This July 14, we will celebrate the 231st anniversary of Bastille Day, which is the anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille in 1789, a turning point of the French Revolution. However, you don’t need to have even stepped on French soil to celebrate – instead, you can head to one of the many French eateries we have in our RESA neighborhood.
If you’re looking to enjoy authentic French dishes such as coq au vin, cassoulet and boeuf bourguignon on Bastille Day, check out some of these French restaurants nearby for a meal that’ll make you feel like you’re dining in the heart of Paris.
Le Diplomate, located at 1601 14th St NW, Washington, DC which is a quick and easy 14 minute drive away, is a bustling brasserie serving classic French fare and drinks amid a zinc bar, tile floors and sidewalk cafe.
Le Diplomate pays sincere homage to French cafe culture, providing a comfortable, versatile gathering place that’s become an anchor for 14th Street. Painstakingly built out of a historic structure that harnesses the artful spirit of a Parisian brasserie, the interior and exterior pay subtle tribute to tradition, imbuing every meal with a sweeping sense of European drama.
Le Grenier, located at 502 H St NE, Washington, DC which will take you six minutes to arrive at by car, is a bi-level bistro serving French staples and specialty cocktails amid romantic, exposed-brick quarters.
Le Grenier opened its doors on 19 August 2012. When visitors step into the bar and restaurant they feel immediately that they have entered into an attic – the meaning of Le Grenier. But this is no typical attic!
1601 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
502 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002