France’s national holiday, Bastille Day, was a turning point in the nation’s revolution. On July 14, 1789, a mob stormed the fortress prison that represented the worst of the monarchy, and the anniversary has been marked ever since.
In modern times, it’s a day of celebration in France, as well as for Francophiles everywhere.
In the spirit of liberté, égalité et fraternité, Hoodline compiled this list of Washington’s freshest restaurants, crêperies and wine bars, using data from Yelp and our own methodology.
Washington boasts its share of French restaurants, ideal for a Bastille Day meal.
1. Bistrot Du Coin
Topping the list is Bistrot Du Coin. Located at 1738 Connecticut Ave. NW (between North R and North S streets) in Dupont Circle, it is the most popular French restaurant in Washington, boasting four stars out of 1,620 reviews on Yelp.
2. Le Desales
Next up is Downtown's Le Desales, situated at 1725 Desales St. NW (between North 17th Street and North Connecticut Avenue). With 4.5 stars out of 108 reviews on Yelp, the French restaurant has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Chez Billy Sud
Georgetown's Chez Billy Sud, located at 1039 31st St. NW (at North Waters Alley), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the French restaurant four stars out of 257 reviews.
If you're looking to grab a glass (or bottle) of wine before, during, or after your Bastille Day festivities, consider checking out one of these popular spots.
1. The Pursuit Wine Bar
Topping the list is The Pursuit Wine Bar. Located at 1421 H St. NE (between North Florida Avenue and North 14th Street) in Capitol Hill, it is the highest-rated wine bar in Washington, boasting four stars out of 193 reviews on Yelp.
2. Eno Wine Bar
Next up is Georgetown's ENO Wine Bar, situated at 2810 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. With four stars out of 168 reviews on Yelp, it has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Bar a Vin
Georgetown's Bar a Vin, located at 1035 31st St. NW (at North Waters Alley), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the wine bar and French restaurant 4.5 stars out of 47 reviews.
Whether you order them sweet or savory, crêpes are a classic way to pay tribute to French cuisine. Hoodline combed through Washington's top crêperies, and here's where everyone is heading.
Topping the list is Crepeaway. Located at 2001 L St. NW, Suite 140, in Foggy Bottom, it is the highest-rated creperie in Washington, boasting four stars out of 416 reviews on Yelp.
2. Point Chaud Café And Crêpes
Next up is Downtown's Point Chaud Café And Crêpes, situated at 1100 New York Ave. NW (between North I and North 12th streets). With four stars out of 112 reviews on Yelp, the cafe, creperie and gelato spot has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Coffy Cafe
Columbia Heights' Coffy Cafe, located at 3310 14th St. NW (between North Park Road and North Monroe Street), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the cafe, creperie and coffee and tea spot four stars out of 280 reviews.