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Bistro Francais

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3124 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007 (Wisconsin Ave & 31 Street)
11:00 am - 4:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 am
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I good and under rated French restaurant in Georgetown. I have been eating here for years and it never disappoints. While everything is good, the eggs Benedict is a standout. I have had this dish all over the world and it never compares. Each part of the dish is perfectly prepared every time. The eggs are served with McDonalds style... More 

Thank Vafarmer
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

A venerable DC institution closed for good. Too bad it was terrific late night institution and a good stand by for any occassion

Thank wahoo68
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51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Booked a table of 4 at that famous Bistro Francais, service was good and food was excellent...restaurant was not that busy, so it may well be that its a bit on the high price side.

Thank TravelLovo
South Hamilton, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

I seem to gravitate toward tired old French Restaurants whether they be in Paris, New York, or Washington, D.C. French cuisine is my favorite. Maybe it's because my husband is half French and I have a mother in-law who can make Iles Flotante in her sleep. Thus, I am sad to give another "poor" rating to another tired, old French... More 

Thank mags1031
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

Very good lunch deal, with great food and good service. I recommend the spinach soup and the Broiled tilapia with blanc sauce

Thank Rubens S
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258 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

, where can I go 1:30 in the morning had escargot a bottle of wine stay hopeful or anything how about eggs benedict grilled duck breast this restaurant is fun and Classic Country French worth the trip

Thank Jim H
Chevy Chase, MD
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120 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Opening 40 years ago in Washington’s old Georgetown district, Bistro Française remains unabashedly, quintessentially, authentically and unpretentiously as mid-20th Century French as its exalted kin along the Seine. “It’s like a different country,” my francophile companion Yvonne said as we waited to be shown a table. “People I hear speaking, some are speaking only French.” Led to a long mirrored... More 

Thank Peter K
Newark, Delaware
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117 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

I haven't been able to get down to Georgetown for a few years, but the SO and I made a day trip last weekend, with the intent to eat here and then go shopping. The restaurant is smaller than our last visit, however, the food is still top notch. I got the burger, and the SO got the steak frites... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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247 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Not really French cooking rustic or otherwise but sort of Franco-Yank. That didn’t matter to us as the meals were delicious. Way too much salt though and it nearly ruined the dish! The a la carte menu was really good with a very inventive “Specials” menu. A lovely atmosphere, friendly a really efficient service. A little pricy though.

Thank TJA950
Fairfax, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

It sounded good and looked goopaper But a red flag went up when our party arrived for Dinner before an evening at the Kennedy center And the restaurant was empty. The waitress was not French and did not understand English. Food was disappointing. On that note..the wine was very good.

Thank Saffern

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3124 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
    (Wisconsin Ave & 31 Street)
  • Public Transportation: Rosslyn or Foggy Bottom-GWU (Orange, Blue lines)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: 202-338-3830

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?