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Sur La Place

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Belgian, European
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5105 Macarthur Blvd, NW, Washington DC, DC 20008
202-237-1445
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Belgian restaurant and bar in the Palisades neighborhood of DC.

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice food, superbly presented

Came here with some family friends whom are regulars and highly rate the food. I had a salad which was amazingly presented, the chef had obviously gone to some effort to plate it so I was impressed straight off the bat. Looked better than it tasted, however was still nice. For main I had one of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
Alicedixon
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Wellington
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Wellington
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Came here with some family friends whom are regulars and highly rate the food. I had a salad which was amazingly presented, the chef had obviously gone to some effort to plate it so I was impressed straight off the bat. Looked better than it tasted, however was still nice. For main I had one of their lamb sausages on... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The mussels were overdone, the beer was warm, the potato-leek soup tasted as though a potato had been dragged through warm milk, and the brussel sprouts were underdone. Service was good as were the French Fries.

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Washington, DC
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Unless you are looking for a 3 hour dinner with terrible service, you may want to look elsewhere for Belgian food (ie, Et Voila across the street, which is hands down much better). Bad sign #1: As we were being seated, a gentleman approached the owner/manage and threatened to leave because they weren't being served. Bad sign #2: We had... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Maybe we visited on an "off" night, but we found the restaurant to be fairly unwelcoming. The owners, kitchen and wait staff were having serious issues, which were apparent to all guests. Nothing worse than feeling like you've just walked into the middle of a family argument - especially when you're goal is to enjoy a quiet dinner for two,... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We went for dinner on a quiet holiday weekend night. It doesn't look like much from the signage outside, but walk in and it's quite charming. We were promptly seated and water was poured. Our server quickly offered to take our drink order, but as there's a full bar, wine list, and extensive Belgian beer list, we needed a minute.... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic selection of mussels and Belgian beers. Reasonably priced. Good sized portions. Service can be hit or miss, but usually fine.

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Frederick, Maryland
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85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The Lobster Bisque was a bit salty for my taste but the Lamb was very good. The place was nice and quiet. The server was attentive and not annoying. The place had a homey feeling. Limited outdoor seating though. Will be back to try something else maybe i would be wowed...

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Rockville, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Mussels were outstanding, the rest not so much. Slooooow kitchen despite a small house, distracted server who made a lot of mistakes, disappointing food. The house special turned out to be Campbell's Tomato soup with a little sherry and 2 small pieces of what I assume was lobster although it was difficult to be certain since they were still frozen.... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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230 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I think this is the best restaurant in DC for a pot of mussels and pomme frites. The meal starts off with the best homemade baguette you can get in any restaurant in town. I love the Greek woman who serves tables in this restaurant - no pushiness and no pretensions, just old-fashioned hospitality. Love it in this homey neighborhood... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food is very, very good. Many wonderful mussel choices, served in huge steamers. The steak pomme frites is the real thing, so is the bread, and so is the butter. The sausages are lovely, as are the brussel sprouts. The prices are much better than Salt and Pepper or Et Voila. Recently, the service has been a bit spotty.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5105 Macarthur Blvd, NW, Washington DC, DC 20008
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: 202-237-1445

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Belgian, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Belgian restaurant and bar in the Palisades neighborhood of DC.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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