Address: 1738 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, US
“This French bistro is a D.C. institution. It’s always packed because the food is great and the atmosphere is lively. On nice nights, the floor-length windows open up and you can enjoy mussels and wine with the gentle breeze flowing. Though it’s kid-friendly (what kid doesn’t love frites?), I prefer going with just my husband for a date. It reminds us of some of our great European vacations,” says Megan Yarmuth.