Cafe Bonaparte is my new favorite place to hang out. I first dropped in about a month back. I was headed back into the city from Reagan airport when a friend called and told me he was hanging out over at Bonaparte. I had heard of the restaurant/bar before and knew it was affiliated with Napoleon in Adams Morgan but never stopped in. I did and was immediately hooked.
Cost – $$$
Service – A
From the point at which you are greeted at the front door to the point when you settle your tab at the end of the evening, the service is top-notch.
Food – A-
I’ve just had snacks there (cheese plates, fries, etc.) and never ordered an entrée however I have been told it is quite good.
Decor – A-
It’s tightness of space creates a lively vibrance in the place that is wonderfully complimented by its modern French-chic aesthetic.
Feel – A-
As I mentioned in the preface, Bonaparte has quickly become one of my favorite spots in Northwest. The only issue is that it is so popular that it sometimes is tough to get a table (without a prior reservation). It is versatile, definitely a venue that can suit a broad range of clientele with the common thread being good taste in food and ambiance.
Bonaparte is located at 1522 Wisconsin Ave. in Georgetown. Reservations are definitely recommended. They can be reached at (202) 333-8830.