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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 37
    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
Very nice, relaxed and reasonable lunch

The 2 course lunch deal is good value and was great, tasty food, though the wine is over priced - certainly by the glass...!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Eileen C
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  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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186 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The 2 course lunch deal is good value and was great, tasty food, though the wine is over priced - certainly by the glass...!

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Holden, Massachusetts
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209 reviews 209 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The Bistro has a classic French bistro menu (note: not classic haute cuisine - a bistro) and is a pleasant spot for a good meal. It is a terrific place if you want a good meal at a great price if you order before 7:00 p.m. We had dinner here with a friend who works nearby and stops here often... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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143 reviews 143 reviews
49 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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?