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Bistro Bis

15 E St NW, Washington DC, DC (Upper Northwest)
202 661 2700
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Ranked #26 of 2,644 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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410 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Edgewater, MD
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Joined a friend for dinner during DC Restaurant Week ($35.14 for 3 courses; some dishes had a supplement of a few dollars.) We were pleased with the number of choices in each course and the discount offered on several white and red wines during restaurant week. Food was excellent and beautifully presented. Our server recommended and offered us a taste... More

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Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Food was Fantastic! We had the steak frites and the steak was done to perfection! One of the best we've had in a restaurant! The reason I didn't give it a 5 is the snobby "maître'd" (mind you wasn't dressed appropriately himself), we arrived in Washington at 8:00am and had, had a very long and exhausting day and decided to... More

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Roselle, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The trout was fabulous as was the lemon curd dessert. Although there were plenty of people dressed business casual, most patrons were very casual for such a sophisticated menu. Our waiter was friendly but not overly attentive until it came time to pay the bill. I would definitely dine here again.

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Cranbury, New Jersey
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148 reviews 148 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We decided to stay close to The George hotel where we were staying after a long day of sightseeing and so made a reservation at the restaurant connected to the hotel. It is located close to the Capitol and with a block and a half of union station and the metro. What a great choice. I have paid more for... More

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South Plainfield, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A tomato/goat cheese appetizer that makes you feel as if you're in heaven, Scallops and Rockfish main courses with which you will fall in love, and an apple streudel dessert that was worthy of the gods. Add on the fact that the mac and cheese/french fries table items keep the kids smiling which added to the serenity of a fantastic... More

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Toronto, ON
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98 reviews 98 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We ate here twice while staying at The George hotel. The dinner was excellent - loved the beet salad, beef bourguignon, and the salmon. The lunch was good too, but not all the dishes were as great (skip the charcuterie plate). Overall, a good option and we would come back.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Staying in the adjacent hotel, reviews of this place meant it was a no brainer to go eat there. As it was restaurant week in Washington, we got 3 courses for $35 which was exceptional value. The appetisers were especially flavourful and well presented - onion soup and a blue cheese salad. Main courses of fish and pork belly; both... More

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York, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We had a lovely meal here with the set menu providing gorgeous food at a fair price. The service was of a very high standard. Great choice of wine too with recommendations aplenty. Would recommend.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

We love the location of The George and this restaurant downstairs. This time, with Congress in recess, no celebs except for us.. Or so we felt. Reliable bistro fare, knowledgeable staff, quality wine selection and first class bar. Felt like coming home. Yum.

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews 103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Came here in restaurant week and would certainly return to have lunch or dinner. Nice open modern restaurant with attentive but not pushy staff. All food excellent...soupe de mais, sea bass and melon salad for starters. French toast for a main was tasty but too huge for anyone except those with huge appetites; duck hash good witha soft poached egg.... More

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