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“Surprising gem of a French cafe”
Review of Bistro Cacao

Bistro Cacao
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Ranked #79 of 3,228 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: European, French, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Union Station red line three blocks away
San Diego, California
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120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Surprising gem of a French cafe”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

Bistro Cacao, owned-operated by folks from Turkey, serve carefully prepared tasty provincial French dishes in a unassuming atmosphere. Menu choices are broad. Portions are ample. Prices were less than average for DC French food. Servers do not make you feel rushed. The patio is nice and the inside tables are big enough to not feel squeezed. Spending pre-meal time at the bar might be a bit of a challenge as it is really tiny. Location was good as it is close to the Library of Congress and Supreme Court and hotels are nearby.

  • Visited September 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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144 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Romantic, pricey, worth it...”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

Bistro Cacao is a wonderful restaurant with which to impress a date: fine food, attentive and competent service, and (inside) cozy (and some well-screened) seating. It's not inexpensive, but the value is there if you're ready for a treat.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Kim T
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Winnipeg, Canada
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Food Great Service!”
Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

Made a reservation for 12 and was provided a very comfortable private room on the second floor. The menu selections were fantastic and plentiful....and most of all delicious! The service was also great, courteous, prompt and not overbearing!
I would recommend to anyone weather it's dinner for 2 her you are having a larger group of friends or clients it is just great!

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1 Thank Scott M
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Jensen Beach, Florida
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Nice atmosphere... very close to our B and B”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Had a very nice patio dinner here one night... great food, great service at a reasonable price. Staff was very attentive...

Visited September 2012
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Thank Jim and Pat W
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Miami, Florida
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82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“french”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

happy hour menu comes with affordable drinks. The foie gras here comes with a big slice that comes with a fig and toast. Tasted great. Wished that it was pan seared instead, but that's ok.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Ting B
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