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Bistro Bis

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Downtown / Chinatown
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15 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001 (New Jersey & North Capitol)
Union Station
+1 202-661-2700
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7:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 288
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  • 174
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Romantic Dinner

We dined here on our last night as there were some credits from the hotel. It pleased us that the restaurant isn’t crowded. What impressed us was the impeccable service and delicious, meticulously prepared food. We had fantastic lobster bisque, beef tartare, sautéed mushrooms, a fish main and crème... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Kevindo76
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Singapore, Singapore
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Singapore, Singapore
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155 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We dined here on our last night as there were some credits from the hotel. It pleased us that the restaurant isn’t crowded. What impressed us was the impeccable service and delicious, meticulously prepared food. We had fantastic lobster bisque, beef tartare, sautéed mushrooms, a fish main and crème brulee. From the starters to dessert, there wasn’t a dish that... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Always nice when a hotel restaurant exceeds expectations. Wait staff are extremely friendly and menu has something for everyone. Definitely a bistro feel, very charming.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We went to Bistro Bis for dinner. We were staying at the Hyatt across the way, and felt that this restaurant would be an upscale experience based on the reviews. We ordered a meat board for appetizer, which was a special. Presentation was superb, and there was a great variety of pâtés and cured meats. For an entrée, I had... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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148 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Only get to DC once or twice a year. After 18 years living in NOVA,it takes a real event to get us traveling on I 95 to DC. That said, we always take in a meal at the BIS. One of DCs rock steady places on Capitol Hill. Great wait staff ( ask for Steve) a super sommelier ( Ed)... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Had the best beet salad and, after dinner, the coffee-infused creme brulee. Pricey, but impeccable service. Close to Union Station, busses and trains; just a short walk from the Capitol building.

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Haworth, New Jersey
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

After a long, hot day of touring this was the ideal spot to take a break, have a drink at the bar and later return for dinner. The food as excellent, the service friendly and extremely competent, the décor tasteful, the noise level acceptable: in short, nothing NOT to like. Expect to spend $120 +/- for dinner, drinks, tax and... More 

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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I was with a group of 12 people and we were seated immediately upon arrival. The service was very good, no mistakes made in orders. The decor is more modern than many French establishments, but exudes a warmth. The wine list was very adequate and reasonable. The food was excellent. Several of us had a special salad that evening made... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great food, good service, high brow attitude. Favored by many locals, it's an eye opener to an out of towner. Expensive for what you get but welcome to DC!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My late night supper of a frisee salad with a poached egg hit the spot after a tedious day. The service was quick and friendly.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I brought a friend here for dinner last October expecting great things. The service wasn't great with an overly fussy waiter who didn't know when to recede. The food was generally better, some courses top drawer and others a bit disappointing. My friend felt the same. Overall impression: a bit overrated and not the best value for money. But perhaps... More 

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Additional Information about Bistro Bis

Address: 15 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
Phone Number: +1 202-661-2700
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 50
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
    (New Jersey & North Capitol)
  • Public Transportation: Union Station
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-661-2700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 50
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?