With its pale green walls and gold framed mirrors and prints, parquet floor and wall-length banquette, Chez Billy Sud could only be French. That’s how it seems to me anyway. (The green hue of the walls reminds me of the gift boxes used by the Parisian tearoom and macaron shop Ladurée, which coincidentally recently opened a location in Georgetown, at 3060 M St. NW). The cuisine showcases the dishes of southern France, satisfying the hankerings of Francophiles with escargots, steak frites, sautéed trout with fennel puree, and flourless torte au chocolat. A courtyard offers additional seating in fine weather and also leads to Chez Billy’s sidekick wine bar, Le Bar a Vin, equally charming with its exposed brick walls, dark-stained wood floor, and copper-topped bar.
Washington, D.C.› Restaurant
Chez Billy Sud
1039 31st St. NW (btw. M and K sts.)
Our Rating Neighborhood Georgetown Hours Tues–Fri 11:30am–2pm; Sun–Thurs 5–10pm; Fri–Sat 5–11pm; Sat–Sun 11am–2pm Phone 202/965-2606 Prices Main courses $12–$26 lunch and brunch, $21–$38 dinner Cuisine Type French Web site Billy Sud Other Reservations recommended