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15 E St NW, Washington DC, DC (Downtown / Chinatown)
202 661 2700
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Ranked #38 of 2,721 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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  • French first
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English first
Orlando, Florida
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We are staying at The George, and attached is this divine restaurant, the Bistro Bis. We had $50 towards breakfast on our room, so of course we took advantage of it! I had the Belgium waffle with strawberries and my husband had the eggs Florentine. Both were very tasty. The cappuccinos were made to perfection as well. It's an expensive... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I hadn't been to Bistro Bis in a while, and it was better than before. The place has a vibrant bar and dining scene; the service was perfect; the food was very good; and the wine list, while not vast, has some very nice options at numerous price points. By "nice" wine options I mean wines that people who know... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Good location just a block from Union Station and Hyatt Capital. Excellent wine stock, great food selection. And very attentive service. Reservations should be made. Great place for business dinner or a romantic evening.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Bistro Bis is one of the best restaurants in Washington DC! We had a party of 6 and everyone's meal was fantastic. The trout dish was better here than at a famous seafood restaurant in DC! The apple tart was absolutely worth the 15 minute waiting time. Best meal ever!

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Pinehurst, North Carolina, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My husband and I loved this restaurant. Excellent service, great wine list (with a wide variation in prices), great menu, tasty food. We'll go back when we're in DC.

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Park City, Utah
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248 reviews 248 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Have eaten here a number of times and always like whatever I find on the menu. This last time it was a semi-working dinner with fellow board members who had already been sitting in airless rooms all day. This restaurant is a treat in so many ways: a treat for the eyes: the bar and seating areas are lovely; the... More 

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Ligonier PA
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115 reviews 115 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I have been here many times and am impressed each time, so on this last trip I went looking for a flaw. I may have found one: I ordered a martini in the bar area and was overlooked for nearly an hour. But as I sipped, I was mesmerized by all of the great aromas whizzing past me going to... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Nothing like sitting near the fire eating the best French onion soup I have ever tasted along with some crusty French bread and sweet creamy butter. The food was a feast for the eyes and the stomach! As I looked around at the plates on the tables near me, I knew I would return to try additional offerings. The wine... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The restaurant is very near the Union Station so it's off the beaten path from the "happening" places we normally go. That said, street parking was very easy. The food was good but there is nothing special about it. The most special dish is probably the steak tartar which you don't see in every restaurant. French onion soup is ok,... More 

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We enjoyed a sumptuous feast at Bistro Bis, which was located in our hotel, The George, in Washington DC. It was our good fortune to enjoy such a fine meal "at home." Flavors, dietary considerations, and service was terrific. Our server, Zack, was entertaining and competent. Bistro Bis takes their craft & art seriously. We plan to return tonight after... 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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