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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, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 274
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  • 157
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 16
    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
Great place

Food always good. Always nice seafood selections. Good wine list including by the glass. Easy to dine at the bar and chat with the other guests (or not) -- very friendly and comfortable for a solo (woman) traveler.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
tas33804
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Hartford, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Hartford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Food always good. Always nice seafood selections. Good wine list including by the glass. Easy to dine at the bar and chat with the other guests (or not) -- very friendly and comfortable for a solo (woman) traveler.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Went to Bistro Bis based on reviews and location. I was not disappointed. Front desk seated us right away and the waiter was knowledgable and friendly. Food was very good and priced fairly. Would go back often.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Next door to The George, a Kimpton hotel, and near Union Station. Exquisitely prepared food. A little bit noisy but the more we ate, the less we minded the early evening crowd. If you want a special meal, give Bistro Bis a try. We will return! Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. You can put your dinner tab on your... More 

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Jackson, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Arrived at Bistro Bis without a reservation but we were seated promptly and at a nice table where we could see the activity -- great fun! The food is terrific and the service couldn't be better. Our server was attentive and helpful and made our dinner even more enjoyable. I look forward to Bistro Bis again!

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Wentzville, Missouri
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We ate here to celebrate my wife's birthday during a recent DC trip. As our reservation was between two tours, we walked in looking like tourists. This got a slightly askance look from the maître d', who sat us at the bar until the time of our reservation. Fortunately, that was the only indication at all from the staff that... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

In DC for a couple of days and I want to try local taps and yummy apps. It's about 4:30pm. And I start by seating at the bar of the Bistro Bis. Olga is my bartender and she made the experience worth even more. So here's what, to start this tasting: For beer, a local Evolution Exile Red Ale. Yum.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Ordered a grilled bagel with salmon for breakfast. Here comes some compressed slices of old salmon, covered with gigantic onion rings and tomatoes instead.The fish was remotely reminiscent of salmon - and arrived only after more than 20 mins when I asked the waiter - while the place was almost empty ! Staff is friendly but more concerned about themselves... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

loved the burger and the steak frites! Wonderful service, comfortable tables, nice ambience. You must try it!

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Chicago, IL
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97 reviews 97 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Bistro Bis has a great cafe atmosphere and looks like a really nice dinner option. We were staying next door at The Hotel George and decided to try the breakfast. We had a really great meal. The service was attentive and coffee great. The menu was limited, but that is fine, because everything we ordered was exceptional. Some place the... More 

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Seattle
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81 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This was a bit of an oasis in the George. The food and service were great.. We had dinner there once, but came back for breakfasts and afternoon libations after a long day of touring. The wait staff were very attentive and friendly - and it was well worth the $'s for dinner. Excellent food prepared very, very well...

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Doing business
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?