K Town Bistro

4.6
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503 Reviews
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$30 and under
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French
K Town Bistro is a family operated restaurant nestled in the heart of Historic Kensington that serves a variety of international cuisine. The owner, Gonzalo Barba, has over 40 years of experience in the restaurant industry. Having spent twenty of those years at the renowned Watergate Hotel in Washington DC, Mr. Barba has served sons of kings, presidents, and senators. Mr. Barba’s personable nature combined with a passion for fine dining service creates a wonderful place to eat out with a stay-at-home feel.

Specials

Wine Wednesday

Enjoy half off bottles of Wine every Wednesday all day.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 9, 2019

Ends: October 10, 2118

Availability: Wed 11:00AM-9:00PM

Half off Sangrias and mimosas all day

Enjoy half off house made sangrias and freshly squeezed mimosas all day.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 3, 2019

Ends: October 4, 2118

Availability: Tue 11:00AM-9:00PM
Thu 11:00AM-9:00PM

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

We are offering a special Christmas menu for your family including our famous braised lamb shank. visit our website www.ktownbistro.com for more menu options.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us on the last day of the year. We will be offering a special new years menu. visit us at www.ktownbistro.com for more menu options.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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Tue - Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 6:15PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM

What 503 People Are Saying
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CJ
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food and lovely ambiance and attentive service.

IB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family of three had a delightful Thanksgiving dinner with the turkey cooked to perfection!

L
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although KTown was very crowded for Thanksgiving, the evening was a wonderful experience. Food, service and ambiance were, as always, superb.

WC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been dining here for years. Most recently, I ordered the Lamb Shank & Chicken Marsala - cooked to perfection. The cheese cake melts in your mouth. Staff is very attentive. Great experience & I highly recommend.

MD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoy this neighborhood restaurant. The food and service are fantastic and its location is in a quiet location.

A
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely to spend Thanksgiving there!

B
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at K-Town Bistro! The bistro was located among some very cute stores in Kensington, Maryland. The food was amazing and delicious! The staff was attentive and let us know they have a Sunday brunch. We will definitely be back to try out brunch! Highly recommend this bistro.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The taste of foods and service were fantastic. We will definitely back.

DH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this restaurant and have from the moment it opened. I go there frequently and am never disappointed. Well, sometimes when the menu changes something I have enjoyed eating is replaced with something else I feel a twinge of regret - I am still mourning the loss of the beet salad with parsnip chips!
Seriously, though, the food is always excellent, the staff friendly and helpful. It can get noisy when it is busy, but that is not a big deal to me.

J
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited for my mother’s birthday and we had a lovely lunch. Food was delicious, smoked salmon omelette, salmon cakes and a chicken pasta dish all were wonderful. Mimosas made with fresh squeezed oj was a treat. And desserts also were delish. We’ll def return not only for lunch but for dinner. Other highlights were cappuccino and Brussels sprouts soup. Really everything was top notch.

F
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very romantic and quiet restaurant. Food was excellent but service was even better

l
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal - nicely timed - staff very attentive

L
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant for two or four people. Excellent special dishes as well as delicious traditional meals. A true neighborhood gem.

WC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place always has excellent food! And is one of my top go to restaurants.

LM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a quiet little gem. I had been there years ago, but somehow forgot that this lovely little restaurant is in my own neighborhood. The food is wonderful and the atmosphere is perfect for catching up with friends because you can actually hear each other!

MC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant, great food, great service, we really enjoy dining at this neighborhood restaurant.

FR
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I ordered celery soup and delicious but the lettuce in my salad was warm. Bummer

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely birthday lunch there. Food was yummy and service was great. They even brought cute little glasses of dessert wine to celebrate. Lunch entrees were really good and the desserts were delicious!

W
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was very good but it's the service that makes this restaurant a stand out. One member of our party commented that the entire team (including the owner) were so focused on each of the tables that it felt like being in an upscale restaurant in DC. This is a local gem!

OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scallops were fantastic

s
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

what a wonderful place! i enjoyed a ladies luncheon there so much on wed that i made a dinner
rreservation for my entire family on friday night!

b
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I haven been to K town numerous times, and am usually very pleased. No this time. The New york Steak was big, tough, grimly and rather tasteless even though the cooking was good. A smaller, higher quality piece of merat would have been much preferred.

L
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food, value and service were outstanding, as usual. The only problem was that the restaurant was relatively warm. I assume the air conditioning was not as effective as usual. We were slightly embarrassed since we had invited another couple to join us for dinner, and had told them how wonderful K-Town is.

E
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Good was very poor quality. Tuna was flavorless as was the beef stroganoff. Service was good. Won’t go back. Had been there a couple of years ago and it was quite good. Has there’s been a change of ownership?

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very average experience. The French onion soup was the best thing on the menu, at least from what we ordered.

DS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Parking has never been a problem for me. Staff is very welcoming, with good service throughout my meals there. Prices are reasonable for the quality, but one can easily spend upwards of $40 per person for a three-course dinner with a glass of wine. A semi-hidden gem.

B
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, attentive service, charming ambience. A gem.

JE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with friends for brunch. We ordered bottomless mimosas, soup, roasted vegetables, omelet, and grilled salmon. Everyone enjoyed their meals, and the coffee was wonderful, too. Great service, great food.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant end quiet atmosphere. Good food, good service overall a recommended place for lunch with friends.

L
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, superb service, enjoyable milieu! Outstanding value.

JJ
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were there for our 38th wedding anniversary dinner they gave us a flute each of champagne
The next day was my birthday and they gave us and after dinner drink for no charge
The dinners were cooked to perfection and were delicious
They were very attentive

MT
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It is definitely a little gem in Kensington area.
Good food and nice service. The duck a l’orange and chocolate crepe brûlée are delicious! Will definitely be back. 🤗

BB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I took a party of five adults and one six month old for a Sunday brunch/lunch. It is nice that each person can choose to order either off the brunch menu or regular. This is a great quiet place to catch up with old friends over great food without feeling rushed. The braised short ribs with risotto is amazing!

NS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday place for brunch. Good food and service. Very charming atmosphere.

M
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A lovely Saturday night dinner! My husband had the cod which was very good, but I suspect he was envious of my filet mignon. It was superb, and accompanied by a creamy risotto and spinach--a perfect combination. Thank you, K Town! We'll be back soon.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A table worth some fine cuisine. Impressed by such variety of courses. Chapeau!

CW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i had the vegetable plate - excellent. I usually get the oyster app because it is divine. the coffee is soooo good. love this place!

S
Bergisches Land
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say, the food was great.

My beautiful wife and I had the blackened salmon, scallops, tuna tartare, and Caesar salad.

Two splits of chammy, excellent service, good price point all in a lovely setting....What’s not to like?

We’ll be back!

MS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, ambience, and a neighborhood gem.
I love this place,

n
Washington DC
90 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are big fans of K Town Bistro. Their food is delicious; service excellent; atmosphere comfortable; parking free. Highly recommended.