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Chez Billy - Permanently Closed

4.2
4.2
463 Reviews
$30 and under
French

Chez Billy in Washington, DC is a French restaurant that highlights chef Brendan L'Etoile's excellent skills. Emphasizing southern French cuisine, the menu also incorporates an array of handcrafted cocktails and an extensive wine list selected to pair perfectly with the food. Guests of Chez Billy can opt for brunch, lunch or dinner. The main dinner menu features hors d'oeuvres, entr�es and desserts. The starters include salads and pates, as well as soups and rillettes. There entr�es include confit of canard, cassoulet and classic steak frites. A dessert at Chez Billy is also a must, and the pistachio pots de cr�me or the dome au chocolate are but a few of the choices.

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Menu

Hors D'oeuvres

  • Salade D 'Endives$13.00

    Endive, watercress, apples, walnuts, roquefort

    • Salade Verte$9.00

      Bibb lettuce, Lola rossa, shaved radish, vinaigrette maison

      • Salade De Betteraves$13.00

        Roasted beets, chevre mousse, frisée, hazelnuts

        • Pate Maison$13.00

          Country-style pork paté with dried figs and pistachios

          • Tartine Aux Champignons$15.00

            Sauteed wild mushrooms, grilled country bread, sherry vinegar, duck egg

            • Rillettes De Truite Fumee$11.00

              Smoked trout rillette, creme fraiche, trout roe

              • Soupe a L'Oignon Gratinee Lyonnaise$10.00

                Classic onion soup

                • Foie De Volaille$9.00

                  Chicken liver torchon, pecan raisin toast

                  • Veloute De Potiron$9.00

                    Amish pumpkin soup perfumed with ginger and cardamom, curry yogurt, apple

                    Entrées

                    • Thon Roti$23.00

                      Herb crusted albacore tuna, swiss chard, roasted fingerlings, cured olives, sauce vert

                      • Boeuf Bourguignon$25.00

                        Braised beef cheek, pommes purée, bacon, mushrooms, pearl onion

                        • Moules-Frites$19.00

                          Steamed mussels, dijon mustard, herbes de provence, pastis

                          • Caille Grillee$22.00

                            Grilled quail, Brussels sprouts, carrots, celery root

                            • Confit De Canard$24.00

                              Pommes de terre Sarladaise, shitake mushrooms, garlic spinach, roasted duck jus

                              • Steak Frites$25.00

                                Grilled Creekstone farms flat iron steak, pommes frites, sauce bearnaise

                                • Cote De Porc$23.00

                                  Duroc pork chop, sweet potato dauphinoise, savoy cabbage, cider sauce

                                  • Quenelles De Semoule$17.00

                                    Semolina and gruyere dumplings, sauce tomate, niçoise olives, fennel salad

                                    Les Desserts

                                    • Plat De Fromage$11.00

                                      walnut raisin toast, wildflower honey

                                      • Tarte Tatin$8.00

                                        Roasted apple tart with vanilla ice cream

                                        • Chocolate Pots De Creme$8.00

                                          Caramel whipped cream, chocolate crumbs

                                          • Poached Anjou Pear$8.00

                                            Gewürztraminer, sesame pine nut granola, honey ice cream

                                            Dessert Wine

                                            • Taylor Fladgate 20 Year Port$10.00

                                              • Chateau Cantegril Sauternes 2010$10.00

                                                Housemade Sodas

                                                Ask your server about today's selections - $4

                                                • Housemade Sodas

                                                  Cocktails

                                                  • Kir Royale$12.00

                                                    Champagne, cassis liqueur

                                                    • Sazerac$12.00

                                                      Rye whiskey, St Remy, sugar, bitters

                                                      • French 75$12.00

                                                        Gin, champagne, lemon juice, and sugar

                                                        • Bartender's Choice$12.00

                                                          Your knowledgeable bartender will gladly create you a cocktail to please your tastes

                                                          Beers

                                                            Draft

                                                            seasonal (ask your server)

                                                            • Stella Artois, Belgium$6.00

                                                              • Kostritzer Schwarzbier, Germany$7.00

                                                                • Hofbrau Hefe Weizen, Germany$7.00

                                                                  • Founders Centennial IPA, USA$7.00

                                                                    • Kronenbourg 1664 Lager, France$7.00

                                                                      Bottle

                                                                      • Amstel Light, Nl$6.00

                                                                        • Brooklyn Brown Ale, Us$7.00

                                                                          • Chimay Red Cap, Be$12.00

                                                                            • Etienne Dupont Cidre Bouche, Fr$12.00

                                                                              Brut de Normandie

                                                                              • Monk'S Cafe, Be$8.00

                                                                                North coast old Rasputin

                                                                                • Russian Imperial Stout, Us$7.00

                                                                                  • Pabst Blue Ribbon, Us$6.00

                                                                                    • Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier, De$7.00

                                                                                      Cognac

                                                                                      • Courvoisier VSOP$16.00

                                                                                        • Gilles Brisson VSOP$10.00

                                                                                          • Grosperrin VSOP$18.00

                                                                                            • Grosperrin XO$22.00

                                                                                              • Hennessy Vs$12.00

                                                                                                • Hennessy VSOP$16.00

                                                                                                  • Kelt VSOP$14.00

                                                                                                    Armagnac

                                                                                                    • Castarede VSOP$12.00

                                                                                                      • Cerbois VSOP$11.00

                                                                                                        • Cles Des Ducs VSOP$11.00

                                                                                                          • De Montal Vs$10.00

                                                                                                            Calvados

                                                                                                            • Christian Drouin Coeur De Lion$10.00

                                                                                                              Bubbly

                                                                                                              • NV Chandon Brut$42.00

                                                                                                                • NV Chandon Brut Rose$42.00

                                                                                                                  • NV Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label$105.00

                                                                                                                    • NV Moët Imperial$100.00

                                                                                                                      • NV Krug$300.00

                                                                                                                        • NV Laurent Perrier$89.00

                                                                                                                          • NV Paul Bara$110.00

                                                                                                                            Wines

                                                                                                                              Whites

                                                                                                                              • Cotes Du Rhone Blanc, Les Cigales De Montirius 11' White Grenache, Clairette, Viognier

                                                                                                                                • Glass$9.00
                                                                                                                                • Bottle$34.00
                                                                                                                              • Bourgogne, Louis Jadot Château Jacques '10 Chardonnay

                                                                                                                                • Glass$11.00
                                                                                                                                • Bottle$40.00
                                                                                                                              • Alsace, Domaine Auther '12 Riesling

                                                                                                                                • Glass$10.00
                                                                                                                                • Bottle$38.00
                                                                                                                              • Touraine, Ladoucette "Les Deux Tours" '11 Sauvignon Blanc

                                                                                                                                • Glass$12.00
                                                                                                                                • Bottle$45.00

                                                                                                                              Rosé

                                                                                                                              • Cotes De Provence, Domaine Jacourette '12 Grenache

                                                                                                                                • Glass$10.00
                                                                                                                                • Bottle$34.00

                                                                                                                              Reds

                                                                                                                              • Bordeaux Rouge, Fleur Du Roi '11

                                                                                                                                • Glass$10.00
                                                                                                                                • Bottle$38.00
                                                                                                                              • Beaujolais, Domaine Chatelus De La Roche '11 Gamay

                                                                                                                                • Glass$9.00
                                                                                                                                • Bottle$34.00
                                                                                                                              • Cote Du Rhone, Yves Cheron, Les Dentelles Grenache, Syrah, '11

                                                                                                                                • Glass$9.00
                                                                                                                                • Bottle$34.00
                                                                                                                              • Cahors, Clos Troteligotte "K Nom" '11 Malbec

                                                                                                                                • Glass$10.00
                                                                                                                                • Bottle$38.00

                                                                                                                              Sparkling

                                                                                                                              • Paul Mas Cremant De Limoux Brut NV

                                                                                                                                • Glass$9.00
                                                                                                                                • Bottle$34.00
                                                                                                                              • Paul Mas Cremant De Limoux Brut Rosé NV

                                                                                                                                • Glass$9.00
                                                                                                                                • Bottle$34.00

                                                                                                                              Bottles

                                                                                                                                Whites

                                                                                                                                • Bourgogne, Henri Darnat La Jumalie '11 Chardonnay$67.00

                                                                                                                                  • Chablis, Louis Jadot '11 Chardonnay$60.00

                                                                                                                                    • Chateauneuf-Du-Pape, Domaine Des Saumades '10$60.00

                                                                                                                                      • Chateauneuf Du Pape Blanc$98.00

                                                                                                                                        • Alsace, Domaines Schlumberger Les Princes Abbes '10 Gewürtzaminer$72.00

                                                                                                                                          • Graves, Chateau De Chantegrive '11 Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc$67.00

                                                                                                                                            • Pouilly-Fuisse, Domaine Ferret '09 Chardonnay$87.00

                                                                                                                                              • Pouilly-Fume, Baron De Ladoucette '09 Sauvignon Blanc$96.00

                                                                                                                                                • Saint-Veran, Domaine Desroches Valette '12 Chardonnay$60.00

                                                                                                                                                  • Sancerre, La Poussie '11 Sancerre Blanc$84.00

                                                                                                                                                    • Alsace, Trimbach '07 Pinot Gris$62.00

                                                                                                                                                      Reds

                                                                                                                                                      • Bourgogne Hauts Côtes De Nuits, Domaine Bertagna '11 Pinot Noir$62.00

                                                                                                                                                        • Mercurey Vieilles Vignes, Seguin-Manuel '11 Pinot Noir$63.00

                                                                                                                                                          • Chateauneuf-Du-Pape, Domaine De La Consonniere, '10 Grenache$99.00

                                                                                                                                                            • Crozes-Hermitage, Gilles Robin, Papillon '12 Syrah$68.00

                                                                                                                                                              • Haut-Medoc, Chateau De Malleret '09 Bordeaux$68.00

                                                                                                                                                                • Languedoc, Maorou '07 Syrah, Carignan, Grenache$58.00

                                                                                                                                                                  • Moulin-a-Vent, Louis Jadot Chateau De Jacques '11 Gamay$67.00

                                                                                                                                                                    • Pomerol, Chateau Lafleur-Gazin '10 Bordeaux$142.00

                                                                                                                                                                      • Montagne-Saint Emilion Pentimento '10 Bordeaux$53.00

                                                                                                                                                                        • Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Lassegue '07 Bordeaux$102.00

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                                                                                                                                                                          What 463 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          4.2
                                                                                                                                                                          4.2 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                                                                          • 4.3Food
                                                                                                                                                                          • 4.0Service
                                                                                                                                                                          • 4.2Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                          • 4.1Value

                                                                                                                                                                          NoiseModerate

                                                                                                                                                                          93% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                                                                                                                            dibs

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on July 30, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                            My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. We had the bluefish rillettes and asparagus as appetizers, duck confit and gnocchi for dinner, and the seasonal crepe for dessert. They had some interesting cocktails and nice wine choices that weren't too pricy.

                                                                                                                                                                          2. CC

                                                                                                                                                                            ChristineC

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on July 30, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                            I booked a large table at Chez Billy to bring new friends and old friends together. EVERYONE loved the food, from the trout with pureed parsnips to the ricotta gnocchi. We loved having the $4 Kir Royales for our aperitif. The service was the best I've had in DC. Truly professional, accommodating. Never ending supply of warm bread! Very friendly and low key. No attitude like you find in so many places in DC. Really interesting and diverse staff too- cool ambiance. Had a great time. (If you are eating or drinking on the patio, wear deet- mosquitoes galore.)

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                                                                                                                                                                            Natalied

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on July 29, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                            Chez Billy was fantastic. The atmosphere was lovely and the food had so much flavor. There was also a great selection of wine to choose from. I would recommend and I would dine here again.

                                                                                                                                                                          4. J

                                                                                                                                                                            Jules

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            31 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                            31 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on July 29, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                            Love this place -- it's always a pleasure and the food is great.

                                                                                                                                                                          5. w

                                                                                                                                                                            whatevs

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on July 15, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                            Mousse was incredible

                                                                                                                                                                          6. c

                                                                                                                                                                            cortrig7

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                                            16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on July 3, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                            Good menu, excellent dishes; apps, entre and desert!

                                                                                                                                                                          7. OT

                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                            20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on July 2, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                            A group of 6 of us ate here while we were visiting DC. We were only able to get a 9:30pm reservation, and the restaurant closes at 10pm, but they didn't rush us at all, and we ended up staying there until midnight. The service was excellent, the food was solid. Had a great salad and the duck confit, and really enjoyed the creative cocktails. Also I love that the Petworth area is developing, thanks to establishments like this Chez Billy!

                                                                                                                                                                          8. E

                                                                                                                                                                            Emily

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on July 1, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                            Love the atmosphere - great food, but not at all pretentious. Good noise level too, not too loud but it never feels dead. Fantastic cocktails too.

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                                                                                                                                                                            prich

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            51 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                            51 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on June 25, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                            Dinner was delicious and the service was great. Love the neighborhood feel of this place and that the food is upscale. We really loved the trout with the lemon caper butter. Wish my stomach had been more agreeable as I really wanted to try dessert- they looked amazing!

                                                                                                                                                                          10. OT

                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                            Calgary

                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on June 22, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall1food2service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                            The service was atrocious. It ruined the evening for us.

                                                                                                                                                                          11. s

                                                                                                                                                                            scjordi

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            86 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                                                                                            86 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on June 18, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall2food2service1ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                            Total letdown! Felt rushed. They forgot to give us bread until we asked and had our second course by then. Unprofessional staff. Food below average Faux French. Does not live up to its hype. Just another tired old restaurant that we will never go back to or recommend.

                                                                                                                                                                          12. DB

                                                                                                                                                                            DebraB

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on June 18, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall3food2service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                            On a Saturday night, the service was rushed. We had the impression they were trying to move the table. While the server was friendly, we were asked to order our food before our drinks arrived, and received our first course before we had taken two sips of our drinks. The food was also over-salted and far too gloppy for a French restaurant.

                                                                                                                                                                          13. AB

                                                                                                                                                                            ABC8220

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on June 11, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                            It's hit or miss food wise, however, this latest adventure was perfect. The meats were cooked to perfection, and they had a true caesar salad (albeit deconstructed). Great vibe and simple decor. Great neighborhood gem. It's either quiet or packed...I can't figure it out.

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                                                                                                                                                                            lnb2711

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                            12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on June 11, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                            Fantastic find in DC - we loved the atmosphere and the food was divine. Really perfect for our occasion.

                                                                                                                                                                          15. V

                                                                                                                                                                            Visitor

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            55 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                                            55 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on June 4, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                            At 6:30 P on Sat, admittedly early, but it is not clear to me why this absolute gem of a restaurant, with superb dishes, great friendly service, and reasonable prices was not packed. Everything about the meal and experience was great; we will be back!

                                                                                                                                                                          16. RP

                                                                                                                                                                            RandaP

                                                                                                                                                                            Seattle

                                                                                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 20, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                            I love this neighborhood joint - it's good French food, a bit fancy but worth it. You must try the Paris-Brest for dessert - simply divine!

                                                                                                                                                                          17. KS

                                                                                                                                                                            KatyaS

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 12, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall3food3service1ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                            Food was good, but lacked variety. Desserts were mediocre. Service was bad, waitress forgot to put our order in multiple times and overall the staff was unenthusiastic. We will not return.

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                                                                                                                                                                            Sharon

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 12, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                            This was my first visit to Chez Billy, and I will definitely return. The food was well-prepared and delicious. My friend had the salmon, and I had the trout, and we were both delighted with our selections. I was disappointed that my first choice for a bottle of wine turned out to be unavailable, but the recommended substitute was very good. We shared the Paris-Brest for dessert, and loved every morsel! It seems to be a lovely neighborhood gem, as well as a place worth the trip from outside the area. The service was good, not great, but certainly nothing to keep me from going back. I've already recommended the restaurant to someone else.

                                                                                                                                                                          19. LM

                                                                                                                                                                            LisaM

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                            18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                            We've been to Chez Billy several times now and have always enjoyed it. I always have the Daube -- which is actually short ribs; they're always tender and delicious. My husband had the duck, which he enjoyed. We shared a smoked trout pate appetizer that was delicious. They also serve delicious bread. We were a bit disappointed that out entrees came so fast; no time to chat and settle in. I also wish the menu were changed up a bit from time to time. But it's always a nice experience there.

                                                                                                                                                                          20. P

                                                                                                                                                                            Paul

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                            We enjoyed the brunch at Chez Billy. We went on Mother's Day with our 2-year-old. The place is kid friendly and had tasty food. The service was a bit off (simple things, like we never got our coffee). But otherwise the food was good and the place is a nice joint to hit up with kids. I'd be curious to try other meals there.

                                                                                                                                                                          21. OT

                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 6, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                            Chez Billy was great for a special occasion date night. Food was spectacular, and the portions weren't too big or to small. The steak frites was incredibly juicy, and the trout was excellent as well.

                                                                                                                                                                          22. OT

                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 3, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                            This is a French steakhouse. They have a short, simple menu but something for everyone. Each dish was presented well and flavorful. This is truly a hidden gem and I can't wait to go back!

                                                                                                                                                                          23. OT

                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 29, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                            These guys have excellent wine, cocktails, and seafood. Lovely service. Such a perfect night.

                                                                                                                                                                          24. OT

                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 24, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall2food2service2ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                            Sadly, CB has gone down hill. They were out of our first choice in both wine and dessert. Mussels were bland, completely lacking any flavor. I also chipped my tooth on an iridescent nodule from the mussels. Mistakenly, I deferred in saying something because I was embarrassed that I selected the restaurant and had been raving about it. However, when my dining partner and I swapped plates, after two mussels, he looked at me and said very honestly, "this is not good at all." Unfortunately our server never stopped by our table until it was time to clear out plates. Though I told him of our disappointing experience with the flavorless mussels, he did not remove the mussels from the bill because he said we had eaten too many (about half) until I pushed back. My other dining partners liked their entrees: steak frites (with amazing fries) and trout. Creme brûlée was only fair. I won't be back. Go to Le Diplomate instead - always on point and great service.

                                                                                                                                                                          25. H

                                                                                                                                                                            Harpiequeen

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 24, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                            A couple of months ago husband and I had a very Meh-hinging-on-bad-experience at Chez B, and I almost did not make this reservation. But it was a Sunday night Bday celebration, I knew everyone was tired and the ambience was right. Glad I did, kitchen was humming, there were several very tempting fish and vegetarian options for my pescetarian. And a truly great chocolate mousse! I love the ambience here, so happy that our prior was just an off night.

                                                                                                                                                                          26. CM

                                                                                                                                                                            ChuckMc

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 16, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                            Good food, good value, low key. They have a menu error which they need to correct, but otherwise a good combination of old favorites and inventive new dishes.

                                                                                                                                                                          27. A

                                                                                                                                                                            Atir

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            30 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                                            30 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 8, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                            Food was excellent. Rare these days for food to arrive hot but not overcooked. Too great fish dishes.

                                                                                                                                                                          28. S

                                                                                                                                                                            Susan

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            58 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                            58 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 1, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                            Loved everything about this restaurant except the food. My mussels were almost non existing and were dried up as well My son's salmon was a minuscule portion for the price! Loved the atmosphere , help, ambiance, everything except the food!!!!L

                                                                                                                                                                          29. TT

                                                                                                                                                                            TimT

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            22 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                            22 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 19, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                            I just dined for the second time in two months. I love everything about this restaurant and will keep coming back!!

                                                                                                                                                                          30. S

                                                                                                                                                                            Steve

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            102 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                            102 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 19, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                            Lovely restaurant - perfect for date night. Excellent French-Continental cuisine. Highly recommended.

                                                                                                                                                                          31. JL

                                                                                                                                                                            JohnL

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            274 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                                            274 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 9, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                            This is perhaps my 6th or 7th visit to Chez Billy--and I'm happy to say that it is consistently very good! This time, I had a sea bass with Mediterranean vegetables that was superb! The sea bass was cooked to crispy perfection while remaining moist inside--and the flavors of the vegetables complemented the fish nicely. My only critique of Chez Billy is that the menu is rather limited and it doesn't change often. Seems like they only do a winter menu and a summer menu. I would go much more often if they changed things up a bit more.

                                                                                                                                                                          32. d

                                                                                                                                                                            dawn

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 5, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                            My husband and I had a date night to celebrate my birthday and we are glad we came to Chez Billy. The food, service and ambiance were great. We shared a bottle of Bordeaux that was a good deal at $36 I thought. I would highly recommend the roasted beet salad for an appetizer. It was absolutely delicious. My husband got the house pate and that was good as well but not nearly as good as those beets. For entrees, I had the trout which was fantastic. Hubs had the duck which he liked. I do not eat duck so did not taste. We skipped dessert but shared a delicious Calvados (overpriced at $12 for probably not even 1 full ounce) and a French press coffee. We had a great time and would recommend to others.

                                                                                                                                                                          33. AP

                                                                                                                                                                            AndrewP

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            29 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                            29 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 3, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                            Took my boyfriend here for his birthday and it was excellent all around. Our server was warm and friendly and took great care of us. We also were in a nice back corner that allowed us to have a full on conversation in a normal tone of voice. The food itself was phenomenal. I can't say enough good things about the butternut squash soup and the roasted chicken. I don't eat seafood but I would venture it's awesome as well.

                                                                                                                                                                          34. MK

                                                                                                                                                                            MichaelK

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            122 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                            122 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 2, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                            Chez Billy is a very positive addition to the Petworth area. Food and service are terrific

                                                                                                                                                                          35. S

                                                                                                                                                                            Susie

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            42 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                                            42 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on February 27, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                            This is our third time at Chez Billy, but the least enjoyable. The food is still good, and still too noisy to have a decent conversation, although we knew this before going back. But the service this time was not so good. Our waiter made a few quick pass-bys once we were served, not lingering long enough for us to actually request anything. I was not able to summon him for pepper on my salad (which should've been offered without my asking) and finally finished it before he appeared again. We also sat with empty wine glasses, vainly trying to flag down the waiter. We live in the vicinity but won't be going back too soon, especially with the number of other good places to eat in Petworth. On a positive note, the hostess at the door was excellent and gracious, apologizing for a wait for our table, and informing us of the progress toward seating.

                                                                                                                                                                          36. OT

                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on February 20, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                            Very nice restaurant. The food was good. Nice ambiance. We dined early so no noise issues.

                                                                                                                                                                          37. MP

                                                                                                                                                                            MichelleP

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                                            16 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on February 14, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                            Chez Billy was a gourmet treat! Went with my boyfriend on Valentine's Day and ordered wine, gnocchi, and their apple toddy. I was literally in hog heaven...! The only sour note was that no one said goodbye to us as we left, and we must have walked by ten different staff members.

                                                                                                                                                                          38. S

                                                                                                                                                                            Sean

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                            11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on February 14, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                            One of my favorite restaurants in DC. The chicken liver was incredible. Never have I ever been disappointed. Good value too.

                                                                                                                                                                          39. GG

                                                                                                                                                                            GeraldineG

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            45 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                            45 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on February 14, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                            Went for Valentine's Day dinner and had a lovely meal. The service was great and the waitstaff was friendly.

                                                                                                                                                                          40. L

                                                                                                                                                                            Larry

                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                            18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                            18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on February 14, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                            My partner and I dined at Chez Billy's for the first time on Valentine's Day. I'm kicking myself for not having gone here sooner. Everything from the French Onion Soup and Caesar Salad to the chef's special of herb crusted lighted seared tuna was spectacular. PLEASE keep the tuna on the menu! We will be coming back for more. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.

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