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15 E St NW, Washington DC, DC (Upper Northwest)
202 661 2700
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Ranked #42 of 2,683 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $50
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
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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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English first
Redding, California
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241 reviews 241 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
60 reviews 60 reviews
40 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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Fleet, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We wouldn't normally not go to a "hotel" restaurant but to keep ourselves up to that all important 9pm milestone on night one in a U.S. city we took the easiest option. The trout dish was not great. The flavour concept of capers & lemon butter was good but the fish was over cooked, the potatoes were under cooked &... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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182 reviews 182 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We enjoyed the menu and the setting evern though the restaurant was part of a Kimpton. I had an assume duck hash with foie gras shavings. Nancy had a light trout with a great salad. Cam had steak and pomme frites. It was all good. We will go back for the dinner.

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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Very pleasant atmosphere, service and decor, but the dishes we ordered (Osso Buco.... noodles) were not presented in the traditional style as anticipated and, therefore, were disappointing. Maybe the chef was experimenting with alternative styles, which is fine if it is an improvement or a taste sensation, but for us it wasn't. The onion soup was terrific, but so hot... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the George Hotel and our first night there before doing some sightseeing at night we went into the bar area for a quick bite. The bar menu is limited but we had the burger which is one of the best burgers I've ever had. We also had breakfast on the morning we were checking out, lots to... More

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Racine, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

The ambiance, food and service at Bistro Bis were spectacular. The staff was very attentive and the menu genius. I highly recommend.

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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>  > Upper Northwest
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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