La Piquette

4.8
1714 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Dear Guests,
If you are not vaccinated, for your own and our safety, look to book an outdoor table, please!
A neighborhood Bistrot located in Cleveland Park that stays faithful to its French roots offering the best French dishes on this side of the Atlantic
Executive Chef Francis Layrle prepares a daily menu with farm raised and seasonal fresh ingredients. The bar offers a carefully curated wine selection and house cocktails. La Piquette presents an authentic bistrot atmosphere the way it is meant to be: fun, simple and delicious.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2021

Come and celebrate Christmas with us with our delicious special menu, available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, All Day. Thank you!!

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 25, 2021

Come and celebrate Christmas with us with our delicious special menu, available on Christmas Day, All Day. Thank you!!

What 1714 people are saying
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EMPTY
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Bistro- Dependably delicious. Chef Francis is a Maestro!

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eater
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

LaPiquette is consistently excellent. We are lucky to have it in the neighborhood.

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dhope
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Had lunch indoors and it was crowded but not too scary! Service was only fair—it took a long time to get the waiter. The rest room needed some tidying up.

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Lovely
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Piquette is a very authentic French bistro and the food is excellent! We loved the ambiance and experience

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vipTomasso
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great French food, as always, in a pleasant setting, with gracious staff.

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Joyrschwartz
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was better than ever, and even on a chilly night, the outdoor seating worked well because it was very quiet and the heaters worked well.

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vipPKDiner
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious French food beautifully presented and served in a cozy French bistro atmosphere.

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vipSharon
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent classic French food as always, and the service is also as good as ever. For the COVID-cautious, there is tented outdoor seating with heaters.

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vipRockcreekpark
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Piquette is our favorite restaurant in DC. The menu is varied and the service always excellent.

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vipLThompson
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant as it reminds me so much of being in France,where I often travel.

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vipAnnieD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Quality French food served by friendly staff.
Lovely neighborhood place to eat!

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WernerG
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food
Nice atmosphere
Friendly service

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Hawaiimom
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Average dining experience for the price. Fish stew with one shrimp, one small potato reasonable number oh mussels, too much calamari.

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MichelleZ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we go there on special occasions and we are never disappointed by neither food nor service. our grand son thinks the chocolate fondant is out of this world...

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vipECO1
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Piquette always has really good service and great food...last evening the
food and service were exemplary....

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CarolR
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

So noisy that we couldn't conduct a conversation very well.

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AbbeyNY
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always a fan favorite. Food is consistently delicious.

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Ariel
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Salmon in Salmon Tartare so fresh and avocado at perfect ripeness.
Frites the best in DC!
Espresso coffee and service a perfect ending to the lunch.

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KathleenE
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We love this restaurant when we go to DC. It is great food and charming. This is our first time back since COVID. Great time

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bistro with cut above flavor. Cassoulet to die for. Lovely escargot provencial. Service is really nice. Very happy they have non alcoholic beer

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MarcJ
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent address ! Typical brasserie atmosphere, great food, great service !

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly attentive and helpful staff. Food was absolutely delicious (as were the recommended wine pairings). A little chilly—sat inside but near the window, which was cracked open for ventilation. Would absolutely go back again.

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vipLoop
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Eh. It was OK but I was hoping for more. The service was SLOW. The food was ok, nothing was stand out good. All in all a mediocre experience.

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EmbLuis
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the food. Always in town we return . Only is a bit noisy

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vipMangoMa
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was exceptionally good. Service was attentive. Only downside was noise level. Hard to have a conversation.

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NadineH
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner out to celebrate our anniversary. The service was great as was the food!

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BanannaM
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outside patio is great - tables spaced far enough apart and heaters to keep the space comfortable. Food was very good, extensive menu, easy street parking. It was loud, both inside and out, so we had to used raised voices for conversation at our table.

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WENDYM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A favorite restaurant. Excellent food and ambience. Comfortable outside seating. Great for celebrating a special event.

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vipMarkFurst
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a neighborhood jewel, a city-wide jewel. There is no better restaurant for classic, simple wonderful French food.

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PatriciaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and perfect French inspired food. One could be transported to the Left Bank.

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JamieC
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the porch, so there was definitely not too much noise. So grateful for that in time of Covid. Starting with still-delicious tomatoes and mozzarella, I got up my courage and had the Lapin en Gibelotte. It was absolutely delicious. The dish included some pasta, a wonderful sauce. My husband started with wonderful cauliflower soup and had the trout meunière, always reliable. We then shared a crême brûlée. It was all perfect. You cannot wrong at this delightful spot.

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openminded
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding cassoulet. And a great gateau a l'orange.

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vipNadiaC
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am French and new to DC.
I tried this restaurant based on reviews and proximity to the National Cathedral I visited.
It perfectly fulfilled my nostalgic appetite for French food!
Brasserie feel, affordable prices and excellent quality.
I started with the Steak tartare, then I had the scallops and finished with the apple pie!
Very well done chef and team! I’ll come back soon

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ConnieSSMD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salade nicoise and eggs Benedict with salmon were both fabulous. Service was attentive but not at all obtrusive. Fairly empty when we got there at noon, but noisy an hour or 90 minutes later I love French bistros and this did not disappoint at all

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vipMac5
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very relaxed atmosphere every dish we ordered was amazing! My only criticism would be to have backs on all of he stools at the high top tables

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vipRich
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in all of DC. Amazing food, wonderful atmosphere, friendly staff and such a great neighborhood vibe. Last night was my first time back since the start of Covid, and it as great as ever and we were greeted like old friends. Felt safe, will be back again soon!

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DorianP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Duck Confit and it was terrific. My dining companions really enjoyed their meals as well (Bouillabaisse, Braised Short Ribs and Trout Meuniere). The service was excellent. We sat on the patio with heat lamps per our request. A little bit cold, but we dressed appropriately. Looking forward to eating inside once we're on the other side of the pandemic.

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Watson16
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was very good and the food was delicious. I highly recommend the apple tart for dessert. We ate outdoors and it was warm enough. I would have liked just a tad more space between diners.

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GG75007
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance; one thinks that it could be Paris. Food overall is very good; excellent visual presentation of bistro-style dishes. Duck confit was tasty and moist. Duck à l'orange was good, though it could have used more sauce, and the duck was a little over-cooked even as "medium," as I like my duck definitely pink. Nice frisée salad with lardons. Poireaux Vinaigrette served warm was tasty; the leeks were a bit chewy. And for desert, the Cannelés with Crème Anglaise were fabulous: delicious, textured as they should be, and with the rich crème anglaise as a bonus.

Superior and friendly service. Overall, we loved it. Will do it again!

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LizR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, service and ambiance at La Piquette. This restaurant knows how to create a memorable meal. I look forward to a return visit.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from La Piquette using the Order Online button. La Piquette also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 686-2015.

La Piquette is rated 4.8 stars by 1714 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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