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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
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7:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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.

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Thank Ellen H
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank Ashtag3
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Williamsburg, Virginia
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488 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The reason we go to the Bis is our favorite waiter in DC works there . We have been going to the Bis for 20 + years. The food this time was a little below what we have experienced in the past. Service was as always above par. We had invited friends and had told them about the validated parking... More 

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Thank Bear H
Indianapolis, Indiana
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87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here many times over the years and it still is one of, if not the best restaurant in DC. Can't wait to go back.

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Thank CVI0136
Oklahoma
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here every morning for breakfast and a few dinners here. The menu is delicious and it's a great atmosphere for business meetings or social dinners!

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Thank Emma M
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is not cheap, but everything we tried was delicious and imaginative, with great combinations of flavours. Give yourself a treat, you've earned it!

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Thank Robert M
Somers, New York
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the George hotel for a few nights and was quite pleased to be able to dine at Bistro Bis. Service was outstanding, food was delicious, and cost was reasonable. I highly recommend the scallops!

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Thank Stephanie K
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent service at the bar for dinner while in town alone on business. Drinks were wonderful and recommendations were great. Burger was good, however I ordered medium rare and the meat was closer to well done. Burger was tasty, but cooking good beef to that temperature is a crime. Otherwise, I would have given 5 stars.

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Thank Matt G
Williamsburg
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70 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

While staying nearby at the Hyatt, I made reservations at Bistro Bis via Open Table. Even though it was a brisk December night, it was close enough to walk. Literally less than 5 minutes, within The Hotel George. The place is beautiful, and large. Cherry wood and glass everywhere. We were seated immediately upon arrival, and the wait staff was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $50
Cuisine
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
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?