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About Terasol

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!!!

5010 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

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

Cross Street:
Nebraska and Connecticut

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 237-5555

Website:
http://www.terasolartisans.com/

Entertainment:
Every Friday and Saturday night starting at 6:30pm, join us for a live performance by local musicians!

Parking Details:
Metro: Tenleytown or Van Ness
Bus H4, M4, L4, L2

Executive Chef:
Hector Guerra

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Terasol Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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4.2

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4.1

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4.0

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4.1

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (586)
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Kid-friendly (48)
Notable Wine List (43)
Late-night Find (27)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Casual (23)
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Good for a Date (15)
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Outstanding Value (9)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 5, 2016

Terasol is a wonderful restaurant. I never hesitate to recommend it to friends. We were meeting a family friend and her daughter who had driven from Augusta, Georgia. Everyone was delighted with the food and the kindness of the staff. Thank you for making this wonderful occasion really special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Delicious food in a comfortable casual setting. The music was an added treat.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 18, 2016

The food was good, but not mind blowing, they were also out of steak which was a let down

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2016

My husband and I went to Terasol for a Valentine's dinner. They had a special menu for Valentine's Day. The food was amazing. Service was excellent! Made for a really nice evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Nice place for an easy Valentine's eve dinner. Great service and excellent menu. Live background music creates a nice ambiance,

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2016

brunch menu was very meager, mostly omelettes, unlike lunch menu which I recall being quite extensive. Service was not with a smile.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2016

The waiter was lovely, could not have been nicer as well as the others who helped. Liked the lunch choice = lots of good options. Very convenient neighborhoody place. Food was very tasty. Eager to try it again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2016

Very good bread. Waffle w. fruit was great. Quiche, so-so or not more than average.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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food3
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2015

The New Year's special was and outstanding Christmas present for my wife. Since we live only one block away, it took all the hassle out of New Year's eve. The meal was the single best we have ever had, especially with the wine pairings.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2015

This is a wonderful go-to in our neighborhood. The owner and staff are always friendly...even when we decide to bring our four year old. The food is consistently delicious and their French bread is the closest to Paris you will get!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 28, 2015

By keeping the menu small, the chef is able to devote care and time to food preparation. The hangar steak and frites, and the onion soup and quiche were very good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food3
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2015

I've been to Terasol several times, and I've generally enjoyed the experience -- esp. on warm evenings when I've dined al fresco. This past time, I ordered salade nicoise, something I'd ordered at least twice in the past. The tuna was yucko! -- about 75% sinew. I really couldn't chew through it. And potatoes/other elements of salade seemed like they'd been refrigerated for a long while. Bread was the exception -- very good. Sadly, when I ask for a second piece of bread, it generally means the meal was weak and I'm casting about for something to fill me up.

To the proprietors and staff of Terasol -- I know you can do better!

Merci.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2015

Interesting food, nice atmosphere and friendly service. Jazz guitar band was a nice addition and the bread is excellent.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2015

Terasol is in my neighborhood. This is the second time I have been for breakfast/brunch, and it is outstanding. Entree omelettes come with a small green salad and bread and butter. They're a little stingy with the bread, but if you ask for seconds, they will accommodate. A wonderful way to spend a Sunday morning. We occupied our table for 2-1/2 hours with no nasty glances about leaving. Their dinners can be pricey, but brunches are reasonably priced. A real delight.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2015

Nice food, using excellent ingredients. There is always something to please on this menu, and the lunch offerings, as well. Tables are too small, but there isn't much space to spare in this neighborhood.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2015

It's quiet, it's blissfully free of the endless prattle and din of the 20-something crowd that seems to dominate the Washington restaurant scene, the food (brunch) was excellent (although mine was not hot) and they very nicely accommodated my wife's gluten free diet. BUT.... it's slow. Glacially slow. Literally 42 minutes waiting for our one and only course. We'll be back but armed with the Sunday newspaper next time.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2015

We always enjoy a night at Terasol, especially on weekends with the added feature of live jazz!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2015

If you have a yen for Paris and can't afford to go to Paris, then Terasol is the restaurant for you, Every time I go, I feel as though I am back in Paris, sitting in a cafe with friends and enjoying life. We had a marvelous time for our lunch. We were celebrating a birthday,so this was very special. Thank you for making it that way!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2015

Terasol has it all. The service, the ambiance, and the food are all exceptional. On weekend nights they have live music which is wonderful and not too over powering. The specials are always delicious and fresh and the chocolate bread pudding dessert is the best I've ever had.
I can not recommend this place any higher. Its a great little spot which has consistently great food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2015

The food was wonderful. I can't think of anything to change. The service was spotty, perhaps because they were do busy at the time of day: 12:30-2 pm.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 11, 2015

You can count on Terasol. The first thing they do is bring out the most delicious - hot - French bread, again and again, if you ask. I did. There is music on the weekends which is festive, but a little loud for comfortable conversation. So, we sat outside and our waiter who subs as the manager, was absolutely charming. The dessert was fantastic.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 5, 2015

We got to the neighborhood and took awhile to find a place to park on a night when the neighborhood was not too busy. When we got inside the restaurant,we found a few tables occupied, a few unoccupied waiters who took awhile to bring us menus an explain specials. The menu was fairly ordinary selections of French staples. We enjoyed what we ordered: Mussels, Beef Bourghenon, Crepes Suzettes. But we had traveled a distance to get there, had trouble parking, found ordinary food, ordinary service, and no real reason to go out of our way to go again. Sorry. But if we lived 2 blocks away, we'd probably return. But not worth the trouble to go out of our way.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 4, 2015

Terasol is one of our favorites. It's reliable for wonderful food in a relaxed atmosphere, served by pleasant, helpful servers. And as you enjoy the food, you are surrounded by cases full of locally-made crafts that are perfect gifts for your friends and family. Try Terasol before or after a visit to Politics and Prose, which is right across the street.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 29, 2015

We eat here all the time...at least twice a month. The music and general atmosphere on Friday and Saturday evenings is always fabulous. Close your eyes and you may as well be sitting at an outdoor café on Rue Cler in Paris.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 21, 2015

Celebrated my son's fiancee's birthday here and had such a fun evening. Great menu, excellent bread, soup, chicken, everything done to perfection. Wait staff was timely and attentive. Can't wait to come back again

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 21, 2015

Enjoyed the guitar music on a Friday evening, and overall atmosphere and service, but food was not very good- not bad, but should have been better.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2015

Held a group dinner here for a group of friends and the restaurant was surprisingly quiet for dinner. However the food was very good despite slightly slow service. The restaurant is a nice neighborhood independent so I do recommend it, but perhaps for lunch rather than dinner.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 25, 2015

Good neighborhood place for a dinner out. Mussels were fresh, if a little peppery

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 24, 2015

Delicious dinner! We celebrated two family members birthdays,and it couldn't have been more perfect. The food is fresh, so you're not going to get your order in 10 minutes. Have one of their marvelous appetizers and a glass of wine, or browse the magnificent artisan collection at the front of the restaurant. I couldn't comment on the noise level because we ate outside. I will go back again and again!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 5, 2015

Wonderful place for lunch. Very good food. Atmosphere condusive to conversations.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 5, 2015

Loved everything I had to eat. I was suprised they ran out of the quiche Lorraine which I imagine is more popular than most. The service is what led me to give this 4 stars. They rarely checked on the outdoor tables. It took about 30-40 for an omelette and we had 3 different servers. The people next to us were trying to make a movie and kept asking for their bill. Overall I'd go here again for a leisurely morning.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 26, 2015

An excellent, dependable oasis with charm, good food, exciting menu, and welcoming service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2015

Great food. Great service. Friendly and delicious. Eat here then go to Politics and Prose. You'll be happy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 16, 2015

We joined friends there to dine there for the first time. It was really hard to hear each other, and no one could hear the waiter. Although live music is nice, it needed to be turned down!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2015

Consistently excellent food in a quiet, welcoming atmosphere. The pottery and other art on sale is beautiful! The service is so friendly! A terrific eatery right across from Politics and Prose bookstore!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 1, 2015

The food was very good, and the waitstaff were attentive, if a little overwhelmed (the restaurant was crowded). There was music - that puts everyone in a festive mood - but for such a small space, the music was too loud. When they were playing, we could barely hear each other.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2015

My favorite local restaurant! I have always been there for lunch and it is consistently good and pleasant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 24, 2015

Went to Terasol for the first time and was so pleasantly surprised. Had the best onion soup I have had in the US. Other very nice entrees. Service was excellent. Would definitely return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 17, 2015

As always, the food was very tasty and the staff delightful. The combo playing on the weekends makes Terasol even more special. I'm not a fish lover, but was thrilled to have ordered the trout, which was cooked perfectly and was absolutely yummy. Of particular note is the bread, which has to be great for an authentic French bistro. Terasol's croissants and baguettes are the real thing. Brunch, with French press coffee and a croissant (plus a quiche if you're hungry) can't be beaten.

You won't be disappointed. I feel lucky to have this restaurant in the neighborhood.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 31, 2015

I looked for a restaurant on Connecticut Ave. and came across Terasol. French cuisine and a bistro atmosphere with music has become a favorite now. The food was outstanding especially the Herb Crusted Salmon with risotto. My friend had the rack of lamb and raved about the sauce. I had one of the best meals and evenings I have had in a very long time. There was a guitar and bass playing in the background and provided a great selection of music. Terasol is a quaint small neighborhood restaurant with excellent service and outstanding food. I can't wait to come back and try a brunch or a lunch as well as other entrees for dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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