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Bistro Bis

15 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
+1 202-661-2700
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (25 reviews)
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Open Now
7:00 am - 10:30 pmAll hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
15 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
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Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

This was my choice for our one restaurant in DC. we were one of three tables there for breakfast on a Saturday, so we did not get to see all the politicians from the Hill, but had great service!! Food was awesome with the exception...More

Thank ktdid54
Reviewed May 17, 2017

A total winner. Extremely good modern French cuisine. Had a mesclun salad with Marcona almonds and dried apricots that knocked my socks off, followed by wild salmon, cooked medium rare, in sorrel-tarragon cream sauce, spectacular leek and potato medallions, with serious goût de terroir. Fresh...More

Thank xtacine
Reviewed May 17, 2017

Food was good, reminiscent of Eastern Europe.Comfortable atmosphere, good service. Neighborhood restaurants like this need to be supported.

Thank tour100
Reviewed May 13, 2017

We were going to be in Washington for a business meeting and our host suggested this place, close to the station. We arrived a bit early but they were very polite and sat us at our table even though the restaurant wasn't open for lunch....More

Thank Rajen P
Reviewed May 12, 2017

I got the crab cakes, with Fava beans and asparagus. OMG, totally delicious and the service could not have been better! I ate at the bar, by myself (I was there for business). The bartender did a fabulous job with me and I don;t think...More

Thank Jamie C
Reviewed May 6, 2017

Food is great! Have been going there every time I'm in D.C. for business and stay at the George Hotel. The Bistro needs to better train their waiter staff. Just had dinner there Sunday, April 30th, upon arrival from CA and Peter, our waiter, was...More

Thank BBBrazil5
Reviewed May 4, 2017

We had a very nice dinner with a client; the service was good, yet unobtrusive. There is a reasonable amount of space between the tables. The meal was good and there is a nice selection of wines by the glass.

Thank Richard D
Reviewed May 2, 2017

I love a Kimpton Hotel because, typically, they have an above average if not excellent restaurant onsite. This certainly is the case for Bistro Bis. A French restaurant with tasteful decor, the menu is straight forward with a splash of creativity. The wine list....oh my!...More

1  Thank KeithT879
Reviewed April 30, 2017

Bistro Bis has become one of my favorite D.C. restaurants. I love the modern decor, the French Basque cuisine and the excellent service. I came here with business associates and we loved what we ordered. I tried the specials of the night. I had a...More

Thank Dale H
Reviewed April 28, 2017

Who knew? Bistro Bis has awesome burgers and spectacular french onion soup. Service and cocktails are always top notch.

Thank Tai D
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you REALLY serve Quenelles??? If so, I can't wait to visit you.
August 9, 2016|
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Response from 2016Patti | Reviewed this property |
I was there in the Spring (Memorial day as well as late April -- love this place), they were on the menu and were great!! Some menu items are clearly seasonal, and accompany items that they compliment. Call ahead if it is... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $50
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, 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
  • E-mail
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