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Bibiana is an award-winning restaurant from the Knightsbridge Restaurant Group. Chef Jake Addeo brings 16 years of distinguished experience working at some of the most acclaimed restaurants in New York City and Hong Kong. Jake has cooked in several famous restaurants with James Beard award- winning chefs including Abboccato Italian Kitchen, where he served as Chef de Cuisine; Esca under Dave Paternack and Mario Batali and at Felidia under Fortunato Nicotra and Lidia Bastianich. Chef Addeo is bringing some of the most delectable regional Italian food to Washington, DC.
The corner of H St. and 12th
Washington, DC 20005
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; All Day Menu: Monday - Friday: 2:30pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm;
12th and H street
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer Valet parking for dinner only.
Metro Center is the closest metro stop, it is located at 12th and G street and our front door is one block away at the corner of 12th and H street.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Featuring high-style Milano design and ample private dining options with Executive Chef Jake Addeo in the kitchen. A dramatic stainless steel beaded curtain defines a semi-private dining area for up to 12 guests. The restaurant also has a large private dining room with two walls of expansive windows and 13-foot ceilings that can seat 48 and comfortably accommodate up to 80 guests for a reception. The main dining room can also be reserved for a private celebration. Please also inquire about catering options available for off site events. For more information about hosting a private-event, please contact Arthur Tanwangco at (202) 216-9550 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Bibiana Ratings and Reviews
I am not from DC but travel there every week. I look for places to dine with fellow travelers or my client pretty regularly and my first choice has become Bibiana. Service is exceptional and food is very good (interesting and different than what you might expect). The wine list is all Italian so my typical go-to California wines aren't on the list but the sommelier does a good job suggesting wines that are comparable. Never disappointed.
Went early on a Saturday..so had a server to ourselves. He explained all the cheeses and meats on the antipasta menu...which helped us make very tasty choices. My husband had the wild boar main course and raved about it even when we got home. My lobster pasta was excellent..included a tail in a half shell. A great experience overall.
The food (Linguine alle Vongole; Polipo - Pan-Seared Octopus) was of very good quality but a bit too salty. Service was very good but the automatic inclusion of a 20% service charge in the bill upset me.
Upon inquiry, I was told by the staff that this was the norm in Washington DC and I agreed to pay it. But this occurred in no other restaurant. So, I will not ever go to this restaurant again. I believe that 15% for service is adequate.
Reservations a must the location gets busy as the night progresses. Food service and beverages excellent. Pasta dishes all fresh from scratch [for real] . A mix of customers, business, locals, tourists. You may want to dress up and make it a date night. I wish I had worn a blazer many patrons were not dressed as casual as we were.
I've been to Bibiana many times for business but finally brought the wife for our anniversary. So glad I did. Host and server took GREAT care of us. Lot's of special attention and consideration of our anniversary. I asked for a booth or quiet table in my reservation, and they had both waiting for me to choose from. Love the service! Server was exceptionally attentive, but never invasive. Food was good. The lardo on the misti plate was disappointing. I always order that, but this time is was warm and greasy. Rest was great. Stone crab claws...several bites had pieces of shell. Risotto, kind of boring. Expected it to be richer. Beet salad and Sicilian meatballs were great. Wines by the glass we very good, but the reds are being stored too cold. The cab/merlot blen was very cold. Excellent nebbiolo. Passito is hard to find, thoroughly enjoyed. And the grapefruit cello...what a treat! Great tiramisu as well. Oh, and they brought over another dessert unexpectedly as a anniversary special. Looked like a cupcake but was rich and moist like tres leches . Whatever it was, it was AWESOME. We will definitely be back!
Homemade pasta ribbons were a little stiff. Bring Italian and making our own pasta it could stand to be a little lighter.
Lobster was terrible. Couldn’t even cut it with a knife it was so rubbery.
Cinnamon gelato was heavenly.
Setting/ ambience/ atmosphere were all great.
Portions are big; half portions available for many entrees - good. Restaurant temperature was cold - bring a wrap/jacket. Al dente pasta was underdone - Al must have sharp teeth. Excellent waitress Cici - seemed to have too many tables to cover.
Anyway 4 stars; would go back.
Having been here before, we were VERY disappointed. We have raved about it being our favorite Italian restaurant - but this time it was not as good. While the past is fresh - we asked for al dente. It was not al dente. We asked for the soup to be "hot" - we had to send it back - it was not hot.
The service was perfect - except for the instructions to the server were not carried out by the kitchen.
Wonderful authentic Italian specialties at every level. Took me back to the last time we were in Italy a year ago. Space is full of hard surfaces so it was a little noisy especially as the wine pouring increased. Would still highly recommend, just a heads up.
May not have given it a fair shake as it was a very unexciting business meal where we were in and out but the truffle risotto was too salty and uninspired. It was a perfect al dente though and some of their specialties looked pretty good, like the salt crusted branzino but only available for two.
Fantastic food with a very attentive wait staff. As one of the options for BYOB in the area, this restaurant will exceed expectations. While not accustomed to the corkage fee, our waiter wasted no time making sure our glasses stayed filled. Diverse Italian cuisine made this a memorable place.
Met two colleagues for a business lunch. Server was patient and very polite. One of us ordered a linguini with something and at the end she said it was very good. My other colleague and I ordered the tomato stuffed calamari with trepidation (I don't do strange recipes often). It was superb. Light enough for lunch but quite satisfying.
Bibiana is easily the best Italian restaurant at Metro Center, and one of the best in the entire Washington area. Food and drink are both consistent and authentic, and the wine list features many selections unavailable elsewhere, many offered by glass, quartino, half-bottle, and full bottle.
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