2019 Best French Restaurants in Washington DC Area

Top Restaurants for French Food
in Washington DC

The modern restaurant has its origins in French culture, and the French have turned cooking into an art form. We love to sample French cuisine, whether in cafés, brasseries or temples of fine dining, accompanied by fragrant wines and runny cheese.

Browse GAYOT's selections for the Top French Restaurants in Washington DC, presented in alphabetical order.

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Bistrot du Coin
13/20
Funky Dupont Circle crowds like this noisy place. See More
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Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar
14/20
Upscale French food in a classy setting with a cozy upstairs wine bar. See More

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Cafe du Parc
14/20
Contemporary French cuisine at The Willard Washington D.C., An InterContinental Historic Hotel. See More

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Chez Billy Sud
13/20
Small, classy eatery showcasing southern French cuisine. See More

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Le Diplomate
14/20
French bistro cuisine in DC’s Logan Circle neighborhood. See More

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La Chaumiere
13/20
Country inn décor with classic French charm. See More

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Le Chat Noir Restaurant Francais & Wine Lounge
13/20
Meow! This is a great neighborhood destination. See More

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Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier
16/20
Chef Robert Wiedmaier cooks in the French style but with Flemish accents. See More

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Matisse Cafe Restaurant
14/20
Elegant, stylish décor makes a perfect setting for the classic French-Swiss cuisine. See More

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Petits Plats
13/20
Elegant upstairs restaurant offers chic eats. See More

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