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

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    Very good
  • 49
    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
Great spot and good food

Only a few steps from Union Station, nice ambience, good food, good service. We had a very enjoyable lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Chicago, IL
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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  • French first
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English first
Louisville, Kentucky
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Nice breakfast spot. Food is good and prices are not too bad. Great location if you are going to Capital Hill.

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Chicago, IL
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184 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Only a few steps from Union Station, nice ambience, good food, good service. We had a very enjoyable lunch.

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Bensalem
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Came here last night with my family to celebrate my graduation. The service was fantastic and the food was amazing. Comparable to French dinning in Canada! Everything was cooked to perfection. I highly recommend the lamb!! Make sure you leave room for dessert because it completed the meal.

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Bethesda
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Sometimes you need to wait for the dessert to find out the meaning of a meal that otherwise would have left you undecided, doubtful. I therefore need to start from the end: the tarte au chocolat was awesome, decadent in its combination of berry sorbet, peanut butter and, oui bien sur, chocolate. The other dishes I tried at Bistro bis... More 

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SallieBuben, Manager at Bistro Bis, responded to this review

Thanks for letting us know. First night of new menu so it is nice to have some feedback. I have passed your comments on to the chef. We did have many positive reactions, but we try to please all! As to the wine, we concentrate on French and American wines but certainly will let our sommelier know. Regards, Sallie Buben More 

Fairfield, Connecticut
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I took a client here in April, and fortunately we saw they one steak they had on the menu, which was excellent. Lots of exotic menu items that were over my head, but I'm sure were good too. The décor was modern yet still comfortable, and this is in a great location for Capitol Hill.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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113 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I've done several business group lunches and dinners here. The upstairs private dining room is really handy for that. You can have a few dozen seated and a 2-3 choice fixed menu for your party. We had a nice time, good service and good food.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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123 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Small, upscale bar/restaurant attached to the George Hotel about a block from Union Station. I had a huge burger and my friend had salad with salmon. All very good. Service was as good as I've experienced recently. At the peak of the lunch hour, the place was packed and -- this was my only complaint -- loud. But we stayed... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the George Hotel earlier this month and decided on two seperate occasions to get some wine and dessert at this restaurant. We wish we hadn't. The first time we walked into the restaurant we immediately felt overlook and we were one of the only couples in the bar. We had been walking DC all... More 

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SallieBuben, Owner at Bistro Bis, responded to this review

I am so sorry for your bad service experience. There is absolutely no reason for that. I will certainly discuss this with my General Manager Sean Applegate. I would certainly appreciate it if you could email him and give him your contact information so he can get a few more details. We would like to earn you back as a... More 

Hollywood, Florida
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Dinner menu had a nice variety and the food was well prepared. Not extraordinarily expensive considering the location and restaurant type.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We were staying at the George Hotel next door, ate breakfast here twice (which was very good and freshly prepared) and decided to head back here for dessert and a few drinks after the most awful meal at Hard Rock cafe. Well, I'm pleased we did; being seated for desert and a few cocktails was no problem, and the bar... 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: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Doing business, 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?