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Sur La Place

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Belgian, European, French
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5105 Macarthur Blvd, NW, MacArthur and Dana Place Intersection, Washington DC, DC 20008
+1 202-237-1445
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:30
Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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134 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Mom and I stopped for a quick dinner around 8:30 on a Friday night. I ordered the lobster bisque and the hearts of Palm salad. I believe each item was priced at $10. The first taste of the lobster bisque was fine - I was starving. Subsequently, however, as I made my way through the bowl of soup, my mouth... More 

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Key Biscayne, Florida
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Belgian simple fare: mussels; pate; frites; really nice beers; and a live singer with good old Beatle songs and Frank Sinatra classics. Very nice service. For an old couple like us, it is a marvelous place to go on a lazy Friday evening for a few drinks and dinner.

Thank Jose A
Bethesda, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Food was great as was service. The salmon, bouillabaisse and Creme brûlée are my favorites. My husband also likes the chocolate terrine and escargots. Very friendly and attentive service.

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Mount Rainier, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Daniel our server was great. He was very knowledgeable of the food, and drinks. The mussels were unbelievable. And the octopus was the most tender I've had.

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PeterGomes2015, Owner at Sur La Place, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind support and patronage. More 

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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We had eaten in this restaurant a year ago and were pleased: the mussels were good, especially the ones with mushrooms. The pommes frites were real authentic, and the service was good. This last visit, last week, was miserable. The fries must have come from MacDonald's and warmed over; mussels had the distinctive smell of day old fish. I had... More 

Thank NewAg
PeterGomes2015, Owner at Sur La Place, responded to this review

Dear NewAg, Thanks for your negative review. Sometimes it comes as a wake up call for many businesses. I am cordially sorry for your previous unsatisfactory dining experience with our friet, mussel, pork chop, and fillet (was it a fish fillet? What kind of fish? What did you mean by bottom round? Did you mean steak instead of fillet?). I... More 

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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Although I live quite close to Sur la Place, I had not been there until last night. I had bought a Groupon and the expiry date was approaching,so a friend and I decided to check it out. It was a cold and rainy evening and we were warmly welcomed into the restaurant. We took one of the tables for two... More 

Thank Roshnibegum
PeterGomes2015, Owner at Sur La Place, responded to this review

Hi Roshnibegum, Thanks for your kind words of inspiration. At Sur La Place, we try our best to be authentic with our food and caring with our service. We are not perfect in all aspects at all the time. However, our earnest efforts of making our guests happy and satisfied with food and service is always there. Your positive and... More 

Santa Fe
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301 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Looking for a restaurant near the Kreeger and found this Bistro. Belgian/French on MacArthur. Lovely building with brick walls and small tables, curtains. Two tables outside but plenty inside. Great selection of Belgian Beers and also wines. We stayed with a Manhattan instead which was fabulous. Interesting menu with nine different sausages with sides offered. Also, a large selection of... More 

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PeterGomes2015, Owner at Sur La Place, responded to this review

Dear KarumbaSantaFe, Thanks for your kind review. At Sur La Place, we are committed to serve traditional Belgian Style (Flemish) mussels, Seafood, Steaks, Dessert as it was initially envisioned by renowned Chef Bernard Dehaene when he created our sister restaurant Mannequin Pis at Olney, Maryland in 1999. Loren and I are thriving since 2005 with Mannequin Pis and later on... More 

Washington, DC
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97 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

WE've been wanting to try this place for a couple of years. We've been several times to the other Belgian restaurant in the neighborhood, Et Voila. We went to Sur La Place to celebrate a small success by our son. Atmosphere is nice, salad was very nice, but the main course was really poor. Our son's steak frites was mediocre.... More 

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PeterGomes2015, Owner at Sur La Place, responded to this review

Dear Javi, Thanks for taking time to write a review on Sur La Place. We are very sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience with Carbonade Flamande. We take great care in selecting the right cut of beef stew meat for preparation of Carbonade Flamande which is one of our staple dish. This must be an unusual event when the... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is a fairly small restaurant in the Palisades section of DC that highlights Belgian cuisine. We got a 3 course meal for just under $30 each. Portions small but adequate. The Belgian stew was excellent and the bread pudding was delicious. One of our party had one of the mussels dinners, a specialty of the house and raved. We... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

Sur La Place was recommended to my wife and me by a friend who knows good food. We went there for my wife's birthday and could not have been more pleased. We both took advantage of the "any choice from the menu 3-course dinner for $21." For appetizer, my wife had escargots and I a boar and cranberry sausage over... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Belgian, European, French
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5105 Macarthur Blvd, NW, MacArthur and Dana Place Intersection, Washington DC, DC 20008
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-237-1445
Belgian restaurant and bar in the Palisades neighborhood of DC.

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