Sur La Place
In French, sur la place translates to "on the square," and it's also an evocation of a popular song of the same name by Belgian musician Jacques Brel. To further remind diners of their eatery's Belgian roots, owners Loren and Peter Gomes display pictures of the famous Grand Plaza of Brussels on their wall, as well as a replica of the plaza's iconic Manneken Pis statue and a framed lock of Jean-Claude Van Damme's mullet.
Executive chef Samuel Encarnacion helms the duo's kitchen, infusing complex flavor profiles into a menu brimming with more than 20 varieties of mussels and classic Belgian dishes such as steak frites and flemish stew. These authentic entrees populate tables in a dining room studded with exposed-brick walls, tomato-red drapes, yellow accents, and shelves hoisting up more than 30 varieties of Belgian beer.
“Food was good and so was service but there never seems to be many customers.”
“Foods great but this is a place to sit and talk, don't plan on rushing in and grabbing a quick bite.”
“Food is great. The mussels are their specialty. Fabulous salsify - really, it is a vegetable and very good. Quaint neighborhood restaurant. Liked it a lot.”
Foxhall - Palisades
5105 MacArthur Blvd.
Washington, District of Columbia 20016