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La Piquette, Washington, DC

La Piquette

4.8
4.8
2007 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

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–3:00 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 2,007 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    French

  • District of Columbia

    Best Food

  • District of Columbia

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  1. e

    edgeworth

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seated outside, We shared three excellent smaller dishes for Sunday brunch: rillettes of duck and pork, salade niçoise with salmon, and pasta with shrimp. The salade niçoise had just right balance of flavors and textures, including perfectly cooked salmon, and a hardboiled egg cooked in the French style, slightly softer than in American cooking. Food people say the French are the masters of soups and sauces; The subtle tomato sauce on the pasta with shrimp was a good example. The rillettes got high marks from my wife, the charcuterie specialist. With these dishes we had one glass of house red and one of house white, remarkable quality for $8. The bill came to just $80. Marvelous.
  2. SH

    StephaneH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simple, efficient, gentle and good franchie taste… Comme une petite brasserie au pays
  3. L

    Luis

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing cozy place with fantastic service. You feel you are in a french bistro! Their wine and cocktail menus are great (specially over brunch!) Kudos to La Piquette!
  4. RP

    RizaP

    Baltimore

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    My brother and I both ordered the steak and frittes and we both agreed that the steak was chewy. For medium rare, it should’ve melted in my mouth. The seasoning was very good, but the meat quality was not. My best friend got the branzino and thought it was very tasty. The calamansi sorbet was very refreshing
  5. DC

    DCopsgirl

    Washington DC

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely birthday lunch for my friend. She loved the mushroom risotto, my croque monsieur was delicious as always, and our cauliflower soup started the meal off wonderfully. We ended with some coffee and the Gateau a l'Orange - delectable!
  6. B

    Barbara

    Washington DC

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful dinner. The food and service was excellent. Really liked our server but unfortunately do not have his name. Everything from mussels, tomato tart and gazpacho for appetizers….to fish and steak for dinner…to wine… and the fabulous orange cake for dessert was delicious. The noise level made is louder than I prefer as we were a party of four trying to hear each other. But overall the experience was very fine, and I look forward to returning.
  7. d

    dcdutchess

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Delightful evening. Delicious food and excellent service. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.
  8. CL

    CraigL

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great French bistro! All of the food was fresh and flavorful.
  9. e

    evel

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best, most cozy, friendly, delicious of restaurants. Go!!!!
  10. t

    trishm

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful evening to have dinner on the patio!
  11. c

    cgjs

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service.
  12. K

    Katy

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service & food. I love la piquette!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice outdoor seating and excellent food & service!
  14. a

    an0nym0us

    Washington DC

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating indoors. Delicious, friendly, superb service
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    A bit pricey for a casual restaurant. $29 for grilled chicken is a bit excessive.
  16. Z

    Zannie

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are wonderful and it’s always an energetic and fun atmosphere. They take great care of you
  17. G

    Gabriella

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Wonderful! Great quality ingredients, delicious recipes, and attentive service. Thank you!
  18. J

    Jeffo

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a benchmark for French restaurants in Washington, D.C.! Consistently excellent food, great staff and the much-appreciated presence (and the warm welcome) ofChef Francis Layrle.
  19. h

    hepster

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always
  20. MB

    MichaelB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love this place, wish it wasn't quite so expensive. but its up there with the rest of the good restaurants. It's like being in a little corner of France, I went specifically to have the Rib de Veau and the Skate (Ray) both rarely available elsewhere. They were both outstanding and our service was very friendly and professional. Great place, I go often.
  21. AE

    AppreciativeEater

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant! The food is consistently wonderful, the service fabulous and the vibe just right. The lighting is good too.
  22. e

    evel

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect - as usual. Everyone I bring to LP loves it. The audience grows and grows! Thank you for everything!
  23. u

    unhappy

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience4
    I was disappointed to find out, after ordering and having the food brought to the table, that the portions for the "formule" are about half the size of the regular order. I wouldn't have known except that my friend ordered one of the same items, and it was a much larger serving. The waiter then revealed the trick. This would never happen in France. The formule is a deal the restaurant is offering, not a ruse. I have been a loyal customer since the restaurant opened, but am now reconsidering.
  24. MK

    MariyaK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, ambiance was warm and comfortable, service was impeccable. I was impressed by the variety (even though a few specials were not available as it was end of day), and by the freshness of the ingredients. My friend and I decided to “sample” the appetizers (we ordered 4!) and ordered two mains as well. The roasted figs for dessert were unlike anything we’ve ever had! An absolute pleasure of a dining experience 💯
  25. M

    Melinda

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, well prepared and presented. I liked the wide variety of choices on their menu and excellent French wines. For a Tuesday evening, it was quite full.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food. Knowledgeable staff.
  27. J

    John

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food never disappoints at La Piquette; the scallops were perhaps the most tender that I've ever had, and the sauce was a delicious balance of subtly sweet and savory. Similarly, our guests all loved their meals. The only downside was that it took a bit long for the entrees to arrive, and the server was a bit off-putting; this is unusual for La Piquette, and I trust an anomaly.
  28. TM

    TimM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing neighborhood restaurant near us. Had a Father's Day meal with my wife and 3 children (ages 7, 4, and 3) and this place was stellar. Kids devoured the escargot and calamari before my wife and I could have seconds, then everyone's meals were so great. The staff were excellent and readily accommodated our family size, and even let my wife and I sample some wine prior to placing our orders. Would happily and eagerly return again.
  29. AA

    ArsemaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service The food came on time and it was amazing
  30. RF

    RobertF

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service. All items ordered were delicious. Very noisy however, difficult to carry on a conversation. Overall, outstanding if the noise level doesn’t bother you.
  31. t

    thomash

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Like dining in Paris. Food is at a very high level
  32. G

    Greg

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    When calling (after the four emails and texts insisting I confirm in advance, which I replied to) to say we were stuck in DC traffic the Gallic voice responded with "we need the table by 7:15." Um or you could thank me for giving you a heads up. Once there we waited 15 minutes for someone to take our drink order. Food is quite good. However, we literally shouted through dinner owing to the boorishly loud host of a table next to us who upped the decibel level in an already uncomfortably loud room so diners other than he could be heard.
  33. L

    Leenda

    Washington DC

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Always our favorite place for true French atmosphere and great food and service.
  34. BB

    BrittainB

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place although a bit too noisy
  35. CM

    CalebM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super impressed with La Piquette!! Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable, very polite and was more than happy to take the time out to explain dishes and even matched wines for us. The food was amazing!! generous portions, great value for money and the vibe was busy but controlled. I would 100% recommend to everyone !
  36. DC

    DCdiner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, lovely patio. One of our favorite places to meet friends in DC.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner!
  38. LR

    L82R8

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The outdoor space is terrific. Fresh air, under cover.
  39. EC

    ECO1

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Piquette has become a favorite of mine for entertaining both friends and business people. Constantly good food and service.
  40. f

    foodseeker

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always, an excellent meal! Thank you for hanging in throughout COVID!

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 2007 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 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for La Piquette

3714 Macomb St NW Washington, DC 20016

Dining areas

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–3:00 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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