Bistro Bis

4.6
3264 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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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My server was amazing. Super attentive to my dietary needs, amazingly welcoming but unobtrusive. Perfect for a business lunch.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Went for their brunch restaurant week menu, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Portions were huge, and the food was delicious. The French onion soup was fantastic, as was the dessert.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Came here for restaurant week brunch and it did not disappoint! The creme brûlée was to die for!

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a delicious dinner - during restaurant week - of classic french dishes. The restaurant was classically decorated and lovely, if a bit crowded.

DE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro Bis exceeded all expectations on our first visit, for my husband's birthday weekend and a visit from our son and his wife, whose family is French. We were impressed with the large number of selections on the Restaurant Week menu, all delicious and beautifully presented. The pace was leisurely and uncrushed, so we could fully enjoy a salad or soup, entree, and dessert for lunch. Thank you for a charming afternoon in the bistro, a perfect respite between viewing museum exhibits.

DB
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit. Excellent service and brunch selections. Will return in future for dinner opportunity.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Escargot and scallops were amazing.

GG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Great service.
We went for restaurant week, which I usually assume will be scaled down. Not so with bistro bis. They offered so many choices!
Started with watermelon gazpacho and beet salad. Delicious. Entrees were duck confit and trout amandine. Wonderful. Desserts were lemon pastry and chocolate torte. Great finish.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved our Catalan server! He was lovely, food was delicious with nice portion sizes.

l
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! Went there for lunch during Restaurant Week: large selection on this menu, which includes many of the best options from the regular menu (which few restaurants actually do). Very good food: looking and tasting great!

e
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Service was extremely rushed and to crowded for the number of server. Order was wrong. Food was pretty good but both desserts were disappointing. Snails were great.

BP
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Short ribs were delicious. Watermelon gazpacho was very good. Hector was a great waiter. Recommend this restaurant.

MM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The noise level is pretty high but we could still be heard. Starters: the onion soup was excellent; the salad was supposed to have manchego cheese in it as a key ingredient; they forgot the cheese! A simple apology and the waiter said he would notify the chef, but that was it. I think this was a failing - both in forgetting the cheese, and then the reaction. The scallop dish was slightly overdone, the trout amandine was fine. All in all, a lackluster experience. Odd about the manchego.

B
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for Restaurant Week. Great menu, food and service. More good than we could eat!

C
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

The waitress was in over her head, but the food was very good and the setting was beautiful.

NY
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

as always- food excellent- we were there for restaurant week and the onion soup, traditionally made, and the trout almondine were excellent- and as lunch they allowed us to take our dessert home- which was also excellent- food and service here always top notch

SM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food that becomes a particularly good value during restaurant week.

R
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Still the best Open Table value in the area. A full menu with few upcharges. All the dishes we chose were excellent. The risotto was new and had a pleasing creamy texture. The watermelon gazpacho and the strawberry shortcake are classics, not to be missed. This time the service was disappointing. It’s not that the server wasn’t trying; he just seemed to be covering all the tables on the second floor. Example: our beverages finally arrived after the appetizer course, which didn’t appear for a good 25 minutes after we ordered.

f
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The beet salad, tortellini and crème Brule was incredible. This was my first time eating at Bistro Bis and I will definitely come again.

a
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Restaurant week menu was amazing. The food was very high quality, and there was excellent service. However, the tables were very close together and the noise level was high.

SX
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

it was an excellent experience! the shrimp is the best one i have ever have.

JB
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Josh was a great server! The apps, entrees, and desserts came out in a timely manner. Josh made sure to keep the pace at a comfortable time and made sure we were enjoying our experience. Highly recommend the food here!

KC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service at Bistro Bis are outstanding. I always have a good experience there and appreciate the warm welcome from the minute I enter.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bistro Bis was exceptional. The service “Steve” was over the top. A true professional. Good quality and appearance was amazing. A truly wonderful night out for a couple visiting from Florida.

OT
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very enjoyable meal. The food was very good. I had a trout. The wine, a Chablis, was very tasty. The service was low key and efficient. It was quiet and elegant.

A
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I truly enjoy Bistro Bis and recommend it to all my friends and family who come to DC.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal of escargot, duck and steak. Very attentive staff.

R
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Virtually empty at 6 pm but unable to secure a booth. Service extremely indifferent. Not even a second glass of water on a hot night. AC not working. Or barely. With so few customers it might be a good idea to accommodate those you have. Huge disappointment.

R
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a treat - I left nothing on my plate because everything tasted so good. Service was terrific and had celebrity siting of Supreme Court Judge Elena Kagan.

SW
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening. Good food, the crab cake was exceptional. Very accommodating service.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic!

M
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don, Norm, Betsy and staff at Bistro Bis are THE example of the best customer service in any restaurant experience. I can't say enough great things about them. Bistro Bis is a gem. I recommend it strongly!

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Attentive service, great food, and space for private conversation. Great experience.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I eat breakfast there a lot. The food is good.
Today I think was just an off day.

M
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Dining room was very loud for lunch. Bar area was perfect for lunch conversation.

LS
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal at this very consistent bistro. Watermelon soup & the eggplant were both very good. I have eaten here dozens of times with no disappointments.

M
Columbus
66 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good breakfast with old friends

OT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was good.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience! The staff was very attentive and kind. The food was delicious!

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