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.

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4.6

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77% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Celebrated our anniversary at Bibiana and it was great!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options
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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!!

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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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vip
 (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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Meet some local friends and had the meal of a lifetime!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went to Bibiana for Mother's Day dinner in the evening. They offered the full menu rather than is special one. We splurged and had the full softshell crab dish to start followed by the venison osso bucco. Both dishes were outstanding. The recommended wine with very well with both dishes. Service was prompt and attentive, but not overbearing. Bibiana is our favorite Italian-style restaurant. Very creative dishes. Good value for the portions served.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We went for my Wife's birthday. We were very impressed by the atmosphere, the food, the amazing wine and desert list, and the overall attitude of the employees and servers. I felt like royalty. They have a menu that is worth exploring.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour, Romantic, Authentic, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Went here for my sons graduation from Grad School
Great experience!

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Fantastic food and service! Would come back!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Excellent service and food including satisfying a very picky eater. Several different pastas were ordered, all scrumptious. Ambience super and service first rate, Would definitely come back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on May 10, 2017

We had an exceptional experience at Bibiana.

For my appetizer, I had the octopus which was accompanied by a bit of n'duja. The latter is not a common offering, is spicy, goes a long way and was something I had not thought of pairing with the octopus. Kudos to the creative chef who thought of that one. My wife enjoyed her burrata , as well.

All of the pastas are homemade, save for the gluten free offering. You can order half portions; and my wife and I ordered four which were all delicious. My vongole had three large clams, a welcomed change for the miniscule ones often served with this dish. The pasta was not swimming in olive oil as it often is, making this version a bit different, but most pleasing.

The restaurant's manager came over to make sure we enjoyed our meal and stayed to talk about food for a while.

We do not reside in DC; but will not miss this restaurant on our next trip.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Ribollita was great, if a bit salty. I had the pasta duo...bolognese was amazing, lobster pasta was so-so. Tiramisu was creative and yummy interpretation. I was there on a Wednesday and service was almost too attentive but great nonetheless. Maitre 'd was very welcoming.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Great night out. Food and service were as great as always!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Always outstanding service, food, and Maitre 'D is exceptional

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Non-existent waiters - a challenge to have our plates cleared and check delivered. I've only had one good meal over the years here. Now permanently off my list.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Manager picked out a wonderful wine and was very attentive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Casual, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Excellent food, imaginative riffs on classic ideas bringing the dishes to high modern standards. Salads are especially marvelous. Super service, a wonderful list of Italian wine. A special feature is the annotated amaro menu, the best explanation of a huge variety that I have ever seen.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Amazing service they went far above and beyond especially Arthur!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Service was really slow. I don't know where the waiters were. They took eons for every step from bringing the wine to bringing the check.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 24, 2017

Nice variety of Italian dishes, including a range of vegetarian options. Seasonal menu. Whole table loved their entrees. Noise level reasonable, but was a Monday night so not too crowded. A couple of menu items unavailable which was slight disappointment.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 21, 2017

The pappardelle with rabbit ragu was delicious. Next time we may try the Branzino for two.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 21, 2017

The food and service were at the high level I expect from Bibiana. The ribollita was excellent, perfectly seasoned, and was practically a meal in itself. The venison osso bucco was rich and lean, accompanied by herbed lentils. Our server was attentive without being overbearing. He helped to make a lovely dinner even better.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Good location and options for indoor or outdoor dining. Menu was meat heavy with few vegetarian options. Food was very good and portions were reasonably sized. Service was very good but we were asked about the food and our disposition too many times. Overall, this restaurant is a good choice for fine dining Italian.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Amazing food. Very slow service for a business lunch.

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Enjoyed the pre-theatre menu before a show. Nice set menu options.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Food took forever between courses.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 8, 2017

The venison ossobucco was served barely warm

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Bibiana continues to be my favorite creative Italian restaurant in DC -- year after year (and I've been enjoying it more more than 6 years now) its pastas beat everyone else's. Fresh, unique, creative, and super yummy. Everywhere else just doesn't matter.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2017

What a wonderful restaurant and close to hotels. European sized portions. So you will want to order multiple courses. Since almost everything is so good it's a gastronomic adventure. The Chocolate cake was not on par with other courses.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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