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Celebrate Bastille Day At These Washington, D.C. French Restaurants

Every July 14, the French celebrate Bastille Day, which marks the anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille in 1789, a major event of the French Revolution. Here in Washington, D.C., we’re a ways away from the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe, but we can still celebrate the holiday at home in the United States.

This Bastille Day, head to these French restaurants near your 1331 Maryland apartment for a festive and authentic meal of boeuf bourguignon, bouillabaisse or cassoulet (and go ahead, try your best at pronouncing them.)

Central Michel Richard, located at 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. which is six minutes from your 1331 Maryland apartment, is a convivial French bistro offering riffs on tradition, from New American fried chicken to French pâté.

Central celebrates Chef Michel Richard’s lively, jovial style of delicious food. After winning international acclaim for his flagship restaurant Citronelle in Washington D.C., Michel created a restaurant that is welcoming and accessible. The menu showcases shareable starters for the table, sumptuous appetizers, unique entrees and delectable desserts.

Bistro Bis, located at 15 E St NW, Washington, D.C. which is seven minutes from your 1331 Maryland apartment, is an upscale bistro with classic French fare that is frequented by senators, congressmen, celebrities and powerbrokers.

From the zinc bar with its tall columns and fabulous fixtures to the tiered dining area with its soft patterned tile floor, Bistro Bis is current and sophisticated while remaining warm and intimate. Here, you can find dishes like endive salade, steak tartare, salade frisée and steak frites.

Central Michel Richard

1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

(202) 626-0015

Bistro Bis

15 E St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

(202) 661-2700