Lunch in Georgetown?

Gtown theatre sign

How about lunch in Georgetown*? On the way to a favorite French bistro, we’ll pass the old Georgetown theatre, the former site of many a French film, now a jewel center. Some of the theatre seats were covered with a cloth because they were broken, and your shoes stuck to the floor. Oh, but those movies were good.

Gtown shops

Georgetown has lots of old, historic buildings that house typical American fare, like White House/Black Market or Steve Madden.

Gtown window display

Gtown window-baby

There are some pretty cool window displays too.

You may even see a C&O Canal barge in dry dock (I think that’s what’s going on here):

C&O barge

But here we are at Café La Ruche, which means “beehive cafe.”

Cafe la Ruche

It’s not much to look at from the outside, but bistros aren’t meant to be fancy.

What we came for was this:

Quiche Savoyarde

and this:

Croque Monsieur

and this:

apple dumpling

I don’t remember ever having an apple dumpling in France, but who am I to quibble? It was divine. Thank heaven Mr. Prose was there to share it. When I was in Paris, you were supposed to have café au lait for breakfast, but the Frenchman next to us ordered one, so I followed suit.

*For those unfamiliar with Washington, D.C., Georgetown is a beautiful, old neighborhood northwest of the city. Georgetown University is there, along with a lot of very expensive mansions and great shops and restaurants. Parking can be a nightmare, but we lucked out and found a spot right in front of the cafe.

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14 Responses to Lunch in Georgetown?

  1. bonniegunkel says:

    I love the old buildings with their brightly painted faces. So quaint. And that food looks delicious!

  2. jacquelincangro says:

    There’s something about a French bistro, isn’t there? The food looks so dainty and lovingly prepared. It just feels so civilized.

  3. Caroline says:

    This definitely reminds me of Paris… Such simple but tasty meals.

  4. flyinggma says:

    I love Georgetown and all it’s unique architecture and food. I always feel as though I am leaving too soon without seeing enough. Thanks for sharing!

  5. 36x37 says:

    The sight of the quiche and pastry…either could be on the cover of Donna Hay magazine. Delish!

  6. Cheryl Andrews says:

    That dessert is to die for!

  7. ebeth420 says:

    The quiche and the pastry look yummy but that sandwich looks positively out-of-this-world. Details, please, Ms. Pearl? What was on it? What was that sinful looking cheese or sauce dripping so decadently down its sides?

    • That would be a decadent Croque Monsieur, which is a toasted ham and gruyère sandwich topped with Béchamel sauce and more gruyère cheese. A Croque Madame has a fried egg on top! Both are indeed decadent and a rare indulgence. 🙂

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