Its dining room bustling even when it’s not full, its patio seats constantly occupied, Montmartre is much beloved of Capitol Hill residents, who stop by for weekend brunch and people-watching (Eastern Market is just steps away) as well as reliable daily dinners. The walls bear the inevitable Moulin Rouge poster, but the vibe is sophisticated, and the elegantly presented food is more than just café fare: in addition to hanger steak and duck confit, the menu includes such dishes as braised rabbit leg, or lighter fare such as endive salad with blue cheese, roasted walnuts and apples or home-made country pâté.
327 7th Street
|Cross street:||between C Street & Pennsylvania Avenue|
|Opening hours:||11.30am–2.30pm, 5.30–10pm Tue–Thur; 11.30am–2.30pm, 5.30–10.30pm Fri; 5.30–10.30pm Sat; 5.30–9pm Sun. Brunch 10.30am–3pm Sat, Sun|
|Transport:||Eastern Market Metro|
|Price:||Main courses $16–$22|