Fun-colored drinks, pretty good food, and TOP NOTCH company. We went to Napoleon with a large-ish group (7?) pretty last minute, sans reservation. That on its own was a big plus.
Let's talk for a second about my drink. It was NOT pink. I think it was called the Kentucky Derby, or something like that. It had bourbon and champagne in it, and it warmed me up in a way that a fizzy fruity pomegranatini situation could not have. It was like dessert, but not too sweet.
The Budapest was popular at our table, a savory crepe with ground beef, onions, tomatoes, green peppers, garlic, and cilantro. Yuuuuum.
What? You want to know what the tastiness is like on the inside? Like what you'd see on its way to your mouth? OK.
A side of mac and cheese was decadent and delicious. I actually liked it more than the one at Central. I tried to share with the table, but most of it ended up in my belly.
What I should have had was the apple and brie crepe chips. Instead, I had a crunchy salad with cheese (okay, chevre), grapes, hazelnuts, etc. You know, the usual. According to IK, the crepe basket holding the salad is usually a soft and fluffy-ish crepe. On this particular day it was crispy, and she was not a fan. I had nothing to compare it to, but the crispy basket was not so enticing. I didn't eat it. J enjoyed the burger--he says the brioche bun was awesome. The fries are good, too.
I apologize in advance for their horrific web site. It's like Rasika's--totally nausea-inducing and flashtastic.
Napoleon Bistro & Lounge
1847 Columbia Rd NW
Metro: Red Line to Woodley Park/Adams Morgan, etc etc.