Chez Billy Sud

4.8
1518 reviews
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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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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Very poor service and when we brought it to the manager’s attention, she basically said “oh” and did nothing. Caesar salad was watery and dressing was bland. Had the sea bass which was ok but very small portion for the price. It is a cute place but we won’t be going back.

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

The house salad was excellent, as were the Duck Confit and steak. Entree choices heavily fish oriented. A chicken option would be appreciated. Nevertheless, this is an excellent restaurant well worth dining at.

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K
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time dining there this year and it feels like a place to go to celebrate, feel special. The food and the service are excellent and the ambiance is a big part of why it feels like a special place. Highly recommended.

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

Fantastic in every way The service was exceptional and the food and wine exquisite I will definitely recommend Billy Said to all my friends

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

I had the best time. Everything was perfect.

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CT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best French restaurants we have eaten at. The service is impeccable, the food amazing and the ambiance is charming. We made sure we visited this restaurant for each of our visits to Georgetown (visiting our daughter at college). Looking forward to our next visit! Highly recommend.

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ND
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve lived in the D.C. area my whole life and had never been here until Saturday night. Walking in was like stepping into a quaint little place in France! The service was outstanding, as was the food. The cocktails were some of the most well-balanced I’ve ever had. We unfortunately had to rush through our meal to get to the theatre or we would have a stayed for dessert and another cocktail! I highly recommend!

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

A wonderful place always very good! I love it for lunch.

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F
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A hidden gem in Georgetown. The outside seating was a pleasant surprise. Food delicious. Interesting and delicious wines by the bottle at nice prices. The asparagus appetizer was off the charts!

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

Outstanding

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DE
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our go to place..never disappoints! City chic..great food, perfectly attentive service..our family loves Chez Billy Sud.

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WW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great evening at Chez Billy Sud, from drinks to dessert. Great waiter, too — Cameron — attentive without being intrusive.

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DV
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Food was adequate but nothing special, which is sad. Used to be such a fine restaurant.

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DS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would definitely recommend for brunch! Lovely traditional place with excellent food and service!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, delicious food & awesome service!

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OT
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

perfect brunch location for a small group. we will definitely come again!

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AB
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! The food was perfect and the service was exceptional. I will definitely be going back.

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D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at a little marble topped table outside under awnings from the south of France on an early spring day in Washington DC. The food was delicious. It was a lovely way to spend my birthday with an old friend!

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CH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this place was great! The service, food, drinks, and ambiance were all perfect. Definitely will return.

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BP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very different from the menu when La Ruche was in this spot . Wonderful gazpacho and gnocchi! Nice vegetarian options ! Will be going back.

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TS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chez Billy Sud is consistently one of the best dining experiences in DC. The service is warm and professional, the food is always beautifully executed and delicious, and each of the three spaces--dining room, patio, and wine bar--has its own ambiance and charm. The wine list is much more interesting than your average DC high-end place and also much better value.

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DC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was excellent. I loved how everything was prepared with appreciation for the natural flavor of ingredients. Service was good. A place was lively but not too crowded/loud which made it perfect for business lunch. I also liked unpretentious decor. Its nothing fancy but they obviously focus more on the food itself than being “insta worthy” which I very much appreciate. I’d love to try their dinner menu next.

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ES
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing soup to nuts. Thank you Chez Billy for a tremendous evening.

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SS
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is my second time at the restaurant. The food is excellent and the service was great. It is also a really cute restaurant. However, they were having a problem with their air conditioner and it was freezing in there.

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

Perfection. Looks like Paris, tastes like Paris. Everything that we ate and drank (rose window cocktail, escargots, duck confit, tuna nicoise, and chocolate torte) was delicious; the vol au vent aux escargots May have been the most delicious thing that we ever ate. And the service was attentive but not overbearing, friendly, and incredibly thoughtful. We cannot say enough good things about this restaurant, and we will be back.

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DK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and our waiter, Camron was incredibly helpful and we chose and loved everyone of his recommendations. We will definitely be back.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is beautiful but food is disappointing. It’s very expensive too. I ordered duck leg and it wasn’t anything special at all. The meat was too dry and cooked too much as well. They serve it with some type of potato dish which was really really sour. I don’t know what it was.

If you’re looking for a romantic evening then this’s the right place but don’t expect anything from the meal.

There’re better French restaurants in DC.

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KL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time here. Food was great, Service impeccable.

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AG
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Chez Billy Sud combines fine food with a pleasant atmosphere for conversation in the heart of Georgetown. The menu offers a range of French favorites. We chose some of the favorites noted in reviews: salads Cesar, onion soup, and escargot in pastry puff with entrees--trout, mussels, chicken, and duck. I loved the truite grenobloise, one of the best I've ever had. I tried the mussels, served in a large pot generous portion, but the actual mussels were a bit too large. The duck and chicken dishes were tender. Appreciated our wine selection of a Sancerre from the Loire. Server was a professional and attentive. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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s
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place for authentic home style French food. Loved it.
Service was great, the server was on top of it.

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BH
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the staff was extremely attentive and friendly.

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B
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A classic French bistro very much on par with Bistro Lepic and others. Classic food, beautifully prepared. Service was prompt and friendly without being intrusive.

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AT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely diner as always. Great cocktail and nice wine list.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, Great food!

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OT
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service. Enjoyable restaurant.

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Savannah
15 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect experience, exceptional service and delicious food! Our sever, Agnes was delightful.

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D
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Casual and comfortable; never pretentious. Chez Billy Sud always delivers on very good service and very good food. Love the environment. I'll keep coming back.

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DS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to go before a show at the Kennedy Center. We made early reservations and were sat immediately. The restaurant filled up to capacity as we ate. The food was fantastic and the mixed drinks VERY good. Will definitely be back. Fantastic service.

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DC
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, absolutely superb. The smoked bluefish rillettes was just the right balance of pungent fishiness and smooth fat. The steak frites was testimony why you should never hesitate to get steak in a restaurant where the professional grills are so hot you get a result you cannot duplicate at home -- a crispy crust with tender, tasty pink meat inside. My companion's potato-crusted salmon with lentils was perfection, bursting with flavor. Wine, service, all great. Don't miss the bar next door where truly expert mixologists serve up cocktails that match the quality of the food.

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p
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is just a wonderful place for great food in a nice setting. Always have fun here . . . typically get the trout because I LOVE trout. Others in our group got the duck and they loved their selections, too.

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