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Bistro L'Hermitage

4.8
3221 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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As the Historic Occoquan Waterfront Area welcomes L'Hermitage, a Classic French Bistro, we welcome you. Long time DC restaurateur (21 Federal/Bob Kinkead,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."
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Lunch: Thursday & Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 499-9550
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Executive Chef Dawn Burkart
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Private party facilities
We accept parties between 20 to 120 people.
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Private party contact
Youssef Eagle Essakl: (703) 499-9550
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Cross street
Old Bridge Road
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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DrDBurkeVA (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 months ago

Great food with great atmosphere! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Dano (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 18 hours ago

Outstanding food and outstanding service. Love it

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vipDonK (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Bistro l'Hermitage is exceptional -- impeccable French cuisine, unusually pleasant ambience, knowledgeable and accomplished managers and serving staff. We are lucky enough to live within 15 minutes of the restaurant, and thus go there on special occasions or simply when in the mood for a flawless dining experience. While tried-and-true dishes are always on the menu, one also finds enough menu changes to guarantee new and enticing choices on each visit. Last night my wife and I had the oysters/avocado appetizer, superb as always, and the veal/shrimp with sweet potato/beets main course, which was new to us. Delicious, perfectly prepared. The dessert menu offers a variety of choices, all excellent.

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George (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We went to celebrate Valentines Day, though on the following Sunday. We were extremely pleases with the attentive service and overall quality of the food. Highly recommend.

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KalenB 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We enjoyed this place and will be there again for sure!

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vipEZdinesout (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

We took a house guest here for a belated birthday. We were disappointed to see that Carlos was not working on Sunday but the staff treated us well. A little confusion about the birthday drink. They said it was dessert & ended up bringing over 3 comp Kir Royales. Later (after we were full & had ordered 3 desserts) they sent over a candle in a large Crème Brulee. Overkill albeit delicious. We loved the appetizers, entrees & desserts. So did our guest. None of us could eat dinner that night! Looking forward to our next adventure in Occoquan.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Wonderful food and service. Foyer is a little cluttered.

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NaRb (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Service was meh. Food was a huge disappointment. We liked the drinks.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Awesome experience! We will definitely be coming back soon!

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Squid31 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

This places service was impeccable. The owner forgot we were bringing a new born with us and had a baby carrier with us so he didn’t have a table just yet so while we waited we were showered with campaign and appreciatizers. Then the atmosphere was pleasant and the food was superb. Best place to eat in town. Sad and happy that I just discovered this place.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Always a wonderful dining experience! Service can't be beat!
Consistently good food.

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SophannaL 
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

A very cute and fancy restaurant. The food and service was excellent although the dessert could have been better for the price. The only con was that we felt like we were having dinner with the couple next to us. Overall a great dining experience! Will be back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Great place to celebrate special occasion. Great bar drinks and good food with fantastic service. Love this place!!!

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Steve (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

This is our 3rd or 4th time at Bistro L'Hermitage and, as usual, the experience was awesome. The food is always very good and service is snappy. Great place if you want to enjoy French cuisine without the overbearing pretentiousness of other French restaurants. We'd never drive clear up to D.C. or Tysons so having a great restaurant this close is terrific.

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JoseZ 
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

This is our second visit and it didn't disappoint. Lunch menu is extensive and full of excellent choices. Service is attentive and beverage menu is varied as well.

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FoodManChu (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Have eaten there many times before. Food is always excellent ... love the lobster bisque. Service on this occasion was lacking ... it seemed we were handed off from one server to another the entire evening. Following dessert, when we were obviously done and ready to leave, we sat ... and sat ... and sat ... while servers walked past us, cleared empty tables, etc. The head waiter and manager were too busy training and general bs'ing with the hostess. Finally got the check after a 20 minute wait. Disappointing.

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vipTricia (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

This is a wonderful place to dine - the staff is outstanding and I love the champagne by the glass - you just want to sit and enjoy!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Tables along the two walls are too close together! It was awkward squeezing between tables and then conversations to our left and right were hard to block out.

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DavidL (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

A really nice fine dining experience. Our waitress was amazing and really made us feel comfortable. The food was good as expected.

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Luv2travel (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Wonderful in every way - delicious food plus very attentive professional service -

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MsParticular1 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We had a delicious three-course Valentine's Day meal--with many choices. The wine was also very good.

We have never had a bad meal at Bistro L' Hermitage, and we look forward to our next visit.

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CJAJ (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We love this place, however-My wife and I expected to have an intimate dinner for Valentine's Day. Unfortunately a family showed up with a small child and made it seem like we were at a family chain restaurant! Nearly everyone (mostly couples) in the restaurant that night had dressed up for a special night. This family was not dressed for the occasion. Our table and one next to us were not happy sitting next to a family that not only got an exception to the Valentine's Day fixed price menu for the child, but carried on as though no one else was dining. Most of what we could hear over our conversation was "Do you want to color?" as the mother spoke frequently to her child to keep her behaved. When we were younger, with our toddler son, we had a babysitter or didn't go out. Had we not started our meal, I would have asked to move. Bistro Hermitage needs to discourage families from bringing small kids to special occasion meals.

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Chuck (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Another great dinner with superb ambiance at Bistro L'Hermitage. The special occasion for my wife and I was Valentine's Day. We were personally greeted by the owner. Our table (one of our 3 favorites) was waiting for us. Dennis was outstanding in taking care of us (as he always is), with helpful suggestions and a story or two. Cocktails were put in front of us almost before we sat down. It was a special prix fixe 3-course dinner that was superbly prepared by the chef, as always. After cocktails and appetizers, we both chose the filet mignon--medium rare.
This is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner in a quiet ambiance. It's our favorite restaurant in Northern Virginia, bar none!

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MWick (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day dinner could not have been better!!!! Not only romantic but the food was epic, the service top notch and hospitality over the top. ❤️❤️❤️

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The perfect dinner before Valentines Day, we could not get a reservation on Valentines Day so we did the day before. Everything was great talked to a nice couple next to us. The food and service was great. This was our second time, and we went to the Bistro Hermitage because open table recommended it. Everything was great, the Red Rose and bags of candy was a nice touch when we were leaving. This is one of our favorite places to eat.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Not Excellent but OUTSTANDING!!
We enjoyed a meal that was truly Outstanding. The meal was superb and the wait staff was attentive, cordial, and efficient. The atmosphere is warm and comfortable. We've enjoyed both a brunch and dinner meal and in each case we've been more than pleased. We'd highly recommend the Bistro L'Hermitage, especially for a "special occasion." We're already ooking forward to our next visit!

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Meateater (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Another very enjoyable visit to this Resturant. The ambience is and excellent service. All of our meals were excellent. We had the duck breast, lamb chops and their seafood special of seared rockfish with a shrimp and crab cake. All of the accompanying vegetables were good too. This resturant I really is a hidden gem. Much better than most restraints in the Washington suburbs.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

AWESOME dining experience from start to finish! Our server’s recommended wine pairing was perfect. Bistro L’Hermitage is definitely one of our favorites, now!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Valentines

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Pelindaba (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

As always the service was great as was the food. We’ve been going there for 1O years and never disappointed!
Youseff and his staff set a high bar for others to equal! 9 February,

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