With the European Union’s recent ban on American travel, France feels even farther away than usual for D.C. area residents who may have been planning gastronomic tours through the sidewalk cafes of Paris. The District, though, is home to many excellent French restaurants. Casual neighborhood boîtes like Bistrot du Coin and La Piquette serve honest brasserie favorites like steak frites and salades Niçoises, while upscale institutions like Georgetown’s La Chaumière prepare more refined, special occasion cuisine.
No matter what type of Gallic food suits the mood, here are 15 options to enjoy classic and seasonal French food on a takeout, delivery, or limited dine-in basis.
A number of D.C. area restaurants have resumed dine-in service. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. The Washington Post is tracking coronavirus cases and deaths in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. More information can be found at coronavirus.dc.gov. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.
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