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Bistro Cacao

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320 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
+1 202-546-4737
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Virginia, USA
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Recently went for brunch to Bistro Cacao in a large group. Grant it, there typically are service issues when the table is greater than 6. That said, the number of errors was pretty high. So high that the score for food and service was probably a “good”. Ham and Cheese omelet was very good. Can’t say the same about the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorites in DC for a quiet meal where conversation will be on the menu. Not that there is no music. Edith Piaf and other French standards share the stage with a well-chosen selection of more contemporary voices, all of them set at a perfect volume to allow for appreciation of the music and the conversation... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bistro Cacao is the perfect place to take your girlfriends for a fancy lunch out or for an evening on the town with your significant other. It also has a nice feel if you had to bring a client for a nice lunch meeting and is close to the senate. It has an upscale French cafe feeling. It I ate... More 

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Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were there this past Sat. night with 2 other couples. Our waiter, Sam, was delightful and helped make it a very enjoyable evening. I and my husband had Filet Mignon and it was outstanding. Some of the other dishes ordered by my friends were Sea Bass, Maui Maui, and Stuffed chicken. The atmosphere is very intimate... More 

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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The decor is beautiful, the outdoor sitting area is so cute and so enjoyable during warm evenings! The food was pretty good, our waiter was very friendly! But the person who is hosting was so unfriendly!!! We arrived earlier tha our reservation and while waiting for our table to be ready, we were just left on the side, with nobody... More 

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Thank Jen L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting place. You sit down and you feel like you are in a press old, warm French home! The pheasant pâté is amazing, will order that next time I come back. The hanger steak was ok, you don't see hanger steaks often. It was cooked to a nice medium- rare, but it was still chewy. The trio of creme brûlée... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

The food is delicious and the service is very attentive. I was please with the entree size as well as the menu choices. Both indoor and outdoor dining depending on the time of year. Enjoy!

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Thank DJBrandon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

What a good dinner, the place is very romantic and comfortable. Our waiter Demian was very fun and cordial. Foodwas great too, lots of plates, loved que Quale and the Lamb.

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Hillsborough, NJ
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127 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We were biking around D.C. on Saturday afternoon of Memorial Day weekend and wanted to go someplace unique for lunch as opposed to your typical, chain locations. Based on the reviews on Tripadvisor, we decided on Bistro Cacao. Bistro Cacao was the perfect outdoor bistro with large umbrellas shading the entire seating area. Drinks, food and service were all excellent.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

My husband and I dined here one evening on a short trip to Washington. It was not in the main tourist area, and gave us a different feel/vibe that was nice to experience. We shared the Grillade de Calamars, Duck Foie Gras Terrine to start, and a swordfish and venison rack special of the day for our mains. The calamari... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $50
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?