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La Piquette, Washington, DC

La Piquette

4.8
4.8
2231 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Dear Guests,
A neighborhood Bistrot located in Cleveland Park that stays faithful to its French roots offering the best French dishes on this side of the Atlantic
Executive Chef Francis Layrle prepares a daily menu with farm raised and seasonal fresh ingredients. The bar offers a carefully curated wine selection and house cocktails. La Piquette presents an authentic bistrot atmosphere the way it is meant to be: fun, simple and delicious.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Bistro, Traditional French

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 686-2015

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Francis Layrle

  • Catering

    From small private dinner to large functions, please give us a call at 202 686 2015 or email your request at info@lapiquettedc.com Thank you

  • Neighborhood

    Cleveland Park

  • Cross street

    Between 38th St. NW and Wisconsin Ave. NW

  • Parking details

    Street parking is always available or the parking of the Giant store located next block

  • Public transit

    Bus #30,32,34,90,95 and X3, between Friendship Heights and Foggy bottom.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,231 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    French

  • District of Columbia

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  1. GE

    GeorgeE

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First, the restaurant was quite full, as it was a Sunday evening, and dinner time coincided with the end of a performance of The Messiah, across the street at The National Cathedral. Despite the fullness of the restaurant, it took only a moment to get seated, and to receive rapid, attentive service by multiple servers, who came with drinks, and a small bowl of tasty olive oil and a satchel of warm bread for dipping therein. My dinner companion and I skipped starters. My duck confit main was delectable -- particularly the crisp skin. I tasted the halibut my companion order, and it was also tasty. I did not try to the Chocolate “Taïnori” Mousse – Crème Chantilly -- that my companion ordered, but it was apparently appropriately rich and tasty. It certainly looked delicious! All in all, it was an excellent evening, with a charming venue, good food, and accommodating staff. (Special thanks to Kylee and Brian who organized the table inside, rather than outside on the "terrace".) As I think about it, the restaurant was full because it is popular, with guests returning again and again. (Guests sitting at a table nearby said that they had dined at La Piquette many times.)
  2. GF

    GreatFrench

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent typical authentic French bistro food, with excellent service.
  3. CJ

    CamJ

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was AMAZING! We got the mushrooms appetizer and escargot appetizer that were both delicious. Our main meals were the rockfish and scallops which were great as well. We splurged on dessert too. The apple torte and chocolate mousse were the perfect ending to a wonder lunch. Highly recommend!
  4. U

    Undercover

    Washington DC

    47 reviews

    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Sweetbreats, calimari (not fried), and salade nicoise were all great. The place was busy during the Saturday lunch and service was noticeably slow but high quality when it occurred. This was much better than a lunch outside three months ago. The prices are pretty high, but its a bit of Paris on the otherwise dreary Cathedral Heights stretch of Wisconsin Avenue.
  5. HK

    HeatherK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most perfect neighborhood spot for an excellent meal!
  6. PA

    PAJS

    Washington DC

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They serve great cocktails and fabulous French food. I recommend the Pate de Champagne and the scallops are divine. Their Frites are very thin and crispy. It's a perfect late afternoon lunch space.
  7. LF

    LeroyF

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The two of us had four courses each (eight different dishes) and glasses of four different wines. Every bite and sip was outstanding! That so rarely happens. The service was friendly, attentive, and very helpful in making selections. We’ll be back! Why haven’t you reserved your table yet?!?!
  8. K

    Katrin

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Friendly neighborhood French dining; always crowded, always animated.
  9. AH

    AlH1

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Piquette is a real go-to spot that never disappoints. Food is consistently great, service solid, and an energetic vibe.
  10. PF

    PerfectFrenchBistro

    Washington DC

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent French food in a relaxed atmosphore and good service.
  11. DM

    DesignerM

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The green salad had nothing in it, the shrimp and pasta dish was too fishy tasting, other items were delicious. Service was good, but it got too noisy when full. They need some sound absorbent materials.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as usual.
  13. MW

    MargotW

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The golden beat salad with Amish goat cheese is amazing!!
  14. LM

    LindaM

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have almost always had a good experience at La Piquette! It's a family favorite and a place where we often meet our DC friends or take friends from out of town.
  15. SR

    SeanR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious French cuisine at this neighborhood gem.
  16. RH

    RudiH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Try not sit close the window, as the aircon is very strong and is uncomfortable
  17. F

    Foitin

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Ambiance is fantastic and the food very good (trout, steak frites, scallops), nicely done cocktails, and delicious ice cream. The service wasn't very good: we sat with empty glasses and plates for about 10 minutes hoping for refills and the dessert menu. It was a Sunday and wasn't the server's fault, but that they had been given a table to take care of outdoors, as well that seemed very needy. Didn't work well. We'll go back to try it again for the atmosphere, which was truly lovely. I think the food is on par with other good bistrots in town but it just feels great in there.
  18. G

    Girl49erfan

    Washington DC

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a special occasion to celebrate over brunch and La Piquette knocked it out of the park! Fun bubbly selection of cocktails to start the event. Then appetizers of a cheese plate, calamari (not fried), and a goat cheese and beet salad. The stand out here was the goat cheese- wow! Next we had a variety of meals - the Croque Madame was huge and delicious, the steak frites was perfect and we tried a stew that was interesting but too many green peppers for my taste. Enjoyed trying something new though! The menu is full and the prices are very reasonable. Thank you so much for a special day!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    La Piquette is a terrific restaurant! Good food, enjoyable servers, pretty interior. I always enjoy it and my friends that are French Bistro aficionados from out of town really appreciate it. I’ll look forward to my next visit. Thank you
  20. G

    Gail

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This was our first time eating at La Piquette, and we'll definitely be back. The French menu is comprehensive and excellent. We were especially pleased to find protected, heated outdoor seating, where the noise level was minimal, compared to inside the restaurant, where one would need to speak with a raised voice. Among the 4 of us, we had lentil soup, the beet and leek salad, coq au vin, braised short ribs, steak, and scallops, all of which were excellent. And the gateau l'orange (orange cake) should not be missed for dessert! The wait staff is attentive, and the service is leisurely on a Saturday night. The nearby parking garage charged $25 on a Saturday night, but there seemed to be street parking nearby on Idaho Street.
  21. C

    Carroll

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It was our first time and we loved it!
  22. GF

    GaryF

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best French bistro in the DMV by far.
  23. d

    dcfoodie18

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love La Piquette and have dined there many times for both lunch and dinner. We always find the food delicious, fresh and served attentively. It is a good place to take guests who are visiting Washington. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
  24. PM

    PeggyM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience1
    Food was fantastic but noise level was deafening. I am hesitant to return if I have to sit inside. Is there any time of day when noise level inside is tolerable?
  25. RA

    RennieA

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly service, great atmosphere, and delicious food -- every single time!
  26. G

    Gardensalot

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, a wonderful trip to France began as soon as we entered the dining room. Great service, food and ambience. Roast duck breast rare was sensational. Ditto for bouride. Our favorite neighborhood restaurant.
  27. D

    Dana

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went there for dinner with friends for the first time after couple of years. Food is amazing as always. Our server seems to be in training, so everything was a bit slower but we didn't mind. It's all about the food here. It's the only place where I know I can eat amazing Skate wing.
  28. NH

    NadineH

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our anniversary dinner here. Attentive staff, great service, excellent food.
  29. CK

    ChristineK

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Piquette is our go-to restaurant for delicious French food served by an efficient and welcoming staff in a lively bistro atmosphere. Indoor and outdoor seating, good wines, and an extensive menu meet everyone’s needs. La Piquette made our birthday celebration very special.
  30. WW

    WWDC

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places for lunch or dinner. And the patio is a great spot, airy or cozy depending on the weather.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you, as always!!
  32. AA

    AlisonA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved everything about it. Can’t wait to go back!
  33. VT

    VegTaste

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Had a birthday celebration here with friends on a Monday night and really enjoyed ourselves—best meal out in a long while! The food was delicious. Every bite. And the ease of the place, special but unpretentious, was perfect!
  34. F

    Frankv

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always, we had a wonderful dinner. The only criticism is that the noise level was a bit too loud and it was difficult to listen to and understand our guests over the table. But the food was outstanding and the service was superb.
  35. KM

    KathleenM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely birthday dinner with friends.
  36. L

    Lilli

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, experience and food. Will go back again.
  37. GF

    GaryF

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best bistro in the DMV.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and ambiance!!
  39. JC

    JCM82

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    La Piquette did everything well. The service was good and the food was delicious. We were there at the end of the evening but no one tried to rush us along. We would definitely go back.
  40. W

    Westender

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Piquette is always our first choice for dining out. Always a great meal with a wonderful French Bistro vibe. Chef Francis has added a “baywolf” fish (you may know it as Wolf fish) to the menu which is perfection!! The staff is always so attentive and helpful without being intrusive. No “snooty@ French waiters here. Go enjoy! You will love it.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from La Piquette using the Order Online button. La Piquette also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 686-2015.

La Piquette is rated 4.8 stars by 2231 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for La Piquette

3714 Macomb St NW, Washington, DC 20016

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 38th St. NW and Wisconsin Ave. NW

  • Neighborhood

    Cleveland Park

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Bistro, Traditional French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking is always available or the parking of the Giant store located next block

  • Public transit

    Bus #30,32,34,90,95 and X3, between Friendship Heights and Foggy bottom.

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Francis Layrle

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 686-2015

  • Catering

    From small private dinner to large functions, please give us a call at 202 686 2015 or email your request at info@lapiquettedc.com Thank you

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