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About Petits Plats

Petits Plats is a very pretty French bistro located in a town house directly across from the Woodley Park metro stop, the Marriott Wardman and Omni Shoreham Hotels. Step inside and you will find affordable delicious food in a very romantic atmosphere. On cold days, dining next to one of the 4 wood burning fireplaces is a nice touch. Summer time, enjoy the great view sitting outside in our private patio: watching the passersby on busy Connecticut avenue is a major amusement!

2653 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, American, Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Calvert St. and Woodley Rd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 518-0018

Website:
http://www.petitsplats.com/

Parking Details:
limited valet parking in restaurant private lot; 2 public parking lots within 1 block

Public Transit:
across from red line metro stop (Woodley Park-Zoo-Adams Morgan)

Private Party Facilities:
We offer 4 private rooms with a fireplace.

Private Party Contact:
Cecile or Fred: (202) 518-0018

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Petits Plats Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

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Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 28, 2011

Very metro accessible, and always a pleasure. Food here is delicious, and the staff are always polite and attentive. We're becoming regulars here when near Woodley Park.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2011

I dined with a friend, and we both loved the food. The service was friendly but not instrusive. Best of all, we had lots of time to talk and catch up with each other--never felt rushed. The place is homey in decor--nothing pretentious.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on August 23, 2011

Bland food. There are many other tasty option in Woodley Park.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 16, 2011

We made our first trip to Petit Plats to celebrate a co-birthday. From the moment we walked in, we were struck by the welcoming staff, the warm ambience and the overall great feel of the dining room. The food was quite good, the wine excellent and the staff attentive. We will absolutely be back and recommend to anyone looking for a casual, warm French dining experience. A great little find!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2011

Visited this French Bistro after trying most of the top-tier DC French Restaurants. While I don't think they have the menu depth you might find at some of the more famous joints, the food is outstanding, and we found the restaurant to be more intimate. Service was slightly slower than I expected. We had a great time overall and the total bill was $120 (incl. tax, tip, etc) for two with each having an appetizer, main course, desert and glass of wine. This will certainly be a regular rotation for us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 6, 2011

This our first dining experience at Petits Plats and it was to celebrate our anniversary! The food was wonderful with ample portions. Service was attentive and very helpful. The tuna and stroganoff entrees were superb as was the wine. I highly recommend Petits Plats and plan to return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2011

not bad, not great, rather so-so

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2011

The restaurant was cute and cozy. The service was pretty good and food was great. I usually bring my cardigan to the restaurant since most of place gets cold, but not the case here. The A/C kicked in once in a while, so it was warm. Other than that, it was cozy with good food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on July 28, 2011

Our experience was consistent with the reviews we had read. Lovely setting, excellent food, decent wine menu, and reasonably priced. Our party of four all said they would return.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on July 23, 2011

Probably not an objective review as it was too warm for comfort due to the extreme weather. Food was good but unmemorable. Service was adequate but challenged by two big parties. Coolest area was the second floor but noise of large party made it difficult to talk.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 23, 2011

We went to Petit Plats for a weekend date. The food was okay for French Cuisine. The prices were a bit high for the quality, but it was pretty good. The restaurant was somewhat stuffy from the heat, but we had a decent time. I probably would not visit again, but it was worth a try.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 18, 2011

This was my second time at this restaurant. Food is good, but indoor dining in the summer is challenging: inadequate cooling affected our experience!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 16, 2011

My second time at the restaurant. I will go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 14, 2011

Great food in a very special atmosphere. Petits plats aims to please and succeeds :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 14, 2011

Good, comforting French food, good mussels, great location.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 10, 2011

2nd visit for me. I am impressed and will recommend highly to others.

I chose the Menu that did the pairing of food and wine and found it to be excellent. the food was exquisite, with delicate sauces complimenting the proteins served. The wines were certainly a toughtful and lovely addition to each plate.
the service was friendly and prompt
delighted with the whole experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 10, 2011

Delicious brunch, great service, charming restaurant.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 8, 2011

Not really sure how they manage to stay in business. Food is average at best. Townhouse is rundown and stuffy. Prices are insanely high for the quality served. Won't be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 5, 2011

Food and service was excellent. Would highly recommend .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 2, 2011

Food was competently prepared and served efficiently. Wife used superlatives in describing her fish entree.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 2, 2011

We loved this restaurant! Located very convenient to the Woodley Park metro, this quiet three-level french restaurant was low key and refined; the food was delicious, with nice presentation and a creative menu (try the beet napoleon). The wines were well priced and our wait staff was very helpful. Such a treat!! We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2011

It is always a pleasure to dine at PP. Family owned, family always present, excellent staff, lots of employees working there a long time at all levels--and now a truly outstanding chef--Patrick who really knows his stuff. PP is an informal bistro, almost like a cafe/restaurant on the left bank or in the Marais sections of Paris. we always feel comfortable there--and note that the visitors from out of town are surprised and positive--really enjoy themselves, just like the regulars. It is also handy that it is located right on top of the Woodley/Zoo METRO. PP is in the very solid B+ range for Washington restaurants--and often better.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2011

We had not been to this restaurant before and tried it on a lark. It was absolutely delicious. From start to finish, we enjoyed the meal, the service and the ambiance. My mushroom appetizer was perfectly cooked with exceptional flavor and my bronzini filet was exceptionally well done. My wife had the mushroom ravioli and Moules Provencale which were also both exceptional. Finally, the dark chocolate mousse was my favorite mousse I have ever eaten, though it had more of a pudding consistency than a mousse consistency. We will definitely be returning.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2011

As a French foodie I'm always skeptical when my friends recommend a "French" restaurant. This one is a true gem. The food is refined and authentic and the owners are the most charming and outgoing people one could want.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 9, 2011

Food was fabulous. A little warm and a little noisy, but I would go again!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 3, 2011

This restaurant is phenomenal. A nice piece of Paris in DC. Very traditional French food and the staff is excellent. Perfect for a nice quiet dinner or a great group dinner in the private dining room upstairs. My wife and I actually had a fantastic rehearsal dinner there five years ago.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 2, 2011

a charming and top notch, in every respect,neighborhood gem that rivals the city's best restaurants

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 29, 2011

Petits Plats was, yet again, wonderful. The foie gras was incredible and I was blown away by the soft-shelled crab. My s.o's gazpacho was equally as good and his steak was incredibly tasty. The waiter very kindly suggested a wine that was within our price range and it was also incredible. Thank you as always!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 28, 2011

As always, dinner was lovely. the food, wine, and service was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on May 25, 2011

We were celebrating our anniversary. They greeted us with a special Kir aperitif - a wonderful welcome. The food was fabulous (best scallops I've ever had) and eating outside on a beautiful DC evening was perfect. A scrumptious apple tart to finish the night....would eat here again tomorrow!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on May 25, 2011

Took a client to dinner. Great find, everyone was very pleased with their selections.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 25, 2011

It's a great neighborhood restaurant with porch seating that gives you a great view of Connecticut Ave. The service was a little slow, but the food was amazing!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 22, 2011

Went for Brunch and the food and service were quite good. The mushroom ravioli was excellent (sauce was especially tasty). Quiche was good but not quite what I espected and the Eggs Florentine were very good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 18, 2011

We ate here 9 years ago and it was a fantastic meal. Just ate here again last week and it was once again, wonderful. Had the chef's fixed price with wine pairings. Superb--the chocolate fondant at the end is the best fondant we've ever had....Am returning again next time in DC.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 15, 2011

Fantastic. Mouth watering delicious.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2011

Great food. We ordered ther wrong cocktail, a peach bellini instead of a pear bellini, but could never flag down a waitrer to change our order. The peach billini was very good, even if it was the wrong cocktail. Somewhat loud, due to large groups. Menu had many very attracvtive sounding items.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2011

About once a month we go to Le PP for a Saturday late lunch about 2:00. Last time I had a salad that sounded bizarre, but it worked: shrimp, scallops, a white fish, lettuce, grapefruit sections, and PESTO! The quiche is a favorite too.

The service is always outstanding. My family enjoyed visiting until after 4:00. The waiter only brought the check when we asked for it; we never felt rushed by the staff.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 11, 2011

Excellent cuisine but expensive compared to other fine options nearby.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 8, 2011

Service is a little hectic and unorganized but the food was very good.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 7, 2011

An excellent classic real honest to goodness French Bistro with outstanding management and an outstanding chef who understands food at many levels. Petits Plats is ALWAYS a good experience.

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