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La Piquette, Washington, DC
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La Piquette

4.8
4.8
2295 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Dear Guests,
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Bistro, Traditional French

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 686-2015

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Francis Layrle

  • Catering

    From small private dinner to large functions, please give us a call at 202 686 2015 or email your request at info@lapiquettedc.com Thank you

  • Neighborhood

    Cleveland Park

  • Cross street

    Between 38th St. NW and Wisconsin Ave. NW

  • Parking details

    Street parking is always available or the parking of the Giant store located next block

  • Public transit

    Bus #30,32,34,90,95 and X3, between Friendship Heights and Foggy bottom.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,295 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    French

  • District of Columbia

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  1. R

    Ruffin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good meal! We sat in the heated outdoor section, so it was quieter than the inside. Love this restaurant.
  2. DD

    DeborahD

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place so much!
  3. S

    Sandie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Santiago was incredibly helpful. The meal was delicious, the service spot on and I can't wait to go back again.
  4. D

    David

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal on a staycation with my wife. Food is top notch and you feel like you’re in France. Highly recommend! 👌🏽
  5. o

    openminded

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the sound level in patio is much lower than inside.
  6. d

    deerrick

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an outing to celebrate our French foreign exchange student. The service was fantastic, the waiter spoke French and the food was amazing.
  7. VF

    VicenteF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent service and food… very good to accommodating/being flexible for having the requested table… Thanks!!
  8. LC

    LoisC

    Charleston

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday lunch—two friends. Delightful. Thank you!
  9. RM

    RandyM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A charming French restaurant with an excellent menu.
  10. TM

    TomM

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and impeccable service on the outdoor heated patio. Each dish was spectacular and the wine was exquisite.
  11. TC

    ThomasC

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food; creative menu; attractive ambience.
  12. o

    opentablefan

    Washington DC

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wonderful food and service and very loud when we finished around 8pm. Charming atmosphere, though. We'll be back!
  13. J

    Jeremy

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great wine recommendations! friendly staff too
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    First and second course were served together.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Piquette never disappoints! Indeed I was there two times this week!
  16. S

    Sfdc

    Washington DC

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's always the perfect neighborhood restaurant!
  17. D

    Diner1

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It never disappoints! And the tarte aux pommes is divine! The pommes frites too!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat on the covered, enclosed porch which the staff endeavored to make warm and pretty much succeeded ( it was a cold day!) Lunch was d
  19. F

    Finn

    New Orleans

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We went for brunch and ordered skate wing. Never had it before and it was amazing.
  20. S

    Skid

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent renditions of classic bistro fare with enthusiastic and attentive service. One minor complaint: why serve dishes of olive oil rather than good butter for the wonderful bread? It's not an Italian joint from the 90s, and the butter would go so well with the pate. The lentils served with the expertly made duck confit were some of the best I've ever had, and the coq au vin was glorious.
  21. ME

    MatthewE

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second meal at La Piquette--and the second meal that we very much enjoyed. We sat outside for lunch about a week ago during a warm day and sat inside for dinner last night. The food and service were excellent both times. This is not an inexpensive restaurant but absolutely delivered in terms of quality of food--including meat and seafood--and service. The bread and olive oil is also excellent!
  22. C

    Csamp

    Miami

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We attend the Restautant at least twice a month and it is always a great experience. The food is excellent, waiters have become our friends and the atmosphere is just the best. See you guys soon! Carlos Sampaio
  23. M

    Midtownfoodie

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy the great French food and ambiance of La Piquette. Excellent wine list and fun cocktails too. The fresh bread is delicious! Menu changes everyday - another sign of this excellent restaurant.
  24. R

    Roanoker

    Austin

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious duck, wine, chocolate mousse. We will definitely be back.
  25. k

    ktrnbrnd

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Looking for comfort food in a French bistro- style ambience, surrounded by locals? This is the place to go.
  26. S

    Shirley888

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food at this neighborhood bistro is great. It is not formal, and we felt a couple times as though we were an inconvenience (like when they told us as soon as we sat down that the kitchen was about to close.) In the end, however, everyone was congenial and the food was worth it!
  27. FD

    FrequentDiner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and incredible food!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    New Year’s Day lunch was delicious and delightful, especially because Francis is such a welcoming, warm and responsive host/chef.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Tables too close together !! Only problem.
  30. p

    patp

    Washington DC

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    The mussels were delicious as was the skate, which is not found at many restaurants. Overall, the quality of the food is very good. We also ordered Kir to start and they were very good.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Francis made our first visit to La Piquette so incredibly special. The escargot was a stand-out, and the cassoulet made us feel at home in his native Gascony. The smoked trout salad was perfectly balanced — simple and complex at the same time. As there were so many appealing dishes we couldn’t try, we will be back to this true taste of southwestern France.
  32. ML

    MichelL

    Washington DC

    75 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Good dinner overall. We tried the "Salade frisee aux lardons", the sea scallops, the "lapin en gibelotte", all quite good. The apple tart was excellent. There was some mix-up with our second appetizer, the "Salade composee": it came with cucumbers not listed as part of that dish on the menu. The waiter asked my wife blandly why she did not want the cucumbers, an odd question indeed. They brought a replacement that was much more in line with the menu definition and turned out fine. We felt our meal was slightly overpriced and we were not too fond of the cramped space (about a foot separates tables from each other) and the noisy chatters around. Lights were a bit too dimmed. I guess we are too old to fully appreciate that sort of venue.....
  33. R

    Robin

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fabulous traditional French food. I had the Duck Confit and it was the best ever. The service was exceptional. My wife spilled her purse and did not realize it until our waiter came over and got down on his hands and knees and picked all the items up. Even though the restaurant was full we were not rushed and had a relaxed time to enjoy our food and converse with our friends. The food and wine was so good that I expected an astronomical bill, but the prices were reasonable for such a feast. Terrific place.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal. Everything delicious and service was great. We ate outside so it lacked the ambiance of inside. Next time we will be sure to make reservations sooner to secure a table inside. Outside dining was well heated and comfortable but you do need to wear a coat. Will definitely return!
  35. g

    gfwareagle

    Washington DC

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There were four of us. Everybody loved their respective dishes. Collectively, we had the muscles, the duck confit, the cassoulet, and the mushroom risotto. Appetizers included the mushrooms, the frissee salad, and the pate. Wonderful! Our server was delightful.
  36. KV

    KarenV

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Piquette is a fun bistro with regular neighborhood patrons, foodies, and ladies who lunch. The menu features favorite standards and changing new items; all are delicious. The waiters are as attentive as the level of business allows.We plan to return. Parking can be a challenge so if you have a reservation (recommended), plan on a few extra minutes to find a spot.
  37. l

    luv2eat

    Washington DC

    158 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    158 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cute place. Artichokes snd scallops were great Bread is out of this world
  38. MM

    MaryM

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, ambience were excellent. I would definitely come back, really enjoyed dining on Christmas Day.
  39. NS

    NancyS

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The only reason I did not give a higher mark for service is because the waiter forgot my daughter’s wine. It took awhile to get his attention and her meal was almost eaten up.
  40. MM

    MonicaM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very charming neighborhood French bistro. Tasty food & lovely service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • 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

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 2295 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for La Piquette

3714 Macomb St NW, Washington, DC 20016

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 38th St. NW and Wisconsin Ave. NW

  • Neighborhood

    Cleveland Park

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Bistro, Traditional French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking is always available or the parking of the Giant store located next block

  • Public transit

    Bus #30,32,34,90,95 and X3, between Friendship Heights and Foggy bottom.

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Francis Layrle

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 686-2015

  • Catering

    From small private dinner to large functions, please give us a call at 202 686 2015 or email your request at info@lapiquettedc.com Thank you

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