La Piquette

4.8
1489 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Dear Guests,
UPON MAKING YOUR RESERVATIONS, PLEASE INDICATE YOUR SEATING PREFERENCES (MAIN DINING ROOM , BAR AREA OR PATIO) AND WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO ACCOMMODATE YOUR REQUEST. Requested seating cannot be guaranteed.
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 1489 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipcldc
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

le meilleurs restaurant français de DC. Tout y est impeccable.

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Poppy
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had dinner outside… great food and service although has to wait 20 minutes for our table

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vipRaymondK
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always terrific

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vipJezzawolf
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent as always - a trip to France every time I visit

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vipWDC1
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

La Piquette remains a neighborhood favorite. However, recently service has become sporadic. Since the introduction of electronic order pads, incorrect selections have become more prevalent.

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beverlyo
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our outdoor table was under a new tent which had heaters and lights-very impressive!
The wait sstaff was so efficient and pleasant and the food excellent. They accomodated our vegetarian companion with no difficulty.

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BeccaB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! We came here with the family and kids to my parents loved it. Can't wait to come back!

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PennyM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

La Piquette is where we always head whenever we hunger for the best bistro food in town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Ana is very nice

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TheFSO
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anna was very courteous, efficient and nice. Wonderful person.

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vipSteveC
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite DC restaurant. Unpretentious, not trendy. Great food. Great chef, servers, and busses who we enjoy like family.

JM
JenniferM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for a casual but delicious meal. The menu features a wide variety of dishes - there's something to please everyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a delicious dinner at La Piquette. Started with very fresh oysters on the half shell followed by NC shrimp sautéed with gigli pasta and mixed vegetables. For dessert, I had Canneles, which are small, tender butter cakes served with a paste cream. They were gorgeous! A big shoutout to the staff who frequently visited my table to see how I was doing. I was dining alone and not drinking, yet I was treated with the utmost respect. I’m going to return regularly. Thanks so much everyone at La Piquette!!🥖🥐🥘👍💝😀

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LindaE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic French food served superbly with excellent wine choice.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made an outdoor reservation (two unvaccinated kids) and it was our first real dining in a year. I don’t think that year off clouds my judgment that yet again we had a phenomenal meal. The wine recommendations were spot on to our requests. The food was splendid. Charcuterie plate for the table. Starters included
Beef and salmon tartar and the octopus salad and they were all perfect. Entrees included mussels, scallops, and dorado, each splendid. They made a duck breast and pasta that my daughter (5 and adventurous) devoured. Desserts were also perfect (mousse, creme brulee, ice cream and fudge for the youngest). Overall just really great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was exquisite meal (as always). We are lucky to have this bistro close to our place,

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vipHopeH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Eggs Benedict, mussels, ratatouille, the bread, the cappuccino, everything was great,

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Souto
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

High quality food with good presentation. loved the octopus salad and the delicious apple tart.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and pleasant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Very nice experience

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vipCapitolFile
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is always reliable and delicious. It's a great place in Cathedral Heights to enjoy a casual lunch or dinner with friends.

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SusanS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and we had an outstanding server. It was a first visit there for my clients and they walked away completely impressed.

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EastingOutAgain
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Neighborhood gem -- great food, courteous staff, relaxed ambiance. five stars!

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vipalexanderm
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice outside dinning. Good food and service. Nice neighborhood place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the absolute best in DC!

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ThomasG
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a comfort and a pleasure, after the long hiatus, to find the restaurant just as we remembered it: everything a first-rate bistro should be.

Tom and Cindy Goldman, Bethesda

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JMitch
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the evening and the food / service were both great. Will definitely go back.

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vipkathyt
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends birthday and it’s his favorite place. We always enjoy our food at this restaurant !

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vipFran
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent as always. Always appreciate the great service.

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ShirleyR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family enjoyed a lovely lunch at this charming French styled bistro...tasty Salad Nicoise, savory steak frites, indulgent chocolate fondant and delicious apple tarte... The service was attentive and the entire experience was lovely...the next best thing to being in Paris.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant; consistently delicious

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jamesh
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We reserved a high-top table, but were instead seated on the noisy lower level. Despite several tries by staff, the one of our bistro tables was wobbly and distracting throughout the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is so good being BACK at Piquette...and seeing David and Francis again
I happily over tipped. My guest had a great time.
Thank you
CAry

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JamieC
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Piquette is a divine little restaurant with delicious food. I had not been there since the pandemic and had lunch on the lovely covered terrace. I had a fish stew, my guest had the Salad Nicoise (she liked it, but I was surprised that they used salmon), and we shared a perfect Crême Brûlée. The service was perfect. Thank you, La Piquette.

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vipDavid
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

we ate outside and it was extremely comfortable and easy to talk

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LeeT
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Portions are just the right size!

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JenniferM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, my guests loved the restaurant and planned to come back. One told me that I was right; every bite was delicious. I'm looking forward to returning to La Piquette to celebrate my birthday. Thank you for another wonderful dining experience.

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corv
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The small plates were excellent, and the wine was delicious!

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vipFoodwinelover
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another dinner of perfection. Bronzino and swordfish. Rose. Excellent.

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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 1489 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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