lapis is a causal neighborhood restaurant located in the heart of adams morgan, washington, dc. in addition to our distinctive ethnic menu, we manage a craft cocktail bar featuring inspired twists on classic cocktails. our quiet neighborhood corner offers both indoor and outdoor dining options. 

paying homage to our predecessor napoleon bistro, we have kept the same weekend brunch we are famous for– of course with bottomless mimosas!




nearly three decades ago, our family was forced to flee afghanistan after the soviet invasion, leaving family and possessions behind like many refugees before us. 

like many immigrants to america, we pursued an entrepreneurial path to channel our creativity and take part in the american dream. in 2003, we opened our first restaurant cafe bonaparte.  over the last twelve years, we added two more european-inspired venues to the popal restaurant group, napoleon bistro (2007)—now home to lapis— and malmaison (2013).

lapis has been a dream a long time in the works. here we cook the flavors of our childhood, and fill the kitchen with scents of a distant home. we invite you to join us around our family table and savor the flavors of our history. 

Lapis - Family Owned Restaurant - Washington, DC

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HOURS:  Dinner 5:30-10pm Sun-Thurs & 5:30-11pm Fri & Sat
Weekend Brunch 10am-3pm

ADDRESS: 1847 Columbia Road NW (corner of Mintwood Pl) Kalorama Triangle/Adams Morgan

METRO: Woodley Park & Dupont Circle Metros (Red Line)
15-20 mins walk

BUS: Line 42 or 43 (Mintwood Pl stop)

TEL:  202-299-9630

EMAIL:  info(at)