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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

4.9

ambience

4.7

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (104)
Good for Anniversaries (102)
Romantic (99)
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Good for a Date (96)
Neighborhood Gem (77)
Good for Birthdays (72)
Authentic (71)
Worth the Drive (70)
Cozy (67)
Quiet Conversation (52)
Notable Wine List (49)
Creative Cuisine (49)
Fit for Foodies (47)
Great for Brunch (38)
Sunday Lunch (32)
Business Meals (28)
Bar Seating (26)
Great for Lunch (24)
Good for Groups (21)
Tasting Menu (18)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Fun (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Seasonal (10)
Casual (9)
Healthy (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Disabled Access (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Organic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 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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·Dined 2 days ago

We enjoyed this place and will be there again for sure!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful food and service. Foyer is a little cluttered.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Organic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Service was meh. Food was a huge disappointment. We liked the drinks.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Awesome experience! We will definitely be coming back soon!

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·Dined 3 days ago

This places service was impeccable. The owner forgot we were bringing a new born with us and had a baby carrier with us so he didn’t have a table just yet so while we waited we were showered with campaign and appreciatizers. Then the atmosphere was pleasant and the food was superb. Best place to eat in town. Sad and happy that I just discovered this place.

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Always a wonderful dining experience! Service can't be beat!
Consistently good food.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 3 days ago

A very cute and fancy restaurant. The food and service was excellent although the dessert could have been better for the price. The only con was that we felt like we were having dinner with the couple next to us. Overall a great dining experience! Will be back for sure!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Great place to celebrate special occasion. Great bar drinks and good food with fantastic service. Love this place!!!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

This is our 3rd or 4th time at Bistro L'Hermitage and, as usual, the experience was awesome. The food is always very good and service is snappy. Great place if you want to enjoy French cuisine without the overbearing pretentiousness of other French restaurants. We'd never drive clear up to D.C. or Tysons so having a great restaurant this close is terrific.

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu
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·Dined 4 days ago

This is our second visit and it didn't disappoint. Lunch menu is extensive and full of excellent choices. Service is attentive and beverage menu is varied as well.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Business Meals, Romantic, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

This is a wonderful place to dine - the staff is outstanding and I love the champagne by the glass - you just want to sit and enjoy!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Romantic, Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Tables along the two walls are too close together! It was awkward squeezing between tables and then conversations to our left and right were hard to block out.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

A really nice fine dining experience. Our waitress was amazing and really made us feel comfortable. The food was good as expected.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful in every way - delicious food plus very attentive professional service -

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a delicious three-course Valentine's Day meal--with many choices. The wine was also very good.

We have never had a bad meal at Bistro L' Hermitage, and we look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Another great dinner with superb ambiance at Bistro L'Hermitage. The special occasion for my wife and I was Valentine's Day. We were personally greeted by the owner. Our table (one of our 3 favorites) was waiting for us. Dennis was outstanding in taking care of us (as he always is), with helpful suggestions and a story or two. Cocktails were put in front of us almost before we sat down. It was a special prix fixe 3-course dinner that was superbly prepared by the chef, as always. After cocktails and appetizers, we both chose the filet mignon--medium rare.
This is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner in a quiet ambiance. It's our favorite restaurant in Northern Virginia, bar none!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

We love this place, however-My wife and I expected to have an intimate dinner for Valentine's Day. Unfortunately a family showed up with a small child and made it seem like we were at a family chain restaurant! Nearly everyone (mostly couples) in the restaurant that night had dressed up for a special night. This family was not dressed for the occasion. Our table and one next to us were not happy sitting next to a family that not only got an exception to the Valentine's Day fixed price menu for the child, but carried on as though no one else was dining. Most of what we could hear over our conversation was "Do you want to color?" as the mother spoke frequently to her child to keep her behaved. When we were younger, with our toddler son, we had a babysitter or didn't go out. Had we not started our meal, I would have asked to move. Bistro Hermitage needs to discourage families from bringing small kids to special occasion meals.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine’s Day dinner could not have been better!!!! Not only romantic but the food was epic, the service top notch and hospitality over the top. ❤️❤️❤️

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

The perfect dinner before Valentines Day, we could not get a reservation on Valentines Day so we did the day before. Everything was great talked to a nice couple next to us. The food and service was great. This was our second time, and we went to the Bistro Hermitage because open table recommended it. Everything was great, the Red Rose and bags of candy was a nice touch when we were leaving. This is one of our favorite places to eat.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 7 days ago

Not Excellent but OUTSTANDING!!
We enjoyed a meal that was truly Outstanding. The meal was superb and the wait staff was attentive, cordial, and efficient. The atmosphere is warm and comfortable. We've enjoyed both a brunch and dinner meal and in each case we've been more than pleased. We'd highly recommend the Bistro L'Hermitage, especially for a "special occasion." We're already ooking forward to our next visit!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Another very enjoyable visit to this Resturant. The ambience is and excellent service. All of our meals were excellent. We had the duck breast, lamb chops and their seafood special of seared rockfish with a shrimp and crab cake. All of the accompanying vegetables were good too. This resturant I really is a hidden gem. Much better than most restraints in the Washington suburbs.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

AWESOME dining experience from start to finish! Our server’s recommended wine pairing was perfect. Bistro L’Hermitage is definitely one of our favorites, now!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Valentines

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

As always the service was great as was the food. We’ve been going there for 1O years and never disappointed!
Youseff and his staff set a high bar for others to equal! 9 February,

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent food and excellent service!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Consistently amazing! Great food, service and atmosphere. My favorite restaurant!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

As always the food and service are outstanding. A neighbor gem. You can’t go wrong dining here. Our absolute favorite place to dine!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent dinner.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Authentic French cuisine and romantic ambience in a tucked-away corner of Woodbridge. The building is quite modest on the outside; but do not judge this book by its cover. This is a place to remember.
Wait staff were very friendly; and all displayed a subtle attentiveness which allowed us to continue our meal without ever feeling rushed. Extensive wine list and cocktail menu. The food was AMAZING! Best muscles I've ever had. Duck was perfectly cooked. Excellent location for a special evening with your significant other. A tad more expensive than other nearby places, but definitely worth the money. Do not miss out on this Occoquan gem.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

My wife and I enjoyed our anniversary at the Bistro. This was our third time visiting and like all previous times, service and food were fantastic.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Can't say enough about the whole experience. It was very quiet and not heavily trafficked, but it was Super Bowl Sunday evening, so it's understandable to people wouldn't be out in a place where the game isn't on.

The food, the setting, and the service were incredible. Expect to pay a lot, but it's all very well done and definitely a dining experience for those occasions where splurging is to be expected

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Impeccable service. Fabulous service prepared perfectly, as always.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great overall experience. Go to place for “nice” evenings out!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Old school french cooking updated with modern ingredients. Excellent wine list, super fresh fish and a tasty rack of lamb with sunchokes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

As always, a perfect evening. Bistro L’hermitage serves up a beautiful taste treat with its attention to detail and its iron-clad commitment to proper French cuisine. We’ll never tire of this gem!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We are becoming regulars here! Carlos, our favorite waiter, saved Table #2 for us today. Sunday Brunch is outstanding with quality fare as well as quantity. We were comped Kir Royales (any occasion will do) to enjoy with the bread basket, butter & strawberry jam. Then I had the soup presentation (the best Lobster Bisque in the Metro area!). Barry had an enormous smoked salmon platter w/ all the fixings. He continued on to a Hanger steak w/ asparagus (instead of French fries) while I tried the Trout w/ champagne risotto. Both were outstanding. I asked Carlos to suggest a glass of white wine. He brought 2 for me to try. The French Pinot Blanc beat out the Sauvignon Blanc I would have ordered. We both had Cappuccinos & dessert. My chocoholic got the lava cake w/ chocolate ice cream & I had the trio. Really a wonderful & authentic French restaurant in Occoquan, Virginia!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent service and food. A little too bright and noisy for the romantic special occasion.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We have been to L’Hermitage on numerous occasions and have always enjoyed the quality food, ambiance and service. This is our go to place for romantic dinners, special occasions or just time with friends.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Our first time at this restaurant and wow, why did we wait so long to go! We went for my husband's birthday with our two young son's. Everyone was so warm and welcoming, even with our kid's in tow. The waiter was delightful and very engaging. The food was delicious, authentic and memorable. They made my husband's birthday special by bringing out an amazing chocolate mousse as a surprise- we will most definitely be back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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