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Bistro Bis

15 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-1501
+1 202-661-2700
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (26 reviews)
“petit fours” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
15 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-1501
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not that long ago, before the advent of the modern taco restaurant (hipster owned, poor service, locally sourced tortillas, 45 craft beers) this is what restaurateurs aspired to achieve. Bistro Bis is polished, professional, and oh so delicious. While some of their men choices may...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of my favorites in DC for breakfast. Great menu, and service is exceptional. Very convenient to Capitol Hill so a great place for early meetings.

Thank Traveler1959-123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Steve was terrific! We loved the cheese puff pastry, the escargot, the beef bourguignon, the pork chops, the bread, the apple tart or crisp..... we will definitely be back.

Thank Isabel M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! A gem on Capitol Hill! Food was delicious; service was prompt courteous and even comedic when appropriate. Really enjoyed our visir.

Thank dtdelaney0905
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hate to write reviews with a bad taste, but sometimes I have to. My wife picked this place because of the reviews. To tell the truth, I don't get some of the TA reviews.This place reminded me of a hotel breakfast rest. The ambiance...More

1  Thank TMJETS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time in two years I've had dinner at the Bistro Bis French cafe and the meal and service were both outstanding on each ocassion. Last year my wife and I dined here one evening and that experience brought me back on...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for lunch during restaurant week. Chose it because it was on the Washingtonian's 2017 best restaurant list, and the menu for restaurant week looked great, good selections as it was a modified version of the a la carte menu, not just a few...More

Thank paxa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Frenchish style cooking in a lovely setting. service was very good. There were just 2 of us but we gave the menu a good work out. dessert was a delight

Thank Sugarman4084
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Ducked in for dinner and had a bit of sticker shock (for my business per diem!) but it was freezing and I couldn’t bear going back outside so I went for the lyonnaise salad. Decadent!! Service is wonderful. Restaurant is lovely. I will definitely go...More

Thank CatheAtlanta_GA
Reviewed 31 January 2018

I selected Bistro Bis for a dinner because they featured Bouillabaisse Marseillaise, a generous presentation with monkfish, shrimp, octopus, mussels, clams and “spicy rouille”, ($34.75) A rare selection in U.S. restaurants – highly successfully done. A Guinness Stout at $7.75 was an affordable choice. Tucked...More

Thank Arcee_CO
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21 November 2017|
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Response from pdorier | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think they do.
19 July 2017|
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Response from Jim F | Reviewed this property |
I think business casual would be appropriate.
19 July 2017|
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Response from xtacine | Reviewed this property |
I am always shocked at the attire of most tourists in our nation's capital. Please do not wear shorts, tank tops, t-shirts, sandals, baseball caps or leggings. Just don't do it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 50
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-1501
    (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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