Bev and Brady went with Debbie and I to Bistro Lepic for dinner on a weekday night.
There is seating on two floors, and I called ahead and requested a table on the first floor which was confirmed. Our table was at the very front of the restaurant to the left of the entry way next to an alcove which has a V-shaped window looking out on Wisconsin Avenue.
Our server was Julia, who is from Ukraine. The service was responsive and useful.
To begin our meal, Bev and Debbie had Salade d’endive au Roquefort – Endive and mache salad with apple,walnut & Roquefort. Brady ordered Escargots au Beurre D’ail-snails baked in garlic butter. I selected Tarte a’ oignon – Onion tart with bacon, Gruyere, and baby green salad.
For main courses – Bev chose Foie de veau provencafe – Calf liver with capers, garlic, black olives & Jerez vinegar. Debbie ordered Truite meuniere amandine – Pan seared trout, roasted almond Spinach & pomme puree. Brady selected Medaillons de boeuf poeles – Seared beef medallions Creamy Polenta & mushroom jus. I chose a long-time favorite Confit de canard – Duck leg confit served with French fries.
For desserts Debbie, Bev and Brady chose Profiteroles. Bev and Brady selected vanilla ice cream filling and Debbie chose Hazelnut ice-cream. I selected Tarte chaude au chocolat – warm chocolate tart.
The portions of the various dishes were hardy.
The restaurant seats 79 people on the two floors. It is unclear whether that number includes the 12 folks who can be seated in an outside seating area that is covered, part of the street and blocked off from traffic.
The restrooms are on the second floor, so I did not check them out.
The restaurant opened 27 years ago and is going strong.
1736 Wisconsin Ave NW
Wash DC 20007