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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
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...
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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