Unusual menu.The black spaghetti not appealing to look at and the sausage and pasta was quite bland and looked like one was eating cutworms.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friend and I had a lovelyMy friend and I had a lovely mid-week dinner at Bibiana. She had the Nero spaghetti and I had the soft-shell crab entree - both were exquisite. Her spaghetti was cooked perfectly and had a very subtle olive oil taste that paired well with the crab that was served with her pasta. My soft shell crabs were divine -- they were paired with a yummy tomato seafood sauce and were crispy and tangy.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful meal--terrificWe had a wonderful meal--terrific food, very nice and attentive service.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!I doubt you could go wrong with anything on the menu. Outstanding food, delicious and addictive. The best gnocchi I've ever had, even in Italy. Our waiter went above and beyond. We relied on him for recommendations for drinks, wine and after-dinner spirits, and his choices for us were all unbelievably good.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMthe food and the service werethe food and the service were excellent. The wahoo was terrific.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMTrue ItalianI read all the reviews on yelp, urbanspoon, trip advisor, etc. They were true- the tables were small and the restaurant was noisy. But neither took away from my experience. I just noticed after having read them. Our waiter was very abrupt and while he knew the menu well, he was not able to explain much to me. It uses many terms I was unfamiliar with and resorted to Google. The manager however was wonderful and animated as he described the dishes and gave extremely helpful recommendations. Particularly helpful were the wine recommendations because while I know varietals of Italian grapes, I was lost with the wines, all Italian, and most of which came with a hefty price tag. Food was delicious and rich. Go with a special if offered.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticThis is one of the most talented and creative kitchens in DC for a price that doesn't require a loan guarantee.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great time. The waitHad a great time. The wait staff was excellent and the food was wonderful.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBusiness LunchPerfect selection for the Metro Center area. Atmosphere wasrelaxed, inviting and elegant as well as conducive to conducting business. Food was very good, dessert was decadent and service was outstanding! Business Lunch Menu is a gem.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMBibiana gets absolutely everythingBibiana gets absolutely everything right. Impeccable service, amazing food...every detail is perfect. Menus change constantly making each visit an opportunity to discover a new, perfectly nuanced dish. Clearly one of the best restaurants in town.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMCreative menu coupled withCreative menu coupled with knowledgable, efficient service made for a splendid evening. Location and noise level also a plus-pricing what you would expect for upscale DC restaurant.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was excellent.Everything was excellent. I would not change a thing.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMBibiana was Great and areBibiana was Great and are waiter, Mark was fantastic4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery bite of food that enteredEvery bite of food that entered our mouths was stupendous. The waiter was helpful and cheerful and not oversolicitous. What more need I say: this is a special place.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe first time I was in BibianaThe first time I was in Bibiana I was underwhelmed and thought the service was a bit snobbish. This time, the service was great and the food was tasty. Because it is pricey, it is best for special occasions or business dinners.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe pre-theater menu is anThe pre-theater menu is an excellent value, with some entrees better than others; the burnt wheat cavatelli was a winner. Nice sized portions. Outstanding desserts and great service!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI've never had anything lessI've never had anything less than a fabulous meal there.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful evening for diningBeautiful evening for dining outdoors. Service was outstanding, as it has been on previous visits. Appetizer and dessert was at the high standard Bibiana has set in the past, but the entrees were not as stunning as usual.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is good and the serviceThe food is good and the service relaxed but attentive. All in all a memorable experience.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were bothFood and service were both the best we have had in a long time and we eat at fine restaurants often.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAn enjoyable experienceA very good italian restaurant with attentive and knowledgable service as well as delicious food. I do not see arancini on the menu much (one of my favorites) so that as my appetizer was the highlight of the evening, but everything else was beautifully presented and appetizing. The interiors are warm and sophisticated but it did get a little on the noisy side, but we could still carry a conversation.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA fantastic Italian restaurantA fantastic Italian restaurant that always reminds me of great meals we have had in Italy. Authentic gourmet food. Wo der full.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely perfect risotto,Absolutely perfect risotto, perfect service...attentive but not overbearing, and a definite metropolitan atmosphere make this restaurant a perfect respite during a busy day touring the Capitol.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMRemembered I liked off menu item!Fantastic. They even remembered I liked the fried artichokes which aren't on the menu any more. They proactively offered to ask the Chief if he'd make me a special order - which he did and they were fantastic! Bibiana is a DC gem.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food and experienceVery good food and experience overall. One always looks forward to a meal at Bibiana's. The waiters continue to be highly knowledgeable about the choices of food and wine.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat expierence but the foodGreat expierence but the food is lacking origionality4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMI had eaten at Bibiana beforeI had eaten at Bibiana before and the first time had an amazing meal. This time the food was mediocre, particularly for the price. I appreciate the farm to table concept and focus of in seasonal ingredients, but they ruined the light natural flavors.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe folks who own Rasika andThe folks who own Rasika and Restaurant 701 sure know how to put together a great restaurant! This time, it's Italian, and this place is a find! Elegant without being stuffy or overstated, fantastic service, knowledgeable servers and the best Italian wine list I've ever seen. Menu is very original, and everything me and my two friends had was fantastic. Highly recommended!f4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat pasta and amazing allGreat pasta and amazing all Italian wine list. This place is great4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulWonderful dinner. Food truly great ( but perhaps a bit under portioned). Our server, Ashley, was excellent in every way. So was the nice French accented man at the door. This is a restaurant to return to for special occasions or just to hang out with friends for a great evening meal.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExpensive, but very luxuriousExpensive, but very luxurious Easter price-fix menu.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThoroughly enjoyed EasterThoroughly enjoyed Easter Sunday Brunch---Food and service outstanding !3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe reserved for Easter lunch.We reserved for Easter lunch. The open table system worked perfectly. We were seated immediately. Service was prompt and friendly. The antipast and desserts were really good. My wife had the lamb main dish and quite liked it. I had the trout, which was prepared and tasted more like salmon, but I was told this was what it would be like. It was also very good. As I said above, the noise level was energetic but the tables were spaced well and we were not disturbed by neighboring tables. All in all, this was a good Easter dining out experience.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWhether you go for a specialWhether you go for a special occasion or not, the food and service are fantastic. One of the best dining experiences I've had in DC.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply put...dining perfection!Simply put...dining perfection! The warmth and ambience envelops you from the moment you check in with the hostess. And to top it off, this isn't some stuffy pretentious restaurant although it could be given the quality of service and the food.
The wine selections were impressive!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMService and food were exceptional.Service and food were exceptional. Great ambiance, worth a visit.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBibiana is a special experience.Bibiana is a special experience. From the moment you walk in the door, until the moment that you have to leave, this place is great! The team of servers, support staff really make the entire experience excellent.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMarvelous dinner, OutstandingMarvelous dinner, Outstanding service, very good food, a beautiful place and a great night.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMMeal of a life time. LovedMeal of a life time. Loved everything about it,worth the splurge. It's not the type of place we'd normally eat at but the wait staff made us feel welcome.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe experience exceeded expectationThe experience exceeded expectations. Food was amazing, and the standard of service set the new high bar.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMA real treat excellent definitelA real treat
definitely adding to our regulars list3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful find. The food wasWonderful find. The food was delicious and creatively presented. Service was professional. Enjoyed the atomosphere. Will be back.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWithout doubt the best restaurantWithout doubt the best restaurant in DC, period. Food and Service were perfect.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWould definitely go there again.Excellent food and service. My only complaint would be that we began to feel rushed over frequent requests regarding removal of plates after we had been there just a little over an hour. A bit too obvious concern about their getting in the next reservation.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMabsolutely perfect service,absolutely perfect service, as well as great wine selection. First time and I brought a special guest and was so pleasantly surprised. Hard to beat this kind of total experience.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great but nothingThe food was great but nothing compared to the service of our waiter, Zara, and the sommelier3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed another creative,We enjoyed another creative, marvelous dinner at Bibiana. The service was attentive, but not overbearing; our waiter was most knowledgeable about the contents of the various dishes and offered helpful hints about each dish. The wine he suggested was a great choice. The entire staff at the restaurant was friendly and eager to please their clientele.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is good...but ambianceFood is good...but ambiance is magical and service is excellent without being annoying3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis may have been the bestThis may have been the best dining experience I have had in years. The staff is an exemplary! The food sublime! The space warm and beautiful. It is worth the prices.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best meals ever!One of the best meals ever! Visiting DC for the first time, I wanted a truly special evening and Bibiana exceeded all expectations. The staff were friendly and we felt extremely comfortable straight away with winter inspired cocktails. The food was absolutely delicious and the wine list was perfect (big fan of Italian Wines, which helps). The ambience and decor were wonderful.I cannot give this restaurant and higher praise. Fantastic3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM