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Le DeSales, Washington, DC

Le DeSales

4.6
4.6
816 Reviews
$30 and under
French / Japanese
  • Good for business meals
  • Great for outdoor dining
  • Charming
Le DeSales, a restaurant located in South Dupont, across the street from the historic Mayflower Hotel. Upon reopening in December, Michelin-starred Chef Raphael François has brought back his most popular dishes while teaming with award winning Sushi Master Noriaki Yasutake (formally SEI Restaurant) presenting French/Asian cuisine, including a full sushi menu (signature Fish and Chips Roll) in an informal, cozy, and romantic setting. The specialized wine list includes diversified appellations encompassing regions as unexpected as Macedonia and Portugal, with a concise focus on France, Italy, and California. Also offering a sake menu and selections of Japanese Whiskeys. Le DeSales is available for large parties, semi-private events, and buyouts. Outdoor seating is available, weather permitting.
No reservation is needed for Happy Hour. Please walk in and one of our friendly staff will find you a spot.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French / Japanese, Sushi, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:30 pm Happy Hour Mon 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Dinner Mon 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 318-4066
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Raphael Francois & Noriaki Yasutake
  • Catering
    Please call us directly at 202-450-3998 or Text AVVII at 202-318-4066
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Le DeSales can accommodate all of your special event needs. Please email your inquiries to billy@ledesales.com
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator: (866) 602-7822
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    Conneticut Ave
  • Parking details
    Parking: Le DeSales is located between 2 parking garages with easy access to Le DeSales. Street parking is also an option.
  • Public transit
    Le DeSales is located by the historic Mayflower hotel at 1725 DeSales Street, NW. We're two blocks from Farragut North Metro accessible on the red line and four blocks from the Farragut West Metro accessible on the orange, blue and silver lines. <br />If you are coming for Happy hour, no need to make reservation. The Bar area operates on first come first serve basis and our staff will do our best to find you a seat.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 816 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

816 Reviews
  1. PaulH

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Quick service. Almost too quick. Limited menu. Overall fine.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so so good. We got the beef tartare, shrimp cocktails, ribeye and the French fries. Beef tartare and the ribeye were our favorites!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Desales has a great downtown location. A bit loud after 5 but otherwise the service and food muy bien.

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  4. Happy

    Dallas

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Great variety great service. On Monday night with two large parties noise level was extremely high.

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  5. OrlandoK

    San Antonio

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great , sushi and sashimi was on point. My son claims the burger is the best in Washington… lol .. That being said, the restaurant is pretty loud. There’s a bar next to the sitting area and at 6:30 it was happening. If you don’t mind the noise , the food is great.

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  6. Bkr1

    Detroit

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and location was great. Food was just ok.

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  7. Bylaw

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time having a delicious lunch and delectable cocktails in the city. The sushi was top notch. I really enjoyed the SOS, the shishito peppers and spicy edamame.

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  8. Charles

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! The good and service were more than expected.

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  9. GregoryB

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow, The entire staff made our first date and amazing event. Excellent service.... Excellent food..... excellent drinks. One of my favorite restaurant in the city. Freshest Sushi in the city. Japanese and French cuisine in one is like your taste taking a trip between two continents.

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  10. DeeDee

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This remains one of my favorite DC restaurants Everything is consistently and reliably outstanding. One heads up: outdoor dining is lovely but tables by the bar are VERY loud

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FAQs

Le DeSales is rated 4.6 stars by 816 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 23 times today
Google Map for Le DeSales

1725 Desales St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Conneticut Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:30 pm Happy Hour Mon 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Dinner Mon 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French / Japanese, Sushi, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking: Le DeSales is located between 2 parking garages with easy access to Le DeSales. Street parking is also an option.
  • Public transit
    Le DeSales is located by the historic Mayflower hotel at 1725 DeSales Street, NW. We're two blocks from Farragut North Metro accessible on the red line and four blocks from the Farragut West Metro accessible on the orange, blue and silver lines. If you are coming for Happy hour, no need to make reservation. The Bar area operates on first come first serve basis and our staff will do our best to find you a seat.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Raphael Francois & Noriaki Yasutake
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 318-4066
  • Catering
    Please call us directly at 202-450-3998 or Text AVVII at 202-318-4066
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Le DeSales can accommodate all of your special event needs. Please email your inquiries to billy@ledesales.com
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator: (866) 602-7822
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