About Bibiana

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.

1100 New York Avenue, NW (Corner of 12th and H St)
The corner of H St. and 12th
Washington, DC 20005
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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;

Cross Street:
12th and H street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 216-9550

Website:
http://www.bibianadc.com/

Parking Details:
We offer Valet parking for dinner only.

Public Transit:
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.

Executive Chef:
Jake Addeo

Additional:
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

Special Events & Promotions:
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: bibianaevents@gmail.com.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Experience an Italian Christmas with the Feast of the Seven Fishes. 65.00 per person Pre Fixe Menu.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in the New Year at Bibiana! A la Carte from 5:00-7:30 and a four course tasting menu from 8:00-11:00

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Private Dining

Bibiana Osteria and Enoteca Private Dining.

Bibiana Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (24)
Special Occasion (23)
Fit for Foodies (19)
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Romantic (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Business Meals (15)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Authentic (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Cozy (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Fun (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Casual (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

It's so refreshing to see a place that is not just "phoning in" for restaurant week. Great restaurant week menu. Delicious execution. Great ambiance. Delicious Amari selection for digestive drinks.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We went for restaurant week 2017 and the meal was excellent. The decor was a little modern and cliche for me but the service was great and so was the food. Burrata and meatball appetizers hit the spot. Bucatini pasta was a fun dish and surprisingly tasty. For dessert the hazelnut bar and the olive oil cake were delicious. Great wine selection too.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Restaurant week menu had many options. We all enjoyed our food - especially the bucatini. The wine selection was also good and the wait staff friendly and efficient.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2017

I had not dined here in a few years (not because I didn't like it), and I decided to return during Summer Restaurant Week and see if it was as good as I remembered. It was! I had the pasta with octopus and my husband had the short ribs. Both were delicious!! The service was flawless and the complimentary basket of warm bread also was a winner.

I've heard some people say that the prices here are too high and the portion sizes are too small. My husband and I were hungry when we arrived and were full after appetizer, entree, dessert. Maybe the bread helped, but we're not "light eaters."

In short, while this place is not "cheap", the food was delicious and the service was great. I won't let so much time pass before my next visit. Please go!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Excited to return to Bibiana last week for Restaurant Week. It wasn't as good as I remembered. Got the mackerel crudo, which wasn't the absolute freshest, and was over salted. For an entree, I ordered the stuffed calamari, which was SO salty. Maybe the chef was in love! The baba' wasn't bad but I'm not in a rush to return to Bibiana anytime soon.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Really good restaurant week menu. Nice atmosphere and great service.

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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Great Italian food. The service is outstanding and the ambience is unbeatable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Great restaurant week menu. Lots of options.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Went for business lunch during restaurant week. Mediocre meal took OVER 2 hours which is unacceptable. Would not return

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Got together with friends for Restaurant Week and it was great. I wish the drinks were a little cheaper but overall we had a great time. The food from the appetizer to the dessert was excellent and nicely flavored. Would recommend this to anyone by the Metro Center area.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 16, 2017

While the service was great, I wasn't impressed with Bibiana. I'm not sure if it was because the Restaurant Week menu wasn't that great or what. But, I'd be reluctant to pay full price for a meal there when there are so many other options in DC.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

The lunch deals were phenomenal, the food was delicious and amazing, and the service was great! Will definitely be back and would recommend it to others.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on August 14, 2017

We are in town for business. Good location next to our hotel. Very comfortable and attentive service after a busy day.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Great food and a fabulous server who knew the menu. We will be back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 14, 2017

OK level Restaurant week's lunch. We had joined lunch for the restaurant week. I had burrata as first course, and fish as second, then the chocolate cake as the dessert. The burrata cheese is good, smooth and creamy. The fish dish is little bit lack of character. First, the fish is plain, no taste of fish. Second the pickled eggplant has too much sour taste that overpowered the rest of the food. I like the gelato that comes with the chocolate cake, it is smooth, and has nice caramel flavor. I am not sure if I would go for it again.....

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Came here for a company dinner with our staff and a potential business contact. Our large party was accommodated well and received its own section of the restaurant removing us from noise on the other side where regular patrons sat. The food was excellent, and the manager and waiter both did their best to make sure everyone in my party was happy.

Definitely a place I would recommend to others.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

In D.C. For conference at nearby hotel. Needed nice place for customer dinner. Bibiana was perfect. Great food. Great service. Great environment. Great experience. Thanks to the staff. Mission accomplished.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Bibiana is easily the best Italian restaurant around Metro Center and, arguably, in all of DC. There is a wonderful wine selection, largely Italian, both by the bottle, and, in many cases, by three other sizings as well. The menu consists of some of the usual suspects, but many unanticipated offerings as well.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

one of the most underrated restaurants in the district. Gets virtually no mention in the dining column but the food is really, really good and the wine list is very broad with a lot of reasonable bottles. The service is also quietly efficient and extremely helpful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Really good lunch experience. Linguine was perfect. Good service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Good restaurant, but a little pricey for the final product

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Omaha)·Dined on July 20, 2017

It was pleasant for business dining

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Bibiana's is the most outstanding restaurant that we have been to in a very long while. Staff was extremely attentive, & accommodating. We were celebrating a family birthday, they allowed us to stay as long as we liked. I would highly recommend this restaurant & plan to go again myself.
Absolutely love this restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Bibiana was great for lunch! The service was outstanding and I loved the tagiatelli dish! And the dessert of espresso over gelato! Definitely recommend!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Tim was awesome! Food excellent and reasonably priced

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Celebrated our anniversary at Bibiana and it was great!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 27, 2017

We enjoyed our experience thoroughly. We'll definitely be back!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2017

This was the worst meal I have ever eaten in Washington DC. Service was bad...had to send our first courses back. Entrees were practically inedible. Will NEVER go back

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 21, 2017

I'm a regular here, which, given the superb food, service, and wine list isn't a surprise. Bibiana is easily the best Italian restaurant in the Metro Center area, as wise a choice for a meal with a business colleague or two as with a new or steady date. The three size selections for many unique wines are another reason to dine here, as is the wonderful focaccia.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 20, 2017

dependably good, service and food excellent. noise level reasonable, a preferred location for me for upscale business lunch

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Rather late commenting on this meal we shared with out-of-town family members with discerning palates. We chose Bibiana to show off DC to them and we were not disappointed -- everything was perfect. With each visit, the food just keeps getting better and better -- more subtle and better control of flavor combinations -- creative without straying far from an Italian palate. They handled the opening and decanting of a 22-year-old Brunello with a decaying cork very expertly. Superb, attentive, but discreet service throughout the three-hour meal. Just a completely satisfying dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Seasonal
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 9, 2017

I went there for lunch, and they had a 3 course special for $25. I was so impressed with the quality I went back for dinner. Was superb. Contemporary setting and Italian cuisine, avoiding the cliches.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 8, 2017

A great dinner with the D.C. family. The food and service were both great. Thanks for all the attention!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Nice environment and excellent food. Good business lunch. I'll be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Had a great dinner with family and friends. Everything was great.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Louisville)·Dined on May 20, 2017

John French is a master Sommelia and the wine list is outstanding. The Borrollo was exquisite and the pairing with the short rib that fell off the fork was outstanding. The Brussels sprouts could have been a great meal all by themselves, and the pairing of chili spice and sweet was very unique. This is one of my favorite restaurants in the D.C. Area.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Food was decent. Less than ideal service. Had to ask multiple times for bread. The wine was delivered after we finished the meal. We were offered a free desert for the late wine delivery. Portions were small and overpriced. Return to DC a few times a year, this place won't be on our radar in the future.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Our "go-back -to" restaurant in DC; always great service and outstanding food.
We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. The staff wanted to know what the occasion was and then acted according...a personal touch topped the evening. We will be back!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 19, 2017

They told Open Table I wasn't there after I checked in at the front. Fortunately Open Table asked me about it while I was waiting for the entree. A minor annoyance.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Excellent service. The kitchen failed to have one entree on time, they sent something on the house while we waited and in the end they didn't charge for the entree.

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