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Permanently Closed - Le Mediterranean Bistro

378 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Le Mediterranean Bistro is a French Cuisine located in Old Town Fairfax. Chef Patron Driss Zahidi leads his dynamic team to provide elegant and unsurpassed modern French cuisine by using the very finest seasonal ingredients and employing both classic and modern techniques. The chef works with Local Farmers to get the best and freshest ingredients. A truly intimate restaurant matched by exquisite cuisine.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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French, Mediterranean, Moroccan
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 383-1553
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Le Mediterranean Bistro can accommodate all your special event needs.
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Private party contact
Private Event Coordinator: (855) 389-9703
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Bistro Med Catering can provide office catering for your upcoming meetings and corporate events in Fairfax area and Northern Virginia. Whether your staff or guests have certain dietary restrictions or are health conscious, we always deliver breakfast foods, lunches, afternoon snacks, sandwiches and entrées that will satisfy any palate.

Our Corporate Caterers are Available For:
Annual Meetings and Conferences
Product Launches, Lunch Meetings, and Open Houses
Company Parties
Buffet Catering at Corporate Picnics and BBQs
Late-Night Meetings
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Cross street
Old City Hall
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Parking details
Please note there is free parking across the street from the restaurant.
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 24, 2017

Superb! We'll definitely return!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 20, 2017

We celebrated my wife's birthday there and it was terrific. Nicely decorated, quiet and great food. Adam said the the "chocolate mousse was the best in the country." He was right. Great place for a cozy dinner.

vipFairfaxmom (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on May 26, 2017

We enjoyed our meal - the bronzino was outstanding, the accompanying vegetables were perfectly cooked, the mussels were incredibly tender, the bread was great. Overall, we would very much recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a quiet place in the City of Fairfax with terrific food and a European flair.

Giovanni (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on May 19, 2017

The food is excellent and good value for the money. Service is also quite good. It is a great find in Fairfax City.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on May 6, 2017

Very, very overpriced. The server gets an "A" for effort and friendliness, but the service, for this price point, was very unpolished. They were out of the wine I ordered, they were out of the champagne my friend ordered, the women's bathroom was out of service, their creme brulee torch was broken yet they didn't take the creme brulee off the menu, the server forgot to bring my wine, forgot to bring my knife for my lamb, never brought the cream for my coffee, and our bill was incorrect. The decor is shabby--cheap laminate floors, cheap curtains and curtain rods, chipped and fading paint. It has potential, though. The space is intimate and the tables, with their white tablecloths, are nicely set. The food wasn't bad, but for the price, I expected something way better. My favorite, actually, was my cup of coffee.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on April 21, 2017

The Salmon was good as always, same with the French Onion Soup. We have eaten there more than half a dozen times in the last 3 years and it is usually busy. This was a Friday night and we were there from 7:30 to 9:30; and am not sure why we were the only guests. The menu that night was heavily seafood focused, which is good for me, but offered limited choices for my who had the chicken in Phyllo but enjoyed it.

vipNickname (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on April 15, 2017

We were the only table there for an early dinner at 5 pm, so we had great service and a very quiet room. It was excellent. But o hey it's still very good even when more full. The food was delicious and lovely to look at, too.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on March 26, 2017

Great food with a great wine selection. Food option unique and well prepared.

BrandywineDC (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on March 24, 2017

We had been to Le Mediterranean Bistro before a few times, and remembered it fondly, and the place lived up superbly to our memories of it. The service was outstanding, and the menu is marvelous.

sszeke (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on March 17, 2017

Good food in a small venue. You can actually have conversations there!

mike (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on March 4, 2017

Everything was good. Kind of a mixture of different cuisines. Service was very good. Desserts were delicious.

OleMac (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on March 4, 2017

This was our first visit to Le Mediterranean Bistro, as well as French Moroccan cuisine on the whole, so we didn't know quite what to expect. It turned out to be very pleasant, and our server was extremely attentive, though, other than the lovely french music, and the escargot, it didn't seem terribly french. But we enjoyed it anyway.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 26, 2017

Outstanding in every way. Thank you!¡!!!!!!!!!!!!!

banesong (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 18, 2017

The food was good French style cooking with a hint of Morrocan style. Primarily French flavors and dishes. A heavier sprinkling of North African flavors would definitely broaden the experience. Service was attentive, with staff ensuring you were ready for the next course before bringing it out. Wine selection paired nicely with the food.

golfbowl (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

This was Valentine's day and so the quiet ambience allowing for private conversations was wonderful. The food arrived with long waits - ala French relaxed mode. About halfway into our meal, music came on; it was just a tad over soft and needed a bit of adjustment but it still allowed for quiet conversations. The food was good but not remarkable. We did not drink, but they seem to have had a lengthy wine list.
Overall I was pleased with my experience but have no real reason to return.