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Bistro Bis

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown / Chinatown
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15 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001 (New Jersey & North Capitol)
+1 202-661-2700
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Kansas City, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went to Bistro Bis as my last venue to visit during an 8-day stay in DC. I should have made it my first so I could have gone back more. The food is exquisite, I recommend the quenelles on the appetizer menu. They are absolutely heavenly. I then ordered boeuf bourguignon, a classic french dinner accompanied by a nice... More 

Thank Russell P
Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It helps that I'm staying at The George Hotel (a Kimpton property) and it's 5000 degrees outside so we didn't want to travel but had a business dinner with colleagues who also happen to be friends. Bistro Bis is fantastic. I've had dinner here three times and it never disappoints. We shared appetizers (mussels, steak tartare, curry cauliflower and pommes... More 

Thank PositiveEnerG
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220 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is where our waiter himself said he is never embarrassed to serve any of the menu items to his customers because they are all so good. He was so right. The taste and presentation of all we ordered from the risotto, to the onion soup, to the macaroni and cheese all were done to perfection and superbly presented. We... More 

Thank bigthicket
Scottsdale, Arizona
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I try to have lunch at bistro bis whenever I am in DC Terrific food and atmosphere Just two blocks from the Capitol it is frequented by the power elite of congress The trout is terrific plus great by the glass wines all reasonably priced Located in the Kimpton hotel George

Thank LarrySKush
Cleveland, Ohio
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

service was fast as I was on a time schedule. Servers were attentive but not overly. To me there was not a wide selection of options on the menu. I was satisfied with my choice but would have like more options.

Thank Golferlady13
Lincoln, Nebraska
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very convenient location and nicely decorated restaurant. The menu is a little eclectic for me. I'd like to see a burger or chicken option. The night I was there offered a lot of fish, a steak option, and a vegetarian option. I ordered the salmon and it was cooked exactly the way that I asked for it.... More 

Thank Christy N
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been staying at the George. Bistro Bis provides room service and we had it early in our stay. It was very good but a little luke warm. But it was good enough for us to decide to eat in the restaurant on our last night. We were not disappointed. It was even better in the restaurant.

Thank Philthetraveller22
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed around the corner at the Washington hotel - front desk recommend I walk 7 blocks I'm 90 degrees so I look on trip advisor and find Bistro Bis just around the corner - since I'm directionally challenged - use me phone map to walk me there 3 minutes later - I'm there and extremely pleased I decided to try... More 

Thank Michelle S
Poughkeepsie, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best Scallops entrée I've ever enjoyed eating. Service was quick and efficient. Convenient location from Capitol building.

Thank vlamcat
Sugar Land, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this restaurant! Small and intimate with wonderful food. Good place to see politicians and people watch.

Thank Aggie507

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $50
French, Gluten Free, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
    (New Jersey & North Capitol)
  • Public Transportation: Union Station
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-661-2700

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