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Bistro L'Hermitage, Woodbridge, VA

Bistro L'Hermitage

4.9
4.9
5325 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
As the Historic Occoquan Waterfront Area welcomes L'Hermitage, a Classic French Bistro, we welcome you. Long time DC restaurateur (21 Federal/Bob Kinkead (RIP),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."

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 499-9550

  • Payment options

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

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Woodbridge

  • Cross street

    Old Bridge Road

  • Parking details

    80 Parking Spaces +

  • Additional

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

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What 5,325 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Best Service

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    French

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Ambiance

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

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  1. J

    Johnrhey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was really good. Environment very relaxing. I enjoyed the food have more flavor it melts in my mouth and the food is very delicious. In every bite the i can taste the flavor.
  2. DP

    DerrickP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and food! My wife and I enjoyed every minute there and planning on returning very soon. We will definitely let our family and friends know about the outstanding experience we had and recommend going there immediately!
  3. KB

    KarenB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall food was very good. The shrimp I had was pretty salty but everything else was very good.
  4. KR

    KimR

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting friends in the area and Bistro L’Hermitage was recommended. It did not disappoint! The food and service were wonderful. Everyone at our table raved about the food, especially the shrimp cake sandwich. We would definitely go back- and highly recommend.
  5. RN

    RobertN

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went to this restaurant for their weekend brunch and to have Eggs Benedict. I started with the lobster bisque which was very good. The Eggs Benedict followed and it’s presentation was excellent. The hollandaise sauce stayed right on the egg. The muffin was the correct size. The food had an excellent taste. Potatoes was served with the eggs. I had coffee after the meal to complete a grand experience.
  6. JA

    JakeA

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great French resturaunt. Food is amazing but best of all is the service.
  7. s

    skip

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great meal as always! it has been a few years since we are there and the restaurant is as wonderful as ever
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating friendship and a birthday! The food and service were spot-on!
  9. B

    Brendon

    Las Vegas

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bistro is always a pleasure to visit. Our compliments to Diana, our server. We look forward to returning soon
  10. c

    cannolo

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It never disappoints. We come here often, especially when we have something to celebrate. The food is always great, combining a great inventiveness and blend of flavors. Service is always impeccable, especially if you get Carlos, we cannot compliment him enough.
  11. JK

    JohnK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time here and it was amazing! You may think the price is high but the quality of the food and the service is well worth the price. My wife and I are planing to have our 50th anniversary there. We are so looking forward to our guests experiencing this Resturant.
  12. F

    Fergie

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went here with my fiancé and it was absolutely incredible. It was like bringing Paris home. We got the lobster bisque, salad verde, escargot, and new york strip steak. If you want to try escargot, this is the PERFECT place to do it! ~Amazing~ We will definitely be back. I only wish we had left room to try dessert!
  13. J

    Jenn

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely excellent!
  14. a

    aslchris

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful restaurant! Food, service, and wines are all top notch. I highly recommend Bistro L'hermitage for a special dining experience.
  15. DJ

    DrJones

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were top-notched. I'm very pleased with both and will recommend this restaurant to others. I was uncomfortable with the close proximity of the patrons and asked to be moved outside because of COVID and inside-ventilation concerns. The hostess quickly and happily accommodated me. So, I am pleased the last minute switch as not a hassle.
  16. DB

    DeannaB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very charming and cute place. The ambiance and food were wonderful! The staff were polite and charming! We had a wonderful time!
  17. EZ

    EllenZ

    New York Area

    277 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    277 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful birthday dinner for Barry here. Got our favorite table & Carlos spoiled us. Tried new dishes. Hubby loved the Mussel Gratin & Rack of Lamb. I ordered my favorite Foie Gras and "Surf & Turf". Tastes of 2 white wines & a Bordeaux. We each ordered a dessert and they sent over another. Ended our feast with big cups of Cappuccino. It certainly did not feel like a supply chain crisis.
  18. RM

    RobertM

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the Bistro is what fine dinning should be, great food and impeccable service in a pleasant atmosphere. It certainly provides value for the cost.
  19. DB

    DanielB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, wonderful service and wonderful food. The Bistro never disappoints.
  20. RG

    RobertG

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The restaurant was charming and the table spacing/noise level allowed for a quiet conversation--something worth a great deal these days in fine dining. Service was almost over-attentive, and a that made the pacing a little rushy for a relaxing dinner from appetizer to entree. The staff uses a team system so that over time we were greeted by at least 4-5 different staff members for service and they definitely kept things moving. The appetizers were excellent. We had escargots--very generous portion and a real throwback dish--and crispy oysters with a lovely avocado sauce. The entrees were disappointing though the portions were considerable. The mahi mahi was slightly overcooked and a little too salty; the veggies were beautifully presented but very plain, though the sauce was well executed. The veal cutlets were extremely salty, overseasoned, and not quite tender, esp. at $45. I expected a lot more from that dish. However, the accompanying pasta purses were delicate, buttery--didn't even need a sauce--and almost made up for the veal. Kudos for the almond cake with vanilla ice cream; I was also surprised and delighted to see Sabayon served warm with berries (something rare--another throwback) but the sweetness I was looking for from the marsala or madeira wine wasn't there. It seemed that their version of the dish was far more muted, perhaps with citrus, and didn't give me the sweet kick that I was hoping for, and was slightly flat in the custard. That said, I would definitely come back to try more of the classic dishes. I am gratified to see that in the era of post-covid menus with limited options, L'Hermitage had a full classic menu of several pages in addition to a long list of chef's specials and a solid wine list. Since this was only our first time at L'hermitage, I suspect that if you know what dishes to order here, you probably will be very pleased. Since we're local, I'm sure we'll give it another try.
  21. CG

    CherylG

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Anniversary
  22. KW

    KrisW

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Bistro L'Hermitage is one of the finest restaurants in the DC Metro area and one of the few best French restaurants I have been to. The service is always attentive, the cuisine delicious and the ambiance inviting. We have been going to Le Bistro L'Hermitage for decades and it has always been the place to go for a special occasion, out with good friends and family or on a date to impress.
  23. KT

    KevinT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and ambiance and dinner was delicious. Thanks for the birthday desert for my wife!
  24. JG

    JimG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thought you had to go to DC or NY for 5 Star food......tucked away in Occoquan VA, what a gem.
  25. RN

    RobertN

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went to the bistro based on really great past experiences. It never disappoints. I had the onion soup and she had the lobster bisque as a starter. We both ordered the mahi-mahi. It came on a bed of spinach with mashed potatoes. The food was very well-prepared and was excellent. For dessert she had the crème brûlée and I had the bread pudding. We polished everything off with decaf espresso. Our table was back in a corner and we enjoyed our time there.
  26. DG

    DollyG

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic! Great service and food was great.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were treating our daughter and son-in-law to the night out for their 25th anniversary. The food was wonderful and we enjoyed the time that we spent at dinner with them.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scallops were cooked to perfection. Best crème brûlée I have had in years.
  29. AA

    AngieA

    Denver

    171 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    171 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My dining companion has never been to France, and she had never eaten at a fine French restaurant. Diana and the busman took great care of us, and the food was positively French (read excellent!) I was pleasantly surprised and we will definitely be back.
  30. MD

    MikeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A most excellent venue for a special occasion meal. We really enjoy our visits.
  31. JF

    JessicaF

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant never disappoint! Thierry food is amazing !
  32. EC

    ElizabethC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was tasty with good size portion. Great ambiance. My sister who turned 60 that day was very happy and all the guests were raving about the whole experience. Will definitely go there again
  33. g

    gable14

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very pleasant spot. We hope to make it a weekly dining venue.
  34. RB

    RobertB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommended. Not only was everything we order tasty (all four people enjoyed what they ordered) but it was presented nicely too.
  35. JA

    JamesA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing service. I am shocked this restaurant doesn't have a Michelin Star
  36. RP

    RichardP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bistro L'Hermitage is a class above in service and food. The service was excellent as everyone was friendly and attentive. Not a cheap dining experience, but an excellent one as the food and drinks were outstanding. All in all, well worth the price given the overall excellence place to celebrate a special event (was our 54th wedding anniversary).
  37. T

    Tracy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far the best place to eat in the area. Excellent service and wonderful food!!
  38. M

    Mora

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience to dine here. Atmosphere and dinner options are always great!!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything was wonderful, as usual
  40. MM

    MaryM

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch, food quality and portions were terrific. The staff was exceptional! They were professional, helpful and very pleasant. We sat indoors and loved the atmosphere. The prices were reasonable.

FAQs

Bistro L'Hermitage is rated 4.9 stars by 5325 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Bistro L'Hermitage

12724 Occoquan Rd., Woodbridge, VA 22192

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Old Bridge Road

  • Neighborhood

    Woodbridge

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    80 Parking Spaces +

  • Payment options

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

  • Executive chef

    Executive Chef Dawn Burkart

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (703) 499-9550

  • Private party facilities

    We accept parties between 20 to 120 people.

  • Private party contact

    Youssef Eagle Essakl: (703) 499-9550

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