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Bistro Bis

15 E St NW, Washington DC, DC (Upper Northwest)
202 661 2700
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Ranked #20 of 2,566 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $12 - $50
Cuisines: French
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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
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
Cross street: New Jersey & North Capitol
Transit: Union Station
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359 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
Rating summary
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English first
Old Bridge, New Jersey
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128 reviews 128 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Convenient loaction just down the road from the Capitol. Modern feel to the bistro. Food was very tasty and service was good. I recommend the duck.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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88 reviews 88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Small little bistro in a boutique hotel near capitol hill and union station. High quality especially for a hotel restaurant. Fast pleasant service and well prepared food. Not too expensive. Certainly not a "destination restaurant" but good selection if you happen to be in the area.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

It was very good but nothing that said wow. Large group and we sampled a wide variety of appetizers, entrees and desserts. All done well. We particularly enjoyed the beet and endive salad as well as lobster bisque. For entrees, the salmon, scallops, and sea bass were done very well. The meet loving crowd liked their duck and steak. The... More

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Coral Gables, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I went there because I was staying at The George Hotel and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and the service. I ordered the duck and loved it. I recommend.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We were so impressed by the reviews and felt really let down. Brunch is not served until 11:30 on a Sunday - really? No wonder they were almost empty at 10 am. Coffee was cold and it took forever to get a separate cup. Corned Beef Hash was good, but not the Duck Confit we expected (couldn't order the duck... More

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SallieBuben, Owner at Bistro Bis, responded to this review

I am so sorry you were not satisfied with your experience at Bistro Bis. I would really appreciate it if you could contact my General Manager, Sean Applegate so he can get a few more details about your experience. His email is sapplegate@bistrobis.com. We would like to have you back as a customer. As for our brunch hours, we have... More

Laredo, TX
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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I stumbled upon this location while visiting Capitol Hill and was promptly seated for lunch without having a reservation. I'm glad I went in early because this place gets packed for lunch. The French-based selections were excellent & this will be one of my staples while on the Hill from now on.

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Hope, AR
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

After a long day, this place was a wonderful haven. The waitstaff was very knowledgeable, many great choices on the menu and dessert..any of them..I had two.. are all excellent. I returned in the am for breakfast and was just as pleased. For a hotel connected establishment it was a nice surprise. Highly recommend.

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Albany, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Is the fabulous weekend brunch. The three course special menu is a really good value. The food is delicious and the service outstanding.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I travel to DC quite a bit and usually stay in another hotel around the corner but I find myself turning up to Bistro Bis again and again. I have experienced breakfast lunch and dinner, all excellent. The staff are very professional, attentive without being intrusive and they have a set menu of outstanding choice and value (I don't usually... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Had the opportunity to dine here twice during my last trip - on my own for a quiet, working dinner and then again for a breakfast business meeting. The food was excellent (steak frites minus the frites) and the chef was agreeable to making an off menu substitution which I appreciated. Service was professional and attentive. Good selections of wine... More

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