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

Specials

Free Dessert!

Special valid Sep 27, 2017 - Jan 27, 2018 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Specials

Free Dessert!

Special valid Sep 27, 2017 - Jan 27, 2018 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Details

Receive a complimentary dessert when you book a reservation at Bistro Bistro! One dessert per booking. We look forward to treating you to something sweet during your visit!. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Sep 27, 2017 - Jan 27, 2018 all week from 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM.

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Gobble 'Til You Wobble Traditional Thanksgiving Day Feast! A four-course meal with roast turkey and all the trimmings for only $26.95/person! * Parking * Family Friendly * Metro Accessible *Large Groups Welcome

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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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4.1

service

4.2

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4.0

value

3.9

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Quiet

70% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (9)
Casual (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
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Neighborhood Gem (6)
Romantic (6)
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Cozy (6)
Special Occasion (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Business Meals (3)
Fun (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Exceptional service and amazing food!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Excellent service, fairly inexpensive. Great ambience, chill vibe about it. Located in DuPont circle. We went here for a surprise birthday dinner for my husband and his meal was completely free of charge!

Tags: Authentic, Kid-friendly, Casual, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Hosted a party of seven on a recent Sunday night. Good selection of European food that was competently prepared (not amazing, but not terrible) and at decent enough prices (for DC, that it! -- With wine, appetizers, main courses and tips, it came out to about $60 per person.)

The place seemed mostly empty, which was a little sad. But, it made for a nice conversation! There was one extra thing that played hugely in their favor, and another that didn't:

The Really Good: We were given a completely free tray of desserts for the table! I'd guess that maybe we were the largest party they'd had in a while, or that the desserts were about to go bad -- or both. Either way, free dessert!

The Pretty Bad: They screwed up our split checks on the first round (they split it evenly among five checks, instead of putting two portions on two cards and three portions on three cards as requested.)

So, if you're looking for a decently-priced meal at a quiet place with a wide selection of European foods in Dupont, this'll do the job -- just keep an eye on your check!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2017

I celebrated my birthday with a group of 25 friends at Bistro Bistro. The staff was very helpful setting our table and adding more tables as people walked in. I didn't have to worry about setting up or cleaning afterwards. They did all the hard work, and I was able to socialize with my friends. They also brought me a bottle of champagne with sparkles, along with the cake that I brought, to sing "Happy Birthday".

The place was clean, ope, airy and indoors, and in the middle of Dupont Circle. It was good to have the event in the mid-afternoon so they could focus on our group.

All in all, it was a great experience and everyone enjoyed it, especially me, the birthday girl.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 20, 2017

First of all ,Thanks Bistro Bistro for such a beautiful night.The food,the service and the ambiance were amazing.William
And his staff did an an excellent job on accommodating a great selection of wine and food .we really enjoyed our night out.Thanks William and Bistro Bistro for a great night.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Excellent service and delicious bread. Unfortunately, food did not taste good or fresh.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 16, 2017

I made the reservation based on the ad for brunch buffet that's on the website, but was told by the server when we arrived that they only have buffet on holidays. Also. was happy that the server provided us with a bottomless mimosa deal when we had decided to leave.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 14, 2017

The salads and mussels were delicious. Unfortunately the house wines available by the glass were not great, and the noise level of the restaurant - due to the music on the sound system - was insufferable.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on July 11, 2017

The restaurant was not crowded, but the service was still a bit slow. We tried to order 2 different bottles of wine, both of which were not actually in stock. The waiter brought a suggested alternative which wasn't even on the wine list and it was just ok.

Food overall was very good, classic French bistro dishes plus some Italian options. Reasonably priced, decor atmosphere better suite for a family meal than a business meal.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Best rib eye steak I've had in years and my daughter said her pasta dinner (can't remember which one) was great and the serving so big she took half of it home.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Ok and good

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 (New England)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Went to lunch, near empty restaurant. Ordered trout. Tasted spoiled, like sour milk, so sent it back. Waiter looked at the one bite I had taken, and scornfully said, well I'll finish it.
He came back later and apologized, said he had tried the fish and I was right, it was bad. Would have been nice to have been believed in the first place.
Also, website needs updating. Prices on menu were 20% higher than listed online.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2017

So we went here for a friends birthday because of a review here and the birthday special the restaurant advertises. Their website says "FREE dinner with Champagne and a cake for the birthday person For parties of six and up" and we had a party of 8. When we arrived to the restaurant half of our party was already seated and I am not sure if he had already introduced himself to the others but he never introduced himself to us or came around to ask what drinks we wanted or gave us a wine list. Eventually we got water and then asked for our other drinks. I had made a note on the open table reservation about wanting the birthday special but I wasn't sure if our server knew so I asked about it and told him who it was for. He seemed to want it to be secrative despite the birthday person being included in the conversation. The food took a very long time despite no one else really being there and was alright, you get what you pay for, but we did have to send a dish back. At the end of dinner they turned out all the lights and brought out a sparkler attached to a champagne bottle and sang happy birthday. It was nice and all but they seemed not to be familiar with the details of a cake and free dinner.

Bottom line, don't come here and spend your birthday somewhere else. Slow service, not great food, and an undelivered birthday special.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 10, 2017

I took my cousin here for her birthday. We were a group of 7 ladies. I booked the restaurant because of the birthday special on their website. The restaurant is incredibly generous with that special - free food, champagne, and cake for the birthday celebrant - with a group of 6+. Along with the great birthday special, we were placed at a long table right in front of the large open window that leads into the patio. It made for excellent people watching that evening. Some food items were a hit or miss, overall we were satisfied with the food. There is great variety in the selection, which is always good when you have vegetarians and selective eaters in the mix. The service was a little slow, and our server apologized throughout the evening because they were under staffed that night.

I would recommend this restaurant, and definitely take advantage of the birthday special!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups, Scenic View, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 4, 2017

The food was very good, I celebrated my birthday with my family and we got a bottle of champagne on the house.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Simply amazing! Extremely accommodating! Would definitely recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 3, 2017

The server was rude. He rushed us to order and tried to control what we were going to order. We were a group of kids preparing to go to prom. He took advantage of us. We ask him for separate checks and he refused. It took us 30 minutes to pay. He gave one person a burnt pizza and only took $4 off. At the end he offered us a bottle of alcohol.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Awful service and average food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Food is delicious, made to order.. friendly service and not rushed!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Veal francaise sauce was Gloppy

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 (New England)·Dined on May 21, 2017

The restaurant was closed. Apparently it doesn't open until noon, but Open Table let us make an 11am reservation anyway. We had to go elsewhere.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on May 20, 2017

We sat outside on the terrace, they had a lot of large parties and we didn't barely wait for our food at all. The food was amazing but the best part was our waiter Chidera, he was superb!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Always a great time with great food and service

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Unorganized and unprepared for the crowd. The buffet was not replenished timely and reservations were not being managed properly. Clean dishes were not placed out timely. We ended up leaving and going to another restaurant.

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Horrible experience. Had a reservation for 1:00 did not get seated until almost 2pm, and the manager could say was u have to wait for a table to open

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Our waiter, Prince, was FANTASTIC!! He was attentive, quick, had a positive attitude, and made sure we had everything we needed. The Sunday brunch buffet had an great spread and the food tasted amazing. I can't wait to take another group of friends back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Casual, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

One of my favorite places really let me down. Not like usual visits.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I completely enjoyed myself! This was my first brunch and it was great. The food and service was awesome!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

This seems like this would be a very good restaurant. Service and ambience was good. The food was all supermarket-bought or tasted like free hotel breakfast food - for $25 per person. Not worth it, especially for a special brunch.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 12, 2017

We had a 9 p.m. reservation for dinner. When our party of 3 arrived, there was no host but we were eventually noticed by an S.A. who invited us to sit either at a table next to a very loud, very drunk party of 10, or at a table in the back of the restaurant. We said we would prefer a table in the back and he gestured for us to choose one. When we attempted to sit down, the manager (owner?) accosted us rudely and said very aggressively that we could not sit there, the area was closed.

There were SEVERAL open tables at the front area of the restaurant, which was apparently open as other diners were being served there, but the man INSISTED that we sit directly beside the large party. They were so loud and inappropriate that we could not hear one another or focus on reading the menu. However the food looked and smelled amazing, so we were committed to sticking it out, at first.

The manager and our waiter acted like it was a huge inconvenience to have us there. You would have thought we walked in five minutes before closing time. During a five minute period, they came to the table four different times asking if we were ready to order. The manager even said, "if you can't decide what you want, you should just order the lasagna." I finally told him to give us a chance to read the menu and we would let him know when we had decided.

By that point however, the large party beside us had grown even louder and we were so irritated by the hateful way we'd been treated by the waitstaff that we decided to leave.

I had been wanting to eat at Bistro Bistro for awhile (we live in Richmond, VA) and we were all very excited to try them out. But our reception was so poor that we dined instead at Sette Osteria, where we have often eaten before, and where the service is always impeccable.

The Bistro Bistro menu offerings looked very good and it's a shame we couldn't try them out. Prices on food were very reasonable. The mark up on wine was outrageous.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Stumbled upon Bistro Bistro quite by accident, and very happy we did. The food was excellent. I'm a very picky eater and there was plenty on the menu for me. I had the lobster ravioli and my husband had a chicken dish. Both were excellent. Service was great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Average restaurant, average food, wouldn't recommend or go back. There are many more choices that are much better.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Food was really average for a so called French restaurant. We paid our check with cash and when leaving outside in the street were litterally chased by waiter telling us that our check was uncomplete despite that we counted the money twice. We are convinced that someone took a 20 dollar bill out of check as we were departing.

We paid again the missing 20 $ but found the attitude of waiter and management very rude. I will not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 29, 2017

This restaurant was adequate but not a place we will be rushing back to. One of us had a good meal while the other was disappointed, in part because they relied on a waiter recommendation that was not useful. Also, the restaurant was very empty on a Saturday evening when all the nearby restaurants were very full. Suggests that others have not had great experiences either.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Bistro Bistro? No No! Our family loves bistros--sophisticated French food for the grown-ups, simple classics for the kids. Bistro Bistro was very disappointing. Caesar salad was okay--small, and cheese appeared to be from a can, but okay. Mussels a la mariniere were rubbery and tasted funny. Steak salad greens were fine, but the steak was gross in texture and taste and the dressing, which was supposed to be Balsamic, was a sort of creamy carrot dressing. My daughter ordered a hamburger, no cheese--she got a cheese burger and the waiter insisted she had asked for cheese. Okay... She scraped off the cheese but couldn't eat the burger, which she said tasted like sausage. The winner was the steak frites: the steak was a soggy, grey slab of meat covered in a weird, Lipton-like gravy. I asked the waiter if it had been microwaved or just boiled. He said I should have ordered it medium well done. This was honestly one of the worst meals I have ever had in a restaurant--so bad it was almost funny.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Once again Bistro Bistro proves to be one of my favs.
Had an awesome dinner with my wife and mother in law. Love the food and the Service.
Thank you Bistro Bistro.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Great Ambiance, relaxing and friendly staff.
I came here for my friend's birthday because they provide a free dinner for the birthday person as well as glass of champagne for the whole party.
we were so happy coming to Bistro Bistro, the staff was very friendly and professional, the food was devine especially the mussels.
I wonder why their open table has some bad reviews but I guess in 100 people 99 happy won't write a review and the only unhappy 1% will write.
It really was a great atmosphere. and I recommend Bistro Bistro so highly. especially for big parties.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 18, 2017

I visited Bistro Bistro in the afternoon on a weekday. It was a quiet atmosphere. I have a wheelchair and there were several low steps to get into the restaurant. I had to get out of my chair and lift it over them. I found out later that the restaurant has a steel ramp that they can put down. There is no railing on the ramp but it worked fine for me to exit the restaurant while seated in my wheelchair. The food was rich and tasty, well presented and visually appealing. The waiter was attentive and polite. The location is right near Dupont Circle area so very convenient for those visiting that area. It was a lovely spring day so the windows on the street side of the restaurant were fully open allowing for some customers to sit and watch people as they passed on the street while getting the fresh air. Thus a good place for people watching with an air of the open cafe while still seated indoors. I come always with my service dog and he was accepted without question and they moved two chairs to make space on the floor for him to lie down and for me to sit at the table. The place has a quiet atmosphere good for conversation.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 17, 2017

I like the ambiance in this place. It's very open and spacious. Food was so delicious, the deeping sauce is something to die for and a got a very nice pasta sea food I loved it.
Service was the best! Even if it was full but they were attentive.
I like the windows that open when the weather is nice...
Bathroom test... pass! Very clean.
Highly Recommend place

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