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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 - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 12
    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
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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102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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315 reviews 315 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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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?