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Bistro Cacao

320 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
202-546-4737
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Ranked #21 of 2,645 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
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW 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
34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW 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
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Hickory Corners, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Our french waiter added a touch of authenticity to our dinner. We started with appetizers of escargot in garlic butter and roasted calamari with greens, blue cheese and walnuts; shared a dinner of duck confit on a bed of risotto; and finished it off with a trio of vanilla, chocolate and mango creme brulees, again shared. We tried the French... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Found this place by searching for Sunday Brunches in DC. Tried to look for a place that wasn't a chain or a tourist trap. Got my wish at this lovely neighborhood restaurant southeast of Union Station and northeast of the Capitol on Mass. Ave. Parking was easy (and free) on a Sunday. Seated quickly and treated very well by a... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Delicious dinner and great atmosphere! Lovely outdoor seating area and wonderful service. Would come back in the future.

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New London, Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Not only was the food delectable, but the wine selection was great, the decor was brilliant, and the service was absolutely perfect. We didn't have a reservation or anything, but they were able to seat us immediately, in a lovely and fun dining area. We were in comfy, upholstered chairs, complete with arm rests, and the dining room had actual... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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276 reviews 276 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
286 helpful votes 286 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Saturday brunch was really good at Bistro Cacao, fist of all the parking was easy , we were able to park right across the street from the restaurant. From the outside the restaurant has a beautiful patio with roses covering it from the street view, very charming.We opt to sit inside however as it was a really hot day, inside... More

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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

One of the best gourmet meals I had in DC, excactly as described in TA. All the dishes we tried were flavorful and well prepared.The pan-seared tuna with artichokes was incredible.The portions were not huge but just right for me includling the price. The chocolate molten cake and warm flaky apple tart were to die for. The service was very... More

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Toronto, Canada
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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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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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