The Bidwell menu features Chef John Mooney’s signature dishes with Southern flair and flavor including: Gin & Tonic Salmon with Caramelized Cauliflower, Crispy Deviled Eggs with Homemade Ranch Dressing, Lobster Taco with Avocado Tomatillo Salsa, and Suckling Pig. Completing the menu is a confidently curated selection of regional wines, craft beers and classic cocktails.
homemade ricotta, mozzarella, roasted garlic bechamel, fresh thyme
Fantastic brunch and really great service! Will definitely come again and recommend to others.
The restaurant was CLOSED when we arrived for our reservation. Left a phone message and received no reply
Food was amazing! Service awesome! Highly recommend!
Vibrant open upscale modern vibe
Severely understaffed. Food wasn't the best. The mac and cheese specifically wasn't anything to write home about. Visiting D.C. for the weekend and we had much better food at other restaurants.
My friends and I were celebrating a birthday and went for brunch. The hostess was accommodating with our request for a table at the bar. The bartender was also very accommodating and kept the bottomless drinks flowing. The strawberry salad was disappointing with one strawberry cut in fours and a few broken walnut pieces. Because they grow their vegetables, they could add more strawberries since it was a “strawberry salad.” I love the Bidwell Burger and requested it without bread. Had to send back to the kitchen to add the caramelized onions.
Suggestion: with the high noise level and the openness of the space the background music is more of an annoyance than a compliment to the experience.
Another suggestion: the bread pudding as the “birthday cake” was disappointing. My friend does not eat bread pudding, but the gesture was nice.
Great for brunch! Plenty of seating before 11 am on a Sunday, but got busy around 11:30. Server was wearing a mask, which we appreciated.
I'm deeply offended by the management's total lack of cultural sensitivity. The restaurant had the audacity to serve a specialty drink named gentrification in an area that was historically black and now is on the swing of forced migration by lower income families to move in people that don't represent the idea of "chocolate city". I will never dine there again.
Went there for brunch and the food was not good. Coffee was cold, eggs were underdone, omelet and potatoes were underseasoned. Was surprised at the poor quality.
Even though the dinner menu doesn't bring a lot of options, the pizza, which is the main course, it is very good! Also not a lot of toppings available, but very tasty.
It was like eating in a concrete school gymnasium and being overcharged for the privilege.
Basically, this place is an okay, affordable option if you are in Union Market and want to sit down at a traditional restaurant. Service was pleasant but very slow—we waited 20 minutes for drinks and one person in our group did not get his entree until most of us were done eating our food. The brunch food was fine, not great. I would not go back.
The service was very attentive and the menu was perfect for different food restrictions. Plus the food was delicious!
Cassie and the crew created a memorable brunch experience.
A great restaurant, great ambiance, the perfect place to take someone on a first date
The restaurant appeared to be understaffed but there was no disclaimer provided by management or the workers that service may take longer than expected or be inconvenient. My server would only arrive every 30 minutes, rush me and my friend to order and still forget the order, adding more time. Simple communication could have mitigated the frustration in receiving poor service.
Really nice atmosphere. We had a great time & will definitely be back.
Service was great, food was delicious. Great outdoor dining in Union Market
Great as always, so glad they are back for dining
My guest and I had a very good experience at Bidwell. The waitstaff, while minimum was very attentive and accommodating. Love the shrimp pasta in broth. It was scrumptious
Went for brunch after a Father-Son event. My son and I split the breakfast burrito and the French toast. Both were great. We had a table outside and were fortunate that the weather was nice -- but if it had been any warmer, would've wanted an umbrella for some shade. Union Market and the surrounding neighborhood continue to get better and better and we find ourselves spending more and more time there. Lots of great options, but definitely recommend Bidwell for a sit down meal.
The food was better than I expected. The location and price was perfect.
Came for happy hour!
Food was excellent and the server was too! Will definitely go back.
Made a random stop here for dinner and drinks. We were seated immediately. First of all, the playlist is dope. That always makes food and drinks taste better, no? Our server was the most charismatic, attentive, and helpful gentleman. If only I could remember his name because he was fantastic. I ordered the Divine IPA, which I liked. They had some other good beers on tap as well. I got the burger and the kitchen made some accommodations for me. My only thing is the fries were cooked in some weird oil (I think) because they tasted strange. Really enjoyed this spot!!
Great food and service. Best charcoal activated pizza pies and lobster tacos in DC!
The food was very good and fresh. The portion sizes were also good.
Great experience overall. The food was very good.
I consider Bidwell a casual dining spot in DC. First, our waitress took excellent care of us. She seated us quickly and got food and drinks rolling for us, and provided good recommendations for us on the menu. My husband and I split a few different entrees and all were tasty. If you’re looking for an American food joint to take the whole family or want to entertain guests from out of town that want a solid burger or pizza, its a good spot.
Restaurants was available on open table for reservation. I got a call about 1 hour before my reservation and told me they were closed until April 1. Why were they available on open table?! I made a reservation assuming they were open, and they didn’t honor it. And there weren’t any others to make by the time they notified me.
Despite the reservation, this restaurant does not have designated tables and instead shares an outdoor seating area with the entire area. We could not get anybody to take our order nor answer the phone.
Delicious food and great outdoor dining experience.
Great staff, flexible, kind, and funny. Excellent (really, to be sought out) food. Great seating options. Rare treat in these days. Needed.
Such a fantastic experience! Definitely will be coming back.
So great! As aways! Keeping up with current covid protocols and such great food. Cannot recommend enough. They don't take reservations for outdoors in case of bad weather but easy to switch outside if you already have a reservation. Go there now!!!!
Love this place!! Great outdoor sitting! Delicious food and great service!
Excellent as always. Couldn't make an outdoor reservation probably because they don't want to worry about the weather, but it was easy to move outside. So glad to be able to enjoy this and still be safe.
Definitely recommend as a brunch spot, very good service and great ambiance as well.
Perfect place to meet with friends or for a date!
Always our go to weekly. Brought new local friends who loved it. Thanks for working so hard to get back open during this National Emergency 🚨 😷
Bidwell is rated 4.4 stars by 445 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.