Chez Billy Sud

4.8
1409 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Chez Billy Sud is a quaint bistro situated in the heart of Georgetown. The menu showcases traditional and updated versions of various French dishes. Neighboring Bar a Vin features old world wines, and classic cocktails.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner
Food was amazing!

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JR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So my wife are actually in the Food and Beverage industry and we always say the same thing, 'If we were to do our own project this would be what we envision. Its a place to take you away from all that ails you in life. Staff, ambiance and food are just wonderful. wish you would come to our neighborhood in Del Ray, Alexnadria.

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E
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the restaurant. Food, service and ambience are all wonderful. Look forward to returning.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Next time I will be visiting Washington D.C., you will see me here again

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don't normally write restaurant reviews, but had such a positive experience at Chez Billy Sud that I felt compelled to share it. Our service was, without hesitation, the best I have ever experienced and easily rivaled restaurants that cost twice the price. From taking our jackets upon entry to helping my wife search for a dropped earring, to helping us through our indecision regarding which wine to order and providing descriptions of the available dishes that could have come from a food magazine, we were blown away by the level of service and dedication the staff displayed. When my wife and I ordered the last of a certain desert, our server brought the disappointed couple next to us who had planned on ordering the same dish a complementary desert. The food was absolutely phenomenal, delicious, and very authentic. I cannot recommend Chez Billy Sud enough and, in the two days since going, have already recommended it in person to multiple friends and coworkers. My wife and I will definitely be back in the future!

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DH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing mussels! Best I've had in DC (and I've had a lot!)

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best in Georgetown. Loved it

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KW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner and a fantastic server, Anges, who was excellent. It was a birthday celebration and we were treated to a glass of champagne. I had the duck, my dinner partner had the salmon, both were delicious! Potatoe leek soup to begin was a great remedy to the cold weather. Everything was wonderful, no small feat for the weekend before Valentine's Day when most restaurants and staff are stressed by volume. I can't wait to return.

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MN
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, and the ambiance was wonderful. I had the eggs poached in red wine, and I have rarely eaten anything more delicious. The coffee ice cream dessert was incredible. What a lovely experience.

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IJ
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant although I thought the bernaise sauce on my tasty steak was very average. Overall good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Food and cocktails were amazing. Can’t believe we didn’t try it sooner.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and atmosphere wonderful as always!

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NZ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A favorite place to celebrate any occasion. Great food and service!

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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff was very professional from the front end to the servers.
Our waiter was very knowledgeable regarding the wines and how all the dishes were prepared.
In addition I have food sensitivities and your staff including the chef was very accommodating. We appreciated a wonderful experience all around.

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V
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance is so cozy!! The service was amazing. We had duck breast and gnocchi. Both were very tasty but gnocchi was to die for! It’s not like the regular gnocchi we are used to. It’s kind of oven baked and was delicious!! Would go back again for that for sure.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carlos was a wonderful server and made the dining experience so lovely!!

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v
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The drinks were great, the food was good but not amazing.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warmly welcomed! Enjoyed everything about our evening! Highly recommend!

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CN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic lunch and best French food I’ve ever had in DC

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PL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Chez Billy Sud was the perfect choice for a quiet intimate Birthday dinner date. The ambience was very French with pale mint walls, chauffeuring ceilings and dimly lit candlelight. Everything was delicious and the craft cocktails were spot on! I would definitely recommend it!

Merci!
Pascale

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FF
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Despite a full restaurant, we could hear each other without effort, which was a delight all by itself. The decor is charming-- elegant but not overbearing. The real reason to go begins with the cocktails-- the Rose Window, light and refreshing; the Armagnac Old Fashioned, hearty and tasty for a cold night. The service is excellent-- attentive but not rushing. The Caesar salad was very well done. The regular green salad had a particularly good and flavorful dressing. The steak frites (a return choice for our table) was just as good as the first time we were there. The fries are crispy, the steaks were cooked as ordered, and the meat had genuine flavor. The seared tuna had the right balance of egg, fish, potato, and greens to make for a tasty meal. All in all, it was harder to choose among the entrees than the appetizers, but we'll be back to try more.

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MD
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience at Chez Billy Sud. The restaurant is beautiful and casual elegant, the food is always fantastic and the service is always knowledgeable and appropriately attentive! Love that they have added the wine bar next door as well.

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AL
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, superior service. Everything was exquisitely prepared and presented. We will definitely be back.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, ambience, and dishes were all superb.

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GP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food great service!

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Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we love this place - intimate, great food and service.
The only drawback was a little louder than last time we went.
Would love to see an entree special, just to give the menu a little more variety

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f
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Not sure why but we got seated in area off host reception area and the door on a cold winter night. They should not even have tables in this area. We should have requested to be moved. Ask to sit in main dinning area.

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J
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambiance, the pate, the coffee ice cream, and liked but not loved the magret de canard entre.

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F
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chez Billy Sud is a charming French-inspired bistro-feeling restaurant with highly professional, friendly staff — I have been back many times — love the food choices — go enjoy Billy Sud.

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AS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was good, but it was TOO salted, alas. A bit less salt, would have made it better.
We ate fish, salmon and tuna, as well as an appetizer, brandade de morue.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food in a perfect atmosphere. We were there on a Sunday night on a girls night. They nada us be so comfortable that we stayed there till closing. When back in DC I will take the opportunity to come back again

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s
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

meh. Nothing special in my book, but it's priced like it is special. Food was ok. Champagne was ok. Nice wine list and cocktail list, but ti's all just overpriced in my opinion.

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MH
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We try to book whenever we are in DC. A great spot with delicious food and charming ambience.

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B
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took friend for birthday luncheon and the food was superb. The service attentive and the restaurant charming. Able to feed 3 with entrees and appetizers for under 100, including tip.

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ML
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just one word...PERFECT!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very well put together meal with savory flavors. I would definitely recommend.

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LT
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always we had a magnificent dinner with fantastic service! The mussels were to die for. Trout and steak frites were so delicious we could have licked our plates. Please never change!

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KA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

We went to Chez Billy Sud for my birthday night dinner and were unfortunately really disappointed. We made reservations weeks in advance so were really looking forward to it, but when we arrived into the restaurant we were greeted by a server at the host stand. It became apparent that she was not the regular host but just happened to be there when we arrived so she was going to seat us, which was nice. She proceeded to hack (and I don't just mean cough, I really mean a hack) all over her hands and then she grabbed our menus and brought us to our table. She then proceeded to place the menus with her germy hands onto our table, plates, and silverware, and walk away without even a simple "enjoy your dinner" or making eye contact with us. I worked as a hostess at Red Robin for 3 years and that kind of service would never have been tolerated even there.

We also quickly noticed that we were also the only people in the restaurant who had their coats as the table. Our server arrived and while he was friendly enough, he never asked if we wanted our coats hung up or acknowledged that maybe we hadn't been asked that yet.

We found the service pretty mediocre - I asked for a 2nd glass of wine and waited almost the entire time I ate my entree for it to arrive. Turns out it was accidentally delivered to the table next to ours and I heard the server apologize to the ladies next to us and tell them that their glass was on the house due to the mix-up (they didn't receive the wine they had actually ordered), but he didn't do the same for me even though I went 15 minutes with an empty wine glass. He was barely apologetic.

The food was pretty good (I had the salmon and my husband had the steak frites), but not really worth going back for since the experience and ambiance was so disappointing. I never leave bad reviews, but our entire experience at Chez Billy Sud was really disappointing, especially when it was ranked as a top 100 restaurant on Open Table. We won't be going back.

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DC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, friendly staff. A regular great place for people who know Georgetown and avoid tourist traps

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Dallas
46 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food and the leftovers made a great in-room breakfast the next day!

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