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Bistro Bis

15 E St NW, Washington DC, DC (Upper Northwest)
202 661 2700
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Ranked #29 of 2,636 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $12 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
Cross street: New Jersey & North Capitol
Transit: Union Station
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
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English first
Toronto, ON
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98 reviews 98 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We ate here twice while staying at The George hotel. The dinner was excellent - loved the beet salad, beef bourguignon, and the salmon. The lunch was good too, but not all the dishes were as great (skip the charcuterie plate). Overall, a good option and we would come back.

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London
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Staying in the adjacent hotel, reviews of this place meant it was a no brainer to go eat there. As it was restaurant week in Washington, we got 3 courses for $35 which was exceptional value. The appetisers were especially flavourful and well presented - onion soup and a blue cheese salad. Main courses of fish and pork belly; both... More

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York, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We had a lovely meal here with the set menu providing gorgeous food at a fair price. The service was of a very high standard. Great choice of wine too with recommendations aplenty. Would recommend.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We love the location of The George and this restaurant downstairs. This time, with Congress in recess, no celebs except for us.. Or so we felt. Reliable bistro fare, knowledgeable staff, quality wine selection and first class bar. Felt like coming home. Yum.

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews 103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Came here in restaurant week and would certainly return to have lunch or dinner. Nice open modern restaurant with attentive but not pushy staff. All food excellent...soupe de mais, sea bass and melon salad for starters. French toast for a main was tasty but too huge for anyone except those with huge appetites; duck hash good witha soft poached egg.... More

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Sewickley, PA
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98 reviews 98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

I've enjoyed thus restaurant on many occasions and am happy to report that it still deserves it's rating (at least in my opinion). The food is quite good, with a somewhat modest menu, but the staff are the real stars. As with the menu the wine list is not an overwhelming tome, but is has a good selection and a... More

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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We ate quick and late, but they squeezed us in and it was very good. My collegue had the steak frites. I had the ratatoullie. Would eat here again for sure.

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Chicago
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142 reviews 142 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Participated in private group dinner in a private dining room, thought everything was very good, especially the baked mac 'n cheese side dish, but the highlight was the service. They guys that took care of our group were great. Skip the dessert.

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Washington, DC
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156 reviews 156 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I’ve eaten at Bistro Bis two or three times a year for many years, and have thought its food and service consistently worthy. The food has always been at least very good and sometimes outstanding; and although the service can be a tad slower than ideal during "restaurant week," it is usually at least commendable, if not superior. In keeping... More

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Bistro Bis is in a class of its own -- wonderful traditional bistro fare with innovative twists. The sweetbreads with Morrocan spicing were outstanding and the tarte de pomme with Calvados sauce is one of the best desserts in DC.

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