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Try Can-Can Brunch and Carafe Cocktails at Downtown DC’s New Brasserie - Source Washingtonian

Posted on Apr 26,2018
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Opaline, a vivacious French brasserie, opens in the Sofitel downtown. Photography by Evy Mages

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BY ANNA SPIEGEL

WASHINGTON, DC. - Downtown hotel restaurants can run dull, but Sofitel’s new French brasserie hopes to be anything but. Opaline, which officially opens to the public on May 3, will channel a lively Parisian vibe with all-day service, table-side cocktails, and eventually, a dance party brunch. The restaurant takes over from French-fusion spot Ici Urban Bistro.

Chef Doug Isleib, formerly of Barcelona group, is behind the 64-seat dining room menu of brasserie classics—think hand-cut steak tartare, ratatouille, garlicky escargots, duck a l’orange, and steak au poivre with cognac sauce. The kitchen fashions its own pâtés, rillettes, and creamy boudin blanc sausages, as well as viennoiseries (baked goods) like croissants and brioche.

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