Peek Inside L’Hommage Bistro Francais – Bakery Now Open

450 K Street, NW

If you missed it earlier this week:

“the Boulangerie as it opens first on Friday, September 4th and will operate daily, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. serving breakfast options like house-made breakfast pastries, sandwiches for lunch, as well as coq au vin, boeuf bourguignon, cakes and patisseries to go, for those who’d like to enjoy their French meal at home. Then the 170-seat L’Hommage Bistro Francais’ main dining room and spacious bar will commence for dinner service on Friday, September 11th, and will be served Sunday through Thursday, from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, from 5:30 p.m. to 12 Midnight. Lunch will debut Tuesday, September 15th and will be available weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a late lunch offering available from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and weekend brunch will also become available in the near future.”

More details and menus here.



Lots more photos after the jump.









16 Comment

  • Those pictures look like they were taken in a foreign country. Not many DC restaurants have that aesthetic.

  • accendo

    But are the floors artificially squeaky?

  • I agree that it looks awesome, but how the heck are they going to keep it full? It’s enormous, and its location is not spectacular. In any event, I’m definitely planning to check it out.

    • There is a Busboys and Poets across the street from there that is also huge and almost always packed with people. I think that a quality restaurant in this area will definitely attract a crowd.

      • Yes, as long as it is halfway decent and not too expensive (for DC) – it can sustain a good crowd. That Busboys is always packed on weekends around brunch and on weekdays, too for dinner.

  • burritosinstereo

    So did they correct the multiple spelling errors (in French and English!) on their menus?

  • Wow. If the food is as good as the interior design, this place should do well. There are a number of large apts on that stretch of K and NY Ave, and two big new office buildings – one of which will be the new HQ for Arnold & Porter. I’m sure the fancy schmancy attorneys at A&P will love having a French bistro nearby to entertain clients…

  • The drool worthy menu and interior seriously reminds me of one of my favorite places in Paris. I’m in!

  • Authentic enough, but like Le Diplomate it still seems like an Epcot-variety “foreign” experience for urbanites who consider themselves otherwise too sophisticated for Orlando.

    • Well, if it does as well as Le Diplomate, I doubt the owners will care much that you think it’s an amusement park.

      In reality, it just looks like a really nice restaurant.

      As for the person above claiming that area is not spectacular, there are about five enormous buildings going up all around it, all pretty nice mix of office and residential. And three new hotels are planned/being worked on currently less than two blocks away. I’m not sure exactly when the last time was you were over there, but to be honest, you’re clueless.

      • (OP anonymous here) What the owners think doesn’t matter to me. What the rest of DC thinks of itself should matter to everyone.

    • I agree. I’ll probably check it out since I live in NoMa and we’re desperate for places to eat out, but no place with 170 seats inside or that many tables outside will ever really remind me of France, or Paris. As you said, it’s very Disney.

      • At the risk of going further into this pointless exercise, many parts of Paris feel like Disney these days anyway. Gotta get out of the city if you want to avoid the tourist hordes.

  • Looks gorgeous — I love the European elegance!!

  • Looks gorgeous. On my places to hit in the next month.

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