Montsouris Slated to Open Today

It's like watching the restaurant cycle of life come full circle. La Colline passes on, Johnny's Half Shell opens in its place Monday, and the new French-flavored Montsouris fills Johnny's space just days later.

Assuming a few loose ends are tied up by dinner time, Montsouris is planning to open its doors tonight. On the menu: butcher steak with mashed potatoes, pâté served in its own jar, steak tartar, steamed mussels, veal t-bone, pork chops, duck confit, and, bien sur, frites. For dessert, there's pistachio custard, apple tatin and rice pudding. First courses, like frisée salad with bacon, range in price from about $6.50 to $11. Entrées run $17 to $23.50.

The wine list features small vineyards from France, as well as selections from Italy and the United States.

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2002 P St. NW