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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
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.
Dined after a lecture on Franz Kafka at the Smithsonian. She got the Pork Shanks while I had the Bratwurst plate. Both were very tasty. A recommended after-dinner drink had a memorable taste but unfortunately not name. Bistro Bohem was a good choice for a cold night.
We lived in Prague for several years and this food was very authentic. My wife really enjoyed the roast duck and my pork schnitzel was also quite good. the lentil soup starter and apple strudl dessert were both quite nice to start and finish the meal.
We especially enjoyed our server Barbora, while she is new to the U.S. Her. English is amazing and. Her knowledge of food and wine was impressive. It was quite a treat to talk to. Her since she was very familiar. with most of of. Our favorite spots in the Czech Republic. we will. Definitely. Return
We had a very nice meal. Fans of Czech food and those unfamiliar with it will both enjoy. Recommend duck salad, pierogis, halusky (gnocchi with bacon bits, sauerkraut and goat cheese) rarasek (chicken tenders coated with potato pancakes) borscht, pork schnitzel and beef gulas (beef stew with bread dumplings) Apple strudel for dessert. My son tried and loved pear wine. Czech beer was enjoyed by the rest of table. Go early. Service diminishes with evening.
The food, as has been the case in my last three visits, was spectacular. We ordered all the appetizers. On should probably read more carefully, as we forgot what they were as they were consumed with alacrity. The only unexpected benefit/shock was the live jazz in the big room. That had been our refuge for discussions over dinner in the past. So, if you plan a dinner discussion, perhaps Friday is not the best night to do that. If that is not a concern, it is hard to beat Bistro Bohem for good food, reasonable prices, and great service.
Aside from the not so traditional pierogis, my family and I enjoyed everything we ate here! Apple strudel is a must and that with the beer was the highlight of the evening. Great mix of selections for those less adventurous eaters but the best food is without a doubt the authentic Czech selections. Get what is recommended by staff!
Nice place to go for brunch with a group of girlfriends. On a rainy Saturday afternoon, they weren't too busy, they seated us early before the entire party arrived. Very attentive with taking drink orders early, refilling glasses, only a tiny struggle to catch their attention at the end to get the check. For brunch, I didn't think they had a ton of appetizer options and we were eager to nibble on something. We got two orders of the potato pancakes as a starter (they were listed in the Sides portion of the menu), which were very tasty and a great thing to start off with for 5 people. Entrees came out quickly and were all delicious. I think the big winner at the table was the burger...well cooked, very juicy and flavorful. Would come back again!
I used to hit up Bohem for coffee all the time when I was working in Shaw. I forgot how awesome the food is. Make no mistake: they may have the best burger in DC. Everything I've ever had has been excellent, plus they've got Czechvar and Pillsner Urquel on draft. Can't beat it.
THE FOOD WAS GREAT, MY WIFE AND I SHARED FROM EACH OTHERS PLATES TO GET A MIX OF THINGS. SHE HAD THE PORK AND I HAD THE BEEF. THE PLACE WAS EXTREMELY HOT INSIDE LIKE THERE WAS NO AIR CONDITIONING MADE FOR A POOR ATMOSPHERE!! WE WILL GO BACK, THERE IS NO OTHER PLACES IN THE AREA WHERE MY WIFE CAN GET HER GRANDMOTHERS COOKING.
I'm 100% Slovak so my standards are high. The halushky was the biggest hit for me. The dumplings were just like my own. They used sauerkraut instead of caramelized cabbage like I do but I loved the outcome. I might even try it. The potato pancakes were good but a little too much flour in the batter for my liking. The pierogi were very tasty, bigger but filled with tender pork. Instead of sour cream, they served them with a great tomatoey sauce. That's all I was able to try but I would go back for more. We sat outside and it was delightful.
Having been twice for brunch and being quite happy, I decided to take some out-of-town family members here for dinner last night. Very pleasantly surprised at how quiet it seemed at first, although it did fill up a little as the evening wore on. Everything was great from the food to the drink deals and the service. They were a little understaffed, but that's understandable on a Tuesday night and we weren't in a hurry. Happy hour deals were absolutely great and I enjoyed the $5 rose and the half price wine bottles. Everyone got something different from the menu, but everyone loved their meals as well. We had schnitzel, brats, baked pepper, pork medallions, and gulash - all were great. The starters really shined, too, especially the pierogis and the halusky, which I highly recommend. All-in-all, I'm happy this is near my neck of the woods!
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