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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 291
    Excellent
  • 178
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 21
    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
Just for Breakfast

This is a well-regarded Washington restaurant in The George Hotel - just for breakfast it's the most convenient place to have breakfast if you're staying in the hotel. Its breakfast menu isn't extensive and leans heavily toward a French- flared breakfast- don't look for down home cooking here. And... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
saramatthews
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Philadelphia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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Philadelphia
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is a well-regarded Washington restaurant in The George Hotel - just for breakfast it's the most convenient place to have breakfast if you're staying in the hotel. Its breakfast menu isn't extensive and leans heavily toward a French- flared breakfast- don't look for down home cooking here. And as others have said, it's a pricey place. But it's also... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens
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63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We went during restuarant week and really enjoyed our lunch. Beautiful presented food, that was very good. Faves: steak tartare, beet salade, and pork belly (it was a bit fatty but, that's port belly, right?), sea bass, rasberry mousse, creme brulee

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North Salt Lake, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Two eggs and a half grapefruit plus a cup of coffee...$20. A bit pricey for breakfast. Service was very attentive. Atmosphere is nice. Convenient for hotel guests. Might be a good place to have a business breakfast but not so great for a basic morning meal.

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A comfortable, attractive restaurant for breakfast or dinner. Nice service. Dinner is not inexpensive, but it is excellent. Superb steak frites! For breakfast, think about ordering the buttermilk biscuit: it is huge!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

the food was excellent. I enjoyed the lobster bisque, which I wouldn't normally choose. The trout was outstanding as well as the chocolate-peanut-raspberry dessert.

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Sydney, Australia
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111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

American French style restaurant, dimly lit, conservative style decor, liked the French posters over kitchen,  Tomato salad excellent, Boeuf bourgingon rich sauce but came with over chewy inedible mushrooms, butter noodles small in size, bread a little dry, Fish and Steak dishes received good reviews and chips good. Wine range ok.  Good for business meal not exciting otherwise, Server a... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

French Cuisine on the very expensive side. The food was average for such a gastronomically diverse city. A true French Cuisine experience for 4-5 courses and over $1200.00 would have been much more than about the food. It should be an experience. This was not. Oh, did I say there was a group of 8? Wines, desserts, appetizers, we had... More 

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SallieBuben, Owner at Bistro Bis, responded to this review

Dear Tide_Rider1, I was dismayed to read your review and would certainly like to hear more details so we can learn from our mistakes. I would appreciate it if you could email my General Manager Sean Applegate at sapplegate@bistrobis.com and give him your contact information. We aren't always perfect but we strive for it. Thanks for letting us know and... More 

Vermont
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125 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Go for a cocktail or stay for the food, this is one of the top spots on the Hill. The food is fresh, well prepared and high quality and best of all...convenient.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We went to Bistro bis for dinner since it is connected to the George hotel next door. I ordered a lovely grilled bass and my husband had the scallops. Both dishes were very good, although the scallops were a tad undercooked. Our desserts were nice although not outstanding. Service was impeccable!

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Singapore, Singapore
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156 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We dined here on our last night as there were some credits from the hotel. It pleased us that the restaurant isn’t crowded. What impressed us was the impeccable service and delicious, meticulously prepared food. We had fantastic lobster bisque, beef tartare, sautéed mushrooms, a fish main and crème brulee. From the starters to dessert, there wasn’t a dish that... More 

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, 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?