Chef de Cuisine : EDITH R BRENOT
Whisk yourself away to the heart of Provence by dining with us.
For over 20 years, Lavandou has been providing a taste of authentic Provençal cuisine in Washington D.C.’s Cleveland Park neighborhood. Tucked in amongst charming storefronts on Connecticut Avenue, Lavandou’s cozy glow lures its guests inside where they can enjoy familiar french specialities in a relaxed atmosphere.
Owner, Madame Florence Devilliers, migrated from France to the United States when she was just 23 years old. After working in a variety of local restaurants, Devilliers opted to open her own establishment in 1990 to bring a more approachable style of French dining to D.C.’s burgeoning food scene. Curious patrons quickly became weekly regulars as they enjoyed the restaurant’s charming decor, delightful dishes and Devilliers’ genuine hospitality.
The cuisine at Lavandou is based on the essences of Provence, a sunny region on the French Riviera which is famous for using only the most natural ingredients. Many of our dishes are created with farm-fresh favorites such as heirloom tomatoes, roasted peppers, eggplants and olives and are seasoned with fragrant garlic, rosemary, and thyme. These flavorful traditional dishes, prepared at length and with healthy, fresh ingredients are truly reflective of the Mediterranean style of “savior vivre.”