Unapologetically French, this second-story bar atop the 20-year-old bistro has wines by the bottle that run from $29 to $1,600. The menu is the epitome of grand cuisine (country pate, rich cassoulet, salmon in a potato crust, grilled lamb with goat cheese flan), but the atmosphere is relaxed. There’s a cork floor (of course), a floral mural and bright silk pillows. The long back table in the semi-private room is made for birthday celebrations. The wine bar hosts jazz bands on Monday and Wednesday nights, when a three-course prix fixe comes with a glass of champagne ($50).
|Venue name:||Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar|
1736 Wisconsin Ave NW
|Cross street:||at R St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 5:30–close|
|Transport:||Metro bus 32, 34, 36|