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320 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
202-546-4737
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Ranked #22 of 2,683 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $50
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: European, French, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Union Station red line three blocks away
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English first
New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Perfect romantic atmosphere, exceptional cuisine, worth the detour to Capitol Hill. Enjoyed the Scallop Salad and the Loup de Mer with Mango Champagne Sauce on Roasted Beets. Flavor combinations are out of the ordinary and yet perfectly suited. Very, very good service. Highly recommend. We will return for sure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere and excellent food. All three of our dishes were perfectly prepared. After a long day of traveling it was a wonderful way to Athens the evening. Service was attentive, never rushed.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Let's be clear, our dinner was really good, tasty and exactly what you could find in France but the service wasn't as good unfortunately. Still, I recommend this place: you'll have great French food!

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Wellington
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97 reviews 97 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We had the tasting menu and were not disappointed. Wine matches were superb. All french and all perfectly suited to the courses. The place is quite funky from the red velour lamp covers and drapes to the big comfy chairs. A very sophisticated wine cellar if you want to go the bottle route.I think that the chef is very talented.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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229 reviews 229 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Our group of 20 people came back here last night following an early business dinner several months ago. The food and service remain excellent, and the environment with the private room was wonderful for a relaxed business/social dinner. I'd continue to recommend it highly.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The service was phenomenal and they were short staffed. The ambiance is very romantic. I actually am not sure why this isn't the top of the list for romantic places in DC. Al was a very good server. Be sure to ask for him if you can. It was our anniversary and they gave us a table in the bay... More

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Waldorf, Maryland
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We discovered this restaurant Saturday night looking for something different and close to our hotel. After reading the positive reviews we made a reservation and boy were we ever delightfully surprised with our choice. First off the restaurant is very quaint and has little alcoves where just a few tables are set up. This makes dining here a very romantic... More

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We love this bistro. The food is superb, especially the sea bass, profiteroles, and best cappucino anywhere.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

We had a very nice lunch here in the quiet and comfortable dining room. Hanger steak was perfectly cooked, frites were fantastic.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My wife and I came to DC for two nights for our anniversary. We came to Bistro Cacao for the second night and it was far and away the better dinner of the two. This is not to say the first was poor, but rather this place was so terrific. My wife and I each got soup -- her the... More

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Additional Information about Bistro Cacao

Address: 320 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
Phone Number: 202-546-4737
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 50
Cuisine: European, French, Wine Bar

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