Chez Billy Sud

4.7
2230 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Dine In service has returned! We have indoor dining available at both the bistro and our bar next door, Bar à Vin.
Please note that due to the current circumstances, masks are required to be worn at tall times except when actively eating or drinking. Also, there is a TWO HOUR TIME LIMIT on all reservations.
In addition to dine in service, we are offering Carry Out service 5PM-9PM Wednesday through Sunday.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you!

Support Chez Billy Sud during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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
What 2230 people are saying
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vipMarkN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food has gone downhill since Covid, and we very much missed the beautiful baguette they used to have. Our server was terrible.

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RonH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipJohn
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Start to finish was very good. Food very solid and service was outstanding including wine support and picks

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vipPGMG
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the charming ambience, delicious meal and warm, friendly service!

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AndrewM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The drinks took far too long to arrive. The chicken was okay, the potatoes drenched in far too much nutmeg but otherwise bland, the Swiss chard okay. The salmon excellent, the beet salad very good. The waiter brought my wine immediately when I asked him to bring it with my entree. For the second glass, he brought the wrong wine but tried to pretend as if he didn't. He was fairly decent, but very fake and insincere. The host was the most insincere obnoxious human I have met so far. They did not serve coffee. That is not acceptable. The support staff were quite bad. Hostesses and bussers were more suited to fast food. I saw every busser's butt crack. Is that fine dining? I'm thinking it isn't. Automatic 20% tip added on...very douchy. And when they deserved maybe 4%, a rip-off. I want to change my review to one star, maybe one-half. This place is basically Panera masquerading as fine dining.

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Trttran
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our family of 4 were there for dinner the day after Thanksgiving. The place has only a dining room so it was felt lively because it was packed the whole evening. We thought every we ordered were well prepared. The onion soup and the duck appetizer were flavorful. We did also enjoyed our main courses of steak frites , bucatini and Scottish Salmon. We rate this place equally as good or better than the other restaurants in DC such as Le Diplomate, Bistro Du Coin (our favorite french ambience place) or Et Voila..

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MBabs
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food quality has declined since pre-Covid. Excellent atmosphere and wait staff.

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vipNeighborhooddiner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely evening at Chez Billy Sud!

Happy to see tip automatically added, wish all restaurants did this!

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vipJimK
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Overrated and over priced. Made a reservation for my birthday and the seated us by the door and reception which was continuously opened letting in cold air. Ordered wine and the server asked for our order. Shortly after my wine came they brought the vegetable side and our dinner, salmon for me and halibut for my wife who said no black pepper or spicy sauce. Her fish was fine but the accompanying sauce was spicy. My salmon was practically raw and I sent it back. Told them to make me the steak frite medium snd they said it would take 20 minutes. Told them just to bring the bistro burger. By the time my food arrived mi wife had finished her dinner. Dessert was disappointing rice pudding that was so thick it was inedible. A cheesecake was provided for my birthday treat and it was not even close to a French pastry. This was absolutely the worst experience I have had at a restaurant booked through Open Table!

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adrienned
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed ourselves on the Outdoor Patio. PLEASE get heatlamps, etc so that we can comfortably return as the weather gets colder. I promise to come and to bring others if you heat up the patio to a reasonably comfortable, Roomtemp not necessary. Just make it warm enojgh.

Thanks

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was delightful. The steak frites was huge and we could have shared it. Our guests were impressed. Well done!

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CateAlan
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, as always. It is one of our favorite restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The service was very poor. We had to call the server for small things which are served as basic, like bread or olive oil and butter.

The restaurant didn’t look they packed for Friday night yet the server took a while to meet our needs

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HeatherD
New England
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambiance, and service were all amazing for our birthday dinner with friends. The pork dinner was our favorite dish as well as the chocolate torte. Thank you for making my friend's birthday dinner so special!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening at Chez Billy! the Pork Shank and Mussels were amazing!!!! The restaurant made it extra special for my wife’s birthday. We will be coming back!

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mimaof4
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is superb. Especially recommend duck leg confit. Gracious service, beautiful space. Tables are spaced well apart....one feels very safe.

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AnitaA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff made our birthday celebration truly special!

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Cyclingsanta
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A lovely meal in a comfortable setting with attentive and knowledgeable service. The salads were delicious and generous and the fish properly prepared. My duck confit might have been a bit warmer but it was rich and delicious. The persimmon panna cotta was a unique and excellent finished. I liked the modest but well selected wine list with a wide range of prices. But, where is the coffee? Really, you gotta have it.

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HELLIE
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food quality has gone down since pandemic. Become Americanized. Still good but no longer excellent except for service.

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DrewT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable, Nice service, good food, Fair value

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Robert
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The only disappointment was that the Foie de Volaille was not offered. I looked at the menu before walking over to the restaurant and was looking forward to the liver parfait but, alas it was not on the menu. The Escargot was fine but, it was....well Escargot.

The service was very good, we didn't have to linger for hours. It could have been a little quieter but, still better than many places.

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MichelleR
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with attentive wait staff who are also not intrusive. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fabulous!!

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vipmrsplacedsoul
Washington DC
114 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Had a nice pre-show dinner. Line was out the door just to get in, even though we had reservations. Place was very full so servers were busy. We had to wait more than five minutes after sitting to order drinks, and then after our drinks were served (they came quickly), the server left without taking our dinner order, and another 5-10 minutes passed before our dinner order was taken.

Nice but a little overpriced and clearly a favorite of old school Georgetown.

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gpindc
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect dinner. Torrence provided exceptional service. Thank you.

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vipRockcreekpark
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely setting in Georgetown. Good food, service & ambience. Highly recommend

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vipSandy
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Chez Billie Sud used to be my favorite restaurant so I was expecting a special dinner. The salmon and duck were disappointing. The onion soup was bland. When we ordered capuchino we were told the machine was broken and coffee was unavailable. I will not return.

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Ack2018
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

Food and drinks were great but service was about the worst experience we’ve ever had, so disappointed as we had been looking forward to the occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a wonderful birthday celebration for my husband! Excellent food excellent service and champagne complement complements of the house! Merci!

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vippanda501
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was a bit bland and cold.

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LaMarseillaise
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go-to happy place whenever I have guests in town. The service is exceptional.

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ErikG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner with long time friends. The service was attentive and informative without being intrusive. The food was excellent. Our last visit was seated outside, which was reminiscent of a Parisian side street cafe. This time was inside, which has an authentic bistro feel.

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Michael
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, best duck confit I’ve ever had! Good service, nice ambiance.

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vipMargaretZ
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delightful dinner on the patio of the restaurant, food and cocktails were imaginative, seasonal and perfectly prepared. We especially appreciated that our server did not rush us through the meal but brought each course in the right time and made excellent suggestions as he was very knowledgeable about each item. The restaurant does add an automatic 20% tip which we found fine, but it might have been nice to be aware of that in advance, just so there was no surprise. Notwithstanding, we would have given our server that tip because the service was so good!

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vipGregoryR
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food, 1st and main courses were disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dining experience. The staff is very knowledgeable. The food is excellent!

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vipMichael
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very nice ambiance. Staff was great. Food was a little bit cold but it was the end of the night. Otherwise fantastic experience.

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KenF
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Duck Confit
Unique and terrific Caesar.
Tried my wife’s Mussels ..they were magnificent!! Great broth and high quality mussels.
A French Restaurant that has food that is created to the quality of flavor that is found in France.

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BrianM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Very good experience

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Chez Billy Sud is rated 4.7 stars by 2230 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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