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“Great food OK staff”
Review of Westend Bistro

Westend Bistro
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Ranked #498 of 3,337 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $75
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
Cross street: M Street
Transit: Foggy Bottom/GWU & Dupont Circle
Description: Welcome to Westend Bistro, an award-winning casual American bistro located in Washington, D.C.'s trendy West End. Chef de Cuisine Alvin Dela Cruz presents a straightforward menu of simple signature dishes inspired by family traditions and recipes. The focus is on the ingredients, culled from fresh, quality produce by local farmers in Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland. Westend Bistro offers a vibrant atmosphere with an extensive wine list and signature cocktails. Guests can indulge in lunch and dinner at the bar or in the stylish booths and banquettes throughout the dining room. Westend Bistro also serves an a la carte Brunch on Sundays with bottomless Mimosas
Reviewed June 29, 2013

I had dinner here with a group of adults. The food was great but the staff was ok. This brought down the whole experience for me. They confused drinks and bills several times. Maybe we just need to try it again?

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Thank JandPFamily
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Dinner at the Westend Bistro was outstanding. Loved the Halibut special with gnocchi. The calamari was a great start to the meal. Dessert was smores and it was unbelievable. The weather was ideal for the patio. The wait staff was quick and very nice. We liked our server Ted.

Thank MeredithDC
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

We had a lovely dinner here and were most impressed with the service. Our host had made a reservation with a specific table request which was met. As a group of 4 we shared some appetizers and each had a different entree == all were very good. This did not have the feel of many hotel restaurants (it is in the downtown Ritz Carlton), much more upscale and individual. Prices were as expected and certainly were earned based on the food and the service.

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Thank outoford
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

awesome food..lite american bistro fare...being vegetarian we had the arugula salad, pasta and a variety of desserts.
The chefs went out of their way to make special vegetarian plates when we told them our food preferences.

Thank Shilpa0711
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

There are a lot of mediocre restaurants and a few great ones in this neighborhood and this one, in the Ritz, is terrific. The food was excellent, the service attentive and prompt (for lunch, which is important) and when I pointed out an error in my bill, they not only corrected it but took an additional 10% off for my trouble. I'll be back for sure.
Note to people staying at the Marriott across the street: the food here is a LOT better and so it the lobby. So schedule meetings here, not there.

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Thank BuffCrone
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