Chez Billy Sud

4.8
2141 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 2141 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GabrielaC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has become one of my all time favorites in DC!! Excellent food and the service was truly amazing.

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Sweem
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The staff was welcoming and efficient. Perhaps, a bit too present at first, but more appropriate as the meal progressed. The server was being trained and was good but a bit quirky. He'll surely improve with time. The culinary offerings were well presented and delicious as was the wine. The duck confit was especially well prepated

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We received a warm and friendly welcome, had delicious cocktails at the bar, and dined outside on the patio with excellent service! Our meals were outstanding, perfectly seasoned and warm upon arrival. Our server was attentive but not annoying. He was very charming! We had a wonderful and memorable birthday dinner!

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vipMollisMan
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Perhaps the real restaurant has moved outside. Last Sunday we took good friends to our favorite place in Georgetown. In the main dining room the tables were not set - the lights were not dimmed at 7 pm and most of the customers were outside. I had mussels, which is my frequent choice at CB, and they were underdone (or old). Service was great but the overall feel was off ... next time outside but the excuse of Covid must end and not having bread for a meal (no baker yet) no longer works. I may cancel and change my next reservation when other friends come to town in early August.

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PaulieC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portion size was good for the kind of restaurant it was. Friendly staffs. They do mandatory 20% surcharge for tips atm, prolly offset the Covid factor - which I was fine with.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience. The food was amazing, the atmosphere was lovely, and the entire staff was wonderful.

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vipJD1304
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I previously dined at Chez Billy original location on Georgia Ave NW. Chez Billy Sud is much better in all aspects. Food is exceptionally prepared, service top notch, and wine selection is very good albeit a little on the expensive side. The only negative was the coffee machine was not operating. A wonderful local restaurant.

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MikeDC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chez Billy Sud is great. First, they did a great job redecorating from the old Cafe Ruche days--the interior is calm and elegant without being stuffy. Second, every member of the restaurant staff was warm and inviting, and seemed genuinely happy we were there. Third, I don't know how they make their "Frenchman" cocktail (calvados, pastis and sparkling wine), but it is excellent and I wish I could replicate it at home. And finally, the food was fantastic, from the onion soup to the frisee salad to the bistro burger and bucatini, to the dessert. A really nice experience, and we'll definitely be coming back!

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BenM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really, really delicious food and cocktails. The leeks, escargot and steak were amazing.

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vipOptimisticJD
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We used to love coming here. The food is still good. But the service was really lacking.. We had to flag down someone else to get our check.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience

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vipJohnD
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dining experience from the welcome to the farewell.
The sea bass was exceptional! Service was outstanding. Look forward to another visit soon!

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Emil
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly prepared classic French bistro fare. We started with a perfectly dressed salade verte and the olives which were deliciously spicy. The confit de canard was succulent and the steak-frites well prepared. Excellent service throughout the evening.

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MireilleY
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Average. Missed champagne not served in proper glassware. Run of the mill French fare.

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SabineJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful food and atmosphere!

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LindsayJ
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved finding this gem in Georgetown! The service was above and beyond friendly & helpful. The food was a balanced combination of classic and creative, so there was something for everyone. Wine offerings were also great, full of variety in terms of profiles and prices.

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DavidL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

First time back since COVID, and was a bit disappointed. Steak frittes, and green salad were both very salty to my taste. Service however was pretty disappointing. Drink orders weren't taken until several minutes after seating. Server had a difficult time answering pretty basic questions about the menu.

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ChrisR
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night, but it’s time to get coffee back!!!!!

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vipLocalDiner
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My DC favorite!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I love this restaurant usually! The food is delicious, wait staff is well educated and professional and the ambiance is perfect.

Sad that they changed the preparation of the escargot! Please bring back the original preparation that everyone loves and has posted tons of pictures of on your social media! Second, the old fashioned needs improvement. It was very watered down with a heavy hand on the bitters. This drowned out any hint of orange.

Will definitely return because it’s a neighborhood gem…but hopefully these two items will be fixed!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service from Juan and team!

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laurenJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Horrible service. Long wait and brought incorrect items Overpriced dry Hamburger . French fries were hot and tasty. I won't be going back Lots of restaurants in Georgetown which are much better.

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vipD2d2
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor patio was quiet and great for allaying covid concerns. The beet-lentil salad was absolutely fabulous. The bucatini was flavorful but a bit boring as an entree - too much of one thing. But it was our fault for ordering. Should have had the duck for the variety of flavors. Moules frites we’re great! Bravo to the chef.

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janete
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Extremely likable server (Agi) who provided great personal service despite serving more than ten tables at once. I had escargot and steak/frittes. First dish was excellent and special, also the second but with a small complaint: slightly (but only slightly) less rare than I hoped to order. My wife loved her salad, OK but not so exceptional on the duck (confit). Which came highly recommended by my daughter's family who had dined with you several times (or Tom Sietsema (sp?) for that matter.)

Also appreciated the complementary champagne that came because I indicated it was our 55th anniversary.

We'll be back. Jim and Janet Edwards

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was super friendly and accommodating. The food and wine were excellent. We will be back this summer.

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MichaelH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere, food, and service can’t be beat. One of my favorite restaurants, no question!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the best! Our server Torrance was fab!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I noted a birthday on our reservation but even before the staff noticed that they seemed to treat us and everyone else as someone special. They went above and beyond to create a perfect celebratory meal for us.

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mas01
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent by all standards. Highly recommend. Georgetown has returned to its busy, crowded evening routine but ample pay parking is available.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience for our 10 year anniversary.

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Gloria
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Delightful setting for a birthday dinner.

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, quaint ambience (sat on patio) and excellent service!! The restaurant does a fantastic job with social distancing and safety protocols. Our server, Agi, was extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of the menu, preparation processes, and gave us excellent recommendations for our party of 3 to share. Everything from start to finish was perfect!

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BetseyA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even during the pandemic, the greeting is warn, the service most attentive, and a simple dinner was just great

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vipTomasso
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Always a nice experience dining here. The only misstep was very overcooked green beans. I never experienced that with trout here before, so maybe it was an off night. Like the ample space between tables on the patio.

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vipBethesda
Washington DC
154 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was such a pleasure to come back here for dinner. We had the steak frites and the sea bass along with some good wine. The food , the atmosphere and the service were excellent.
The dessert menu here needs work. It is the low point of the meal.

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Dimvat
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to be back after such a long time. Very happy to see that they manage to weather the pandemic. Service was excellent and the food did not disappoint. Thank you.

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viplamedoc
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal in all respects. Great food, great service. Highly recommend the bucatini.

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AndresW
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location, French cuisine, good service. avoid the chocolate

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Kitty
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

We had been looking forward to Chez Billy Sud based on excellent reviews. The food was good but not deserving of 5 stars, we had the Amish chicken, Bucatini and sea bass. The sea bass could have used a bit more fennel, a bit less butter, didn’t need to be swimming in it, but is was tasty. The desserts were disappointing, have had better. Flour less chocolate cake was more like a small, hard brownie and the riz au lait was creamy but the topping was much too sweet, so much so that I scraped it off. This restaurant had no ambience at all. It was a chilly evening, the doors were kept open so we ate with our jackets in as did other diners.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my absolute favorite places in DC! High recommend! The service is amazing, friendly, and fun. The food is to die for. This folks deserve a James Beard award!

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Chez Billy Sud is rated 4.8 stars by 2141 OpenTable diners.

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