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Bistro Bis

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown / Chinatown
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15 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-1501 (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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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this restaurant! The chef combines unusual flavors in the tastiest of ways. My trout had actual little slices of lemon to accompany the capers and sauce and thin, crispy fried prosciutto...yum! Even their complimentary cheese bread is delicious.

Thank Kathie H
Northern CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sat at the bar for a quick lunch. Prompt service, nice selections of dishes and wines by the glass. helpful waitstaff. Food was delicious. At least a quarter of business was DC locals. Probably would need a reservation for dinner.

Thank equitraveler47
New York, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had lunch here with my sister and brother in law. The restaurant is around the corner from the Washington Court Hotel, and near the Hyatt Capitol Hill and Union Station. The food is French, and very good (I had escargot and crab cakes, both superb), the atmosphere is stylish, though the place has nothing but hard surfaces so it's... More 

Thank Alan K
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, service OK, why does wine in the USA cost so much compared to prices in Europe? We paid $80 for bottle which was at the cheap end of the price-list.

Thank Neil C
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were waiting for an evening bus tour and luckily we came across this wonderful restaurant. We didn't stay long but while we were there we experienced professional and friendly staff and stunning food. Our waiter took pride in his knowledge of cocktails and food. There were many business people meeting for drinks and we were amongst the early diners... More 

Thank Ginger151219
Villeneuve Les Maguelonne
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very good restaurant with a good mix of french revisited food and standard one. Service was perfect and very mindful. We were not in a hurry and we appreciated to take our time without being 'pushed'. Many business people as the Capitol is close to the restaurant.

Thank Patrick J
Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a Thursday night. There were 3 of us, and it took over 2 1/2 hours to eat a relatively simple meal. The food was delicious--we had foie gras, risotto, salads, trout, and desserts (among the 3 of us, not each of us), but the service, while friendly, was slow. It seemed that the kitchen was at fault,... More 

Thank travelmf82
Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the place for lunch in our recent trip to DC. They offered pretty decent choices for appetizers. The salads are fresh and smoked salmon is also nice. We also shared risotto and trout for entrees and enjoy the food very much.

Thank Jessica Y
Waretown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I just returned from a mini vacation to DC and went to Bistro Bis for a romantic dinner. The waiter we had was phenomenal. He was friendly, funny, knowledgeable and very attentive. For an appetizer we shared the grilled octopus, tender and delicious. For dinner we had the veal sweetbreads and the beef Bourguigone. Both were incredible!... More 

Thank Tiffany R
Newport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very pleasant restaurant in DuPont Circle. We had a lovely table inside the restaurant next to the open windows looking onto the street so we could people watch. Menu was extensive and there were fixed price set menus that looked good value. As we only wanted one course we ordered from the menu. I had the French Pork Chop with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $50
French, 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
Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, 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 20001-1501
    (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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?