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Washington St. Bistro
Washington St. Bistro

Washington St. Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://washingtonstbistro.com
  • Email: thechef@washingtonstbistro.com
  • Phone: (973) 267-7425
  • Hours of Operation:


    Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm


    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Sunday: 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Ray Luetters
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Takeout
  • Catering: Full Off-Site Catering service available, from small private diner parties in your home, to large and corporate events, we work with you to design a menu tailored to your tastes and budget. We can also hold your event at our restaurant.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Schyuler
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking and public parking are both available.
A word from Washington St. Bistro
Opened in late February of 2013, just off the green in historic Morristown, Washington St. Bistro is a reflection upon the culinary traditions and influences of Gen. George Washington as well as those of our Founding Fathers, while employing today's cooking techniques. Having been described as ‘Inspired Colonial Fare’, the seasonal, creative and inventive menu offers a range of distinctive flavors one can enjoy. The walls of this 40-seat American Bistro display the works of local artists and creates an ambiance that is both warm and inviting. Washington St. Bistro, a BYO restaurant, is open for lunch and dinner.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Pleased that open table showed reservation available. Neat entrance and a warm inviting dining room. Waiter, Paul was outstanding. Fun, quick ,knowledgeable and gracious. The salad was outstanding the cod deep dish was excellent and my wife's park chop perfect. This is a winner BYOB"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This small BYOB was comfortable and quaint. Food was fresh - good house salad with not too much dressing, juicy chicken leg special, scallops with fresh pomegranate, and delicious cassoulet (although a bit dry - too long in oven). The staff was attentive, but busy. Customers appeared happy with everything and having a great time!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Food was good but not great, same goes for service. Large group sacrificed service and food that was right next to us."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Three of us dined at the. WASHINGTON ST BISTRO on Saturday night. At 7 there were a few tables filled but it got much busier as the night progressed. It was a pleasant space but small. The food was very good. I shared the kale salad with my motherer-in-law and it was quite good. One thing that could have been better is if they had split the salad in the kitchen. Instead they just gave us an extra plate. My husband had the ginger carrot soup which he enjoyed. The timing of the service was off because we waited a long time for our appetizers and then our entered came before they cleared away the appetizers. The codfish cassoulet was delicious. The noise level was quite loud which was another small drawback. All in all it was a good choice."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The was very good for NJ. The waiter was great ... he had a good sense of humor. Finally, a good restaurant in Morristown."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Washington St. Bistro is almost anonymous from the street ; the small, helpful "Bistro" sign caused me to find it-- thankfully! The colonial atmosphere is quaint but not overdone or "kitchsy." The carrot-ginger soup was thick and flavorful; the lamb burger was done just right to my liking and the chicken salad sandwich and sweet potato wedges were tasty and ample. The server was welcoming and friendly and timely with our food and requests. Not busy that afternoon, the bistro was relatively quiet and very conducive to lengthy conversation and laughter. Very economical for the quality. I look forward to going again for lunch or trying it for dinner."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We ate at the Washington Bistro on Wednesday before seeing Rock of Ages at the MAYO. It is about a third of a mile passed the theater, clearly walkable. The restaurant has twelve tables and an eclectic menu. For appetizers we shared the French Onion Soup and PEI mussels in a sherry sauce with garlic and oregano. Both were delicious. The main courses were the baked meatloaf and the Orecchiette with Duck Confit. Again both potions were generous and very tasty. The service was wonderful and the menu will change shortly for Spring. A place to visit when dining in Morristown"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Interesting menu - modern spin on colonial fare - done very well. The pan roasted duck was delicious and cooked perfectly. The apple crisp dessert was delicious."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "After reading mostly positive reviews, my girlfriend and I went to the restaurant on Saturday. The restaurant was full and there was one waitress and a busboy. We ordered 3 apps and a main course. The french Onion soup took 15 minutes to come out and was greasy, and had a slice of cheese kind of floating on the top . The mussels were spicy and had not been advertised as such on the menu. The apple and celery root salad was diced into tiny pieces so you really couldn't taste much of the celery root. Lastly, the pork chop was ordered medium (and I specified a pink center). When the harried waitress brought it out, I cut into it and it was raw in the middle. I sent it back. It should have been put back in the oven or a saute pan. It wasn't."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "First time at the restaurant and my wife and I will definitely come back. Our waiter, Paul, was great and the food was great too."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great food and good lunch prices, though dinner can be expensive. My favorite is the bean and kale soup - the best ever. Service is good and relaxing. This is a place I return to often."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Restaurant was charming and a welcome addition to the dining scene in Morristown. The food was excellent and nicely presented. Service was professional and friendly. I would recommend the bistro for a date night and for anyone who would enjoy not only good food but also be able to enjoy conversation at your table. I will definitely be returning to fine at Washington Street Bistro in the near future!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Great food and great service, very comfortable and inviting place- would definitely return."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Overall a lovely meal. Their take on things like the cassoulet is interesting though I prefer a traditional version. The specials were the winner of the night. Disappointed they ran out of one of them prior to our dinner. Appetizers were the best, though portions are on the smaller side. Kale and brussel sprout salad, as previously mentioned in reviews is fabulous, though they should offer a vegetarian version of it. Shrimp with corn salad and the scallop specials were very tasty, as was the halibut special. Somewhat limited menu, which is why I would not rush back, though it does changes seasonally and there are specials seemingly every night. The service was perfect- just the right balance of attention versus allowing us time to talk."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The Kale and Brussels Sprout salad is excellent and highly recommended. We also enjoyed the Cassoulet and Pork Chop--prepared perfectly. Seating on a Saturday night was a little cozy...we will definitely return and work our way through the menu."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Last minute Valentine's Day plans resulted in our visit to Washington Street. Our good fortune! Our meals were creative without over-reaching. The salads were fresh and the dressings, a perfect complement. The brussel sprouts side was delicious, albeit very filling. The chicken breast was cooked perfectly and moist. My pork chop was likewise done to perfection, the Maple Chipotle added a nice edge to the pork. Broad menu has something for everyone. Service was attentive and responsive."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Recently opened, so this was the first time. Excellent bistro food, BYO. The only complaint was the one waitress trying to manage the small restaurant. Service was a little slow, but she did the best she could."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "I googled restaurants in Morristown and saw Washington St. Bistro was part of OpenTable which meant they took reservations. Not only that, they are a BYOB spot, which always saves $. We were so delighted by the quiet ambience and delicious food. We plan on returning often."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Great night perfect for Valentines Day. Not recommended for kids ever, and thats ok. The Brussel Sprouts Has was off the chain great. All the food was great and service was great too"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was the second time that we came to Washington St. The first time I had the duck and this time I had the rack of lamb special. Both were excellent. We had Paul as our server both times and my g/f and I agree that he is one of the best servers we've had. The bussers do an excellent job of staying on top of refilling your water too. I would, and have, recommended it to my friends looking for a nice dinner in Morristown. Prices are very reasonable, but my only request would be slightly bigger serving sizes."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "One of my new favorites in town. Kale and brussel sprout is a must, as well as bacon wrapped meatloaf - yum!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "It seems as if the whole town wants this place to succeed since Morristown does not have a true Bistro. And this is not it. Noise level when busy ratchets up with every new table seated and you either have to shout, lean in close, or give up. The menu looks very interesting on paper, but disappoints at the table. The duck confits? Like none you've ever had, or want to, especially the signature dish with a bread crumb crust. Granted, it was a Saturday night, but stale cheesecake? Best was the service, ironic in a place like this, but worth noting the professionalism of our waiter."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "A little restaurant tucked in the block. Paul, our waiter, was very attentive and knowledgable about the menu. It is a BYOB. Menu was different from the norm. I chose the special Skirt Steak. Delicious. Served with a slightly spicy polenta. At our table was also the Cassoulet from the regular menu. The pork chop, and the special salmon. We shared the appetizer: a large cheese board with wonderful cheeses, fruit, nuts and bread. We don't usually have dessert but splurged. The Ginger Creme brûlée was fabulous! Small place, maybe 12-15 tables. Will definitely go back to sample more of the menu!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "This is the kind of basic French restaurant every town needs. It is great that there is finally one in Morristown. Food is mostly traditional, but can be inventive such as the tasty wilted kale/brussels sprouts salad. It is a BYOB so remember to bring a nice bottle of wine. The closest liquor store has a very weak/poor wine selection, but there are plenty of good wine stores in town."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Made reservations for NYE with spouse. Not too crowded. Very good food - the roasted parsnip and pear soup was outstanding. The cassoulet and duck confit pasta were great as well. Service was a bit slow and nonchalant but that is our only complaint. Nice, quiet atmosphere. BYOB and reasonably priced for what you got."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had a great New Year's Eve meal here. Great flavors pouring out of every dish. They also carry a menu from Cambridge cellars to deliver wine. Lovely art to look at and/or buy! A real morristown feel with a George Washington theme"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Excellent find and phenomenal early American fare. What did George Washington eat? Come here and find out!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We keep coming back and every time we go, we bring new friends so they can try it! Love the menu, service and ambience! Definitely a neighborhood gem!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We had a most excellent lunch during the Christmas week. There was no waitress, so we had to wait a little longer, which was no issue as the owner/chef took care of us. We knew before we sat down and were not in a hurry. Relaxing music was paying in the background. The food was wonderful and I am already planning to return for an evening meal to this intimate restaurant. Also excellent value for money. I hope this is a successful restaurant as it is small and easily missed on Washington street."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "This cozy storefront restaurant never let's us down. For a pre-show dinner or just a night out with friends, what a great place to eat. The food is excellent and the service is attentive. It also offers great value. I never write Open Table reviews but this time I had to speak up."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "We were surprised to be the only ones here for lunch on a Friday afternoon. Diverse lunch menu, with traditional items along with specialty items. Loved the kale/brussels sprouts side dish! Looking forward to trying for dinner."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Washington St. Bistro was a great find. The prices are reasonable and the food is excellent. More people should give this place a try."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Small and cozy restaurant with delicious local fare. Paul has been our server twice and really took excellent care of us on each occasion."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Had dinner with a friend on Sat. night. The food was excellent as always. Service was a little off only because they explained the bus boy hadn't shown up for work. So service was slower and some things had to be requested, ie water. But, despite that the food wasn't a disappointment. Had onion soup, the special curry lentil soup and cheese board as appetizers. Cheese board was presented beautifully. Soups were very good. Think the onion soup here is one of the best I've had. Main dishes were the chicken which is never a disappointment, and the halibut special. Our guest had the cod which is outstanding!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "This is the second time here. this time with a different group of friends. Just like the first time we went, the service was ridiculously slow although we didn't mind as we were there to spend an evening with friends and were not in a hurry. However, having to ask for ice 3 times and wait 20 minutes for it is not really OK. One of the specials, the pumpkin soup had to be the greatest thing I have ever tasted - rich and delicious. I had seared duck, which was excellent. My husband ordered a chicken special and complained that he was given one small chicken leg with nothing on the side and he was disappointed. Our friends both enjoyed their dinner and agreed that this place has promise but they really need to ramp up their service."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Food was excellent. Prices were reasonable for the level of food offered."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Decided to try a new place. Tiny place . A challenge to find it. Waiter did not share specials until after we placed our order. Ordered the pork chop but sent it back because I felt it was undercooked. When it returned, it was marginally better. I'll take pink beef but not pork. My husband liked his meal. Service was attentive but felt inexperienced. Maybe it was just not my night..."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "This is a welcome addition to the BYO restaurant scene in town. The interior is cozy and period appropriate without being stuffy. The food was inconsisteny however. Mussels, which seem to appear on menus throughout town, should be taken off the menu and re-worked. The tiny little mussels sat in a bowl of tasteless liquid that was supposed to be some sort of lager. Mussels needed to be scrubbed better. A few had grit in them. It's just not worth the work and also a poor way to kick off the meal. The wilted kale/brussels sprouts salad was delicious and seasonal. The house salad was diner- standard. Cukes were cut into chunks, portion was small... The restaurant redeemed itself through the main entrees - bouillabase and pork."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "The service was excellent. Our server was very attentive, friendly and professional. The menu is perfect for me offering every type of food from fish to chicken to beef to even gluten-free options. I opted for the Collops of Salmon in a puffed pastry. It was excellent. All four of us ordered something different and everyone was very pleased. The portion sizes are ample and the prices are very reasonable. To top off this wonderful experience, the Chef stopped by our table to see if everything was to our liking! Yes it was!!! I will be back because I really want to try everything on their menu! Best of all, it's a BYO!"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Had dinner here on Sat. night. All of the entrees were excellent. The soup starters were also quite good. Our server was pleasant and knowledgeble. Prices are quite reasonable. The menu isn't huge but offers some nice choices. Very different and unique among all of the restaurants in Morristown."
    Dined on 10/26/2013