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Et Voila!

5120 Macarthur Blvd NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-3316 (Upper Northwest)
202-237-2300
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Ranked #216 of 2,566 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: Belgian, French, Brasserie, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
Cross street: Between Edmunds Pl. NW and Dana Pl. NW
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  • English first
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English first
Washington DC
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

It feels more like a restaurant in SF. Narrow, simple, busy but not noisy. Great dishes EXCEPT for the lobster with risotto. Less than half a lobster and a few tablespoons of risotto But the rest of the dishes were flawless. Juicy mussels, sublime tuna tartare, great hangar steak and perfect rib eye. Our group of 6 had a perfect... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Et Voila menu features little european gems such as Chicons au gratin (ham wrapped endives with béchamel sauce), tuna tartare with aioli sauce, Moules marinières or Flemish Carbonade (stew prepared with Belgian beer). The service is efficient and very friendly. This restaurant is always full. You have to make a reservation ahead of time but still be prepared to wait... More

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Fredericksburg, VA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I have eaten at Et Voila! once a year, whenever I am in Washington, for a number of years. It has never been less than superb. The service is courteous, amiable and efficient. My favorite dish on the menu is the carbonade, a stew of beef cooked slowly in dark beer. I have tried to reproduce this dish at home,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Loud, so crowded the waiters' elbows are in your face. Overcooked pommes frites with no salt. Over-salted salad. Boring steak. Had to ask 4 (FOUR) times for our wine. No one offered to refill our water. No one offered to refill our wine. No beer on tap. Rushed us with the check. Over-priced. And this on a Monday night. Sur... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

If you like Belgian (or Belgian-like) food and are in the area, this is the restaurant for you. It is easily overlooked, because it is tiny and somewhat out-of-the-way, well beyond Georgetown. But it is well worth the trip, highly recommended for the quality of the food. The menu has interesting offerings, there is a wide selection of beers and... More

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Washington, D.C.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've eaten at Et Voila on many occasions and have never had other than a wonderful meal and attentive, professional, and friendly service. It's reasonably priced, to boot, and has a lively, noisy vibe. It's just a terrific spot. I hesitate to say this only becasue the restaurant is small and already so popular that getting in--particularly on short--notice may... More

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Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

Charming place in a great location. Generous portions with lots of variety. Price is reasonable for DC.

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Rockville
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123 reviews 123 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I would really like to have given this 4.5 stars - I reserve 5 for world class places. Et Voila is not world class, but it is really good and a restaurant to which we will return, soon. The place is very narrow and very deep, and can get quite noisy. But, the service was attentive and very friendly and... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We've been to Et Voila numerous times since they've opened and had wonderful meals. I've even declared it one of my favorite neighborhood spots in DC. So, I am heart broken to be writing this average review for what I remember to be a very good restaurant. I ordered the mussels which I feel went up in price but went... More

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RIYADH
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

First you should know, it is not a big restaurant so i advise you to make a booking, also this place is a little far from downtown DC. Does it deserve the trip there, sure. Typical French food, you can smell the garlic from outside, great and fast service, and prices are very reasonable,

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