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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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83% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (10)
Good for Birthdays (8)
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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)
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Romantic (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
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Healthy (3)
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Afternoon Coffee (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 20, 2011

The mussels and the service were okay, but the place had a bit of a touristy feel to the menu...a little too much of everything to please everyone. As for the ambiance, the place itself is nice, but the music was absolutely awful. "My Heart Will Go On" covered on the pan flute? Really? My two cents: there are better french places in town for the price.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 17, 2011

Great food, at a resoniable price. Had food for everybody. Great wine list.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 16, 2011

This restaurant may have some French bistro-like decor, but the food seems more like an American diner serving bistro-like items on its menu. The menu items look attractive, however the execution is something else. The onion soup was watery and tasteless. The veal chop was not cooked as requested. The steak was OK. The bread served appears to be factory-made dinner rolls.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 15, 2011

The food was outstanding, and it came out so fast! Usually when I go out to dinner in Dupont Circle on a Friday night it takes half an hour to even order. Here, we had our appetizers within 15. The wait staff was friendly, but they seemed a little rushed/brisk with us. Overall though it was great. I will definitely be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 14, 2011

Solid french food and pleasant ambiance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 12, 2011

Very good value. Food was very good but not exceptional, we found it well cooked but a little heavy handed on the sauces. Some small problems with the service.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 11, 2011

Fun place to dine. Table ready even though we arrived a bit early. Good menu to meet a variety of tastes, waiter accomodating and good timing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 11, 2011

Nice find near the Hilton. Food was good, service was attentive. We sat by the open window, so the noise was traffic and ambulances. But not sustained noise.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 10, 2011

Great Sunday Brunch....Even better during football with the TV showing the games!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 9, 2011

This is a sort of a bistro knockoff, with "frenchie" paintings and decor adorning the walls that are reminiscent of a college girl's ikea furnished apartment, rather than an actual bistro in paris. The food was also simulacrum, not bad or poorly prepared, just reminiscent of something you might get on a cruiseship. A bufala mozzerella (Italian I know) was served, however it was definitely not bufala mozz, rather just plain mozz, the tomato was similiarly mass farmed. The salmon was overcooked, my veal chop was tasty, though also a touch overcooked.

The service was excellent, waiter always present, the food came out extremely rapidly.
All in all, given the price not bad, but Bistro de Coin kills this place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 8, 2011

I went with a party of 8. We had two great waiters and they really made the experience great. We got a sampler of the appetizers, lobster, paella and some fish. All the food was great.
I will definitely be going back and I recommend it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 7, 2011

Would recommend as a great date place, but maybe not as a business meeting location. Recently held a business meeting/dinner upstairs. Was told noise level would be quiet, but since it is an open air area, the restaurant noise did interfere with the meeting.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 2, 2011

I originally signed up for a party of 12 but called and changed the number to 15. The table was ready on time and the service was awesome! Although I did not mention that we were there for a birthday, they somehow found out and brought out 3 bottles of Brut with sparklers for the birthday boy! This was my first time there for dinner and I will definitely go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2011

We ver much enjoyed Bistro Bistro. Lots of menu choices for everyone. We will be back. Location is excellent; not far from metro stop.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 27, 2011

Excellent value on their prefix menu, includes a cocktail and glass of wine with the meal. All the food was tasty, but not exceptional. I would recommend avoiding the seafood pasta, as I think some of the seafood was not super fresh. Decent French food, average wine list. Our server was not very attentive and often had to be flagged down. The best thing this place has going for it is the location and the decor.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 27, 2011

Visited for brunch. Loved the buffett and the wide variety of options available (both typical brunch foods as well as French delights). Also enjoyed the made-to-order omelettes and belgian waffles. Definitely planning to go again sometime! Very low key atmosphere and the waiter gave us lots of privacy but remained attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 27, 2011

"Wow," I thought, when we arrived for Sunday brunch. How come I've never been here before? I hesitate to be too glowing in my review of Bistro Bistro because I was so happy there was no waiting for a table, and I don't want that to change. Incredible and ample selection of b/fast and lunch items, some with French flair, some traditional eggs-and-bacon selections. Relaxing, great food, great ambiance. One qualm: WHERE WERE THE CROISSANTS????

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 26, 2011

At the start, I was thoroughly underwhelmed with our waiter who brought drinks out late, took only some of our orders before dashing off, and brought out 2 different beverages for me b/c he forgot I changed my order. That's the bad. Now the good: the manager came over to do a regular floor check ~20min in and I informed him of the above situation. He not only jumped right in and started bringing us drinks, but brought us a free bottle of champagne at the end of the night, and ensured all our needs were attended to. In the main we had a lovely time. Food was delish. Best mojitos I've ever had (though we had the bar tender remake round II, since it didn't immediately taste like round I)

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 25, 2011

Went with a large group for a friend's birthday. The staff was AMAZING and so attentive. They comped her meal, and gave us free cake and champagne (they even brought out the champagne with HUGE sparklers on them for and sang happy birthday!

We are DEFINITELY going back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 24, 2011

Good value for money. Nice staff.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 23, 2011

Completely understaffed and it resulted in very poor service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 20, 2011

Bistro bistro provided good food and quite good service in a casual, unpretentious neighborhood bistro. The house Sangria, made with Vin Rose, was tasty, the mussels and salads were great, but the main courses were variable. Prices were reasonable, especially in view of the Dupont Circle location.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 13, 2011

Bistro Bistro holds itself out as French, but the menu is dominated by Italian dishes, many of them featuring tomato sauces. The pasta dish one of us tried was overwhelmed by its sauce and only one appetizer, the lamb and beef sausage, had balanced seasoning. The wine list is undistinguished, even for a bistro.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 11, 2011

The waiter was very attentive without being overbearing. We stayed here for a couple of hours and didn't even notice the time. I had the lamb stew and it was delicious. They offered raw oysters for a dollar each. These oysters were the biggest I have ever seen. We also got complimentary sangrias. This place knew how to treat their customers!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 11, 2011

Had a great time for my friend's birthday. Bistro Bistro was incredibly accommodating for our large group at the last minute, and even brought out complimentary champagne for the birthday boy and let us serve a cake we brought with us. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 6, 2011

If you get the buffet and you order drinks from the bar you should be okay. The food was adequate for the price and the made to order omelettes the best part.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 5, 2011

Good for groups. Lots of space to handle a large brunch birthday group.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 3, 2011

Our waiter was very accommodating. He allowed us to change our table when one of our group didn't show up and later brought a dessert and champagne for our birthday celebration. Great place for a birthday dinner!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 3, 2011

Nice lunch and varied, affordable menu of French staples and a few nice American options.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 1, 2011

My second time at this French bistro was not quite as enjoyable as my first. Firstly, I was not welcomed by any kind of host or Maitre'D. I was told to seat myself. This created a problem later on with Open Table as the restaurant reported me having missed my reservation. Make sure that you get checked in if you do not want to be reported as a "no show."

The food is definitely hit or miss. The cordon bleu is crispy but delicious. The mussels, on the other hand, were somewhat disappointing. Several in my particular order were undercooked, others were overcooked, and many of the shells were broken.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 28, 2011

Bistro Bistro does not feel like a French restaurant at all. The food is not bad, but it felt overpriced. The restaurant is memorable for how bland it is.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 27, 2011

Excellent ambience for sunday brunch.nice music.very economical.only $19 buffet.wide variety of choices.included shrimp, calamari and various pastas. Large variety of fruits as well. No complaints.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 24, 2011

Very good value for money. Friendly staff. A hidden treasure near Dupont Circle.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 23, 2011

We enjoyed our dinner--a caesar, fried calamari, the grilled seafood plate, and the chocolate souffle for dessert. Even shared, it ended up being quite a lot of food, and all of it was well prepared and tasty. The seafood mixed grill was drizzled in a fairly heavy, seasoned oil--probably a bit more oil that I'd have liked, but all was tasty. Service was quite good up to the end. We did have some trouble getting our check, though it may be that our server was letting me enjoy my coffee. Overall a good meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 22, 2011

Wonderful variety on the menu
They need a better chef

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 19, 2011

Had a large group dinner at bistro bistro recently - have been there previously for a girls night out and knew they handled large groups well. SUPER reasonable food and wine; the service was great. We even got a complimentary bottle of champagne because it was a birthday dinner and some of the dishes were a bit slow to come out. No, it's not 'authentic French.' I haven't been anywhere in this city that is, to include bistro du coin, but it's a great fusion restaurant and they subscribe to the belief that simplicity is best. Great experience, would highly recommend for groups!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 19, 2011

We went to Bistro Bistro from out of town. Availability was good and price was a factor. We also went with a two year old. The food was good. The waiter had a large accent and was tough to understand. Our table was right next to the bar which was not optimal for our party with the 2 year old. Our reservation was at 7:00 which seemed to be about a half hour before the dinner crowd hit. There was a line to get in after 7:30pm.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 16, 2011

I accidentally wrote this review and gave it to the wrong restaurant! Bistro Bostro (not Nage)was fantastic! We were in town for a conference and discovered this fabulous bistro that ranges from Italian to duck confit and everything was delicious- great calamari and the chicken cordon bleu was fantastic. We also had mussles, pasta, osso bucco and flounder- everything was excellent. Nice, diverse wine list, very reasonable prices overall and friendly knowledgeable service- ask for William!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2011

I'd say this buffet brunch is good for students on a budget.....lots of food for $20. But the quality of no item was very good. Certainly not for a foodie. And sadly, the Bloody Marys were awful.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 12, 2011

We made a reservation 2 days prior for my birthday celebration. It was for 13 people on a Saturday night at 8:30. When we got there, they had our name, but gave our table away to another party?? We had to wait over 30 minutes for them to get 2 round tables and put together right next to the kitchen! It took another 20 minutes for our drink order.The other wait staff was comical as they ran around dropping stuff and almost falling RUNNING down the stairs every 5 minutes. I asked our waitress for the manager to come over 3 times. He never showed up. It took another 30 minutes after we were done with our meal to get the check after asking a few times. The food was OK, but nothing to rave about. The poor service was completely unacceptable.

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