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A modern French restaurant near Dupont Circle

1315 16th St NW ● Washington, DC 20036

Le Sel - Dupont Circle French Restaurant

Winner of the "Best Traditional Cassoulet in the World" Award
- Cassoulet War – NYC – 2024

Le Sel is a reimagined French bistro located just steps from Dupont Circle and Logan Circle neighborhoods. Led by Executive Chef Walter Silva, Le Sel offers casual French food with a twist, in an intimate and vibrant atmosphere. Inspired by Parisian bistros with a sleek, sexy filter applied, Le Sel (which translates to salt) is the heartbeat of the neighborhood. Whether you’re in the dining room or the dog-friendly patio, enjoying a delicious brunch before seeing the sites or a romantic dinner to end the day, you’ll feel the energy that pulses through Le Sel, exemplified by the sounds of celebration and laughter.