Bistro L'Hermitage

4.8
3768 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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,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."

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Bistro L'Hermitage wishing all Mothers a Happy Mother's Day
Mother’s day
Sunday, May 12th/// 3 Courses Choice Set Menu /$65 11AM-6PM .. All Dietary Restrictions are welcome. Toute L'Equipe du Bistro L'Hermitage sera a votre service. Bonne Fete des Mamans

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Join us to celebrate Father's Day. Serving both Brunch and Dinner at Regular and Regular Menu. Please book in advance, this happens to be a popular place to celebrate Father's Day. All dietary restriction are welcome, Kids friendly environment. Bruch: 11:30am-2:30pm..... Dinner: 5-10pm. Merci

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Bistro L'hermitage Wishing you all a happy Easter Sunday and Welcomes you all to share this day together,
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 21st /// 3 Courses Choice Set Menu /$65 11AM-6PM. All dietary restrictions are welcome, Toute L'Equipe du Bistro L'Hermitage sera a votre service.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We dined at Bistro L'Hermitage on Sunday to celebrate our anniversary. They did not disappoint. Service, as always, was exceptional. We both ordered the onion soup; excellent, but would have preferred it in the traditional crock, overflowing with cheese. My wife had the tuna tartare, which she enjoyed; I had the foie gras on a brioche slice with baked apple slices - it was up there with the best I've ever had, and a generous portion for the price. Entrees - she had grilled salmon, perfectly cooked; I had a special - hanger steak and crab/shrimp cake combo. Excellent. We ordered a creme brulee to share - it was excellent. But the waiter also brought a complimentary chocolate mousse - it was sublime. We started with Manhattans - generous pour, excellent mix. I especially like that as you exit, instead of the usual mints, there were large bowls of both jelly beans and chocolate almonds, plus a large spoon in each to take a generous portion.

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h
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Such a cozy and romantic restaurant with impeccable service! We had the Chef's tasting menu, so the only reason why I did not give it 5 stars on food is because they brought out goose liver and I was not a fan lol.... everything else was delicious. Love this place.

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TM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic time was had. This restaurant never disappoints!

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OT
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I came here for our anniversary. We did the 5-course tasting paired with wine. Everything was excellent and I tried things I would never order myself. Doing that tasting opened my food horizons. We were happy to learn they do brunch, so we’ll definitely be back.

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GS
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience on our return visit with friends.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If I could only use one word, I’d say “impeccable”. I wish I could visit every day! The entire experience always leaves me feeling as if I’m their favorite patron. The staff is friendly but efficient, the food is delicious, and the noise level permits discussion to flow. The prices are very reasonable which encourages frequent visits. Thank you for always exceeding my expectations!

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GG
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great escargot and creme brûlée was outstanding! One of the best restaurants I have been to in a long time. Worth every penny’n

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LA
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The price is comparable to restaurants such as Trummer's on Main in Clifton or Le Diplomate in DC, but it is quieter, which is important to me. The food, the service, and the ambience are all outstanding. It is my favorite restaurant for special occasions.

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J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you love French food and the charm of a quaint restaurant, then this is the place for you. Every bite of food was just heavenly. Every one of the staff was not only friendly but assisted each other to bring customer service up to a higher level.
The only minor complaint I have, mainly because we were near a speaker, was with the music level being just a bit loud.
Definitely, will be returning.

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DS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit and there will be many more. Tend to share this with friends and family. Lovely young waiter and waitress and the maître d’ was a piece of work and we loved him. Diane Stevens

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PV
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cozy restaurant with a lot of character! Great food and exceptional service!

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w
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and wonderful value. I highly recommend. Only wish they had outdoor seating and takeout.

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W
Baltimore
214 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an unbelievable lunch. Everything we ate was above our expectations. Can’t wait to go back.

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BS
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

L'Hermitage is a wonderful restaurant. Food was terrific and service perfect. Would always recommend.

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BW
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly one of the finest restaurants in the Va/DC area. We’ve traveled all over the world and L’Hermitage is in the top 5 restaurants that we’ve dined in. Not only is the quality of the food superb, the wait staff is consistently professional without being obtrusive. Also, the wine list is manageable with some great Bordeaux’s, fairly priced . We highly recommend it to all.
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CL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Bistro L’Hermitage. We’ve never had a bad experience there. Youssef, Lotfi and Hasson make our family feel like we’re eating at home with close friends. The food is amazing and their attention to detail is spot on with every dish.

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PB
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great French Food with great service at a reasonable price. So, why did I give it four rather than five stars? Way too noisy. I don't recall it being this noisy in the past so I hope that this was an unusual evening rather than a trend.

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VE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

OUR THIRD DINNER MEAL AT BISTRO L"HERMITAGE. ONLY ONE DISAPPOINTMENT - THE TUNA SERVED WITH THE SCALLOPS & SPINACH IN ONE OF THE (4) MEALS AT OUR TABLE - WAS TOUGH & HAD NO FLAVOR - TWO BITES WAS ENOUGH OF THAT...
OTHERWISE ALL FOOD & DRINKS WERE FABU AS USUAL

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DS
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I recommend them. The service is great and their wine and food is very good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, excellent service and a great atmosphere! We will definitely make this a regular go to spot for dinner!

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KO
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have found our new favorite place for special occasioma. Such a charming place with great waitstaff and beautifully presented and delicious food! A true culinary experience.

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CB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to this restaurant several times and each time the food and service have been great.

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L
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent as usual. We both had the filet which came with potatoes and asparagus at a reasonable price. This is a great place whether for a special occasion or just a get together.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food and wonderful service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at the Bistro was exceptional. The service was outstanding. The food was fixed to perfection. The atmosphere was wonderful. We will visit often!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely birthday brunch with my sister. Eggs Benedict were delicious. Bread basket to die for. Attentive service and lovely surroundings.

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DH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An excellent evening! Our party of 4 was very impressed with the entire evening experience. The hospitality was great. As was the food and service. We will come again.

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MW
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service was a very festive evening at this awesome place. Food was outstanding!

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S
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! We had a great dinner with great service and the atmosphere was very pleasant.

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T
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly the best food and service we have had in a very long time. Can not fault them on a single thing. Very enjoyable dinner. We will return for sure.

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SA
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Give yourself a treat and go here.

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WH
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved it! I took my best friend for her birthday and it was amazing. Our waiter James was wonderful. I had the lobster bisque (delicious) and the sea scallops with roasted potatoes and the spinach with garlic cream...the scallops were amazing! The potatoes and the spinach were good. I felt like the spinach needed the garlic cream sauce (I didn’t taste it) and the potatoes were just okay. The scallops were cooked perfectly and had a delicious wine sauce on them that was unexpectedly paired but delicious. My friend had the beef bourginon and she loved it. The desserts!! Mousse was excellent. We did the trio and it was perfect! Would order that again....and again. Ambiance was warm and comforting. French and pear martinis were delightful. It’s an upscale gem in Occoquan!

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RH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the relaxed dining experience. The food was wonderfully delicious. The service was attentive and not rushed.

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PB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always amazing event at the Bistro from the waiters to the front of the house and Management everything is superb!

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L
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with wonderful service and outstanding food. We always enjoy going there.

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P
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the service, food, and ambiance!

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EZ
New York Area
196 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We spent St. Patrick's Day having brunch @ Bistro L'Hermitage. Carlos is our favorite waiter! He brought over celebratory brut rose since Barry has a new job. The croissants & butter/jam are always worth a cheat. Barry had his favorite smoked salmon platter while I enjoyed the lobster bisque presentation. My entree was traditional Eggs Benedict served with small potatoes. Carlos brought over a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Hubby tried a Chicken Reuben (substituting spinach for the warm potato salad). Chocolate lava cake with chocolate ice cream & a lemon tart with raspberry sauce were our desserts. Cappuccino is special because they serve them in huge cups. We are so lucky to have this restaurant in nearby Occoquan!

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JJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific meal. We live less than five miles from bistro and have been trying to go for some time now. We finally made it for a celebration of our anniversary and the food and service did not disappoint! Terrific. If you are looking for something quiet, you might choose elsewhere as it's a noisy restaurant. Overall, we thought it was terrific and will be regular patrons.

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OT
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience and will return. The service was great as was the food. Topped it off with a nice espresso and this place just became our date night location. I wish the single tables weren't so close to the round tables with big groups because there is no space to walk and you're talking over the other table.

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