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Bistro Cacao

320 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
+1 202-546-4737
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
320 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
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Reviewed 3 days ago

One measure of a great restaurant is that all the patrons leave with big smiles on their faces, which was the case tonight. The decor is great and very romantic. For the main course, I had the Magret de Canard, Sauce Myrtille Pan-Seared Duck Breast,...More

Thank Harring10
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had booked the red room but upon arrival found the Bistro had a great outdoor seating area so we chose to sit outside & enjoy the weather. The service was very good. The menu was classic & simple. The food was perfectly cooked and...More

Thank BostonPeep
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While vacationing in DC, Bistro Cacao was nearby to our row house and was highly recommended by locals. I can’t say enough about the friendly and attentive wait staff who were beyond conscientious while making sure our dining experience was a positive one. All of...More

Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our dinner at Bistro Cacao. The menu included a number of classics with a modern twist. All dishes were well prepared and our entire table enjoyed their choices. The drink specials were also very tasty and beautifully presented. The service was excellent, our...More

Thank Debbie T
Reviewed April 16, 2018

Hosting four special guests, closely evaluating both the food and service provided by Bistro Cacao on a recent Saturday evening, I found this Capitol Hill eatery to be exemplary in all aspects of dining. My guests all voiced enthusiastic approval of what they were served....More

1  Thank CountyGent
Reviewed April 12, 2018

Food is exquisitely prepared and presented. The sauces on the spicey shrimp was delicate but with a little spice. I had the salad cacao, which had just enough dressing, not overboard. I hate my salad drenched in dressing. Great wine list. The dessert did not...More

Thank DollyTurner
Reviewed April 9, 2018

We had eaten earlier in the week at another French restaurant in DC and loved it. Not so this one. The front yard was ugly - Windex bottle, dead plants in plastic pots. The restaurant was dark, but not to me a romantic dark. The...More

Thank L M
Reviewed April 8, 2018

1) Front yard ugly, dead plant in planter, Windex on patio 2) My husband had to ask for bread mid first course, one stingy hard roll each, nothing compared to the delicious breads at Le Diplomate 3) Waiter insulted us when he approached, pegging us...More

Thank lesliemc2016
Reviewed April 3, 2018

We were visiting DC from South Africa. We offered to take our friends and hosts to dinner in appreciation of everything they have done for us. They indicated Bistro Cacao was one of their favourites so we went there for their Easter Sunday dinner, a...More

1  Thank LlewellynPatrick
Reviewed April 2, 2018

This was our 1st time here, and we'll definitely return. Our table was nestled by the red drapes/curtains shown on the main page. Our chairs were deep and plush with large cushy pillows. Forgive the adjectives, but it really is a unique setting. Now for...More

Thank TomR233
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March 8, 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from lmw4410 | Reviewed this property |
They have many options that do not have gluten.
March 27, 2015|
Response from PHill93003 |
Just found the answer to my own question on their website. Business casual.
February 7, 2015|
Response from IntlTravlrRevwr | Reviewed this property |
This appears to be an error. The place reviewed was a restaurant not a hotel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
  • Public Transportation: Union Station red line three blocks away
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-546-4737
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