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“Lovely!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bistro L'Hermitage

Bistro L'Hermitage
12724 Occoquan Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22192-2721
703-499-9550
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Ranked #1 of 242 Restaurants in Woodbridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Old Bridge Road
Dayton Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Lovely!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This restaurant is a lovely surprise in an area full of chain restaurants. Service, food and ambience were impeccable. Will make a point of visiting whenever I am in the area visiting my daughter.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Woodbridge, Virginia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“A hidden French bistro oasis in Virginia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

Absolutely love the place. The owner is a delight and the waitstaff are top notch. Service is impeccable. The food is always perfection. Grilled squid salad is an everytime order. Every detail is addressed! Love love love the bartenders. Dining here is a perfect evening!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lorton, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Tucked away in the woods”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

This is the best kept secret in all of DC and Northern Virginia. Bristro is tucked away near the Occoquan River with ample parking. The interior, completely designed and installed by Yousef, the owner, is a welcoming French country style. The food, presentation and service are impeccable. A lovely, quiet location for a celebration. Reservations are on OpenTable.com, too!

Visited June 2012
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Manassas, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Consistently Good But..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Bistro is an excellent restaurant with excellent service. The food is very good, great ambiance, and a nice place for a special occasion. The menu is reliably good. The deserts are ok. They have made needed changes in that area. The menu, while good, needs to be changed as it has been the same for as long as I can remember. My MAJOR complaint is the owners allow customers to come dressed like trash. 90% dress appropriately as this is a fine restaurant. While a tie is not necessary I feel that shorts are unacceptable, but permitted (owner does not want to offend anybody). This is not an inexpensive restaurant. People need to learn that there is a decorum when dining at a fine restaurant. When I take my wife or friends to a fine restaurant I expect a pleasant atmosphere, not trash wear shorts and/or t-shirts.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews 78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Hidden gem! Best in Woodbridge!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

This is easily one of the best restaurants I have been to, hands down. And I never thought I would say that of a Woodbridge restaurant. It truly is a hidden gem, because it's on a mostly residential road, slighty off the beaten path, but very close to major intersections and the highway. The service was excellent, very friendly and attentive, treating us like special guests. And the food, oh wow it was amazing. I think I had a caesar salad, filet mignon with mashed potatoes, and some chocolate dessert (sorry I can't remember, it was at least a year ago). Every one was incredible. Seriously had zero complaints. The building doesn't look hugely impressive on the outside, but the inside is very nice and classy. Even the women's bathroom is just the coolest. ;) It's an excellent date place or "grown up" dinner spot - I'm not sure I would take my toddler and preschooler there, although I'm sure the owners wouldn't blink an eye, I prefer it as a kid-free, relaxing experience. ;)

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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