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Terasol

4.2
360 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch

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About

TERASOL, an artisan gallery and café. Interested in a quick visit to Paris? Terasol celebrates local artisans while offering a true European experience. Whether you are interested in new artistic creations or in simply sipping a nice café au lait, succulent French onion soup or delicious boeuf bourguignon while being serenaded by Edith Piaf, pack your suitcase and join us!
Make sure to check out our website for our upcoming events. Check out our music nights every Fridays! See you soon!!!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:30am - 2:45pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday, 5:00pm - 9:45pm; Sunday, 5:00pm-8:45pm
Brunch: Saturday, 9:00am - 2:45 pm; Sunday, 10:00am - 2:45 pm
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Phone number
(202) 237-5555
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Hector Guerra
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Nebraska and Connecticut
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Parking details
Metro: Tenleytown or Van Ness
Bus H4, M4, L4, L2
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Entertainment
Every Friday and Saturday night starting at 6:30pm, join us for a live performance by local musicians!
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.0
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Uptown2720 (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on April 30, 2017

Relaxed atmosphere, decent food, this was the perfect place for a Sunday night get-together with friends.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on April 20, 2017

Perfect choice for lovely dinner and wine before book event at Politics & Prose. Relaxed and timely service. Fresh spring specials.
We want to do it again soon👌

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VillageChoice (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 21, 2017

Excellent food in a casual environment. French standards like crepes

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vipPrindine (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on March 19, 2017

Very good food. Service a little slow, seemed to be short on staff.

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Oded (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on March 18, 2017

Food was very good. Everything we had, from the Onion Soup, day's special Endive Salad, the beef stew, steak and Pasta special of the day were all excellent.

Service reminded us of a Paris bistro - slow. It's nice if you want to enjoy you dinner, since they didn't rush at all, yet at the same time, could have been more attentive. guess you need to find that sweet spot :)

Overall - Great Value!

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vipglobetrotter (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on March 9, 2017

Disappointing... the lunch menu is basic and not creative; the food bland, but the service was OK and conversation was easy (a big plus). But to have a $12-14 sandwich or salad, I would rather stay home and cook, or go to a good take-out. Will not return... desolee!

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vipEllen (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on March 6, 2017

After my previous meal, I decided not to return. Everything that could be bad was. But, a friend wanted to eat there. So, I gave in and revisited. Yesterday's meal was tasty, as well as the service. If going for lunch and driving, I suggest you go early to take advantage of easy street parking.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 27, 2017

I do love this restaurant. Great service and usually very good food. I must confess, though, the quiche this time was not up to its usual standard. It was only luke warm and the crust was entirely soggy. For the 1st time I didn't eat it with gusto -- in fact I didn't even finish it. I hope this was just an unusual fluke, as normally the quiche is hot, tasty, and with a very nice crust.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 23, 2017

Food was mixed. $8 red Bordeaux wine was excellent - much better than most wine you get by the glass and better than plenty of more expensive bottles I have had many places.

My friend's fish was okay and my fruit with creme anglais was awful. My risotto was quite good. Waiter was very helpful at first, but couldn't get hold of him to get fresh ground pepper for my risotto. Everyone I know who has been there has loved it, but I doubt I will go back. La Piquette which is not all that far away just off Wisconsin Avenue is way way better. Not in the same category.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 22, 2017

Another good meal at Terasol. This time, we needed a good place to talk for a couple of hours while enjoying sandwiches and coffee. Terasol did not disappoint. From soup to sandwiches to full-blown entrees, this place is a neighborhood gem.

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NewYearsEve (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 19, 2017

We enjoyed a delicious brunch: perfectly cooked omelet wrapped around salmon and caramelized onions and, for my wife, crab salad on salad greens. Everything was fresh, simply prepared, and tasty. Try it and enjoy!

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FoodieBear (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2017

The servers were so friendly, responsive and attentive without going overboard. Food were excellent. The baguette was excellent and authentic. Good wine list, great authentic French meal. Lamb stew and filet, duck confit salad. Candle on the birthday brulee. Perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2017

Great spot. Have been coming here for years and plan to keep doing so!

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JudyE (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2017

Great place to get together with friends for lunch - the food is always yummy and you can cross the street and get a good read at Politics & Prose afterwards!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

Our Terasol experience was good except that we felt rushed through our meal. Food brought out quickly could mean good service, but we were not ready for each course. To eat that much food we would like some space between courses. The result was a quick dinner and a lump in our stomachs afterwards. Not the romantic mood we wanted to leave Terasol with.

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BrandonF (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

We were not amused by the $59 price fixed menu for which we had no advanced warning. While we could have left, getting a slot at another restaurant on Valentine's Day would have been next to impossible. With two glasses of wine,and 15% gratuity, our bill was almost $180 for just two people. Epic fail for a simple neighborhood place.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2017

Everything I have ever had at Terasol was delicious. Their Nicoise salad was the best I have ever had. We also had the crab salad and French toast - an amazing brunch.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2017

The food was very good and it was reasonably priced. I took away a star because my moms order was wrong (she received fries instead of the side salad she asked for) and it took pretty long to receive our check once we asked for it. Regardless, I would still go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2017

The food and service at Terasol can't be beat! Today we met a friend for lunch there, and we enjoyed scrumptious salads. The food is always inventive and tasty, and the service is attentive but not intrusive. A big benefit is the quiet, bistro-like atmosphere, conducive to good conversation. We love to meet friends here, and to linger over lunch, coffee, crepes, or whatever suits our fancy. We encourage you to support not only the food part of Terasol but the section that sells local crafts -- high-quality, beautiful items that make great gifts.

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vipMunchabunch (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2017

My husband and I had been wanting to eat here but we kept missing it - finally made it last weekend for lunch - the onion soup & lunch was great as well as the general atmosphere - great place!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2017

I previously lived in France and view Terasol as very authentic french food. It's not fussy Americanized French food, and the prices are very reasonable. It's the type of French bistro you find in nearly every town in France.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 8, 2017

A neighborhood favorite.....excellent food with terrific attention to detail in preparation and authenticity. Wait staff is lovely and helpful. Menu variety is quite good for pescatarians.

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viprekaul (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 8, 2017

Really lovely meal and intimate dining environment.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

A friendly neighborhood place with great food. The service is great. I have always been happy with the meals here.

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vipSteveC (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2016

Our favorite neighborhood restaurant run by a wonderful family

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 26, 2016

So many reasons to return again and again to Terasol, not the least of which is to show support for the owners and staff after they endured death threats from the Pizzagate (Comet Ping Pong) mess (when a gunman from North Carolina burst into Comet Ping Pong restaurant across the street, in search of supposed tunnels in which false rumors said children were being held -- sheesh!). The food here is wonderful: fresh, inventively prepared, and in a quiet, bistro setting. We eat here a lot, and we've never been disappointed. Come here to enjoy the food, talk with friends, and support a great neighborhood restaurant!

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Swinsty (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2016

Terasol is a neighborhood gem! The food is delicious, the ambiance mellow, and there is not an ounce of pretentiousness that so many upscale restaurants in DC have. I highly recommend coming here!

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vipdpdc (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2016

My second visit -- the food again was terrific and far closer to authentic French food than the more fancy Washingtonian restaurants. But this time, the service just disappeared after the dessert menus were brought to the table. Eventually resorted to flagging down what appeared to have been a proprietor/manager to place our order and to get the water refiled. Hope this problem is corrected -- does detract from what would have been a near perfect meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2016

Always love going to Terasol!

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vipCarly (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 20, 2016

French onion soup was a little watery. Otherwise, all good

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