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Bistro L'Hermitage, Woodbridge, VA

Bistro L'Hermitage

4.9
4.9
5279 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
As the Historic Occoquan Waterfront Area welcomes L'Hermitage, a Classic French Bistro, we welcome you. Long time DC restaurateur (21 Federal/Bob Kinkead (RIP),Ex Co-Owner of Marcels DC, Watergate Hotel F&B) Youssef Eagle Essakl has transformed a building and the surrounding property in historic downtown Occoquan into his vision of a Romantic French country bistro. L'Hermitage, a great escape from the hectic DC restaurant scene, promises 'relaxed good taste' with the polish and sophistication of fine dining. Join us for a very special experience.
Our Motto is:
"Hospitality is the Art of Making Others Feel Welcome, Comfortable, and at Home.
It is the Talent for Spreading Warmth and Kindness that will be Remembered Always."

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 499-9550

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Executive Chef Dawn Burkart

  • Private party facilities

    We accept parties between 20 to 120 people.

  • Private party contact

    Youssef Eagle Essakl: (703) 499-9550

  • Neighborhood

    Woodbridge

  • Cross street

    Old Bridge Road

  • Parking details

    80 Parking Spaces +

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 5,279 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Best Service

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    French

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Food

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Ambiance

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

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  1. JR

    JayyyR

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food. Pacing a little fast for 5pm seating. Food made up for it. Great desserts and service overall
  2. J

    Janeybelle

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly outstanding. Best lobster bisque ever!
  3. DR

    DrRB2

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Met all my expectations!
  4. SL

    SarahL

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Everything was lovely and we had a great time. The only minus was because the francofile in the party be Pans that your menu is not French. I’m not sure what that means. Mussels, oysters, salad, mousse all say French to me.
  5. S

    Soldier83

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My children and I treated my wife to her 55th birthday day dinner at Bistro L’Hermitage. It was out first time dining there and will definitely not be our last. Customer service was excellent from the time we walked in the door. The hostess, waitress, and server’s were all very pleasant. The meal was 5+ star. I look forward to our next visit.
  6. VA

    VACowgirl

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent! The prices are high but it was a dining experience!
  7. DW

    DanielW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and a perfect place for special occasions
  8. SG

    SteveG

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistent with great service, wonderful atmosphere, and fantastic French cuisine! The escargots and the duck are my favorites!
  9. J

    Jumpgroup

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First timers celebrating our 31st Anniversary. Service was impeccable. Food was outstanding. The lobster bisque is a must! This was an early Wednesday reservation, and the dining area was relatively quiet. We will absolutely be back and highly recommend Bistro L'Hermitage.
  10. a

    annar

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely, charming restaurant with friendly and genuine employees whom obviously live working there. Food, of course, was delicious.
  11. TB

    TomB

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife and I had an enjoyable dinner there with excellent service and food. It was a bit crowded, but it was a Saturday night.
  12. AW

    AlanW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Had a wonderful Saturday Brunch. Try the lobster bisque! The eggs Benedict was done to perfection and the staff made sure everything me with our approval. Kudos for the recognition of our anniversary with a superb creme broulee.
  13. CH

    ChristinaH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a wonderful place. I’m sorry it took us so long living in Lake Ridge to find it! Staff was attentive and courteous; they truly wanted to make our meal excellent. And the food was spectacular.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The food and ambiance were very good, but the service was exceptional. Thanks for a lovely evening, Tony!
  15. JR

    JamesR

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always go there for special occasions because of the quality food, ambiance and service.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is becoming a tradition for our Anniversary, we have celebrated here 3 past wedding anniversaries, June 24th we celebrate our 16 year anniversary and we will continue to celebrate here going forward, all previous times it has been an outstanding dining event! Thank you for what you all do, from the hostess to everyone in the kitchen! It’s truly amazing!!
  17. E

    Eagle1

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as always. We’re blessed to have such a great restaurant so near!!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I had lunch with his cousin whom he hadn’t seen in a long time. Staff was courteous, timely and professional. Booked my Birthday dinner for August while dining there last night. I have not had a disappointing meal here yet.
  19. HC

    HappyCamper

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All our selections were excellent. Our server was friendly, prompt, and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the upscale yet relaxed ambiance. This is a great place for a celebration or just enjoying the company of a friend or loved one. I look forward to returning.
  20. GE

    GEng

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and place!
  21. RM

    RayM

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Members of the waiter, and waitress staff .. Excellent, courtesy from the entrance to the assigned table . Being polite and being professional at all times
  22. JG

    JayG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    excellent experience overall; the only minus was a requirement that the entire order be given at the same time.
  23. H

    Holly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our wedding anniversary and were greeted with champagne and at the end given an anniversary desert. The staff went above and beyond to make sure our anniversary was special. The appetizer, entrees, and desserts were wonderful especially the creme brûlée!!! Thank you again! Can’t wait to go back!
  24. CM

    ChrisM

    New England

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Bistro hermitage for Father’s Day eve dinner. The salmon was delicious. I really do love their foie gras. My family enjoyed the wit steaks and accompanying vegetables. Just lively. Truly French.
  25. JC

    JimC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first outing to Bistro L'Hermitage since before COVID. We had visited several times in the past. I was concerned service and quality might have slipped during the pandemic crisis, but that was not the case. Indeed, their standards seemed even a bit higher. The place was full, but the large staff had everything running smoothly. They are courteous, professional, prompt. Attentive but never overbearing. No "How you guys doin' tonight what can I getcha?"from this ensemble. The meal, as expected, was excellent. Escargot and oysters for appetizers; filet mignon and scallops (the scallops paired with a nice Alsace chosen by our server) for the main course; sorbet for a light dessert. All items were well-prepared, artfully presented and delicious. Overall, I was impressed by the way Bistro L'Hermitage has maintained their pre-COVID standards on the floor and in the kitchen. It remains by far the best dining experience in Woodbridge and among the best in NOVA.
  26. MH

    MarkH

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classy, comfortable, and cordial dining spot with excellent menu and service.
  27. KL

    KathyL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time and we decided to try it out for Anniversary. We loved everything about it. Nice atmosphere very romantic. The service was phenomenal. Food was to die for, you really get your money's worth in the portions. We will definitely be returning !
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been going to Bistro L’ Hermitage for over ten years for celebratory dinners. Never disappointed!!
  30. LM

    LouiseM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful celebration of Granddaughter's High School graduation. Great food and great service. Always enjoy coming here.
  31. SL

    SarahL

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Dining companions said Mayo in tuna tartar is not French cooking. My vegetables were so hard I could not cut them. Shrimp was undercooked and cold. Bread pudding was tasteless. Very disappointing.
  32. MR

    MicheleR

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an outstanding French restaurant. You walk inside and you are in a different world. Totally charming. We are so lucky to have it right here in Occoquan. It is the perfect spot for a special occasion.
  33. EZ

    EllenZ

    New York Area

    276 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    276 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We usually have Sunday Brunch here but decided to celebrate Fathers' Day with dinner early instead. Carlos was our waiter & as attentive as always. The restaurant was very crowded & after our foie gras, lobster bisque, surf & turf, etc. we could see why! We had forgotten how delicious dinner was. And with very fair prices considering the supply chain crisis & inflation. Looking forward to returning soon!
  34. V

    Vlad

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was on point. Definitely on the upper scale and good for special occasions.
  35. T

    Tuckinalex

    Washington DC

    75 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    don't let the outside of the place influence going in. The inside is classic french bistro with white clothe table covers and the professional servers are in black uniforms. The servers are seasoned and knowledgeable. The place was very busy on a Tuesday evening. I had the special of seabass with scallops, mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus. My husband had a huge pork chops with green beans and sweet potato fries. We shared Virginia oysters to start. I asked for a White Lady cocktail which was executed perfectly. I had a molten lava cake for dessert and hubby had creme brulee. Since it was my birthday, I was also provided a trio of sorbets. We had a quiet corner table and fresh flowers. I was very happy with my husband's choice for my special day dinner. I had never heard of the place before since it is in Occoquan and Occoquan isn't known for fine dining. I have learned they get high marks on Open Table. Who knew? We will return.
  36. DB

    DemetriaB

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We met dear friends for Bruch and the dining experience and meal were absolutely wonderful. The food was very delicious and we enjoyed the ambiance and excellent level of service. We look forward to visiting again.
  37. TJ

    TerryJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was amazing and the food was really good too!
  38. JR

    JayyyR

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super service and food!
  39. S

    Suzie

    Washington DC

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish it was terrific.
  40. TW

    TheresaW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food, wine, and service were excellent. The only downside is that the tables are close together which contributes to the noise level being moderate. The staff went out of their way to make our evening special. Definitely recommend dining here.

FAQs

Bistro L'Hermitage is rated 4.9 stars by 5279 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Bistro L'Hermitage

12724 Occoquan Rd. Woodbridge, VA 22192

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Old Bridge Road

  • Neighborhood

    Woodbridge

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    80 Parking Spaces +

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Executive Chef Dawn Burkart

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 499-9550

  • Private party facilities

    We accept parties between 20 to 120 people.

  • Private party contact

    Youssef Eagle Essakl: (703) 499-9550

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