Party Earth Review Savory crêpes, champagne cocktails, and sultry décor bring a French flare and upscale vibe to Napoleon Bistro & Metropolitan Lounge, setting it apart from the raucous twenty-something scene that often dominates Adams Morgan... ... read full review
1847 Columbia Road NW
Washington, DC 20009
Red Line: Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan
M–W 5:30pm–midnight, Th 5:30pm–2am, F 5:30pm–3am, Sa 10am–3am, Su 10am–10pm
Adams Morgan, Washington, DC –
Savory crêpes, champagne cocktails, and sultry décor bring a French flare and upscale vibe to Napoleon Bistro & Metropolitan Lounge, setting it apart from the raucous twenty-something scene that often dominates Adams Morgan.
Royal tones of black, gold, and red, coupled with intricate emblems and coats of arms, grace the walls of the first floor bistro, where dapper young professionals and groups of girls in designer tags sip top-shelf creations that rely heavily on the bubbly.
Hip foodies make an appearance too, lured in not just by the popular crêpes, but also by the full menu of French fare like coconut mussels and filet mignon, which they savor over conversation and mellow Euro-beats.
The volume kicks up a notch in the downstairs lounge, however, where a DJ – including DC stalwart Will Eastman on Fridays – plays a mix of Top 40 and international beats for crowds of trendy couples and manicured singles cavorting over bottle service and burning off their dinner calories on the dance floor.
A refined yet lively haven in an otherwise rowdy neighborhood, Napoleon Bistro & Lounge leaves DC's twenty-something trendsetters feeling like they've conquered the night.
Young professionals, preppy types, fashionistas, upscale tourists, hip foodies, and well-dressed men on the prowl, early 20s to mid-30s.
Mostly ambient Euro-trance in the Bistro. DJs spin house, Top 40, Euro-trance, and world music in the Lounge.
Full menu of French cuisine including steak frites, braised short ribs, and several kinds of crêpes. Late-night bar menu includes risotto balls and spinach and artichoke dip.
Brunch menu offers gluten-free options. Outdoor seating weather permitting. Happy Hour M–F 5:30–8pm.
Brunch menu $7–$15, appetizers $6–$12, crêpes/sandwiches $10–$16, entrées $16–$26, desserts $7–$13, late-night menu $7–$12, separate seasonal patio menu of small plates $10–$16 (M–F 5:30–8pm).
Beer $5–$7, wine $8–$13, $35–$60/bottle, champagne $8–$10/glass or $50–$160/bottle, cocktails $7–$10, champagne cocktails $10, bottle service $300+/table.
Nice casual: cocktail dresses, polo shirts, button-downs, khakis. No baseball hats, shorts, or men’s sandals.
Friday and Saturday nights for DJs and huge crowds on both floors.
Just a short walk away is Bourbon (2321 18th Street NW), a sleek, modern bar with a wide selection or craft bourbons and whiskeys.