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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

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Special Occasion (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
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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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2017

Everything on this menu is phenomenal! If you're looking for an intimate dinner date/friend get together spot with incredible Czech/Eastern European/German food-- this is your spot. Try the chicken wrapped in latkes and the gulas!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Lovely place for lunch with a friend. Service was prompt and pleasant. My veggie burger was yummy and my friend enjoyed her "regular" burger very much. The only thing missing was ice tea for my friend. I'm looking forward to a return visit with my family.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2016

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.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2016

The food here is always great, but where they fail is with the service. The management just needs to accept that it's time to hire another server and allow the host/hostess to work the front.

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vip
 (Norfolk)·Dined on November 27, 2016

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 26, 2016

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2016

The good was good, the vibe and ambience is what will keep me coming back

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2016

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Comfort Food
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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 6, 2016

Went for Sun brunch. Pricing is good and service was fine. Decent food though selections are limited. Had bratwurst (not your traditional German style) and eggs with toast.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Amazing food & service!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 19, 2016

This was a special our server was wonderful and the food fantastic.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 16, 2016

Wonderful food and good service in a super cute setting. Beer and cocktail selections were fantastic. Bohem makes some great cocktails using out of the norm ingredients.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Seasonal
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2016

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!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Authentic, Fun, Comfort Food, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2016

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!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2016

Daniel and his team have really come back on Bistro Bohem-the Jaeger Schnitzel and German potato salad (warm) was absolutely excellent! And the cocktails-outstanding.

Tags: Live Music, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2016

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2016

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.

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2016

Air Conditioning

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 24, 2016

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.

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Really enjoyed the restaurant but they brought my soup out way after my table enjoyed their appetizers which annoyed me greatly. My waitress completely forgot about it.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 2, 2016

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!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 24, 2016

went for brunch- the food was great, but the mimosas were mostly orange juice.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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