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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RM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistrot Lepic is one of my favorite local spots in the Washington DC area. Fantastic menu that changes with the seasons, along with a well appointed wine list. And the attentive service continues to impress. Our dinner there last weekend was fantastic. Keep it up.

Q
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Early dinner offered more room to relax in quietness. Food, as always, was delicious.

ZP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I went to Bistrot Lepic and Wine Bar for Valentine's Day. While everything tasted very good, the cost of their Pre Fixe menu was a little extravagant for what you received. I was actually excited with the look of the menu, but my entree was hardly enough to fill you. I left hungry.

After the fact, I looked into what our two Pre Fixe orders would be (since most items were actually offered on the regular dinner menu) and our two appetizers, two entrees, cheese plate, and single dessert (since we had to share the dessert on Valentines Day) would cost roughly half of what we paid on Valentines Day itself ($188 before tax and tip).

I am not sure where the math came into play for deciding $89 for the Pre Fixe, but it was horribly over-priced now that I am seeing that the majority of their dinner entrees are $28-$35.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Extremely mediocre food and downright terrible service. It took nearly 3 hours to be served 3 courses. Absolutely not the fine dining experience I was expecting.

L
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Came here for Valentines Day. I had been here before a long time ago but remembered it as a charming French bistro. While the food was of good quality, I was very disappointed to find the ambiance much downgraded. The wait staff was dressed like they were hanging out at home and were taking orders on iPads. We were also seating by the front door which was constantly opening to admit customers or waiters bringing food to the upstairs dining room, letting in cold drafts of air every few minutes. Not a very romantic atmosphere.

BC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The service felt rushed. It was a busy night, Prix fixe, and they seemed to need to move tables.

EA
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Valentine’s Day and a chance for my wife to speak French with the restaurant staff which she thoroughly enjoyed.

AB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday...a very cozy enjoyable experience!

P
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and wonderful staff. recommend it to any friend

LH
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So French, so tasty! This is where I go for tender calves liver, as my husband won't eat it. He had coquilles St Jacques, which he said were delicious, and left him room for a warm chocolate tart. A perennial favorite of ours.

I
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Amazing kidneys and curry chicken. Enjoyed good Bordeaux wine. They even had Lillet.

E
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant and return year after year because the food is so delicious
and the service is so good. It's also a real standout in terms of noise level -- unlike
99% of other DMV restaurants, Bistro Lepic is quiet enough you can actually enjoy
table conversation! Reminds me of Paris in the best sense!

a
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A favorite.

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EG
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always dependable but I think the food has improved greatly since my last visit. Looking forward to my next dinner at Lepic.

d
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, as usual. We arrived at opening (5:30) Sunday evening. We were the first. Good table, Good service. Great food.

FL
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a wonderful evening-entertained friends from out of town who were so impressed with the service, food and ambience of bistro. We had the prized seats in the window and then went upstairs to enjoy jazz with dessert and after dinner drinks. Our entrees were outstanding--special that night -- venison; mediallians of beef; salmon and quail and trout-all delicious. Looking forward to our next visit...

L
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good food, ambience and live jazz music was a plus!

PG
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a cozy dinner at he charming Bistro Lepic. Service was excellent and food was great!

P
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

In over 20 years I have never had a meal at Bistrot Lepic that was not excellent.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For the second year in a row, we have met friends to go to Lepic during Restaurant Week! Both times the meal was fantastic. We live in NYC, and made the trip just to return to this little French bistro. Great wine selection, service and bread and butter!!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Listed as restaurant week participant. Restaurant did not post menu online and did not advertise whether they were participating in restaurant week lunch or dinner or one or the other. Did not find that out until waitress came to table. Partner ordered scallops. They gave him two medium sized scallops. That’s it. For an entree! Awful experience and would never recommend this.

LZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place to eat when it’s so cold outside. Great comfort food. Love the onion soup.

G
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had to wait for several minutes at the entrance to the dining room before a waitstaff approached, even though eye contact had been made, to ask if we had a reservation, which we did. That was not an auspicious beginning to our dining experience. The pastry for both my sweetbread appetizer and for my dessert of pomme tarte was not crisp. The beef medaillon part of my entree was outstanding. I had a hard time though identifying what I initially thought was two scoops of mashed potatoes, firm enough that they stood upright on the plate. But they didn't taste like potatoes, perhaps they were mashed cauliflower? Well, they turned out to be dried out polenta. As someone who knows how to cook creamy polenta, this was a disappointment. My husband enjoyed his meal but found that his illes flottant was too firm and there was one solitary sliced almond floating in the creme anglaise. Photos of this dish taken by the bistro's diners showed the top of the meringue completely covered with golden sliced almonds. I regret that I cannot rate the restaurant higher because of the inconsistency of its offerings.

Once we were seated, the wait staff was attentive, our water glasses were topped constantly and a second offering of the excellent and crusty bread was offered without our having to request.

j
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very cozy and intimate environment. Seating ranges from regular seating to lounge chairs which are very soft and relaxing.

JR
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice service. Excellent value and variety in a restaurant week. Really, it's like being in France.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

My friend and I decided to give this place a try because of attractive menu for restaurant week. Just to mention, we work in the industry. Male host/server (dressed in sweater) seated us. He never introduced himself. We knew what we would like, so we made our choices upfront and placed order for all three courses. After that, we were fully ignored by the same person. He never checked on us, during three courses. My friend noticed that our server was completely different to his other tables around us. Lovely lady was only one to ask us is everything alright, but she wasn't our server. At the end, he forgot what desserts we chose. He had to ask us again. Food, on the other hand, was delicious. I enjoyed my beef medallions so much. Dessert was yummy. At the end, same lady was only one to see that we would like check and pay. She gave us the check and processed our payment. We got up, nobody says thank you, nobody says goodbye...

R
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is place with outstanding food, no bothersome noise, and excellent service. What more can you ask ?

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food

t
Washington DC
135 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Meeting out-of-town friends who were staying in Georgetown, we had brunch here on Sunday - we had not been here in a year or so. Sunday midday offers either a brunch or a lunch menu; two used the lunch menu; three, brunch; and all were very satisfied. Two had the eggs benedict option which is a little unusual in that it comes with two poached eggs, each with a different presentation.

Service was very good; and Bistro Lepic continues to be a haven for those wanting to have conversations at the table and a location with easy parking!

CH
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the wine list was very good too. The customer service was wonderful too. Over all a special time and me and my wife will visit again.

P
Washington DC
184 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only problem a diner has with this restaurant is what to pick. So many French Bistrot classics and everyone of them delicious.

F
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Firs time we had been there for brunch. A good experience. Quality food, especially; and good value.

S
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Day family meal. Wonderful food as usual and service is always great with some humor thrown in!

Love this place!

MH
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for Christmas lunch, so the fixed price menu was not cheap, but the choices were good and the food was excellent, as was the presentation. The wait staff was a bit overwhelmed so not as attentive as usual, but this is still one of the most professional and welcoming places in town. We enjoyed it very much.

b
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Not sure if I'd recommend. I was there in August and thought the food was very good, so much so that I returned with a friend Christmas Eve. The food was not first rate. I've made better venison, it's a question of the sauce since the meat was tender. The waiter changed the wine on me without telling me. In fairness, the price charged was changed to reflect this. I would have preferred having the option of selecting something else. The appetizer and dessert were so-so.

I think restaurants during holidays are hit and miss. This one was a miss. Best only visit at other times.

CH
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We have made it a tradition to come here for Christmas Eve lunch after visiting Oak Hill Cemetery to pay our respects. We also come occasionally for dinner and the great jazz trio upstairs. This visit, as always, the service was friendly, our meals were wonderful and the atmosphere is cozy and warm. Two excellent salmon dishes, the always solid hangar steak, french onion soup and a really nice curry and coconut milk chicken dish. Extensive French wine list and they are always happy to help guide you through it. Great neighborhood spot and in a location where parking is usually pretty easy, compared to the rest of upper Georgetown.

T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of Washington's hidden gems. Food great and warm, helpful people.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Thank you!

SR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

This was my second visit within 2 months and the experience was night and day. My first visit was excellent. However, this visit had several negatives that made the dining experience very disappointing. 1. the servers never mentioned the specials and we only heard about them when they recited them to the table next to us, but we had already ordered and it was too late. 2. We were seated next to a table of 12 and they were so loud that they drowned out our conversation. 3. The service was very inconsistent and the food just OK.

p
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This enjoyable restaurant is continuing to be a go to restaurant with delicious selections, long time attentive staff and ease of parking. The quality of food is always fresh and well prepared. It's like being in a small French Bistro in or outside of Paris. A lovely escape for lunch or dinner.

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