Bistro 29

4.1
15 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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Bistro 29 has been a friendly neighborhood favorite for years and is committed to serving great food at reasonable prices.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Greek
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(703) 528-1111
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MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Beer, Outdoor dining, Wine
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.4
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3.6
ambience
4.2
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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent as usual. Our out of town guests (who'd never been here before) loved it.

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SS
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I went here for the first time for lunch with friends who go often. Being mostly vegetarian, I wanted to try the koshari, which sounded great and I had never heard of it before. Sadly, the server came back from the kitchen saying it wasn't ready (presumably the lentils needed pre-cooking), so I ordered the vegetable kabobs with falafel and rice. The falafel patties were nicely spiced and crisp, and the veggies were good. The portion was generous enough to take home half. I'd love to go back and try the koshari when it's available or something else vegetarian.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I really like this small, tucked-away-in- a-small-mall, restaurant and have been there many times. The menu is interesting and the quality of the food varies depending on who's in the kitchen, ranging from top tier gourmet quality to over-cooked and uninspiring. Having said that, the food is never, ever bad and the cozy environment, friendly and efficient staff, and the "welcome, stay as long as you like" attitude makes it ideal for any peoples who want an enjoyable dining experience.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great gypsy jazz music on saturday night plus excellent food and service made for a wonderful evening and a value too.

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S
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

The food was good. The portions generous. Our hostess was attentive. We'll try again on a Saturday night when there is music!

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E
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Saturday nights are gypsy swing jazz nights. There are 5-6 bands that rotate each Saturday. HC/DC is a great band to see here. Decent food choices cover a range of Mediterranean dishes (hummus appetizer plate is nice, gyro platter, seafood dishes, and pasta dishes). Everyone in our group enjoyed their meal. Not much of a beer selection.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We went Bistro 29 for a live Jazz performance by a group called the Hot Club of Baltimore. The music was very good Gypsy Jazz. As I understand it, Bistro 29 is providing live music every Saturday night between 7:30PM and roughly 9:30. At this point there is no cover charge. The space is relatively small and tight and the ambiance, I would call "American Midwest neighborhood diner. " For the show they turned off one of the two basketball televisions. However, the menu is fairly extensive and quite varied. In addition to many of the standard American items there was curry, kabobs, and dinner salads. We all agreed that the quality of the food was above average and the servings generous. The servers were busy, but polite and effective. Considering the live music, decent food, and reasonable price, this is very good Saturday night out. We will be checking to see if the weekly music group interests us, and return -- until this place succeeds to the point that we are crowded or priced out!! It does help that we can reserve a booth with Open Table.

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R
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a pleasant experience and the food is reliably good. Staff is friendly and attentive, though they sometimes have too many tables per waiter. The Greek salad and soups are winners here, with other tasty menu options,cocktails are well mixed, and the renovated interior interesting and attractive. We still prefer the original name, Pascha Cafe.

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l
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great lamb ouzi

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AD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the Calamari and the live hot jazz!

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DC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Lamb kabob outstanding flavors, excellent dish overall, chicken also very good; tomato soup excellent and salad tasty a big. Very good waitress. Enjoyed - worth the drive from S Arlington to North!

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w
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I tried to cancel my reservation, but open table wouldn't accept my cancellation.i later realized there are 2 bistro 29. I am in Santa Rosa, ca

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L
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Bistro 29 is our go to place in Arlington for a good reasonably priced weekday dinner. Their menu is quite varied and Old Dominion beer on tap.

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D
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is delicious, servers and owner very nice, great experience!

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C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We love the entire menu, but especially look forward to the crab-stuffed shrimp when it is offered as a special. The atmosphere is casual and the crowd comes mainly from the surrounding neighborhoods. It is family friendly, which we appreciate, but to avoid the occasional screaming kid, I suggest coming on the later side for a quiet dinner.

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