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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (10)
Comfort Food (8)
Cozy (7)
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Good for a Date (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Authentic (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Great Beer (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Scenic View (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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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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·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 21, 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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·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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 (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 29, 2017

Czech food! Well-cooked.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 24, 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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 (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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Enjoyable middle European food; a nice change of pace in a quiet neighborhood spot. the bratwurst and sauerkraut are very good. Service is laid back and relaxed.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 9, 2017

The food was authentic and delicious! chose this place at random and it worked out to be fantastic. Will definitely be back to eat more perogies and Schnitzel!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Such a great night with my family. Loved the perogies and sauerkraut! They have a nice wine list with some bottles under $30... which is so rare in DC. The entrees are reasonably priced, and not a super sized portion allowing room for dessert. :) There was great ambiance, and great service. We sat inside, but there was a nice outdoor area to sip and nibble as well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 21, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere and great food. Very nice experience.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Bistro Bohem is just fantastic - it serves you authentic, traditional Czech food making it the only game in town that serves this cuisine (at least that I know of). My dining companions and I shared a plate of the daily pierogis and also a serving of Borscht. Both were terrific. As entrees we got pork schnitzel, the gulas and the Knedlo, Zelo, Vepřo. Everybody loved their food. The service is quick and friendly and the ambience is cozy and comfortable. My only issue with our meal was that the service might be too quick - we received our entrees before finishing our appetizers. Next time, I'll probably order apps and hold off on ordering entrees until I'm mostly through the apps. Not a huge deal but all of a sudden we had a lot of food on the table and my schnitzel sat for awhile while I finished my borscht. I look forward to my next trip to Bistro Bohem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 5, 2017

We loved the borscht! The restaurant as a whole was also quite charming.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Great authentic Chec food. Great service. A good wine list and beer selection, including local beer.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Food came out fast enough, but it was not at all hot, it was tepid at best. They checked back once to see how the food was, and then to refill our water, but otherwise we never saw them again. We had to seek them out for the check.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 26, 2017

A cute corner spot oozing with chill vibes. It's a tight spot but didn't ruin the experience. The food is tasteful and I highly recommend the fried cheese as an appetizer. Great service.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Not the same bistro bohem. Only thing that was good was the potato salad. Chicken schnitzel dry like shoe soles. Entrees came out as we just started eating appetizers. Disappointing dinner.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Great breakfast/brunch spot when it is beautiful out. The portions were surprisingly large for the price of the food. The chicken schnitzel and waffle were quite tasty.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The food was okay, average fares but very limited menu. It's more of a neighborhood hangout place. We went after a meeting with 8 people and there was only one person working. There were other customers in the restaurant but the one employee was cashier, server, bar tender and could have used a hand

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Just had a very nice evening at Bistro Bohem. First had drinks with my wife in the bar area, then we were joined by two friends and had dinner in the adjacent dinning room. It's a really friendly, comfortable, and unpretentious yet interesting spot with delicious czech comfort food. I would definitely recommend it for a casual night to catch up with an SO and or friends.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2017

My Friend and I (she is Czech) we're really excited to go to this Restaurant, but waiting for an Appetizer and two Main Dishes almost an hour....that's way to long! Than The Appetizer tasted like nothing, I didn't even had Salt or Pepper on the Table, the Soup came with Bread crumbs even my Friend told the Waitress she has an Gluten Allergy...My dish was almost cold and tasted like nothing as well.
We won't go back there, we are really disappointed.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Our drinks took a long time to come, and found out there was a drainage issue behind the bar. We ordered two appetizers but only one came, and when we asked about it our waitress seemed confused (although she was very nice). At least we didn't get charged for it.... Endless mimosas seemed great for $15 but were very weak. I would've rather paid $20 like most places and had more champagne.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Great food and drinks, but the Euro club music was incongruous and distracting. Chalk it up the 10pm meal time.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Daniel has done an excellent job at bringing the food and service back to a whole new level-excellent cocktails, and I highly recommend the duck any day!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Outstanding perogies and delicious borscht. I have been here for brunch and dinner and nothing about Bistro Bohem has disappointed me.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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