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Bistro Du Jour, Washington, DC

Bistro Du Jour

4.4
4.4
177 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 36 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 177 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Scenic View

  • District of Columbia

    Scenic View

  • District of Columbia

    French

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  1. EA

    EricaA

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent from start to finish! Elegant and delicious and excellent service every time we’ve been.
  2. GP

    GabrielaP

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    The food was overpriced for what you get. The plates are not tasty at all. The location is nice but there are better restaurants at the wharf and won't return.
  3. P

    Penguin

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Service was atrocious. Water was barely refilled. We were brought the wrong food. Waiter constantly walked by our table when no one else was in our section without taking our order or checking if needed anything.
  4. I

    Italophile

    Kansas City

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    This place is fine. Violated my rule of not eating within hundred feet of the water or hundred feet in the air! I’ve eaten a lot of French Bistro food, in Paris and elsewhere, and this had all the classics but, meh. Just OK.
  5. BB

    BBgirl

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Bistro du Jour. Their food is wonderful and their staff is the best.
  6. b

    bakerxvii

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I was having an in-person meeting with a perspective employer, and had never been here before. I didn’t not pick the place but knew the area thanks to the Anthem music venue being next door. I was thankful the restaurant was on OpenTable as I was able to make reservation just in case one hadn’t been made. Which came in handy as the perspective employer was not from the DC metro area and they could not find the reservation their assistant had made. The food was great, the staff was professional and attentive. The indoor space was small, so we ate outside. Being so close to the water have a great view, and helped with the heat of the summer day. However, and I know this is not something the restaurant can control - the noise level from frequent planes overhead and other customers made it hard to hear during our conversation. I would definitely try the restaurant again for breakfast, lunch, or dinner for a more relaxed occasion and not a business lunch. If sound or weather or of concern, make sure to put in your reservation you would like indoor seating. They may or may not be able to accommodate.
  7. c

    carollynnh

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lovely spot on the waterfront. Outdoor dining could have been terrific with a bit less humidity - that's not something the restaurant could manage. Overall good solid experience.
  8. g

    grace

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    A great place at the wharf. Moderately priced, friendly service, and delivers on the standard bistro items. Good coffee too.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch on their covered outdoor patio. Beautiful views and the best salad nicoise. Lovely wine list too.
  10. BK

    BradyK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Main issue was the appetizer came out at the same time as the entrees. Also, how difficult is it to brew iced tea?
  11. JG

    JudiG

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The location is great. The French Onion soup was fantastic, but the Coq au Vin was average. I wouldn't order any of the desserts and the macchiottos (coffee) they served was lukewarm to cold.
  12. s

    sobamu

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal! Sitting in this restaurant takes you to the streets of Paris with their authentic French menu items. The French onion soup was to die for.
  13. P

    Patrick

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bistro Du Jour is a true French café, with people drinking cappuccinos next to people sipping aperitifs, and other people enjoying business lunch next to people grabbing pastries at the end of a bike ride. The food and service are excellent. The décor and setting along the waterfront are also top-notch. I would love to come here every day.
  14. EA

    EricaA

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    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!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    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!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

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

    Scott

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

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

    JHVA

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious and the staff were very accommodating. I love the covered outdoor seating. Will definitely be back!
  19. 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.
  20. WG

    WilliamG

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Slow service. Limited menu. Overall ok but room for improvement.
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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
  26. 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.
  27. 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!!
  28. GV

    GusV

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice place for some basic French cuisine but drink menu/options are limited.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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!
  35. 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.
  36. h

    healthyeater

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    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!
  37. 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.
  38. 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!
  39. 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
  40. 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.

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 177 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 36 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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