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About Us

Like its namesake Lutetia, the Roman predecessor to modern day Paris, 

Lutèce is rooted in history and dreams.

This cozy space once housed Café Bonaparte,

The Popal Family's beloved French crêperie, for 16 years.

Historic Georgetown has been the perfect setting for a European-inspired café from The Popal Family's immigrant journey through Europe on their way
to America over 30 years ago.



We are always looking for talented individuals to join what we (not-so-humbly) think is one to best teams in DC

Have a passion for food, beverage, and sincere hospitality and would like to join our team of creative culinary and service professionals?


Simply send your CV and cover letter to

Currently Seeking


Our bar program is created and led by our bartenders with collaboration with Chefs Matt Conroy & Isabel Coss. It is a wonderful opportunity to be as creative as you want and put your stamp on cocktail program while learning new techniques and flavor development by 2 celebrated chefs.


The culinary family at French neobistro Lutèce in Washington DC

Proud Family Member of  

The Popal Group, a boutique, family-driven hospitality company in the nation's capital

The Popal Group is the family-driven boutique hospitality group setting standard for D.C. dining through its ambitious restaurant concepts - each a different reflection of their heart, soul, and extraordinary journey.

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