The crème de la crème of French dining on offer in DC, according to the Michelin Guide
For gastronomes currently unable to make it to France, we’ve been thumbing through our Michelin Guide to find a taste of French cuisine closer to home. Here are the best French restaurants in Washington DC, according to the inspectors from Michelin.
In light of the Covid-19 restrictions, some are offering patio dining, some are fully open with safety measures in place and others are working hard to deliver takeout to their loyal customers. Please check with the restaurant for the most up-to-date information and booking. Bon appétit!
3000 12th St. NE, Washington, 20017
Rating: Bib Gourmand
What the Michelin inspectors said…
There’s just something about this neighbourhood favourite that feels good. Even the servers seem as happy to be here as the couples on dates, colleagues on business meals, and parents with their kids. Primrose has a bistro-meets-Belle Époque look, with ostrich-feathered chandeliers, weathered teal walls, and a patterned ceiling. And then there’s the patio, where a nicely curated wine list is an elegant chaser to breezy evenings. As for the menu, you’ll find the usual suspects − French onion soup, duck liver mousse, and a whole roast chicken for two − but keep an eye out for the more creative plates such as Japanese eggplant served with a homey egg yolk purée and buttery brioche croutons or ricotta gnocchi with arugula purée and creamed spinach.
We want to try…
House-made scallop tortellini with cherry tomatoes, Fall squash, zucchini, Parmesan foam and tarragon Alfredo ($18).