Frenchy's Naturel

4.4
103 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary French / American
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
Welcome to Frenchy's Naturel...steak, eggs, and wine...

A cool neighborhood boite: casual &; creative French cuisine with a twist. Steak, eggs & wine; a seemingly atypical combination of dinner and breakfast but pure deliciousness on the plate and in the glass. We seek out, transform and serve “naturel” ingredients. We serve meats, seafood and produce, wines, beers and ciders as natural as can be found. Our service, amiable and kind. We accept reservations and walk-ins are also welcome!

Hang your hat, pull up a stool, have a drink and taste true joie de vivre.

Dinner every night, Brunch every weekend.
Roof deck dining and outdoor café seating.

A Votre Sante, Cheers
Frenchy’s Naturel


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KV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal in a neighborhood spot! Found this place after a long conference, and it was the best place to unwind and savor delicious food. Thank you.

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l
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Waited 20 minutes after being seated for a drink. Food was mediocre — overpriced considering the quality.

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T
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We were the first party in the restaurant at 10:00 am and sat on the patio. Our beignets came out promptly and were delicious. Unfortunately, we waited for 40 minutes for our egg dishes and gave up. They comped is for the beignets and apologized.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Burger was great!

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RF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

That was the weirdest dining experience I've had in a long time. The food came out at random times; the cheese plate did not have the cheese that our waitress said it would; the drinks took 40 minutes to arrive; the servers kept trying to take away our plates when they still had food on them. Oh - and they had no idea how to make a Kir Royale. A Kir Royale! A drink that originated in FRANCE, and is made with just two ingredients! What?! Just odd, odd, odd. The food itself was fine, but after waiting for forever for anything to arrive, we just wanted to get out of there. Ugh. Would not recommend, and will not go back.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I absolutely love coming here. Amazing happy hour that is every day of the week and includes the patio. Bonus they allow dogs on their patio and were so nice - even gave my bb a big bowl of water and a treat. Food is also great - the steaks are always cooked to perfection and the deviled eggs are a good app/happy hour small plate. If you get the burger on happy hour it is an awesome deal. My only complaint is that it was a bit busy and so our drinks came a little late but that said the drinks are great - the rose sangria, eldeflower old fashioned, and frenchie's sparkling drinks are some of my favorites. My new go to place any day of the week this summer.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything thing was great the bartender who was also the waiter did great

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The back/upper patio has a gorgeous view of the neighborhood and nice evening light. The happy hour options are delicious (and cheap) and the cocktails were delectable.

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RS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an amazing neighborhood vibe! The food is great and the service is superb!

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KM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Our service was spectacular and we loved the atmosphere, but everyone in our group was disappointed in the food. The waffles were soggy and flavorless , and the burger was burnt. Even when I asked for it to be cooked medium rare, I received it burnt on the outer side. I had to scrap it away.

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were great and so were the food (esp. brunch) and drinks. Definitely recommend dining upstairs and on the terrace.

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CH
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was delicious and very friendly staff! Would go back!

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The steak was mediocre and a rat ran under our table as well as other tables and into a bush. Service was not great with not a lot of check-ins. Fries are tasty!

Just over all, not a great experience. Makes me miss The Bird!

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Waited for 30 mins past our reservation time to be seated. Then once we were seated we were not greeted or even provided water for almost 10 mins. After waiting that long we were frustrated and no one seemed to care or even apologize for any delays or anything.

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EW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I had never been here and don't really venture out of our quadrant. We loved this place, the food, and the ambience was great for a birthday brunch. We will all be back!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

I’ll never come back here. The food is unbelievably overpriced, the service was terrible (it took us 45 minutes to get drinks and another hour to get our entrees) and the food was just okay. Not worth the time or money

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P
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a very low key fun place. Good food and great, attentive service.

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r
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Plenty of outdoor seating. Enjoyed rooftop patio very much. Service great except hosting seemed frazzled and reported me a no show to open table! Maybe just short staffed.

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AB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been a few times under the new ownership and absolutely love the menu, ambiance, and overall vibe. I invited my book club to the restaurant and they said they were ready to return the next day for brunch (that's how awesome the experience was).
The bartender, Eddie, provided exceptional service and tasty drinks for our table.

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MS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the mimosa bar and the food was excellent. Omelette was perfectly cooked and the beignets were to die for.

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TM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice cocktails, great burgers and steaks, and amazing veggies (artichokes, peas). The rooftop setup is lovely, and we had great service. We'll definitely be back.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We could not have had a better time for happy hour and then stayed for dinner! Our patio server Christina was gregarious and helpful and then when we moved inside the dream team of Ed and Tony worked there magic and gave us one of the nicest dinner experiences. Would highly recommend !!

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B
Washington DC
201 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The meat was quite tough to cut and to chew. When you are a French Bistro with steak frites, the steak should be better.

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ML
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

This location had an interesting menu; however, the wait staff and hostess turned me off almost immediately upon walking into the location.

I liked the interior, it was funky which was nice; however, there was not great vibe in the space. Given that there was only one other table on the same level as us for dinner, we felt forgotten and when the servers did come back to the floor (despite there being people at the far end bar) it appeared to be a chore.

The food was OK - nothing really remarkable. They tried to sell some sort of "experience" with unlimited fries, but I still have no idea what that was.

I will not be returning to this location, and strongly recommend anyone else to critically think about eating here.

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c
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Quaint and stylish. Service was excellent. I had a Frenchy's cheeseburger deluxe with an order of the Beef fat fries. It was delicious! Well seasoned and tender enough. Especially, since I had it cooked well. Also loved the touch of Rosemary with the fries. I will definitely be back to try their brunch. Super excited.

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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I want to like this place so much but I can’t. Live nearby and used to frequent the Bird often. It did not surprise me they were making a shift as the quality went down. Today I went to Brunch. My second time in 2 months and sadly the service was not great. We waited about 10 minutes to get water. Our host was apologetic as we were missing a water glass but it still took another 10 minutes to get the glass filled. Everyone around us had no food on the table and the servers looked tired and sweaty. When my food arrived it was semi warm and the poached egg was hard on my friend chicken Benedict. I understand brunch can get busy and expediting gets off but you expect a 30 minute delay to give you a perfectly cooked poached egg. I really hope they fix their service issues because it used to be a neighborhood gem!

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L
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Great food, a little pricey, service was slow.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 4

Manager was incredibly kind but the wait staff was fighting at our table and we didn’t get one of our plates.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

The food was overpriced and not good. The steak was probably one of the worst I’ve ever had and the service was horrible. Never returning. The only thing going for this place is the decor and that it also has outdoor seating.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Charming ambiance, great food and cocktails, warm (but not intrusive!) service

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r
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good selection of farm to table style food, very cute atmosphere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great good and awesome service. Didn’t know what to expect but I will def go back

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Lots of problems. Google shows The Bird’s menu online, new staff and they need some major training our waitress in particular was pretty bad, salads are super salty, apple dessert was too caramelized, just a miss all around.

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A
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Winner. Winner. Chicken Breakfast! Delicious food, charming service, upbeat atmosphere, and many reasons to go back. Three of us enjoyed delightful meals including the apple beignets, the fried chicken eggs benedict, the hearty breakfast sandwich, and goat cheese omelette. Not for the fats fearful. Can’t wait to return!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Charming environment in a nice space. A D.C. row home with an artistic look gave the place a comfortable feel. As for the food it was great with a more modern french style. We had plates of eggs Benedict, deviled eggs and croque Madame. Drinks were good food was great.

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i
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

If you were hoping for "bottomless fries" as we were, I think if it wasn't a packed Friday evening, we would have had more fries than desired. However, we were disappointing to only having a few individual bowls of fries sent to us towards the end of the evening. I would suggest if time was an issue, they could just send one large plate of fries for the table. Still, a great place to eat with a group!

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server made the evening. She was outstanding!

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OT
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Steaks cooked to perfection. Would definitely come back.

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RS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, attentive service, and a funky French vibe. The poutine was excellent

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J
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time with some out of town guests. The apple beignets were the perfect option to share and everyone was pleased with their meal. We sat in the enclosed upstairs patio which I didn't know existed, but was a great option due to the rain.

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