Chez Billy Sud

4.8
1161 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Top Tags:
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Bistro, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Open for Lunch Tuesday through Friday 11:30 am - 2 pm

Dinner Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 5 until 10 pm

Friday and Saturday 5 pm until 11 pm

BRUNCH - Saturday & Sunday 11 am - 2 pm

Wine Bar opens at 5pm daily
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Phone number
(202) 965-2606
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Brendan L'Etoile
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between K and M
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Parking details
Guggenheim Productions
3121 South St NW
Washington, DC 20007
Telephone: 202-337-6900
(only a half block walk)
$15 before 3 pm
$10 after 3 pm

Nearby Parking:
+Central Parking - 148 ft
+Colonial Parking - 230 ft
+Colonial Parking - 288 ft
+Colonial Parking - 288 ft
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Public transit
http://www.dccirculator.com

M St. NW/31st St.
M St. NW/Potomac St. NW

http://ddot.dc.gov/

http://www.capitalbikeshare.com/
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Gift Card
Additional
Full Bar, Wine

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CS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Authentic French cuisine in an intimate beautiful setting. The staff were all lovely and contributed to the relaxed atmosphere. A little gem in Georgetown.

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

The food, service and ambience were phenomenal. A definite winner!

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CT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the service impeccable - I had a wonderful birthday celebration.

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

Fabulous. Great food. Small and low key by food is great. Salads to start were no h wonderful. Soft shell crabs were superb as was trout and duck. All 3 salads were great too.

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

I absolutely loved my brunch experience at Chez Billy Sud. We were running late to our reservation and they held our table for us. The ambiance and natural light in the restaurant made it inviting and pleasant as soon as we walked in. My friends and I ordered their Chartreuse brunch drink special and it was delicious and summery. I had the croquet madame and it hit the spot. I am excited to come back for dinner!

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CR
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food, but the best thing is that Chez Billy Sud is one of the quietest restaurants in town. Please keep it that way -- no loud music. When I want to have a great conversation with a friend over a good meal, Chez Billy Sud is my choice.

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T
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mother and I came to eat lunch here before a show at the Kennedy Center. We got the Croque Madame and the French toast special. Both were excellent.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was slow and food was average at best

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic chef, fantastic service, strong and reasonable wine list, nice ambiance but not too precious. We’d become regulars if we lived in DC.

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

We went on a Thursday night, hoping for a quieter time - but, the restaurant is very popular, so the noise level was indeed "energetic." (Be sure to make reservations.) That said, the hostess seated us at a small table next to a wall, so we only had diners on one side - much appreciated. Our server, Andre', was great - pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. We both ordered the smoked fish rillettes to begin; one would have been sufficient to share, very rich. My mussels were quite nice and the accompanying frites pretty good (okay, we lived in Belgium, where we were spoiled by mussels and frites - the latter fried twice in varying temperatures to make them perfectly crispy). My husband said his duck selection was delicious (he's quite the foodie, and a good chef himself, so that's a real compliment). We recommend visiting the adjacent bar before or after dinner, the cocktail menu has some interesting concoctions. We loved the Great Secret, and Negronis were done well.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food, wonderful staff, and an intimate atmosphere. Perfect place for date night, business dinners or special occasions. Can’t wait to go back when it’s cooler outside and sit on the patio.

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CD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Second time dining here and it was a hit both times. Wonderful French dishes, attentive and unobtrusive service, and warm and cozy ambiance.

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W
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Everything seemed to just miss but the biggest problem was the vegetarian entree. Two very small “hard as hockey pucks”polenta disks did not work with the stuffed peppers. It was described as ratatouille with polenta but this version was a sad substitute and a very small portion to boot.

For 2 people, 3 courses and one glass of wine for over $150 seems awfully high. We will not rush back.

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LB
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the 'gems' of Georgetown. The food is outstanding. The interior is appealingly elegant. The service is the very best.

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DC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was a little nervous about trying French cuisine, but wow was I pleasantly surprised. I am planning a return trip in two weeks. I dined with two friends and we all tried one another's entrees and appetizers. They service was exceptional as well. I highly recommend.

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E
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We had a great anniversary dinner here, the food was amazing and we were even served a free glass of champagne. Service was fine although we waited a good 20 minutes for the waiter to take our credit card at the end, this is a pet peeve of mine being an x waitress! Other than that everything was great.

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MB
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had high expectations heading into our meal, and Chez Billy Sud did not disappoint! The food was phenomenal - rich flavors balanced to perfection & tasted delicate and elegant. The ambiance was perfect for our date night-- cozy, quiet, romantic-- and if you are looking to celebrate they have a wine list that rivals some of the best in DC. Highly recommend!

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BB
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a really delightful Summer evening dining outdoors. The setting is charming, the table setting pieces were on point ( etched cocktail glasses, striped linens, Laguoile knives) and the food was excellent. I had the green salad which was a very generous serving of basically a small heads worth of perfectly tender butter lettuce dressed exactly right. I also had the duck which was just delicious. Highly recommend!

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S
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not much to add to the stars. This is a wonderful, friendly restaurant, sophisticated but not pretentious.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun, cozy and lovely. Shout out to our server Simon for being so nice to us.

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CD
Washington DC
88 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner tonight at Chez Billy. Been here a few times and always been impressed but tonight was the best experience so far...service was excellent, food fantastic. My fave French restaurant in DC & top 5 overall restaurants in DC. Kudos!

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DC
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chicken liver mousse is outstanding! Trout very well prepared. Excellent service.

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GO
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday dinner for my mom, everything from the food to the service to the ambiance was amazing thanks for such a special evening

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RC
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place for lunch or dinner. Highly recommended.

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MM
Philadelphia
66 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a hot one outside, so I was happy the hostess let me be seated 15 minutes early just to cool down! I loved the decor, especially one piece, which my parents have at their house, so I felt a little bit like I was home. :) The restaurant got busy as the dinner hour came on. It was great that this is a French restaurant where one doesn't have to be super-formal; it seemed like anyone visiting Georgetown for a nice meal could stop on in. I had the fois de volaille, truit genobloise, and champage panna cotta. Andre was a good and attentive server; anyone who notes well my food allergy always gets an extra nod: merci!

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CQ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chez Billy has become one of our favorite places in DC; the restaurant is so beautiful and peaceful, and the staff is always pleasant and attentive. The food is consistently very good - the menu is small, but everything is well-prepared. I especially enjoy the cocktails, which are interesting and tasty. A very good place to go if you want to be able to settle in and chat!

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CF
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was perfect. Lovely meal and service and great setting.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing! We ordered the steak frites and beef cheeks. Both were prepared very well. Highly recommend this place for any occasion.

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K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a little jewel in Georgetown with a beautiful outdoor patio and a neat wine bar (also owned by Chez Billy Sud) next door. Great ambiance, delicious food. Very nice.

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Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good time with good friends a great place to have a party

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London
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome dining experience with Agi! Food amazing !

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KP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, great service and ambience. Had the amazing Gazpacho and escargot for appetizers, main course was duck and trout, topped off with the flourless chocolate cake.

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PC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chez Billy Sud has consistently fine French cuisine executed excellently. Everything is very delicious and the service was professional, personal, but not too pushy. The only thing I would recommend is that they adjust their menu a bit for the season. Much of the menu seems geared toward entrees that are more apropos for colder months - although they are excellent.

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T
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great salmon and service!

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N
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good food and a reasonable price. I just clicked on open table that it was our anniversary, and they kindly brought us champagne when we sat down without us saying anything. Such a nice experience and a lovely ambiance in a small setting. Good date night recommendation!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great service, very nice food, nice hostess, and good cocktails and wines by the glass ...... we will be back again, again , again soon !!!!

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S
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous - every bite, service, ambience - the whole package!

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o
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cant say enough good things :) small restaurant with a great atmosphere and service. The food was outstanding.

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DC
Washington DC
109 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent as always. Lunch consisted of onion soup and pates.

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c
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal at Chez Billy Sud was altogether one of the most pleasant dining experiences I have ever had, and I've been lucky enough to dine at many excellent restaurants. Everything from the kitchen was exquisite--the gazpacho with feta and strawberries had a creamy texture and gorgeous flavor that proved to be the wonderful prelude to a truly exceptional main course. The service could not have been more perfect--pleasant, polished, attentive but never rushed or hovering. It's clear that careful and creative thought has been--and continues to be--given to every detail. Thank you, thank you to the genius chef, skilled maître d, expert server, and many others who helped to make our evening so enjoyable and memorable.

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