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La Piquette, Washington, DC

La Piquette

4.8
4.8
2055 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 27 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 2,055 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

    French

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant always maintains its quality
  2. MB

    MichaelB

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful weekend brunch menu, w/classic French & other choices, not a breakfast/eggs menu. Small plates and larger. Bread fabulous. Wine list with excellent choices for wine by the glass…great non-traditional choices. Perfect service. One of those 98 degree days, so was quite warm by 1:30, even with the fan…but a great outside space.
  3. B

    Bestfooddinegeorgetown

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for a birthday celebration and La Piquette did not disappoint! Food was fabulous and atmosphere wonderful. We loved every minute. It is a cozy place that feels so comfortable and the food is absolutely delicious. Thank you for a great meal and for a terrific evening! We will be back.
  4. G

    Gabriella

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WONDERFUL! Fresh farm to table, French style, attentive service, cozy ambiance. merci beaucoup 💙🤍❤️
  5. EC

    EdithC

    Washington DC

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great food. Gets very very noisy when full
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been coming to LA Piquet sin e it opened and it always is consistently satisfying.
  7. P

    Patches5

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The salad was extraordinarily good: Hooray for those Amish farmers! Never before have I found myself stopped in my tracks by the taste of greens. Well done. The trout was excellent and my husband enjoyed his Steak tartare. Desserts (apple tart and orange gateau) were excellent. Really felt as if I were back in Paris eating at a top quality bistro. Service could be a bit more attentive.
  8. SS

    SusanS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    reliable neighborhood standby. The food is good, though a bit pricey.
  9. GW

    GerardineW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    We love this place, but the noise level must be dealt with. Hard to know how, baffling walls, - love that tin ceiling but this is a terrible problem. Other than that food is excepetional, staff is great —just can’t hearing anything.
  10. GS

    GeorgiaS

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always! A special treat to have their delicious skate wing!
  11. CF

    ChasF

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were out of ris de veaux (sweetbreads) and lapin en gibelotte (rabbit ragout) but the alternatives I ordered were delicious and the wait staff friendly and efficient. I appreciated the maître d' seating customers in as dispersed a pattern as possible. This is sound practice in the era of the pandemic and also lowers the sound level at tables.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very attentive service for a solo diner. Food was delicious!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Pleasant waiters and staff, they were very friendly and helpful. The food was great but there was something missing. Value could be better. Would come here again for fine dining.
  14. JF

    JakeFoodie

    Washington DC

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The rabbit dish that they prepare is incredible. And I'm a big fan of the Bourride (fish stew) too. Honestly, you can't go wrong with this menu.
  15. DP

    DonP

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This by far my favorite place for brunch in Washington DC. Service, food quality, entree selection and ambiance are always great.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    It was lovely and is now consider my neighborhood go to
  17. n

    null

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the restaurant in all ways but yesterday at lunch it was too noisy.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was excellent. The patio very nice.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent with very friendly and competent service! Food was over the top and very French! Wonderful experience!!
  20. F

    Foodwinelover

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outside dining app apparently male functioned. Rez got made instead for inside. This time noise level very fight. Food excellent.
  21. r

    rsquared

    Detroit

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Very French restaurant with excellent menu, entrees beautifully prepared and presented. Very attentive wait staff. Cozy to the point of being a little crowded. And VERY noisy! Outside dining option great for good weather and the place to dine without noise.
  22. FD

    FineDiner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We were seated on the patio on the streetside but it was very comfortable and it was easy to carry on conversation. The servers were masked. Drinks, food, and service were excellent. Didn't feel rushed.
  23. JP

    JoyceP

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    I have enjoyed La Piquette for many years when in town. Sadly, a rude "French" waiter dampened the experience of delicious food in a favorite restaurant.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a perfect anniversary dinner. Our reservation needed to be adjusted due to an error. Brian called us and corrected it immediately. He brought us champagne as soon as we were seated. Our waiter, Edgar couldn’t have been more attentive. The food was amazing. I had the salmon which was probably the best I’ve ever had. All in all, it was a fantastic experience. We will save La Piquette as our go to for special events and to impress out of town guests!
  25. JT

    JohnT

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Another lovely evening at this French neighborhood bistro. A little loud and that brings down the overall ambiance, and experience, but otherwise delicious, and enjoyable. Cocktails, wine, appetizers, main courses, sides and dessert all deleivered. The freshness and quality of preparation is very high, As always, and delectable and enjoyable evening out!
  26. LA

    LAMK518

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite DC restaurant, by far! Food is excellent - like going back to Paris. Fresh, delicious ingredients, perfectly prepared. And the service is delightful.
  27. AJ

    AlexJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place to enjoy a nice meal! Almost feels like you’re in France
  28. G

    Gwen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Si vous aimez la cuisine française, vous êtes à la bonne adresse ! L’ambiance est agréable, le service impeccable et le chef toujours aux petits soins ! Je vous recommande le lapin en gibelotte et le risotto.. un délice !!
  29. B

    Beautiful

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I love this little restaurant Sitting outside on a hot summer evening is still hot. Too hot for me. There was one small fan that was not blowing on anyone in particular, and the sun was blinding for most of the meal, even with the shades down. I would sit indoors next time.
  30. m

    madsgrant

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Absolutely delicious food, but terrible acoustics. You cannot hear your dinner companions at all, not even whoever is sitting right next to you. We had dinner at 9 pm and most of the tables around us were empty by the time we left - and it was still DEAFENING. Such a shame.
  31. l

    lesliec

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So glad to be outside….too noisy inside for us. Thank you for a lovely dinner on Bastille Day!
  32. DC

    DCinDC

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Everything was it’s usual good service, well-made and presented food. Not many off menu items for lunch.
  33. DC

    DorothyC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, relaxing evening. Food as ever excellent and service excellent.
  34. P

    Pooh

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious, well presented and since it was our first visit, we will surely be back.
  35. k

    kimmieharrington

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing! ❤️
  36. MA

    MARYR

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    It was lovely when we first got there a little after the restaurant opened but as the evening progressed it got unbearably loud. I have excellent hearing and I barely could hear my dinning companions.
  37. SW

    StanW

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! The sweetbreads with mushrooms were incredible.
  38. JQ

    JohnQ

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best, most underrated restaurants in DC.
  39. W

    Westender

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vibrant, genuine French Bistro! Food is so authentic, like dining on the Rive Gauche in Ste. Germaine. Wonderful “vibe” and Chef Francis presides over everything to ensure the quality of both food and service! Excellent outdoor space as well.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food! 😀🍷😀

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 2055 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 27 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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