End of an Era (soon) Vol. 76 – La Fourchette (since 1978) For Sale in Adams Morgan

2429 18th Street, NW

From the Real Estate section 2429 18th St, NW is the home of La Fourchette:

“Bar/Restaurant Owners MUST see. Located in heart of Adams Morgan. 2,588 sqf turn key rest/bar with liq license, outdoor patio seating, 20 ft ceilings, exposed brk, dry bmnt for strge and off. Building includes additional 1,680 sqf two floor 3br, 2bath apartment in pristine condition. with sep entrance. Total bldg sqf = 4,268. New streetscape. Over $500M in develop udrway with new hotel and condos.”

You can see more photos here.

It’s listed at $2,900,000.

La Fourchette’s website says:

“Located in the trendy district of Adams Morgan, the longest standing Cafe Restaurant La Fourchette offers its guest an opportunity to experience fine French Cuisine. Since 1978 Chef Pierre Chauvet and hostess Jacqueline Chauvet have been serving guest the authentic taste of France in the heart of Adams Morgan.

La Fourchette opened its doors, after the midst of controversy of riots in Adams Morgan. The first restaurant come back during those hard times, and still we stand 34 years later. Owner and Chef Pierre Chauvet and his wife Jacqueline made the move from La Rochelle, France to build what is the best French Restaurant in Adams Morgan.”


14 Comment

  • Sadly, I’ve been wondering when this day would come. Jackie and Pierre deserve a lovely retirement.

  • Nooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!! That was my all time favorite place in AdMo. I knew the end had to be near though….sniff…

  • Nooooooooo! These folks are an institution. I will miss both the restaurant and seeing the owners having a lovely breakfast out front with their pup every morning.

  • This makes me so sad. 🙁

  • This is so sad, though will echo the sentiments about retirement!

  • Emportant la clé de notre histoire
    Joli mai ne reviendra jamais

  • Wow. Sad. I went to the Field School when it was at Conn. ave. and Wyoming and our French language class would walk here to experience a little Francaise. c1983.
    C’est tres tristes!

  • Oh this is sad – and they do deserve a lovely retirement. Jackie and Pierre are true restaurant professionals.

  • Aww, I loved this place when I lived in Adams Morgan! The owners are so nice and I wish them a happy retirement.

  • I’m so sad! Love this place. Hope Jackie and Pierre have a wonderful retirement. Much deserved. I’ll miss seeing them have breakfast outside together while I am on my way to work.

  • I’ll miss this place. It was one of the hidden gems of Adams Morgan. And I’ll miss seeing Pierre in the nearby bars.

  • This was the first place that I ever ate in DC. My mom and I dropped our suitcases at my dorm, went exploring, and came across this place. I had a pastry stuffed with chicken and a cream sauce with veggies. It was excellent.

  • They aren’t closed yet! Please go and support Jackie and Pierre while they are still in the neighborhood. They can use the business. Show your support for thirty years of great meals by having a few more before the building is sold.

  • Seeing them outside at 8am eating breakfast with their toy poodle is one of my favorite morning moments when I walk to work. And they are so often joined by friends — I always think they must be great people to have so many friends willing to come over for coffee at 8am.

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