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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

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

4.8

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (107)
Romantic (104)
Good for a Date (101)
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Good for Anniversaries (95)
Good for Birthdays (74)
Neighborhood Gem (72)
Worth the Drive (70)
Authentic (61)
Cozy (59)
Quiet Conversation (50)
Notable Wine List (50)
Fit for Foodies (46)
Creative Cuisine (43)
Great for Brunch (32)
Sunday Lunch (31)
Business Meals (30)
Good for Groups (25)
Bar Seating (18)
Great for Lunch (18)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Tasting Menu (15)
Seasonal (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Casual (9)
Fun (7)
Healthy (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
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·Dined 7 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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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined a month ago

Wonderful food and service. Foyer is a little cluttered.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Organic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Dallas)·Dined 2 days ago

Absolutely the best meal I’ve had in years. I had the Rack of Lamb and my wife had the Wague Beef Cheeks. Words can’t describe how delicious everything was from soup to appetizer, main, and dessert. Our only regret is we didn’t go here sooner. Great wine list, great service. I can’t say enough good things. This is the restaurant you want to introduce your friends and family to before they introduce it to you.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Service, as always, was impeccable. Food cooked to order. Great desserts.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Great service all the way around. Enjoyed the oyster appetizer immensely. Trout was phenomenal. Pasta was good but chicken on the pasta didn’t knock my socks off like the rest of the meal.

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food4
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great place to call home! Awesome staff provide excellent customer service and the chef is a genius!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Delicious food and excellent service!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 12, 2018

A lovely restaurant. It is beautifully decorated and looks so French. The tables were set with white tablecloths and pretty china . A visual treat. The waiter was very friendly and the service was excellent. The lunch menu was varried with light lunch choices as well as a full selection of entrees. The food was very good and beautifully presented. Would love to return and experience their dinner service.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

One of our go-to’s. We love this restaurant. Perfect place for special occasions or just for a very nice night out. Excellent service and phenomenal food.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We have been here several times and it is always perfect, from the minute we enter til the minute we leave. Love the food, service and atmosphere. So nice to have a decent restaurant in Woodbridge that isn’t a chain

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Sunday Brunch here is always a treat! Our waiter, Carlos, remembered us & seated us in a favorite corner. Soon we were relaxed with Kir Royales in hand. They have delicious croissants & fresh French bread served with butter & strawberry jam. Not a place to watch your carbs! I love their soup presentation, and the Lobster Bisque is yummy. Barry is addicted to the smoked salmon platter w/ all the accoutrements. We both had steak w/ shallot-cabernet sauce, but mine was NY Strip & he chose Hanger. Both are divine. I had a glass of Bordeaux. We both had dessert. He had the lava cake w/ chocolate ice cream. I had the dessert trio (crème brulee, chocolate mousse & lemon tart). Beautiful & scrumptious. This is an authentic French restaurant. The only decent, white tablecloth restaurant in the Occoquan-Woodbridge area. Prices are more than reasonable.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

I was very pleasantly surprised by beautiful quiet restaurant and I really enjoyed the food and the service. Perfect romantic spot.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent French Cuisines and extraordinary customer care, enJOY your experience!!!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Always a pleasure to dine here. The food never disappoints and the service is over the top. Our waiter, Fernando, was very personable and went out of his way to make sure we had a great dining experience.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Outstanding in every respect except entrance and egress a little difficult.
Highlight is ts the food and service. A five star restaurant with out a doubt.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent service, gourmet food, great atmosphere. Excellent all around.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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food5
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

I made a reservation for Thursday, Jan. 4 at bistro Hermitage. We were never able to enjoy dinner there because upon arrival, the restaurant was closed. No communication from them to inform us of a closure.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our favorite place. Simply fabulous in every category.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Took my girlfriend here for New Year's Eve. Had one of the most wonderful three-course meals; the appetizer, main course, and dessert were all unique, well-presented, and tasted absolutely amazing. Service was on point, and the whole room was decorated for New Year's with balloons and wreaths, really a great atmosphere. This is the second time I've come to their New Year's Eve dinner and I plan on reserving a seat for next year as soon as I can.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This restaurant does not disappoint, we have been here many times, anniversary, New Years etc and the food is fantastic and so is the staff.

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Unfortunately we were a table of six and we were shoved into a corner backing up to another table. Very uncomfortable, something was obviously wrong with our order, it took an hour and a half to get our food. Paid in cash but they never brought my change. I would have probably left it all but it's nice to be given the opportunity to decide how much to leave.
Overall a great restaurant with good food, service and great ambiance.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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value3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Everything was perfect for our anniversary dinner

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The best restaurant in the Washington, D.C. area; our favorite anywhere worldwide. The service is top-notch from the moment you walk through the door until your last bite. The food is creative, generous, and delicious. It is equally perfect for a romantic dinner, a family gathering, or a celebration with a large group of friends.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

What a great find, Thanks, Open Table! Food and service was excellent, dinner was promptly served all plates on time.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

There were 6 of us in our party and they seated us at a round table which was great for conversation. This is my third time dining here and the service and food was fantastic as usual. Everyone had salads to start, two people also ordered appetizers, the main courses ranged from leg of lamb, to duck to tuna to a steak special. Everyone was very happy with their meals. We ordered two bottles of wine, two specialty drinks, and 4 desserts to share. The best thing about this restaurant is that they never rush you. We were seated at 7:00 and didn’t leave until 9:30. I think this is my favorite restaurant!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent food and service; most of our group had a chef's special which were overall more appealing than the regular menu. A bit too noisy, not an issue on earlier visits. I wonder if they'd squeezed in a couple of extra tables for the holiday season, or just a louder crowd over the holidays. Great place for an upscale dinner without any traffic or parking issues.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Fantastic as always. The level of hospitality and the quality of the food make this a premier destination in the DC area. It’s our go-to for special occasions

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We've dined here for special occasions, and we were celebrating a birthday during this past visit. The service was exceptional and the food divine. This visit was the busiest I've ever seen it and as a result, the noise level was rather high, making it difficult to carry on a conversation near the end of our dinner. Despite the noise, a delightful dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Pleasant atmosphere and a special, secluded table for our anniversary dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The best fine dining experience in the area!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went for Christmas dinner. Menu was prix fixe. Appetizer, main course, dessert. Food was excellent, service was impeccable. Fair warning: this restaurant is pricy and loud. Not a place for a quiet meal. Bring your wallet.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

There are many local restaurants to choose from to dine out for special occasions in my area. The Bistro outshines them all from the moment you arrive they make you feel welcome. Their menu selections are amazing. I have never tasted anything quite like it. Simply delicious. Dessert was fascinating and delightful.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Superb food; consistently prepared every visit. Service outstanding. No need to go into DC when you have such a wonderful place close to home.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Bistro L'Hermitage has excellent service, the food is amazing, and the atmosphere is very welcoming. Every dish I have tried has been divine. It literally melts in your mouth. My husband loves the lobster bisque, I prefer the french onion soup. Both are fantastic. The house salad is a full plate with lots of vegetables. It is difficult to chose the main dish because they have so many wonderful selections from the skirt steak to the duck, everything is fantastic.
I highly recommend this restaurant for a gathering of friends, a romantic date, or a fun filled holiday dinner with family.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

This was the first time we visited and came highly recommend by colleagues so we gave it a shot on Christmas Eve. The outside looks like a cute little causal beach cottage - standing out from its surrounding, was decorated interestingly shabby chic-ish. Inside is white table clothes but does not feel stuffy and on the casual side. However, you would be comfortable in a suit and tie or at least a sports coat. Blown glass chickens on each table seemed to be a theme. We were greeted and escorted to our lovely table for two surrounded by 4/5 tops. But it was cozy and comfortable. We were doted on by the lead server who was assisted by 3 or 4 additional wait staff. Never had to wait or worry about service. Point on.

The menu is good. Dinner does not have separate vegetarian options, however, I was taken care of. We loved the variety of flavors offered on one plate. A mixture of seasoning, texture and preparation methods was a delight for the taste buds. The eggplant and goat cheese with arugula salad - to die for. My husband had a shrimp dish and I had a special vegetarian plate consisting of 5 specialty side orders and risotto. The wine suggestion by our server paired nicely with our meal.

Highly recommend the Grand Trio for dessert. Our server surprised us with a sorbet trio as well so basically we had 6 different flavors of sugary goodness. Save room during your meal and treat yourself.

Price-wise was well below what I thought we were going to spend. Our entire meal including wine came to $135.00. Well worth every penny plus t is now our favorite place to dine for those special nights out.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went to Bistro L'Hermitage for the first time last weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the food and friendly service.
Wonderful, wait staff, tasty food, great wine. I would recommend this restaurant for either a group or a romantic dinner to celebrate a special day. The wait staff were very attentive and seemed to be very friendly with repeat customers. We will definitely go back again!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent food and top notch service. The only draw back was the noise level. Maybe it's the way the bistro is built (wood paneling, etc.) or the loud table just behind us (one too many bottles of wine combined with several members of the party's extremely loud conversation and booming laughter) but it was so noisy it was hard to hear the hoped for intimate conversation with my spouse of many years just across the table. But the food and wine are superb so we will try it again and hope for quieter neighbors!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We had a lovely evening for our Anniversary. The food was fabulous, the wait staff was friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere was festive, romantic and cozy. Love this restaurant and will continue to return again and again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

All I can say is good staff, good food and good ambiance. It is a great restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

This is one of my "go to" restaurants for special occasions. It never disappoints. Superb food, excellent service every time.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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