Parc de Ville

4.4
288 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 288 people are saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Rebeccah
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal and service for our anniversary. They gave us complimentary champagne on arrival and the service was quick, attentive, anticipated our needs and had wonderful suggestions. Would definitely recommend and would love to go back!

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MikeH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I have dined with the folks at Parc de Ville more than a half dozen times, and every time the service is phenomenal. Everyone at the front of the house goes well out of their way to make sure that the experience goes smoothly and that we're happy with all of the food and drinks. Parc de Ville has an incredible menu and atmosphere, and the food is always flawless, but it's consistently our favorite place to eat because of the incredible staff and their level of service.

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vipoutandabout
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The restaurant felt very "corporate" and while I give places a lot of credit for starting back up again, the general quality fell short even given that. The Mosaic District needs something besides True Food and Matchbox for discerning palates!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks and service are always excellent at Parc de Ville! We love this restaurant!

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GeoffS
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

We went for lunch and about an hour after ordering the waiter explained that the kitchen had screwed up our order and they were remaking it, When the food finally arrived, it was very good. My steak was superb and my dining companion liked her trout. The manager comped our meals, so they made an attempt to make it right, The desserts were also delicious. I expect that they don't do this all the time so I would go back again as the food was good.

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MargaretW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Celebrating a young friend's Doctor of Nursing graduation. We were early for our reservation, but they were able to seat us right away - appreciated. But then we sat at a bare table for about 10 minutes (seemed longer) before waitstaff arrived to ask about water choice. Then another 10 or so minutes of nothing. Finally got water (no ice, tho' I had asked for ice water). Ultimately waiter serving large party behind us half turned and apologized and said he'd be with us shortly. Then that took quite a long time. But he was most pleasant when he did come to answer some questions and take our order.

Cocktail: Guest enjoyed her Rose Garden cocktail, but at $16 ... I remember when I thought $12 was outrageous. Good thing I don't drink anymore! Yes, cocktails are more complex these days, but still ... we all know this is where good profit is.

Food: Daube de boeuf had a lovely square of super tender beef; puree of potatoes and sauce could have been a bit more generous. I had to borrow some of my guest's bearnaise (but then again I love sauces). She ordered the steak frites - loved the generous steak, seasoned and cooked perfectly. French fries very short, a bit limp, and disappointing overall. McDonald's and Artie's fries far superior.

Overall, I'd say the prices were a bit rich for the service and quality/quantity of our food. We might have ordered dessert but I think my guest didn't want to
lay on another $10 or so when we were fairly full.

It's a nice restaurant, and I wish I weren't so frugal by nature, or I would return for another meal. I don't like to judge on just one visit. Perhaps I'll come for dinner by myself one night and give it another shot. Maybe after the restaurant scene calms down a smidge and they are not so crazy busy!

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chrisl
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The energetic noise level happened due to the party we were seated next to. No fault of the restaurant. We enjoyed our meal and overall had a wonderful time.

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vipHannahP
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place for a regular Friday night or a celebratory meal. We always get a few delicious cocktails, the escargot appetizer, and at least one steak frites. Other favorites include the Caesar salad, French onion soup, salmon appetizer, short rib, duck confit, Paris Brest, on and on and on. I could rave about Parc de Ville for a lifetime. In addition to fantastic food, they have exceptional service and an unbeatable ambiance.

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LourendaB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. I can't understand why it's not full. The food is sooo good. They take food allergens seriously and I don't feel like I'm missing out when they have to omit an ingredient. The service is great. It's just an all around wonderful place to eat. I can't wait till the rooftop wine bar is open.

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vipDavidH
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A bit pricey, but you get what you pay for. The food was excellent. One criticism- the wood chairs are terribly uncomfortable

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vipValerieK
Washington DC
104 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere. Obviously they were slammed and the staff was working their hardest to keep up! Cheese plate is fantastic. Be careful. The menu is not marked for gluten items.

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ReneS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We tried the new pasta dish on the menu. The presentation was great however, it was served at room temperature.

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Minky
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It’s a pretty restaurant but more pricy than most in Mosaic. The dessert was the awesome - cream puff but the main course - sea bass - was good but nothing special . Excellent wine choices. Our server was lovely until we asked for separate checks she seemed upset- in this digital age why is that a problem still?!

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vipBonnie
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This was a very, very disappointing experience for a very special birthday celebration.
The food was served either cold, flavorless or salty. The service was abominable--wait, wait, wait. I had hoped to find a great French Restaurant here,but did not! & will not pay these high prices again for the terrible food & service!

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VickiH
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for allowing me an opportunity to create a reservation without actually calling the restaurant!

Parc de Ville
Responded on May 26, 2021

Thank you Vicki. Always a pleasure to have you visit!

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vipHvu2000
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant is located in the Mosaic center and there are parking in the nearby area. The foods and services are great. Highly recommended.

Parc de Ville
Responded on May 26, 2021

We are very glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for the kind review!

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vipJulieW
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We really enjoyed the food and the servers were very pleasant and accommodating.

Parc de Ville
Responded on May 26, 2021

Thank you. We appreciate your patronage and kind words!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience in a gem of a restaurant! Felt like we had transported to Paris. Will certainly return.

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jeffb75
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time. Overall a great experience. Mussels were good though wish had more broth. A bit on the pricey side but was happy to get out. They were doing appropriate COVID practices.

Parc de Ville
Responded on May 26, 2021

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for the kind review!

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vipKatzko
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience2

It was the most delicious French food in Virginia state.

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vipjudy
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The French onion soup was delicious but the rest of the meal was adequate. I got the duck and it was very salty.

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Patron
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was outstanding: attentive and friendly but not intrusive. They are observing covid protocol with increased cleaning and sparse seating. The food is good, but can be aggressively seasoned (e.g., the potato rosti that accompanied an otherwise find duck confit) The moules frites and onion soup were the highlights of the night. Escargots were tender and were accompanied by an unctuous mushroom duxelle nestled in a crispy vol au vent. We were so stuffed that we did not attempt desserts.

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vipcarolel
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely *loved* the wait staff and the food at this restaurant. My trout was cooked perfectly with a crispy skin, my husband said his soft shell crab was delicious, and my daughter loved her salmon. The ambience was quiet and formal - which may not have been the best combination for a Mother's Day Brunch with a 4 year old and an 11 month old (I felt embarrassed a number of times!), even though the wait staff were more than flexible. Would definitely recommend this place for a date night/brunch or family with older children.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and attentive service

Parc de Ville
Responded on May 26, 2021

Thanks for the 5 star review!

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EGA8
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The service was very unprofessional and slow. The experience and quality of the food didn't match the price

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ClarkG
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So this is my wife's favorite French restaurant in the area!

Love the mussels, drinks, cheeses

We always ❤love going there we just wish we could afford to go more often.!!!

Great venue. Quiet clean, new, modern. Service is very good and food excellent. Parking is plentiful and free and close.

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monicap
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Everything was okay until we were asked to leave since we had been there for 2 hours.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
16 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Bring a jacket if you sit inside it’s a meat locker along the windows with air blowing hard on you. Maybe good for summer days but we froze. French onion soup was good. Food was fine but lacks ambiance. Would give it another try but keep expectations in the normal range

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Solid French bistro fare, well-executed in a comfortable and sophisticated atmosphere.

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vipJjLt
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were very impressed with the wine list and the food. Several good French wines by the glass. The duck confit was one of the best we have ever had. Really enjoyed the pate. Can’t wait for the rooftop to open.

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vipDiane
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve eaten here twice now— once for brunch and our latest visit for dinner and drinks. Everything is fabulous here from the service to the food to the cocktails to the lovely dining space. Food is very authentic French. Reminded us of restaurants we ate at in Paris! Highly recommend the house salad, French onion soup, duck confit, and the chocolate hazelnut pot de creme! Loved Requin which was the prior restaurant but we think we like Parc de Ville even more.

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RichR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been big fans of Parc de Ville's sister restaurant, Chez Billy Sud in Georgetown, as a romantic anniversary/date night spot. Unfortunately, Chez Billy Sud had a COVID scare this week during our 1 year anniversary, and was closed for safety. I snagged a reservation at Parc de Ville, and we had an excellent evening. Our server was very friendly, and was also serving as the bartender, so we had excellent drinks. We got a few very nice perks for our anniversary, which was very sweet of them. The food was *excellent*, the same great French inspired food that we loved at Chez Billy with a few twists. The dining room was very spacious and well decorated, and tables were well spaced and very comfortable for COVID precautions. I was concerned that the larger space might feel a bit crowded, but the noise levels were very low and we had a very romantic dinner. As others have noted, service wasn't necessarily fast -- I think the restaurant is running a shorter staff given the reduced capacity -- but we were never waiting on a server and had an excellent evening. Strongly recommend!

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vipDebM
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a real pleasure to be at Parc de Ville. Service is super, Dan's cocktails THE BEST. Lucky for us we live close enough to visit often. So so happy Parc de Ville survived 2020; looking forward to the rooftop deck this spring.

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Christi
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely evening- service was great! Fun ambiance!

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imissneworleans
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, attentive service. Delicious food -- we tried chef's cheese selection, Steak Frites and Salmon En Croute. We also enjoyed the specialty cocktails: French Martini and Sazerac. We'll definitely go back. AND they're adding a rooftop wine bar that's opening in May!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The food was ok. The service is a different story... I made a reservation to celebrate my fiends birthday and besides the fact that the we’ve been pretty much forgotten at the table and there was one more other table we n the whole restaurant. I tried to be discreet and asking our server to add a candle to the desert for my friend’s birthday and she literally yelled back to the kitchen “Can you add a candle to the desert” as she was waking away, not far from our table. While I believe she must of been tired, it is still something you need to be aware of as why I came to you and whispered vs saying it loudly. Anyhow, the first experience was ok but not enough reasons to go back to this place, which is its shame because it’s seems like a nice place to go for dinner.

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vipZonker
Tulsa
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Too few servers. My short rib was fine, though a little dry. My friend’s steak was cooked perfectly, but the cut wasn’t great and had gristle in every bite. Fries and mashed potatoes were excellent as was the escargot appetizer. Wanted to love this place because it definitely looks like a French bistro, but would probably never go back if I lived in DC.

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BetsyF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful meal with great service. The precautions due to the pandemic made us feel extremely safe and the noise level was blessedly low. Would recommend and will return.

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MartyG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We enjoyed the food very much. The COVID restricciones that are practiced are great. These include the contactless menu, the tables far apart, waiters wearing masks and patrons being asked to use a mask while not at their table. Our waiter was horrible and unfortunately made for a less pleasant evening. His poor attitude and unfriendly manner made us feel less than welcome. For this type of service we can elsewhere. Every other time we have been to Parc de Ville it has been very pleasant. We were celebrating two weeks after having had our 2 vaccines and specifically chose this restaurant because we have enjoyed previous visits.

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Bart
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely marvelous! The food was amazing. I had the braised short ribs and was blown away. Incredibly spiced, perfectly done. My wife had the salmon - an excellent dish but we both agreed the beef was better. Service was fantastic and the restaurant is gorgeous.

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

Parc de Ville is rated 4.4 stars by 288 OpenTable diners.

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 reservations at the moment.