Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar

4.7
1473 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
>Easy free parking in the evening (after 6:30PM)
** WHEN BOOKING A TABLE, PLEASE LET US KNOW YOUR PREFERENCE BETWEEN THE MAIN DINING ROOM AND THE WINE BAR. **
Special Prix Fix menus only days: Valentine dinner, Easter Brunch, Mother day, Christmas Eve and Day, New Year Eve.

Celebrating its 24th year Anniversary, this Grand Little restaurant is part of Georgetown’s culinary landscape and has been awarded one of the Ten Best Restaurant in the Country by Bon Appetit and Top 40 by Zagat

We are offering classic, regional and contemporary French cuisine.

At the Wine Bar, you will feel as comfortable and relaxed as you would in your home and now you can enjoy live Jazz performances every Monday and Wednesday nights, starting at 7pm.

**OPEN TABLE RESERVATIONS ARE FOR DINING PATRONS ONLY, NOT FOR DRINKS **
Visit our Sister Bistrot, La Piquette on 3714 Macomb Street Nw. in Cleveland Park - Tel: 202 686 2015 - info@lapiquettedc.com
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary French
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Hours of operation
Main Dining Room/Kitchen: Brunch:Saturday & Sunday 11am - 2:30pm; Lunch:Monday to Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday to Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Wine Bar: Daily: 5:30pm to 12:00am
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Phone number
(202) 333-0111
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
George Vetsch
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Private party facilities
Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar offers 3 private rooms for seated dinners, cocktail receptions and buffets whether for an intimate dinner with friends, a large corporate banquet or to have the entire restaurant all to yourself.
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Private party contact
Cyrille Brenac: (202) 333-0111
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Catering
Nothing too large or too small.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
S street
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Parking details
You may use the complimentary parking lot across the street from us (Wisconsin and S street) after 6:30PM. It is free and has always spaces.
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Public transit
Foggy bottom metro station in Georgetown
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Entertainment
Every Monday and Wednesday, we have a Jazz singer ensemble at the Wine Bar. The show starts 7PM until 10PM. Please call us and reserve a table for your dinner. Thank you
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Special events & promotions
Complimentary wine tasting at the wine bar every Tuesday, from 6 to 8pm
Live jazz music on Monday and Wednesday night at the Wine Bar. Performance starts at 6:30pm on Mondays and 7:00pm on Wednesdays.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 1473 People Are Saying
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CF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great execution of French cooking - Jazz night is an added bonus

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MH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

After the initial schedule change hick up (something got lost in translation) we had a great dinner with great and attentive service. Would definitely come again

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LJ
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We ate here prior to attending an event at the Kennedy Center. A reservation at 5:30 allowed us ample time to enjoy our dinner and make a 7:30 show. Our group particularly enjoyed the escargot, the veal cheeks, and the meringue dessert. The wines complimented the meal well. We enjoyed our meal here and we would return.

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F
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 3

The kitchen had an off night on my last trip. The onion tart was heavy, the chicken salty and the beef a bit too intense for the rest of the dish.

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JD
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been enjoying Bistro Lepic for years and it is our go to restaurant when guests come to town. Small, quiet with a quality menu we can count on to please our guests.

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JC
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great find in Georgetown. Even though it was restaurant week service and food outstanding. Perfect French Bistros

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M
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I've been a regular (once a quarter) here and have always had a good meal, great wine and service. Came during restaurant week - very disappointed in the food quality. Softshell crab was not soft shelled and the salmon was not particularly fresh. I hate to say this, but I likely won't be back in the near term.

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j
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food and atmosphere were wonderful. The service was wonderful at first (first waiter) when we arrived at 6:30 - very attentive. Then we had several other waiters come by, assuming because the first waiter got busier. That's when the service started to get worse with our forgotten desserts and then the really long wait to receive our bill.

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MT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this neighborhood spot with delicious food, charming service and a devoted clientele.

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N
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I love Bistro Lepic, and, like many of my neighbors, go there often. Although the menu rarely changes, one can count on everything being cooked properly and presented beautifully. This time I treated a European friend to lunch there, and it was the perfect place. I’m sure that ?I will soon be back.

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JC
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Georgetown staple for over 25 years - for a reason. A comfy ambience with superb fare, never a disappointment. Go!

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M
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been dining in this restaurant since opening. We like the ambiance, great service and delicious food. My only point is plates are not enough to feed hungry young boys. After $45 worth of entree my son was still not full. He is not a appetizer type of a person. I wish they had more veggies and fries for the sides. Great service and they pay attention to details. We will go back.

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S
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The policy of leaving a credit card to make a reservation AND being expected to confirm reservation by phone is really annoying.
Makes me reluctant to return.

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JD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro Lepic is a Georgetown treasure. Sublime and always a wonderful experience.

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RB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We were seated upstairs for an 8:30 dinner reservation. The dining room downstairs was packed, but upstairs was empty. We were alone in the back room. The server fluctuated between attentive and invisible which made things difficult. Will try again in the main dining room. Friends were disappointed.

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SL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service are always great and we’ve eaten there before. Yet this time sat in the far back next to the end wall which accentuated the noise level. Perhaps they should sound-proof that wall with quilted art which would help absorb it. Yet the man next to us had a naturally booming voice which decreased our fondness of the experience that evening. We will be back and will ask for a better table next time so we can enjoy the experience as we usually have before.

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LF
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It reminded me of Paris. An excellent bistro. I cannot wait to go back. Love it.

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TP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was very ordinary for the Sunday brunch. My wife's "chicken salad" tasted like steamed chicken and vegetables. My omlette was watery and under cooked. My brunch companion's chicken with a brown sauce was just OK but not really delicious. I was certainly hoping for better food since we have dined at the owner's other location, La Piquette. That restaurant has charm, a more interesting menu and better food.

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GM
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As always delicious food great service...we ate arugula salad , lamb chops specials...
And 2 had Veal cheeks .

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MJ
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was absolutely fantastic! Great quality and preparation which I love about French food! We did get our reservation late and they sat us upstairs but I think with the very heavy rain they could have let us sit in the main dining room because I doubt everyone made it in that night. The tables are not that comfortable upstairs.

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BD
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have had dinner here several and continue to love Bistrot Lepic. We will be back soon.

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ER
Birmingham
14 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

Excellent food and a variety of choices. Authentic.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excelent food! I felt like I was in France!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was undecided on which wine I wanted and our lovely waitress brought me a tasting glass of two wines to help me choose - was a nice touch!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was visiting my son and decided to treat him to fine French cuisine. I was thinking of another French restaurant where we have dined before , but was intrigued by the Caillebotte painting mural that was featured in this bistro photo, and my son also said that he heard good things about this place, so we gave it a try ... And everything was perfect. We went there at 11, thinking of a brunch menu, ordered coffee and poached eggs but the “ pied de cochon” on the appetizer list was a novelty and after listening to our gracious host’s explanation, we ordered it, as well as the escargots, and a very special egg dessert. The service was top notch , the host and the waiting staff really know their element, and the food just delicieux...
Will definitely return on my next visit,

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MF
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Must husband loved his trout but my risotto with stuffed quail was rather tasteless. I had a very good glass of champagne, but the wait staff never came to ask if I wanted another. We skipped dessert. We've had better French food and service elsewhere in the city.

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d
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Once again Bistrot Lepic proves itself a wonderful perennial favourite for true Washingtonians. The food and service is on par with any Michelin Star challenger, it has always been genuine, authentic, real food - no gimmicks and super attentive 'from the heart' service. Thanks again for being so good at what you do - don't change a thing.

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H
Washington DC
70 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely, tasty French food, well presented and served in a quiet atmosphere. Well priced wine by the glass and bottle.

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FI
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Superb food, top notch service. Restaurants very noisy so it was difficult to carry on a conversation, but other than that I really enjoyed the place. The summer gazpacho soup was one of the best I’ve had. Highly recommend!

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An authentic French bistro with excellent food and friendly helpful service. In addition to the restaurant there is a wine bar upstairs where apparently you can also eat. We enjoyed our meal in the dining room and everything from appetizer to dessert was excellent.

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A
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A delightful dining experience. as always,

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OT
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy, warm little bistro with fantastic food and service. Had the softshell crab entree, and it was superb. Would definitely recommend.

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SL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

NEVER DISAPPOINTED NOT TO BE MISSED A WONDERFUL EVENING

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Food excellent. Service was not as good as usual. Slow and distracted.

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LA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic as always! This place is upscale casual with very good food.

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St. Louis
61 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular/authentic French cuisine! Wonderful service and food!! You must go!!

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a lovely family brunch, celebrating an 88th birthday. Restaurant was very accommodating of our special needs b

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A rare find in a busy restaurant district. Excellent food, carefully prepared and genuinely French. Upstairs bar area exceptionally quiet and intimate.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite places in DC, but sometimes customers can be very loud and unconcerned when the rest of the people in the room wants to listen to the concert.

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C
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loves the cozy atmosphere and the live jazz.

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