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Bistro Bis

15 E St NW, Washington DC, DC (Upper Northwest)
202 661 2700
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Ranked #25 of 2,649 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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  • French first
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English first
maidstone
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Expensive but good quality food although disappointed with dessert.There were a number of large parties which made it very noisy

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NJ
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The service was professional. Starter salads were beautiful and delicious (I had heirloom tomatoes, companion has heirloom beets). Then I indulged in grilled foie gras followed by steak frites. The former was a small but perfect portion, the latter was very big. A fine place.

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Auburn, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Food and service excellent. Great martini's. Scallops excellent, but the beet salad was outstanding.

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Richmond, Virginia
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227 reviews 227 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Its not often that one arrives at a restaurant only to find that everything in that restaurant exceeds their expectation's of the restaurant in every way. Adding to the fact that my husband and I are both well traveled and there fore have a good comparison guide . "Bistro Bis" checks every box for" an "outstanding restaurant" Yet again we... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I usually leave the reviews to my wife, who is both enthusiastic and excellent at it. However, this experience was so good, that I just had to add my own slant. The waiter, Zak, was at the center of the experience. His advice on dishes and wine was spot on. He was always there, but not overbearing. The food was... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

After a long day walking around the National Mall we went to this bistro recommended by zagat.com & we absolutely loved it! Food was proportioned, fresh & well presented! Location it's super as the service!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The food was good,but slightly overpriced in my opinion. The staff attentive and the atmosphere was nice. It is connected to the George which made it convenient.

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Boston, ma
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We had an excellent meal at Bistro Bis that exceeded my expectations. It looks like a hotel restaurant, the interior was not that impressive but the food and service really were wonderful and made up for the lack of atmosphere. Our server was very knowledgeable and offered great suggestions. Even the very simple dishes - such as the tomato appetizer... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It's an eclectic space, high ceilings, wine storage bins, lime paint....interesting. I had beef bourginon ( sp? ) and my husband had a rib eye steak. Our waiter Zak, helped us with wine choices, and gave great advice re the "doneness" of the steak. I love to cook and love to eat my specialties when we eat out. My meal... More

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San Diego, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went here for our anniversary and it was a good choice. The ambience was classy, and the food was delicious. The cornish hen was tender and juicy; and the steak frites were done well. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. They made good recommendations for paring wine with the meal that made the whole experience very memorable.

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