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Cafe Bonaparte

$$$
Georgetown
European, Coffee Shop, French, 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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Today
10:00 am - 11:00 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/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
great food and service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
corkscrewd
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Alexandria, Virginia
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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99 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Alexandria, Virginia
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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5 reviews 5 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We went to an early dinner to Cafe Bonaparte. While the place was nearly empty, it took for ever to order drinks and food. The crepe I was served was basically cold and the filling must have come straight from a can. It was also rather expensive for the quality of food and service. Not a good price performer! First... More 

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El Paso, Texas, USA
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292 reviews 292 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Want fabulous french cuisine that never disappoints, go here. It's of of lousy, busy M street in a small book on Wisconsin. We came for brunch on a Saturday and day right down. We had run to Georgetown, but were too tired to kayak without eating something first. We got the salmon Benedict, special crepe, chocolate croissant, and bread appetizer.... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Such a charming little restaurant. Food was good good and prices were good. I will return here. Recommend the steak sandwich and frites and the croque monsieur. Now I am hungry thinking about it.

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Houston, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We were looking for a breakfast place in Georgetown that was not as touristy as the places on M street. Cafe Bonaparte was a great find. It is a French Bistro on Wisconsin Ave around P street and is very authentic. All the employees are French. The food and coffee were fantastic. Try the scrambled egg crepe breakfast and you... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I really love the $12 lunch special of salad and a crepe. Twice I've had the salad and chicken crepe, and it was delicious both times. The dining area is small, so get there early for lunch.

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Huntington, New York
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111 reviews 111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a tiny, informal "pub" in the middle of Georgetown. Worn wood tables, no tablecloths, paper napkins. I had read about their crepes so two of us decided to try crepes for dinner. My other dinner companions were smarter and ordered regular entrees of duck and steak, which were both very good. The Marseilles crepe, however, had little flavor... 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: European, Coffee Shop, French, 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

Questions & Answers

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