Bistro d'OC
Bistro d'OC

Bistro d'OC

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://bistrodoc.com/
  • Phone: 2023935444
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:30pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Bistro d'OC
Bistro d'OC is a casual French restaurant located in downtown DC. We serve specialties from the Languedoc region of France, as well as typical French bistro fare. We are family-owned and operated, and serve high quality food at a moderate price.
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Bistro d'OC reviews from OpenTable diners
96 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (47)fit for foodies (36)special occasion (26)great for lunch (25)romantic (25)notable wine list (13)good for groups (10)great for brunch (7)late-night find (3)scenic view (2)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Very pleasant bistro with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Very pleasant bistro with quiet, attractive atmosphere and hearty, traditional French fare.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I wonderful surprise place
    BatmanVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2012
    I wonderful surprise place across the street from Ford's theater. Excellent food and wine and a real bargin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was quick, and
    Lara
    Dined on 12/13/2012
    The service was quick, and the food was delicious. It was a perfect dining experience prior to the theater.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food remains good at this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/13/2012
    The food remains good at this restaurant, but the service at this recent lunch was sub-par. That was my first experience there with poor service so I won't write it off yet.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Small, neighhood style restaurant
    ArtHVIP
    Dined on 12/12/2012
    Small, neighhood style restaurant in a city full of restaurants overly-impressed with themselves. Bistro d'OC seemed authentic - good food,charming atmosphere, low key service. We enjoyed the French menu - the food is quite good. We brought our own wine, and the staff could not have been more pleasant or helpful - the even demonstrated interest in what came from our respective wine cellars. A nice touch! Not a place for lobbyists to entertain clients. But a great, low key place serving good food at reasonable prices. What more could one want??
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food. What bothers me
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/12/2012
    Good food. What bothers me is having to ask the waiter to refill my water glass. Good service means I don't have to ask.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I was really pleased with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/11/2012
    I was really pleased with my experience at Bistro d'OC. I dined there for a holiday lunch with some coworkers. I had the minute hanger steak, the pasta au gratin, and the chocolate mousse for dessert. All of them were very tasty. They prepared my steak just as I had ordered it (rare) and it was delicious and tender. My coworkers were also happy with their meals. The waiter was very attentive and the restaurant was quiet and intimate. I definitely recommend this place for a reliably good meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great little bisrto with fresh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    Great little bisrto with fresh and well prepared food. I've been here a bunch of times over the years and it never disappoints.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bistro d'OC provides an intimate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 12/6/2012
    Bistro d'OC provides an intimate French setting with savory food choices although the wine by the glass menu is somewhat limited. Our party enjoyed the sea bream, chicken with a creamy bernaise, crispy duck confit, braised short ribs and sweetbreads en croute and pronounced each dish wonderful. A perfect place to dine prior to seeing a show at Ford's Theatre.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the perfect family run french
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/6/2012
    the perfect family run french birtro -- and my personal favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lovely spot, delicious food
    DCfoodfanVIP
    Dined on 12/2/2012
    wonderful choice for a delightful lunch. Well prepared food, good service and the perfect place to go when you'd like to hear your friends across the table. Can't wait to return
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Called Bistro d'OC to confirm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    Called Bistro d'OC to confirm the lamb's brains would be on the evening's menu but on ordering was told it was only available occasionally and would not be served that night. The host was unapologetic and challenged me to name who had told me this. I ordered the veal sweetbreads for an appetizer -- delicious! I followed it with the duck confit which was very good. Even though I ate very early and the restaurant was almost empty, I was seated in an awful spot right behind the host station, a very high-traffic area -- pretty much manic staff activity in the entire bar area. Next time I'll eat in the dining room where hopefully I'll enjoy a relaxing atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still a foursquare French
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/27/2012
    Still a foursquare French bistro, but seems like there are Thai managers and/or owners as Thai flavors are now a strong influence on the menu and our waitress was apparently Thai. If the food is not quite as good as in a typical bistro in France, it's close. Portions a little small but prices moderate and fair.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CLM
    food4me
    Dined on 11/27/2012
    Food was very good and some interesting specials. The waiter was charming and attentive. I felt like I was in France.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Convenient to Ford's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/25/2012
    Very Convenient to Ford's theatre-across the street. the menu was varied all our dishes were very good. Portions are small which suited us perfectly. The wine selection was more than adequate. the martinis were small and not quite cold enough to satisfy a connoisseur. Apple tart was too sweet and did not taste homemade.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Attending a play at Lincoln?
    HCMD
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    This is the place to eat if you are attending a play across the street. COULD NOT BE MORE CONVENIENT & the food is excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro D'Oc is from another
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    Bistro D'Oc is from another era. One feels out of time and place upon entering but its a great experience; something akin to spending an hour or two dining in the movie "Midnight in Paris" sans Woodie Allen. The menu lists classic French food in abundance. Four diners Saturday night ordered different starters and entrees and everyone was happy with each choice. All of us longed to be in Paris because we felt so close, not nine hours and a big pond away. Service was also very good. This is my third visit to Bistro D'Oc and there will be many more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service a little slow, probably
    Fred
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    Service a little slow, probably becaue it was Sat. night.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a great early dinner there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/14/2012
    Had a great early dinner there mid week. Will definitely go back...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent creatively prepared
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    Excellent creatively prepared food for a reasonable price. I'll go again when I'm in D.C.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate