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“cosy and delicious” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Et Voila!

Et Voila!
5120 Macarthur Blvd NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-3316
202-237-2300
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Ranked #382 of 2,558 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: French, Belgian, Bistro
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Good for: Doing business, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between Edmunds Pl. NW and Dana Pl. NW
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“cosy and delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This neighborhood restaurant in Northwest Washington DC is charming and the food is delicious. The service is not fantastic, but it is friendly. By chance I had lunch there twice this week, once with a reservation and once without. The food was good french lunch food - nice salads, in this case. It's not haute cuisine, but neither are the prices "haute". I highly recommend it.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
various
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134 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Really, really good dining.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Eaten a couple of time here and its always crowded and always good. I love the mussels and have had them different ways -- tasty and a super helping. Liked the beet salad too. The staff is very friendly and last time we were there let us sit at the bar after dinner and then smoke cigars outside. Et Viola serves good rustic French cooking and is now my favorite place to take friends.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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McLean, Virginia
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Lucky To Have This Neighborhood Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We LOVE this neighborhood restaurant! The food is beyond fabulous, the service perfect and the fact that it is less than 5 minutes from our home ideal.

We have celebrated, and now our son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren want to celebrate, personal events here. Going to E Voila is like going to family with gourmet food!

If it is possible to have Anne be your server....do it! Also, with respect to gift cards and sorting out a party, she is the absolute go-to person...kind generous, efficient and knowledgeable.

They have food which small children love and there has always been several children there no matter what time of the day or night we have been there...very happy children I might add.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reston, Virginia
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Just great!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We truly love this place and keep going back - be it for mussels, the steak frites, the fish, the carbonnades flamandes... or the beer and the very nice atmosphere.
We've never been disappointed and never rolled out feeling heavy.
I like that this is not a big place with tables all around. It just feels more pleasant and somehow intimate and fun at the same time.
A very nice take on Belgian food!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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236 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Not such a neighborhood gem”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

This restaurant is always very crowded, so we always opted to go elsewhere, but we finally got a table this past week. The restaurant is quite small, but they make good use of the space. The decor is simple, but nice. Because it is a small space, and always very full, the noise level is quite high, which I found rather tiring, and which made conversation a bit difficult. The staff was pleasant enough, though clearly they are rushed off their feet. As for the food, well, it was okay. It was not at all memorable, and the fish I had was quite bland and drenched in a cream sauce. The other dishes at my table were a better. A lot of people seemed to be eating mussels, so this is likely the restaurant's specialty, but not my cup of tea. Overall, it was worth a one-time visit, just to see what all the hype was about, but I won't be lining up to get back in.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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