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La Piquette, Washington, DC

La Piquette

4.8
4.8
2680 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 29 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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 Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 686-2015
  • Payment options
    AMEX, 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, Cocktails, 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

What 2,680 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    French

  • District of Columbia

    French

2,680 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was excellent as was the service! Exceeded expectation all around!

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  2. JohnS

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful meal and time! We will be back!!

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  3. ErinA

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dine frequently at La Piquette with a friend who lives nearby and it's consistently lovely. The food quality and portions, the wine, the warm atmosphere, the attentive but unobtrusive service - everything lends itself to just the evening we're hoping for.

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  4. Jenn

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    this is my favourite neighbourhood restaurant and never disappoints. The evening was excellent

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  5. ecww

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite go to when we're homesick for a French bistro. Love everything about this restaurant (except how hard it is to get a last minute reservation! ;)

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  6. LateNightGang

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place for lunch with nice 2 and 3 course prix fixe menus, but also many appealing a la carte options. We had French onion soup which was wonderful: piping hot, nicely cheesy and flavorful broth. Generous good bread is a nice plus here. Service could have been more attentive but the place was very busy. nice buzzy environment.

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  7. CHeights

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Valentine's Prix Fixe menu. Oysters were the best I've had in DC ...from PEI.

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  8. Jamie

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food at a my favorite restaurant! La Piquette never disappoints.

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  9. jjcc

    Washington DC

    65 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I hope it was just an off night. Dinner was not nearly as good as usual and it was expensive. We had the escargot and salade Maison - both meh. We both had the steak frites - the fries were the best part of the meal - the steak was tough and a little too rare for me. Disappointing.

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  10. Bebop

    Washington DC

    85 reviews

    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Noise level was "low" because we ate outside, the blankets provided on each chair chasing off the chill. This neighborhood jewel is reliable, friendly and true to its bistro identity. It doesn't try to be anything than an local bistro with fresh, well prepared standards.

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  11. LADC

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I love the food; I admire the friendly service; the location could not be better. However, La Piquette is a small place and the tables are very close together. That is my only complaint and that complaint is inspired by the lingering pabdemic. Still, I obviously frequent La Piquette and will continue to do so. It is fine yet basic French cusine without the arrogance of the trendy.

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  12. Gardensalot

    Washington DC

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as always. Best French bistro in DC. Food is superb and so is the service.

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  13. Christine

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific as Always !! Thank you for a delicious evening !

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  14. CondeC

    Portland

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    classic french cuisine. cassoulet. sliced duck breast. Lapin. outstanding wine list, including some excellent village Burgundy selections

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoyed my dinner at La Piquette, it was definitely a highlight of my trip to DC! Cocktails were amazing and food was out of this world delicious. You have to visit this outstanding restaurant!

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  16. Horseradish

    Seattle

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Like a quick trip to Paris. Lovely restaurant, do go!

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  17. MRG17

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding restaurant -- one of favorites in DC. Great food, terrific cocktails and wine selection and overall high quality and awesome experience -- almost France in Washington.

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  18. susisani

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Salad appetizers were excellent and orange duck delicious. Lots of options for everyone to select their favorite French bistro meal.

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  19. MichaelL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always! Duck and salmon were great. Service very attentive.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm, fresh, outstanding bread to start, followed by melt in your mouth scallops, and to die for canelés, all with superb, friendly service — you do not want to miss this! I love Piquette every time I go and am never disappointed!

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  21. cmab23

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful spot for Brunch. Many options! The Frisée salad is a favorite. Delicious omelets, oysters, frite and more!

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  22. David

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Reliable kitchen, friendly waters. This French bistro that has become one of my favorite spots for a weekend lunch.

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  23. CORKyVino

    Washington DC

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A reliable restaurant for your French favorites - Calamari rings without the American bread crumb dredge and fryer taste. Here they are freshly cooked tender and a couple of mussels tossed in with a broth that you better have save a piece of bread to mop it up. Remember you are being served by French trained waiters so they will not constantly interrupt your meal - you have to call them over for assistance. The mango sorbet is so creamy vs the icy sorbets you find elsewhere. Save room.

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  24. Frankv

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual we had lunch on the heated terrace which we love. Inside the restaurant is MUCH too loud unfortunately and we beg the owner to do something about it and reduce the noise level! Food is excellent and we love this restaurant !

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  25. chrism

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service but on the pricey side. Go before 7PM if you want it more on the quiet side.

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  26. CharlesK

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent steak frites, fun local neighborhood atmosphere and a really extensive menu of French bistro classics.

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  27. MIdP

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best bistro in DC Consistently excellent Great service.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I had a quick dinner by myself. I ordered the escargot and orange cake. I really enjoyed both and will go back again to try other menu items.

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  29. BenS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fantastic! Had chestnut soup, foie gras and skate.

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  30. MargotW

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    a wonderful spot, excellent service and amazing food!

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  31. Unhappy

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything perfect, can always count on great food and service.

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  32. JGJ2

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Small, crowded for lunch on a Sunday, hence very noisy and difficult to have a conversation with a friend. Service was top-notch -- knowledgeable, attentive, and responsive. Food is also high quality. A wee bit on the pricey side, but not overly so. Will definitely go back again, perhaps when the weather is warmer and we can dine outdoors so that diner noise escapes rather than reflects back into the room.

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  33. RennieA

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great recommendations, friendly service - every time! La Piquette is always our favorite.

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  34. marie

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Piquette. Delicious food, great atmosphere.

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  35. HHGY

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This is a French bistrot like you would find in Paris. Excellent bread, food, ambiance. Traditional bistrot foods — perfect chicken, steak, duck, and beyond amazing frites. But be sure to make a reservation in advance!

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  36. Bebe

    Washington DC

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous baked onion soup on a cold, rainy date.

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  37. Gustatory1

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere is perfect, food just as perfect, noise level recedes to allow normal conversation by 8:00.

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  38. Tangowood

    Washington DC

    176 reviews

    4.0

    176 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food excellent as always, and the service particularly thoughtful in accommodating our poor hearing with a suitable table. Thank you again.

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  39. Dcer

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lively, with good service and excellent French food.

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  40. Kenn

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good bistro fare and friendly service. The tomato tartlette was savory and perfect, the duck confit hit the spot, and the house red is a companionable wine. One of our favorite spots.

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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 2680 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 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Francis Layrle
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, 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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