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Cafe Bonaparte

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$$ - $$$
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1522 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-2777 (P street)
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had a small meal at Cafe Bonaparte as a stop on a food tour. This is a very tiny cafe in the heart of Georgetown. I am a sucker for french food and this place was no exception. We tried a crepe with ricotta and vegetables in it. It was pretty good. I didn't care for the spinach in... More 

Thank amarsh422
Park Ridge, New Jersey
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54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My daughter and I walked in for a quick lunch and were very impressed. Our meals were plentiful and it was very reminiscent of a French cafe. Would definitely return next time I am in Georgetown. Great location not far from M Street on Wisconsin.

Thank Cmp67
New York City
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fresh crepes and fabulous eggs. Coffee is delicious- we had a lovely brunch. Intimate cafe great for conversation!

Thank DerbyNYC
Woodinville, Washington
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Very small crowded space. Only twelve to fourteen tables and a short bar. Conversation is difficult. Food at brunch, crepes and omlettes has great descriptions, but was served warm not hot (a DC thing??). Overall no need to go back.

Thank Phillip C
Wilmington, Delaware
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Colleague and I were in Georgetown for an appointment, but as we were early decided to have a coffee. The Cafe Bonaparte was close to where we had parked so we went in. The was no one front of house, so we assumed that it was self seating, we chose a table in the window to people watch. The idea... More 

Thank 29Traveller26
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Very cozy atmosphere with aurhentic crepe offerings; it's a little piece of Paris in Georgetown. The lunch special offering of pairing half sandwich or crepe offerings with a salad was excellent & left a little room for dessert which, you don't want to miss!!! I had the cigare chocolate which was heavenly! It was a chocolate mouse wrapped in chocolate... More 

Thank Windishore
Pasadena, California
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200 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

A smallish bistro in center of Georgetown worth the stop. Good onion soup and Lamb Shank. Good choice and will return when in DC.

Thank Warner L
Washington, DC
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423 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

This is a very pleasant, small French cafe that is very, very popular with local clientele as well as out-of-towners/shoppers. Tables are small as is the room, which has a small bar that also seats five or six folks, at most. Lunch, dinner and on most days, breakfast or brunch is served, but they serve all day once they open.... More 

Thank Decoamie
Kalamazoo County, Michigan
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Great ambiance and excellent service. Easy sitting on Sunday at 10am, long lines outside by 11am. The choices of omelettes and crepes are gorgeous and it's hard to decide what to have. Good size portions, left totally full. The quality of the crepes is outstanding - truly French bistro quality. We had great cocktails, loved the Kir Royale and the... More 

Thank Mihai D
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Reminded us of a small family restaurant in Paris. From the tin ceilings, music, ambiance and Eastern European waitstaff, is authentic in every way. The Budapest savory crepe was very flavorful, and impeccably presented - the French Onion soup was quite well developed. We're on to our dessert crepes now, but would highly recommend it.

Thank TSAlum97

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
French, Cafe, International, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1522 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-2777
    (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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?