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Bistro Bis, Washington, DC

Bistro Bis

4.4
4.4
3147 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–9:30 am Brunch Sat 8:00 am–1:30 pm Sun 9:00 am–2:15 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 661-2700
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Edward Walker
  • Private party facilities
    Email sarah.love@hotelgeorge.com with your private event request.
  • Private party contact
    Tony Fischer: (202) 661-2701
  • Neighborhood
    Capitol Hill
  • Cross street
    New Jersey & North Capitol
  • Parking details
    Garage parking is available across the street in the Hall of States Building.<br />There is also street parking, when available.
  • Public transit
    Union Station
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,147 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

3,147 Reviews
  1. JohnK

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My dining partner and I both ordered the Soupe a l'Oignon, the French classic. We both agreed it was exceptionally done in all its glory. My partner thought her salad (included almonds) was excellent. My steak frites was sadly disappointing. A nice piece of meat. Cooked correctly. McDonalds French fries which i prefer to the smaller fries frequently served with steak frites. But the whole point of steak frites is to have a nice sauce on the steak and to be able to dredge the fries in the sauce and meat juices. Instead I just ate dry McDonalds fries. And what was with what I think was some quickly pan-wilted watercress served along with the steak? No vinagrette? No gastrique? Just dull undressed greens? Surely a restaurant with Bistrot Bis's credentials can do better. Ever heard of creamed spinach?

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite restaurants. For some reason yesterdays Steak Frites was not up to par. We all have off days!

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  3. AustinDiner

    Austin

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delightful waiter in Demarcus, who gave us amazing service and recommendations. We thoroughly enjoyed the food, cocktails, wine and dessert. Yay for the crème brûlée!

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  4. VVIP

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  5. Ashley

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was so good!!! Go here!! The onion soup, cod, and soufflé!!!

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  6. Likegoodfood

    Washington DC

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food and service during restaurant week. I always love this restaurant.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was over-salted and over-sugared, but staff was very attentive and pleasant.

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  8. PatriciaL

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very thoughtful wait staff keeping social distancing with excellent service. You can relax indoors or in sidewalk seating.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant week was a great experience. Good menu options, delicious food, great prices.

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  10. Polly

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  11. toutoften

    Washington DC

    181 reviews

    4.0

    181 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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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  12. tlrichards19

    Baltimore

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  13. Birthday

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  14. EvamarieS

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  15. michael

    Washington DC

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great lunch during restaurant week and would definitely recommend checking it out.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant week visit. Solid fooo

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  18. SarahB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a few scallops gritty, which was a big turn off. Otherwise, a good experience. Wait staff was super.

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  19. RobB

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The beef bourguignon is spectacular! A Grand Marnier souffle was to die for! Great anniversary dinner...

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  20. Impresario

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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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  21. KishaS

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner and will return. Love the crime brûlée.

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  22. FZ20782

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such good value with the restaurant week's lunch deal. Every dish is delicious.

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  23. PCYinDC

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  25. Lizzy

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  26. JohnS

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, drinks and service! Highly recommend.

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  27. irnie

    Washington DC

    154 reviews

    5.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  28. RobertM

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Execellent foodie experience

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  29. kopoba

    Tucson

    76 reviews

    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  30. FoodDiva

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The good was excellent. They did not have my reservation, but we were seated and served promptly.

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  31. ElizabethR

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server, Olga, was excellent. Very attentive and made sure all our needs and requests were met.

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  32. Lana

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    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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  33. IanS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great and the food was prepared quickly.

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  34. exNYer

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  35. RossG

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious menu, attentive service, comfortable seating and quiet enough to hear your companion across the table.

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  36. VinnyJ

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent

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  37. ChocoLala

    New York City

    85 reviews

    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal...apps, entrees, and amaaazing desserts! From start to finish, Bistro Bis was a wonderful dining experience!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    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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  39. TayeA

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  40. VicB

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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FAQs

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

Bistro Bis is rated 4.4 stars by 3147 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bistro Bis

15 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    New Jersey &amp; North Capitol
  • Neighborhood
    Capitol Hill
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–9:30 am Brunch Sat 8:00 am–1:30 pm Sun 9:00 am–2:15 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Garage parking is available across the street in the Hall of States Building.<br />There is also street parking, when available.
  • Public transit
    Union Station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Edward Walker
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 661-2700
  • Private party facilities
    Email sarah.love@hotelgeorge.com with your private event request.
  • Private party contact
    Tony Fischer: (202) 661-2701
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