La Piquette

4.8
1646 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Dear Guests,
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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
What 1646 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Piquette is our “ go to” place. Excellent food, great drinks and friendly staff. So glad this restaurant is in our hood.

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vipLisaM
Phoenix
93 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outdoor pavilions. Food was great. Frites should be cooked a bit longer. Coq au Vin, trout and steak frites. Frisée Lardons salad, leek potato and mushroom soup, gateau l’orange, chocolat fondant and cannelles all great!

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Nicholas
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We've been to La Piquette a couple times. It's been consistently good. We particularly recommend their preparations of duck. The roast duck with mashed potatoes is a family favorite. But, really, its all quite good and the menu is worth exploring.

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vipSusanM
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was terrific and the food was amazing! Be sure to save room for the chocolate mousse!

SC
vipSteveC
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary restaurant. Had a sautéed soft-shell crab and it was spectacular.

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vipLisaP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This bistro is always consistently on the mark for a lively dining experience. Waiters are friendly and professional, ambiance is warm and welcoming, and Chef Francis creates delicious meals that are truly authentic French! A favorite place in DC!

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vipBobDC
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Another tasty and innovative dinner for us at la Piquette. Happy to introduce friends to one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants.

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vipHenry
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food is terrific. Service was fine. Noise was very loud. We drove and needed to park. That was a bit of a problem. Would I do it again yes.

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vipThegroup
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Perhaps it would be appropriate to serve 2 filets of trout rather than one.

DC
vipDCELogan
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect outdoor spot for a celebratory lunch! The mushroom risotto was especially delicious, and the servers gave us ample space for our stroller and were very kind when our baby woke from his nap. It was the perfect anniversary lunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding for our table of 6 people. Restaurant was full and yet the timing of food and courses was great! I have dined here many times and it’s always an enjoyable evening. Ambiance is nice whether it’s a quiet dinner for two or a larger group. Will keep coming back!

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vipjezzawolf
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always consistent - a visit to France in 120 minutes, while never leaving DC.

Excellent!

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MaryL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun bistro atmosphere with excellent food from start to finish. Good house wine options.

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TopEater
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great neighborhood bistro. Doesn't try to be grand French cuisine, but does the staples very well. Wonderful ambience inside, tented dining outside. A favorite.

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vipFeaster
New York Area
267 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice and delicious, as always, and also VERY loud.

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foodlover
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely lunch with old friends at La Piquette. We had a lot of catching up to do and the perfect French service gave us ample time to enjoy our meal and each other. Risotto got rave reviews, as did the octopus appetizer and the bronzino. We thoroughly enjoyed our leisurely lunch and will definitely return and recommend this little jewel of a restaurant.

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vipAliB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Consistently fabulous.

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TedK
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Too noisy inside. Ok service. Excellent food.

DC
vipDCfoodie
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a terrific French bistro off Wisconsin Ave near National Cathedral. The food was delicious. I had a potato leek soup, duck l’orange, and a lovely orange gateau with anglais sauce. We also shared a terrine starter. Delicious bread. My companions ate well also. It was relaxed atmosphere.

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vipLulu
New England
25 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable Sunday brunch with a daughter in need of non-dorm food! We reserved an outside table which was lovely. The service was good and the food very tasty. We will surely return.

JG
JudyG
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our return visit and it is still a great treat! Thank you!!!

JJ
JukieJ
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is wonderful food, and the ambiance is the best. Top notch staff and tons of wine choices. Definitely will be returning!

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BarbaraN
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. My husband had salmon and I had the roast duck with orange sauce. Both were delicious. The service was very good for a busy night.

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KittyMarie
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, charming service, at a table strangely off to the side of the patio.

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vipSarahS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ratatouille!

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NRFeats
Boise
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You can never go wrong at La Piquette. We live in Boise, ID and try and go on every visit to DC.

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vipSamW
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Exccellent food & good service, but noise level uncomfortably high.

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vipFoodGuy
Washington DC
82 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sat outside. No noise issues. Prices seem to be climbing but the quality remains rock solid. Very nice Lupe de mer. OK fondant for desert.

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vipGailW
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. Reasonably priced. Very nice neighborhood restaurant

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ChrisM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again the service and food at La Piquette were outstanding. The wait staff never disappoint. They are attentive, know the menus well and can answer any question a diner might have. I have never been disappointed at La Piquette and appreciate the atmosphere, which is busy and convivial but never rushed.

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Sandy
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect--a lovely late-summer evening with a table by the big open window. I loved my perfectly prepared duck and my husband loved his soft shell crabs. Very romantic ambience and first-rate service. Couldn't have asked for more1

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The covered deck is a perfect outdoor setting. The staff was lovely.

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vipFrequentDiner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Service is great and food is excellent. Little French Bistro in DC!

JB
JillB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

The food and service here are consistently good. Francois, the chef, only uses the freshest ingredients and prepares in an elegant but healthy fashion.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely evening, with courteous fun service and delicious food.

TC
vipThomasC
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We are long term diners at La Piquette. The seating arrangement outdoors was fine. The food was good - what we got of it. The wait between courses was inexcusable: 20 minutes for appetizers; 45 minutes for the main courses! The waitstaff apologized repeatedly, noting that all the other tables had been served. We left without dessert rather than stick around until dawn. La Piquette used to be a favorite, but we have resolved to try some new restaurants.

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FFZI
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect French bistro. Good food and wine and great service. Book ahead as it’s always busy. Perfect for every day dining or a special occasion.

LM
LaureM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place and fantastic French food (we are French and love it!)
Would have appreciated to Chef to come and say Hello to the guests!

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vipCraig
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great to have dinner at La Piquette. Great food and a very professional staff.

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 1646 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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