Le Grenier

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$30 and under
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French
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.

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vipSukki10
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I hadn’t been in a while and went for brunch...my steak and frites were good...I had the Nutella crepe for dessert. My guest also enjoyed their food. The brunch is a great deal!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food but be prepared to wait, both appetizers and main dishes both took about 20-30 mins to make it to our table but when they did it was so worth the wait, if you’re a fan of French Onion soup you’ll want to try it here. The ambiance is dark and romantic and the downstairs is cozy and intimate, looking forward to returning.

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RobertB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.
Nice location, ambiance and really good music.
Nice crowd

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vipNancyT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This was our 3rd meal here. The first two were dinners and were great - worthy of 5 stars. This time we came for brunch and had an incredibly disappointing experience. It started with the coffee which was lukewarm when served. Our server was not very attentive and had to be flagged down several times. It took quite a while for us to place our orders and even longer to get our food. When the food finally arrived one of the egg dishes was stone cold. Several of us ordered eggs Benedict and the English muffins were rock hard and impossible to cut with the knives provided. At no point we’re we offered any type of compensation for the sub-par service. We
Won’t be hurrying back...

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LORDFORD
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our evening at Le Grenier immensely!!!!

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vipLauren
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Le Grenier - a real, classic French cafe without the pretentious prices. Half price wine bottle night was a bonus. I’ll be back!

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JohnD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was outstanding. Service was a tad slow/unattentive but not bad.

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SusanM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

My pork dish smelled off--I told the waiter. He made some excuse that what was on the pork was the reason. Why would you serve pork that was off? And, then, he charged me for the dish!!
Never to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, food was amazing, really all you could ask for in a good date night.

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StephenL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Some highs and lows.
Highs
- Beef meal was fantastic, including sides, garnishes, etc
- Ambiance was awesome
- Free champagne while we waited

Lows
- Seafood was phenomenal, but sides were very subpar and pretty sparse
- We waited 45 minutes for our table in Valentines Day. We were not seated until 915 for 830 reservations.
- I listed gluten free on our reservations. I just recently started doing this and have been blown away by the service, with servers offering gluten free menus, breads, etc. Nothing this time, plus they just gave us the normal bread

Overall, I'd go back, but it had some pretty low points and I'd expect a bit better in some areas that should be no-brainers.

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Jack
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great french food on H st. Nice ambiance though the music was a bit louder than expected. Excellent service and amazing food.

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vipJacquelynZ
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love this neighborhood refuge. The owners are so welcoming, the service from everyone there, including at the bar, is so friendly, the ambiance is so warm, and the food is always very well prepared. Who would think whipped parsnips could be delicious???? Well it is, prepared by LeGrenier chef. Thank you for being here for us. I am certain the Washingtonian was quite mistaken to not have included Le Grenier in the top 100 for 2020.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food is always amazing but the service is just soooo sloowwww. I get the whole “no rush European” thing but there’s no preparation for that and we’re hungry!!

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Howard
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great; service was superb, great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Everything looked as it should but didn’t taste as well as it should —all form with little substance. Definitely not the best French food to be found in the District.

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CharlotteM
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We live close to Le Grenier, and tried their brunch this weekend. The food was delicious - the baguette was warm from the oven, the onion soup was rich and savory and cheesy, and overall we had no complaints. The atmosphere is cute, a little kitschy (depending on your taste I guess). Overall I think this is a good option for small groups and casual dates. The brunch special was also a good price.

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vipJami
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mitzy is the best tasting somm, and Stephanie is the greatest bartender. Thanks

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Mallorie
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This restaurant is adorable and their brunch pre-fix menu is delicious as well as super affordable. We will definitely be coming back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Such a gem of a restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After seven years I still think this is one of the great staples of H St. NE. Brunch is solid – with great choices for everyone. Dinner is what you would expect of a neighborhood French restaurant- consistent and satisfying. Service is always good – and plenty of locals at the bar chatting with the bartender. All in all a lovely, warm place that I count on.

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MinC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Quiet, intimate and charming. We made reservations around 8:30 on a Saturday night and were given the balcony table, which was a really great experience. We were able to just sit, talk and enjoy a fun meal from there until closing. A hidden gem.

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vipJoyceC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food is ok but nothing impressive or worth making a reservation to revisit. Our server is keen to present the name of the dish in French even though we’ve been speaking in English all along - feels kinda weird tbh. There are definitely better choices for French cuisine in DC.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food s fantastic, live the decor and service!

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Silverhallo
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I am in between because the flavors were excellent but I got a long hair in my duck! So that was gross. They did apologize and changed my food but that made the whole experience not that great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night, ambiance, and the food and service was top notch

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EWalker
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent. I had the ground lamb, oh so wonderful. Very cozy atmosphere. We set upstairs

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vipBleuz4Nina
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Grenier definitely rank in my top Fav5 of Restaurant Week experiences. From the helpful host/server to the delicious experience from the Starter down to the Dessert...which I'm usually not a dessert eater. I could go on and on raving about the experience. I will be returning soona!

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Allison
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very cute restaurant! I loved the ambiance and space. My friend and I went during restaurant week for some really great food. I had the mushrooms, duck, and chocolate mousse. They had the escargot, the coq au vin, and a sorbet dessert. The food had excellent texture and flavours, but could have been a bit warmer in temperature? Overall great dinner that I would recommend to a friend.

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eatthis
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Service needs to be improved

How do you run out of food on the first day of restaurant week?

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PJTdining
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Our 1st time here! The food was superb! We chose the duck and lamb from the "restaurant week' menu. The service was outstanding even though the restaurant was totally full. We loved the " antique attic" decor.

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SongGong
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance and decor. Price point was pretty standard for DC.

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vipGraceB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The first Tuesday of the month is a great time to go! Really enjoyed trying six different wines with the complimentary tasting.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was great as usual!

JK
JKB0157
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. The food preparation is always very satisfying and the staff and atmosphere are awesome.

DL
DeLaineR
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! As a former New Orleans resident I am a French Restaurant snob. Finally a restaurant in DC that measures up to that quality. Every aspect of the meal, from service, drinks (creative and outstanding cocktails), to appetizers, main meal and dessert, everything worked. Coq a Vin was perfect. The salmon entree was perfection. Steak frites was outstanding. The duck entree exceeded expectations. Everyone in my group of 4 raved about all aspects of the evening. Eager to return!

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vipNaptownFoodie
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Grenier is the best. Wonderful food and amazing atmosphere.

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vipDem18
London
15 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful French food! So hard to find a French restaurant still serving the basics, done wonderfully!

AW
vipAlonzoW
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Interesting decor. Bit of a delay to get a reserved table but they comped a glass of wine. Food was flavorful but very brown. Could have benefited from a bit of colors or herbs on plates.

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vipluvfood
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our second Christmas Eve at Le Grenier and we think it will be a new family tradition. The food was very good. They offer very reasonably priced bottles of French wine and the prix fixe dinner or the ala carte menu are also very fairly priced for the quality. The waiter was knowledgeable about the menu and the wines and paced our meal so that we could have a leisurely holiday dinner. The place has a warm and cozy vibe that was perfect for a holiday meal.

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BobP
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant and frequent it when we want a nicer than regular evening.

FAQs

Le Grenier does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Le Grenier also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 544-4999.

Le Grenier is rated 4.5 stars by 1195 OpenTable diners.

Le Grenier does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://egift.technology/Main.aspx?key=legrenier.

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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