Parc de Ville

4.6
220 reviews
$31 to $50
French
A century of combined culinary experience unites the family of chefs behind Mosaic District's brightest new restaurant. Chef/Owner Brendan L'Etoile works alongside his uncle and mother in the vibrant open kitchen at the heart of the beautiful two-tiered dining room and bar, putting the family twists on classic bistro fare and bringing a taste of metropolitan France to Northern Virginia. Traditional onion soup and pillowy boudin blanc sausage are showcased alongside L'Etoile's favorite less-globalized dishes, like pinot noir-poached duck egg and Parisian gnocchi.

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Experiences

  • Valentine's Weekend Prix Fixe

    $75.00 per person

    Feb 12 - Feb 14, 2021

    Join us on Valentine's weekend (Friday, Feb. 12 - Sunday, Feb. 14) for a romantic, prix-fixe Valentine's dinner along with an optional French wine pairing to match each of the four courses. The a la carte dinner menu will also be available.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 220 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch

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vipJulieA
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

When my husband and I arrived, we were seated immediately and were greeted by our server. He left, and it was a solid ten minutes before he came back to take our drink orders. In the meantime, we noticed him bussing tables and doing some cleaning behind the bar (seriously, this guy was the hardest working person in the place!).

We ordered cocktails (the Dandy was a little sweet, but my husband's Sazerac was spectacular), and after they arrived we ordered appetizers and main courses. I actually ordered three apps -- the Caesar salad, the foie de volaille, and the cheese board. My husband ordered the French onion soup and the duck confit.

I thought that the Caesar salad and the French onion soup were the highlights of the meal. I want to go back for lunch and JUST order those. The foie de volaille was too sweet for me, and the cheese board needed a simpler bread to accompany it. The duck confit, while delicious, was not hot when it arrived. But, as we had already waited a very long time for our food, my husband decided not to send it back.

For dessert, we ordered the riz au lait and the Paris brest. The rice pudding was exceptional; the Paris brest was light, but not very flavorful. We brought a mousse au chocolat home to our teenager and I snagged a taste -- also amazing!

I want to go back when they are at full swing, and see if having a complete staff and a bustling kitchen improves the overall experience. Also, because much of the food was very good (everything my husband ordered; and, oh goodness, that French onion soup!), I want to go back and try some other things, so that I can replace my "meh" experience of the items I ordered with things that really stand out.

Bottom line: Order the Caesar salad, the French onion soup, and the mousse au chocolat FOR SURE. Otherwise, you're on your own...

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SandrineC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Traditional French fares! I had the mussels and they were perfectly cooked. The onion soup was outstanding. I was slightly disappointed with the Paris-Brest dessert (the cream filling lacked flavor), but the rice pudding was delicious. Overall, great decor and ambience.

JR
vipJoRob
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good burgers

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DanielD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good French food. The Onion Soup Is excellent. Steak frites was a bit tough. The mussels were excellent - enough for an entree. Service was superb. Can’t wait till they get back to serving their French bread and a full menu.

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IsaacS
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly pictures don't do it justice. This was the perfect atmosphere for a great date! The food was great, the drinks were outstanding and our waiter (big red beard) was extremely thoughtful. I highly recommend this beautiful restaurant

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Melmrice
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The ambiance was wonderful, the food was incredible, and the service was great. We had a leisurely meal and had time to reminisce about our own time living in France. We enjoyed every bit of our dinner and dessert and would definitely come back. With covid, there weren’t as many people as you’d normally see so it was very quiet. I’d definitely recommend this place for a date night or special occasion. It would be a bit pricey for just getting out.

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katierao
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Divine, exquisite, and most certainly never tasteless. Every bite of food takes you on an adventure, flawless food, the service was casual making you feel comfortable. The interior and exterior design of this location was enchanting, like eye candy. You’ll feel like you are living in a painting. 5 stars.

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Sensational
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. This was a wonderful place to spend New Years Eve.

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vipCarl
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and good food. The cocktails were perfect and the atmosphere was very pleasant

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Hyliev
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun, waiter was very open and kind. Brought us a birthday treat for the birthday girl. The music and energy was wonderful. Felt very happy to be dining there.

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DanielE
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great food and in a space that feels Covid safe!

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GitaT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Heater not working on a very cold night couldn’t stop shacking even with my coat
Extensive alcohol selection
Great table distancing for COVID
Wish they had more boots
COVID used as an excuse for not serving bread, sad
French onion soup absolutely delicious
Caesar salad done right
Smoked salmon rillettes was ok it would have been great if it had less crème fraîche

Once the appetizer was served we had to wait 25 minutes for main course wish they had said that I would have slowed down eating but I was just so cold I was worried of hyperthermia if I slowed down

Daube de boeuf would have been delish if it wasn’t so oily or wrong oil used not sure which
Steak frites was ok nothing spectacular
Duck confit delish wish I had ordered it instead of my 18 year old
Burger royal must have been great bc my 17 year old left nothing behind oh actually she left the baby pickle behind
No desert had to go to coffee shop and get hot coffee to warm up

MM
MikeM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Service excellent. Food delicious. Second time there. Would return and recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible!!!

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vipGreen
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and drinks were all great! Perfect spot for any occasion!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and ambiance, it was freezing though!

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vipLinda
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Everyone went out of their way to make us feel welcomed. We had the Sea Bass and Steak Frites, delicious! From our table we noticed many take away orders being prepared and picked up. A great sign of wonderful food. Background music was great and set the tone for this delightful dining experience. It was our first visit and we will return again!

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eatoutalot
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Parc de Ville. The food is delicious. The waitstaff are super attentive.

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BobbiesBytes
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were nicely welcomed by the manager who seated us without delay. Soon followed our enthusiastic server, Shiloh. The interior hadn't changed much since the former restaurant occupied this space. The floor to ceiling windows remain along with the high ceilings giving a spacious feeling appreciated in these COVID days. Started off with a terrific gin fries were fantastic whether dipped in ketchup or the bearnaise! The trout was nice but here I must agree with other reviewers...a little saltier than i would have liked, but didn't prevent me from enjoying the fish. Bread service was a victim of COVID, but Shiloh offered delicious bread toasts with a sprinkling of sea salt and good butter. Can't say enough nice words about the bartender - he was great; very pleasant to talk with; knowledgeable about the listed wines and eager to ensure we chose a wine we would enjoy. It is a little pricey, but not unreasonable given thbad times experienced by the restaurant industry. We would return to try other dishes.

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vipHannahP
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants because the service is always impeccable (shout out to Shiloh!) while every menu item is truly delicious. It is a great place for a celebration because the food, ambiance, and experience feel like a real treat.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday! :)

LW
LisaW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone is so friendly and goes above and beyond for customer service. I brought out-of-town friends, and they loved the relaxed, yet elegant, atmosphere. The food was delicious- a crowd pleaser! They never disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was extremely salty, not what I expected from this fine restaurant at least not what it used to be

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jimmac
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday party

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Adam
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal with excellent service. The French onion soup and gnocchi were fantastic!

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Lizzie
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Have been a devoted fan of the Parc ever since they first opened! Am very glad they have weathered the Covid and related economic challenges. "There is no such thing as false hope."
Lizzie

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steph726
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal! We all got different entrees but everyone thought theirs was the best—not always the case when dining in a group. Great cocktails, delicious starters and deserts. Seriously, the food was so good. We’ll be returning! Highly recommend.

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Larisa
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious and the service is always impeccable!

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RobertL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service was excellent. They recognized up for anniversary and treated us as if were the only guest in the restaurant. The atmosphere was quaint in an industrial wide open space. The tables were small but maybe it was inspired by a French bistro. The drink menu and options were very limited by options for mixtures. I tried some infusion inspired options but it wasn’t for me. The waiter was great and recognized this fact and removed the drink. It was very good but a $200+ dinner for 2 was a little high for what we what we consumed. I still thought the overall experience was very good.

JD
vipJuneD
Washington DC
116 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first visit for a birthday dinner for a friend. The salad and squash soup were terrific starters; the onion soup was not as impressive. All 3 entrees were delicious - sea bass, salmon and steak fritas. The rice pudding for dessert was delicious. We will definitely go back to this restaurant as well as their sister restaurant in Arlington, Cafe Colline.

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B7hbcgwuqans
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good, enjoyable French place. Food is hearty and unpretentious but delicious. Great drink menu, but a bit overpriced. Atmosphere is very good and service was excellent.

MM
vipMaryannM
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner here. One of our only experiences dining indoors during the pandemic and they are doing a great job of staying safe. There is no children’s menu, however they made a fabulous grilled cheese for our 6yr old that now can’t wait to return. Excellent branzino & short ribs!

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vipLeahC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the menu selections but the food was very salty, specifically the gnocchi and salmon. The service was great and we love the overall design of the restaurant. Will be back!

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AprilR
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

What a nice evening out! We love the food and the atmosphere . The music is a nice touch...servers were working hard to see to Guests and a light staff is expected. I’m glad to see they are still open despite the pandemic

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MariyaK
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The service was wonderful, the gentleman opened the door for us and everyone was very attentive. Water was brought up as needed, as well as, the drinks. The wine recommendation was excellent. Food came out much later than expected and everything, including the appetizers was so salty, the salt covered the taste of the dishes.
Also, it was uncomfortably cold inside the restaurant. This is my second time here. I had a really good time when I came first (before the pandemic) and the second time was more of a disappointment.

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LKathleen
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful French restaurant right here in NoVa! We were so pleasantly surprised! It’s quality rivaled Le Diplomat and Chez Francois and it was a thoroughly well prepared and selected menu and everything came out exactly correct and it was easy to see that folks care here. The wait staff was knowledgeable and the kitchen very skilled. We will be back! Thank you for a lovely Sunday lunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was fantastic!! Love dining at Parc de Ville!

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AndrewK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Parc de Ville is an excellent bistro cuisine experience! Excellent selection of starters and main courses, as well as an exceptional wine list. You can't go wrong picking it for a special occasion or a date.

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PeterS
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great service from the waiter and good drinks. Everything we had from the Omelet to the Short Rib was delicious. Will be back again!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Parc de Ville using the Order Online button. Parc de Ville also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 663-8931.

Parc de Ville is rated 4.6 stars by 220 OpenTable diners.

Parc de Ville does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/parc-de-ville/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.