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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

Specials

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Traditional four course prix-fixe dinner offered Christmas Eve & Christmas Day for only $26.95 pp. Featuring options like Carrot Ginger Soup, Virginia Baked Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Apple Pie, and more!

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

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Traditional four course prix-fixe dinner offered Christmas Eve & Christmas Day for only $26.95 pp. Featuring options like Carrot Ginger Soup, Virginia Baked Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Apple Pie, and more!

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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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73% would recommend it to a friend

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Casual (6)
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Creative Cuisine (3)
Fun (3)
Happy Hour (3)
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Business Meals (2)
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Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
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·Dined on December 3, 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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·Dined on November 30, 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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·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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·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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Caring, professional service. Substantial, well prepared food. Quiet ambience. Neighborhood friendly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner for our daughter’s 17th birthday. Free bottle of champagne and free dinner for our daughter. Very nice meal and atmosphere.

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

We had a delightful meal at Bistro Bistro. Walked from our hotel.
Delicious meal. (I had the poulet francais. Hubby loved the seafood linguini.)
Friendly, convivial service.
We will be back on our next visit to D.C.!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great service, even offered us a free dessert to celebrate the evening.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The staff is friendly and the food was plentiful and delicious.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had dinner the night before for 2, recommended it the next night for a party of 6 coming from a conference from which it was easily walkable from the hotel. Has a nice menu, varied cuisine, appetizers, entrees, salads, and including some Italian specialties and even sandwiches and pizza. Food was nicely prepared and reasonably priced. Was quiet enough for conversation even though busy. Very attentive and personal service, including surprised comping the table with a serving of each of the 6 dessert choices on the menu and providing boxes to take back the leftovers.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

What a beautiful place.We went to Bistro on Saturday night and we got a blast.The food,the service and the ambiance were great.The maître D took care of us and he offered us a few desserts and champagne on the house .We highly recommend Bistro Bistro to our office in DC .Thanks William for ur help and kindness

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We are visiting Washington DC and had a really wonderful dinner at Bistro Bistro. I had the lamb chops which were great and my daughter had the chicken cordon bleu which she really enjoyed. The prix fixe meal also came with salad, desert and a glass of champagne. Atmosphere was relaxed and the service was great.

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Food was delicious...great location. Staff was very attentive..great drinks

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great dinner with my co-workers.We enjoyed our meals and drinks.The manager William checked on us constantly and he made sure we had a good time .I will come back anytime I am around the area.Keep up the hard work

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I was actually quite surprised how good this place was. This was a last-minute decision. I popped on in there they got me right in. The veal was outstanding the service was great. The house wines were fantastic I was very pleased I would highly recommend

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We were a group of four. We had two orders of calamari and it was divine. The calamari was perfectly cooked and the crispy, crunchy coating on the squid was delicious. I ordered the chicken cordon bleu which was covered in a reddish sauce and at first I wasn't sure that it was actually what I had ordered. The flavors of the chicken, ham, and cheese with the reddish sauce was incredibly delectable. My partner and my friend both ordered the Steak frites and while they both ordered it medium rare it came out mooing and they had to send it back to get the right temperature. All the same, the final product was quite good. The fourth of our group ordered pasta and clams. He said it was great. We received a complimentary digestive of lemoncello as well as a complimentary slice of cheesecake. The dessert and after-dinner drink were nice touches. My friend and her husband had arrived before my partner and myself and commented about the slowness of service. Saying that it took 20 minutes for a glass of wine and another 15 for a Martini is why the service rating was lower.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 27, 2017

What an unexpected evening! I made a reservation via Open Table trying to find a last min. spot for a business dinner of 10 people. We ended up having a blast. We had exceptional service, the portions were great, the salads were fantastic and most of all everyone was at ease and had a fun time. The owner and crew were so friendly they surprised us with free dessert and Kir Royals at the end of the dinner. The place is large, clean and it the middle of Dupont Circle, I could not believe our luck. I would definitely go back and recommend the place for large groups. They flawlessly handled our last min. table of ten with no problem. The owner and staff were very friendly and went out of their way to accommodate our group. We will go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

We were a large group and the waiters were amazing. Everything from drinks, food, and especially the staff were great.

Tags: Cozy, Late-night Find, Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very impressed with the quality of this restaurant-the waiters were very attentive and the food was fantastic. I highly recommend the meat here it's very good! The dessert menu also caters to many different tastes and palettes- everyone should check it out.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I loved this restaurant. The restaurant has a great selection of the way they prepare mussels and the the mussels bistro with clams was wonderful. My #1 and I had linguine with either clams or a seafood medley and both were awesome. This is a lovely site that offers outside dining. It is a great place where we had a relaxing dinner after a day of sightseeing and it was perfect. We will be back soon when in the area.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We had a great meal there. Had gone to the Philips and then went to the restaurant. One of the few serving at 5 when the museum closed. The drinks were hefty on the alcohol, not light as in most restaurants. The fish was fresh and cooked just right.

My one criticism is that happy hour is only served at the bar, and my husband and I, being senior citizens, are kind of beyond sitting in high bar stools. So we couldn't take advantage of happy hour at this restaurant or really at most restaurants.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2017

It was our daughters birthday. Very nice and they brought her out a free dessert!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This was an incredible dining experience. The staff made my birthday memorable, and took care of my table with love and attention. The food was amazing and of the highest quality. I will definitely return for future dining occasions!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This is a very nice restaurant that is definitely worth a try. We went on a Saturday night and were quite pleased with the service and the food. My girlfriend had chicken cordon bleu and it was delicious. I had steak frites and thought it was cooked to my instructions and seasoned nicely with a shallot sauce. The waiter was attentive and kept our water glasses filled, which usually earns points in my book. The ambiance is pretty decent with an open front wall viewing the busy street. We enjoyed the evening and were given complimentary champagne and dessert. It was much appreciated and it is likely that I would return to Bistro Bistro in the future.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great service, right size portions, mussels were really good, would recommend

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great experience.We enjoyed the food and the service.William took good care of us.He made sure we got the best experience.We highly recommend Bistro Bistro .Cheers

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We made a reservation at Bistro Bistro for my girlfriends birthday. We had an amazing time. Great food and awesome service. The menu has about 8 different types of mussel dishes to try- which was very tasty. Highly recommend for a birthday party because, for a party of 6 or more the birthday dinner, cake, and champaign is on them. We ended our meal with a champagne toast- what a great time! Highly recommend.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Fun, Great Beer, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Our wait staff went above and beyond, giving us attention and even free dessert at the end! The food was also to die for. We'll definitely be back!

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I waited over 40 minutes for my food to come out partially frozen. I cut into my steak and it was mostly frozen with no searing. I ordered a side salad that never arrived. My colleagues and I agree that day old Burger King would have more flavor than this attempt on quality food. The open table reviews steered me wrong.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food, ambience and service!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Kitchen messed up our omelettes the first time around. Food was bland and boring.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We had lamb, mussels and shrimp dishes and they were all delicious.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Good selection! Sidewalk cafe and a charming bistro interior. Excellent service, excellent food at very fair prices. On my short list now!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The service was great - Ahmed and those who assisted were very warm, friendly and accommodating. Each of us had different entrees. The food was delicious! We all enjoyed our selections. It was Restaurant Week and we were pleased with our choice of this restaurant.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We didn't find the service to be friendly or helpful and the food was very average.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 18, 2017

I loved this place! The food was delicious, especially the mussels and the chocolate soufflé. The ambiance was great. The waiters were friendly and attentive. It was overall a fantastic experience and I would definitely recommend it!

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 17, 2017

We went for a bachelorette dinner. The food was wonderful. Even better, the service was top-notch. The wait staff made the bachelorette feel very special. The dinner was capped off by a complimentary bottle of champagne to celebrate the occasion. The wait staff really made the experience fantastic! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for quality food and quality service.

Tags: Special Occasion
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