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Cafe Bonaparte

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Georgetown
French, Cafe, International, European
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Comfortable French

My wife son and I stopped here for a late lunch last Sunday. We were not familiar with the restaurant, but it looked nice from the street. We are glad we found it and enjoyed our lunch there. Drinks were great - we all had Bloody Mary's. spicy, nicely garnished and delicious. I had a Salad Savoy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
Equity
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Avon, CT
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Avon, CT
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428 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 593 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

My wife son and I stopped here for a late lunch last Sunday. We were not familiar with the restaurant, but it looked nice from the street. We are glad we found it and enjoyed our lunch there. Drinks were great - we all had Bloody Mary's. spicy, nicely garnished and delicious. I had a Salad Savoy - large slices... More 

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Rochester, New York
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Came here for brunch. We called ahead to put our names on the list, which is recommended since the place is popular. It's a quaint little restaurant, always packed, but turnover is quick. Lots of brunch options that involve eggs of various kinds, smoked salmon, omelettes, and sweet stuff too. The coffee is nice as well. Worth a visit.

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Thank Mehr Q
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

You know when you're so hungry you don't pay attention until it's too late, or the table next to complains about their food? Well that was my visit to Bonaparte today. EVERYTHING was luke warm (at BEST) Service - English is not a first language here and that's ok, but it comes with an air of hautiness - as if... More 

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Thank Btalisman
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Cafe Bonaparte is a cozy restaurant with great food and attentive servers. The crepes we had for lunch were delicious. For $12, the lunch special was a half portion of a crepe and a small salad. It was the perfect amount. We had room for dessert. The "Martinique" crepes were filled with mango and a scoop of lemon sorbet on... More 

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Thank ChrisDaisey
Amsterdam
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

I wonder whether the owners ever went to France. Coffee is sloppy and crepes are soggy. I think the prizes don't match the qualityat all. The staff is from Colombia. Maybe they better change their cuisine to that area of the world. Since that's an interesting kitchen as well. This certainly is not French food!

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Thank 422esther
Miami, Florida
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

We had a delightful breakfast at Cafe Bonaparte. My husband had the American breakfast (eggs, bacon, spring greens, french bread and even came with orange juice and coffee). I had a salmon and cream cheese filled crepe with a mug of cafe au lait. Our server, Augusto, was so gracious. Fortunately we were there around 10 am on a weekday... More 

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Thank Profco
Vero Beach, Florida
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285 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We stopped in for cocktails after walking the Georgetown area. Service at the bar was excellent, although a bit pricey. Diners looked like they were enjoying as well.

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Rowayton, Connecticut
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

The only complaint would be the main course took a long time but could be because we only ordered a main. But the food was delicious. It was really noisy, but we were there on a Saturday evening when a large party of returning college kids were there and they were lively. Can't blame them!

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Thank row8on
VATravel36
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173 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Once again, a different dish, amazing food and excellent service. This place never gets old and is always top notch. This time I had the Halibut Special which I would rate as the second best fish entree that I have ever had. If you are looking for a taste of France without the flight, this is it! The service is... More 

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Thank VATravel36
Los Angeles, California
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101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Try to sit outside and sip a nice iced americano. I was here with three others without reservations.... place is small, so we ended up sitting at the bar. I ordered alcohol (weak) the lunch special deals were great but the cucumber soup tripped me out since it was cold.. first time I ever had it haha. Its a nice... More 

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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, Cafe, International, European

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