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Bistro Cacao

320 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
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Ranked #31 of 2,651 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $25 - $50
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
Toronto, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Booked through Opentable. Maybe I set my expectations too high. Food was okay. My friend is vegetarian, she did not like the dishes that were recommended by our server. Atmosphere is romantic though.

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Mays Landing, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We ate here for restaurant week and the food and ambiance were awesome. I would definitely eat here again. Our waitress was very sweet.

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Tampa, FL
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71 reviews 71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A colleague and I are in Washington for business and we wanted to have a good French dinner without paying a fortune. I read through the reviews on Trip Advisor and we made a reservation. We were seated immediately with our choice of outside or inside. We chose inside and were seated in a charming room where tables were separated... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Bistro Cacao is always dependable for great French food and good wine. It's also such a cute and unique atmosphere.

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This lovely little restaurant was within walking distance of our rental condo, the outside patio was very busy so we decided to take a table inside. Service was attentive and professional, food was amazing. The bouillabaisse was the best we have ever tasted with lots of seafood and a wonderful broth that did not disappoint. Well worth the visit and... More

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York england
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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Visited this place twice during our stay, alfresco dining very intimate with excellent service very good food. Waiting time 20 minutes or so but you knew when the plate was served it was freshly cooked. On both occasions the food was scrummy. Service was good. Only down side was the first time we went it was getting a little dark... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Went with my 11 year old granddaughter and adult niece to celebrate birthday. We each had different entrees and we loved them all. The gazpacho with watermelon was excellent, my hamburger was very juicy and perfectly cooked, and the Caesar salad entrée was very plentiful. The thinly cut French fries with the sandwiches were excellent. This was a highlight for... More

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La Plata, Maryland
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166 reviews 166 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The weekday lunch menu at Bistro Cacao is geared for quick service, offering mostly salads, soups, sandwiches, and the like. I had the main course Salade Cacao (house) with grilled salmon. Delicious, by any standard. My friends had soup and salads, which they also enjoyed. Service was attentive and friendly, too. I would definitely like to come back for dinner.

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Even the rain could not dampen the meal . 3 properties joined to get her to make a quirky French home with little private areas to eat in on comfy seating. The French onion soup was to die for and my steak we'll scrumdiddlyous ( my word for out standing)

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Cleveland, Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

On a July 4 weekend visit to DC, my husband & I had a very enjoyable dinner here. The food and service were both excellent. We had a reservation & were seated immediately. We shared a very interesting & tasty of Grilled Calamari & Grilled Pineapple - delicious. I had the Grilled Seafood Plate with Grilled Artichoke - deliciously done.... More

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