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About Le Grenier

Le Grenier - attic, in English - is a space to enjoy French Cuisine with a great wine selection or craft cocktail in a vintage attic décor, a cozy atmosphere with intimate ambiance on the vibrant H corridor. Chef Thierry Sanchez offered a menu of French dishes with frequent changes that reflect the seasons.

502 H St. NE
Washington, DC 20002
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:


Lunch & Dinner:

Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00 pm Bar: until ....

Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm- Bar: until...


Dinner Only:

Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm-Bar: until..

Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm-Bar: until...


Closed Mondays

Cross Street:
5th St. NE

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 544-4999

Website:
http://legrenierdc.com/

Public Transit:
Union Station Metro Station (Red)

Executive Chef:
Chef Thierry Sanchez

Additional:
Full Bar, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Le Grenier Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.0

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (25)
Cozy (22)
Special Occasion (22)
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Fit for Foodies (19)
Authentic (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Casual (16)
Romantic (13)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Fun (10)
Notable Wine List (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Business Meals (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Overall terrible service. We were seated at a table right in front of the entrance which doesn’t make sense for the colder months. On top of this, a homeless drug addict walked right into the restaurant and hovered over our table trying to grab a candle to use as a lighter. The staff did absolutely nothing to handle the issue as quickly as possible and also refused to change our seats after the incident. Staff is not professional and did not do well in the aspect of taking care of customers. Honestly it was a horrible experience.

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·Dined 3 days ago

I can't say that I would go back, BUT I would recommend it if you haven't tried French food or had French food in a long time; if you live close, it's a must try. If you're a foodie like I am and simply like to try new flavors and dishes, this is a place to try for sure. (I'm trying to be objective here.) The service was great!

My only complaint: I asked for my lamb to be cooked medium and it came out medium well to well done. Also, my friend's lamb was supposed to be medium rare and we didn't see any red in it. It looked medium well to well done like mine.

If you are a French cuisine fan, you might like this place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Authentic, Business Meals, Casual, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We’ve been here many times in the past. But this time we arrived wanted a cheese plate and they said they had no cheese today at all
We ordered salads and the salad was so tiny that it was barely an appetizer. Very sad we still really like this place

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The music was quite loud. They did turn it down when asked. Steak frite: good. Coq au vin: fairly good. Excellent bread.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Quaint restaurant with great food and atmosphere. Went for brunch, which included champagne, one appetizer or desert, and one entree for $19. Will definitely be going back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

our eggs benedict was cold the English muffin was hard. the food was not good, the service was not particularly good. I would not recommend this restaurant, we were very disappointed.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Always a lovely experience and delish cuisine!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This was my second time going to Le Grenier. The first visit was phenomenal! This second time however was less than stellar, and had i not had such a great experience the first time I probably would not go back. The service was terribly slow, I had to wait to get seated even though I had a reservation, which was fine they were just waiting for the prior couple to get up. But once I sat no one came over to us for at least 20 minutes. I ordered a coffee from a buser but it never came. Once we finally ordered, all three courses took forever to get to us, and were cold, which was disappointing because the food is delicious otherwise. They did seem very busy, all the waitstaff running around, so it's not like they were just sitting there ignoring us. But if you go make sure you aren't in a hurry and have some patience. Hopefully next time it gets better.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Welcome respite on a cold night - great cocktails (not too sweet) and fantastic coq au vin

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The Brunch was the best I've ever had. Between how beautiful it looked and how incredible it tasted, I was in my happy place. Really good deal too! $20 gets you either an appetizer, main, and mimosa or a main and dessert. Good if you're splitting w someone so you can try it all.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for brunch and ordered Lobster Bisque, cheesy and delicious!
I had smoked salmon eggs Benedict and my friend got roasted chicken breast with country mushrooms and potatoes. Both great choices. We also had mimosas and Nutella crepe for dessert. The music was upty funky french dance pop. Marie, the owner shared her playlist. It was a great experience all in all.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great French cuisine at a moderate price. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. If you want an authentic French experience with a well rounded wine selection, then Le Grenier is an excellent choice.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Fun, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My husband found Le Grenier when looking for a restaurant for one evening and I thought the menu looked very interesting, so when he picked something else I decided to find a time when we could try Le Grenier. It seemed appropriate after going to see Renoir paintings at the Phillips. Our service was impeccable and we both enjoyed our meals very much. My main dish was a bit bland, but I saw many other things I'd like to try, so we've flagged Le Grenier as a restaurant we will visit again. I really liked the interior - very quirky, but lovely. I found myself following the drape in the window up and up to find the rafters of the roof exposed and lit. Glad to see another older building given new life.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I always enjoy this restaurant. Superb food at reasonable prices. Great location

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Good French food. Nicer staff than at Le Chat Noir.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Overall good restaurant, French cooking, off the beaten path

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

All of our meals were cold. (i.e. cold steak frites, cold coq au vin... we didn't have time to send these back.) Servers hardly checked up on us. Would not recommend. Much better French restaurants in DC.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The french accents of the wait staff make the experience feel super authentic. Food was sooo delicious! Restaurant is cozy and relaxed. Great brunch spot

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was okay, service was painfully slow and inattentive, prices were higher than expected.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Cute French restaurant, extensive list of cheeses, food was tasty, it’s a little dark in some spots upstairs.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

La Grenier has a beautiful ambience. The food is mediocre. Stick with appetizers - the escargot and the onion soup are delicious.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Le Grenier is a charming French restaurant dripping in character. Ask for a seat on the balcony on the second floor. The food was rich and delicious and the menu offers enough variety for a large group.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Excellent but portions were a little small even for appetizers. That said quality was great and the staff awesome. I’ll be back and my friend who came for the first time plans to return with her husband.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Cozy, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We went here for date night when visiting the area. It is a very small restaurant, but there are 2 levels. Definitely set up a reservation to avoid a long wait for dinner.
We sat at a small table at upstairs. They have a wide selection of wines, however, only about 5 white and 5 reds that can be purchased by the glass.

We ate a 3 cheese plate, seafood chowder, mushroom filled puffy pastry appetizer, and salmon. They will come around and share fresh baked bread, which I dipped in the delicious soup. The salmon was beautifully plated with bright colors from the butternut squash and beet sauce. The owner did seem to make his way around to all the tables to say hello, which was a courteous gesture.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This was a very enjoyable evening . It's a very comfortable place to relax with friends with good food and a very helpful wait staff.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Such authentic French food. The service is great and the food is excellent. I felt like I was in Paris again!!

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Got lucky and went on a day that had a free bottle of wine with the food. We had a great cheese spread and meal, I'd recommend their seafood.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food at Le Grenier is always top notch. This last time, for the Beaujolais Nouveau dinner, it was superb. The management and wait staff are ALWAYS wonderful to customers. And the ambiance is so relaxing, so comfortable. The monthly wine tastings are also great, both the wine and the learnings, along with the free hors d'oeuvres. It's my family's favorite place on Capitol Hill.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Romantic, Fun, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great first date

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent food and service. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to family and friends.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Tea, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Vegan, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

attentive and thoughtful service with an authentic menu.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Delicious food and great cocktails. Great spot on H Street-

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Had dinner here with my 12-year-old daughter and her BFF while in town for the weekend. Server incorrectly wrote down or entered our order, so my beet napoleon never came. The girls enjoyed the escargot but I’ve had better; their steak frites was good, and the roasted cauliflower salad was exceptional.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food was excellent; service disjointed; background music too loud.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food, funky cool decor. Wait staff is really friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was good but a bit too slow.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My favorite brunch place on H Street. Fun and quirky and always good eats.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Last minute find when train delays threatened to spoil an evening. Looking for something near Union Station and this lovely spot popped up. Authentic French Bistro cooking in a lovely setting of rustic wood, hanging birdcage lamps and exposed brick. The server/manager was delightful, and had knowledgeable food and wine recommendations. Whether it was an understaffed night or what, we couldn't tell, but there was just no way to describe the service. Different servers, no communication with each other, entrees waiting over 30 minutes, something just fell apart. As this was such a find, and only the first time here, I'm assuming this was a one-off and wouldn't hold it against Le Grenier and intend to recommend and visit again.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We were celebrating my daughter’s birthday. I had purchased a “deal” on Travelzoo that was a scam. The cost for that same deal in the Restaurant was cheaper. On top of that the server was confused and caused a great deal of drama around the deal I had purchased. It was embarrassing for us and ruined the special occasion we were celebrating. I finally gave up and told the server to charge us whatever she wanted so I ended up paying $60 more on top of what I had already paid for the deal. Over Over, the Restaurant was very run down, with average food and below average service. I would not recommend this to anyone.

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Service was incredibly slow. Waitress seemed very

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