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Bar Chinois, Washington, DC
Award-winning

Bar Chinois

4.6
4.6
515 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese
Since opening in October 2021, Bar Chinois has been recognized for its constantly-evolving Chinese menu combined with a signature French-inspired cocktail and wine program. Recent accolades include being listed in the Michelin Dining Guide USA and the Washington Post Fall Dining Guide.

Located in Mount Vernon Triangle, Bar Chinois is a short walk from the Washington Convention Center, Capital One Arena, National Mall and Union Station. We offer happy hour specials Monday-Saturday from 5 pm-7 pm and a bottomless brunch on Sundays.

If you are looking for an energetic Washington, DC dining experience with great food, drink and service, we would love to host you!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 55 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Chinese, Chinese (Canton)
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–1:00 am Fri, Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 838-9633
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Chef Satang Ruangsangwatana
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Shaw
  • Cross street
    5th and I Streets NW
  • Parking details
    Metered street parking. Numerous parking garages and lots within a three block radius.
  • Public transit
    Closest metro stations are Chinatown, Mt. Vernon Square/Convention Center, Judiciary Square and Union Station. DC Circulator bus stops on Massachusetts Ave. NW and 5th Street NW and a number of other bus stops nearby.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Drag Brunch with Cake Pop!

    $35.00 per person

    Prepaid

    May 19, 2024 only
    Come party with us at Bar Chinois for our monthly Drag Brunch hosted by Cake Pop! Tickets are $35. Food and beverage are a la carte. We also have a bottomless drinks option for $30 before and during the show which includes bottomless mimosas, select beers and Stateside vodka spritzers until 3:00pm. All reservations can be seated as early as 12pm and the show begins at 1pm. Tickets are non-refundable and adults age 21+ only. Don't forget to bring cash for tipping entertainers!

What 515 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

515 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was microwaved where the center was flaming hot and the outside cold. We waited on a bottle of wine to be chilled which then arrived lukewarm after 15 minutes. All of the two tops were shoved together while tables around the restaurant sat empty. We had to shout at one another to hear each other. There was also a street light glaring into the window on us. I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Food was awesome, drinks quick and good! A little slow to get service as it was quite busy but very friendly!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food for a good price. Loved Luis as our waiter, very attentive and friendly. Bottomless mimosas was also great deal. One of the cheapest I’ve seen in DC.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The drinks are excellent and happy hour is excellent—would definitely go back for that. The kaarage chicken was very tough and the lu rou fan was incredibly salty. For dinner, not recommended. But for happy hour, you can’t get any better.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and interesting drinks. I now see why people love coming during the happy hour special.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Caught the last 30 minutes of happy hour so it was packed! We enjoyed the 1/2 off cocktails and $4 for 4 dumplings. Everything was delicious!

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  7. Jewels

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience all around! Service, food, and ambiance.

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  8. Bembry

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great waitress, food was good, drinks were good. Not much more you could ask for!

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  9. Aileen

    New York City

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food had very good flavor profiles, came quickly and was reasonably priced. However, crème brûlée was cold!Great friendly service too!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall awesome. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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FAQs

Bar Chinois does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Bar Chinois also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 838-9633.

Bar Chinois is rated 4.6 stars by 515 OpenTable diners.

Bar Chinois does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 55 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bar Chinois

455 I St NW, Washington, DC 20001-3054

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    5th and I Streets NW
  • Neighborhood
    Shaw
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–1:00 am Fri, Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Chinese, Chinese (Canton)
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Metered street parking. Numerous parking garages and lots within a three block radius.
  • Public transit
    Closest metro stations are Chinatown, Mt. Vernon Square/Convention Center, Judiciary Square and Union Station. DC Circulator bus stops on Massachusetts Ave. NW and 5th Street NW and a number of other bus stops nearby.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Satang Ruangsangwatana
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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