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Bistro Francais

3124 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
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Ranked #464 of 2,568 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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134 reviews from our community

70% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Hamilton, VA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

After having patronized Bistro Francais since the early l970's a recent brunch with my husband and daughter triggered my desire to give it a review--and strangely enough it would have been the same review as a visit in the l970's. Looking remarkably the same after all these years and continuing to offer simple bistro fare it is a bit like... More

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

Have been coming here since I was in my 20's (I'm in my 40's). So cute 2 different dining rooms with different ambiances, both nice. Go after clubbing - great place to satisfy your munchies, it's open until 3am! Good service and reliable menu. Enjoy.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

It must be over a decade since I've been to the Bistro Francais. On this occasion I went there for Thanksgiving Dinner with two friends. It wasn't crowded in the early afternoon, we had a scrumptious prix fixe turkey dinner with the delicious butternut squash soup as an appetizer accompanied by fresh French bread. For dessert, I had the apple... More

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Middleburg, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Le Bistro Français had been my favorite French hangout since as far as I could remember. But what the heck has happened to it lately? The décor is still the same, la carte for the most part remains the same, but the atmosphere and the food...Quelle horreur...I still haven't found the correct description to label this sloooowww decline...especially at lunch... More

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New Market, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

My wife and I stopped in on a Sunday evening as it looked like an interesting place. I had the mussels and the escargot. The mussels were O.K. nothing special and I did like the escargot a lot. My wife had a steak ceasar salad and she wasn't that impressed either. She also got a bowl of the French Onion... More

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204 reviews 204 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

ate there with my wife for sunday lunch. Have a meal deal and you always wonder about the food. No worries lovely meal nice service, reasonably priced wine. Great street in Washington

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Beirut, Lebanon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Enjoyed the dinner so much. Excellent food quality, outstanding service and friendly staff. A very nice place to have a calm and nice dinner in DC.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

My wife and I tried this restaurant just to have a different taste since we have been eating American food for most of our stay in DC. The taste of their food gave us back our memories of our stay in Paris. The food was good, it was almost the same taste as the restaurants we dine in Paris. The... More

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Houston, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We have been enjoying Bistro Francais since 2007, and have dined there every year since. Our last visit was wonderful as usual. You walk in from the busy Georgetown street and suddenly you are back in France! We were greeted by the same charming Captain and shown to our table the moment we walked in the door for dinner! Within... More

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