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Bistro Cacao

₹₹₹₹French, European,
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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French, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
320 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was just what we needed - very good food,service and atmosphere. I'd describe it was traditional French; not a lot of fancy stuff but quite well executed.The space is divided into intimate alcoves giving a sense of semi-privacy. We were both impressed by the...More

Thank Frank A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I absolutely love Bistro Cacao. I have been here a couple times and everything has been consistent. I have not tried a dish I didn't thoroughly enjoy. The service is excellent and the ambiance is hard to find elsewhere. On a warm day or evening,...More

Thank T D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our son was at a college with a program (that he didn't do) in DC. We contacted the person doing the program, and met them at this restaurant (it was their suggestion). The food was excellent, but not overly expensive. The wine was very good...More

Thank Moira J
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

The food and atmosphere is amazing.....the lady working there as the hostess (middle age blond) was amazing and fid out something for my picky son to eat off the menu... However, my little one ( 2 yrs old) had an accident in there and the...More

Thank Viktoryia G
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is a reasonably good French restaurant with reasonably good service in a lovely setting within converted Capitol Hill townhouses. A favorite worth the splurge.

Thank Kim T
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to Bistro Cacao last week so much that we decided to rebook for our last meal in Washington. We have visited Paris many times in the last few years, and found the standard of food, wine and service at BC to...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 5 October 2017

4 of had dinner there and we were seated outside, this was our second visit and it did not disappoint. The meals and service was excellent. My order order was described by the waiter to include lobster tale but arrived with scallops, although I was...More

Thank John C
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Questions & Answers
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, Breakfast, 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, Business meetings, 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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