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Bistro Du Jour, Washington, DC

Bistro Du Jour

4.4
4.4
135 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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Booked 35 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 135 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 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. F

    Foodie

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

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

  2. ER

    ErickR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

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

  3. LT

    LiveToEat34230

    Tampa

    23 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.

  4. CC

    CherylC

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.

  5. 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!!!

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food. Highly recommend!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    Confused service but excellent food

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good. Great selection of deserts. Wine a bit overpriced. Would visit again.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Food was wonderful!! The host/hostess didn’t seem pleased to talk to anyone.

  14. LJ

    LisaJ

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food was excellent! Went on a Saturday at 9AM and wasn’t busy. We sat in a nice heated tent which was beautiful with a water view. They told us that we can order through our phone or someone will come over to take our order - nobody came by for 20 min, so we ended up placing our order ourselves.

  15. DC

    DCDiner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The food and overall experience is always good, and I will keep returning. The noise on the patio, with the windshields up, was excessive and made it hard to hear my companion across the table. I look forward to being on the patio when the shields are not up.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    By far one of the most memorable services we have had to date. Our server Imarri was incredible and on point with every detail and elevated our experience with her charm and hospitality.

  17. MM

    MikeM

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    This is not the place to go if your lunch hour is really an hour. The food took about 40 minutes to arrive; and both orders were wrong and had to be returned. My colleague loved her salad, which was served with a steak she said was great. The Croque Madam was average and the side salad salty. To make up for the food delay, we were given to very average chocolate chip cookies, sprinkled with a little sea salt. I saw some great looking pastries. Unfortunately, we didn’t order any of them. Our server, Imani, was excellent and very knowledgeable about the menu. I would return for breakfast, when time is not an issue.

  18. FF

    FrankF

    Washington DC

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was really pleased with our dinner for five. The food was very good and reasonably priced compared to so many others DC restaurants. Also thought the cocktails were very tasty. Our server, Kelsey was great as was all the other service. I had salmon, which was very good. Friends enjoyed their meals very much, one saying the steak was one of the best he has had. Definitely a place to visit at the Wharf!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the outdoor patio. Reservations recommended. Every meal I’ve had here is so good and service is really improving, becoming more in line with what you expect from the Knead group, lovely evening.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food. Here for business dining alone and they were superb and friendly.

  21. KF

    KristenF

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was excellent our waiter, Jameel, could not have been better. We’ll definitely go back!

  22. A

    Alexa

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food here is always delicious. After only 2 visits, this has become my favorite spot in the city for a delicious brunch.

  23. SW

    SuzanneW

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location, great food. A great night out for a family or for a date night.

  24. KG

    KaraG

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dined with my family (one teen and tween). We all agreed that our meals were some of the best we've ever had (skirt steak, salmon entree, mussels entree). We were expecting a little bit more of a dessert choice with dinner, given that it is a "patisserie" as well, but this does not reflect overall review. The location was festive and staff attentive and friendly.

  25. LO

    LindsayO

    Denver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    I would definitely dine here again. You order from a QR code and have to be good at inputting your info as it takes a bit. Orders are customizable, which is nice. The service was not bad at all. There were many people who came by our table to drop food and drinks off and check on us. The entrées were delicious. The desserts were cold and a bit dry. Overall, we liked it!

  26. T

    Tallfiji

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Service was slow. Food was good and reasonably priced.

  27. RE

    REINA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    The people and place were great, but bread a bit stale.

  28. e

    ec22

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was really a lovely experience; the food was great, the waiters were friendly, and the food and environment was great and had a nice French feel to it.

  29. WW

    WendyW

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We reserved for Easter brunch and they seated us at a nice table inside with lots of room for 5. (It was a chilly day) Started with coffee, juice, and the best cinnamon rolls in the city! We enjoyed our meal very much, easy environment for good conversation, and the service was very good. They made us feel very welcome and not rushed in the least. Highly recommend.

  30. K

    Kaitlin

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5

    Slow service

  31. CR

    CarlosR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location, food and service. Waiter was courteous and attentive. Highly recommend this place for dining at the Warf!

  32. MP

    MichaelP

    Exclusive

    36 reviews

    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3

    Although the food was excellent, everything else was either average or substandard. We were seated at a table where one of us had the sun right in the eyes and the hostess looked put out that I complained and ask for another table; a request she was unable to accommodate as there seamed to be a problem getting tables cleaned after a party leaves. In addition, the service was terrible, extremely slow and the waiter projected nothing but attitude.

  33. AL

    AmberLynn

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The Manhattans and red velvet cake made the must-have again list.

  34. KH

    KimH

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The service was good, but my salad was lacking one ingredient listed on the menu. I didn’t remember that until later. We ordered the bread, but I. Found it dry and the butter very salty. It had extra salt, even the extra butter I asked for without salt. It was noisy.

  35. DL

    DLKH

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is a treasure at The Wharf. Good food, pleasant atmosphere, attentive staff, outdoor seating, reasonable prices. A favorite!

  36. JL

    JenniferL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    The cinnamon roll was out of this world. I also ordered the french onion soupm which I feel it what made my rating not be perfect. It did not agree with my stomach,

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We will definitely be back!

  38. CH

    CoreyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, food, and ambiance. The wait staff is knowledgeable and you never feel rushed. They understand the menu and will make very good pairing suggestions if you need that. Everything from the aperitif and hors d’œuvres to the entrée was delicious. I suggest the chicken liver mousse and the coq au vin. All the cocktails I have had are winners as well. The view of the wharf just adds to everything. The general manager is very gracious and generous with his time as well. Highly recommended for a great date night.

  39. y

    yepdinner123

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal would highly recommend.

  40. BR

    BrianR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Duck confit, mussels, and steak frites were outstanding.

FAQs

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

Bistro Du Jour is rated 4.4 stars by 135 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.

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Booked 35 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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