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Cafe Bonaparte

1522 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20007 (Georgetown)
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Ranked #324 of 2,568 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: European, Coffee Shop, French, Continental
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Georgetown
Cross street: P street
Transit: 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!
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75 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Took 3 tired kids to this restaurant because mom and dad wanted good food, rather than chain restaurant food. Everyone found something they loved. Pinot was great, escargot we're fabulous and I would recommend the Kobe burgers and any crepe.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Were coming from National Cathedral to Georgetown on a metrobus. Decided to get off a little earlier than anticipated and lucked out by being in front of this café. We had wonderful buckwheat crepes for lunch that reminded us of our trips to France and Brittany. We definitely recommend it.

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Champaign, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I wish this place was bigger. However, if you are looking for a place to go on a date, this is a great one (make sure to call ahead to make a reservation). The food is terrific and the price is well worth what you get. This is an authentic french restaurant with European portion sizes. Fantastic savory and sweet... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I've eaten here several times over the past 5 years for lunch or dinner. Biggest problem is the cafe is way too small. Go early, late or get a reservation. The ambiance is nice and wait staff are good. The food is excellent especially the crepes (lots of choices). The fries are also very good as is the apples and... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

This is a favorite of those, like my wife and me, who live in Georgetown. The food, meat and seafood, is excellent. The service is very good. This is a very small restaurnat and it is crowded. Tables are close together. Because of the limited number of tables, howver, it is not noisey. It's a friendly place. It is expensive,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Super small place, only a handful of tables. For some reason the 4 employees didn't feel like working hard today. Waited over 30 mins to get some water with my lunch. Multiple mistakes were made on our small order but we couldn't get any of it fixed due to the poor service. Overall the food was decent but not good... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

An intimate French bistro in Georgetown offering soups, salads and a diverse array of crepes for all tastes from tradtional to whole wheat and gluten free. Charming ambience, excellent service and music that will transport you to the Rive Gauche. A gem!

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

It was a good thing my friend made a reservation for lunch here! Tables in this tiny place are jealously guarded by the staff and if you haven't reserved, you'll be waiting outside. The $10 lunch special -- half a salad and half a crepe -- was just right for me. My two friends enjoyed the asparagus risotto. Would definitely... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

My husband and I had a late dinner at Cafe Bonaparte on a recent weekend getaway. While it was still busy well into the evening and reservations necessary (as you might expect for a Saturday in Georgetown), we really enjoyed our meal. The service was good. Not phenomenal, but completely adequate. We were 30 minutes early for our reservation, but... More

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Tysons Corner, Virginia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Cozy little French Cafe in the heart of Georgetown. Small and tight tables; however, the taste is excellent. Always fresh coffee including decaf! Go early if you do not want to wait in line. Friendly service and never pushy!

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