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Bistro Cacao

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320 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
+1 202-546-4737
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 21:30
Mon 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Ridgeway, South Carolina, United States
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was great. The food was delicious, the Russian bartender was pleasant, attentive without being overbearing. The wine was perfect as well.

Thank kevint919
Montvale, New Jersey
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74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming restaurant. We chose to eat indoors, small intimate dining rooms were authentically decorated . Service was relaxed but attentive - not at all rushed. The food was delicious! I recommend the lobster bisque,omelette legumes, creme brûlée - other diners enjoyed pate, lobster omelette, chocolate lava cake, steak frittes. I look forward to dining here again .

Thank JoAnne P
Dallas, Texas
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120 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife & I were in for an AIPAC meeting and had dinner at Bistro Cacao on the strong endorsement of a trip advisor diner. It did not disappoint. The weather was perfect and the dinner also. Our French Waiter Anthony, was both personal and professional and made the food experience very enjoyable. I like to ash wait staff for... More 

Thank Hidrfoot01
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Our family had a get together dinner with our mother who loves French Food. The Chef Kemal Deger came out personally to meet her and sent some amazing appetizers for us. Our waiter Johnny couldnt have been any better, he was attentive and fun. Great ambience and everyones meal was amazing.

Thank Nitin C
Brussels, Belgium
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I really enjoyed this restaurant - the owner was legitimately French and was able to do some conversation with him in French, totally refreshing. The food was great, get the rabbit with risotto if they have it. They also helped my gluten-free friend pick and modify things from the menu.

Thank Arco123
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We went during Restaurant week, and plan to return! The food and service were great. Parking was also very easy and it is convenient to Union Station.

Thank yvonnet184
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

If you are looking for a romantic, unique restaurant - this is the place. The restaurant is in two town houses and the rooms are intimate and warm. Others have spoken about the lush red curtains, the comfortable furniture and subdued lighting. On my recent visit, the tables held vases of red roses with rose petals scattered over the table.... More 

Thank lfulton_123
Raymore, Missouri
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I went here for Restaurant Week and had a great time with friends. The atmosphere and service were great, and the food was excellent too. The decor is definitely quite eye-catching, and this would be a great location for a date. I will definitely go back to try different selections another time.

Thank rlgrhb
Alexandria, Virginia
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113 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

OK, I admit it, I waited for RW to go here. And Bistrot Cacao did not disappoint. My lobster bisque was super tasty and had a fair amount of lobster pieces in it. For my main, I had the steak. It was big, had a nice char, and was super tender inside. I've had plenty of other mid-level restaurants around... More 

Thank erghammer
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Had a romantic getaway with my wife, we choose Bistro Cacao, and had a absolute Fantastic time. We decided to try the pairing menu, it was delicious. Everything from the crab cakes with champagne, the scallops with the Sauvignon blanc to the lamp chips with the red wine. Lots of flavors and good combinations. We will definitely be back

Thank Geekygibbons

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 50
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
  • Public Transportation: Union Station red line three blocks away
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-546-4737

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?