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Sur La Place

5105 Macarthur Blvd, NW, Washington DC, DC 20008 (National Mall)
202-237-1445
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Ranked #738 of 2,564 restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Belgian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: National Mall
Description: Belgian restaurant and bar in the Palisades neighborhood of DC.
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Me and my husband used to live in Belgium for over 2 years . So glad we found this spot , such a cozy place. I ordered duck breast , cooked to perfection,and well presented . I tasted some of the mussel Snob pot , very delicious. Mussels must be the best in DC .The wait stuff seemed very friendly... More

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Rockville, Maryland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The first thing I noticed was the Belgium theme to the menu. If you like beer, then you should head over here ,This place is clean and nicely decorated.The dishes here are not only delicious...But they are EXCITING, and will make you feel like you are on a culinary adventure. Also they do have a new menu Monday through Thursday... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Sur La Place was recommended by one of our foodie friend and I was told that their mussels are to die for. Being lived in Belgium for 9 years, I know good mussels and I know my bier. Sur la Place is definitely a gem yet to be explored. The atmosphere is warm and cozy, the staff friendly and efficient,... More

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Washington, DC
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I have been here several times and the last time was the pits. In the past this place was wonderful so I am not sure what happened. I want to give them the benefit of trying them again and can only hope this was just a bad night. The server argued with us, the food was cold, the place smelled... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Every neighborhood should have a restaurant like this. Charming and quiet on the inside. Fabulous food. My wife and I went on New Years Eve where they had a special fixed price menu ($55/pp) for a three course meal. For the first course we had a smoked trout salad and wild mushroom with lamb sausage. For the second, a pan... More

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Potomac, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Food is good but the service is awful! We were one of the first tables to be seated and the last to leave the restaurant last night. It took over an hour and a half to receive our salads from the time we were seated. No apologies from the manager, just excuses as to why things were slow. Not returning... More

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

This place was fun, service slow. However we were informed that there were 2 members of the staff out that day, and apologies were given. Had escargot, which was really good. We ordered the Old Bay Mussels -- all I can say is SALT, we could not taste anything else but salt. However, my daughter had the Jamaican Isle (tasted... More

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washington d.c.
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This charming small bistro in the Palisades neighborhood serves superb food in an intimate atmosphere. The mussels with lavender and ginger were astoundingly original, fresh, and delicious. My striped bass with salsify was heavenly - the fish was super fresh and the salsify ("vegetable oyster") silky smooth. Our maitre d' couldn't have been more friendly and this extended to the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

A living social voucher and good reviews were the impetus for our visit during American University's parent weekend. The potato leek soup was smokey and creamy and homemade lamb sausage appetizer with lentils was a lovely stick-to- the - ribs start to our meal. The most unusual entrees were the kilo of mussels made with different seasonings and served with... More

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DC
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Moules frites (steamed mussels and french fries) has been all the rage in the DC area for a few years now, but long before it was a trend, there was a place up in Olney called Mannequin Pis. That's where I learned to eat and love moules frite, but driving to Olney was something I never loved. By the way,... More

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