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 Le Café Descartes at The French Embassy provides gourmet meals for the distinguished palate — executed with meticulous attention to detail by Executive Chef Mark Courseille. All menu formulas are subject to change based on seasonal offerings.

CAFÉ DESCARTES

Mon - Fri  |  8:00am - 5:00pm

Select from one of our menus below for more details.

Proudly Serving warm beverages By:

 
 
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Le Petit Bouchon offers you and your guests a custom-tailored, gourmet, fine dining experience that showcases classic and artistic French culinary traditions.

Hours of Operation  |  Lunch 11:50 am - 2:30 pm  |  Dinner - Available for Private Parties of 15

All Guests are required to present their Frequent Membership Card and Identification at the entrance to the French Embassy.

LE PETIT BOUCHON

 

 

All reservations must be made 24 hours in advance. Email all reservation requests to reservations@lecafedescartes.com

Please include the first and last name of each guest in your party.

Host your next private dining experience or event at Au Petit Bouchon!

Our restaurant is open in the evening for you and your guests with a minimum reservation of 15.

Contact us at (202) 944-6075 or by emailing reservations@lecafedescartes.com

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CAFÉTÉRIA QUATRE SAISONS

Hours of Operation | Mon - Fri 11:30am - 2:45pm
Created by our Chef de Cuisine with special attention to detail and French culinary traditions, our menu is seasonal and offers a wide variety of selection to appeal to every palete.
 
Le Café Descartes is located within The Embassy of France, in Washington, D.C.
ALL GUESTS ARE REQUIRED TO PRESENT IDENTIFICATION AT THE EMBASSY ENTRANCE GATE.
 
 
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DESCARTES CATERING

Le Café Descartes proudly offers catering services for your next luncheon, party, or event.

For more information, please email info@lecafedescartes.com or call (202) 944-6075 or visit

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OUR MISSION

Le Café Descartes’s mission is to create a memorable French culinary experience for everyone that walks through our doors. Le Café Descartes, at our core, provides homemade, gourmet meals for the distinguished palate which are executed with meticulous attention to detail and bolstered by first-class customer service. Our goal is to provide an unforgettable made-to-order experience that transports you to France!

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OUR CHEF

Chef Mark Courseille’s passion for the culinary arts started at a a young age. Before he was old enough to vote, his heart and mind had decided that a chef's coat was truly his calling, which is reflected in the passion he brings to his food today.

Originally a native of Bordeaux, in Southwest France, Chef Courseille graduated from the Culinary High School of Talence. Chef Courseille continued his culinary journey in the kitchens of many high profile restaurants, including Washington DC's Citronelle by Michel Richard, Le Paradou by Yannick Cam, and Le Saint-James (Relais & Chateaux) in Bouliac, France.

Chef Courseille has earned recognition and artistic respect of the world’s leading chefs, restaurateurs, and culinary experts.

 

 

celebrating the "french open" with CHEF MARK COURSEILLE OF LE CAFÉ DESCARTES

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Frequent diner membership

We love having you dine with us! Le Café Descartes encourages you to apply for a Frequent Diner Membership card — making it easier for our most loyal guests to visit us time and time again. 

Le Café Descartes is accessible only with our Frequent Diner Membership Card. No guests will be allowed inside the embassy without this Card. Once you are done filing out the form, you will receive a confirmation email allowing you topick up your badge inside the embassy in our office located next to our restaurant Petit Bouchon.

Please Note: After the form below has been submitted, we ask that you kindly email a photo to info@lecafedescartes.com in order to complete your membership card. Merci!


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LE CAFÉ Descartes                   located within                                 the embassy of france

4101 Reservoir Road NW             Washington, D.C 20007