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Eater's Last Minute Guide to Bastille Day

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Ok, "last minute" might be a little strong, given the fact Bastille Day isn't until Sunday. But believe it or not, some restaurants have already kicked off their celebrations in earnest. Here are a few restaurants to visit for those who wish to get their French fix this week.



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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Trummer's on Main

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7134 Main St
Clifton, VA 20124
(703) 266-1623
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This weekend, Trummer's will mark both Bastille Day and the restaurant's four year anniversary with a special menu. $42 buys three courses while $65 gets a full tasting. Dishes include hanger steak au poive, bleu cheese souffle and escargots.

2. 2941 Restaurant

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2941 Fairview Park Dr
Falls Church, VA 22042
(703) 270-1500
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2941 is planning a blow-out Taste of France festival. The event lasts all day including a Food & Wine festival from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ($48) or a four course menu for $95 with pairings.

3. Central Michel Richard

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1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 626-0015
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Central's party starts at 5 p.m. on Saturday. There will be free gougeres, Bastille Day specials, 20 percent off French wine, specialty cocktails and a jazz quartet.

4. L'Enfant Café

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2000 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 319-1800
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It's only $6 to get into L'Enfant's party on Saturday, which features a French maid race, DJs can can dancers and even aerialists.

5. Cafe du Parc

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1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 942-7000
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Cafe du Parc is planning an outdoor party on Sunday beginning at noon. There is music from the Gypsy Roots Quartet, a la carte French specialties and more.

6. Bastille

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1201 N Royal St
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 519-3776
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With a name like Bastille, clearly the Alexandria restaurant will have a celebration. The restaurant will offer a $39 prix fixe menu all day on Sunday. They're also scheduled to head to the James Beard House July 15 with a special Bastille Day dinner (more info here).

7. Mintwood Place

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1813 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 234-6732
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The celebrations have already begun at Mintwood Place. All week, chef Cedric Maupillier has created an ala carte menu, a five course tasting menu ($65) and wine pairings in celebration of Toulon, the region where he is from.

8. Bistrot Du Coin

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1738 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 234-6969
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Bistrot du Coin has long been a popular choice for Bastille Day. Guests can make a dinner reservation and enjoy music from DJ Ash.

1. Trummer's on Main

7134 Main St, Clifton, VA 20124
This weekend, Trummer's will mark both Bastille Day and the restaurant's four year anniversary with a special menu. $42 buys three courses while $65 gets a full tasting. Dishes include hanger steak au poive, bleu cheese souffle and escargots.
7134 Main St
Clifton, VA 20124

2. 2941 Restaurant

2941 Fairview Park Dr, Falls Church, VA 22042
2941 is planning a blow-out Taste of France festival. The event lasts all day including a Food & Wine festival from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ($48) or a four course menu for $95 with pairings.
2941 Fairview Park Dr
Falls Church, VA 22042

3. Central Michel Richard

1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
Central's party starts at 5 p.m. on Saturday. There will be free gougeres, Bastille Day specials, 20 percent off French wine, specialty cocktails and a jazz quartet.
1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

4. L'Enfant Café

2000 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
It's only $6 to get into L'Enfant's party on Saturday, which features a French maid race, DJs can can dancers and even aerialists.
2000 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

5. Cafe du Parc

1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
Cafe du Parc is planning an outdoor party on Sunday beginning at noon. There is music from the Gypsy Roots Quartet, a la carte French specialties and more.
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

6. Bastille

1201 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314
With a name like Bastille, clearly the Alexandria restaurant will have a celebration. The restaurant will offer a $39 prix fixe menu all day on Sunday. They're also scheduled to head to the James Beard House July 15 with a special Bastille Day dinner (more info here).
1201 N Royal St
Alexandria, VA 22314

7. Mintwood Place

1813 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009
The celebrations have already begun at Mintwood Place. All week, chef Cedric Maupillier has created an ala carte menu, a five course tasting menu ($65) and wine pairings in celebration of Toulon, the region where he is from.
1813 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009

8. Bistrot Du Coin

1738 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009
Bistrot du Coin has long been a popular choice for Bastille Day. Guests can make a dinner reservation and enjoy music from DJ Ash.
1738 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

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