Every July 14, the French celebrate Bastille Day, which marks the anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille in 1789, a major event of the French Revolution. Here in Washington, D.C. we’re a ways away from the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe, but we can still celebrate the holiday at home in the United States.
This Bastille Day, head to these French restaurants near your RESA apartment for a festive and authentic meal of boeuf bourguignon, bouillabaisse or cassoulet (and go ahead, try your best at pronouncing them.)
Convivial, located at 801 O St NW, Washington, DC which is a nine minute journey from home, is a classy, hip spot with colorful accents serving imaginative French-American fare and craft cocktails.
Chef Cedric opened Convivial in 2015 to accolades and rave reviews. The menu has evolved to be reminiscent of the bistro fare found on the streets of the French towns where the chef grew up. Those looking for a quick meal can enjoy a bite at the bar, which offers happy hour pricing at different times depending on the day of the week.
DBGB, located at 931 H St NW, Washington, D.C. which is a quick and simple seven minute drive from home, is a French bistro with local riffs on Daniel Boulud’s iconic dishes, plus a large beer and wine selection.
DBGB (named after legendary punk-rock venue CBGB in New York) is the perfect blend of elevated French cooking technique meeting upscale-casual American fare. Daniel Boulud, described as “one of our more gregarious and intelligent restaurateurs,” serves up whimsy and comfort here in the heart of D.C.
801 O St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
931 H St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001