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Woodley Park / Cleveland Park Restaurants

Find expansive wine lists and generous portions on this leafy, quiet stretch of Connecticut Avenue.

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Keeping with a French tradition, this eatery offers steak-frites (or mushroom-frites) with a secret sauce.

Inspired by a 19th century love story about a potato grower and steak restaurateur in Deauville, France, where steak frites was made famous, this restaurant serves just and only that: culotte steak and fries with a secret sauce. A three-course prix fixe: bread, salad, steak and fries is available every day for $19.50. At Sunday brunch, get bottomless Bloody Marys, fruit or yogurt, and a choice of savory entrees like steak and eggs, or eggs Benedict with sliced steak ($23). The carefully curated wine list – there are only eight, mostly French– doesn't really change either. Desserts like apple pie, double chocolate cake and cheesecake are served a la carte in the contemporary interior with exposed brick walls and dark wooden ceiling beams, but red striped tea towels for napkins are a throwback to French tradition. On nice nights, park it under globe lights on the corner patio with friends and reminisce in the Deauville tradition.