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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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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
15 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a big late lunch so we hit Bistro Bis for appetizers and cocktails for dinner. Try the crab balls and the calamari is very good. the service was good without being intrusive. We sat on the patio and it was a mild day...More

Thank Christy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived late to the city and looked for a place close to our hotel. Thankfully we found this delightful place close by. Waiters were attentive. I had my favorite dish of scallops and they didn't disappoint. My husband had the beef bourguignon and it...More

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stayed her for two nights and due to the weather and traveling with disabled family members, we ate every meal here (either room service or in the restaurant). Everything was delicious and the staff could not have been nicer. With notice, they made special...More

Thank rita r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here on a Saturday night to close out our stay in Washington. Absolutely loved the steak tartare and escargot. I did think the wine list was very overpriced- I know, I know it's a french restuarant- and the entrees were good but great. In...More

Thank cash d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start by saying we frequent this restaurant often. This was the worst visit we have had in years. We always order the steak for $ 24.95. It always came with fries and a wonderful salad. This time the steak is 1/3 smaller (...More

Thank Victoria P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was raining so we ducked into this little French Bistro. Awesome find. We shared some appetizers and bubbles. Finished with fresh gelato and cappuccino. Excellent service. Great atmosphere. I can't rate it any higher because we did not try main courses and I don't...More

Thank Attymikeb
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of the best steak tartares I've had.Unique flavors and well executed. Order it through room service at The George.

Thank SMTravels88
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here today and everything was excellent: service, food and ambience. Perfect. I had a steak salad which was so much better than you usually get I was amazed. Great taste and perfect size. Crusty warm bread too. I would definitely return.

Thank Clif S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This was a business dinner and we returned once again for the food, ambiance and ability to converse. The contemporary French food is quite good and the restaurant has a nice modern vibe, sophisticated and active but not overly noisy.

Thank drfiler
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Wonderful restaurant, delicious food, beautifully prepared and presented. My husband and I shared the bread basket. He had the duck confit hash and I enjoyed the endive salad. Nice wine choices also. Had impreccable service. Both Jonathan and Moises were attentive and delightful.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you REALLY serve Quenelles??? If so, I can't wait to visit you.
10 August 2016|
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Response from 2016Patti | Reviewed this property |
I was there in the Spring (Memorial day as well as late April -- love this place), they were on the menu and were great!! Some menu items are clearly seasonal, and accompany items that they compliment. Call ahead if it is... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 50
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
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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