About Us
Apéro is a sommelier owned and operated Champagne, Wine and Cocktail bar and French Restaurant. Located at 2622 P St NW in the heart of historic Georgetown it offers a neighborhood vibe situated along a quiet street lined with row homes and colonial era architecture with barista service weekdays, evening dinner and weekend brunch service.

It is the perfect spot for an intimate dinner or a drink and a snack. The culinary team is led by consulting Chef Paul Stearman with offerings such as sustainably farmed caviar, accoutrement and waffles or Seabass en pappillote.

The over arching mission or Apéro is to create a space that facilitates joy and a sense of welcome. "The best way to express how much you care is through acts of service," says Elli Benchimol, owner. "Making people feel welcome, familiar and at ease is what hospitality is about."
Our Team
Meet our team
Elli Benchimol
Elli is an Advanced Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers as well as experienced mixologist. An artful hybrid of both specialties. Benchimol has more than 22 years of experience in the hospitality industry,
Alexa Jaenicke
Originally from Boston Massachusetts, Alexa found her true passion in wine, spirits, and hospitality after navigating her way through an arts degree. She graduated top of her class at George Washington University, worked at some of the top museums in the city and realized her side jobs were their own art form.
General Manager