evening was the special occasion we wanted
We had excellent food, including potato leek soup as appetizer, special of monkfish accompanied by vegetable moussaka, and wonderful floating island for dessert.
Chef was really on target that night! Wine list includes affordable choices, and service was
very accomodating. Will return!
We were taking our young adult nieces out for the holidays. The food was superb and the service was excellent. We stayed late talking, and ultimately realized no one else was there except the help and we felt bad keeping the place open. We appreciated that there was no pressure to leave and enjoyed our evening immensely.
I dined here tonight for my aunt's birthday. The food and service was great! Our waiter Edgar was excellent and made sure we were satisfied. We were not disappointed with anything. We will definitely go back.
It was, as usual fabulous experience!!! The food is superb and the service excellent. Like a niegborhood restaurant in Paris!
Loved this place! After months of wanting toget brunch here, we finally made it. So worth the wait! Can't wait to go again. We both got the Eggs Napolean (salmon version of a benedict) and belinnis and it was all delicious.