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Et Voila!

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French, Belgian, Bistro, Brasserie
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5120 Macarthur Blvd NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-3316 (Between Edmunds Pl. NW and Dana Pl. NW)
202-237-2300
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun food, lively atmosphere

Four of us had dinner at Et Voila on a Friday night in Spring. The joint was jumpin' despite no music. We got a table at the back where it was a bit more quiet. Excellent mussels dishes, good onion soup, no one had a bad meal, though the seafood stew (that I did not taste myself) was reported to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Chescat5
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Lecanto, Florida
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
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English first
Arlington, Virginia
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Really nice welcome by the wait staff. Our waitress was a joy. Two of us for dinner in a packed long room. We had the ramp soup which was served chilled. Really refreshing, healthy and deep green. Came with dollops of garlic parmsean cream floating on top. We both had the Belgian ale stew. Trio of ice creams and chocolate... More 

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Lecanto, Florida
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Four of us had dinner at Et Voila on a Friday night in Spring. The joint was jumpin' despite no music. We got a table at the back where it was a bit more quiet. Excellent mussels dishes, good onion soup, no one had a bad meal, though the seafood stew (that I did not taste myself) was reported to... More 

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Glendale, California
Top Contributor
198 reviews 198 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is a little neighborhood restaurant, very crowded the night we went. The layout is long and thin with hard surfaces, with tables set close together, so it is noisy. But the service is friendly and helpful, and our food was very good. Three of us had the lamb shank special--sort of an ossobuco but with lamb. The meat melted... More 

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Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We have been there several times. Often we both get the steamed mussels that are available with several different seasonings. This time the mussels were large tender ones from Nova Scotia and a large serving of about 30. We have lived in France and often visited Belgium and the dishes here taste just like good restaurants over there. If you... More 

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Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Et Voila is located out of Washington's downtown, in the Palisades. We are locals, and enjoy it more than any other DC restaurant. Lovely service and carbonnade to die for.

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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My wife and I had been wanting to come to this neighborhood bistro for a long time, and after finally making it here it did not disappoint at all. The cozy, intimate and minimalist decor takes a back seat to the fine food and service. You can't go wrong with a pot of mussels and pommes frites or the delicious... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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163 reviews 163 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

We have loved "Mussels in Brussels" so thought we would try this. It was perfect! Small, super staff, good beers and wine, and excellent moulies! We shared escargot appetizer and had mussels mariniere and pastis with frites naturally. We will be back!!

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Washington DC
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Had a wonderful time here. The place is small but seems just right. The waiter, Belgian, very cool fellow. Funny, i ordered a bottle of Champagne and before i tasted the glass the waiter had taken the bottle and glasses away as he said "the pop, she was not right!"! Replaced the bottle. Had steak frites. Was perfect. Really the... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We have eaten here numerous times. It's small (accommodating perhaps 50 diners max) so if you don't have a reservation you may have to wait. And we've noticed they've reduced the number of mussels options over the years. But this is still arguably THE place to go if you are a serious mussel aficionado, as my wife and I both... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This was our second visit. The first time, I ordered a Mussels dinner and they brought me the mussels appetizer. This time, we had skipped lunch so we ordered a soup for each of us and a goat cheese appetizer to boot from our waiter. We said we needed a few minutes to decide on entrees. The managers asked if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5120 Macarthur Blvd NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-3316
    (Between Edmunds Pl. NW and Dana Pl. NW)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: 202-237-2300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
  • Cuisine: French, Belgian, Bistro, Brasserie

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?