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About Bistro Bohem

Bistro Bohem, Washington DC's newest and most lively hangout, is located in the historic U Street/Bloomingdale, just a mile north of the White House. We're unique to the area, offering flavorful Eastern European cuisine in a relaxed and vibrant atmosphere. Sink into our cozy banquettes and chat with friends while enjoying succulent meats, delectable sides, and irresistible desserts.

600 Florida Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Eastern European

Hours of Operation:
11 am - 12 pm
Brunch - 10 am - 3 pm Saturday,Sunday

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 735-5895

Website:
http://www.bistrobohem.com/reservations/

Public Transit:
Shaw- Green Line

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bistro Bohem Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (10)
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Cozy (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Great Beer (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Authentic (7)
Romantic (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Special Occasion (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Fun (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

Advisedthe restaurant we were there for a 65th birthday and hoped to do something special and they offered us nothing.
Tried to redeem a Dining Reward which was identified during Open Table booking and the owner claimed he knew nothing about rewards. Would not have booked there if I had known they would not honor my reward.
Food adequate, service acceptable but nothing to rave about. Relatively cheap meal for that part of DC, otherwise not remarkable given so many dining alternatives in DC.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Had an amazing dinner with friends at Bistro Bohem the other night. The food was delicious, and they have a great offering of different wines you won’t see on every other menu in town. The service was also great!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Terrible restaurant- I would not recommend. Food took over an hour to come to our table and when it did arrive, it was flavorless/bland and there was no apology that it was late.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Schnitzel pork too well done. Every thing else super !!! Latvija no longer part of Soviet Union. Please change menu description on “Champagne “. We will B back!👍🇱🇻

Tags: Special Occasion, Vegan, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food but the service was just okay. Great value for brunch.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Exactly what we wanted—good food and drinks and comfortable setting for conversation.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great place to eat and to feel back in your home country.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We came at 2:00 PM for a Saturday brunch. The restaurant was very full - we were glad we got reservations. Our waiter was friendly and professional. The Smažáčky (Lightly Breaded Fried Provolone, Bistro Aioli) was a tasty appetizer. My H a l u š k y was a very solid stick-to-your-ribs plate. The other members of the party were quite satisfied with their bratwurst and schnitzel meals. You can’t have anything else than a great Czech beer with this food and there are several varieties to choose from - go for it!
The nutella crepes were awesome.
The atmosphere is casual. It was noisy when we went. We also parked in a parking lot about three blocks away instead of the headache of looking for street parking. Overall, we really enjoyed the experience and we will definitely return. I definitely recommend Bistro Bohem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Absolutely incredible as always. The food was delicious and the wait staff were top notch. We had a blast!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Met friends for dinner at Bistro Bohem; we hadn't seen each other in a long time and wanted a place where we could talk and enjoy good food. We all very much enjoyed the food, service, atmosphere, etc. One person ordered a drink and the waiter brought something slightly different because he said the bartender knew the drink wouldn't be good the way it was ordered so it was made differently. Some people would absolutely hate this but we went with the flow - it was such a European thing to do! Our table was next to the window which must get chilly sometimes so there where fleece lap blankets in every chair - also very European. Great fun, great service, food seemed very authentic; all in all it felt like a little getaway to Eastern Europe. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Authentic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Delicious European fare with a charming ambiance. Our server gave us just the right amount of attention while also allowing our small group of friends to catch up over our meal. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The food was over salted, with too many pre-prepared ingredients.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I took my boyfriend to Bistro Bohem to introduce him a Czech cuisine. We had a great time. The food was absolutely delicious. The staff was friendly. We can't wait to visit this restaurant again.

Tags: Disabled Access, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Romantic, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Sunday brunch was disappointing. Our party of 2 ordered and were told 2 of the items we ordered were not available. We chose this place for the borscht - and it wasn't available, as well as another item. Service was also lacking. We did not get full attention. The grilled cheese and egg sandwich was not as described since the bread was not grilled and the cheese was not grilled onto the bread. It was just an omlette placed in a sandwich.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food at Bistro Bohem hit the mark on a very cold night. Our server was pleasant and efficient. We enjoyed our experience very much.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Went here to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. The restaurant itself was super cute and cozy, the staff was great, the food was delicious (but hardy!). Perfect winter dinner where you can actually hear your date and not feel crammed. Definitely would eat there again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I am in love with this restaurant food was authentic and so good, service was very good and the restaurant had great ambience. Parking is tough, next time taxi.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Always a great spot for a some Eastern European comfort food on a cold night. Great cocktails; the bar infuses their own vodka.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything was delicious and fresh! We will be back again for sure!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food is yummy-very good service! They could not find my reservation (it was under diff name) but they assured me it was not a problem and seated me and my guest immediately. I lived how quickly they cleared away the dirty plates from our table and freshened up our coffee without being asked.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our food was warm but not hot.
The goulash is so heavy that I didn’t want to eat so much. The Perogies w meat were the best part and chicken schnitzel was best as well.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our group were pleasantly surprised by the food quality and value of this fine establishment. I had forgotten how good Eastern European food is. Bistro Bohem offered several good menu options to allow for a good sampling. When visiting DC again, I would certainly be more than hapy to return here.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Exceptional food and service. Would love to come back and try more from the menu!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 16, 2017

I just adore Bistro Bohem. They recently updated the menu and are offering several great new options.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Casual, Authentic, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had high hopes for their Sunday Brunch. The server was a ghost(gone for 20 minutes to find hot sauce, no water refills, didn't even bring half the entree's out himself). Three of us got the "House Favorite" chicken schnitzel and waffles. Reviews ranged from disappointed to feeling sick after. The chicken was incredibly dry and flavorless, the waffle was decent. When we left, every staff member in the front had their heads buried in their cell phones, which explained the poor service. Overall, there are better brunch spots to drop $30 a person on.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Very slow service but the food was impeccable! Tight space but great ambience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Bistro Bohem is very accommodating for big groups. The drinks and food were delicious . A cute little corner restaurant with an amazing ambiance and good service. I would definitely go back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Food is excellent and as authentic as you might encounter at a better class of restaurants in Czech towns, while I assume they have difficulty finding some ingredients of the similar quality as in the CR. Beer is good too: some of the Czech brands are their 'export' version with different flavour, which one of the staff kindly so advised me and asked me if I would try some before order.
Friendly and cozy atmosphere both inside and outside. The inside was almost full but still not noisy, partly because there was no loud TV/music on and the customers enjoyed conversation at ordinary volume . The air conditioner was set at an average temperature in the US, but a bit too cold for us grown up in the old world: this was not a big problem as we were well prepared for that.
Would definitely return.

Tags: Authentic, Great Beer, Cozy, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Great dining experience. We went for a birthday celebration and had an excellent meal and restaurant brought apple strudel for dessert - it was lovely all around!

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great food.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Our meals were excellent. We love Eastern European fare and this Bistro Bohem was a find. We sat in the bar side, probably should have asked for the dining room side. Outside dining looked like fun, but Florida Ave. is pretty noisy. Service was friendly and helpful.

Tags: People Watching, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2017

I loved everything except that it was very hot because I think their AC was broken. But overall very delicious food.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Cozy
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Czech food! Well-cooked.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Superb, superb food! Perfect schnitzel, the tenderest pork knedlo, latkes, dumplings and cabbage to die for. My friends from MN where this stuff is classic thought it was foodie heaven. Thank you for this little corner of Prague.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 30, 2017

This was out first time here and we were blown away by the food. Extremely tasty, quick and friendly service, and reasonably priced. We will DEFINITELY come back here and would highly recommend to others.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, People Watching
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Best Eastern European food around! Had dinner and drinks for two for under $50 with tip! Happy hour is the best!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Second time at Bistro Bohem and it remains very good. I liked my pork shank that I had at a previous dining experience more than the Hulusky that I had this time. However, it was still good and went well with the Praga Dark beer. The perogi we had for the appetizer were fantastic. The service was excellent and all-in-all we had another great experience.

P.S. My wife had a salad last time that we could not remember the name. It was awesome and we wish we remembered what it was so we can target it for another meal. It actually worked well for a split appetizer...if only we had bothered to commit to memory...

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great Beer
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food4
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Thanks to the restaurant owners we had a great time in DC! Food was delicious & staff was friendly!!!

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great hidden spot for anyone looking for a cozy and calm atmosphere to dine!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 11, 2017

The Pilsner Burger could have been the best burger I have had in DC over the last decade! Service was great and inspired by slow food movement principles. Great ingredients and authentic Czech cuisine and Central European wine list with obscure finds.

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