Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar

4.8
1944 Reviews
$31 to $50
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1944 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGSCMJOE
Washington DC
186 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best French cuisine in DC! Martinis were perfect, she had the special salad with pickled trout, I had the Belgian endive salad with Roquefort cheese...fantastic. her entre the trout almandine and mine the delicious duck leg cooked to perfection. Half bottle of wine, espresso and raspberry tart. Yes the best!!

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JohnR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wine list. The closest you will get to France in DC.

DK
DonaldK
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We selected the fixed lunch option. Great range of choices and good price point.
Service was attentive - amazing given shortages of staff at other restaurants.

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AnneB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal and lovely staff. It was difficult to choose from the many tempting things on the menu, which is always a nice problem to have.

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Kaki
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal and great service. Ordered one of their specials which was superb.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent during both a recent lunch and dinner experience. My dining companions and I enjoyed the many delicious choices on the menu Will definitely return again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best French meal I’ve had in the US, excellent quality

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GlennaS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is our go to place. Great French food, service and ambiance. They never once faltered during the pandemic

LG
LeoGus
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always!

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Faustulus
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Lepic is one of he best restaurants in Washington. "Understated" -- that is, no effort to promote itself through glitz and "reviewer appeal" -- and the quality is superb. Great for lunch, as well (which we did this time). Friendly. Waiter(s) attentive but not "hovering." Highly recommended.

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vipthegodmother
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Lack of staff was self-evident on Bastille Day. Less than satisfactory.

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ConstanceAC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely evening.

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vipan0nym0us
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have not been here in years …not since I worked in DC.

One plus in moving into DC is proximity to restaurants like Bistrot Lepic.

We celebrated our move and Bastille Day.

Food was delicious. Service was great.

JB
JenB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went to dinner with friends and had a wonderful experience! Food was great, service was even better!

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MWDC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a wonderful dinner with friends Sunday night, delicious food and attentive service, not rushed either.

PB
PaulB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to be back at Bistro Lepic. A great neighborhood restaurant that is worth the drive if you don't live in the area. The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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vipSteveC
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent French bistro is the "sister" restaurant of the superb La Piquette. The best two French restaurants in D.C. Not crowded and noisy like the overhyped and overrated La Diplomate.

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vipirabetsy
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Lepic since it opened. It has always been consistent good. A stable wait staff which is always a sign of good management.

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lovefood
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent and reliably tasty. Nice neighbourhood restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible food and fairly fast service. Absolutely recommend

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Phoebe
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and very authentic French food. The wine recommendation was also spot-on. They also allowed us to stay past closing time which was very kind of them.

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RamonA
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food and cleared our plates! The wine was excellent. The service was on the mark.

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BobC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicely appointed dining room, especially the copy of Gustave Caillebotte's Rainy day, Paris street. Service was efficient, maybe too much so. We hadn't finished our before-dinner drinks and the first course came out. Mains were uniformly good - steak special, curried 1/2 chicken, trout. Dessert, profiteroles, were not as good as at other places in the District -- Et Voila's on MacArthur Blvd NW are the best I've had in the States. Prices at bistrot lepic are a bit above average for French or new American but worth it.

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vipHenry
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A wonderful neighborhood French restaurant, as given that the neighborhood is Georgetown, it is very good indeed. And easy parking to boot.

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lovefood
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Was a nice pleasant surprise .

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NancyR
Argentina
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I made a reservation for 7/3 and asked for 6:30. I called to change the reservation to 7:15, and the young man who answered the phone couldn’t have been nicer! He even changed our table to inside, which is really what we wanted. Our server was lovely, and brought 2 wines for me to try. She also recommended a burgundy for my husband and son to accompany their delicious lamb. My daughter and I had the trout and salmon. Both were very flavorful and seemed very fresh! My husband’s salad special as well as my endive salad were excellent. We ordered 3 desserts: creme broulet, chocolate tart and a raspberry and blue berry tart. All were wonderful! Definitely recommend.

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IanK
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I went to Bistrot Lepic for our anniversary and had an outstanding experience. The service was excellent and the food was to die for!

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vipHappynow
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since COVID, still a great restaurant. Excellent food and service, I highly recommend this wonderful gem in Georgetown!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The waiter described my appetizer as a grilled artichoke salad with avocado. I inquired about the artichokes and asked if they were small artichokes like carciofini, or large ones. I also wanted to verify that they were grilled not fried or steamed. I was told that they were indeed tiny artichokes and that they were certainly grilled. What came to the table were artichoke hearts directly from the bottle never grilled. OK, it wasn’t rancid, but had I known what was really being offered I would another appetizer. My dinner companion had mussels that were over cooked and rubbery. So not a good start. My main course was a very pleasant trout almandine and my dinner companion had medallions de boeuf, which he described as very nice. At no time we’re we even asked how the meal was.

Lessons:
1. Waitstaff should be educated in the food that the chef produces. They should provide accurate with descriptions even if the dish is rather quotidian.
2. The kitchen staff should take care even with old favorites like mussels.
3. The management should make sure that they always inquire about the guests’ satisfaction even if this sort of banter is somehow distasteful to the French.

I’ve been to Bistro Lepic many times in the past and I’ve always enjoyed good food and good service. Hmmm, perhaps this was an off night. Not sure I’ll be back anytime soon.

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BernadetteD
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ciara at the bar upstairs was wonderful. Very professional and friendly. We will certainly be back.

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DougD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Birthday dinner

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rlknpb50
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch and enjoyed excellent service. The bistro was full and so the noise was a bit high.

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SueB
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent dinner and excellent service. The only off-note was the warm chocolate tart. Not a lava cake, but an uninteresting dense piece of fairly dry chocolate cake. Try the creme brulee instead.

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vipanne
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

this is one of my favorite Washington area restaurants. It feels like a real French bistro,
and the food is consistently good.

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jessicah
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal with incredible service. Everything was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of my favorite places to go to in DC. Good food, not stuffy.

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PeterT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit back to a Bistrot Lepic Jazz Night (in the bar upstairs) since the start of the pandemic. It was like a reunion with an old friend, with the usual gracious service, wonderful food, and fine music. Everything on the menu is outstanding; the veal cheeks are my personal favorite and never disappoint.

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Molly
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor space—a little noisy on Wisconsin Ave but the folks at the restaurant did a really nice job setting everything up and making it comfortable, accommodating, and safe for diners! Great food and great service. Indoor space also looks cozy and inviting from what I could see—look forward to going back!

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Shirley888
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this little French restaurant. The food is excellent and authentic as is the ambiance.

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SusanB
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything about our dinner. The reception was friendly, the wait staff pleasant and very accommodating, the wine (especially the recommendation from the bar tender) was perfect and the food SO delicious. We will be back soon’

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar using the Order Online button. Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar also offers delivery in partnership with 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 4.8 stars by 1944 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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