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Bistro Francais

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3124 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007 (Wisconsin Ave & 31 Street)
Rosslyn or Foggy Bottom-GWU (Orange, Blue lines)
202-338-3830
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11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Good for:
Casual Dining
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quiet and Nice

Ate there with a group last weekend (bachelorette party) and the decor was nice and we were in a quiet corner which was good. The food was good but not the best I have ever had - we did enjoy the warm bread and butter to start and everyone seemed to enjoy their entrees overall. The dinner special... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
MacKenzie H
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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184 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I've read several reviews saying it is not 5-Star. Considering everything, it is. $17 two course lunch was phenomenal! The salad was artfully prepared and delicious. The bread drove me to seconds. The seafood plate was prepared and presented flawlessly. You can spend $17 at many chain restaurants on a burger and fries. No comparison. Yes they also have an... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Ate there with a group last weekend (bachelorette party) and the decor was nice and we were in a quiet corner which was good. The food was good but not the best I have ever had - we did enjoy the warm bread and butter to start and everyone seemed to enjoy their entrees overall. The dinner special was a... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I went there by recomendation. Maybe this is why my expectations were set high. Anyway we tried the Salmon and Steak. Both were delicious. Surprisinly, the french fries were like from fast food stile, just better prepared. All in all good food, but not a gourme, no wow efect or whatsoever. Just get me right nothing wrong with the place.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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142 reviews 142 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is a real gem. Classic, beautifully executed French Bistro style cuisine awaits you. The value and quality is superb and this coupled with an entertaining, small wine list that really hits the spot makes this an establishment that deserves you your attention. Be it for an informal Lunch or a an intimate dinner. Highly recommended.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The atmosphere was definitely a star in our meal. The salmon was served on a bed of spinach puree which initially sounded a little strange. However, the combination was actually delicious! Service was slow - perhaps due to a larger group.

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Chino, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The staff was very friendly. The onion tart was delicious as was the cordon bleu. There is a lot to do around the restaurant.

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Atlanta
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I was hungry. It was sustenance. That's about all I can say. There was nothing wrong but it has only been a week and I have forgotten what we had. I do recall that my dinner companion never (after 3 requests) got his lemons for his drink. .

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Longwood, Florida
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106 reviews 106 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We dined at Bistro Francais early on New Year's Eve and were pleasantly surprised considering some of the previous reviews. We had made a reservation so we were happy when we were seated immediately. Our server was experienced and helpful pointing out dishes she didn't think were as tasteful as others and since we were ordering off the special Prix... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Stop at Gerogetown for lunch at this place. Price is fair for the 2 course menu and there is variety. Weekend brunch is nice. The creme brûlée was very tasty.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The owners of Bistro Francais clearly count on their name and location in Georgetown to convey the idea that their restaurant offers a true fine-dining experience. They certainly don't put much effort into anything else. Ordinary, unimaginative fare offered in any number of other places for a lot less money. Presentation was uniformly uninspired, with the bland, third-rate French onion... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3124 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
    (Wisconsin Ave & 31 Street)
  • Public Transportation: Rosslyn or Foggy Bottom-GWU (Orange, Blue lines)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: 202-338-3830

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 32
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?