Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar
Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar

Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bistrotlepic.com/
  • Phone: (202) 333-0111
  • Hours of Operation:
    Main Dining Room/Kitchen: Brunch:Saturday & Sunday 11am - 3pm; Lunch:Monday to Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner:Sunday & Monday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Wine Bar: Daily: 5:30pm to 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Simon
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Nothing too large or too small.
  • Private Party Facilities: Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar offers 3 private rooms for seated dinners, cocktail receptions and buffets whether for an intimate dinner with friends, a large corporate banquet or to have the entire restaurant all to yourself.
  • Private Party Contact: Cyrille Brenac 2023330111x
  • Entertainment: Every Monday and Wednesday, we have a Jazz singer ensemble at the Wine Bar. The show starts 7PM until 10PM. Please call us and reserve a table for your dinner. Thank you
  • Special Events: Complimentary wine tasting at the wine bar every Tuesday, from 6 to 8pm
    Live jazz music on Monday and Wednesday night at the Wine Bar. Performance starts at 7pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S street
  • Public Transit: Foggy bottom metro station in Georgetown
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: You may use the parking lot across the street from us (Wisconsin and S street) after 6:30PM. It is free and has always spaces.
A word from Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar

Easy free parking in the evening (after 6:30PM)

Since 1995, this Grand Little restaurant is part of Georgetown’s culinary landscape and has been awarded one of the Ten Best Restaurant in the Country by Bon Appetit and Top 40 by Zagat

We are offering classic, regional and contemporary French cuisine.

At the Wine Bar, you will feel as comfortable and relaxed as you would in your home and now you can enjoy live Jazz performances every Monday and Wednesday nights, starting at 7pm.

With our digital wine list on iPads, you will find the perfect wine for your dinner.
** WHEN BOOKING A TABLE, PLEASE LET US KNOW YOUR PREFERENCE BETWEEN THE MAIN DINING ROOM AND THE WINE BAR. **

**OPEN TABLE RESERVATIONS ARE FOR DINING PATRONS ONLY, NOT FOR DRINKS **
Visit our new Sister Bistrot, La Piquette on 3714 Macomb Street Nw. in Cleveland Park - Tel: 202 686 2015
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
104 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (71)fit for foodies (71)special occasion (41)notable wine list (39)romantic (35)great for lunch (22)great for brunch (12)late-night find (8)vibrant bar scene (7)good for groups (4)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Wonderful traditional French Bistro
    PmmkVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Bistro Lepiic is a gem. The menu is small but each dish is. Dishes well prepared using longstanding traditional recipies that recall classic French cooking. Small details are well looked after: perfect hot crusty bread with delicious butter, small but exeleent wine list with little known wines, excellent service. Veal cheeks to kill for! Superb for a leisurely weekend lunch. We have been going for years.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistrot Lepic is a gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We had such a wonderful dinner at Bistro Lepic, which made up for the heavy traffic and slim parking opportunities in Georgetown. I had the veal cheeks and can only say that they were like the butter of meat and the sauce was wonderfully flavorful. The staff were so helpful, polite and friendly. Even though the restaurant was full, we were able to have a conversation easily. Everyone was just happy and comfortable, enjoying time together over delicious food and wine. We plan to return and also to try out the sister restaurant La Piquette.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great little french restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    small menu but with great food. amazing service. very good alue for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous night
    cazza
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    A lovely evening with gentle jazz, great wine and gorgeous food. Highly recommend for a mid week night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch Menu Uninspired!
    hak3VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Disappointing menu with few brunch choices. Service extremely slow on Sunday afternoon. Congenial atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still superb after all these years
    Bear
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    A neighborhood gem for many years, the quality of the food is on par with the very best in DC. Serving classic French cafe dishes, from cassoulet to steak frites to liver and onions, as well as perfectly prepared seafood, they continue to do everything well. Remarkably light foie gras, bright salads that sound ordinary, yet are anything but, and fresh, warm bread that tastes as good it smells. A wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at Bistro Lepic
    Ragna
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The ambiance as well as the food was exquisite. A real gem in Georgetown. I would love to invite out of town guests there any time. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phil
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We have been here 2x in Washington and enjoyed it both times. Classic French and consistently good. Prices are quite reasonable as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    TougsVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Never disappoints, it is our go to restaurant when we want to have a good dinner in a casual setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expected better
    Antek
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Bistro Lepic is a bit of a walk from Georgetown. The menu is interesting but the executionleft something to be desired. The service is attentive, but a bit disorganized - we were served by at least four different people. Perhaps the restaurant changed hands recently, but overall did not live up to the excellent reviews on the Web.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Well executed!
    Gwen
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Salmon potato crusted entree was delish. Loved the apple beet salad, too. Creme brûlée topped it off nicely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    TomCam
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We have been to Bistrot Lepic many times over the years. When it opened we thought it great, then it seemed to decline. The last couple of times, it seems to have regained its footing and is back on our list. Duck Breast is excellent, with a bare minimum of under skin fat. Trout is also a good choice. Unlike its sister venue, La Piquette, you can converse with friends with little difficulty even when the restaurant is full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Georgetown Francais
    justpassingthrough
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    A long time favorite of mine. Lovely, unpretentious dishes. My favorites are the duck and fish entrees, especially the salmon in potato crust, but I'm told the lamb is terrific. The onion tart is a great starter. Solid European wine list covering a good range of styles and prices. Wonderful couples restaurant. Not the most convenient location, but worth the extra few minutes up Wisconsin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French gem
    canyongalVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Wonderful food - having just returned from Paris 3 weeks ago, I was taken with the quality of the Foie gras de canard poelle appetizer. The Cotelettes d'agneau Grillees (lamb chops), a recent change to the menu was also lovely. The staff was great, especially Jeremy at the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    My wife and I go there every time we're in DC and it never fails to please.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was great. Service is poor.
    FranciscoVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Ambiance was nice and food was really great. Unfortunately service was very poor. Waitress was not paying attention and service was too slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Toujours parfait
    Peter
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Bistrot Lepic never fails to serve an excellent French meal, always accompanied by an extensive and serious wine list. While the cramped setting lacks fine ambience, the patrons make up for this with the food, wine and service. It had been that way for at least 16 years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crusty delight!
    Mary
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    This is a great lunch place --and from the looks of the bar upstairs, vibrant in the evening.--There's a really tempting menu all round but I stuck to my old-time favorite, the crisp potato-crusted salmon which NEVER fails to be a real treat for the taste buds. My friend thought it was outstanding, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Paris in DC. Wonderful French bistro - Food is always very good, nice wine selection, and great service. Perfect spot for a late dinner in particular.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Grand French Bistro
    Nheltzer
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Definitely a little gem. Classic and nouveau French cuisine with a wine list to complement taste and pocketbook. Five of us for dinner and departed with five very satisfied foodies. My personal favorite was Le Pic version of Coquilles st. Jacques. Large portion of perfectly executed scallops over a bed of broccoli mousse - an delectable fusion of broccoli, crème fraiche infused with a touch of ginger and a touch of butter. Will only add that one member of our party is a vegan and the chef was able to design a superb menu. Desserts were every bit as equal to the appetizers and main courses. Reservations advised.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Washimgton Visitor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I was meeting family for dinner and was looking for good food and a place where we could hear each other speak. Bistrot provided both. Though the menu is meat and fish heavy one vegetarian was able to find plenty to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cve66
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Superb food, ambiance, service away from the main M street scene. Definitely worth a trip
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Right around the corner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We live just around the corner on 34th Street from Bistrot Lepic so it is truly our neighborhood restaurant. We have been dining here since it first opened and have seen ups and downs. Now is definitely in an "up" phase and very welcome. I had the Lemon risotto with grilled shrimp and the preparation couldn't have been better. Subtle lemon flavor and perfectly grilled juicy shrimp. This is traditional French food subtly updated
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could have been a 4 * +
    GigiDC
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I started my diner with the most delicious flavorful pesto, followed by a small onion pie with salad. The pie was a tad pale and its crust slightly undercooked. The pie was somewhat disappointing. But as I just love pies, I got the apple pie for desert; it turned out the apple slices were hot, while the pie crust was cold. Not very pleasant to my taste. The waiter brought me another pie, this time evenly warmed up. It was delicious. In conclusion, this simple meal could have easily deserved a 4-stars-plus if the person who is in charge of the pies would have payed a little bit more attention to his/her task at the oven. My $5 tip was not charged for it; I appreciated the waiter's gesture. I will go back to try again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Erin
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    So glad I tried this restaurant. It's small, intimate, and the food and service was outstanding. The cheese plate we started with was great. I had a pork entree special that was delicious and well balanced by the sides. My date had the chicken and curry entree and was pleased as well. The chocolate mousse was a great choice for dessert. I was happy with the server's wine recommendation as well. Will definitely dine here again - great place to bring visitors or a date looking for good food in Georgetown without exorbitant prices or a loud bar scene. I'm looking forward to checking out their jazz night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Simple French food that is very well done and elegantly served, good wine list, friendly atmosphere. You will need a reservation most nights.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We had a really good meal. Everything about the experience was pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect lunch/Traditional French
    BillTVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I love that the menu is very traditional. No "twist on" but pure, delicious, French cuisine. The service is friendly and welcoming. The ambiance is inviting and the noise level is very low. The food was both beautiful and very tasty and they have a very nice wine list. I would highly recommend dining with Bistrot Lepic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MealMemories
    MealMemories
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Bistrot Lepic is one of my favorite, and most consistently reliable, restaurants. It was extra special this time because I went with a friend who had just returned from a three week trip to France. It turned out that our waiter was from the same area in Southwestern France that my friend had just visited. It was fun to listen to them speak, and intriguing when the waiter suggested a special wine from that area - a wine that neither my friend nor I had ever heard of. It was a wonderful wine that complimented a superb meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our anniversary dinner
    ElGranPepe
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Couldn't have had a better meal in a better atmosphere. Appetizers--snails and pate--and main course--beef medallions for both of us--were simply outstanding. Service was there and helpful when we needed it, not there when we didn't. We split a nice bottle of French red and came away as happy as clams.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Hurray4FoodVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Bistro Lepic never disappoints... It's a little pricey, sure, but the presentation and tastes of the delicious corn soup and calves liver were tops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a sure bet
    copernicus2013
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The wine tasting (Tuesday evening) is always a good time to visit the upstairs wine bar at Bistrot Lepic and explore French wines. And while there, enjoy some good food as well. The menu has been updated, with more choices of local ingredients. Pigs' feet are no longer on the menu (but can still be ordered), and cassoulet will be back on the menu later this fall. The ambiance is informal, the service is friendly, and the noise level is low enough to allow for pleasant conversation. Well worth the trip up Wisconsin Avenue, highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always pleasant
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This is a pleasant, neighborhood spot where we go on occasion for brunch. The food is well prepared (although the three-egg omelet looked more like a two-egg) and tasty. The breads are delicious. The main server (Vanessa) was terrific; her helper much less so. Great coffee. Alcohol will boost the price in a hurry. Faites attention!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Le Vrai Francais
    eidickVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The atmosphere and the food are truly French at Bistrot Lepic. It is quiet, small and friendly. We were three for lunch, and the calves liver was outstanding with a variety of interesting vegetables. My friends had the vegetable plate with broccoli mousse and about 4 other unusual vegetables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First Time Diner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We dined at Bistrot Lepic on a Sunday night (Labor Day weekend), during our first extended visit to DC in 40 years. The restaurant was almost full, but the service was excellent from beginning to end. My wife and I both had fish dishes - my wife had the salmon and I had the soft shell crab special - both were superior. I would also mention the beet and apple salad as an excellent introductory plate. The desserts were not spectacular but still very good, as was the coffee /capucino. Everything, including the wine, was fairly priced. We will definitely return to Lepic on our next visit to Georgetown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this place
    Lifeisbetterwithchocolate
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    While this restaurant is marvelous for a special occasion, pull-out-all-the-stops meal, it is equally marvelous for a casual drop-in drink or light bite. The menu is classic French fare, the wine list is extraordinary, and they thoughtfully offer half-glasses of wine for those who want to try different wines or who want a bit more than a drop but less than the full glass. The atmosphere is warm and friendly -- you can come in a group or on your own and feel fully welcome either way. The upstairs bar and lounge is my preferred space - convivial and often featuring great music. All in all, a fantastic bistro!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch at Bistro Lepic
    CapsFanVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Their Restaurant Week menu was far and away more extensive than any other. We 5 were pleased with all of our appetizers and main dishes - delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    shivay3k
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My wife and I visited Bistrot Lepic during restaurant week. The food was awesome with the right portions and good balance of less carbs which we both enjoyed. While the restaurant is small, there is still lots of privacy during our meals. If you are getting a table on opentable.com, I recommend putting a note for a corner table.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pick Carefully at Bistrot Lepic
    JLSCTVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Pick carefully & Lepic can provide a good French meal w/o a passport. Visited for Fri. lunch during Restaurant Week. $20 & change bought us a lunch worthy of a local cafe in any one of Paris' arrondisements. Some pluses and minuses this time around: both ordered our favorite bacon & onion tart as an app. only to be told that "the kitchen was out." C'mon guys - it's a very popular item; please plan better....Finally the kitchen was able to deliver them, but they were galettes, not tarts. One of us enjoyed delicious beef medallions w/ Gruyere polenta but my salmon in shredded potato crust was soaked in oil on bottom. Kitchen ran out of fruit tarts for dessert, so they graciously packed up 2 chocolate tarts for us to go. Very good service. —
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What Brilliant Restaurant
    MtPleasantDenizen
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was a restaurant week visit...and the menu offerings were simply fabulous. Ris de veau and foie de veau were both beautifully presented and brilliantly prepared. We will keep returning as we have for years. I also recommend with equal fervor Lepic's sister establishment: La Picquette.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.