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Bistro Bis

4.6
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3383 Reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Bistro Bis is a contemporary French Bistro by Chef/Owner Jeffrey Buben. Please note that our menus do change frequently and online menu might not reflect the changes.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 3383 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have visited many times pre COVID. Food and service still as good as ever! Lots of attention to safety. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most delicious brunch here this morning. It was very quiet in the restaurant due to coronavirus so our server Josh was attentive and spent a lot of time answering our questions. We can’t remember the GM’s name but he was friendly and welcoming as well.
I can’t say enough about the food. We ordered the mussels in the saffron cream sauce and I don’t have words to describe how good it was. Josh was amazing and kept bringing us more bread to soak up the remaining sauce. The pied du cochon Benedict was also delicious. We ate a lot of food but didn’t feel gross or bogged down afterwards like we usually do after brunch. We can’t wait to come back to have the mussels again and try more menu items, and to see Josh and the GM again.

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vipJohnS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, drinks and service! Highly recommend.

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vipirnie
Washington DC
148 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of several delightful meals we have enjoyed at Bistro Bis. From the warm greeting we received by the hostess to the server's (Hector) introduction to the serving assistants' approach we could not have felt more welcome. The menu choices were diverse with an overall Continental flair.
We and the couple with whom we dined look forward to a return visit.

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vipRobertM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Execellent foodie experience

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vipkopoba
Tucson
72 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a pleasant surprise! I recently traveled to DC for a conference and met a friend at Bistro Bis for dinner. The restaurant is beautiful and the service was outstanding! The short rib bourguignon was literally to die for! I highly recommend - you will not be disappointed!

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FoodDiva
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The good was excellent. They did not have my reservation, but we were seated and served promptly.

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ElizabethR
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our server, Olga, was excellent. Very attentive and made sure all our needs and requests were met.

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Lana
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The fries were cold and we had to send them back. My steak was done too well when I asked for it medium. We also were bummed that a booth was not reserved for us, despite making a reservation for a business meeting.

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IanS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was prepared quickly.

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vipexNYer
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as always, found bistro bis to be one of the best restaurants in dc- not overpriced- excellent food and service- love it for lunch or dinner

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RossG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious menu, attentive service, comfortable seating and quiet enough to hear your companion across the table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent

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vipChocoLala
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal...apps, entrees, and amaaazing desserts! From start to finish, Bistro Bis was a wonderful dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was very good. Our only complaint, a serious one at that, is more of a recommendation. Patrons should be asked at the start of the meal of there are any allergies.
My wife and I did order carefully however at the end of the meal we were given some truffles because we didn’t receive an item we ordered. We didn’t think that one may have Nita. My wife is allergic and did have a reaction. Fortunately it was not as serious as it could h e been because she realized there were nuts as soon as she took a bite.
Other than this it was a pleasant experience experience.

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TayeA
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The chicken and waffle was okay. The flakey biscuits were amazing.

It would have been nice if they offered chai latte.

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AndrewL
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Bis never fails to impress. Great lunch with a colleague the right about of service so we could do business and the food was excellent. Continues to be one of my favorites!

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vipYvetteB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was great and always good to see Brandon (bartender)!

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vipStevebob
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding. I had the Choucroute-like special (pork tenderloin, boudin blanc, and smoked sausage with sauerkraut and veggies). So delicious. It was perfect. Salads alway shine at Bistro Bis.

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TheBestWifey
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for date night or family dinner. The food was divine and the service was excellent and we felt like we were the only ones in the restaurant, even though is was Valentine's weekend.

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AverageJoeBerra
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Came here for Valentine’s Day. Makes sense why this place had tables available a week before valentines. Terrible slow service. Food was very average. Median age of the guests were definitely around retirement age

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RamsayW
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious flavors and excellent menu selections. Service was fantastic.

Bistro Bis
Responded on February 18, 2020

So delighted you liked everything.

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lplp29
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our business group comes to DC every February for a conference. Bistro Bis is near our hotel but we continue to return due to the attentive service and excellent food. Our group of six selected different entrees from the menu, from halibut, steak frites to the pork chops. All of it was enjoyable and we will continue to support this restaurant.

Bistro Bis
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thanks so much!

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Advent1
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice for value and service. Food was outstanding and our waiter Steve was also outstanding with excellent recommendations on our selections.

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vipVirginia
Richmond
35 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So happy that I found this place! The charming maitre'd had me at hello, quickly followed by attentive waitstaff and lovely ambience. We needed to be done in time to get to a concert and they could not have been more helpful. The food, well, it was just what I love about French food. Mussels, onion soup, lovely beet salad, duck, all perfect. Great Sancerre and nice choice of Belgian beers. Our neighboring table ordered desserts that made me swoon, but I couldn't afford the calories. Next time, though. Not cheap but money well spent. Overall, a delight & I look forward to returning.

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rosemariec
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Bis is an all time favorite for me -- never disappointed. I had friends from Iowa and they were wowed without being intimidated by lots of food that they were not familiar with. The day was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and server were outstanding. They took good care of us even though I made the dinner reservation for 7:30 am by mistake. Thank you for a fun evening!

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vipjcjc
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been awhile since I’ve dined @ Bistro Bis. An absolutely delectable meal with such excellent service. I need to come back more often.

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AneesahE
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent and the service was superb.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Our waiter was friendly & attentive. Entree was a little pricy.

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vipAliG
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent for late lunch. deicious shrimp salads and best frittes outside Paris!

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vipBeth
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place for a business breakfast/lunch/dinner with someone who is travelling via Amtrak.

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PVMDC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Table spacing a bit tight today. Servers keep brushing/kicking my chair as they squeezed by.

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KeithK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

They brought an incorrect order to one of the people at the table. We let them know, and it took them nearly 30 minutes to correct. This was for a club sandwich, so nothing that should have taken that long. The waiter barely seemed to care, and they didn’t comp the food. The manager told me he would ‘take care of me the next time,’ which there won’t be on my end. High prices for really bad service.

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vipMaryW
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent time

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vipPCYinDC
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven't eaten at Bistro Bis in 6 years and it was exactly as good as I remember... amazing! And still some of the same staff!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The salads for restaurant week were great, and the steak and frites were delicious. The chocolate cake wasn’t bad.

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DiningDiva
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Four women friends went for lunch during restaurant week. We were quite surprised to see the extensive menu, especially since most restaurants limit the food options to 3-4 items. We had a cosy sunlit table in the corner. My mussels appetizer had a rich tomato broth and the portion was just right. French onion soup was equally flavorful. The shrimp salad dressing and sauce were delicious. My dessert profiterole was crispy on the outside with a wonderful lemon curd filling. All in all, a great choice for restaurant week and beyond.

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vipJami
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch in the upper level.
Thanks, Bistro Bis!

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ChrisL
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week menu was outstanding

FAQs

Bistro Bis offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 661-2700.

Bistro Bis is rated 4.6 stars by 3383 OpenTable diners.

Bistro Bis does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://bistrobis.com/gift-cards.

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