Bistro L'Hermitage

4.9
3468 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
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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Neighborhood
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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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5.0Dined 13 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great food, great service, and great atmosphere; one of those places you want to go back to.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

A great location for special occasion dining. Superb service and delicious food.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic meal in romantic setting. One of the better places in DMV for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

As always, the evening was just super! Service by Carlos was great. The meals were outstanding. Just a wonderful place to share an evening with friends. Definitely will be back!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

If you want to be spoiled become a regular here! Our favorite table was waiting, then Carlos (our favorite waiter) brought complimentary Kir Royales. Our only regret was that the signature croissants were not in the bread basket. The staff is attentive yet not overbearing. The food is excellent, and the chef will prepare what may not be on the menu. Barry had his favorite smoked salmon platter while I enjoyed a tableside presented lobster bisque. The best I have ever tasted! Entrees were the Covina special & rack of lamb w/ ratatouille & Madeira sauce. My meat was perfect with a glass of pinot noir. Barry asked for chocolate ice cream to accompany his molten chocolate cake (and it magically appeared). The only lemon meringue tart was in the Grand Trio....but Carlos served me the tart alone (as I wished). Very good Cappuccinos! We left fat & happy. Will return soon.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We have been wanting to try this place for a long time. We finally made the trip. It was well worth it. Excellent food and a very nice ambience. We will definitely be back in the future.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

As always, we had a lovely dinner. It's truly authentic French bistro cuisine. Among our group's favs: lamb chops, scallops, fois gras, pear pastas with cream sauce, beef tenderloin.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Always a wonderful experience! Great service, incredible food. I feel like I am in Europe when I am here. LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS MAGICAL PLACE!

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Wow what a wonderful dining experience! My wife and I had one of our most enjoyable "dates" ever. Dennis, our waiter, is a complete professional, we trust him to order for us often. Had the best crab cake of my life last Saturday night. The signature original cocktails alone are worth the visit. We're lucky we live close by. Other diners near us drove more than an hour for their fine meal. As good or better than any other French restaurant we've experienced in the NCA.

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2018

I've had lunch here 3 times and every time the food had been excellent! The staff was very pleasant and helpful. Don't let the exterior fool you, its really classy inside and very comfortable seating for a leisurely meal.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Always and excellent meal

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Loved the quality of the food, the ambience & the service. Superb!

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Had a wonderful time with friends and family. We enjoyed the wonderful food and service was excellent.

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

I have been here before and unfortunately this time was a huge disappointment. We were celebrating my wife’s birthday and upon arrival noticed a wedding party was already seated. Our service was slower than normal and the cocktails were below expectations. I assume this was due to the wedding but the biggest problem was the noise. The older group sitting next to us, not associated with the wedding, were screaming at each other to be heard over the wedding party. The food was excellent as always but the noise level felt like you were at a chain restaurant which was serving free beer.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

I took my wife out for our 39th anniversary and it was fantastic!! Dennis our Waiter was charming, knowledgeable and had GREAT recommendations for every part of our meal. From drinks and appetizers, salads, main courses, wines, to desserts and apres meal drinks, and coffee. It was all splendid! Now I have to figure out how to top it next year!!

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Our favorite place for special occasions. Always a winner

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

It was awesome! We went there for my husband's birthday dinner with family. The food was delicious.
Loved this place. It's a hidden gem! Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

The food was delicious, and very special. I've never had a bad meal or item here. Good wine, good food, good friends. I highly recommend this place.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

I picked it because it was recommended as a romantic place for dinner. It might be, but it wasn't on the night we went. It was loud & we had to almost shout to hear ourselves. The food is outstanding & I plan to go again & try the 7 course meal. The service was superb.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

We had a delicious dinner for my birthday. There were four of us, and we all enjoyed our meals, the wine, and dessert.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

I would always go back. Menu selection is simple and delicious. Love the friendly service.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Had a wonderful anniversary dinner. Fantastic meal. This restaurant never fails to please. Food quality and preparation, service, ambiance, all outstanding. Worth the drive.

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2018

First and foremost, our service was impeccable! From the phone call to verify reservations were good to go with the receptionist after reserving online via OpenTable, to being seated in a very nice quite well decorated location for my date and I who don't speak each others language well. I had a special request for something like that and they were able to and happily accommodated. In addition, our waiter was awesome, we loved his accent and were pleased with his patience due to the language barrier my date had.

The food was fabulous and excellent timing; we literally got our escargot starter within 5 min of ordering. The Tuna dish, and Lobster and Steak dish were so delicious as was our desert; the creme brule was so creamy and tasty and the mousse with huckleberries so good as well! I am a repeat customer and highly recommend this great French experience!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

I went to this restaurant for my birthday with my parents. The food was excellent, portions a good size, and the service was phenomenal. It was a high-end feel restaurant but the prices were reasonable! Would highly recommend - had the scallops, shrimp, and sea bass dishes and all were incredible. Additionally, the table had the fried oysters and snail for appetizers - both delicious. Finally, dessert was just as incredible as everything else.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

This is our favorite restaurant for celebrations. From the warm welcome in a beautiful setting to delicious food and exceptional service, our experience was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The food was wonderful and the wait staff was efficient and knowledgeable.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The ratings say it all except that our server, Dennis deserves special praise for his attentiveness, efficiency, and his pleasant demeanor.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

I love this restaurant my new favorite! I love all aspect ion this place and my waiter was THE BEST, I will return mostly because of him, then the food not usually my order of enjoyment. The menu is so new and interesting to me my wife and I both loved it.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Overall very good. We’ll be back.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Consistent excellent food and service. Great having an upscale restaurant with free parking in Occoquan. The staff is so well trained and polite. It’s perfect for any occasion.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

We have dined at L'Hermitage several times and each time is as good as the last. We have taken others for some great evenings. It is a very special place staffed with excellent folks and it is extremely well managed. Their service is friendly and impeccable.
Sarah and David Brooks

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Excellent meal! Salmon was one of the best we have ever had. Champagne Risotto was amazing! Service was great and it's obvious that the owners care about their customers.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Always amazing, the best restaurant in the area hands down.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

This is the classiest restaurant in our area; comparable to the nicest places we've been in Fairfax, Arlington, or D.C.
Convenient, plenty of parking, a varied menu, superb food and service. A bit pricey but not considering the food and service.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Food was fantastic! We will definitely go back. Tables are sometimes right next to each other. Cute decor. Romantic. Drinks and dessert were also spot on. Not a place to grab a quick bite. We didn't mind, but the couple next to us did.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Food and service - excellent! All that expect of a top tier restaurant is here. Service was terrific

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

This has become one of our favorite restaurants! The staff is always pleasant and accommodating. Each plate adorns a beautiful presentation and is equally delicious. Never a disappointment.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Outstanding!

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

This restaurant never disappoints. The food is delicious and beautifully presented. The wait staff is professional and experienced. They make you feel welcome and comfortable. Nothing is rushed, the courses are perfectly timed, did I mention the food is beautiful and delicious ... :-) Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, or just decided to have a nice dinner out, this is the place for you.

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