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5010 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2023 (Nebraska and Connecticut)
+1 202-237-5555
10:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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185 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had mussels, chicken, mushroom risotto and salad, all were good, very well prepared and wonderful wait staff. The wine was well priced. The atmosphere was very good for conversation. Easy to get in.

1 Thank Pat G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Decent food, terrible service. VERY slow, nasty, rude wait staff. Way too loud and the music made it worse. No one on the wait staff seems to be responsible for a table. Had at least 3 different people come to the table but seemed to "forget" or not respond to requests. When asked the senior staff for a third time,... More 

2 Thank paul p
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Had heard people describe Terasol Gallery Café as a neighborhood gem. And it turned out to be a delicious retreat. At lunch I had a salmon filet, nicely sautéed, and served on a bed of spinach with a sweet potato mousse. Really well done. The café had a gallery of local artists and displayed paintings, pottery and sculpture. A nice... More 

1 Thank jetjersey
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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524 reviews
350 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is one of these neighborhood restaurants that you might never try unless you live nearby. Although this one does have the advantage of being right across the street from the famous bookstore Politics and Prose. We decided to go there for Sunday brunch simply because we haven't tried it before. Got there around 11:30 am and it was pretty... More 

2 Thank paxa
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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471 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We had not been to Terasol in a good while and were looking forward to walking over for a quiet meal and glass of wine. We decided to eat inside given the rush hour traffic on Connecticut. We were were give some very good warm bread and thought we were off to a good start. The gazpacho was great -... More 

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Columbus, Indiana
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146 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Washington seems to cultivate these small restaurants. This one is not a big standout - about the best you can say about it is that it is across from a really good bookstore, Politics and Prose, and if you need a bite to eat after a couple hours looking at books, it is convenient. The decor - guess they are... More 

1 Thank interceptpubs
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Each time we visit this restaurant the food quality is lower. We took family for a dinner on a Sat. night and three of us ordered the steak frit: the meat is listed as Hangar, but it certainly was not. It was tough and tasted like something other than steak. The manager kindly removed the plates and did not charge... More 

2 Thank kathryn h
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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196 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Though Connecticut Ave is pretty busy around 1630 on a weekday, you still find some comfort in sitting outside on the small terrace of Terabol. The owner puts aside his paper and coffee to bring out the wine list and inform you the kitchen opens at 1700 leaving plenty of time to enjoy a pre-dinner drink and check the inside... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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125 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Not sure why this French cafe has a Spanish sounding name. The food is French, as is most of the decor. They sell pottery and other crafts here as well, though it takes away from the restaurant's aesthetics. The signage is not attractive, in my opinion, so this is easy to pass by. But the food and service are good.

Thank Maria O
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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471 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

This is a small neighborhood bistro with a regular following. Very good service. Tables outside when it is warm. Very comfortable and cozy inside. We have had lunch and dinner and always have had a pleasant experience. We have thought enough of the place to meet friends from France and Belgium there.

Thank waterandmore

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5010 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2023
    (Nebraska and Connecticut)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-237-5555
TERASOL, an artisan gallery and cafe. Interested in a quick visit to Paris? Terasol celebrates local artisans while offering a true European experience. Whether you are interested in new artistic creations or in simply sipping a nice cafe au lait, succulent French onion soup or delicious boeuf bourguignon while being serenaded by Edith Piaf, pack your suitcase and join us! Make sure to check out our website for our upcoming events. Check out our music nights every Fridays! See you soon!!!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?