Chez Billy Sud

4.6
2253 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
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine outdoors
What 2253 people are saying
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vipMollisMan
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Chez Billy since July. This restaurant had always been a favorite of ours until our July visit. On that visit the food and the ambience was off. Our visit on 1/15/22 returned Chez Billy to the top of our list - everything was perfect. Thank you.

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Bruno
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Dinner! Service was delicious and the service was fantastic!

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vipBrittanyM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was beyond amazing! The food was top notch and so innovative in flavor! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipshoshimoss
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience5

It has been over a year that they don’t have a coffee machine.
Desert without coffee??? Like seriously this was one of our favorite restaurants. But no more!
I gave them a pass last two times with no coffee but they should get their act together. No more passes!!!!
I am 60 years old and have traveled the world and been to a lot of restaurants but have never been to a restaurant that does not serve coffee.
Not even tea. None sense.
Also, big mistake with hamburger. I did not want to send it back but I hope the chef got feedback that all three people that ordered it did not eat them. Worst meat and tasteless!

Salad was amazing and Husband ordered duck ant that was amazing.

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Annette
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality and quantity of food outstanding. Service the best I’ve had in DC! Only downside was lack of coffee service at end of meal

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JLP13
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great ambiance, warm, cozy lighting. Menu consistent with french bistro fare. However, menu entree selection was good, but lacking in creativity, particularly the vegetarian and chicken options. Service was also good, though, I was dining alone and the appetizer I'd ordered was much too large for just myself, and the server could have been helpful to let me know of the portion size when I'd ordered it.
Overall, I really enjoyed the experience and the food I ordered was delicious and as I'd anticipated based on the menu description. Looking forward to returning again.

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vipPhil
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegance with class. The scene is romantic and beautiful with food as great as expected. An incredible value and a five star experience.

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vipKate
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Great food! Thank you.

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JuanV
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good restaurant, definitely worth trying, quality food and quality service.

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MomOfTwo
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible anniversary dinner in an elegant yet non-pretentious setting. Portions were enormous, leaving plenty to share.

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jenninarlington
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

We were disappointed in our meal last night. No bread available at all was is a mysterious (Covid?) choice. Two different fish dishes were either over sauced or very oily/greasy. Not up to their usual level.

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JayR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dinner for four on at 6 pm on a Thursday evening. Arrived early, warmly welcomed by the host, invited to be seated or to have in drink in the back bar while we waited for our company. Bartender friendly and provided timely service. Waiter appeared immediately upon our seating, got us started on wine(s), and food orders; competent and timely service throughout four courses and multiple bottles of wine. All courses were excellent and very well presented. French Onion soup, salmon roulette, moules frites, steak frites, duck all particularly excellent. Wine list is small, but very well done. We have been dining here for 6 y -- and highly recommend to anyone we know.

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JanetH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely special birthday dinner. The waiter was wonderful and the food was delicious. They gave us a lovely table tucked away near the front. The shrimp appetizer was wonderful. The amish chicken entree was tender and tasty. Loved the whole experience.

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vipEllen
Washington DC
145 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Too noisy. The bass was swimming in butter. Salad was excellent.

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CMRK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, very nice ambiance and superb service. Will definitively return on my next trip to DC.

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JulieT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy ambiance and excellent service. The food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. Brought some friends who hadn’t been to DC since they were young and they were blown away. Could not stop raving about both the food and wine. The Lamb Shank that was on special was amazing.

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vipTaylorW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The appetizers (escargot and French onion soup) were absolutely delicious. The sea bass was perfectly cooked and the croque madam + frites were amazing!! 10 out of 10 recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food, wine and ambiance are wonderful. But we waited nearly an hour WITH a reservation. Courtesy drinks and repeated promises of “just a few minutes longer,” do not cut it at a restaurant of this calibre. So disappointing.

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WilliamS
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A top-flight bistro with outstanding food that is a worthy successor in the Georgetown space to the venerable Cafe Laruche.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always prefer eating in the bar area at Bar a Vin! The staff are so warm and welcoming and the high ceilings and ambiance are lovely. Juan is the most fabulous waiter ever. We love him!!!! Food is always delicious!

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BBob7713
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has a very lovely setup and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Had escargot, French onion soup, steak frites, and braised pork. All dishes were equally superb. The house red was enough to make us happy too.

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vipMarkN
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
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 on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipJohn
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
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 on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AndrewM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
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 on November 26, 2021
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
15 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
12 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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Chez Billy Sud is rated 4.6 stars by 2253 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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