Chez Billy Sud

A precious llittle bit of France in Georgetown

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This is such a pretty little restaurant, its walls painted that distinctive Ladurée green (a pale pistachio color) and hung with gold-framed mirrors and drawings, a banquette running the length of one side of the room, and white linen-covered tables placed at just enough distance from each other to encourage sweet tête-à-têtes.

Its cuisine befits the space, thoroughly French and delicious. The menu runs from truite grenobloise (sautéed trout with fennel purée and fingerling potatoes) to cassoulet, to duck à l’orange. Seductive concotions, like The Frenchman (Calvados, lemon, pastis, and champagne), may have you choosing a cocktail over a fine wine.

But if it’s wine and small bites you’re interested in, step across the patio to Chez Billy’s new Bar à Vin (wine bar), the wood-beamed and paneled room that looks as if it was lifted straight out of a country house in the south of France.

Chez Billy Sud is the southern (“Sud”) location of the original Chez Billy in the Petworth neighborhood of Washington, a little bit off the beaten track for out-of-towners.

Metro: Foggy Bottom on the Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines, with a 15 to 20-minute walk. Or take the DC Circulator.

Categories: Eat: French |

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1039 31st St. NW
Washington 20007
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