Bistro Bis

4.6
3403 Reviews
$30 and under
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. If you can't find a reservation time, please call us at 202.661.2700.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipVVIP
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Bis is a jewel. Probably among the very best restaurants in DC.
The Restaurant Week lunch at Bistro Bis has to be THE BEST LUNCH in DC or for that matter anywhere in the world.
The variety, detail, quality, service are truly exceptional.
Gazpacho, Cod, Grand Marnier Souffle are absolutely fabulous!

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Ashley
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good!!! Go here!! The onion soup, cod, and soufflé!!!

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vipLikegoodfood
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service during restaurant week. I always love this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was over-salted and over-sugared, but staff was very attentive and pleasant.

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PatriciaL
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very thoughtful wait staff keeping social distancing with excellent service. You can relax indoors or in sidewalk seating.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week was a great experience. Good menu options, delicious food, great prices.

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Polly
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is restaurant week and we once again had a perfect meal from Bistro Bis. The watermelon gazpacho danced on the tongue, the cod with vegetables was fresh, healthy and delectable and the scallops were perfectly cooked. Everything is thought of: a little fabulous salt with your whipped butter makes you want to give up on low carbs. Do it. Eat that fabulous piece of bread with that butter. You can always take a long walk later. The desserts -- chocolate cake and berry cobbler -- were all that one would wish. Thank you, Bistro Bis.

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viptoutoften
Washington DC
156 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a good experience all around, although the the fruit cobbler dessert which was a bit bland. The steak tartare and beef bourguignon werefabulous as was the cod and watermelon and tomato gazpacho.

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viptlrichards19
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Visited during restaurant week. Service was great. With the exception of the oysters and the warm fruit cobbler which were outstanding, the food was mediocre. Had the Cobb and my friend had the crab cakes.

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Birthday
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for restaurant week Summer 2020 my daughter and I enjoyed mussels & beet salad, braised duck & chicken w/potato & carrots. Desserts were amazing. Highly recommended!🤗

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Bis is my favorite place in DC. I had the crab cake appetizer, the potato-crusted cod and the Grand Mariner soufflé. Everything was delicious but the soufflé was the star. So light and fluffy and with the right amount of orange, and served with a chocolate sauce poured into the middle. I also had a lovely cocktail, the La Lavandou. It was a beautiful gin, elderflower and lavender concoction that I just loved.

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vipmichael
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was restaurant week and everything was outstanding. It was good to be semi normal again. again, everything was outstanding. definitely one of washington's best.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great lunch during restaurant week and would definitely recommend checking it out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Restaurant week visit. Solid fooo

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SarahB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We had a few scallops gritty, which was a big turn off. Otherwise, a good experience. Wait staff was super.

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RobB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beef bourguignon is spectacular!

A Grand Marnier souffle was to die for!

Great anniversary dinner...

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vipImpresario
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I visited for Restaurant Week 2020 and had a terrific three-course lunch for $22, a GREAT value! A standout for me was the dessert, Grand Marnier Souffle. Will definitely return.

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KishaS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great dinner and will return. Love the crime brûlée.

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FZ20782
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such good value with the restaurant week's lunch deal. Every dish is delicious.

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vipPCYinDC
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so wonderful to be able to dine in @ Bis again! They did a fantastic job, we were totally comfortable and the food was...as always Amazing! This time I noticed souffle on the menu, which I don't recall from the past and it was absolutely to die for! Kudos to Chef Bouben, Chef Ted and the entire Bis team! <3

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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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Lizzy
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
9 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
14 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
14 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

RG
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.

VJ
vipVinnyJ
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent

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vipChocoLala
New York Area
80 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
12 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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Bistro Bis offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 661-2700.

Bistro Bis is rated 4.6 stars by 3403 OpenTable diners.

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

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