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Petits Plats

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Upper Northwest
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2653 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1522 (Calvert St. and Woodley Rd.)
+1 202-518-0018
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 15:30
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately, had to experience this restaurant by myself. Had the flank steak, I guess their version of "steak frites"; it was delectable. Next time, I promise I will bring my wife.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Worcester, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is wonderful -- delicious but not heavy. Service is good. The meal is a little pricey but a wondeful respite in a busy neighborhood. Loved the Cote de Rhone!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I had my son's rehearsal dinner at this pleasant French bistro. The entrees were excellent, the staff was accommodating and efficient. We chose 3 entrees that our guests could select. Dinner was excellent! Owner was easy to work with & accommodated all my requests. Great place for dinner too!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This restaurant is one of many, many fine small restaurants sprinkled around D.C. It is in a converted "townhouse" at 2653 Connecticut Avenue N. W., just up the street about a hundred yards from the Omni Shoreham Hotel. The ambiance is warm and friendly. The staff was attentive without either hovering or becoming invisible for long periods. I started with... More 

Thank Phoenician2016
Midway, Kentucky
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122 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This is a good bet for a quiet dinner. I was attending a conference at the very nearby Marriott Wardman. A colleague and I enjoyed a nice french/mediterranean dinner. Nothing amazing, but all good. the service was good and the wines by the glass are well chosen.

Thank sueontheroad12
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414 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

The set-up here is a bit unusual; the upstairs is a cozy French bistro and the downstairs is a somewhat downtrodden pizza take-away joint, but you can order from the pizza menu when you sit in the bistro. Go figure. It's what I did, and was very pleased with myself, as I much prefer pizza to bistro food... My margarita... More 

Thank Back_to_Sandringham
Guilford, Connecticut
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115 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This charming restaurant is amazing. If you are in the Woodley Park/Zoo area this is a restaurant that you should visit. I had the onion soup and the duck confit. Both were superb and the service was spot on.

Thank CTTraveler203
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Since we were staying at the Marriott Woodmen Park we decided to go to this restaurant for a dinner to celebrate my husband's birthday. We were not disappointed. He had the tasting menu which came with wine pairings and every course he thought was great. They brought him a special birthday surprise. They also have private dining rooms upstairs which... More 

Thank hoya03mom
Glendale, California
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

At conference at nearby hotel and had lunch here. Staff was attentive initially and at end (had to ask for hot sauce for fries 3x with only 2 other tables in same room). Lovely wood fireplace made dining room feel cozy on cold day. Fish soup was good. Lamb and goat cheese sandwich had good flavor but lamb was just... More 

Thank Gourmang
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115 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Having become tired of the usual formulaic fare on offer in most restaurants my wife and I were on the lookout for something a bit different and more upscale. We found it here. It's a small restaurant close to the Woodley park-Zoo metro and it offers genuine French cuisine that is authentic in taste and well-presented. We split a prawn... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 35
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2653 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1522
    (Calvert St. and Woodley Rd.)
  • Public Transportation: across from red line metro stop (Woodley Park-Zoo-Adams Morgan)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Upper Northwest
  • Neighbourhood: Upper Northwest
  • Phone Number: +1 202-518-0018

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Bethesda, Maryland
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Westchester County, New York

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?