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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

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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Business Meals (7)
Romantic (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Nice and cozy atmosphere

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

A good "go to" french bistro in the Woodley Park neighborhood. Good food, very good value and a good and reasonable wine list.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 8, 2018

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).

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent as usual. Lovely neighborhood French restaurant with excellent service and authentic, can’t miss menu

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The cook is phenomenal! The New Year’s Eve menu was great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a great New Years Eve dinner! The food was excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2017

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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

It was, as usual fabulous experience!!! The food is superb and the service excellent. Like a niegborhood restaurant in Paris!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Authentic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Romantic, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This is a throw back to old school charm, with fireplaces in two of the rooms we saw and a good traditional french menu that was very good. The service could have been better, but that's my only complaint. A great find. We will return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

My friend and I walked past Petits Plats the first time. It's in the top three floors of an old brownstone. The basement is a grab-and-go pizza joint with a garish sign. Petits Plats has an awning over its door, and the name is perfectly visible from the other side of Connecticut. Too bad we crossed the street before looking for Petits Plats; all we saw was the pizza sign. The decor is a French farm house. We were seated in the front dining room, the parlor of the original brownstone. Both of us liked the fireplace. Each of us began with a bowl of French onion soup. We followed that with one of the special entrees, the baked rockfish. It was served over leeks & other veggies in a white wine based light cream sauce. The rockfish filet was prepared perfectly: tender and flaky with a crispy skin. The veggies complemented the rockfish. We completed our delicious meal with creme brulee. The service was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a terrific meal with gracious and friendly service. The vegetarian lasagna and the goat cheese and red pepper salad were delicious as were the arugula salad and the bronzino. All in all a great evening

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Loved it! So rare to find a traditional French bistro these days. Lovely, friendly service, happy atmosphere, Just wonderful. The cassoulet and floating island were perfect, and nice wine selection. Will definitely return!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

the food was very good, but the escargot was brought with the soup and as a result it was cold and rather chewy. I would specify that courses be brought another one another.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We really like Petit Plats even though we almost always pass by it as it's so unimposing. The food--particularly the fish--is terrific. Boeuf Bourginon is melt in your mouth. A decent wine list. The menu is reliable--not a lot of changes--but that also means that it is reliable and comforting. Perhaps a bit rushing on service, but then they are near a convention hotel.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

It has been years since I have been to Petit Plats, but it is even better than it was way back when!! I'll be back!!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food is excellent, great staff allows you to enjoy a relaxing dining experience.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Duck was delicious. Escargot was tasty. Nice selection of champagne cocktails.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Nice setting, but the quiche and the ice cream were mediocre.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent neighborhood spot.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We dined here with our nephew and his wife visiting from Switzerland. We'd been here before and chose it because it has been an island in DC's sea of noisy restaurants. It was perfect for this get together with good wine, food and relaxed conversation where we didn't have to strain to hear or shout. Highly recommended when this is your objective.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We ate brunch at PP on Saturday with a group and it was delicious. My husband and I needed a place for Sunday night dinner and close to our hotel. We decided to return to PP. Dinner was wonderful, the restaurant was busy and everyone was talking about how delicious their food was. It is a quick 5 minute walk from Marriott Wardman. We will return on our next DC visit.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Friendly staff. Excellent steak. Reasonable prices. I would go there again.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Three couples had brunch at PP prior to a Saturday matinee. Nice choices on the menu and everything was delicious. Seated promptly, great service and good value.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Everything was great...except that the ventilation in the restaurant was either deficient or not working. The result was that my clothes and coat smelled like fried fish by the time we left. I had to leave my coat on my porch to air it out when I got home.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Very nice location and I highly recommend the crepes so save room.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great service but the steak I️ ordered was very fatty.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Petit Plats is a very pleasant restaurant for friends to get together. The dining room is small, so the general noise level never prevents us from good conversation. The food is creative French bistro, reasonably priced. We’ve eaten here three times and have never been disappointed. Last night all four of us wound up ordering cassoulet; huge servings, delicious and filled with tasty morsels. Duck is always a good choice, and the appetizers are very nice.
Our waiter this time was very friendly, attentive without being intrusive and made great suggestions.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

My friend and colleague and I were looking for a place close by the Marriott Wardman Park, where we were attending a conference. We both love French food and decided to try this place because it was located across the street. We opted for a $35 prix fix menu of three courses that was delicious! We had a champagne and elderberry liqueur cocktail, a delicious lobster bisque soup, and a roasted chicken and french fries entree. For dessert, I opted for the chocolate mousse, which was rich and delicious, and my friend had a decadent bread pudding with an almond sauce to die for! The server was so kind and accommodating! He made the dining experience a wonderful one. It was a very quiet restaurant, which was perfect because we wanted to catch up. We attend this conference once a year so we wanted to discuss some business but also catch up on each other's families. It was just perfect! I highly recommend it!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was excellent. The service was good but slowed down as the restaurant got busier. I would eat there again. It worked well for a business meal.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Nice people. Not a lot of veggie options.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 16, 2017

3/4 of us enjoyed our food but the waitress was relatively non-existent. The room we were in was very small and quiet so I felt very self conscience talking amongst ourselves with a man eating closely next to me. Wouldn't return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Food was good not great. Small portions, big plate, big price tag kind of place. Waiters seemed annoyed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Elements of the food were really good, but there was an odd assemblage of parts in two of the dishes that made the whole, well, odd. Service was okay--mixing up plates and wines when there were a total of four guests at two tables in the restaurant struck us as sloppy. The wines by the glass were also more mediocre than not, with some of the blame appearing to go to pours from bottles that had been open too long. At least the quality of the wine made us less unhappy that the pours were so skimpy, although the waiter did offer a replacement for the glass that was clearly bad. Overall, we'd love to find a place like Petits Plats in the neighborhood that lived up to its cheerful and attractive decor, but there were simply too many misses in our meal for us to recommend it.

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