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15 E St NW, Washington DC, DC (Downtown / Chinatown)
202 661 2700
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Ranked #41 of 2,710 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $50
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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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
Cross street: New Jersey & North Capitol
Transit: Union Station
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Herndon, VA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I have to say that my party enjoyed everything we ordered. I had the duck confit which was excellent. others had the salade nicoise and the rockfish; also very good. We shared a steak tartare appetizer. Mmmm. Service was very rushed, the waiter inattentive, leaving dirty appetizer dishes on our small table while serving entrees on plates that were too... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

Food very good. Nice decor. Spacious. Excellent service and attentiveness from Olga. Scallops just slightly underdone. Ordinary martini. My companions loved the veal.

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Greenwood, Indiana, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We stopped here for dessert and were blown away by their unique selections. We had beautiful and delicious dishes and great service.

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Scottsville, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We ate here for breakfast, lunch and dinner and never had a bad meal. Steve, the waiter in the evening is very friendly. Norman, the head waiter for breakfast, is very efficient! And the staff always remembers you!

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Norfolk, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Bistro Bis, located in the George Hotel (a Kimpton property) on E street, is an elegant, contemporary French bistro in the heat of Washington. My husband I had an excellent lunch there a year ago and decided to try it for dinner. The results were excellent again. We shared the appetizer which was the Plat du Jambon Cru shaved cured... More 

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Redding, California
Top Contributor
244 reviews 244 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Had couple of meals here. Every time we received outstanding service. The chef was a bit difficult to deal with, since he would accept substitutions. Short menu with good selections of wines and beers.

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Marina del Rey, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We stopped in for a casual lunch after a business meeting, as the title said 'Bistro' but it was definitely more upscale - when we saw the prices - than we were expecting. We weren't too hungry, so opted for the onion soup, some fries (pommes frites of course) and the tuna tartare salad. They were basic (nothing to write... More 

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I recently ate at Bistro Bis for an informal business meeting. The decor and ambience is bright and lively, but I didn't have any issues with it being too noisy (something I'm particularly sensitive to). My appetizer (beet salad) and entree (cod) were excellent, and I appreciated the recommendations from the waiter in making my choice. The menu's pricey but... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I had never heard of this place and went there for dinner with another couple on a business trip. I had said I wanted French and was not disappointed. The food was very very good, the surrounding pleasing and the wine super. I had the escargot followed by magret de canard. I would love to go back when I am... More 

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Bistro Bis is in the lobby of the Hotel George just off Capital Hill, about 2 blocks from Union Station. Its a testament to the place that even if I'm staying across town, I stop in whenever I'm in DC. If possible, come in for a late lunch or early dinner when its a little quieter, though the tables and... More 

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Additional Information about Bistro Bis

Address: 15 E St NW, Washington DC, DC
Phone Number: 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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