If M Street is the destination for cupcakeries, burger joints and nostalgic temples to calories-be-damned American dining (think: Serendipity 3), the upper stretches of Wisconsin Avenue are Georgetown's European vacation.
There, on the blocks just around Dumbarton Oaks, you'll find cafe Patisserie Poupon, wine bar Bistro Lepic and the tiny bijou shop the French Apartment. It's here that Cafe Bonaparte has been serving crepes for almost 10 years. They come oozing with Nutella, or goat cheese and spinach; salads such as the tart, currant-studded endive incarnation are stars in their own right.
Plan brunch before 11 a.m. or after 2 p.m. on weekends, however, because the wait at other times can be brutal. And forget about eavesdropping: At Bonaparte, it's not unusual to hear a half-dozen languages above the whir of the espresso machine.
-- Lavanya Ramanathan (July 20, 2011)
Narrow, red-walled and named for the equally tiny French emperor, this creperie and cafe has been serving crepes for almost 10 years, and still, there are few better places to waste an afternoon sipping coffee or champagne cocktails, reading the paper and people-watching.
Mon-Thu 9:30 am-11 pm, Fri 9:30 am-1 am, Sat 10 am-1 am, Sun 9 am-10 pm
This ia a small be elegant restaurant. The salads are wonderful, and the selection is good. We went there for lunch and enjoyed ourselves. Even though it was crowded (with a waiting queue), it never got too loud to carry on a conversation.
You have chosen to submit a user review for possible removal by our editorial staff due to its offensive or inappropriate nature. Please confirm that you would like the review submitted for evaluation. If our editors find that the review does not fall within our user review guidelines, then it will be removed promptly.