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Bistro Francais

3124 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
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Ranked #496 of 2,650 Restaurants in Washington DC
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Price range: $7 - $32
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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Victoria, BC Canada
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164 reviews 164 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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79 reviews 79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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173 reviews 173 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food here is great and the windows are opened in nice weather. The best seat in the house is by the window, watching people walk by as you enjoy the delicious lunch offerings at Bistro Francais.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I don't know who is writhing the other reviews but this place is complete disappointment. From the staff, through the menu, through the rest room I hat that place. Dirty, smelly there is no surprise way this restaurant is always empty. If you want to have nice diner don't go there. And on top of this is expensive.

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Florence, South Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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268 reviews 268 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 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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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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