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Et Voila!

5120 MacArthur Blvd. NW (Dana Pl. NW) Send to Phone
202-237-2300 | Menu
Solid Belgian food and elegant pastries at this Palisades bistro.

Lunch Tues.-Sun., Dinner nightly

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Et Voila! Restaurant Review

: Right along MacArthur Boulevard in the Palisades gleams one of DC’s jewels, the Belgian eatery Et Voila! It’s a saucy, sassy bistro with solid cooking and elegant pastries, all put together by the Belgian and French partners. The place is a labor of love, one that they re-created from the ground up from a former drab restaurant. A once small setting was subsequently expanded, and includes a counter for take-out treats. Crowds pack in, and they don’t mind long waits to enjoy the onion soup, the various versions of moules (curry; beer and corn; garlic and white wine; tomatoes, saffron and Ricard liquor), the rich carbonnade à la flamande (in luscious dark beer) or hanger steak with green peppercorn sauce. Some dishes come with the requisite frites, but if not, these are worth a side order along with the braised endives. Hearty fare it is, but classic desserts merit a few extra calories. Don’t miss the chocolate mousse or the Alex Cake. Choose from a selection of heady Belgian beers.


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