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Chez Billy Sud

4.8
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2002 Reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Chez Billy Sud Patio is now open!
Reservations will be available every Tuesday for the current week (Wednesday- Sunday)
We hope to see everyone soon!

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 2002 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Larry
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The cozy alley-way is ideal for dining al fresco. It is quiet, collected, removed from the hustle and bustle of the street. The service is wonderful and the food (what an amazing caesar!) divine. We had wonderful white wine, the first two from the "by the glass" section. I look forward to my next reservation which I will make right now!

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LynnC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor space is attractive and well maintained. Tables are well spread out. Service was thoughtful. Food was excellent. We much enjoyed dinner.

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lovetodineoutwithfriends
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 1st time eating at Chez Billy Sud. I had the squash soup and the gnocchi, and they were both delicious. Look forward to returning.

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vipLadyLazarus
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice outdoor dining experience in mid October. Enjoyed cocktails, wine, foie gras, pâté, and the duck confit. Disappointed that they were not offering coffee or dessert... the meal ended abruptly. Also surprised by the 7% covid tax on the bill. Overall: worth a visit but room for improvement.

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krystynabucky
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the outdoor patio and nice ambiance. Service was great as was the food. Too bad you don’t serve desserts now, we needed little sweet ending but we do understand the circumstances. We hope you go back to serving serving desserts when we all go back to normal. 😀 We’ll certainly be back. Thank you!

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vipELFC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Chez Billy Sud is one of our favorite restaurants, which is why it was disappointing that we had a less than mediocre experience this past visit. Of course, many changes are due to COVID, but we wish we had known before eating dinner there. First, no bread service during COVID, and I love the bread they typically serve. Second, no beer selection during COVID, which is tough when with someone who only drinks beer.

Unrelated to COVID, the Bernaise had so much lemon, I couldn't really eat it. This is sad, as Chez Billy's Bernaise makes the Steak Frites, which I ordered.

When we first sat down, instructions were provided that one must wear their mask at all times, other than while actively eating. If this were the case, I would not have gone to dinner. However, it seemed no one was really following this, as everyone had their masks off while seated.

Third, I don't believe they had dessert offerings, but they did give us a free flourless chocolate cake when we left.

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Christina8
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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shebster
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first, and only, place we've ventured out to dinner since COVID started. We wanted to do something special for our anniversary in a safe environment with great food. They obviously have put a lot of thought into serving diners during a pandemic. Beautiful garden space, quiet and spacious, excellent service (loved the bottle of hand sanitizer on each table) and outstanding food. We will definitely be back.

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MarkP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff were amazing, so was the food. Had a delightful evening eating outdoors with superb food and drink.

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KevinS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, per usual, and the outdoor set up is very well done. My one complaint is the addition of a 7% COVID-related fee to the total value of the meal. I get that restaurants must incur additional expenses in order to operate during this time, but I thought this seemed high and (in my experience) isn't standard for most restaurants in the District.

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vipDMVFoodie
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. We enjoyed a glass of wine while we waited for our table to cleaned...we arrived 15 minutes early...the staff was very accomodating, the service was impeccable, our waiter was a delight and the food was amazing.

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AndrewS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

A bit tacky they charge you 7% for a Covid-surcharge (think resort fee, a little value provided, but not worth 7%). Also they don't give you bread anymore. I asked two employees why and was given two different responses (they no longer have a pastry chef and community bread isn't good for Covid (what does this mean they were doing with uneaten bread?)). Regular food was good and I did see some additional cleaning. I will go back eventually because I like their food, but not until they get rid of their 7% surcharge.

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Rnoelm
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining on in their patio was a perfect night out. First, it was perfect weather, granted they don't control that...but everything else they do control was phenomenal. We started with two cocktails, her with a French 75 and me, well to be honest I don't remember but it came in a tea cup and was fantastic. She enjoyed the escargot in pastry and I had what is easily the best French Onion Soup I have had in a decade, and I love that soup. So much delicious cheesy goodness with a perfectly balanced broth. We shared a bottle of wine over the rest of the meal, which consisted of mussels for my other half and duck confit for me. The duck melted off the bone and was served with a fantastic presentation of shredded potatoes that looked like cornbread on the plate the way it was presented. The mussels had no toughness, unlike so many other places and the broth was fantastic. Oh, and the frites that come with the mussels, were perfectly crispy with a hint of salt and also worked well in the mussels broth. A dessert to go was presented, chocolate cake/tart of some sort that paired well with ice cream we had at home.

Having been to Chez Billy Sud once before, at least six years ago and not being that impressed, I figured it was time to give them another shot and am very glad I did.

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Maggie
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting-started outside but the rain moved in so we moved indoors-I was happy to see social distancing with the tables and I felt very safe. Food was good, service was excellent-would definitely recommend for good food in a comfortable setting that provides top service.

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CarolynB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

So good to be able to sit again in Chez Billy’s beautiful courtyard and enjoy some of our favorites. The staff was so friendly and welcoming. All safety protocols are being followed which made for a comfortable experience.

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vipOptimisticJD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only thing more exquisite about the food and the drinks at Chez Billy are the thoughtful and wonderful staff.

The only thing missing is a Michelin Star. Everything on the menu is thought through...simple preparations of lettuce and radishes radiate freshness and delight, while their steak frites are the best in the city.

The cocktails are creative, refreshing, and colorful.

For a romantic evening out - you simply cannot go wrong.

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Chicago71
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at Chez Billy Sud have always been outstanding, and have not changed. They have really risen to the challenge presented by the pandemic. The outdoor patio seating is well spaced and elegant. Our teen even commented on how it felt like we were in Europe. The servers and patrons alike were mindful of wearing masks at the appropriate times. A wonderful experience overall.

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RichardS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Chez Billy Sud. It was our first visit there since the pandemic began. The food and service were superb as usual and we felt totally comfortable in the lovely courtyard!
Thanks so much.

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vipExcellent
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chez billy sud was the perfect place to celebrate our 4 year anniversary! The staff was so wonderful and considerate. They made the night super special for us. We will definitely come back!

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Elizabeth
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor experience and outstanding food & service. Lovely surprises from the restaurant for our anniversary.

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vipChloe
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Very poor service. We were there for 30 minutes before a waiter came for our drink order

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vipFoodConcerns
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service and excellent food. The outdoor tables are perfect during these weird COVID times. The wine list also offers great choices. Check it out.

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LynnL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family came to Chez Billy Sud to celebrate my husband's 75th birthday. Overall a wonderful experience with excellent food and drink and service from the friendly staff and sommelier. We felt fully tended to, safe and relaxed in the atmosphere outside. Perfect evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thanks . Great place to dine and feel comfortable during Covid!

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vipwrcmobile
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Although food and service were very good, I'm a bit perplexed by Washington Post food critic Tom Seitsema's accolades. Perhaps he overhyped the restaurant, but it was not the outstanding outdoor dining experience we expected. We've had better outdoor diners during the pandemic at other DC and Montgomery County restaurants, generally at a lower price point.

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JamesW
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, super friendly and great service!

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AshleyE
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chez Billy Sud is one of our very favorite fancy restaurants, and as this visit was only our second time dining out since March so we weren’t sure what to expect. The masks and the sanitizing and the well-spaced tables were new, but everything else was exactly the same as always: delicious, high-quality food and drinks and attentive, friendly service.

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JerryC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good, service very attentive and a very relaxed atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fist time returning after Covid to one of our favorite if not favorite DC gems. They were enforcing effortlessly the new restrictions but made the whole experience friendly and unassuming. The food as always was excellent and even better then on some occasions. Intimate and relaxed, the patio between bar vin and the restaurant is a lovely romantic rue to hideaway from the gtown canal work reminding you of those French alley ways most restaurants fill with tables (socially distanced of course) in any little French village.

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VincentO
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad to see the standards have not changed in these challenging times for restaurants . Food and service still exceed expectations and hopefully they can survive the economic loss We will return soon

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RebeccaM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute treat to dine here the duck leg..so juicy the seabass is truly an experience, service oh so kind. Finished with a decadent chocolate flower torte! 10/10

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RobertoV
New England
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and good service in a relaxed atmosphere.

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CeCe
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sunday evening, a lovely patio, few tables at a nice distance. The food was excellent and service was just right. Does not get any better in this troubled times. We enjoyed the experience very much. Will return for sure.

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vipgaldc
Washington DC
132 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner outside and they did an outstanding job. Tables were well distanced and servers wore masks. Offered hand sanitizers when you first sat down. Offered their full menu and there were excellent choices. We had trout and duck confit and both were delicious. Well prepared and large portions. Both were accompanied by side vegetables. Had glasses of nicely chilled red wine with the meal.

Will definitely try to get back while they can use the patio.

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vipJules
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chez Billy Sud is making excellent use of their charming patio for outdoor dining. The food as always is perfect, and the service is lovely. The bartender stopped by our table to discuss cocktails and mixed up the perfect blends that just suited the mood.

Every table has hand sanitizer, disposable menus and the tables are widely spaced apart. The dinner menu is shorter but still had all of our favorites. The canopies overhead provide nice shade.

The only glitch (for me) was those handheld devices that take your card and require you to tip while the server stands by. I am terrible at math and usually need a few minutes to figure it out. But again, my problem not theirs. It's just really great Chez Billy is open again.

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vic75
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent meal and service was good, though a little constrained with having to wear masks while ordering. All good until end when bill came; did not expect (though it was noted on menu which I did not see) a 7% Health and Safety Fee. I can understand a 1 or 2% fee, but really, this did not make sense. Then I got home and realized I had been charged an additional amount without explanation but was unable to talk to restaurant since they just have voice message. Other than that I would say it was a very pleasant meal.

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vipTarso
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my top 5 place in dc

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MelapodesC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an incredible experience, perfect social distancing, food is excellent. Highly recommend.!

JB
vipJimB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Possibly the best gazpacho we have ever tasted. Also loved the trout and ratatouille. Great food and a lovely patio. Can’t wait to go back after the pandemic when the bar and restaurant are open.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a perfect evening. The waitstaff were cheerful, attentive, enthused and all around fantastic. And the food was even better!

FAQs

Chez Billy Sud offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 965-2606.

Chez Billy Sud is rated 4.8 stars by 2002 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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