2nd time at Chez Billy's! YES!Four of us had a great time at Chez Billy's. They had my favorite bourbon- Eagle Rare, which is unusual for DC, and my husband's daube, which I had last time, was still fabulous. I had the mussels, which I wouldn't order again, not enough garlic and the sauce was blah, but our friends enjoyed their fish and the rissoto with farro. We shared a dessert and started with a rabbit pate- all excellent! Bravo, Chez Billy!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic neighborhood bistroFantastic neighborhood bistro with a great bar, fun patio, live jazz on weekends. Exactly what was missing in this neighborhood!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA Petworth GemI went to Chez Billy for a business dinner on Tuesday and the next morning made a reservation to take my wife and friends there Saturday. Its not fancy. Its not 5 star Citronelle or the Inn at Little Washington. Its not trying to be those. Its trying to be a warm, friendly, neighborhood place with GREAT food. Mission accomplished. From Jennifer the bartender to Sonia our warm and thoughful waitress, it was a perfect experience. The food was great. Beef cheeks that were so tender they melted on your fork. Salmon with polenta and ramps were delicious as was the Blood sausauge. And holy cow, it was half price wine night so we got a great bottle of wine for $25. How can you beat that! And it was a very affordable meal!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI love CB more each time weI love CB more each time we go. The staff is excellent - they really pay attention to what you say and clearly love the food. The beet salad was great, and my husband's chicken fantastic. My mussels were not all as juicy and plump as they've been on previous visits, but really the kitchen gets my thanks for having set my expectations so high, and our server gets 5 stars for overhearing my feedback and making a note of it. Rarely happens in DC!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were pleased to find aWe were pleased to find a great restaurant in our neighborhood. The first impressions when we walked in were not very good - the hostess was curt and when we told her that we had reservations, she blurted out "it'll be 5 minutes" - no "hello, how are you?" or "it'll be just a few minutes while we set the table so would you mind waiting?" with a smile. Throughout the entire dinner, the hostess with her unpleasant attitude and disgruntled look about her face would be an unpleasant sight for us. The other negative thing about the experience was that the entrees took much too long to come out after the appetizer plates were taken away. We understand that it was a busy night but I think they could have timed things better.
Now onto the good thi4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOn a Friday night it was veryOn a Friday night it was very noisy. Would recommend that they turn off the music when it's so crowded, and maybe consider some noise reduction strategies.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a very satisfying dinnerWe had a very satisfying dinner at Chez Billy. It was our first visit so we didn't know what to expect. My entree (duck) was particularly good. And I appreciated the lively all-American atmosphere --- no fake pretentious Frenchness here.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, nice limited wineGreat food, nice limited wine list, and stylish French bistro setting added up to a lovely dining out experience.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the atmosphereI love Chez Billy but it is pretty expensive.
We eat at expensive restaurants, but the servings ae not real generous but are plenty expensive3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant itself is beautifulThe restaurant itself is beautiful and cozy. I spent a lot of time looking around at the decor because they took such care with it. The service and food was quite nice. I will definitely go back.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGem of a restaurantWhere do I begin? I requested a table near the window for a large group and were seated in a cozy private area on the 2nd floor. We were greeted by a friendly hostess and waited on by a very patient & good humored server. My friends and I received outstanding service, mouth watering food and a superb wine. The prices are extremely reasonable and it's minutes from the Petworth metro.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and atmosphereMy husband and myself had a lovely dinner with 2 friends who are major foodies. We had a wonderful waitress, Rachel, who took very good care of us. All of our dishes were delicious. The bread basket was particularly good, filled with warm, just out of the oven bread. Pate, Beet Salad for first course. Beef Daube was very tender, roasted chicken was very nice. Atmosphere was classic, French, a bit on the dark side, but very romantic. Noise Level was also low and you could actually have a conversation without shouting, even when the restaurant filled up. We will definitely be going back again.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM