Bistro Cacao

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$31 to $50
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French
Where Romance meets Flavor… At Bistro Cacao, chef-owner Kemal Deger brings nearly 25 years of culinary expertise to your table. In Bistro Cacao’s historic location we now invite you to enjoy our new concept of modern bistro-style French cuisine in a romantically charming and comfortable setting blending old France with modern creative touches.

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Join us for "Easter Brunch". We will be open from 10 AM till 4 PM for brunch and offering a traditional 3 course Easter Menu for only $42.95 per person. Menu will be posted on our website soon!

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What 3145 People Are Saying
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New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely experience on the patio for brunch! Our server offered a hand towel to sanitize our hands to begin the meal, which I thought was very kind. Food was wonderful! We will definitely be back...it may be our new favorite neighborhood spot!

OT
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restuarant was wonderful. Service was great and attentive. Made super recommendations. Had Lamb chop and tenderloin cube. Delicious. Will definitely one back and recommend!

OT
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, great service and the food was outstanding.

N
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

I ordered ahead foie gras, and they didn't have it. And the worst thing that I was not alert about this before sitting to a dinning room. I would change the restaurant if I would know before

c
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice place for a romantic dinner out! The food and service was excellent. The lamb in particular was wonderful. Lovely wine list. We sat downstairs, but after peeking upstairs I would requests to sit up there next time! It was a bit more intimate and away from the kitchen. Highly recommend this restaurant.

A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, delicious food. It was really difficult to accommodate us, because 3 from our party are vegan. But they figure out with a delicious vegan meal and everybody was happy. Compliments to the chef! Definitely, we are coming back soon.

AP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!! The food and service have always been very consistent and the decor is very cozy and romantic!

JK
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The food was great, fairly authentic. The wine list needs to be expanded.

VK
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here with a friend and we had a great time. I love that although the tables are pretty close together, it still feels like a private place. I never had to ask for anything from our server, he was excellent. We both enjoyed our meals (Salmon, and Eggs Norwegian), and will definitely return.

SD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I work across the street from Bistro Cacao and have been going there over the past few years for lunch. I turned my employer onto Bistro and he has been going there consistently every since. I love french onion soup and Bistro Cacao makes the best I have ever had. It is one of the main items I always choose when eating there. I am a very picky eater and Bistro meets all my qualifications for good food.
I tell my friends about Bistro and they love the ambiance.
The re-modeling is on point.

DS
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed a memorable anniversary. We were tucked away in an intimate table and it was everything I hoped for as part of a special moment for us. The food was excellent and the service was the best. Thank you for making this a extraordinary experience!

DT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a date night!

LH
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambience were all outstanding. We lived in Paris and Bistro Cacao comes as close to an authentic Paris dining experience as we've found in the U.S. This is probably the best French dining experience in the region.

SG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was exquisite - well prepared and well proportioned. The waiter moved us to our preferred table when there was a cancellation

CV
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great experience. Cozy small house feel- with a french flair. Solid wine list, great beers on tap and a full bar. We were a party of 6, all the meals were delicious.

T
Austin
25 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

My Salade Cacao was very good, as was the wine selection by the glass. However, my main dish - Alaskan halibut with a potato pancake and zucchini - was not pleasing. The interior of the potato pancake was cold and the halibut wasn't hot either. I told the waiter about the potato pancake, and he said that they are pre-made and then just warmed up. He went to talk to the chef but by the time he returned with a new potato pancake, I had finished my dinner and the plate had been taken away. The halibut was OK but the exterior had been over-cooked so it was chewy and yet it was luke-warm inside.

DC
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Bistro Cacao provided the perfect setting & food to celebrate a special occasion.

AT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Cacao was great. The atmosphere was amazing (especially for Valentine's Day date night) and the food was incredible. It was not noisy at all and I can't say enough about the ambiance. Great service as well.

AC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and the ambiance very romantic. But what topped it all was our waiter, so funny, so bubbly, he really was the star!!!

w
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Went for dinner to celebrate Valentines Day. We were seated upstairs in a curtained enclosed table where the restaurant is very intimate and romantic. The ambiance and atmosphere was very good, the noise level was low and the service was pleasant and attentive. In addition to drinks, salads and appetizers, we both ordered the 14 ounce T-bone steak which was one of the specials that evening. This was the only negative regarding our experience. The steak was very low in quality and mediocre at best. The steak was $40 (the special price) but tasted more like the $7.95 steak special at a neighborhood diner. But overall, the restaurant is very nice, especially for a romantic occasion. Just stick with the French cuisine and stay clear of the steak.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Wonderful ambience in this restaurant. Perfect romantic atmosphere for a Valentines day dinner. Very pricey as expected for a french restaurant. But admittedly I don’t feel like the food was exceptional. Flavor was indeed lacking in the stuffed tomato and my duck. I would not expect your taste buds to be intrigued. I would definitely recommend for a romantic evening out with someone you are trying to impress.

MT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ambiance is great, outstanding service great communication from entire staff. It is cozy and yet private and both my husband and I really enjoyed it. Appetizers were excellent but the grilled shrimp and ravioli was very good but not excellent - not sure what was missing.
Overall a great dinner , s little in the privy side !

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020