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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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Sharon, Massachusetts
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347 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came here for a business lunch and had a very nice experience. Bread to start with was nice. Good wine/drink menu. Service was very good. Convenient location in the Hotel George and 10 min walk (tops) from the Capitol. We tried the salmon and tuna dishes. Prepared as requested. Tasty and reasonable portions. The sides, salads and potatoes, were... More 

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Birmingham, AL
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346 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been wanting to try this place for years but just finally managed to get there. The service was spot on and the two dishes we ordered were delicious. I had the Sweetbreads which were perfectly prepared, my wife had the Beef bourguignon w/buttered noodles. She was making yummy sounds while she was eating. We will... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The convenient location near our hotel on Capitol Hill and the positive Trip Advisor reviews of this restaurant led me, my husband and a friend to have dinner at this real "find," while visiting D.C. for the Inauguration. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly, the service excellent, and the food tasty.The salads to begin, mains, one salmon and the other... More 

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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We like the location (4 minute walk from Union Station), the decor, the excellent service. Food is well above average. My Moule Marseillaise (mussels) as an appetizer was good, but not inspiring. Of particular note was my wife's Royale Sea Bass Crudo appetizer. Wow. You have to get this. For the main, my wife and I both had the duck... More 

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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With our days being filled with taking in the DC area and not really wanting to venture out - we decided to try the in property restaurant - and very pleased we did. Service 5 stars! Food 5 stars! Ambiance 5 stars! Great job! As a hotelier - I tend to not see things through the eyes of a regular... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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124 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I stopped in here while in town for Donald Trumps Inauguration. We had the escargot which was average we had the French onion soup which was decent and we had of the steak and fries which was good. The highlight was the Merlot shallot butter which rested on top of the steak. This is a super cute... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the definitive Hill luncheon spot. The French inspired bistro always delivers with high end food and inventive interpretations on French classics. The ambiance is equally cosy and comfortable with a fairly open dining room so you can see the "who's who" of Washington. The staff is very efficient and strikes the right balance between being unobtrusive and attentive.

Thank Michelle A R
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recently took my boyfriend out for his birthday. Dinner was good, but I honestly expected better due to the reviews and cost. Also, the wine-by-the-glass selection was severely limited. Overall, definitely a great place for dinner, but I wouldn't go for special occasions.

Thank Ellen H
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

It's expensive but the food is worth it. We ate there two nights in a row trying different things off the menu each night. Both meals were exceptional. Friendly service and a buzzing bar for a nightcap tops the night off.

Thank Ashtag3
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Excellent dining experience - food and service were wonderful. What more can I say? I'd go back again in a heartbeat.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $50
French, European, Gluten Free Options
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, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?