There were some hits and misses
There were some hits and misses in my recent group birthday dinner two girlfriends. The sea bass was great. Mussels with garlic & wine sauce were also great although the sauce-dipping experience would have been better with some real French bread rather than the soft rolls that were presented.
The escargot were unworthy of the restaurant - out of the shell, shriveled and bland - avoid! There was no problem returning them and we were not charged. Lambchops somewhat overdone, so you might consider requesting them medium rare.
Upon learning it was our birthday, the staff suprised us with a twizzler candle, cake and champagne - that was so nice!! And the cake was decadent!
I would go back.
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bistro is better than bistro du coi
Honestly,A beautiful spot in Dupont circle.I have been coming to this place since they opened.I like the atmosphere,the food and the space.Our waiter,William,recommended the three course lunch special.We really really enjoyed the special.The seabass and the cassaulet were cooked the way we wanted them.i guess it was an amazing experience.The chocolate soufflé and the cream brûlée were so amazing.
I highly recommend this new addition to Dupont circle.We will come back again and again.I tried their brunch buffet on Sunday and it was excellent.I guess the boss is the chef and he made sure we were happy and he checked on us numerous times.Thanks a lot bistro bistro
We used to go to Bistro du coin but we changed our mind to go to Bistro bistr
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Took a friend to celebrate
Took a friend to celebrate a birthday. Service and food was terrific, as always. That's why I keep coming back
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service was a bit slow, but
Service was a bit slow, but we didn't indicate that we were in a hurry. Food was excellent. Will return again.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had a great martini and
I had a great martini and great vegetarian crepe. A great first visit-and not my last. High marks for the staff from the receptionist to the waitperson-extremely cordial and accommodating.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Just what we needed for an
Just what we needed for an evening out. We're coming back!!
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service - our server was very attentive to my sister's dietary restrictions. If you're lucky enough to go on a day when lentil soup is featured, you definitely must try. It's fabulous!!
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great little place
The decor was fantastic and so was the Bordeaux Burger. I am looking forward to going back to try more.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great little place!
The food was great (I had the veal scallopini and also had a couple of bites from friends) and the service was good. Not crowded at all for a Friday night. Will go back!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
lovely neighborhood gem
Delightul european menu and atmosphere-
french/italian menu with nice menu with chef specials
I had escargot and a beautiful veal chop with a lovely wine.
really enjoyed my meal
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for a business lunch
They are not too busy for lunch, which makes thus a nice quite place to meet. The food is good, service is attentive, and the decor os pleasing. I have hosted several business lunches here because I know that everyong will be taken care of, everyone will enjoy our meal, and no one will have to shout to be heard.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was in search for a venue that would hold 20 guests for my graduation dinner but every restaurant in the city wanted a contract with a huge deposit. I had been at my wits end stressing about finding a venue and I came across Bistro Bistro, gave them a call and the manager Jamal rested my nerves and told me that they understand what it's like to accommodate families and told me to have no worries and he would take our group with no problem. Service was great and the food was a amazing! Planning graduation is a very stressful and overwhelming time, somewhat like a wedding, but Jamal and his crew at Bistro Bistro took care of everything and I'm so grateful to have come across them. I will certainly be returning for dinner and future events.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is my families favorite
This is my families favorite spot for Mother's Day, Easter and Father's Day brunch. Always treated like VIPs! Food is excellent to taste and appealing to eye.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time for us... Celebrated Mother's Day. The Brunch was wonderful. The restaurant was a bit loud, but very energetic.... We had 3 adults and 3 kids... It was a tight space because of the Mother's Day crowd, but, very accommodating and perfect for us. The food was great. Self Serve All you can eat buffet. Nice combo of breakfast and lunch dishes.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Met up with a great friend who was staying at the Hinkley Hilton. Great menu, nice stiff drinks, great bar selection. Enjoyed the grappa. The service was attentive and precise. This will go on my list of go-to spots for Dupot Circle.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service. Staff very friendly.
Made for a great relaxing evening.
Will go back and will recommend !
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was our first experience
It was our first experience and we were very pleased and would return again. Food was very good , just a little different. We never felt rushed. My husband and I both got Veal dishes and were very satisfied. My mother in law ordered the fish special and liked it. Portions were ample.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect Birthday Dinner!!
I stumbled across the restaurant looking for a place in Dupont and it turned out to be an unexpectedly wonderful experience. I came with a party of 10 people and we were seated nearby the opened glass front windows. Upon learning that it was my birthday, I was informed that my meal would be on the house. I was already grateful for this gesture but then I was further surprised with a giant goblet of wine, champagne bottle with sparklers and a slice of birthday cake-- ALSO on the house! All of my party was extremely pleased with the delicious food, I would recommend the clam linguine, lobster ravioli and bistro linguine (this one was to die for) in particular. I've never encountered such kindness from waitstaff/mgmt and will be back soon!!
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Middle East meets Europe
The overall fact that you have a French Restaurant with a Middle Eastern Flavor is great for people like myself who always want a little bit of everything and Bistro Bistro had it all from Oysters on the Half Shell, to Hummus and then traditional pasta. What else could I ask for. Great experience not crowded and nice atmosphere made for a great evening!!!!!
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic and Quaint
This was a nice stop in Dupont Circle. Went there for an anniversary dinner and it was unfortunately pouring raining outside..ah DC weather. But they opened the front window door panels and was amazingly beautiful to sit near an open front patio dining with the rain coming down! So nice..so I ordered the veal francaise which I highly recommend! It had an excellent cream sauce served over pasta..it was mouth-watering! The country pate was great for an appetizer and paired with a nice red malbec wine..perfect! Great ambiance, and great location. Food is awesome, with an alternative pre-fixe course option everyday. Great date spot. They gave us two complimentary glasses of champagne with our dessert for our anniversary.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a very nice dinner with 6 at Bistro Bistro. The food was excellent and the setting was great. Will definitely go back.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had 7 of us and everyone loved it!
I had the lamb stew. It was perfect! Our waiter was excellent too. Service was prompt and he was attentive.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, good prices
This place has a great location!!! Appetizers and soup were very good. Beer list is limited but wine list makes up for it. Excellent entree options. Staff didn't seem too outgoing, but they were all very polite and attentive. As the traffic picks up they struggle managing the tables. Everything is reasonably priced.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
mussels and clams
Decided to get mussels and clams aseal portion in white wine gstlic sauce. Good portion and enjoyed them. Raw oysters as sppetizer was OK. Service good. Pending waiter, some include happy jour prices only at bar (not typical this area restaurants). Previously, honored throughout restaurant... odd.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
It has been about two years since I have last had the time to visit Bistro Bistro. We stayed in DC for the weekend and invited my best friend and her husband to join us for dinner. I had told her about this restaurant a few years ago and was excited we could all finally get together to eat there
The drinks were AMAZING. For an appetizer we ordered one off of the specials menu, baked clams with spinach and cheese...my fav appetizer I have had there! For dinner I ordered one of the veal dishes. The meat was cooked perfectly and the sauce was flavorful. Everyone else really enjoyed their meals as well, which incuded the duck and one of the mussel entrees.
I have to compliment the customer service. So friendly and accommodating
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Joy on Conn Ave
I took my mother and 2 of her friends today for lunch. We all had a great time!
The food was excellent! and the house wines were too!
The service was terrific!
Highly recommend to put on your to try list
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
second time and even better
this was our second visit to Bistro Bistro. The first time we went in April '13 we just googled it and liked the menu. It was so good the first time, we remembered it and went back in August. We sat by the front windows which were opened up since the weather was beautiful. Everything was great. Can't improve on it! We will definitely be back.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food here was delicious. The waiters were very friendly and accommodating. Their service was quick.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great. Plus the service was WONDERFUL. Will be pack during our upcoming trips to DC.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Surprising Sunday Brunch
We were there for a "working brunch" and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The buffet was outstanding and the quality of the food was above what I usually find on Sundays. The service was very good, with frequent refills of our drinks and coffee. I thought it was an excellent value for the price.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoying a crisp, cool white wine with my salmon-topped mixed greens salad while people watching out the open window--perfection!
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of my favorites and I return time and time, again. Great menu, service and delicious food.
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice for a brunch on Sunday
It was a nice place to go to for a brunch. The selection is great and the food is really good.
Not recommended for people on diet!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just happened upon this restaurant
Just happened upon this restaurant on OpenTable. From the outside I might not venture in but what a great find. It has the feel of a French bistro. We shared the Moules Pernod and Moules Bistro mussels, the escargots and the Cuerette Coquille St Jacque. All were an excellent blend of flavors and the seafood was cooked perfectly tender. The Moules Pernod are a must try. The restaurant was surprisingly quiet for lunch.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great First Time Experience
This was our first time here. Drinks and food were great, prices reasonable and service just the way I like it - not too many, nor too few visits from the waiter. I would have given four stars, but they never checked me in on the Open Table reservation system, so I had some follow up hassles to prove I actually honored the reservation. Otherwise, I would have given five stars. Definitely check it out, but make sure the check you in appropriately.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I visited Bistro Bistro on
I visited Bistro Bistro on two occasions during my recent trip to DC. Everything - food,service, the space - all exceeded my expectations. Tonight I enjoyed Happy Hour martini specials on top of it all.
9/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Thank you for a lovely dinner Oct. 15 and thanks for using Open Table, which brought us to you. Kudos to your wait staff. They weren’t overly busy when we dined but our waitress was there when needed but not at all intrusive. All around a good experience. When open table sends its survey, I’ll make note of how well we enjoyed your Bistro Bistro.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
They went over the top to make my birthday dining experience FABULOUS! Great food and service. Check it out!!!!!!?
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A good experience
We experienced excellent service; the waiter was very patient as we were catching up with an old friend and were slow to order. The waiter was friendly, appropriately attentive, and provided great service throughout the evening. There was a good wine selection and we enjoyed the one we had that evening. All of us were pleased with all of the food, from the appetizers through desserts. The portions were adequately generous and everything was flavorful. We thought our visit was reasonably priced. The table next to us celebrated a birthday, and the staff appeared to help make it a special occasion for them. I would be happy to return.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place to have a casual lunch
Had late lunch, and bistro was empty but wait staff were very attentive and pleasant. It is much larger inside than looks from outside. Food was good. Price was decent. Very bistro.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and good value for
Good food and good value for money. A place to return to.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well worth a visit
Wanted a lunch-time venue close to the Phillips Collection. BB popped up in Bing results, then I went to Open Table to see reviews. Two friends each got luncheon specials (lentil soup and entre of Chicken Marsala), another opted for seafood linguini, I chose country pate and straight-up mussels (steamed in white wine, garlic and herbs). All delicious, with the mussels particularly so. The size of servings was just right -- we were able to complete our courses without feeling overstuffed or feeling that the servings were too small. Will definitely return to check out other menu options. Fellow Northern Virginians take note: take Metro -- easy walk from Dupont Circle (Q St exit).
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Great Menu
Always delicious, great variety of food. Service is top notch and friendly.
10/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good service atmosphere and variety
We selected this restaurant because of the diverse menu options and it had good reviews on open table. We were meeting business colleagues and wanted a good selection of entree's to choose from. Our selections were Linguine and clams, Paella, Lobster, Duck, and Lobster ravioli. Everyone was satisfied with their meal and the desert was good also. Nice wine selection also. Service was good but not in the traditional way. Several different people attended to us and we were well taken care of but it was achieved very informally. There was no "bonding" with the waiter if you know what I mean. Loved the atmosphere of the place with the wood floors and quaint neighborhood feel. We sat by the window and felt very connected with the 'hood.
10/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Have had several business lunches here and food has been of consistent high quality with friendly service and reasonable prices. Highlight recommended!
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great lunch spot
Went for lunch on a cold day with 2 business friends. Was not crowded, although the food and service was extremely good. My other companions had the crepes, but the snapper special was very well prepared and tasty. Well worth the walk in the cold air from our office south of DuPont.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Staedy and Solid
A favorite place of mine. The food is always good and the staff attentive. manager ALWAYS recognizes me and comes over to thank me for my business. I will continue to return.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was one of four restaurants recommended by the concierge at our hotel as we had no idea where would be a good place to have Thanksgiving dinner
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM