Montmartre

4.7
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446 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French

With a bright and welcoming ambience reminiscent of a European bistro, Montmartre serves elegant French fare in a casual and inviting setting. Starter options include the rustic pate with toasted baguette and pickled vegetables and the chilled asparagus with lemon oil and almond hummus. House specialties include the eggy custard quiche Lorraine with bacon and caramelized onions, the mussels marinieres sautéed in garlic, shallots and white wine and the savory Normande buckwheat crepe with smoked salmon and crème fraiche. The ideal way to round out your meal at Montmarte is to try one of its desserts, such as the flourless chocolate tart with white chocolate and raspberry sauces enjoyed with a hot cup of fresh brewed French roast coffee.

On days with lovely weather, try to get a seat on Montmartre's outdoor patio to enjoy your meal in the warm sunshine and refreshing breeze.

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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for our Anniversary. It was a great experience. The food was fantastic and the service top notch.

SQ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening at our favorite neighbourhood restaurant . We were happy to share the evening with our good friends. Lovely food, great service and was so gracious to let us enjoy our time together

RS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious, promptly served. Dessert and coffee excellent, as well.

l
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Elegant yet neighborly ambience, delicious food. We enjoyed a French Thanksgiving.

OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always sure to please.

SM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great value. Service was spot on!

KP
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall we had a good experience but I was personally disappointed with my main meal. I ordered the seafood stew. The seafood itself was very fresh, however, the broth had NO flavor at all. I would not order it again.

Still, the service was prompt and the chocolate mousse dessert was delicious!

d
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Consistently great French food!

J
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Too noisy (bare walls, ceiling and floor) but excellent beyond that.

DL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Consistently good food and service. Their muscles are especially good.

v
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Monmartre is our favorite neighborhood go to restaurant for birthdays, special occasions and sometimes for ordinary indulgence. The food is always delicious without being precious, the atmosphere is warm, welcoming, casually elegant.

C
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a meal at Montmartre is always memorable. Whether it’s a fresh, light salad or decadent calf’s liver, it’s delicious.

e
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and authentic French cuisine. Prices were completely reasonable too. Service was great too

ES
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Montmartre never fails to live up to expectations!

DC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love eating here! We always know it will be delicious.

MS
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved our experience! The food was delicious, and the service was fantastic.

R
Cincinnati
50 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Fantastic place for high quality, well prepared french food. The muscles were off the chart. Nive food and wine menu. Very friendly staff.

OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly an amazing evening, food, service and ambiance just like a little Paris in DC. I had the special and it was divine. My fiend had the salmon and equally divine. Wine was 50% off; a perfect evening

SD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious authentic meal. Service was good considering indoor and outdoor were packed. Would come here again.

d
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the French onion soup and the quiche for lunch was a great portion

K
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great bar choices with a dining room noise level that made chatting impossible

AS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small, unpretentious French restaurant reminiscent of a high-quality neighborhood restaurant in Paris. Consistently high standard.

JF
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

When there for the rabbit and it and everything else was superb. Very nice neighborhood restaurant .

DL
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, fantastic! The duck special was extraordinary and the salads could not have been more fresh. This is my favorite restaurant in the neighborhood.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Do not book for late night post event meal even if they have a time slot available. Our booking was at 10:15 and upon arrival we weren’t even greeted with a “good evening”. Instead it was “You’re our last reservation tonight and the kitchen is about to close so if you want dinner you have to order quickly”. We were then stuffed into a cramped corner of the dining room and advised we could order drinks only after we decided on food. Service was more focused on closing the restaurant and we felt compelled to rush our meal and leave. I believe that your last cover of the night should be treated with the same level of courtesy and service as your first. If you don’t want people dining in your establishment after 10pm on a Saturday then don’t be available for bookings.

MT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. The octopus and the Cassoulet were both fantastic, best ever!! Cute casual atmosphere!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Anniversary

JZ
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Montmartre on a beautiful day on the plaza - nothing like it! We had a small lunch - delicious sandwiches, small salads and escargots, along with a refreshing sparkling rose and a capuccino to end with. Each item was delicious. The service was perfect!

MA
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Lovely evening meal on the patio. Superb sangria and outstanding flounder. Guillaume served beautifully - we enjoyed every minute and every bite!

OT
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My impression is that the quality of the food has dropped off. They are not as good as they used to be. This is quite distressing and this was a reliable bistro for us.

CP
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was fine. Slow service

b
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food. One of our favorite places. The mussels were very good. The scallop entree was excellent. Start to finish a nice experience.

O
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many years had passed since we last ate at Montmartre—and we wondered if it would be a much fun and delicious food as we remembered. It was all of that and more, because the area is now filled with families raising children and dogs. They create a sense casual belonging that makes Montmartre a truly wonderful place for dinner out.

MP
22 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent across the board. Great outdoor dining. Love the location, close to Eastern Market. Parking was even easy.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always

CK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The friendly service at this consistently wonderful Capitol Hill restaurant makes any dinner a special occasion.

K
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food, particularly the dijon mussels, was incredible.

CP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Too cramped to be wholly enjoyable. All in all - good just not great.

LP
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food at Montmartre is comforting, home cooked, and delicious! It was a mild evening and lots of diners inside, which made the inside nice and quiet. Rather unusual!
Our waiter was good, but a little hard to understand.
Wine prices were high so with two glasses each our bill turned out to be pretty high.
But the meal was amazing.

BS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday and a complimentary dessert was provided for the birthday guy and service was just right.