Parc de Ville

4.7
248 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
A century of combined culinary experience unites the family of chefs behind Mosaic District's brightest new restaurant. Chef/Owner Brendan L'Etoile works alongside his uncle and mother in the vibrant open kitchen at the heart of the beautiful two-tiered dining room and bar, putting the family twists on classic bistro fare and bringing a taste of metropolitan France to Northern Virginia. Traditional onion soup and pillowy boudin blanc sausage are showcased alongside L'Etoile's favorite less-globalized dishes, like pinot noir-poached duck egg and Parisian gnocchi.

Support Parc de Ville during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 248 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
M
Marty
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We enjoyed the food very much. The COVID restricciones that are practiced are great. These include the contactless menu, the tables far apart, waiters wearing masks and patrons being asked to use a mask while not at their table. Our waiter was horrible and unfortunately made for a less pleasant evening. His poor attitude and unfriendly manner made us feel less than welcome. For this type of service we can elsewhere. Every other time we have been to Parc de Ville it has been very pleasant. We were celebrating two weeks after having had our 2 vaccines and specifically chose this restaurant because we have enjoyed previous visits.

B
Bart
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely marvelous! The food was amazing. I had the braised short ribs and was blown away. Incredibly spiced, perfectly done. My wife had the salmon - an excellent dish but we both agreed the beef was better. Service was fantastic and the restaurant is gorgeous.

G
Giancarlo
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment and delicious food and drinks

5
vip5kubs
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our table of 6 thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. Every dish was delicious. It was a good value for the money and we will be back again.

SD
SaturdayDinner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food and service was really good. They did a really good job with Covid-19 precautions; saw lots of cleaning before and after tables were cleared, made everyone wear masks as you get up, and tables were distanced. While the server was great, the food came out pretty slowly but it was ok since we were not in any rush catching up after a year.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Parc de Ville, and it will not be my last! As a certified Francophile I am beyond excited to have a true French style bistro in my neighborhood! The food was fantastic, (have the foie, you won’t be disappointed), the staff were incredibly friendly and attentive, and the ambiance was perfect. I have been very limited in my exposure during Covid, rarely venturing out. I felt completely safe and comfortable with the mask requirement, hand sanitizing stations and social distancing measures in place. Best meal I have had in over a year!

LK
LKathleen
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal and experience again!;) we come about once a month and really love this French restaurant! From great, thoughtful food to amazing service, it’s just a great place in all ways! Thanks again for an exceptional meal!!

MW
MariannaW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience! First time there. Friendly, welcoming staff. The food presentation was beautiful and delicious. Will definitely be returning again.

P
Pipalette
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a nice evening we had at Parc de Ville. Our server, Woods, was perfect--attentive without being pushy, friendly, quick to laugh, knowledgeable, and efficient. Both my friend and I commented that he made us feel as if we were "regulars" and in a genuine way. The rest of the staff were also fun and easy to talk with. Food and drinks were spot on. Have to recommend the Rose Garden martini. Dangerous. Sequencing of the courses was just right. Atmosphere low-key but not boring. Lighting and music neither too much nor too little. Table spacing just right for these strange times and the COVID-19-related procedures clear and precise but not overbearing. Tidy and sanity restrooms. Parking is easy in the convenient garage just across the street. My new go-to place in Mosaic.

JR
JeanetteR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely charming restaurant with fabulous food. The escargot was delicious and the sea bass and steak frites were some of the best I’ve ever had. Clean plates all around. Can’t wait for the rooftop bar to open!

NH
NancyH
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent brunch menu choices from light fluffy tarragon omlets with fritas to duck on risotto. they also have an excellent selection of french teas.
The dining room is elegant with high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, bold chandeliers, and fun art.

KM
KieferM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Premier location for dates or casual get togethers with friends

F
Fairfax
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A cold Tuesday night, COVID restrictions still in place...,it doesn’t seem fair to be asked to rate any restaurant on its ambiance. Having been to Parc de Ville in the past, I know how delightfully lively it can be. Still, for wanting something a little different for an anniversary it fit the Bill. The escargot was delicious. Can’t wait to go back and have the French Onion Soup!

MC
MarC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely delicious and the attention from our waiter/host was impeccable. We felt like royalty. Definitely my new favorite spot! And covid safe so big plus on that.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Whiskey sours were perfect and the service was great!

MR
MarkR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Service was low-key but competent. Plates were attractive. Great desserts.

H
Hrp1
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The food was average. Drinks and ambiance was great

MB
MaryjeanB
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience! Food was delicious. A bit slow on the service side but overall great meal.

m
vipmoose
Richmond
76 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server Dan was wonderful - polite, friendly, and helpful! Food was delicious - will certainly return.

KS
KevinS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Elegant ambience and good quality food. First time trying escargot, great experience. The server was considerate and instead of trying to sell me the most expensive or fancy wine. She asked me what was my budget and from there she help make recommendations. Will come again.

m
mrjahan
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Their vegetarian choice was too salty and had too much of an eggy taste. The onion soup was almost devoid of taste. Adding a lot of cheese did not balance that shortcoming.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

My sever was very friendly but I was never checked in on after items were served. The food was just meh. I really wanted to leave being wow’s because the place is so cute. I really liked the wines and will go back for that.

MC
MikeC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went for Valentine's Day, and had an excellent dinner and smart wine pairings. The food was great, the service was attentive, respectful and pleasant - no complaints there at all. Bistro-like atmosphere with high ceilings. Probably quieter than usual due to the pandemic. I could easily see this place as packed and a bit more boisterous. It's right across from the parking deck in the Mosaic District, so that's convenient.

RE
RodrigoE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No need to go all the way to DC anymore for a restaurant like this in VA suburbs!

B
vipBuck
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service was decent but not to level of excellent food.

SZ
vipSarahZ
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Food was excellent, service (Woods) was superb. Can’t wait to return!

LK
LKathleen
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal again! Excellent food and service (thanks Woods!:) We thoroughly enjoy coming to your exceptional restaurant again and again. Everything is always top notch and it’s just a great experience for our whole family! Thank you again! We’ll be back again soon!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beginning to end, great cocktails, wine, appetizers, entrees, dessert, and coffee! Attentive yet relaxed staff. Modern but cozy vibe. Definitely will come back.

OQ
OQueenF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing! The staff is super friendly and attentive. One of our favorites restaurants in Mosaic. A MUST try!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch

JA
vipJulieA
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

When my husband and I arrived, we were seated immediately and were greeted by our server. He left, and it was a solid ten minutes before he came back to take our drink orders. In the meantime, we noticed him bussing tables and doing some cleaning behind the bar (seriously, this guy was the hardest working person in the place!).

We ordered cocktails (the Dandy was a little sweet, but my husband's Sazerac was spectacular), and after they arrived we ordered appetizers and main courses. I actually ordered three apps -- the Caesar salad, the foie de volaille, and the cheese board. My husband ordered the French onion soup and the duck confit.

I thought that the Caesar salad and the French onion soup were the highlights of the meal. I want to go back for lunch and JUST order those. The foie de volaille was too sweet for me, and the cheese board needed a simpler bread to accompany it. The duck confit, while delicious, was not hot when it arrived. But, as we had already waited a very long time for our food, my husband decided not to send it back.

For dessert, we ordered the riz au lait and the Paris brest. The rice pudding was exceptional; the Paris brest was light, but not very flavorful. We brought a mousse au chocolat home to our teenager and I snagged a taste -- also amazing!

I want to go back when they are at full swing, and see if having a complete staff and a bustling kitchen improves the overall experience. Also, because much of the food was very good (everything my husband ordered; and, oh goodness, that French onion soup!), I want to go back and try some other things, so that I can replace my "meh" experience of the items I ordered with things that really stand out.

Bottom line: Order the Caesar salad, the French onion soup, and the mousse au chocolat FOR SURE. Otherwise, you're on your own...

SC
SandrineC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Traditional French fares! I had the mussels and they were perfectly cooked. The onion soup was outstanding. I was slightly disappointed with the Paris-Brest dessert (the cream filling lacked flavor), but the rice pudding was delicious. Overall, great decor and ambience.

JR
vipJoRob
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good burgers

DD
DanielD
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good French food. The Onion Soup Is excellent. Steak frites was a bit tough. The mussels were excellent - enough for an entree. Service was superb. Can’t wait till they get back to serving their French bread and a full menu.

IS
IsaacS
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly pictures don't do it justice. This was the perfect atmosphere for a great date! The food was great, the drinks were outstanding and our waiter (big red beard) was extremely thoughtful. I highly recommend this beautiful restaurant

M
Melmrice
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The ambiance was wonderful, the food was incredible, and the service was great. We had a leisurely meal and had time to reminisce about our own time living in France. We enjoyed every bit of our dinner and dessert and would definitely come back. With covid, there weren’t as many people as you’d normally see so it was very quiet. I’d definitely recommend this place for a date night or special occasion. It would be a bit pricey for just getting out.

k
katierao
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Divine, exquisite, and most certainly never tasteless. Every bite of food takes you on an adventure, flawless food, the service was casual making you feel comfortable. The interior and exterior design of this location was enchanting, like eye candy. You’ll feel like you are living in a painting. 5 stars.

S
Sensational
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. This was a wonderful place to spend New Years Eve.

C
vipCarl
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and good food. The cocktails were perfect and the atmosphere was very pleasant

H
Hyliev
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun, waiter was very open and kind. Brought us a birthday treat for the birthday girl. The music and energy was wonderful. Felt very happy to be dining there.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Parc de Ville using the Order Online button. Parc de Ville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 663-8931.

Parc de Ville is rated 4.7 stars by 248 OpenTable diners.

Parc de Ville does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/parc-de-ville/giftcards.

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.