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Bistro Cacao

320 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
+1 202-546-4737
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (22 reviews)
“escargot” (27 reviews)
“frog legs” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM 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

Hosting four special guests, closely evaluating both the food and service provided by Bistro Cacao on a recent Saturday evening, I found this Capitol Hill eatery to be exemplary in all aspects of dining. My guests all voiced enthusiastic approval of what they were served....More

Thank CountyGent
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is exquisitely prepared and presented. The sauces on the spicey shrimp was delicate but with a little spice. I had the salad cacao, which had just enough dressing, not overboard. I hate my salad drenched in dressing. Great wine list. The dessert did not...More

Thank DollyTurner
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had eaten earlier in the week at another French restaurant in DC and loved it. Not so this one. The front yard was ugly - Windex bottle, dead plants in plastic pots. The restaurant was dark, but not to me a romantic dark. The...More

Thank L M
Reviewed 1 week ago

1) Front yard ugly, dead plant in planter, Windex on patio 2) My husband had to ask for bread mid first course, one stingy hard roll each, nothing compared to the delicious breads at Le Diplomate 3) Waiter insulted us when he approached, pegging us...More

Thank lesliemc2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting DC from South Africa. We offered to take our friends and hosts to dinner in appreciation of everything they have done for us. They indicated Bistro Cacao was one of their favourites so we went there for their Easter Sunday dinner, a...More

Thank LlewellynPatrick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 1st time here, and we'll definitely return. Our table was nestled by the red drapes/curtains shown on the main page. Our chairs were deep and plush with large cushy pillows. Forgive the adjectives, but it really is a unique setting. Now for...More

Thank TomR233
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is in cool old house, but it needs a real update. The stairs in front were rickety. The decor is dark, with lots of panel curtains. The dim lighting could not hide the frayed furniture with holes in it. The wallpaper is peeling....More

Thank marieSuburbanChicago
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a pleasant brunch experience at Bistro Cacao with six. Perfect seating for business conversation with professional, efficient service. Eggs Benedict, Eggs Norwegian, and Veggie Omelet were our choices. Coffee kept filled, but could have been warmer. Recommend--take time to enjoy funky decor. Location: This...More

Thank ArtsyGalBaltimore
Reviewed 16 March 2018

We had a good size group of people. We were able to split many dishes before the main meal. We tried many of them and they were all very enjoyable. The escargot was cooked well enough to eat but they killed it with the mountain...More

Thank RhodesPE
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Very intimate yet accessible establishment. The staff is that perfect combination of warm and professional. We were escorted back to a wonderful room that had multiple tables but curtains provided intimate dining spaces. Comfortable chairs, wonderful wine, and waitstaff with perfect timing made for a...More

Thank Eden E
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9 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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