Category Archives: French

The Partisan

The Partisan, web site, 709 D Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-524-5322 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Zagat | WaPo | Washingtonian | City Paper | Ylp | Don Rockwell] You could argue for putting this one under … Continue reading

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Le Diplomate

Le Diplomate, web site, 1601 14th Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-332-3333 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | Washingtonian | City Paper | Don Rockwell | Yelp] Washington finally has an excellent French restaurant. The menu here … Continue reading

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Claims about pastries

Which raises a delicate question: Having already eclipsed Paris in Michelin stars, could Tokyo chefs one day eclipse the French at their own cuisine? I put the question to pastry chef Sugino, who trained in France and is one of … Continue reading

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The globalization of the food truck?

Among young Parisians, there is currently no greater praise for cuisine than “très Brooklyn,” a term that signifies a particularly cool combination of informality, creativity and quality. And this: An artisanal taco truck has come to Paris. The Cantine California … Continue reading

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Veronique de Rugy on “An Economist Gets Lunch”

On the (superior) French parental approach to children and food: Growing up, my parents would mostly ignore my wishes when it came to food — or anything else for that matter. I wasn’t forced to eat blue cheese at every … Continue reading

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Michel by Michel Richard, Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Michel by Michel Richard, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Tysons II, web site, 1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean, VA, 703-744-3999, it’s even open for breakfast. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | Yelp | Gayot] This is the new Michel Richard … Continue reading

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Brasserie Beck

Brasserie Beck, web site, 1101 K Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-408-1717 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Washingtonian | WaPo | City Paper | Don Rockwell | Yelp | Gayot] Good French fries, mussels, and comfort food dishes. … Continue reading

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Gerard Pangaud Bistro

Gerard Pangaud Bistro, web site, 915 15th Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-737-4445 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Washingtonian | Menuism | Don Rockwell | Yelp] A resurrection of the old Gerard’s restaurant in the form of a … Continue reading

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La Rue 123

La Rue 123, web site (music), 4023 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA, 703-691-2266 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo] Near Le Tire Bouchon and in the old Bailiwick Inn. Classic French, they go out of their way … Continue reading

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Montsouris

Montsouris, 2002 P Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-833-4180, closed Sundays and between lunch and dinner time. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Washingtonian | WaPo | City Paper | MenuPages | Don Rockwell | WETA | Yelp] CLOSED … Continue reading

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