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Bistro Du Jour Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

Bistro Du Jour Capitol Hill

4.6
4.6
74 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Bistro du Jour is a Parisian bistro from KNEAD Hospitality + Design.

Serving traditional fare like Macaron Au Foie, Croque Madame, Salade Niçoise, French Onion Soup and Steak Frites as well as an extensive selection of bubbly and an exciting list of cocktails and aperitifs.

We are open for Breakfast, Weekend Brunch, Lunch, Dinner and Happy Hour.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 888-2349
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+
  • Executive chef
    Senovio Pablo
  • Catering
    Contact for details
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact our Events Team at Events@kneadhd.com, for more information.
  • Neighborhood
    Washington
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    One block from the historic Union Station
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • LIVE JAZZ AT BISTRO DU JOUR CAPITOL HILL

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM,Sat - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Every Sunday, 12-3pm Join us for a Sunday Soiree like no other! Jazz up your Sunday’s with Live Music from 12-3pm as you indulge in a French-inspired bottomless brunch and let the smooth tunes elevate your dining experience.

What 74 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    French

74 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a newer restaurant and I think service and food can improve with time. It was not packed but not enough staff. A dish went to wrong table messing up the order and waited over 15 minutes to flag down someone to get my bill. Will need to up service during business lunch hour as it is an exciting new restaurant in the area.

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  2. KevinB

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleased with this restaurant. Easy to get to from NOVA, just a few blocks from Union Station. The wait staff was very attentive and guided us to the best choices on the menu for our tastes.

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  3. DavidK

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent food, drinks and service. Attention to detail is second to none. You need to eat there soon and often. You will never be disappointed.

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  4. ANCRealtor

    Anchorage

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stopped in for a quick lunch and was pleasantly surprised. The mussels were great!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an anniversary dinner there and they brought us champagne per my request to surprise my fiance. They then also gave us a free creme brulee! Everyone was super friendly, the service was fantastic, the food was great, and the atmosphere was really nice. Recommend!

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  6. DCDiner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The mussels were delicious -- the broth outstanding but sadly no french bread to soak it up. Service kinda slow.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful! The food, the service everything was really amazing! Go here!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and drinks were excellent, we ordered the onion soup to start, which was great! We then moved on to the coq au vin and the lobster risotto. While the coq au vin was amazing, the lobster risotto (at $52) was overcooked and was like chewing on a piece of leather. This was disappointing as the orzo risotto was done very well. Luckily we finished with a tasty crème brulee. Even though the lobster left much to be desired, I would try this restaurant again.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience. The staff is great, especially Aisha the bartender. The great service is appreciated.

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  10. AlexisB

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and phenomenal quality of food! 10/10 Prudencia, our server, was outstanding! We ate here 3x during our 3 day stay.

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  11. Neal

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service. Personable staff. Ambience was energetic.

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  12. Calpike

    Washington DC

    79 reviews

    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A classic menu, prepared by a talented chef. Attentive waitstaff The scallop crudo, escargot and cheese soufflé were excellent apps. Voul-en-Vent and Sole Veronique were wonderful. We decided to take dessert home (Valrohna chocolate cake), but the dessert shuffle and Crepes Suzette looked fantastic. Can get noisy inside.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    My food came with bacon which I expressly asked to be replaced. I think was pretty clear that when I noted this the bacon was just removed. And it took forever to get our bill. I eat here often; first time with these issues.

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  14. suzieraesmom

    Richmond

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is fabulous!! I can’t wait to return. We both ordered the bouillabaisse and I could have licked the plate. The bread and butter was equally as good. We finished with the soufflé for dessert. Everything was divine and we loved it.

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  15. PatrickM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience! The food and service were outstanding!

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  16. VAMD

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The ambiance was a little Capitol Hill sterile. Drinks insanely expensive. Beef tartar app was good. Bouillabaisse was mediocre.

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  17. carolinayogini

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a salad with salmon added as my entree, and it was a very generous portion. I dined with my two children, and our server was very pleasant and accommodating to our family. We’ll be back!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Was in DC for one night with my fiancé and was expecting a romantic dinner at a nice French restaurant. After waiting at my table for 15 minutes without any service, I noticed the manager and hostess seemed to be more interested in what I thought was their friend (who came in after me) seated in a corner table. There were empty tables in the place, but those seated next to my tables seemed to have good service. I on the other hand, did not have a waiter come by until the end of the meal. I had to finally flag down a bus boy and ask for help, and the manager came by to take our drink orders. When I finally got my drink about another 15 minutes later, I was wondering where the other half of my drink was as the cup was very light. When my fiancé attempted to order the cheese soufflé for appetizer, we were told that the restaurant was out of cheese and eggs. Having a bad feeling from the service thus far, I only ordered a medium steak au poivre while my fiancé ordered coq au vin. While hers came out alright, I was delivered a roasted chicken, so I just sat there until my meal did arrive. When it did come, I was served two small pieces of meat. I’m not sure if they cut my steak in half, or just served me two filets. Either way, not what I was expecting. Also, it was cooked to maybe a shade over rare rather than the medium I asked for. The au poivre sauce was also unpleasant. We skipped dessert based on the poor food and service to that point. Finally a waiter came up to us for the first time all night, to give us the check. It was clear that we were not enjoying our dinner based on the lack of service, and the wrong meals being delivered, but no efforts were made on part of the staff to correct this. I planned to have a nice dinner with multiple drinks and courses ordered, but cut it short, paid the bill, and left. 2 drinks and 2 entrees ended up costing nearly $120. Rather than going back for brunch the next day, we went elsewhere for a better time

    1 person found this helpful

  19. Bfc126dmp

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From hello to goodbye this was an outstanding experience. The cocktails were exceptional. The escargot was outstanding and the entrees were amazing. My highest recommendation.

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  20. DarnellS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very nice restaurant with a very interesting menu. Everything that I ordered was delicious. The staff were all working very hard to keep the customers happy. Some may need a bit of help with the menu but don't be afraid to ask. Ashanti, the bartender was amazing, and so helpful with suggestions. She was very nice and professional which made the experience even better. The prices are about midrange and so is the noise level but that is because everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. I was going to eat at a different place while staying in the hotel but after my experience, I decided to finish up with the rest of the menu here. I am confident that I won't be disappointed.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is a top 5 in the DC area. Neater than the other 10 Michelin restaurants in the area. At the moment, because they are new, it is no crowded. Every meal is a piece of art and an orchestra of flavor. I rarely write reviews, but this is worth my time. Katie, the host, is super pleasant and accommodating. This week, I have had their lunch, Breakfast, and dinner. Very consistent top quality in every ingredient from the young mushroom to the baby carrots. The supervisor Kaleigh, runs an efficient yet pleasant process. If you want something fast, skip this place. Quality takes time, you know! I was impressed with the hotel, so I gave the restaurant a try. I am in love with the restaurant. Ashanti, my server, did not disappoint in service or recommendations. I am predicting a Michelin rating and hope once they get it, they do not disappoint like many Michelin restaurants

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Best quiche I’ve ever had and everyone else enjoyed their meal

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  23. MrsWeb

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere is beautiful, it does not feel like a hotel breakfast. There were enough options for my family including children options, and the staff was so friendly and patient. A short walk if you’re getting breakfast before a capitol tour which I highly recommend!

    1 person found this helpful

  24. DanielS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. Top notch service and the food was great.

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  25. JacP

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and great service! Will definitely go again!

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  26. BrittyKelley

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They were so awesome! Really accommodating for my birthday and put a candle in my dessert

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, and great environment! Can’t believe we haven’t been here before.

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  28. Chris

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Clientele is mostly hotel guests given the location, so it wasn't crowded for breakfast. We loved the ambiance, the food was fantastic, and the staff was attentive but also made it easy for us to linger. Great place for a slow morning breakfast date and conversation. We will definitely be back.

    1 person found this helpful

  29. AllisaE

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super beautiful inside! The brunch cocktails and food menu were great! Lots of choices and all delicious

    1 person found this helpful

  30. FrankieG

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for Valentine's Day and had a great time. Will be returning, and we intend to visit the restaurant group's other venues.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. Foodie28714

    Western NC

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    A wonderful meal surpassed only by the most attentive service I’ve had in awhile. Definitely looking forward to a return visit.

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  32. DrLR

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a truly delicious meal here and our server was friendly and welcoming!

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  33. JaniceC

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for Valentine’s Day and had the fixed price menu. O. M. G. Everything was amazing. The staff was welcoming and charming, the food was outrageous, and the whole evening was perfect. Bravo!!

    1 person found this helpful

  34. Stork

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was super attentive and the food was delicious.

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  35. EmilyT

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant! It's designed to be a classic French brasserie. I love how spacious it is, that the food is excellent, and that the prices are pretty reasonable, overall. Warm, friendly staff - perfect location right near Union Station as well!

    1 person found this helpful

  36. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and the bottomless cocktails are a must!!!!

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  37. Ginny

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the most fabulous meal here for restaurant week and could not get over how fabulous the ambiance was!

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  38. TamiS

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was GREAT! Food and service made us very happy. Food was DELICIOUS. We will definitely return!

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  39. MarH

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely a true experience from the food, to the service, management, and ambiance. Food was as good as Parisian dishes!

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  40. SteveL

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place has a really REALLY good brunch! Highly recommended.

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FAQs

Bistro Du Jour Capitol Hill is rated 4.6 stars by 74 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Bistro Du Jour Capitol Hill

20 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Washington
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    One block from the historic Union Station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+
  • Executive chef
    Senovio Pablo
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (202) 888-2349
  • Catering
    Contact for details
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact our Events Team at Events@kneadhd.com, for more information.
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