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About Bistro L'Hermitage

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."

12724 Occoquan Rd.
Woodbridge, VA 22192
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French

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

Cross Street:
Old Bridge Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(703) 499-9550

Website:
http://www.bistrolhermitage.com/

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

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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Merry Christmas et Joyeux Noel
Bistro L'Hermitage Welcomes You,
Serving a la Carte / Our Regular Menu Time: 4PM-10PM. All Dietary Restrictions are Welcome and Children are The Future. We Wish You All Happy & Safe Holidays.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Bistro L'Hermitage Welcomes You,
Serving a 3 courses Choice Set Menu (Traditional Christmas Dinner) $68PP.
Time: 11AM-7PM. All Dietary Restrictions are Welcome and Children are The Future. We Wish You All Happy & Safe Holidays.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Happy New Year to Everyone, Bistro L'Hermitage Welcomes You All
First Seating: 4-7pm. 3 Courses Choice Set Menu: $90pp
Second Seating: 8:30-11PM. 3 Courses Choice Set Menu $130PP. Music, Dancing Champagne and Party Until 2AM 2018! Bonne Annee 2018!

Bistro L'Hermitage Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (111)
Good for a Date (110)
Good for Anniversaries (102)
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Romantic (101)
Good for Birthdays (80)
Worth the Drive (69)
Neighborhood Gem (65)
Cozy (54)
Fit for Foodies (52)
Authentic (51)
Quiet Conversation (50)
Notable Wine List (46)
Creative Cuisine (42)
Sunday Lunch (32)
Business Meals (31)
Great for Brunch (27)
Good for Groups (21)
Great for Lunch (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Seasonal (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Casual (8)
Healthy (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Fun (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 9 months ago

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 months ago

Wonderful food and service. Foyer is a little cluttered.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Organic, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

We have had our Christmas dinner here every year for the past 9 years. We absolutely love Bistro L'Hermitage and all of the staff there.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Lovely brunch with Mom for her birthday. They took special care to acknowledge the occasion with a complimentary dessert. Service was solicitous without being intrusive, and our brunch (eggs Benedict with smoked salmon) was delicious. Good bread too!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very nice atmosphere. Food fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Bistro L" Hermitage is wonderful! Can not say enough good things about my dining experiences there. If you go once you will become a regular customer!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fantastic place for a special occasion or if you just want an excellent meal!! Loved it!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This was one of the only restaurants in the area with many 5 star reviewers. After dining their Friday night, I could see why. Everything from the food to the wine list was excellent. I Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Superb food and excellent service. Not rushed and a superb dining experience in every way.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Bistro L'Hertitage provided the perfect experience for my wife's birthday. I wouldn't have changed a thing and I look forward to going back. Truly is the perfect restaurant for anyone looking for romantic or intimate setting. One of the best restaurants in Northern VA

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our only white tablecloth restaurant in the area! Classic French dishes. Dinner & brunch are both delightful. We were here for Saturday Brunch. I had divine Lobster Bisque (after a croissant served with butter & jam). Hubby chose the smoked salmon platter which was perfect. My traditional Eggs Benedict was perfect (but they also serve it with smoked salmon). Barry loved his Hangar steak. We even had dessert! The lemon tart is fantastic, as was the Chocolate lava cake. We both enjoyed cups of Cappuccino. Very attentive service. No complaints at all! Worth a drive to Occoquan.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

As usual the bistro doesn't disappoint. My wife and I had a great 10th anniversary. We will continue to return for every special occasion. Highly recommend to anyone.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Always a fine dining experience. Great food, people and service. A must when I visit family in VA.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The Bistro is our "go-to" place to celebrate. The food is always exceptional and once you enter the staff makes you feel like a celebrity! It's my all-time favorite place to dine.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful selection of food. Service was professional and beautifully choreographed. This restaurant is a regional gem with that question.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Good food and excellent service. I couldn't ask for better.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving meal as a couple. Made the occasion truly special with superb service.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I always enjoy this restaurant. The food is always great. The service is impeccable. We had a waiter in training and he was beyond professional and did a fantastic job.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Love this place! We usually go on my birthday and our anniversary. Lafie is the best on wait staff and always makes the evening feel special! 5 stars all the way every time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2017

This is by far the best restaurant in the area and features an incredible menu and the best staff. We are very fortunate to have this gem in our area.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We talked about it for days. Everything was perfect. The wine, food, service, ambience was very very special, and I would recommend it to anyone who feels like a meal can be a special occasion. We had the salmon, tuna and escargot. The waiter and assistants couldn't have been more attentive, and we will be returning soon. My suggestion, just do it!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2017

We've enjoyed Bistro L'hermitage since it opened. This visit was shared with a relative from out-of-town who couldn't stop raving about the restaurant or the food. We totally enjoyed everything about the meal, including the cocktails. Plan to return often.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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food4
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Such an elegant restaurant with classy atmosphere. Enjoyed our anniversary dinner very much.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We heard of this place before but never indulged. It is a bit pricey but overall well worth it. The food, wine, and staff were exceptional. This tops the list as one of our special places to go when we want to celebrate or just have a extra nice dinner out.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

My second visit to this restaurant. Food did not disappoint. Service was excellent, but a little enthusiastic for my taste. I also found the restaurant busier and noisier than before, so conversation was a little more difficult. Just a personal preferences, it did not detract from our experience. This is an excellent restaurant, and I will be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

My husband and I have been taking our friends to Bistro L'Hermitage since we discovered this gem a couple of years ago. The food is always delicious, the wait staff, top notch. Joseph the owner makes you feel so welcome. Bistro L'Hermitage is at the top of our list for one of the best restaurants.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our party of six had a wonderful evening. We ordered several appetizers and 5 of us had various fish/scallop dishes while the 6th diner had “NY Steak” which we thought would be NY Strip. It was a bit tough while the diner that had seared tuna said it wasn’t the best quality tuna. Having said this, the service and ambiance were great......perhaps double down on the quality of some proteins. It was a bit too warm in there but we were seated by a light. I would, having written this review, return to the restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Really enjoyed our evening with friends & I highly recommend. There were 6. My husband & I shared the salade verte which was very, very good. Then I had the roasted chicken. It was one of the best chicken entrees I have ever had. We were all pleased with our meals & the excellent service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food overall was excellent! The mussel, the scallop appetizers, and the soup were superb. The ambiance was excellent and they turned down the music so my wife and I could converse. The filet for the main course was an excellent piece of meat and cooked to perfection; however, after the flavorful appetizers, the lack of flavor was a disappointment. The desserts were also superb. The waiter was excellent; but it was difficult to get our water glasses refilled and to get more bread.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We've been here twice and both times we had exceptional food and service!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

From the minute you walked in the door you are treated as a valued guest. The staff appreciates their guests and treats them as they would a family member. Cannot wait to return

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

So glad we decided to have dinner at Bistro L'Hermitage. My wife and I plan on coming back and I strongly recommend Bistro L'Hermitage to anyone looking for a great dining experience.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Had a delicious lunch at this French restaurant. There were many options on the menu to choose. I had the lobster bisque followed by garlic shrimp with couscous. Yummy 😋. The service was outstanding as well. Very bistro like atmosphere which made me feel like I was in France. Highly recommend this place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

A hidden gem we discovered after living nearby for two decades. On our first visit, the place was quiet and conversation easy. On our second visit, it was difficult to speak beyond the person next to you. Other then that minor complaint, this is the best restaurant in the Occoquan area.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 15, 2017

As usual, Bistro L'Hermitage impresses with their service, ambiance, and spectacular food My compliments to Jossef, Hassan and the service staff for another memorable evening.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We had a birthday party for one of our ladies and, as usual, we had a great time! The food and service was outstanding! The folks at Bistro L’Hermitage really know how to treat a lady - in this case, eight of us!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Beautiful.. you will not be disappointed.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My husband and I go every year on our Anniversary. It’s our favorite restaurant in the area, hands down. The food, service, ambiance are all amazing. It’s a little pricey but all well worth it!!!!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We have been wanting to try this restaurant for some time and finally were able to do so on Nov. 11 for a dinner with good friends. My overall reaction: WOW! The service was excellent, from our entrance to our exit several hours later. At our table in the beautifully decorated dining room we were met by a complimentary cocktail. The table setting was as beautiful as the rest of the decor. The French bread we was just perfect, fresh but crusty. My wife and I shared a Ceasar salad, complete with white anchovies. Our entrees--red snapper with polenta and scallops with roasted potatoes--were amazing. Due to diets we decided to pass on dessert, but a complimentary platter of small desserts--chocolate moose, creme brulee, and a lemon custard--was a great way to sample sweets without overdoing it. I can't wait to return.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always a great time. We will continue to go there for our special dates

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Casual
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