Chez Billy Sud

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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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The space is so charming and quaint that the incredible food is almost a surprise. Fantastic, helpful and kind staff.

VA
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salad verte was amazing, salmon was delicious. Beautiful French wine selection. We loved everything!

DL
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was great, food was wonderful, prefect place for Valentine's Day

DC
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed a relaxed dinner. Didn’t feel rushed. Great food and service.

JC
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time and we’ll be back! I had the duck, my wife the steak frites. Not the usual hanger steak but a juicy strip steak, tender & and perfectly grilled. My duck was crispy & delicious. Caesar salad was best I’ve had anywhere. Excellent selection of wines, especially French, although on the pricey side. There were some less expensive domestic wines. Very cozy atmosphere & attentive but not too much staff. Great for an anniversary dinner!

OT
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the whole experience! Charming place, great service and amazing food!!!

JP
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was wonderful and we were given plenty of time to enjoy it.

CD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chez Billy Sud is a lovely little spot tucked away off of Georgetown's busy M street. It's like a time warp back to a cozy little French restaurant, dimly lit with Robin's egg blue walls and molding. The cocktails are fantastic and the food is great, classic French cuisine. All-around great experience.

RH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit. The food was terrific and our server Aggie was a gem. We will be back.

CB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The impeccable and warm-hearted service provide by our server, Agnes K., and everyone else associated with this establishment made our truly superb meal at Chez Billy Sud even better. Our reservation was for the first seating, and though the place was clearly full by the time we finished, we were never rushed in any manner whatsoever. We knew the meal was off to a great start when Agnes apologized for a slight delay in arrival of bread at our table insofar as the artisanal bakery that supplies the restaurant had not yet delivered the evening's freshly-baked supply. The 3-5 minute wait was absolutely the only inconvenience or mishap from the start until the end of our visit.

I started with the rillettes, a smoked-bluefish pate of sorts that was served in a ramekin with thinly-sliced baguettes. The balance of flavors pleasantly lingered on my palate. I had the privilege of sharing this meal with my daughter, and she chose the escaragot as her starter. The delicately sauteed mollusks were served in a light puff pastry. This is a dish that often is over-seasoned. Here, the buttery pastry and complex blend of garlic and herbs nailed it.

She had the beef cheek bourguignon as her entree. A fork edge rather than knife was all that was needed. You know how a great song in a concert hall echoes and lingers after its last note? That what finishing this dish was like. I hat a pork chop. It was fragrant, juicy, and tender, accompanied by a chiffonade of cabbage and, look, I'm sorry, I have no idea how they made this simple dish so amazing.

A word about the wine menu: there is an extensive list of bottles that range from the prosaic to the outrageous. The by-the-glass selections are equally varied. I have grown accustomed to somewhat predatory wine pricing in NY. This menu was a WELCOME change. Agnes recommended a glass of a house red blend that was, simply put, superb. Dessert was a GREAT hazelnut mouse in a puff pastry - but I'm out of space.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a birthday lunch....it’s one of our favorite restaurants.... they always deliver on a great experience and terrific food!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal in a pretty place with excellent service

T
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch on Friday. It was my first visit. Everything about it was super lovely. Such charming ambience. Really nice people. Our waiter Cameron was very sweet and attentive. And the food was delicious, and served in a ample portions and in a timely manner. My friend had the frisée salad and I had the omelette. Both were perfect. Look forward to retuning!

CF
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Chez Billy Sud is a charming French restaurant near the canal in Georgetown. My wife and I found it to be a romantic and quaint location to celebrate our anniversary. We both had fish; nicely done. The wine list is extensive. My favorite was the Alsatian white by Famille Hugel.

WF
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy and quaint white tablecloth bistro with tasty food. Focused on details and it made a difference. Cookie that accompanied sorbet was warm out of oven. Bread basket was fresh and delicious. Salad looked almost blooming off the plate. Duck entree was recommended and so tender. Friend has trout and enjoyed it very much. Only issue was that menu was heavy on fennel, which is not a personal favorite. It was great.

LP
Washington DC
248 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous first experience. Loved the miraculous onion soup, the impossibly vibrant pear sorbet and everything in between.

RB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great experience--great food and friendly and helpful staff

e
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

this is one of very few restaurants in Georgetown worth a good review. The service was impeccable, and the food was mostly great. Two of us ordered the same dish. My friend's dish was perfect, but mine was slightly overdone. Not enough to complain, but still. The wine was terrific, the appetizers perfect, and the waiter wonderful. I have been there at least 6 times and it always satisfies.

DP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent the weekend (1/31 - 2/2) in Georgetown with my girlfriend and ate at Chex Billy Sud on Saturday night. This was the highlight of our trip. We started with a glass of wine next door near the cozy fireplace (very romantic), and then feasted on the french onion soup, steak & gnocchi. Finished it off with chocolate mousse. Everything was fantastic and our server Deborah was AMAZING - if she reads this, pls know we really enjoyed meeting you!

CD
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a perfectly lovely dinner here. Even though we were about 30 mins early for a 9pm dinner reservation, the hostesses were so welcoming and kind. Everyone here was warm, friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu. I had potato crusted salmon on wilted spinach that was wonderful. My only regret is that I couldn’t finish even half of it because o started with the French onion soup (that they happily made a gluten free portion of). I’d definitely go back when in town.

LM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful traditional French cuisine in a cozy setting. Loved it and can’t wait to go back!

S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for our 2 year anniversary and it was just exceptional. They greeted us with complimentary champagne and from that point on that magic continued. Our waiter was attentive but not overbearing, and he paced all the courses perfectly. The food was cooked to perfection, especially our steaks, which we ordered rare and they gave them to use perfectly done. As we left the restaurant, we heard someone call our name and looked behind us to find our waiter with our leftovers that we had forgotten under the table. Impeccable service from start to finish.

AZ
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute home run of a date night. I felt like I was in France at a local find.

i
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Arrived early and was seated promptly. Service was excellent and choices from the menu were more than expected. My wife had the mussels,which she said were outstanding and were a very large portion. I had the croque madam which I did not finish because I found the bread too thick, which overwhelmed the order. Desert was yummy-rice pudding-and the coffee was unexpectedly wonderful.
The street where it is located is undergoing repair so it is not possible to drive or take a taxi directly to the restaurant and one either has to walk uphill for a block or downhill for several blocks to reach the place.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and service! Sound levels elevated, but manageable, especially for a group with two older members. Would have liked to be with a larger group just to taste more of the menu!

KW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service and food!

DK
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Billy Chez Sud was absolutely fantastic. I had a truly perfect steak and my son had duck which was equally delicious. The starters were delightful ... true perfection in the food. The waiter was also wonderful. He was just attentive enough and paced the dinner perfectly.

MC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food and service at Chez Billy were wonderful. The establishment has the atmosphere of relaxed elegance. I appreciate that the bar and main dining room offer two very different decors and I enjoy taking out-of-town guests there to entertain them with the change in venue. There was a cabinet member dining in the restaurant the night we were there, but the staff and clientele were discrete and gave no notice so there was no interruption in our enjoyment of the meal. The waiter was knowledgeable and helped us recall some of the history of dining in Georgetown. My guest enjoyed the meal and a reminder of a time when he lived in DC.

k
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all the way around. We had requested a certain waiter but did not seat us with him. Our waiter was fantastic though

J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always on top of the game, food quality is always great, and very consistent! Best Caesar Salad in town ! Great value on wines as well!

D
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was knowledgeable and gracious. The meal delicious. Wonderful experience.

M
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chez Billy Sud never disappoints. They have a wonderfully-diverse menu in terms of offerings and price points. Their wait staff is attentive and thoughtful. You feel as if you are sitting in a jewel box, far removed from the hustle and bustle of Georgetown.

DH
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was perfect and our server, Deborah, was great! We'll be back soon!!

KD
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal with friend in cold winter night.

TT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful dinner. Very nice and welcoming staff as well.

ER
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way! A jewel of a restaurant - delicious, intimate, wonderful ambiance and happy staff.

OT
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love Chez Billy Sud for it's warm welcome, caring and efficient service, and yummy food and wine. We eat at this charming French-style restaurant at least twice a month. Our current favorite dish is the Magret (duck breast) with a delightful array of grains, purees, and a well-made sauce. There are many other dishes on the menu we order, such as the salmon, the Allen Brothers steak, the trout, and the tuna. Unlike many Washington restaurants, there is a wide range of ages in the other patrons. And you can actually hear the conversation at your table!

LW
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is truly a gem. Everything was exceptional. The food, the service, the atmosphere. I ordered the duck breast and it was truly one of the best preparations of duck I've ever had. I would visit this restaurant again and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the DC area.

Y
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really excellent the service the food and the ambience. I can’t recommend it enough. My only trade would be that it gets so popular that it would be hard to get into.
Cheers!

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