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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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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.0

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (29)
Good for a Date (29)
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Neighborhood Gem (26)
Authentic (22)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Romantic (19)
Casual (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Fun (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Business Meals (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Happy Hour (3)
People Watching (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined 2 days ago

I love brunch at Le Grenier! A great deal and a lovely atmosphere!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Very nice. They w

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·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful find! Went for Valentine's Day dinner. They had a dinner for two special that was amazing. Excellent atmosphere, dressy-casual. Great French food; classy without being pretentious. Will definitely be returning.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

We made a last minute reservation when we were running late from a talk. We were accommodated and treated well. The food was delicious and we left satisfied.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Finally! a French restaurant that does not sweat pompous snobs... (and that's coming from a french guy). The food is great (a couple of dishes reminded me of home), the atmosphere is elegant and trendy without the usual upscale stiffness of other french places. The staff is really nice. My only feedback is around the service management: sometimes there is only one server supported by a couple of bussers. Service can be a bit slow because of that. But since this is a place where you want to enjoy and take your time, this is not a deterrent.
+ : great food, good value, atmosphere for a date or with a small group of friends
- : sometimes service can be slow

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was creative and tasty, and we liked our second floor table on a balcony overlooking the street and diners below, but we had two complaints. The service was very slow, with inordinate waits between courses. Also, not long after we arrived the volume of the background music went way up to an annoying level that impeded conversation. We complained and the volume was turned down to a more reasonable level, but this should never have happened. We might return sometime, but we won't rush.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Casual
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Dinner at Le Grenier was an absolute delight - while we wished there was a larger selection of wines by the glass to chose from, of the options available we were not disappointed. The entrees have a unique spin and a beautiful presentation, and for a less expensive or lighter fare the galettes (savory crepes) were wonderfully delicious.

Beyond the food, the decor of the restaurant is both intriguing and cozy - we definitely spent about 15 minutes into our first time here just pointing out all the different design choices we loved. The ambience and French jazz music adds to the entire experience, and decidedly makes Le Grenier a spot to which am looking forward to returning.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent as always

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

As French as it gets without going to France!

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

Delicious meal, fantastic service, and beautiful setting and music. Loved it!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I enjoyed a lovely Sunday brunch with one of my sisterfriends. She had a beautiful and tasty omelet, while I had the eggs benedict with smoked salmon. We both had the cream of carrot soup as a starter. Delicious. We split a bottle of sparkling wine. We didn't think we could finish the bottle but the ambiance was so pleasant, we stayed and chatted for nearly 3 hours. No one rushed us out.

Food, service, ambiance.... all top notch!
Will definitely return.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I went there during restaurant week, and the food was outstanding. I love the ambiance of the restaurant. We had several waiters helping us during dinner, but they didn't miss a beat. Very enjoyable experience.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We ate here at brunch a while ago and we enjoyed it so we decided come for dinner. What a monumental disappointment. First, we had to wait for a table but we had a 7:30pm reservation. We arrived at 7:29pm and had to wait 20 mins by the crowded bar - no one paid any attention to us. Finally after sitting down we promptly ordered our drinks and dinner as we were now already 30 minutes behind our reservation and we had plans after dinner. We ordered wine by the glass and the glass they serve it in is an affront to wine. It is way a tiny chunky glass and they fill it to the top so it is impossible to get a true taste of the wine as it can’t open up - they couldn’t serve it in a real wine glass? Ok fine. Whatever. Now dinner: It was restaurant week so we had to choose an appetizer, main and dessert. Our appetizer came after a few minutes only for it o be yanked away because it belonged to another table. This led to us having to wait ONE HOUR for our appetizer. Other tables arrived and left while we hadn’t even eaten yet. I complained about this and instead of being apologetic and offering us a wine on them or something to make up for the fact we had to wait for our reservation and after over an hour of being there we still hadn’t had our appetizer? Finally after the second time I complained, the appetizer showed up. The crab crepe was so-so - cold and the crepe wasn’t a good match for he crab. I had the cheese filled-mushroom - it was dry and the Roquefort cheese didn’t whet my appetite. Finally, our main. My husband had the lamb and he loves to eat lamb, I had the coq au vin. The lamb was so tough & flavorless he said. My dish drowned in sauce & the bacon flavor was over powering. I left most of it. The best part of my meal were the 2 tiny pieces of cheese I had for dessert. My husband’s mouse was mediocre. Overall a HUGE bust. On top of it all, they slow service made us have to cancel our after dinner plans. They did nothing to compensate. Over priced, not worth it.

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

First time there..food was excellent. Had the restaurant week special.....lots of food and it was delicious

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I have been dining at Le Grenier for a few years now and it never disappoints. It's a neighborhood gem located on ever changing H St. I typically dine for brunch and always leave satisfied. It's authentic French and a must try if you are a foodie.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We went here because of a Capital Deal voucher & the current rating on Yelp (4 stars). It was an anniversary brunch, and I was quite delighted overall. We got there about 10 minutes early for our reservation; they sat us immediately. It's a small place, one of those narrow restaurants in an old rowhouse on H Street. There are only a few tables downstairs, but there's also and upstairs dining room. It was nicely decorated in a "kitch" sort of way, not coming across as pretentious at all. We were lucky enough to be sat at a window table, so could people watch outside as well as inside.

The deal we had was appetizer, entree & dessert. I had the mushroom soup while my wife had the pate; both were very good (we ended up swapping, as we decided we liked the others' choice better. :-) ). For entrees, I had the 'Steak du Chef' ((brown) shallot sauce, mustard drizzle) & my wife had the Eggs Benedict a la Florentine. Both were very good, and my steak was tender and cooked correctly. For dessert we had crepes; mine was lemon, my wife's was Nutella. Both were nice & light.

As it was our anniversary, the house was nice enough to comp us each a glass of sweet port after dessert! I'm not normally a port drinker, but this was a nice touch on which to finish.

All in all, it was a nice experience. The waiter was low-key without seeming inattentive. The service wasn't speedy, but then again, it's a French restaurant, so go with the flow. We spent 2 hours dining, and everything was nicely done. I'll have to make a point to come back!

As a plus, it's walking distance from both Union Station (about 7 blocks) and NOMA/Gallaudet University (about 6 blocks); both nice walks if the weather is decent. My only complaint is that I didn't see my favorite French dessert on the menu (chocolate souffle). I didn't ask, so maybe it's possible to get one? (I'll ask next time.) All in all, a nice little French restaurant on H Street; a great addition to the neighborhood.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Waited over 30 minutes to be seated after our reservation time. Service was slow and took over 40 minutes to get food once finally seated. One star for service 👎🏽

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We went her for brunch in late January. We had a special coupon that made our meal especially valuable for the price we paid, but we had brunch here a few months earlier without the coupon and our experience was very similar.
The service was excellent as was the food.
The bread served before the meal was worth the calories, which is not often the case.
Between us we had the soup and pate appetizers and the steak and "Chef's choice" entrees. The "Chef's choice" was the weakest of the entrees (if we had a do-over we would have gone with the Eggs Benedict Norwegian which we had the first time), but it was fine and the other three portions were excellent.
The atmosphere was equally superb. While we were there all the other parties were engaged with each other, no one was on their cellphones, etc.
Most importantly, we never felt rushed. Even though all the other tables were filled at one point and a couple was waiting, we never felt any pressure not to linger -- such a rarity these days it seems that is so important to us.
Highly recommended.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I can’t understand why, if I leave my knife and fork on my plate after my first course, the restaurant won’t replace them with a clean set for my second. In a higher end restaurant this is bad form. Also, if your menu is going to be in French your servers should know some French. First and third courses were very good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Food was just okay. Not especially “hot” in temperature. Scallops on the salty side and asparagus smothered i n a sauce. Service was pretty good; except had to request several times for additional glasses of wine.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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 14, 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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vip
 (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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 (New York Area)·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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 (Washington DC)·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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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

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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 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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