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“Excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Montmartre

Ranked #178 of 3,199 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Aiken, SC
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013

Really good menu and the food is always excellent. I especially like the rabbit that came with linguine with truffle oil. Good wine selection. The restaurant is fairly small and feels cozy. Great staff. Whenever we've been here it seems to be full of locals instead of tourists.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Curnutte
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English first
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166 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Capital Hill Find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

Our party arrived promptly at 5:30PM, opening time, and were seated and tended to immediately. Good thing we had reservations. The place was filled in no time.
The maitre d is absolutely charming and quite knowledgeable about the food and drink served at Montmartre. I noted on the way out that a couple spoke to him in French as they left - always a good thing in a French restaurant. The wait staff is efficient and ever-ready.
Among our party, we sampled widely from the menu - the two soups, one a consomme with a delightful crunch of fried rice, roasted chicken, a rabbit melange, calves liver & mussels. Be sure to leave room for delectable desserts - several chocolate choices among them and a fruit tart. Yum!
Wide range of wine and beer choices, liquor, too. I know they have my fave bourbon although I stayed with white wine for this evening.
You simply will not find a better price for a delectable French meal with superb service in DC.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Duvel11Frederick
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82 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Delightful evening out!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

Montmartre was one of the restaurants in the area we were staying that was recommended to us. After reviewing the menu we chose this as our "special night out" place, and were glad we did. We were a little late in making a Saturday night reservation and sat at one of the high tables near the kitchen. As is often the case, we loved this seating. Got to see all the action and smell everyone else's food as well as your own!

Every selection of every course was excellent and the wine very good too. Service was great and the atmosphere fun.

We actually ate here again the next morning with friends for Sunday brunch. It's a popular place and they don't take reservations then. We were there when they opened so we were seated right away. It was a pleasant brunch, but didn't compare to the night before. We ordered simple plates - omelets, all around. O.K., but nothing special, which was also true of the juice and coffee. Perhaps if it had been warm enough to sit outside and we had ordered differently it would have been a more memorable experience.

Splurge and go for dinner!

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank PSapphire
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Basel, Switzerland
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Just lovely”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

This was really good French food. Not top shelf pretentious, but good eats. They were very thoughtful in allowing a last minute change in the reservation, and we had great table service. Loved the citron dessert, and took one home for my hubby.

Visited October 2013
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130 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

If you are in the area of the Eastern Market, highly recommend trying this restaurant which comes recommended by the neighbors. The food and service are both great and it is definitely a locals favorite.

Visited September 2013
Thank RosesSavannah
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