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About Chez Billy Sud

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.

1039 31st St NW
Washington, DC 20007
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Bistro, Wine Bar

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

Cross Street:
Between K and M

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 965-2606

Website:
http://www.chezbillysud.com/

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

Public Transit:
http://www.dccirculator.com

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

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Executive Chef:
Chef Brendan L'Etoile

Additional:
Full Bar, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

NYE dinner features a prix fixe menu at $100 per person, w/ optional $45 wine pairing, and complimentary midnight toast. No substitutions. Notify restaurant of dietary restrictions. Card required to reserve, $25 charge per person on reservations cancelled less than 48 hours prior to reserved time.

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Chez Billy Sud Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (74)
Cozy (73)
Good for a Date (70)
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Special Occasion (66)
Romantic (60)
Fit for Foodies (56)
Quiet Conversation (56)
Authentic (50)
Good for Anniversaries (49)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Great for Outdoor Dining (30)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Great for Lunch (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Great for Brunch (20)
Comfort Food (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Business Meals (14)
Fun (14)
Casual (12)
Seasonal (12)
Local Ingredients (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Healthy (6)
People Watching (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Organic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Gnocchi was freaking amazing

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·Dined 3 days ago

Exceptional service and food...we have already booked another meal there :)

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Lovely restaurant no matter the season. Very cozy, warm ambience.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Fabulous! This was my first at chez Billy Sud and it was surprisingly wonderful! The handcrafted Sazrac was one of the best I’ve ever had. Yummy country pate followed by Moules fritte. I look forward to returning in the near future.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 5 days ago

I had a first date at Chez Since my gal had never been there and had made the recommendation. We had a great time!! We arrived early so our table was not available but we were able to slip in next door where they have a bar and enjoy a glass of wine. Adam, our waiter, was great. We thought we would have been able to enjoy some gluwein but they were not serving it that night. He was kind enough to make a phone call and find out if another restaurant was making it for the holidays. Our table was not ready at our scheduled time but the staff was very apologetic and welcoming. They offered the bar in the back while we waited for a few minutes. RJ, our server for dinner, was awesome. All in all Chez is a great place for casual convo and a great dinner. The prices are reasonable and the experience is stellar. I would highly recommend for any occasion. Who knows you might even spot a famous person or two like we did!!!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Good wine, salad & bread. My gnocchi was a tiny portion and was cold. I almost sent it back to be warmed up, but the portion size was so small that would leave 2 mouthfuls. My friends were making their way through their meals so i let it go. Been here before, experience was better- however I think it's overrated for the price. No matter how good the wine, salad and bread is!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This is the best restaurant I have eaten at in DC. The room is beautiful and romantic, the service was perfect, and the food was superb. This is a superb date or special occasion restaurant. It's also a great restaurant for people who like good food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great service and food and interesting (and affordable) wine list. Good value if you like excellently prepared traditional French food, with some contemporary touches.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This was a darling spot — the ambiance was romantic and cozy, service was responsive and considerate, and the food was perfectly French. A particularly great brunch option!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

All great. Would have liked the end lunch w espresso, not yet available, but that won’t keep me from returning

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great restaurant---while it has wonderful traditional french bistro food, i am crazy for the burger. only available at lunch and brunch, but a definite plus. the french fries are hot and delicious. companion had trout and enjoyed it--it is really a gem.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Such a perfect restaurant - and the service is top notch.
We asked to move our table and they were very accommodating - a terrific evening!

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We couldn’t figure out why the service was slow on a fairly quiet Tuesday evening. The Foie de Volaille was too salty and runny but the flavor combined with raisin bread dippers was divine. We would come for the out-of-this-world french bread alone, and we’ll return for the authentic french bistro atmosphere and cuisine.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Have been to Chez Billy Sud twice now and it has become my favorite. 1st visit was dinner with a group girlfriends. We took a trip to Paris together recently and thought a French place would be fun for a get together. Had the pate and fish. All were out of this world! Bread is superb. Almost forgot we weren't in Paris. 2nd time was lunch with my son who is a student at Georgetown. We both loved it. My son said it was better than Le Diplomat and he might wants to take his friends back. He had trout which was AMAZING. I had the Nicoise salad which was good, but his was better. He also had the butternut squash soup which was complex and delicious with shaved pear, yogurt and pumpkin seeds to finish. Can't wait to go back!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

You have two new fans! Dinner was fabulous and our server was amazing.

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

A gem to be sure. The chicken liver mousse was so silky; not harsh on the pallet at all. Had the confit de canard - best ever. Service exceptional. Very knowledgeable about food and wines. Very nice atmosphere for casual attire. You must go.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was spectacular -- everything from the bread to dessert. The service was gracious and attentive. The ambience was beautiful and romantic. It felt like being transported o Paris. It was absolutely perfect.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Accurate, thoughtful renditions of many great French bistro standards on the former site of the late and lamented Georgetown classic, La Ruche. Careful and attentive service in a pleasant, if occasionally noisy setting. The wine list is a bit thin and rather aggressively priced, for bistro cuisine.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

My husband and I were in DC and searched for a Paris-like restaurant. This restaurant came very very close! It was fabulous on every level. My only wish, more white wine selections.

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Overall very good. We thought the duck confit a bit on the salty side and while the trout was fresh, it was not fresh fresh.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I go for the duck confit and the wines each time I am in Washington

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Preparations are more interesting than one might expect , tastes are balanced, and dishes are beautifully presented without being fussy or trendy. Knowledgeable service and chef.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2017

One of Georgetown's BEST restaurants! Consistent and always pleases. I have never been disappointed. Great for dates, special occasions, or just getting together with friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2017

I've been to the cozy rustic Wine Bar next door many times but this was my first time having dinner in the main restaurant and it was exceptional from wine to food to service. The poached duck egg with mushrooms to start, steak frite and duck confit as our main, and both rice pudding and apple compote tart as dessert. A very classic french menu executed just perfectly and nicely paired with a few glasses of the Cote de Rhone. Service was attentive but hovering. It was dinner worth having and talked about.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Inventive cocktails and a lovely atmosphere - sophisticated without being stuffy. They do a great job with Steak Frites and the caesar salad is balanced.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Wonderful food, amazing service, and a great experience.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Could not have been better!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Love the new menu. Steak Frites was remarkable and my wife loved the salmon.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

It is essentially a bistro but presented as bit fancier than what it is. Aside from that I think the food was honest comfort and service was reasonably good.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent as always. The service is always top notch. Love their French 77 cocktails- a perfect way to start dinner. The menu varies seasonally. We ordered the butternut squash soup, the French onion soup, and the delicious steak tartare appetizer special and for our main courses had the trout grenobloise, the steak frites, and the gnocchi. Everything was perfectly cooked and seasoned nicely. The dessert menu doesn't offer much (their only weak spot on the menu), but we thoroughly enjoyed our meals and our evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Chez is an amazing little spot in the middle of Georgetown, serving classic French inspired dishes. Had brunch here with another couple, and the service was friendly and spot on.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This was our first time at Chez Billy Sud but it won't be the last! The restaurant is charming and cozy. Our server was fantastic and we enjoyed the delicious and beautifully prepared food. This is a lovely spot for a leisurely brunch!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Amazing experience! Food and service was superb. French onion soup was the best I ever had. Will be coming back!

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Very enjoyable

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

wonderful french food, quaint Georgetown location, Adam was wonderful server

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

My friend and I had lunch there. I had not been before but he had and liked it. We both had the Pate Maison then salads. It is located in the space that used to be one of my fave Georgetown restaurants - Cafe La Ruche. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Highly recommend this place if you enjoy having a good conversation in an intimate space and celebrating an occasion over absolutely delicious food. Definitely one of our favorite restaurants.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Fabulous dining experience. Great service and delicious food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Really terrific food and service. Very authentic French environment.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We made a last minute reservation at the recommendation of a friend and we were not disappointed. The wait staff and the hostess were delightful and the food was wonderful. The restaurant is small, but I don't think it would hold the same appeal if it were a larger space. The fact that is was cozy and wonderfully decorated is all part of the ambiance. Perfection. Will absolutely be returning!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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