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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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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

At first I was a little annoyed that the hostess was too busy with her friends to acknowledge my presence. Then the other host seated the couple that came in after me first. However once I was finally seated the rest of the dinner was terrific.

Thank John A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You get what you pay for, the saying goes, and that is true at Bistro Bis. Our party of three enjoyed breakfast there, and we all agreed that it was the very best food; however, be ready to pay for it. A lovely dining room offering great food -- this is a good find!

Thank fromAtl
Las Vegas, Nevada
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70 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were fortunate to be in the area during Restaurant Week. Thus, we had the chance to have an excellent three-course menu at a set price. The watermelon soup, salmon, and creme brulee were very good. My daughter had trout from the regular menu prepared gluten-free for her. She loved it. The hostess and server provided great customer service.

Thank Cwpappa
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The maitre d was not pleasant! What a surprise. The waiter made up for her short comings. The waiter we had made every dish sound like the best thing you will ever eat. Bravo he was impressive just eating him made me more hungry. The food was very good and I would have given 5 stars if it was not... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a very relaxed dinner with friends. Good menu selections and great wine list, although a bit higher on the markup. Our party ordered the snapper argenteuil, sweetbreads, trout l'ardenaise, and magret de canard (mine). No complaints and clean plates all around. Samples a little off everyone's plate and all was tasty. Wonderful desert menu. Special recognition to our server... More 

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Starkville, Mississippi
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259 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a reliably good restaurant and great for business meals. Service is attentive without being overbearing, and is the best part of the restaurant. Our group all liked the choices they made, and desserts were particularly good.

Thank Traveler1959-123
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good bar and menu selections. The dinner courses were well prepared and presented. And very tasty. The level of seasoning was good, The staff was attentive and proper without being intrusive.

Thank Jim Z
Havre de Grace, Maryland
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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great bistro --steps from Union Station which is a great convenience for those of us taking the late train. The food is always good and the service gracious. Excellent wine list.

Thank William M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stumbled upon Bistro Bis when looking for a nice place for a quick drink in between trains from Pittsburgh to NYC. The bar is very nice, and had a few glasses of champagne on our first visit. Stopped by on our next trip to DC and dined on the sidewalk, menu was nice, and had the same great champagne again.... More 

Thank Abby R
Kansas City, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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, Gluten Free Options, 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
Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?