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3815 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20011
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Chez Billy Details
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Sunday 5:30 - 10:30
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Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
Private Party Facilities:
The perfect place to host your next event!
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Event Coordinator (855) 562-0389
On Georgia Ave. between Quincy St. & Randolph St.
We are located one block north of the Georgia Ave - Petworth Metro stop off of the Green & Yellow lines.
A word from Chez Billy
Chez Billy is a neighborhood French bistro in the heart of the Petworth; two blocks north of the Georgia Ave. Metro Station. We are open for dinner at 5:30, Tuesday through Sunday.
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Diners' Choice Winner
Chez Billy -
Best Restaurants in Petworth
I had the mussels and at first I
was a bit disappointed because I was expecting a nice broth fit for sopping but didn't see it. The mussels were piled high in a bucket so I couldn't tell there was any liquid until I was halfway through. But there was a wonderful dijon mustard-infused broth waiting there at the bottom for me. The waiter was very attentive but the bar was very slow preparing our drinks. Not slow enough though to keep me away. I'm definitely going back to this spot."
Dined on 7/3/2014
French food the way it should be
done. Incredible depth of flavors and sizable portions. Very attentive, knowledgeable staff. Top-notch service to match finely executed food. A rare combination these days at a price point that allows for frequent visits."
Dined on 6/28/2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and
experience at Chez Billy's and so exciting to have a destination-worthy restaurant in Petworth. Gazpacho was a savory and creamy delight. Simple and short menu that yielded a number of great dishes among our party. We shared three desserts and enjoyed them as well. "Come as you are" atmosphere is very comfortable and service was excellent with a bit of dry humor mixed in for good measure. The space is gorgeous."
Dined on 6/28/2014
Chez Billy is a hidden gem in a
neighborhood that is starting to make a comeback! Have been here a few times now and have had a great experience each time. Their summer menu includes a golden tomato gazpacho with saffron, mint and feta that was outstanding! Also enjoyed the spicy lamb sausage with roasted tomato puree, eggplant, couscous and apricot. The balance of flavors on the plate and the attractive presentation all add to the experience. I highly recommend Chez Billy for fabulous food at very reasonable prices!"
Dined on 6/26/2014
So glad I decided to go to this
establishment. I got there early and was concerned since door was locked. Opened at 530PM and was in awe of the place. It is such a great space from beer garden outside to the bar and main dining room! Bartender was extremely personable and made me feel welcomed! Happy hour included $5 drink specials, including a great Bordeaux for red wine! So many great things on the menu that appeared appetizing; I could barely decide. After much debate, I got the Royale with Cheese (burger) named after Pulp Fiction quote. It did NOT disappoint, yum! Can't wait to go back and try the mussels and the tartine aux champignons (sautéed wild mushrooms, grilled country bread, sherry vinegar and duck egg). Can't wait!"
Dined on 6/24/2014
It's a cute little gem for the
neighborhood that has a creative ambiance that will make you feel cool. I had the salmon dish that was catch of the day. Bread on table was good but not outstanding."
Dined on 6/10/2014
All entrees and appetizers were
world class- especially the poisson de jour- seared skate an a bed of asparagus and mushrooms."
Dined on 6/4/2014
I've been to Chez Billy 3 or 4
times with different groups of friends since last fall, as the food is always dependable, and everyone always has a good time. A month ago, I had the special, Tuna Nicoise, and it was terrific. I was hoping it would be on the menu again, but no such luck. We ordered, and the entrees were very slow. In the nearly full dining room, our server was well aware of our tardy entrees, and checked in with us frequently. Fortunately, we were chatting and not particularly aware of how behind schedule they were - but this was also thanks to the server, who was genuinely concerned. He comped us our glasses of wine, which we appreciated, and he was a considerable help in ensuring another pleasant evening."
Dined on 6/4/2014
I would definitely recommend
trying this place out before it gets too popular. The food is excellent and made with care, the service is attentive. I can't wait to come back and try other dishes. The pork shank was out of this world!"
Dined on 5/31/2014
Everyone was extremely nice. Zuri
was very knowledgable of the menu and had great suggestions. Food was delicious!!"
Dined on 5/28/2014
My husband I and booked a
reservation to celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary. We were greeted by a friendly server who brought us complimentary sparkling rose. Service was exactly as u would want for a romantic dinner, perfect pacing of food and waiter interaction. At the conclusion of dinner we were informed we would also be given complimentary desserts. Desserts weren't the highlight of the meal but always nice to have a special treat. Will definitely be back to check out the bar area and bring friends to this gem. "
Dined on 5/25/2014
This is the second time I have
ordered Mussels while dining at Chez Billy's and both times they were excellent! The portion of the plump mussels and the tangy broth was very satisfying, especially when the broth was sopped up by the fresh, warm bread!"
Dined on 5/22/2014
I made a reservation with
OpenTable for Chez Billy for 7:45 on a Wednesday. I was running a bit late and they accommodated nicely after I called in. I also placed a special request for a booth in a quiet area since it was an anniversary dinner. Not only did Chez Billy do that, but they also brought out complimentary champagne for me and my date after the meal! The food was fantastic. My date had the duck confit and I had the beef cheek bourguignon. For appetizer I recommend the bone marrow. Service was a bit slow, but made up for it with great food, atmosphere, and nice servers."
Dined on 5/21/2014
Enjoyable evening. My friend
wanted French.. Near home so we did French.. New location, nice dinner and great service."
Dined on 5/20/2014
I want to love you, Chez Billy. We
went for both my and my husband's birthday, and had negative experiences both times. Both birthdays were on off nights (Tuesday and Sunday) when there are lots of empty tables, but both times we were seated at the same terrible table by the kitchen door where the servers bump into you. It seems that parties of 2 are generally seated in weird places--the corridor where people walk into the dining room, by the kitchen, etc. During my husband's birthday, they did eventually make a better table by moving us by the wall, but I had to ask 3 times (and be pushy about it). One of the other 2 person tables immediately followed suit. We've learned now not to go there for special occasions. "
Dined on 5/11/2014
Once again, Chez Billy comes
through like a champ. Mother's Day, a son who had to work late - where to go? CB is a fantastic French-focused neighborhood restaurant and bar. Daine the bar tender is one of the most knowledgeable bar-keeps I've met. And not just about the drinks, but the menu as well. Clearly, when it comes to French food, and the drinks that go with it, Chez Billy has infused the entire staff with incomparable love and zest. "
Dined on 5/11/2014
Really loved this place. It has a
great vibe, quality jazz instrumental trio that was not too loud to converse, warm and unpretentious service. Cod fritters, often such a disappointment, were divine. Boudin Noir was a little boring, as was the replacement pate, but everyone loved entrees -- pork shank, beef cheeks, steak frites, and vegetarian. I really liked this place, and will come back and hang at this bar. Love the attitude at this place."
Dined on 5/3/2014
The service was great and the food
OUTSTANDING! Sitting at bar after dinner listening to live music was a nice ending to a perfect dinner."
Dined on 5/3/2014
I wasn't sure what to expect from
a French restaurant named "Chez Billy", but I have to admit the food was outstanding! For appetizers my friend and I got the pork belly rillettes and the boudin noir. The rillettes was very good and the boudin noir was exceptional. For mains, I got the fish special which happened to be a kind of bouillabaisse with rockfish, calamari and shrimp. Rather than being like a soup, the "bouillabaisse" was a silky saffron sauce and the fish and seafood were cooked to perfection. Again, it was outstanding. My friend got the duck confit which was very good. I was disappointed in the wine selection however--only about 10 bottles to choose from and pretty pricey. However, I'll definitely be back for the food!"
Dined on 5/1/2014
We rarely venture out of our
neighborhood but glad we did. The beef bourguignon and the Pate were both excellent. Paired with a ChateauNeuf DePape and loved all of it. We will be back."
Dined on 4/30/2014
Fantastic French cuisine and very
friendly staff! I will definitely be coming back :)"
Dined on 4/30/2014
At the urging and strong
recommendations from friends, we visited Chez Billy on Friday evening with some apprehension. C'mon, how good and how "French" can a restaurant be with the name Chez Billy? Let me now say that it can be perfect, fantastic, incredible, astounding and VERY French. Just a perfect meal (from the jaw-dropping French Onion soup to the flawless duck and remarkable beef bourguignon). And wonderful service in one of the most welcoming restaruants in all of D.C. This is a great, great restaurant and we will be returning time and time again!"
Dined on 4/25/2014
I had read about the restaurant -
good reviews. We were not disappointed. the Onion Soup was amazing - excellent cheese crust, wonderful croutons and the broth was home made! Excellent. My mussels were also superb - plump and tasty with a spicy Thai cream sauce. the ambience is eclectic and the servers very pleasant. We will be pleased to return!"
Dined on 4/24/2014
Walking into the restaurant you
are welcomed by a friendly bartender (I was there when it opened). The bar was nice but even more impressive were these two huge chandeliers hanging in the two story bar area. The second room had cozy booths with tables on the other side and middle...all lit by candles. Service and food were very good and will definitely go back because as we were leaving a live jazz band was playing on a Saturday night in the bar."
Dined on 4/19/2014
Four of us had a delightful dining
experience at Chez Billy. From the apps to the desert, everything was simply and deliciously prepared - the blood sausage was exceptionally good, trout (Poisson du jour) was tender, duck was moist and flavorful. I was disappointed there wasn't a chocolate choice on the desert menu (quel dommage) - surprising at a French restaurant - but the coffee pot de creme was perfectly sweet and creamy. Perhaps the best element about the evening was the service - we're not used to getting knowledgeable and responsive service in DC, but this place had it! All in all, a great experience, and a gem in the sparse Petworth neighborhood. "
Dined on 4/17/2014
The food was excellent and the
live music was great. The service was also excellent. I would recommend this restaurant."
Dined on 4/12/2014
The food at Chez Billly is
consistently original, inventive, and delicious. Very large portions made it impossible to finish our meals. Our cheerful, knowledgeable waitress kept us feeling welcome and happy."
Dined on 4/10/2014
My husband and I went to Chez
Billy for a Saturday night "Date Night" and we were very pleased; the food was excellent and the service outstanding. I enjoyed the Steak Frites; the steak was seasoned perfectly & the frites were great. My husband enjoyed the Jaret de Proc, (braised pork shank); he enjoyed and it was delicious. I love the old feel of the place, it has an authentic easy feeling with a warm and comfortable ambiance. While we didn't get outside to enjoy the patio, there were people outside at the tables even though it was a chilly night. Chez Billy would be a favorite hangout for us if we lived closed to the city, as it is we traveled in from MD and it was well worth the trip. I;m really looking forward to going back."
Dined on 4/4/2014
Each of the dishes we had were
very good but nothing especially outstanding, it's very good french bistro style fare. Very hearty dishes and definitely not a good spot for vegetarians - they were not making the vegetable option that night, and only had a couple salad starters available as meat less options. Great gem in the neighborhood."
Dined on 4/2/2014
An interesting mismatch between
this retro-theme decorated, dark and chic restarurant and the changing neighborhood of Petworth. We went to celebrate my husband's birthday. I mentioned that in my reservation note, but nobody said anything to him. I was not expecting free dessert or anything like that but a word or two would have been nice. Having said that the food was wonderful. We started with a squash soup, which was a gem. My husband had pork shank, I had the special of the evening (cod), and both were wonderful. Coffee was French press, and one order had enough for two people. The only regret was that they were out of beef bourguignon. The sevice is on the slow side but I did not mind it as it was a leisurely night for us."
Dined on 3/31/2014
The food, service and atmosphere
as all just excellent."
Dined on 3/30/2014
I ran across this restaurant on
Open Table and was excited to try it. I LOVE French food and what was even better was that it's in my neighborhood. The food was outstanding and there was a lot of new items that I would never had normally had tried. The duck was AMAZING!! The wine list is very good as well as their cocktails. The server was extremly knowledgable and attentive. We never felt rushed and the courses came out at the perfect times. This is a must try!"
Dined on 3/15/2014
Great service. Our waiter was very
knowledgable on the unique food options and made sone great reservations. First time here but will be back! The Duck Confit skin is worth the trip back- plus they have Kronnenburg on tap."
Dined on 3/28/2014
I'd have to say this is one of the
most beautiful, cool, comfortable restaurants in DC."
Dined on 3/28/2014
great wine list, mussles and fries
were outstanding, ask for extra french baguette to sop up the white wine garlic sauce. Steak was cooked and seasoned perfectly, every bite was savored. Cafe Creme for dessert was the perfect way to cap a great meal. Ambiance was really nice, low light, candles, live jazz trio. We will definitely go back, and are excited for warmer weather to check out the back patio."
Dined on 3/22/2014
Chez Billy is not just a place
where someone has managed to hold on in a place where the bar was very low. The food is excellent and compares well with the best French restaurants, e.g., Le Diplomat. Portions are the right size for a normal person. The booths have a French feeling to them. They have cloth napkins! The bar looked inviting, but I was with people who wanted to talk; we could easily hear each other. It's a place you should eat at a lot, before they raise the prices."
Dined on 3/20/2014
This was my fourth time at Chez
Billy and it just gets better...more vibrant. The food is great. The atmosphere casual in the dining room and hopping in the bar. Service was good. I wish it was in my neighborhood!"
Dined on 3/15/2014
I live in the neighborhood and
love having Chez Billy close by. I had the salade verte and steak frites and my friend had the seafood special. Both were very good but the steak fell just short of great - just a tad more tender and rare (I ordered medium rare) would have brought it up to great. The bread was delicious. Our server was great but the food took too long to arrive after appetizers. Not horrible, but too long by quite a lot, especially given there were not many people there at the time. On atmosphere, CB is cool but feels a little too "basic". The booths are nice but the tables and chairs should be switched for something a little more stylish, solid, and comfy. Overall I love CB but think it has to try just a little harder."
Dined on 3/14/2014
I came the night before
Valentine's Day in the middle of a snowstorm and found not overwhelming or slammed, but just the right amount of people. Fantastic vibe. Tables big enough for two, but not so big that you're not far from your partner. Perfect amount of space between other tables. The server was incredibly friendly and quite attentive. She knew the menu well and was willing to admit what she liked and didn't like. Usually servers aren't that honest on things they don't like. Mouth-watering bread and butter. I had the steak frites and it was amazing. Perfect medium rare. Fries were a bit too salty though. The chocolate mousse was excellent with a wonderful cake-like layer that was just awesome. Pricey but worth it. I'll be back."
Dined on 2/13/2014
Like most new experiences, this
one was worthwhile. But it won't be a repeat given the drive for us. Two meals were atrociously over salted (to folks who are lived in France) and the service was quite underwhelming -- with wine arriving with the food, no utensils, etc."
Dined on 3/8/2014
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