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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations
Bistro Cacao's Traditional "EASTER" menu is ready! 3-course menu is only $42.95. Kids menu is available under the age of 12. Online menu will be available soon on our website.
Sunday, April 21, 2019
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Daily 5:00PM - 5:45PM
Fabulous experience! This was our first visit to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary. Delicious food. Lobster bisque and mushroom soup superb. Amazing romantic decor. Hannah was lovely! Our new favorite French restaurant in DC.
A lovely relaxing place for brunch with a good menu choice, and well-priced. We had great service and really enjoyed our food and time spent here.
It’s been a few years since I had been to bistro cacao so I wasn’t sure what to expect. The food was still very good and the service great as I remember. The only thing I would suggest is that they spruce up things a little—in the area we were sitting the wallpaper was curling away from the wall.
Loved the atmosphere but the food was really average and did not warrant the price.
Steer clear of the Foie Gras dish - at $19, the portion size is minuscule and flavor overwhelmed by the excessive quantity of thick, fruity syrup. It was a huge disappointment. The French Onion Soup was quite good. The Salade Cacao was flavorful, but again a small portion. As for entrees, the lamb chops were delicious - perfectly done. The fish special (Baramundi) was ample and very well done. Our waiter, Sam, was friendly and reasonably attentive once he got going. Our table was nicely private, but the chairs are too low for the table and the wallpaper needs to be replaced - it was taped-on in places. All-in-all - an inconsistent restaurant that isn't worth the price we paid. We recommend trying one of the many other French restaurants in DC.
I was invited by friends visiting from abroad for a dinner at a restaurant of my choice. Because I was as interested in an occasion of conversation as well as food and drink, I thought hard about my selection. I was recently reminded of Bistro Cacao from a Check, Please review. Although I had dined frequently at the previous venue, Two Quails, and thoroughly enjoyed both the menu and the ambience, I had not been to the successor, but the TV program reviewers gave it an excellent review. Our experience was all that I had hoped for and more. We spent three delightful hours enjoying the entire experience of welcome, ambience, food and we conversed the entire time without the necessity of even once raising our voices. Bravo, Bistro Cacao
Easy to walk to from Union Station. The decor was authentic French. I felt like I was back in Paris! Food was amazing, service was excellent. Highly recommend Bistro Cacao!
I would recommend for wine, appetizers and dessert, just to enjoy the romantic old-fashioned vibe of the place. The food is ok but not spectacular. Fish (bronzino) was cooked properly and came with tasty cream sauce; however sides and presentation were nothing special. Calamari was cold and tasteless. Crepe" was a seafood filling covered by a pasty round mound of dough; despite the ofd shape, the filling and red pepper sauce were tasty. Creme brulee dessert was superb! Poached pear was ok.
As usual, everything about the experience was delightful
Overall this was an excellent experience for a birthday dinner. As opposed to many other restaurants, we were able to carry on a nice conversation throughout dinner at normal speaking levels. Anthony provided excellent service from the moment we were seated until we were leaving the restaurant.
This place is a gem.
Cute French bistro. Easy conversation venue. Good food, service, and atmosphere. We had a very enjoyable Saturday brunch for 4!
We were most pleased with our special birthday dinner at the Bistro Cacao. The Matri d' was most welcoming and accommodating, and we had a quiet table at a front window. The waiter was excellent, attentive, but not obsequious. The food was prepared hot and served quickly. We have visited several times and for a dinner for two they have lovely alcove tables which offer good privacy. We plan to return again.
Wonderful cosy place to celebrate our anniversary.
No one in our group had been here before. Everyone loved it. Our desserts were especially good.
Wonderful experience from start to finish. Ambiance was cozy and friendly. The food was just incredibly delicious and beautifully presented, with just right proportions. The host, bar, and wait staff were welcoming, attentive, and friendly. The value of the food, wine, and service was excellent.
Loved this place for lunch! Wonderful food, service, and atmosphere!!
Great food and atmosphere. The service was exceptional.
Love bringing clients here. Always great food, great service and a unique atmosphere.
Ambience was spectacular! Great French music while you are eat.
Good experience overall however in the booth we were in there was an outlet with several plugs sticking out at chest level and wallpaper was falling off and taped back on. For what the food costs I expect better.
Had an exceptional time at this restaurant. When we initially arrived there was a slight mixup with our reservation, but this was graciously resolved by the manager.
The food was exceptional and the setting was homy and quaint.
Amazing! Never had a bad experience there!
A gem! Food was excellent, and Damien our server was delightful!
We came on a Friday night for pre theater dinner. Food was delicious and service was great— very attentive to our time constraints, gracious and efficient. Prices very reasonable. A great value!
Beautiful setting, soft music, impeccable service. Our only distraction from a lovely late lunch was that the only other diners were a large, talkative group and we were seated next to them. The food was rather American-French, and my dishes were VERY rich, but that wouldn't be a criticism for many people. A lovely drinks menu although we did not imbibe. A fire in the front room was very inviting.
Delicious food and wine, and excellent service in a lovely space. Our only regret was that we were too full for dessert.
Bistro Cacao was beyond. The service, drinks, food and the staff all far surpassed expectations. Highly recommend this gem to anyone looking for an elegant night and a wonderful lavish meal
Great evening with a small group of friends at Bistro Cacao. The ambience was great, it was easy to talk and hear each other, and the food was outstanding. Will definitely be visiting again soon.
Had a wonderful evening.
Staff was very helpful.
Great experience for ours first time.
Perfect spot for the most romantic anniversary dinners. Extremely recommend it! Food and ambiance were amazing. Service was extraordinary. Definitely will be back whenever am in DC.
Tasting menu was excellent for a reasonable price. There was nothing completely off menu but wonderful dishes. Added the wine pairing which was fairly good with interesting choices.
My new favorite French restaurant. Everything about this restaurant was extraordinary. Food was great, service was great, and the restaurant had a really nice ambiance.
Sam was super friendly and always checked up on us every couple minutes.
Recommend the seafood dish - Bouillabaisse. So good!
For dessert - They had like an Apple Tart with Ice Cream. Literally the best dessert I've had in a while!!!
I have already recommended Bistro Cacao to several business contacts.
Great place. Seems like the portions have gotten smaller.
The food, service, and ambiance were first rate. My lobster and goat cheese omelet was delicious. The bottomless mimosas were a fun addition to our brunch. And the chocolate mousse was beyond great! Adam, our server, made good suggestions that enhanced our dining experience.
Unfortunately due to my allergies, I could not taste the flavor of the food. :=(
What a quaint yet beautiful restaurant. We had a lovely time... Food and service were simply wonderful. When we visit Washington again this will definitely be our place to go for a beautiful evening.