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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
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 15
    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
Bday dinner

Went there for a bday dinner with family and friends. The staff was very attentive and made our dinner special. Being from Francs, I did not see typically bistro dishes on the menu (pave avec haricots verts) but they had duck dishes and I ended with a brochette of fruits de mer and it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
Celine_CT
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Hartford, Connecticut
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  • Doing business
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English first
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This was the nicest meal I have had in DC. I have spent many years touring in France and have had far worse meals there. Nice atmosphere, pleasant service, good grub at a reasonable price. I'm going back next week

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Oakland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

We walked from our hotel the Renaissance DuPont about a 15 minute walk into Georgetown where we found this great French restaurant. Tres bonne! The maitre d Chriss made us feel welcome. We sat near the open air window - very nice. They have a dinner special right now which was delicious - salad or soup or onion cake and... More 

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Milford, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Had dinner special bouillabaisse and cassoulet. Both very fine, tasty and excellently served. Nice taste of Paris in Georgetown.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Went there for a bday dinner with family and friends. The staff was very attentive and made our dinner special. Being from Francs, I did not see typically bistro dishes on the menu (pave avec haricots verts) but they had duck dishes and I ended with a brochette of fruits de mer and it was delicious. I tried the foie... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My wife and I had one of our first meals in DC in 2007 at this restaurant. The food and service was superb. I was raised in France and it was as close as you can get 3000 miles away. Not anymore. We had Sunday lunch there and the food, while not bad, was neither French nor appetizing. The service... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

My boyfriend and I went there last night. The location is great, and the staff were friendly and attentive. We had the prix fixe menu, which was $28 for two courses. This sounded like a good deal. We also ordered a bottle of wine and one desert. The food was fine, but I honestly cannot say more than that. Total... More 

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Leicestershire, UK
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25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Great location in the middle of Georgetown, good food, excellent wine selection, very attentive service.

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Oakland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

On your next trip to Georgetown, be sure to stop at Bistro Francois and have the Moules Nicoise. Very unusual preparation, almost like a clams casino. The St. Giles salad with spinach, tuna, onion and potato was also notable, washed down by a crisp Vouvray

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Ate dinner here during a recent trip to the US. Nicest meal we had during the whole trip. Best French food I've tasted outside of France. Fixed Pris evening

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Honestly, I haven't tried a whole lot of the menu, but I've been here what feels like hundreds of times now, entirely because of one menu item: the Quiche Lorraine. The eggs Benedict and the oeufs norvegienne are also freakin' amazing, but the quiche Lorraine...oh my god. Best I've ever had, and it comes with these thin, perfectly crisp fries.... 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 to $32
Cuisine: French

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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 to $32
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business
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?