We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.


$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
5010 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2023 (Nebraska and Connecticut)
+1 202-237-5555
10:00 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

77 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 77: English reviews
McLean, VA
Level Contributor
27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great, real French menu choices. Perfect bread, incredible stews, great fish.... large portions, but our table of 4 managed to clean every plate. Cozy interior, good music. Cannot wait to go back!

Thank CarthageMcLean_VA
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
227 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 690 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This is a neighborhood gem. Unlike some the experience of some of the commentators, we have always been lucky and found the service friendly and fast and the loudness of the music perfect for conversation. I had lentil soup and beet salad and my wife had the crab salad. All portions were well portioned and nicely displayed and tasty (though... More 

Thank UE_DC64
Level Contributor
76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

For the most part the food is acceptable, but not really that good. Prices are significantly too high for portion size and quality, and the service is just plain inattentive and indifferent. A mushroom tart uses food-service puff pastry, an undistinguished brown sauce, and a big mound of arugula fisted straight out of the plastic clamshell container. An endive, walnut... More 

1 Thank Dan L
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Level Contributor
191 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We had mussels, chicken, mushroom risotto and salad, all were good, very well prepared and wonderful wait staff. The wine was well priced. The atmosphere was very good for conversation. Easy to get in.

1 Thank Pat G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Decent food, terrible service. VERY slow, nasty, rude wait staff. Way too loud and the music made it worse. No one on the wait staff seems to be responsible for a table. Had at least 3 different people come to the table but seemed to "forget" or not respond to requests. When asked the senior staff for a third time,... More 

2 Thank paul p
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Had heard people describe Terasol Gallery Café as a neighborhood gem. And it turned out to be a delicious retreat. At lunch I had a salmon filet, nicely sautéed, and served on a bed of spinach with a sweet potato mousse. Really well done. The café had a gallery of local artists and displayed paintings, pottery and sculpture. A nice... More 

1 Thank jetjersey
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
537 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is one of these neighborhood restaurants that you might never try unless you live nearby. Although this one does have the advantage of being right across the street from the famous bookstore Politics and Prose. We decided to go there for Sunday brunch simply because we haven't tried it before. Got there around 11:30 am and it was pretty... More 

2 Thank paxa
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
519 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We had not been to Terasol in a good while and were looking forward to walking over for a quiet meal and glass of wine. We decided to eat inside given the rush hour traffic on Connecticut. We were were give some very good warm bread and thought we were off to a good start. The gazpacho was great -... More 

Thank waterandmore
Columbus, Indiana
Level Contributor
164 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Washington seems to cultivate these small restaurants. This one is not a big standout - about the best you can say about it is that it is across from a really good bookstore, Politics and Prose, and if you need a bite to eat after a couple hours looking at books, it is convenient. The decor - guess they are... More 

1 Thank interceptpubs
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Each time we visit this restaurant the food quality is lower. We took family for a dinner on a Sat. night and three of us ordered the steak frit: the meat is listed as Hangar, but it certainly was not. It was tough and tasted like something other than steak. The manager kindly removed the plates and did not charge... More 

2 Thank kathryn h

Travellers who viewed Terasol also viewed

Washington DC, DC
Washington DC, DC
Washington DC, DC
Washington DC, DC

Been to Terasol? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5010 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2023
    (Nebraska and Connecticut)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-237-5555
TERASOL, an artisan gallery and cafe. Interested in a quick visit to Paris? Terasol celebrates local artisans while offering a true European experience. Whether you are interested in new artistic creations or in simply sipping a nice cafe au lait, succulent French onion soup or delicious boeuf bourguignon while being serenaded by Edith Piaf, pack your suitcase and join us! Make sure to check out our website for our upcoming events. Check out our music nights every Fridays! See you soon!!!

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Terasol staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?