Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar

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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
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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal in a lovely setting. Delicious specials and wonderful bread, too. I haven’t been in about a year, having been a regular in the past. Will return soon again.

L
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent, the service reasonably efficient, and the noise level (upstairs) was tolerable.

AK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice experience.

B
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a favorite. It has yet to disappoint. The food is simply superb. The service top flight. Our table for two on the side wall was close to other diners but our conversation was unimpeded. I will continue to patronize this splendid place.

RR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious with a lovely atmosphere and friendly stzaff

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant inDC but I had not been to town in a long time. It is still spectacular. Had the trout meuniere and it is the best I have had anywhere, even in France. Also tried the pig feet appetizer and it was wonderful. Trust me, try it. You won’t believe how good it is. My date had the curried chicken and loved it. Very mild curry flavor I am going to schedule a trip back to DC just to go again to this wonderful restaurant!

PG
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a very nice time sitting in the window and remembering our French. The snails, omelette, poached eggs and salmon tartare were great. Especially the snails. We sopped up all the parsley, garlic and buttery juices with fabulous bread. Will go back.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and wine. Bartender gave great recommendations for wine to go with our food. Cozy, convivial ambience but quiet enough so that you can easily chat with your dinner companions.

BD
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Table in main dining room not ready, so we were seated upstairs. Banquette uncomfortable and tired. Food very good, as it always is, although bison entree a disappointment.

N
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and superb food ambiance and service
The escargots probably one of the best I ve ever had

c
Washington DC
73 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our favorite neighborhood restaurant, well worth the trip up Wisconsin Ave. The wine bar offers free wine tasting on Tuesday evenings (6-8 pm), and food can be ordered from the regular menu or the specials of the day. The tasting wines are usually quite good, they come with a detailed explanation. The menu has some very French items (pig's feet! It sounds odd but is delicious.). The wine list has several interesting selections at reasonable prices. The ambiance is French, the staff is very friendly, and the noise level is moderate, especially early in the evening. Highly recommended.

H
Washington DC
81 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious unusual food with the old standards, which never fail to please
Attentive unobtrusive service

NB
Washington DC
86 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Reliable, traditional, French restaurant in Georgetown. I have been eating there for 25 years and very consistent.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was lovely. My Mom was in town for a visit, and we had a beautiful dinner together. The food was delicious and the ambience was elegant. The restaurant made for a wonderful backdrop

FN
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the beginning of the 50th college reunion weekend for my husband. We had a large table and definitely made the sound decibel much higher. The staff could not have been more accommodating and patient with us. It was hard to get everyone focused on ordering, it had been 5 years since they last saw each other, but the waitress understood and was always nearby. The food was over the top amazing! No one was disappointed and left very happy. Such a wonderful restaurant!

MM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is just a lovely place with gracious service and exquisite food!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good classic bistro menu. Excellent escargots, scallops and beef medallions. Profiterole pastry very crisp and tasty. Chocolate sauce a bit watery. Very enjoyable evening.

B
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the BEST French restaurant in the G'town area.....you will not be disappointed..ever!

SQ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty meal with some French specialties in a gracious setting.

OT
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always a place we enjoy. Good food, good service, charming atmosphere.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went out with my husband to decompress after a long work week- exactly what we needed! The recommendation for the wine was spot on! I’m a lover of Napa valley but honestly not familiar with French wines but the waitress took the time to explain and make a recommendation. Food was rich and delectable. Can’t wait for the wine tasting!

GB
Washington DC
75 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Excellent food. Unfortunately not matched by the service. We were ignored for long periods of time, then our drink orders were screwed up.

MG
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The jazz trio was great - the tiny dog on the chez long amusing

BH
Amarillo
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I really enjoyed this restaurant. The service was outstanding, the food was very well done, and the ambiance was charming and a little understated. The wine list was varied and fun though it’d be nice if they’d add a few older French vintages to the selection. But that’s a suggestion and not a complaint because this was a wonderful dining experience.

GS
Washington DC
132 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The appetizers and entrees were EXCELLENT! Appetizers: escargot and the Belgium endive salad with blue cheese. Entrees: soft shell crab, pate de foie gras, cassoulet.
Three perfectly crafted martinis, excellent wine list to choose from and espresso to top off a sensational dining experience.

JL
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambiance were all fabulous. AND, it was really quiet (admittedly on a slow Sunday night; I know it can get noisy at other times.)

WM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro Lepic & Wine Bar ist unser Lieblingsrestaurant in Washington und wir kehren immer wieder gern dort ein. Die Küche ist hervorragend, der Service ausgezeichnet und die Atmosphäre lädt zum ausgedehnten Dinner und guten Gesprächen ein, was nur in wenigen Restaurants in D.C. der Fall ist.

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b
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed half price glasses of champagne and wine before dinner. The onion tart is superb, the trout almondine is as well. We enjoy this little neighborhood bistro.

K
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bistro LePic (upstairs wine bar) continues to be a favorite destination, whether quick meal at the bar or fun wine tasting Tuesday with friends. The food choices are dependable and don’t disappoint. The prices can be higher than expected - so be aware, especially of specials. Happy Hour wine specials are worth stopping in for, however. Parking in that area is not a problem. Enjoyable French!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

This was the fourth and last visit to this restaurant. Our other visits were wonderful so that is why we chose to return for a special celebration. However this time, from the moment we entered the restaurant our experience was downhill. First, the hostess did not warmly return our greeting and was not welcoming upon our arrival. We were extremely disappointed that she tried to seat us at the back of the restaurant next to the kitchen though the reservation indicated that it was for an anniversary celebration. Plus the restaurant was empty! The same individual was also dismissive when we requested a decanter for the burgundy wine as though we were silly to request the decanter for a $60 bottle. Actually, the wine did improve! The duck was requested as medium rare, but was served well done. It was returned for a redo but still not up to par as past dinners of the same. The other dish at our table was pasta based and it was extremely salty. Neither of us finished our plates. The finale to this terrible experience was the restaurant’s attempt to treat us with glasses of champagne. Unfortunately the champagne was nearly flat! Thank goodness the escargot at the beginning was good.
I usually do not write reviews but I have this time because our evening of special celebration was so disappointingly deflated by our experience. We have recommended this restaurant to many family and friends, but can no longer.

M
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely dinner

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere. We were given the best table on the place. The service was amazing and the food incredible. Our date was memorable !

B
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a very welcoming ambience and excellent food and drink. THE best French food in Georgetown. You will not regret dining here.

U
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service great
Music great
Escargot and salmon Tatar very good
Special beef dish too salty and fatty meat
Onion soup too watery

JR
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an amazing restaurant! It was not my first time and I highly recommend it.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great experience

E
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal.

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BF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great bartender.
Amazing service and delicious food.
Will return.

C
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reliably consistent. Exactly what a French Bistro should be. Highly recommend

e
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is always good here, and the staff is attentive. We would have preferred to sit in the center of the restaurant or along the longer side that has more light, but that was not an option on this last visit.

But the food is great (and the bread terrific), there is a nice selection of wine by the glass and the staff is pleasant and very knowledge about the menu.

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