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Bistro Francais

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3124 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3704 (Wisconsin Ave & 31 Street)
11:00 am - 3:00 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

great place if you like escargots and french food that is not expensive very convenient for shoppers and people hanging out at night

Thank quichiu01
Silver Spring, Maryland
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

This location, a late-night favorite among D.C. chefs, closed in March 2016, to be replaced by an allegedly "hip, men's shoestore."

Thank DrewShaw224
Charlottesville, Virginia
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 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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38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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96 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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
Goiania, GO
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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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254 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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132 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $32
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings
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 20007-3704
    (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?