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Bistro Du Jour, Washington, DC

Bistro Du Jour

4.5
4.5
164 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Bistro Du Jour is an all-day Parisian bistro featuring fresh-baked pastries, cakes and cookies from Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery and coffee from La Colombe. The Bistro serves traditional fare like Coq Au Vin, Croque Madame, French Onion Soup, Steak Frites and Duck Confit, as well as an extensive selection of bubbly and an exciting list of cocktails and aperitifs. Open for Breakfast, Weekend Brunch, Lunch and Dinner.

Note: We offer full serving dining during Dinner (Daily) and Weekend Brunch only. During Breakfast (Daily) & Lunch (Weekday), Please Place Your Order Via The QR Code That’s Placed On Your Table.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 984-7400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Neighborhood

    Southwest Waterfront

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 164 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • District of Columbia

    Scenic View

  • District of Columbia

    French

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  1. EA

    EricaA

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a perfect way to start a long weekend. Brunch was tasty, service was friendly and attentive. We sat on the patio with an excellent view of the wharf…perfection!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great sit down dining for kids (7 and 8) and adults to enjoy. We visit the wharf a couple times a year and always stay at the Intercontinental. Most sit down places within walking distance are not great for kids ….the food tends to be really adventurous (“innovative”, “creative”, “elevated”) renditions of what you are used to. So our kids, who will normally eat most anything, have been unable to finish their $40+ entrees because they are heavily spiced or tweaked with unusual pairings. That is not the restaurants fault,… but this time, I learned from experience and decided to pick a cheaper place; It turned out to be our favorite dining experience so far! There is great outdoor seating and people watching, the food was delicious with something suitable to everyone’s palette (it wasn’t boring for adults, but you could still find things the kids would want), there is a kids menu with real dishes, and a dessert counter that my kids (okay, and me) were ogling (we got some great take home treats), and it was all for a third of the price of the surrounding restaurants. It is “traditional” which meant we could count on everything tasting close to what we expected (actually in all cases it tasted much better than what we were expecting) so that works …especially when dining with kids. I always assumed it was more of a lunch or breakfast place, but we are glad we gave it a shot for dinner. Kids and adults were happy!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Imari was our server and she was fantastic. Great food too.
  4. S

    Scott

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun afternoon catching up at a perfect location.
  5. JH

    JHVA

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious and the staff were very accommodating. I love the covered outdoor seating. Will definitely be back!
  6. D

    Deebs

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    You must get there early to get good pastries. they sell out fast. go for the cherry scone.
  7. WG

    WilliamG

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Slow service. Limited menu. Overall ok but room for improvement.
  8. L

    Linny

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to Bistro Du Jour at different times of the day - carry out croissant and coffee, lunch and dinner. it has been excellent on all occasions. The coffee is excellent, as are the croissants and all the pastries i've tasted. The steak and fries was superb, cooked to perfection, as were mussels at lunch. Do NOT miss the French bread and butter found in the appetizer menu - delicious. Service is friendly, perfect amount of attention.
  9. CI

    CINCIN

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Not an authentic French place. Food was mediocre at best. Brought the wrong drinks
  10. MS

    MSDC

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    First time at DuJour. Food was so delicious, definitely returning to try other things. I had the quiche & salad and my husband had the Belgian waffles. He also thought highly of his meal. Service was great except our drinks took a while to come, about half way through the meal. My latte was hot & tasty though and the other mix drink was nice too. Personnel was very accommodating and professional. Otherwise I would have given it 5 Stars! The view outside is of the Marina at the Wharf; very relaxing that morning.
  11. ML

    MemorableLunch

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great spot for a pre-concert meal, with a excellent bakery.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my husband out to a show and dinner for Fathers Day and we’re very pleased with our meals. Very good house bread, classic steak and lamb chops cooked perfectly and delicious. Also very much enjoyed chocolate cake and apple pie desserts
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I sat outside with our 1 year old. The staff was very accommodating with special high chair and kids menu. Salomon was well done with great spice.
  14. J

    Joshua

    Baja California Sur

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great options on the menu with a great wine selection. Service was prompt and courteous. The Croque Madame was great!!
  15. GV

    GusV

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice place for some basic French cuisine but drink menu/options are limited.
  16. XX

    XXXR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The mussels were delicious but no crusty bread was served to soak up the deliucious sauce. Sun was too strong on the west patio. Good service until the end when it was difficult to get our check.
  17. NS

    NormaS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Sitting on the veranda overlooking the water with good food and drink is always perfect. Even with rain or storm predicted. Great screens and outdoor ceiling fans.
  18. ID

    IDMan63

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outside patio is delightful and peaceful. Brunch selections are good, the dishes we picked were well prepared.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely ambiance. Food was good but not exceptional. Service was great.
  20. JA

    JulieA

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Awesome quiche and everything else. Beautiful on the patio. I love the heavy crystal mimosa glasses. People watching on point. Lovely brunch all around.
  21. KE

    KEArion

    Washington DC

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is great! It's a great spot for brunch at the Wharf, since a lot of the restaurants down there are only open for lunch and dinner. The food is very good, and they have lots of sweet treats to choose from. And the service is excellent! The servers are very polite and attentive. Would definitely go again!
  22. L

    Leonv

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server, Angelique G, was very kind and helpfull. We had a amazing meal. The food is excellent, we had the salmon and the cheeseburger.
  23. h

    healthyeater

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Incredible food! Pricey but incredible. Not in love w online menus but servers were very friendly when around. Seriously incredible food!
  24. L

    Larry

    New England

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there for a Sunday breakfast and throughly enjoyed the French Style food. Good service, porch seating and great harbor view.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Coffee took 30 minutes - food arrived incorrect- service was slow and inattentive We were sat next to smelly service station outside that held pet water bowls - literally next to me Absolutely horrible experience Will not be returning ever ! They told us they will take care of the bill and end up charging us for ordering an extra Pastry And all while they knew it was our anniversary celebration!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The menu doesn’t have much French classics available and the taste is really not extra. The location is quite cool however
  27. LL

    LibraryLinda

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After five day in DC my husband’s coq au vin was his best meal.
  28. D

    Degersuz

    Denver

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely! Reminded us of being in a small bistro on Boulevard San Michele in Paris! Wonderful food and Irene was an amazing server! Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Service was excellent! Ordered the Croquet Madame (super delicious!), the Salade Lyonnaise with steak (steak was a bit overcooked, though still tasty) & the Pomme Frites (love the tarragon mayo dip that comes with these).
  30. F

    Foodie

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everyone was pleased with their meals and the price was fair. Mussels were EXCELLENT!
  31. ER

    ErickR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great cafe spot for a light brunch. Outdoor seating is recommended for the best experience, but indoor was fine.
  32. LT

    LiveToEat34230

    Tampa

    24 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Terrible service. Asked for our glass of wine twice which finally arrived 2 minutes before dinner. We ordered a baguette which was stale. A stale baguette at a french restaurant is a sin. Ordered scallops in a cream sauce which finally came and the sauce was broken and grainy. Asked for silverware twice and was finally delivered to the table along with a second set. I have never complained in all my years using open table but might be one of the worst meals I have ever had.
  33. CC

    CherylC

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitstaff are extraordinary! Everyone from the hostess to the bus person was kind, attentive, funny, and extremely responsive. They knew the menu, made great recommendations and were warm, welcoming, and sophisticated. The food was incredible. We ordered cocktails and had four courses; everything was perfect.
  34. s

    suebert

    Minneapolis

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fun place for casual dinner. Great food and service!!!
  35. SG

    SuzyG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Absolutely recommend this bistro. The service is outstanding and the food delicious. It's also one of the more reasonably priced restaurants on the Wharf. Several others offer often so-so food at extraordinary prices. Wish Bistro Du Jour had more dining space.
  36. SU

    SamU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service with delicious food. Really not bad for the price
  37. MI

    MIssJenny

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Was excited to finally try Bistro and on top of that decided to go on Mothers Day. We were underwhelmed by the service provided and the food was nothing special. Had high hopes for this place but unfortunately the best thing was the chocolate croissant.
  38. M

    Mauraj

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely porch setting and very skilled waiter. No sparkling water was strange, though.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. Highly recommend!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Confused service but excellent food

FAQs

Bistro Du Jour offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 984-7400.

Bistro Du Jour is rated 4.5 stars by 164 OpenTable diners.

Bistro Du Jour does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 22 times today
Google Map for Bistro Du Jour

99 District Square SW Washington, DC 20024

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Southwest Waterfront

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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