Many of us dream of visiting France one day. The wine! The history! The architecture! The art! The food! Did we mention the wine? Sadly, some us (myself included) may never get to cross the Atlantic in order to experience the culture for ourselves. But cheer up because Washington, D.C. has a number of restaurants that make you feel like you are in France when dining there.
Take a 20 minute drive to Falls Church's L'Auberge Chez Francois to enjoy classic French fare. Grab a seat on their patio because the garden surroundings are gorgeous. With it's name meaning 'cottage,' you will love La Chaumiere which will transport you to a French country inn.
Wine is considered a key part of French cuisine and several of these venues have amazing selections like Bistrot Lepic and Wine Bar which offers more than 100 bottles to select to go with your simple yet delicious meal.
If you seek a romantic venue, look no further than Marcel's which offers a three-course pre-theater dining menu before you head to the Kennedy Center for a show.
Whatever French cuisine you desire – escargot, trout amandine, or calf's liver, the nation's capital has a restaurant to meet your needs so merci beaucoup et bon appetite!