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About Bistro Bis
Bistro Bis is a contemporary French Bistro by Chef/Owner Jeffrey Buben.
Washington, DC 20001
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 10:00am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
New Jersey & North Capitol
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Our sister restaurants, Vidalia and Woodward Table do off-premise catering. Please contact Rachel Forester at Vidalia for more information 202-659-1990
Garage parking is available across the street in the Hall of States Building.
There is also street parking, when available.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Bistro Bis Ratings and Reviews
I had a very lovely experience at Bistro Bis. The only thing that took away from the meal was that my server was not especially attentive. I started with the octopus, a dish that is very easy to overcook. It was one of the best octopus I have ever had - super tender and tasty. The duck breast was also quite tasty. I could have gotten it a bit under medium and it would have been even better, but it was still good. One thing to note - drinks are super-pricy here!
The ambiance was outstanding as was the service. The menu was varied and the food was prepared much better than I was expecting. This was surprising because the prices were much lower than that of comparable restaurants. Public parking was available at a cheap rate across the street from the restaurant. I would came back, again and again.
This is hands down my favorite restaurant in DC. I've always had a love for this place, and have visited it many times over the years. We took my new husband's parents here, and they loved it! I had the foie gras and the duck, my husband had the french onion soup (which is amazing!!!) and the sweetbreads. It was an amazing dinner!
Food was delicious and service was amazing. Immediately upon being seated we were asked if we had any other plans for the evening that required us to depart by a specified time. The maitre’d ensured he kept us on schedule and we were out the door exactly when we needed to be.
Came to Bistro Bis for Sunday brunch. It was a perfect experience! No wait, quick service, and great food. The chef is clearly skilled at his trade--pork cooked just right, eggs perfectly poached, frites crispy but not dry, and bearnaise sauce robust yet not overpowering. The atmosphere was warm and inviting--and so were the staff. It is easy to see why this restaurant has garnered so many local awards and accolades. This is upscale French dining at its best.
Food was wonderful, service was lovely (even brought out a surprise birthday treat!). I do wish we had asked to be seated in a different area- the middle section has bright, harsh fluorescent lighting, which makes it feel more like a Denny's than a nice French restaurant. The back section did not have this issue - much better ambiance back there.
We have brunched here a number of times and have always had interesting and delicious foods with good service. It is a great spot if you are heading to Union Station. It is,
however, not a place for private conversation. We could overhear the conversation of diners above us a little too clearly.
As always, a lovely experience. We always sit in Steve's section and he takes great care of us. We started with the beet salad and the octopus, which are both excellent. For mains, I had the rockfish special. My husband had the scallops, which he found a little too salty but still liked, and our guest had the chicken, which she enjoyed. We shared the apple tart. We almost always have that, and it's fabulous. Steve then brought out a few small pastries to finish. We'll be back.
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