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For a “fun visit to France”, Atlas District locals check into this funky, brick-lined bistro “tucked away in an H Street row house” where the French menu features “outstanding”crêpes and “delish” cheese boards, paired with “good wines”; add in “efficient” service and an “amazing weekday happy hour”, and you’ve got a “unique dining experience” that’s “delightful without being pretentious.”
This romantic French bistro, set in an exposed-brick row house and spread over two floors, checks all the boxes: buttery escargot, rich cheese plates, great wines, vintage Left Bank ambience. Order a sparkling aperitif, a saucy mushroom crepe or the beef bourguignon and pretend you're across the Atlantic.
From the Le Chat Noir folks, Le Grenier is named for the French word for "the attic," a fact made clear in the interior aesthetic: an eclectic collection of antiques bulges out of every corner of the two-floor bistro, while banquettes with vintage headboards look out onto hanging birdcages. The menu is French, with a large selection of courses -- like scallops and melon-cantaloupe appetizers -- lending themselves to the general romantic mood of the exposed brick space.
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Let’s face it: H Street Corridor can be a pain to get to, especially since the streetcar hasn’t started running yet, and at this rate who knows if it will ever be functional? But brunch at Le Grenier is worth the trip H Street, and based on the crowd at this charming French bistro, it’s clear that others have reached the same conclusion.