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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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Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
15 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is one of my fav lunch spots. I recommend the mussels and braised kale with apple and bacon. I suggest the bar stools or a high table for the privacy and the service. Betsy - one of the waitresses - is a shining star...More

Thank Finiky
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had a business meeting here for breakfast and it was incredibly convenient as I needed to be at union station afterwards. It was about a 3 minute walk. Located adjacent to the Hotel George there were a number of breakfast options.

Thank Dneuburger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a group dinner for 8 people and ordered a variety of appetizers, entrees and desserts. Everyone was delighted with their selections. Service was friendly and attentive and the food was well prepared.

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for a late lunch with my wife. We ordered escargot and French onion soup to share and two entrees to share. The escargot was made with seasonal roots and some sort of citrus, not the typical garlic butter. I was pleasantly surprised. Their soup...More

Thank Bruce D
Reviewed 9 December 2017

I was there with friends. I had the scallops, which I highly recommend. The chef was able to make a slight modification in the way it was prepared to avoid my intolerance of onions, and I loved the result. My friends ordered other things which...More

Thank Alexander B
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Looking for a venue for family Thanksgiving dinner without leftovers, selected Bistro Bis based upon a prior excellent Easter dinner experience. Thanksgiving is one of those traditional meals where slabs of turkey and gravy with bread stuffing spilling over the veggies to remind you of...More

Thank SNCFVoyager
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Was there for lunch with a very good friend. We got an isolated table and service was great; Food excellent. A good mix of traditional and revisited french / Mediterranean food.

Thank PeeJee34
Reviewed 1 December 2017

We visited Washington D.C. over Thanksgiving and ate at Bistro Bis twice. The first meal was on Thanksgiving. The meal was very good but there was turkey roll rather than sliced turkey, The pecan pie with bourbon flavored ice cream was very good. The second...More

2  Thank Ron C
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Had dinner and breakfast. Great service at dinner. Delicious food. Had lamb for dinner and a bottle of Rose. Had Eggs Benedict for breakfast. Would eat there again

1  Thank slouwers
Reviewed 19 November 2017

So this had great reviews and the restaurant looks amazing. In the end I gave it an average as the food was all perfectly presented but it was just a little missing on flavour. I had the onion soup and the beef bourguignon. It was...More

Thank thefrequenttraveller
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Response from pdorier | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think they do.
18 July 2017|
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Response from Jim F | Reviewed this property |
I think business casual would be appropriate.
18 July 2017|
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Response from xtacine | Reviewed this property |
I am always shocked at the attire of most tourists in our nation's capital. Please do not wear shorts, tank tops, t-shirts, sandals, baseball caps or leggings. Just don't do it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$50
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 10:00 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
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-661-2700
  • E-mail
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