Quaint from the outside, a little more hip on the inside, La Ruche is a comfort zone for Francophiles who don’t want to drop a big wad of cash on their cuisine of choice. They gather here in swarms, making a buzz of conversation while waiting for chef Jean-Claude Cauderlier’s cooking. The food comes café-style, with a wide range of choices in the quiche/sandwich/salad range, plus a smattering of daily entrée specials such as mussels and duck à l’orange. Desserts, which include a range of traditional tarts, are made in-house. Brunch (10am-3pm weekends) is popular, especially in the garden when the weather’s good.
|Venue name:||Café La Ruche|
1039 31st Street, NW
|Cross street:||between K & M Streets|
|Opening hours:||11am–10.30pm Mon–Thur; 10am–12.30pm Fri, Sat; 10am–11pm Sun|
|Transport:||Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro then 31, 32, 36, 38B bus or Circulator bus|
|Price:||Main courses $11.95–$23.95|