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Washington, D.C. Restaurants

La Fourchette

Updated 05/23/2014

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On a block in Adams Morgan where restaurants seem to open and close weekly, La Fourchette has stayed in business for 35 years by offering good bistro food at reasonable prices. Most of the menu consists of daily specials such as salmon with spinach mousse or crab-stuffed chicken in beurre blanc alongside a cast of French standbys such as veal tongue in mustard sauce. This place looks as a bistro should, with an exposed-brick wall, a tin ceiling, bentwood chairs, and vaguely

Postimpressionist murals.

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2429 18th St. NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20009, USA

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  • No brunch weekdays

Updated 05/23/2014


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By William

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Nov 8, 2001

Miss Paris?

If so, make your way to this superb Adams Morgan bistro. Chef/owner Pierre Chauvet (formerly Katherine Graham's personal chef) has been producing some of the best French cuisine you'll find this side of the Left Bank for over 20 years. Having moved to Baltimore, my wife and I often find our car speeding toward Washington, inevitably for our favorite table at La Fourchette. Pierre's Duck breast in honey sauce; salmon on a bed of spinach mousse;

chicken stuffed with crab; Fois gras; pork medallions in a mustard sauce; and any number of seafood dishes make La Fourchette a natural choice when contemplating the glut of restaurant-fads in D.C. The fact that La Fourchette is in the bustling, eclectic neighborhood of Adams Morgan, only enhances the Parisian-like experience. Run, don't walk ... great food, great ambiance, great value! Tres magnifique

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By Robert

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Oct 17, 2000

A Bistro to Be

Excellent sea food and good service in an almost Paris setting. Excellent value for great food.

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