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About Bistro Cacao
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.
Washington, DC 20002
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday 11 am - 3 pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm;
Lunch: Monday 11:30 am - 2 pm, Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
3rd and 4th NE
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Yes we do Cater
Union Station red line three blocks away
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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All type of private events welcome, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Cocktail etc. Green Room, up to 26 people Red Room, up to 40 people Rouge Room, up to 16 people Cacao Wine Bar, up to 50 people cocktail, receptions, happy hours etc. Private outdoor available.
Bistro Cacao Ratings and Reviews
I took my boyfriend for a birthday treat and he was delighted. He's a trained chef so I'm always careful where I take him. He loved the Cuisses de Grenouilles and also had the Marget de Canard which he thought was outstanding. I had the Escargot which was delicious and the Filet de Loup de Mer which was wonderful and a surprise that I even liked the beets, which are not my favorite. My dessert was the profiteroles which was just the right amount ; he had the sorbet. We had one of the side tables behind the curtains and to make it even more romantic, they put red rose petals on the table. A nice touch. Of course the service was great and since it was a first visit for us both, we plan to return for more special occasions. We had a lovely evening.
Fabulous! For starters, the standout was the lobster bisque. Then I had the bouilliabaisse, and it was the best I have ever had. The generous portions of mussels, monkfish, shrimp, lobster and squid were each cooked perfectly--not overcooked, as is so often the case. My husband had the fillet mignon and our son had the duck, and they were both outstanding. Everything was so wonderful that we couldn't help ourselves from ordering desserts. My poached pear encased in chocolate was a work of art, and it was worth every calorie. This restaurant is in the space once occupied by the beloved Two Quail, and they have maintained the romantic European atmosphere. Every table was sprinkled with rose petals, and there are quite a number of cozy, romantic banquettes. Our waiter was terrific, helpful and efficient. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and Bistro Cacao now goes high on our list of places to celebrate special occasions.
This is the second time I went to Bistro Cacao and it was as good as the first. It is a very cozy, very expensive French restaurant. The food, service, and decor are all excellent. Most options on the menu are naturally gluten free, or can be made gluten free upon request. I would highly recommend Bistro Cacao for anyone looking to impress someone with a high-end dinner in DC.
Excellent from walking in and being greeted so warmly by the hostess to our desert. Food and service always of the highest standards. Also a nice wine selection including half bottles for those wanting a little more than a glass but less than a bottle.
Looking forward to a return visit.
Excellent choice, highly recommended. The tables are nicely spaced, the (French) music is unobtrusive, and the ambiance is very pleasant. The menu offers interesting items, and the extensive wine list has good selections from France as well as other countries. This time we opted for the venison, which is on the regular menu; the cut was tender and delicious. At the recommendation of our server, we had a bottle of Maranges , a red Burgundy, which complemented the venison beautifully. The service is friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.
Not a bad thing on the menu. Staff is outstanding, friendly and not pushy. On non-holiday events you can sit at a table for four hours and they won’t complain. I’ve eaten at a lot of restaurants in a couple dozen countries and Bistro CaCao Is the friendliest service of them all. Simply outstanding. I had the summer and winter menus at least two or three times over each. Enjoy!
Went for a quick meal late in the evening coming from picking up a friend at Union Station. An easy walk (if the weather is not too cold...). We came very casual and with folks that were more at home with fast food. We were fully invested in by staff and treated very respectfully. Our waiter rolled with our situation and could not have been better, especially as we were the last table in/out for the evening. Food was very good, portions appropriate. I hope to get back to sample more of the menu. Intimate atmosphere in a converted row house. This is the kind of place I hope to find when I am out traveling!
I hadn't been here since it was "2 Quail" years ago. The atmosphere, music, decor has stayed the same and the menu is different. But the same friendly atmosphere of a Paris baroque restaurant prevails with elegant French fare and reasonable prices for brunch and wines and cocktails.
Excellent French restaurant with good choices for vegetarians, however we were there when they served the 3-course meal so items were limited for our vegetarian, but she liked what they had. The wine list is good, but not extensive. There are stairs to arrive at the first floor and another floor above, so it is not for the handicapped.
This is my second holiday meal at this fine restaurant. Seating during my previous visit was in a larger room while my most recent visit was immediately off the front entrance. A visitor at the adjoining table talked in a loud voice but I found the conversation level at the other tables muted. I opted for the lamb selection which was cooked to perfection. Once again the service was excellent! My wife loves the atmosphere.
The holiday menu was so delicious and decadent. With the romantic charm and gorgeous plating of the dishes, It was so hard to keep my camera off of the table. Everything was so pretty. The service was outstanding. Everyone was so friendly and attentive. Bistro Cacao was already my favorite restaurant in DC, and now it is my Mum's favorite restaurant too.
Ambiance - 5 stars. We had the ribeye with sauteed scallops. My husband had the Filet Mignon with potato Au gratin. Both were cooked to perfection and melted in our mouths. The French house wine was superb and the service impeccable, attentive and noninvasive. A new favorite for us!
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