You’ll always have Paris, even on a trip to Washington DC. Check our tips for where to go in DC when you’re in the mood for a glass of Chablis and a steak.

Chez Billy Sud

Make your way to Georgetown for a Julia Child-style meal at this Provence-inspired hideaway. Chez Billy Sud’s understated, elegant dining room is the perfect place to enjoy a meal of classically French cuisine. Highlights include an earthy curried acorn squash soup and trout grenobloise with lemon-inflected brown butter.

1039 31st St NW, Washington, DC 20007
(202) 965-2606

L’Auberge Chez Francois

If you’re looking to make a real splash, head just out of town to the ultra-romantic L’Auberge Chez Francois. This farmhouse-style spot, located in a bucolic area in Virginia, will make you feel as if you’ve taken a wrong turn and ended up in a tiny village in France. Choose an entree from the old-school, prix-fix menu and prepare to be wowed.

332 Springvale Rd, Great Falls, VA 22066
(703) 759-3800


Bored of the usual French fare and in the mood for something totally innovative? Head to this creative fusion spot in Shaw that brings together French and pan-Asian cuisines. Standout dishes include a sea bass with orange, a buttery brunoise vegetable mix, and fish sauce for a perfect mix of Gallic cooking techniques and Asian ingredients.

1924 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 525-2942

La Piquette

Homey Georgetown bistro La Piquette scores points for authenticity with its white-chalk-on-blackboard menu and a fantastic wine list. Come here to enjoy a hearty steak frites or a goat cheese salad.

3714 Macomb St NW, Washington, DC 20016
(202) 686-2015

Le Diplomate

One of the city’s top restaurants, Le Diplomate is known for its stunning French interior (ask for a seat on the tiled, glassed-in patio), more incredible French cooking, and a lengthy French-wine list. We can’t recommend this Gallic 14th Street spot enough, so make sure to grab a table for a classy Parisian dinner.

1601 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
(202) 332-3333