There is also street parking, when available.
Food was very good! The onion soup was excellent. The duck was tasty and cook to the right temperature, but the fat was not crispy of could have been rendered more. My son had the veal chop which was excellent. Desserts were very good as well. Service was good, and the wine by the glass had excellent selections. Nice spot to have dinner any night. Also has a more casual bar seating, which I will go back to enjoy.
Excellent waiter, Norman.
Male maître ‘d- dreadful. True attitude issues.
Norman made up for it and the meal was delicious .
Moules marinière and trout ( ordered without ham!) main course.
Coffee and délices
Lovely server great food
Great experience wonderful staff fantastic food
The server never came back during our meal until the end. My steak was cooked perfectly but the pomme frites were way over cooked.
Mussels were perfect... and the rosé delightfully dry. A great meal!
Excellent, elegant food, wonderful and attentive service. Close to Union Station and the Senate.
Came here for our anniversary dinner last night. The chips on the steak tartare were stale, my steak frites was over cooked, and our server was unfriendly. Everything my husband asked how to pronounce she looked at him like he was a moron and had no idea what he was trying to say. Only gave 3 stars because the cocktails were decent and their wine pours were large, otherwise would give a 2. Definitely won't go back or recommend to people.
Food and service were excellent. However, air conditioning not functioning very well - it was very uncomfortable inside dining area.
Great food and reasonable prices for menu. Less appealing for vegetarian among my guests though. Need to add more selections in the menu. Somewhat warm on thermostat in the dining area
Only complaint - AC wasn’t working and it was rather warm in the restaurant. Otherwise food and service were excellent.
We asked for an got the perfect table...and had a perfect meal and outstanding service. Who could ask for more?
The halibut was superb.
This was my 3rd time at Bistro Bis since it was opened. It only gets better with age.
Absolutely, amazing. Will totally recommend this place - besides you never know VIPs could stop by!!
Food was good as always...although my lunch partner ended up getting the wrong dish...but she tried what they brought and liked it, so no harm done.
Bistro Bis is truly my favorite restaurant in DC. I tend to like French food more than any other cuisine, and Bistro Bis offers some of the finest. The staff has been there for many years, and several waiters know me by face recognition. Wish I could order a different appetizer than the Beet Salad, but I can't bring myself to do so. Love the place!
Loved their Restaurant Week menus! The food choices were a great representation of their overall menu! Will definitely come back again!
Very good food
Everything was great but the service is VERY slow... over an hour to get entrees is a bit extreme.
Ithe French onion soup was good but the entree of “almond encrusted scallops” was a let down! There were absolutely no almonds on them, they were served with a seasonless couscous with pickled vegetables (I wouldn’t eVen eat the couscous after the first bite I was turned off).. Desert was supposed to be a light flaky apple desert - instead it was doey and something tasted canned. I would not recommend it to a friend.
I’ve been twice and wait staff were good with Gluten Free/Dairy Free assistance both times
This review is based on a Restaurant Week Lunch, which was excellent. First of all, unlike many other restaurants, Bistro Bis offers a large menu, not just three or four items per course. Second, the menu offered several new items as well as some old classics. I had the corn soup, the branzino, and the apple dessert. All were superb. This may be the best Restaurant Week bargain in DC, but Bistro Bis is, from my experience, an excellent restaurant all the time.
Joe was the best waiter. Food fresh and delicious.
Came here for Restaurant week. Had the mussels, which were great, and the trout, which could not have been any more fresh or perfectly cooked. Crime brûlée was also top-notch and service was prompt and gracious.
We went for restaurant week. We traveled from Baltimore just to try some of DC’s finest. We arrived a bit early and decided to have a drink at the bar. The bar tender was very helpful and knowledgeable about the drink and wine list. The food was really good. Especially the French onion soup. Excellent restaurant week options. The server was efficient but not very personable. He did not add anything to our outing. Basically just got us in and out.
Loved the atmosphere. Pleasant, warm, comfortable.
Good service with pleasant accommodating service staff.
Food is always good; onion soup,mussels, duck confit, and delicious desserts.
Will always return knowing i will have a good experience.
The food was very nice as was the service. Good menu and delicious desserts.
Thank you Hector for great service. We were out on a date while on vacation. Romantic but a little bit noisy. Great food and wine. Good value.
I have to say that was the poorest meal I have had in years at an upscale restaurant. The prices would have been fine had this been an excellent or even a very good meal, but the food was, frankly, stunningly bad for the price. Ordered a salad as a first course; it came with much of the lettuce literally browned at the edges, drenched in an acidic and tasteless dressing. Trout as a second course was floating in an oily sauce, came with rather tired haricots verts and was altogether disappointing. To top this all off, unfortunately, we had a server who I am sure thought she was being friendly but would not stop interrupting our gathering to talk at great length multiple times about her experiences at this and other restaurants. Altogether a big mistake. Avoid.
It had been awhile since we had visited Bistro Bis, but it delivered as usual. Great Steak Frites and Crab Cakes. The wine list was exceptional as usual. Glad we went and look forward to our next visit.
You can always count on their exceptional French food and high quality ingredients. Although service was very good, it was a little slow. If you’re in a hurry make sure you let them know.
Excellent food, service by Jonathan was impeccable.
A birthday meal as precursor to taking the Monuments by Moonlight tour. Location, service and food exactly as advertised. Will go again should occasion arise when back in town.
I have eaten here several times and it's been okay in the past. One of the people at our table described the halibut as tasteless. I had the steak frites--looked to be a nice cut of beef but it too was rather bland.
Had a great time, Excellent French food. Reasonable wine list.
On a strong recommendation from an acquaintance, I brought my teenage daughter here for a special dinner while we were visiting DC. We reserved a table on a weeknight using OpenTable. The host staff were all very welcoming; the ambiance was just right; the food was excellent; and our waiter was charming and attentive. We had a charcuterie plate - one of the best I've seen in many years, the Potato Crusted Halibut and the Trout Ardenaise. Both were perfectly seasoned, elegantly presented, and just right. On the waiter's recommendation we shared the Opera Cake, though we were too full to finish it and brought it with us. Rich and chocolaty, and beautifully presented. There were only a few other guests present at that late hour on a weeknight, so the atmosphere was fairly quiet, though I imagine it would have been louder if more tables had been full. All in all, it was lovely, and I'd recommend it highly.
The A/C was not working well. Made it hard to enjoy the restaurant.
Always love the specials at Bistro Bis. Tuesday's Salmon special was outstanding. Unfortunately, our server was having an off day -- brought my husband the wrong entree so we all waiting while the correct one was prepared -- and he kept forgetting to bring extra ice, which we requested several times. He was very nice, but I think he had a lot on his mind.
RESTAURANT WAS VERY WARM, PLEASE TURN THE AC ON!!!