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Bistro Francais

3124 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
202-338-3830
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Ranked #418 of 2,627 restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $7 - $32
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Wisconsin Ave & 31 Street
Transit: Rosslyn or Foggy Bottom-GWU (Orange, Blue lines)
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Florence, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went early and were pleasantly surprised to find an early menu. The selections were very good fir the money. Not the best French food I have had, but certainly worth the trip. Especially at a lower price than normal menu prices.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Where do I start. OK I love this place. It's a restaurant with real character and a positive vibe. It's the sort of place where even if the soup is slightly over salted or the waiter not prompt you continue to have a smile on your face. Great food, excellent wine, defiantly worth visiting if you are in DC.

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Arlington, Virginia
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248 reviews 248 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Bistro Francais is well-situated right on M Street in Georgetown. Although it initially seems quite fancy, with heavy linen tablecloths and menu items in French, it has more of a casual feel. The windows actually open onto M Street, so it's nice to sit at the tables by the window on a warm, breezy day. The menu is quite substantial,... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My sister in law was visiting us from Asia and wanted to revisit Georgetown we were so happy they were able to accommodate everyone in our party without waiting. The escargot was delicious, Foie grass was ok but the duck was fantastic.The restaurant had an old world feel. Recommend you try their apple martini and french apple tart.

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Greer, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My daughter's friends gave her a Bridal Shower here and it was just lovely. The food was very good and the service was excellent. There was bottomless champagne for those who like that kind of thing (and this was that kind of crowd)! We really enjoyed having a private room in the back, so that we didn't have to keep... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This place offers calm atmosphere, great variety and quality of food for a decent price, great service and is conveniently located on the most scenic street of Georgetown - M Street. We really enjoyed our experience here.

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VATravel36
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103 reviews 103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is an excellent authentic french bistro with excellent food and above average service. This is not a hoytie toytie high-end restaurant with pretentious atmosphere. It is a true bistro with high-class food. I highly recommend the Oeufs Bénédictine or Eggs Benedict for all of us that don't remember high school French. Certainly a place for a repeat brunch and... More

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vancouver
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251 reviews 251 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Good food, service, coffee, somewhat French. Nothing to complain about , we would stop by again, just nothing to knock your socks off.

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Brooklyn, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

My friends ended up going to this place because cafe Bonaparte had an hour wait and we were leaving DC that day.We settled for bistro Francais,I was very excited to try their egg Benedict and I was not impressed.I went for egg Norwegian,nothing special,but my friend ordered the escargot,boy it was amazing.The french fries were really good too.I had a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

just had a great evening at this restaurant. service pretty good by mostly knowledgeable staff. good quality international wine list and no problem sending back a bottle I just didn't like. the avocado with crab starter was really good as were the mains of tuna, duck and steak. desserts a bit limited but good coffee and no rush to push... More

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