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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.
Washington, DC 20001
Hours of Operation:
11 am - 12 pm
Brunch - 10 am - 3 pm Saturday,Sunday
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Shaw- Green Line
Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Bistro Bohem Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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