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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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Today
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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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: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Super fun lunch stop in Georgetown

We went to Georgetown for the French Festival. The street was filled with sidewalk sales and musicians. Cafe Bonaparte was packed but we able to put our names in and walk about until we were texted. It's a tiny place where everyone is happily jammed in together. The server was awesome especially... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Rocket salad-generous portion of just picked greens. The barramundi and complimenting sauce was fantastic, neither over salted nor overly rich. The orange crêpe was tender and flavorful. The meal was perfect.

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Waterloo, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Reasonably priced, this place is great. The french staff are very (unsurprisingly) french in their demeanor and the food is excellent. I wish I could spend more time there, trying everything on the menu. Worth a stop.

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Mass
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We went to Georgetown for the French Festival. The street was filled with sidewalk sales and musicians. Cafe Bonaparte was packed but we able to put our names in and walk about until we were texted. It's a tiny place where everyone is happily jammed in together. The server was awesome especially since she also did hostess duty. I ordered... More 

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Hamilton, VA
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89 reviews 89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A bit like its namesake, Cafe Bonaparte is petite. It boasts six stools at the bar, perhaps ten tables in the dining room and small sidewalk seating, weather permitting. Arriving on a weekday at 10AM, it was already half full with a mix of businessmen, students and locals. I would not recommend it as a destination dining choice, as the... More 

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Gaithersburg, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

our party had a salad, sandwich and crepes and fries; everything was great including the dessert crepes

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robinsville, nj
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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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138 reviews 138 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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
52 helpful votes 52 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 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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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

Questions & Answers

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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?