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Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar

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1800 Reviews
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$30 and under
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French
>Easy free parking in the evening (after 6:30PM)

Now open for Dinner from Tuesday to Sunday, and Sunday Brunch for dining in, carry-outs and delivery through Doordash

Celebrating its 25th 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.
Special Prix Fix menus only days: Valentine dinner, Easter Brunch, Mother day, Christmas Eve and Day, New Year Eve.

**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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1800 people are saying
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vipGSCMJOE
Washington DC
156 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad that this Top of the Line, French restaurant is open to allowable capacity!
From the martinis to the espresso and desserts it was sensational. Our party of four was amazed at the authenticity of the French dishes, presentation and service.

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vipHowardA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Lepic is a Washington institution. Sitting outside near the street makes it feel like you are in Paris. The definitely is on the level of France's best restaurants. I highly recommend the Duck Confit.

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vipZannie
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistrot Lepic is a neighborhood favorite of ours. Food is always great and service is responsive and attentive. Cyril Brenac, the owner of Lepic and its sister restaurant, La Picquette in Glover Park, is charming and wonderful. I highly recommend both restaurants for a low-key dinner with family or friends, or a special occasion. They will take good care of you.

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vipsoonerdc
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place for a quiet dinner with friends. Food is always so delicious and service friendly but efficient. The outdoor patio was a delightful place to dine. Looking forward to having another delightful evening at Bistrot Lepic soon.

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vipLadyBrit
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food, drinks and service were excellent as usual. For many years this restaurant has maintained a high standard.

Our thanks to all.

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WWJones
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine was excellent but the service and friendliness of the staff even better! Very enjoyable and entertaining dinner. Thank You

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CollinW
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If not for the blue awning, you might pass right by this comfy, quaint hidden gem without ever knowing it exists. Upon entering you are greeted by friendly staff. As you approach your table, aromas from kitchen are you first introduction to their resident master of French comfort food, Chef de Cuisine Jean Baptiste Massala. I have eaten here many times and have yet to discover a weak link in M. Massala’s menu, but my favorite dish by far is the veal cheeks. The servers can assist with the perfect wine paring. Make sure you show up hungry so you have room for appetizers and dessert.

This unpretentious institution of flavor is my favorite restaurant in DC and absolutely one of the best on the east coast. 10/10 would absolutely recommend.

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vipMaryC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food (menu and specials) are top notch and represent great bistro food. The service is fabulous as is the wine list.

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vipMaryC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Lepic is my go to bistro. They have a huge menu and everything is executed flawlessly. I highly recommend it!

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YuliaW
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dinner there: great atmosphere, tasty food, friendly servers..we'll definitely be back.

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vipkristin
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner last week and had a wonderful evening. Food as good as it has always been, and we felt super safe. Tables spaced out nicely and all staff was masked. Lovely and quiet.

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vipKateInDC
Washington DC
182 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's time to return to indoor dining, and Bistrot Lepic has made the appropriate adjustments to table spacing. We were so glad to again enjoy some of our favorite dishes (starting with the best French bread in town!), including the tournadoes of beef for my husband, and a special that night for me -- coq au vin. This is a dish I love but I rarely find this old classic. It did not disappoint. Rich flavor, tender chicken and vegetables in a marvelous wine sauce. Mmmmm...! I urge other fans of French cuisine to return soon and enjoy attentive service, delicious food, and air conditioning!

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vipGSCMJOE
Washington DC
157 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a pleasure to welcome Bistro Lepic back into our lives. Dining there Friday 3 July, was truly a delightful experience after being without great French food since mid-March due to the COVID closures. Drinks were expertly crafted, wine list is perfect with excellent prices on half-bottles, salads, appetizers and entrees were prepared and seasoned to perfection. The service, was as before, top-shelf! I shall return.

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KENTC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's definitely the best restaurant in Washington DC, and No matter what you order, the food is better than you expected!!

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vipMichaelH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must-visit in Washington DC.
A perfection, a comfort: a pleasure

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Rock
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just what we were looking for for a birthday dinner. Delicious food and good service. We could actually carry on a conversation through out dinner. We’ll definitely be returning sooner rather than later.

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vipGardensalot
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite bistros in DC. I had shad roe and it was fabulous. My friend had the cassoulet, an old standby. We sat upstairs at a table in the wine bar. I prefer the downstairs dining room but upstairs was also nice. The noise level is lower downstairs but in both places, you can carry on a conversation without having to shout. The food here is always excellent and the prices are very reasonable. Service is terrific. It's a great neighborhood place.

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Dewey2RB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was to celebrate my mother’s birthday. Just wonderful!! The food is always perfect here and the service and everyone involved with this place are magnificent!! Very attentive, polite, but also low key. So great!! We have made this our new tradition for her birthday, third year in a row...

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Devotedyogi
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate early, at 5:30, to get to a concert afterwards. It was quiet and pleasant. The trout was delicious and so was the Sancerre. We shared a pear tart for dessert--yum. Nice, friendly service.

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vipjack
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My companion and I thoroughly enjoyed the excellent cuisine and service. Perfect environment for a quiet romantic outing .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such good food! Always dependable and delicious!

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vipRoberto
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at Bistrot Lepic last Sunday night for the first time in well over a year. The meal was just excellent. The onion tart with bacon was a delight. The veal chop and osso bucco (a special that night) were among the best veal dishes I can recall eating--both were large and beautifully seasoned. The full-bodied French Bordeaux wine was a good match for the veal and a bargain at $65 (at restaurant prices). The apple tart and ice cream were merely very good, but they were a good ending to the meal.

Excellent service and ambiance. We will be coming back to Bistrot Lepic soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always lovely.

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vipGSCMJOE
Washington DC
157 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is my go-to French restaurant AND it never fails as far as quality, service, wine list, precisely mad bar drinks, menu selection and daily specials.

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vipHenry
Washington DC
82 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently good food with a nicely varied menu for those of us who go there frequently
Calm inside, good non obtrusive service

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vipTameraL
Washington DC
143 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A return visit with 3 friends for another vintage and genuine really good meal of French food. A special place to visit with special friends.

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vipRobM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
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.

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Quietdinnerfor2
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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ZackP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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vipLocavore
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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BrianC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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

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vipEATS
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipAnneB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday...a very cozy enjoyable experience!

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frederickP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and wonderful staff. recommend it to any friend

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vipLuciaH
Washington DC
21 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.

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vipIgor
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.

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Eliza
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!

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viparbydee
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A favorite.

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vipEllenG
Baltimore
9 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.

FAQs

Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Toast and Uber Eats. Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 333-0111.

Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 1800 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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