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About Bistro Bis

Bistro Bis is a contemporary French Bistro by Chef/Owner Jeffrey Buben.

15 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French

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

Cross Street:
New Jersey & North Capitol

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 661-2700

Website:
http://www.bistrobis.com/

Catering:
Our sister restaurants, Vidalia and Woodward Table do off-premise catering. Please contact Rachel Forester at Vidalia for more information 202-659-1990

Parking Details:
Garage parking is available across the street in the Hall of States Building.
There is also street parking, when available.

Public Transit:
Union Station

Executive Chef:
Edward Walker

Additional:
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

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (43)
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Special Occasion (22)
Great for Lunch (20)
Good for a Date (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Authentic (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Great for Brunch (10)
Casual (9)
Good for Groups (8)
People Watching (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Healthy (6)
Cozy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Seasonal (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Romantic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

Very lovely dining experience.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Took my wife for Valentine's Day ; first time there. Exceeded expectations in every regard. Good was superb and service better. I had bronzino and wife had halibut. Perfect.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

The wait staff was outstanding. Will ask for Steve when I go back

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent service, delicious food. Bustling, but not too noisy for a working lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My wife and I go to Bistro Bis for a weekend lunch from time to time and love it. It's quiet, the food is very good, service is friendly and prompt. We are big fans.

Tags: Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

An excellent lunch with an out-of-town guest. Well-prepared classic French cuisine, with attentive service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The French fries are always good here but the rest of the meal was bland, just not very good at all. It's too bad because I used to really like Bistro Bis

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Enjoyed an outstanding venison carpaccio and roasted branzino with olives, artichokes and blood orange slices. Both were "wow" dishes! The setting is a bit "hotel bland", but it is a decent space for conversation. The food is definitely worth going back for.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Love this place and have used it for lunch dates dozens of time. Food is always perfect. However this last time, there was a long hair in someone’s dish. The waiter took it away and then brought back half the dish and still charged us for it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

A very enjoyable experience. The food was very tasty and the wine a pleasure to drink. The service was noticeably better than we usually encounter.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Creme brulee was cold and hard. I prefer runnier teksture. Paris Brest should be a little sweeter, and the skin crispier. Overall, all the food tasted OK, but not distinctively memorable.
Service was excellent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It's $$$ place for brunch (entree starts from $15), but they have a great deal "Three course tasting menu" for $22 that includes an appetizer, entree and dessert of your choice.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Server was good but food from the kitchen took longer than it should have. Space was fine but restrooms were closed for renovations so you were directed to restroom in the fitness center of the hotel which was less than pleasing. Looked like ceiling was going to fall in due to being stained from leaks.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great experience. Get the steak frites.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Bis was as good as always. It's our go-to place when we want a comfortable evening for good conversation with food to match. There's not a dish on the menu we wouldn't order. This time of year, many of the dishes are comfort food and very welcome. Service is unobtrusive and promptly available when needed. The atmosphere is quiet enough to talk but convivial. We'll be back.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We ate here twice during Restaurant Week, once for lunch and once for dinner. Over those meals, we had the beet salad, endive salad, foi gras, trout, risotto, and bouillabaisse. They were all exceptional! The Restaurant deals made the whole experience reasonable yet special. Highly recommended.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food was really exceptional. Great service. You cannot go wrong with Bistro Bis for a very nice quiet meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was wonderful. Service was stressed due to Restaurant Week but server kept us informed and apologetic! Have always enjoyed Bistro Bis!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I was here over Restaurant Week so I expected it to be busy. However, apparently Bistro Bis did not expect it to be busy, because they only had one poor bartender scrambling to cover most of the front section and the bar. The food (onion soup, duck confit) was delicious, but I ended up having to leave without eating my dessert because the service was so slow. The server was wonderful when she was at my table, just far too busy.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Food took a long time to arrive so we couldn't finish the dessert but the food was excellent. Think it was packed due to restaurant week. Server just doing the best he could.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

To eat here is an experience! Food was absolutely amazing and the service was great. I highly recommend their escargot and the confit de canard touloussienne.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Steve was a wonderful server and that onion soup is the best in DC!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I like this place for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The food’s only so-so. Nothing to inspire. But it’s a good place if you work or are around Union Station. I’d recommend for cocktails and bar, and maybe lunch or dinner, if you’re not looking for something special with innovative fare.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

My Fiance and I enjoyed ourselves very much. The food was amazing!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We went during Restaurant Week and the food was delicious! The servers were excellent; very attentive. Would definitely recommend!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Best Of DC ! Favorite DC restaurant 10 years running. Great staff and management compliment a delightful kitchen team.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Excellent restaurant with one of the most extensive Winter Restaurant Week menus. Fair sized dining room divided into sections giving it a more intimate feel. Good food with exquisite presentation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great specials for restaurant week!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Excellent restaurant week choice as the food was quite good and a great value overall. The wine was excellent and service and atmosphere were acceptable. Nice and quiet overall, so great for conversations.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on January 22, 2018

This restaurant is always wonderful for business and social lunch and dinner. I had the trout, and it was excellent. The green salad was delicious and loved the extra unique flavors added. Truly a delight.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Organic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Delicious dinner. Said to be a lively spot during the week. Near Capitol. This was a quiet Sunday evening. Perfect to dine with old friends. Efficient service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Outstanding wait staff and service. Creative and flavorful cuisine.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This was the birthday boy’s choice of place to dine. This is one of our “go to” restaurants. Always a pleasure.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Impressive chic yet welcoming.
Neat and gorgeously presnted food.
Made me and guest feel special.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2018

One of our go to's for many years. Our server Corey is fantastic as was the rockfish special. Great place.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Great Service and good was exceptional!! We were hosting a new client and the atmosphere was perfect and staff attentive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 16, 2018

The service was great, however the steak and other menu items were not worth the price . Overpriced for the common man, but not for Lobbyists.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was not good - very overpriced. Long wait for food delivery and restaurant was pretty empty. Would not return nor recommend.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The food and service were excellent making it a great experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food, great service! The cuisine taste and decor were fabulous. Great choice for our anniversary.

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Healthy
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