We give major props to Chez Billy for bringing Parisian chic to Petworth. With a dining room serving up classic French bistro fare, a comfy bar for sipping cocktails or wine, a secluded patio, and a super-cool upstairs lounge where some of the city's coolest DJs spin, the place is a veritable buffet of night-out options.
All done up with dark-paneled walls, dim lighting, and glittering chandeliers, Chez Billy is a natural choice for a romantic date or a casual night of catching up with your closest friends. The laid-back atmosphere keeps it from being too precious and — this is crucial — it's far enough off the beaten path that it feels like your own private hotspot.
For your next trip up Georgia Avenue, we suggest something casual but still polished, with a dose of Francophile glam. Simple studded boots and vibrant jewel tones keep the look upscale, and a killer clutch goes with it as perfectly as Champagne goes with, well, everything.
Clockwise from the top left: Diane von Furstenberg Goya Top, $490, available at Matches; H&M Slim-Fit Pants, $12.95, available at H&M; Kelly Wearstler 18-Karat Gold-Plated Spere Earrings, $225, available at Net-A-Porter; Zara Studded Cowboy Ankle Boot, $129, available at Zara; Clare Vivier Fold Over Suede Clutch, $156, available at Shopbop.
Photo: Courtesy of Jeff Martin