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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

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (109)
Good for a Date (108)
Good for Anniversaries (99)
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Romantic (96)
Good for Birthdays (77)
Neighborhood Gem (64)
Worth the Drive (64)
Cozy (60)
Authentic (50)
Quiet Conversation (50)
Fit for Foodies (47)
Notable Wine List (44)
Creative Cuisine (43)
Business Meals (30)
Sunday Lunch (29)
Great for Brunch (26)
Good for Groups (22)
Great for Lunch (21)
Bar Seating (14)
Local Ingredients (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Seasonal (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Casual (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Fun (6)
Healthy (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (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 3 months ago

Wonderful food and service. Foyer is a little cluttered.

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

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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·Dined 2 days ago

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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food5
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service3
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 (Detroit)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Never disappoints - consistently good in food, service, and atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Absolutely the best French restaurant in VA. Service is impeccable - they allow you to customize your dish in any way you like. At Bistro, the answer is always yes with a smile.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We are never disappointed when we dine at Bistro L’Hermitage. From the moment you enter till you leave, all service is outstanding.
We meet long time friends for brunch. We all were happy with the food and service. It has a country French atomisphere. Lovely. Go you won’t be sorry.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We enjoyed our meal, as usual. Thanks for another delicious dining experience!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Went here for the first time based on reviews to celebrate my daughter making 100 on her French Mid-term exam. We were greeted right away and because we were a bit early they seated us at the bar and graciously took our coats and umbrellas. The bartender took our drink orders promptly and recommended a good red wine. He also spoke to our daughter in French because he knew what we were celebrating. It was a nice touch that he set out crunchy snacks for us to eat while we waited for out table and kept topping off our wine. We were offered 2 table locations to sit at and we picked the cozy back table. Our waiter told us what the specials were, took our drink order and then brought us a basket of bread and soft butter. We ordered 2 appetizers, the Escargot and the Sea Scallops and they were exceptionally good. We all chose different entrees, stripped sea bass, pork loin, shrimp and duck and and they all were outstanding with quite large portions. We tried 2 of the desserts, the Molton Lava cake and Creme Brûlée. The creme brulee was the best I have ever had. They recognized our daughters special occasion by bringing out a bowl of 3 types of sorbets which was a lovely gesture and much appreciated. We will definitely be dining here again as the service, atmosphere and food were excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We came here for lunch to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. The service was impeccable and the food was very good. Best mussels I had in a long time! Very nice romantic place with cozy atmosphere. We will be back!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Bistro l'Hermitage is a French oasis in Occaquan. The service is impeccable, the food is delicious and the decor brings back memories of another, more gracious time. I highly recommend this restaurant. This was my second visit and I guarantee I will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Outstanding as usual. Bistro has maintained their high quality food and service over the years. Also noise level is conducive to quiet conversation unlike many other restaurants. Very authentic French bistro setting. Highly recommended.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

100% Perfect I really love this place , very elegant quite place

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Disabled Access, Cozy, Scenic View, Organic
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great ambiance, service and food. Warm atmosphere, attentive but NOT overbearing service and a variety of distinctive menu items each of which came well prepared.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great neighborhood gem. This restaurant focuses on classic French cuisine and delivers. The food was delicious and the service was prompt but not overbearing. A wonderfully relaxing date night. We will return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

First off, our server Lukas was outstanding! His attentiveness and thought-out recommendations contributed to a wonderful dinning experience for our Anniversary. I highly recommend this restaurant and make your dining event special by dressing for the occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

It was just one of my best experiences ever in a restaurant. The ambiance was wonderful, a bit on the loud side, but it was happy noise. The service (Denis) was superb, and the food was melt in your mouth wonderful, with no apologies for cleaning the plate. In a word, Sensational!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This is my third time at this restaurant, but my first time at Brunch. The first two times were during dinner and it was great, but this time was awful. The food was mediocre at best. This service was extremely slow and the waiter dropped the toppings of my crab cake sandwich in my daughters lap and didn’t offer to replace it with fresh toppings. The place was extremely noisy because there was a large birthday celebration going on and there didn’t seem to be enough wait staff to handle guest that were not involved in the celebration. It seemed all wait staff and the kitchen focused on the birthday celebrations as we waited several minutes for a waiter to take our order and several more minutes for our food. I’m very disappointed!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our favorite local restaurant, always reliable, excellent food, great service and friendly staff.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Anniversary

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Staff made this a happy and special evening as we celebrated our mother’s birthday. The extra touches were very kind, the champagne and birthday dessert! Food was excellent and presentation beautiful. Thank you for your attention to details.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The BEST lemon meringue tart in the universe!!! Seafood was fabulous! Chef is amazing!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was fantastic. Cooked perfectly. Portions were decent for the high quality of food. The service was great. My wife and I had an amazing 1 year anniversary.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food and outstanding service. One of our favorite places.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Amazing. Excellent food and service. Very kind and friendly staff. Beautiful fresh roses on the table. It was my father's 88th birthday and there were 10 of us. I asked for the booth along the front of the building (since it's my dad's favorite spot) in my open table reservation and they made it work for our party.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Outstanding food, phenomenal service, excellent atmosphere, one of a kind attention to details and individualized attention.

Tags: Late-night Find, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

First class service and first class food, a must if you love good food, quiet and pleasant atmosphere.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We had a wonderful meal here. The menu had so many good options. Everything was cooked to perfection. They are just as great at seafood as they are with other proteins. The dessert was a perfect finisher, we had the trio with lemon tart, mouse with crunchies and creme brulee. The decor and atmospher are so romantic. The wait staff is completely professional. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

All previous visits were exceptional. This one not so much. My order came out so different than my request I thought it was someone else's. They "corrected" it but over medium eggs were so hard there was only solid yolk.
I can only hope the head chef was not present and they just had a "bad day".

Certainly not the "Top Ten" I remembered.

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