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3124 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
202-338-3830
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Ranked #661 of 2,676 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $7 - $32
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 am
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
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  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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earth
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is fake French...the personel is Asian and the food was far from the sofisticated French cuisine. The atmosphere wants to be of old luxury European Bistro, but insted of the wood panels there are cheap brown plastic...they were not busy on a Friday night and after dinner we realized why...

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Clane, Ireland
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116 reviews 116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A long, late lunch here was a real treat and just very hard to beat. In fact at $16.95 it was unbelievable! We both had french onion soup followed by , in my case, by seafood brochette and for my wife tuna with white beans and both followed with Napoleon Millefeuille. For that price?! This was value- and in a... More

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Mays Landing, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The place was really cute..we also noticed a lot of French speaking customers which was really cool to see. Made me feel like I stepped into a bistro in Paris. Food was ok....I won't be too harsh in my review since I just had lunch there. The service was fine...nothing spectacular. For the cost..I would give it average rating as... More

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Washington, DC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

There is nothing outstanding about Bistro Francais. Despite its central location in Georgetown It is usually lost among the trendier places that draw foodies, the status-conscious and of course critics. Bistro Francais does only what it has been doing for 35+ years -- serving well-prepared French bistro fare in a comfortably old-fashioned atmosphere. The small wine list appropriately complements the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Enjoyed brunch here one Sunday. Lovely atmosphere. Had the roasted chicken and pea soup. Unlimited champagne. :) A good deal. Service could have been a little quicker but I suppose it made it more authentic as service in Europe is usually slow as well. A nice break from the more popular brunch spots in Georgetown that are overcrowded and noisy.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Has late night hours. Food good but not great. Nice decor but crowded and one feels like part of a herd. But for late night good food its the best around.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

We are here about 6 months ago and enjoyed the food. This visit was truly disappointing. Food was tasteless. Onion soup like dishwater; coq au vin dry and sauce had no flavor. New chef needed! Not worth your time or $$$$

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Victoria, BC Canada
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183 reviews 183 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Great looking place inside but the menu prices were outrageous. I ordered a scallop plate and was told there were 10 scallops- but in fact they were 5 scallops sliced in half lengthwise. Desserts at $9.50 were a bit much. Good food but not worth the price.

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London
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91 reviews 91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Good location and nice ambience. Very limited wine list (all French - just 3 white and 3 red by glass or bottle), but what they had was very drinkable and reasonable value. Good range of food choices and typical French approach to set prices for more limited choice. I enjoyed my food as a good bistro example but not fine... More

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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181 reviews 181 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Passed by the window and were enticed to come in for lunch as it looked quite nice inside. Interior is indeed nicely appointed, although tables are very close to each other. Service was slow, not particularly friendly or helpful. Food was poor, my steak sandwich baguette was very dry, the thin steak was tough and expensive to boot. Not even... More

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Additional Information about Bistro Francais

Address: 3124 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
Phone Number: 202-338-3830
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Average Prices: USD 7 - 32
Cuisine: French

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