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Bistro Cacao

320 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
+1 202-546-4737
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
320 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant has a lovely atmosphere. Love the red curtains, the lamps, the french music. We received our drinks, bread & butter quickly. We both ordered the French Onion Soup and it was delicious. He got the rack of lamb--I tasted a bite and liked...More

Thank MsSarah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A classic french bistro in the Capital Hill area of Washington DC NW with very good foods and services. It has impressive cocktails and wine list. We're looking for a good french restaurant in DC and quite surprised to find this cozy and romantic restaurant....More

1  Thank hvu2000
Reviewed 9 January 2018

You can't beat a restaurant that is within walking distance of Union Station, the Capitol, and the Smithsonian. We really enjoyed the cozy atmosphere, unique menu full of great French favorites, and the friendly staff. The evening was special because of the sincere interest the...More

Thank cls816
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The French food is done well. The decor, music, ambiance does a good job of transporting you to La Belle Epoque. This is "Midnight in Paris" meets daylight. The small, velvet-enclosed rooms are perfect for small groups who want to talk uninterrupted. I would have...More

Thank Gregchik
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

This was our second trip to this gorgeous little bistro and we still LOVE it! We did go for brunch and were able to sip on bottomless mimosas-perfectly bubbly and relaxing. We ordered a spinach salad and the steak sandwich and were 100% satisfied and...More

Thank Moorej61
Reviewed 11 December 2017

This French bistro is an absolute hidden gem in DC--I would highly recommend a visit if you are looking for a French restaurant to try in DC. We came in for a family dinner with my 17 month old daughter and everyone in the restaurant...More

Thank Monica C
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Whenever we are in town, this is our favorite restaurant. We sometimes eat here 3 times in a week. The food is always superb as is the service and atmosphere. The staff is incredibly friendly and the chef is outstanding. Their wine list is extensive...More

Thank nonamect
Reviewed 22 November 2017

In town for a wedding, the day before the wedding happened to be my wife's birthday, so of course I had to take her out for a nice romantic dinner. A few searches suggested Bistro Cacao was what I was looking for: close to our...More

1  Thank Brian H
Reviewed 16 November 2017

This Bistro is a gem within an easy walk of Union Station. Food, service, ambiance, and value all get 5 stars. All of the typical bistro dishes are on the menu and each is truly wonderful. The onion soup with bubbling cheese , the pheasant...More

Thank WVgreen
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We made a quick trip to D.C. to celebrate our anniversary and chose Bistro Cacao for that occasion. We had a glass of champagne while we waited for our table. We had noted in our reservation on Opentable that it was our anniversary and they...More

Thank AlanMartyMartin
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Questions & Answers
9 March 2017|
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Response from lmw4410 | Reviewed this property |
They have many options that do not have gluten.
28 March 2015|
Response from PHill93003 |
Just found the answer to my own question on their website. Business casual.
7 February 2015|
Response from IntlTravlrRevwr | Reviewed this property |
This appears to be an error. The place reviewed was a restaurant not a hotel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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