Each day at Fenton Cafe, Meaza Gabru swirls thin layers of batter on crepe makers in her open kitchen, creating delicate shells for sweet and savory fillings. She stuffs more than 40 different crepes with ingredients ranging from chocolaty nutella and fresh fruit to smoked turkey, cheese, and egg. In fact, her selection of crepes is so overwhelming that the The Voice recommended that locals visit weekly "until the entire menu has been devoured." Bold coffees and espresso drinks accompany Meaza's signature treats, which diners can savor on the outdoor patio or while sending a breakup text to their pancakes.
For couples heading out on the town, Chez Billy's dim lighting and fine French fare create the perfect date-night dinner spot.
No need to miss out on Chez Billy just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has tons of options that can accommodate your dietary needs.
Be sure to complete your meal at Chez Billy with a drink from the restaurant's full bar.
Swing by after work for happy hour, featuring a wide range of discounted drinks and appetizers.
Enjoy the cool summer breezes on Chez Billy's seasonally available outdoor seating.
Casual dining at its best, Chez Billy customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt.
Diners that drive to dinner will find street parking readily available at Chez Billy's Georgia Ave NW address.
Your bill at Chez Billy will typically run less than $30 per person, so bring the whole gang!
When Sonny Abraham took a job at his father's restaurant, he assumed it would be a temporary arrangement until he received his pilot's license. But it was amid the hot suds of soapy dishes and the clatter of pots and pans that he fell in love with the restaurant industry and began dreaming of starting a fine-dining establishment of his own. In pursuit of his new dream, Sonny secured culinary positions at upscale hotels throughout Washington, DC, even traveling to Switzerland to work in a high-end kitchen. Ten years later, Sonny captains the kitchen of his own restaurant, Brasserie Monte Carlo.
Inside the restaurant, which was very recently REAL certified by the United States Healthful Food Council, Sonny whips up French Mediterranean dishes with housemade sauces and herbs from his own garden. The chef often delivers the still-sizzling dishes to the dining room himself, where diners await their meals over glasses of fine wine. A vivid mural sweeps across one wall, depicting typical scenes from Monte Carlo, from French sunbathers tanning on a beach to an ex-car-insurance salesman working on his first attempt at a romance novel, Even Car-Insurance Salesmen Fall in Love.
It's fitting that Christian Gautrois and his wife Christa purchased?a French restaurant whose name translates to "the old lodge." After all, Christian, who also serves as the eatery's chef, was born in Champagne and learned to cook in Paris before moving to the DC area. Together, the pair brings an Old-World ambiance and classic French fare to Bethesda's Le Vieux Logis.
Terra-cotta shingles, dark-wood shutters, and a hand-painted mural of the French countryside make up the quaint cottage exterior. This rustic theme extends to the interior, which features plush banquettes that sit along walls adorned with Renoir prints and copper knickknacks.
Lauded by the Washington Post's food critic?Tom Sietsema, the menu at Le Vieux Logis is filled with dishes that exemplify traditional French cooking.
Onion soup Les Halles: The soup's thick, rich beef broth is filled with soft onions and topped with gruy?re.
Salade friss?e aux lardons: Crunchy applewood-smoked bacon, a poached egg, and garlic croutons make up this colorful bistro salad.
Cuisse de canard confite ? l'orange: Crispy moulard duck-leg confit in an orange sauce pairs with roasted fingerling potatoes, braised red cabbage, and apples.
Blue 44 is the go-to spot for a moderately-priced, dependable meal in Washington’s Chevy Chase neighborhood. Already considered one of the area’s best restaurants despite its 2011 arrival date, the classic upscale American menu here is versatile without being huge. For appetizers, tackle a pierogi, claw through some lobster mac ‘n’ cheese or down duck confit eggrolls. For something light, there are several options for soup and salad, and sandwiches range from raved-about burgers to crab cakes to a Pittsburgh cheese steak, courtesy of the owner’s Western Pennsylvania heritage. The ample dining room is bathed in dark tones, with a textured tile ceiling and lots of tall, stiff-backed booths. Chandeliers light the main eating area dimly, while simple photographs and painted brick touches fill out the style. Sneak back to the small hooded bar for a drink; there are only a few seats, but the drinks are worth standing for.
Dine at Le Chat Noir for a lovely French meal.
No need to miss out on Le Chat Noir just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has plenty of options that can accommodate your dietary needs.
Round out your meal with a little tipple — Le Chat Noir has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more.
Le Chat Noir is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along.
Have a big celebration coming up? Consider the private room at Le Chat Noir, perfect for large groups of revelers.
Sit outside when the weather is fine — Le Chat Noir has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day.
Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Le Chat Noir — casually-dressed diners are the norm here.
Or, take your food to-go.
Catering services are also available.
For those who wish to avoid traffic, Le Chat Noir is also accessible via public transportation, with a close stop at Tenleytown Metro (Red).
Le Chat Noir patrons can pull into a space on the street when searching for parking at the Wisconsin Ave NW location.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
Le Chat Noir accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
The dinner menu is a crowd pleaser at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.