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Cafe Bonaparte

$$$
Georgetown
French, Coffee Shop, European, Continental
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1522 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20007 (P street)
We're located 4 blocks north of Wisconsin Ave and M street in Georgetown between P and Volta. Accessible by the Georgetown Connector bus (get off at P street on Wisconsin Ave). Bonaparte is across the street!
202-333-8830
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
PRETENTIOUS...But with very good crepes and omelets!

This is the favorite DC restaurant of my son and his friend, so we HAD to go there for a meal on Easter Sunday. Unfortunately, due to it being a weekend afternoon, a large portion of the menu was not available, so we had to make due with omelets, crepes and sandwiches. It is a TINY restaurant (so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
PghZorro
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Pittsburgh, PA
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105 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
robinsville, nj
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A tiny and charming place in Georgetown, we went there expecting more then the charm. Very busy, probably because of the location. The low prices are for very average food. The service was impeccable - they deserve a better cook.

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Washington, DC
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135 reviews 135 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Cafe Bonaparte is adorable and authentic. After a recent trip to Paris, finding this glass-front Georgetown gem brought back lovely memories. Quaint and cozy, the small French restaurant has about six seats at the bar and perhaps ten tables, with lots of locals vying for space. Reservations recommended for dining. Staff are French (and English) speaking, courteous and prompt. Happy... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is the favorite DC restaurant of my son and his friend, so we HAD to go there for a meal on Easter Sunday. Unfortunately, due to it being a weekend afternoon, a large portion of the menu was not available, so we had to make due with omelets, crepes and sandwiches. It is a TINY restaurant (so small that... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This place was our favorite restaurant in DC! We were only in town for a few nights and wanted to explore many dining options, but this was so quaint and delicious that we had to go back for a second time. I had the veal both times and my husband had the fish of the day and then the poulet.... More 

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Jamestown, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Crepes are a specialty, and one companion had dinner crepes, wonderful. Another had salmon, great...and I had swordfish with mushroom risotto, excellent. We shared a dessert crepe, perfect.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

We were 4 who arrived for a quick lunch at 12:30 on late Feb 2015 weekday with no reservations to a room that had three reserved empty tables. We were told that the only option was to be seated at the bar. Since the students we were visiting said the food was foo and we were treating, we stayed. Service... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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161 reviews 161 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We arrived at different times, but I was able to sit down and I was about to order the wine when my friend came in. The prices for the wines were very fair, and since we weren't too hungry, we decided on the mussels and pomme frites as two different appetizers. The waitress suggested the entree since we would get... More 

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Princeton
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I found out about this place from the visitors guide i picked up at the hotel we were staying at. I looked up the reviews and there were an ample amount of positive reviews. We decided to give it a try and we are glad we did! We ordered the cauliflower pureed soup which had great flavor. Next we had... More 

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Vina del Mar, Chile
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I went on a cold day for lunch with a friend. The place inside is very nice, the service is fast and the menu don't have too mane dishes but they are all good so is not terrible. I asked for a onion soup JUST HEAVEN! Please try it is really good! (Comes with cheese!) And then I asked for... More 

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Sugar Grove, West Virginia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

Romantic birthday dinner with my husband with OUTSTANDING crepes, cheese, and coffee. The experience was negatively impacted by the attentive yet forgetful wait staff and the neighboring table of giggling female college students.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1522 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
    (P street)
  • Public Transportation: We're located 4 blocks north of Wisconsin Ave and M street in Georgetown between P and Volta. Accessible by the Georgetown Connector bus (get off at P street on Wisconsin Ave). Bonaparte is across the street!
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Georgetown
  • Neighborhood: Georgetown
  • Phone Number: 202-333-8830

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, Coffee Shop, European, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?