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About Bistro Bistro

Bistro Bistro is part of the Dupont Circle culinary infrastructure, offering exquisite French and Mediterranean cuisine for years. Our private dining room can accommodate up to 300 guests with built-in AV function for your special presentations.
Our 4pm - 7pm happy hours include Martinis for $4.95, glass of wine for $4.00, beer for $3.50 and mixed house drinks for $4.00. We also offer a very popular Sunday Brunch Buffet.

1727 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20009
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Mediterranean, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 11pm,
Friday: 11am - 11:30pm,
Saturday: 10am - 11:30pm.
Sunday: 10am - 11pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 328-1640

Website:
http://www.bistrobistrodc.com/

Entertainment:
Classical and jazz background Music

Catering:
Let us know three days in advance about your event, and we will team up to please your taste buds, and impress your guests.

Parking Details:
Plenty of parking on Connecticut Ave., R street, and nearby public parking garages.

Public Transit:
Dupont Circle Metro Station is two blocks away from us, and for those who are visiting the DC area, the Metro stays open very late on the Weekends.

Executive Chef:
Sebastian

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We have a Gorgeous Private Dining Room with A Seating Capacity of 85 guests. Private room has its own bar and A/V. Absolutely no private room charge or staffing fees with a minimum of 25 guests! Full Venue Buyout Available with A Seating Capacity of 225 guests. For more information please email bistrobistrodc1@gmail.com

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Details
Sun 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Mon - Wed 11:00AM - 11:30AM 12:45PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Thu - Fri 11:00AM - 11:30AM 12:45PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Private Dining

Bistro Bistro offers menus to suit all budgets & food preferences and has a parking garage close by, easy access to taxis, and is only 2 blocks from Metro. Our private dining area has a full bar and built in AV facilities. We also offer exclusive use of the entire restaurant for up to 275 guests.

Bistro Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.2

service

4.2

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4.1

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4.2

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83% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (14)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Casual (11)
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Good for Groups (10)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Good for a Date (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Authentic (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Fun (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Romantic (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Business Meals (3)
Healthy (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was really good. The service was just ok but I think it was our specific waiter and not the staff on a whole. I will return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

What a lovely little treat Bistro Bistro was. We went for my boyfriend's birthday and they were wonderfully accommodating. I would definitely recommend for a special occasion. The desserts were excellent. They were thorough from start to finish, treated everyone like they were family.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 7, 2018

I love Bistro Bistro! I go all the time with my friend and it never disappoints. The service is incredible and the food is always delicious. Last time, our waiter William was exceptional with his service. 10/10 would recommend.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Romantic, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Restaurant Week

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Was told there was plenty of street parking when arriving - but not true.
Silverware was dirty - tabletop needed wiping (gunk on my side)

Ordered lamb chops medium rare - was served well done. Four meaty chops were nicely seasoned but...well done.

Sea bass was horrid - frozen portion was dipped in beer batter/tempura (seemed not quite either or both?) at the restaurant and deep fried - then sauced!

We ordered from the “Restaurant Week” menu at 5pm - but my fiancée was told Creme Broulee (one of three desserts offered) wasn’t available just before the dessert course was to be served. (So how are they out of a featured menu item at 5pm?)

We both ended our meals with Bistro Bistro “Chocolate Soufflé cake” which, was either a TGIF/Chili’s Molten Lava cake or sourced from a wholesale club (Costco?) drowning in chocolate syrup.

Cappuccinos were very nice.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a great culinary experience dining with our kids

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We chose this restaurant because we could walk from our hotel (Washington Hilton) and because I love merguez. Our starter courses were super good - merguez with tomato sauce and fried egg, and shrimp bisque. So the mediocre main courses were a big disappointment. I ordered salade nicoise and asked for the tuna to be rare - it was medium well. The lettuce was limp and the dressing was only ok. My husband got a pasta with shrimp which was tasteless. We still enjoyed ourselves. I like the menu (classic French bistro food) and would be willing to try other items. Or just have the merguez as a main. It was really good.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food is substandard quality and so was service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food I absolutely amazing and the staff is fantastic!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We selected this restaurant for lunch because of the mussels appetizer on the menu. A few minutes after we ordered it, we were informed that they had run out of this menu item. We had also ordered the sea bass on the menu. Again, after a few minutes we were informed that they had run out of sea bass. We wound up ordering rib lamb chops, which were very tasty, but not our first choice. The desserts we ordered were also very good. On the whole, though, we were disappointed and will not return or recommend this restaurant to our friends. There were very few other diners in the restaurant; only three other tables were occupied.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great experience and atmosphere .The Maïtre D was checking on every single table and he made sure we had a great experience.He urged us to rate the place and we felt we had to write about our experience .Our waiter Taha was very accommodating and welcoming .The bartender Mike was so nice to welcome us with a great smile and some great champagne to finish the night with.Bistro Bistro has the best Crème Brûlée .We will come back when we are in DC

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We went there for our friend's birthday, and the food was really great. They brought us a piece of cake and a free carafe of mimosas for her birthday. The atmosphere was very French bistro-esque (the wall decor reminded me of some of the restaurants I went to in Paris). Would definitely recommend for a fun, casual brunch. They called us over to make sure they knew what her name was too, which was really thoughtful.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 16, 2018

The service was amazing, the staff was attentive and they catered to my birthday! Very happy I celebrated my birthday there, also the took care of my bill since I was the birthday girl. Very very special.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We enjoyed the lovely atmosphere at Bistro bistro .Mike and William took great care of our small party .The food was great .We will come back .Thanks a lot for a lovely evening

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2018

What a great restaurant.I brought a party of 8 people to Bistro and they were all happy with their food and ambiance .The manager checked on us multiple times.Thanks Bistro and Thanks William and the staff .We will come back

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I wanted to get a large group of my friends together for brunch and saw they could accomodate bigger parties. There was a lot of corny french decor, it was kind of unsettling. The food was fine and edible, but not good enough to reflect the prices they carried- really expensive for simple dishes. Overall, I'd say this place is kind of weird and ok dining experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a very large group go to Bistro Bistro for brunch on New Year’s Day. They had a buffet with so many options, all of which were plentiful. They also had carved beef, made to order omelets, fresh fruit and a variety of pastries. There weren’t many other people in the restaurant, which resulted in attentive service. We were so appreciative that we were able to be accommodated on a holiday and will definitely keep Bistro Bistro in mind for future get togethers!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The service was excellent and so was the food. I ordered something that I did not care for and they took it back without hesitation and make me something else. The Steak and eggs were delicious and the service was impeccable!

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great meal, great service, and a great time. The waiters were very knowledgeable and the food was fantastic.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Wait staff wasn’t very attentive, and the food wasn’t that great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

What a lovely evening at Bistro .The food and the service were great.The whole staff were helpful and accommodating.Thanks William and Mike.We are coming back

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Service was horrible.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The menu was excellent! The food was very good. It took awhile for the one of many waiters to come to take our order. I think one waiter should be assigned to each table instead of all different waiters. Other than the service the overall experience was very good.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

For Christmas Day dining, the service was not as friendly as it usually is, and the food was not as well prepared. I had poulet francais, which I've had before in this restaurant and liked very much; but on this day it was not well prepared; in fact, it tasted as though it had been recooked and then reheated. It was tough and tasteless, and I didn't finish it. The restaurant showed courtesy in not charging me. Overall, a disappointing experience. Bistro Bistro is a good restaurant; but somehow it really failed on Christmas.

Tags: Disabled Access
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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food is simply horrible. I regret to have spent my money there.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great to have a place open till late on Xmas Eve! Started out quiet with more diners in as the night progressed.
Escargot is softer than expected; mussels/clams were good except for the tiny sizes...huge portion for the veal chop nicely done.
Services were good to start with. Got cooler with no standard 'thank you, good bye' ...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I had a good time with my family because people was very friendly and we had a good conversation like old friends.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent french cuisine, fois gras, duck. Quiet spot.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

What a beautiful night at Bistro bistro .The boss jamil Checked on us on numerous times .He was very courteous and generous .I guess he is the chef .His maître D William was also was very knowledgeable about the menu .He recommended some great wine for the table and we are very grateful for . We had a birthday celebration that the maître D comped her food and provided 2 bottles of Prosecco and her dessert .We did really enjoyed the little time we shared with Bistro staff .We will come back

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

What a great experience for Christmas Day.We enjoyed the greatest deal of the Four course Menu.William treated our party of 6 with professionalism and positive attitude.All the staff were friendly and accommodating.We will come back to Bistro .What a great find and gem

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We met with friends and we all loved the very quiet French atmosphere and food. I am sorry more people don't know what a great place this is. They have a nice bar and even have a great party area up stairs for parties with a second bar.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

There is no more brunch buffet on Sundays, that is what was advertised on their website. We just ordered off the menu instead

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

All of the staff at Bistro Bistro were so helpful, ensuring that our dining experience was great. The portions were big and the food was very good as well. Would definitely recommend!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The staff treated our large party very well--food was great, and the service was good.
We were celebrating a 40th birthday--the staff gave us a complimentary bottle of champagne for the table.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We had a great time at Bistro Bistro.We really enjoyed the food and the ambiance.William made sure we enjoyed our experience.He checked on our party and offered us some champagne and a cake for the birthday lady.We highly recommend bistro bistro to our friends and family

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Nice quiet French restaurant. Fantastic service. Nice ambience, not super fancy or chic, but pleasant room. Wasn't too crowded on a Wednesday evening when we were there. Food was good; simple French classics on the menu. I had Duck a l'Orange, which was very nice. My sister had a chicken dish that she loved. The chef (or owner?) stopped by our table several times and seemed genuinely interested in how our meal was. He also gave us an after-dinner aperitif on the house. I would go back. Bill for the three of us (only one or two glasses of wine) with 20% tip was $150.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful place!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The Thanksgiving menu and dinner was fabulous! The food was delicious. The 4 courses for the price was very good value. It was quality food. We arrived a little early for our reservation but the manager, William seated us right away. The service was excellent. Will be back for other meals.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I booked a thanksgiving dinner for a group of 22 people at Bistro Bistro. The entire group had a great time and I would definitely recommend the restaurant for large groups. The staff were very attentive and we really appreciated that they split our checks (food and drink) with no issue. It was a four course meal for just about $30 and the food was really nice, perfect for thanksgiving dinner. There was also an option to order of the normal menu which some of the group decided to do. William was a great host and he even gave us four free bottles of champagne and after dinner shots for the occasion. We stayed for over four hours but at no point did we feel like we needed to leave which was different to a lot of other restaurants. I would definitely recommend Bistro Bistro for other groups.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The place had barely any guests but the food was great! Service was a little slow but we were not in a rush. Good happy hour and they even surprised us with complimentary champagne!

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