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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 275
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  • 162
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 17
    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
Pleasant meals

We ate here twice while we were staying at the hotel next door. Our meals were not bursting with flavour but were certainly edible.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Patricia F
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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508 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We ate here twice while we were staying at the hotel next door. Our meals were not bursting with flavour but were certainly edible.

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Weston, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very good menu, nice selection of wines and a very helpful staff all made for an unexpectedly great meal.

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Sydney
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84 reviews 84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We were feeling a little lazy, so booked a place at this restaurant, which was attached to our hotel. The decor and atmosphere were quite nice, without being too formal. We went straight to main dishes and had the boeuf bourginon and the confit duck with beans. Both were absolutely delicious and well seasoned. For dessert we had the berry... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I've just returned from my first trip to Bisto Bis in a few years, and it will be my last. I brought my parents who are visiting DC for a Mother's Day brunch, thinking this would be a good and safe choice to bring mom. No such luck. The table was ready for our noon reservation, and we showed up... More 

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Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is a restaurant in a Kimpton hotel. The service was excellent! The food was good but not out of this world. Most entrees are close to $30 but great selection and well prepared. Poor beer selection. If you are looking for a fun place to eat this is not it. This may sound like a strange comment but the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Went there with a group of about 18 people. Good selection of meat, fish and pasta dishes. The filet was cooked perfectly and the bread pudding was worth going off my diet.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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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: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, 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?