Chez Billy Sud

4.7
1420 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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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DG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Frisee salad quite disappointing. Insufficient and old frisee lettuce.

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CT
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was so off I can’t begin to tell you. It took us so long to get our martinis and the bartender was just not on his game. Even after coming to the table and apologizing for not having the vodka that we wanted, he still made many other drinks before he finally made ours. It’s a small place and you can watch what’s going on. The waitress seems to be unable to manage a lot of attention and it was annoying to have to call her over a couple of times. She should’ve realized that things were late or not accompanying the table properly. I expected more from this restaurant. I also found the salads to be on inspiring, and the muscles which I expect in a French restaurant to be exquisite, were too large, mushy and tasteless.

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m
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a superb local restaurant. We enjoyed our meal very much. However, we thought that $116 plus tip for 2 without appetizers was too high for a neighborhood weekday meal. We would go more often if it were more reasonable.

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SC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I’m hesitant to review. I’ve been here for dinner several times and the meal was excellent. The Steak Frite is the best in town. Great Pate Maison. Went for brunch and was disappointed. The Croque Madame had no béchamel and was a little dry. The Beignets were a bit dry and not sweet enough. Pate was still excellent. Bloody Mary was good. I’d advise definitely for dinner, not so much for Brunch. Check out La Piquette for brunch.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

loved it !! mac had great recommendations and we enjoyed everything !!

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LG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All super and server excellent!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner
Food was amazing!

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GG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was exactly what we wanted for our date night: tasteful and romantic atmosphere, delicious food, and attentive service. Thank you - we will be back.

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CD
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food, lovely ambiance, excellent location. The staff is good but they could tighten up their service to take experience to best level. Nevertheless this is my go to place to celebrate friends , have a nice meal and talk.

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s
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Elegant and authentic but they MUST do something more creative with their menu and have specials. How many times can I come back and have the trout? I shows a laxness or disinterest on the part of the owners that they do not offer specials. They are very good at what they do but to come back frequently they need to add some life to the place and some new items on a daily basis. Perhaps one daily special.

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PA
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambience. We had an exceptional waiter as well. It was Valentine’s Day lunch and they were busy but stayed classy.

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JR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So my wife are actually in the Food and Beverage industry and we always say the same thing, 'If we were to do our own project this would be what we envision. Its a place to take you away from all that ails you in life. Staff, ambiance and food are just wonderful. wish you would come to our neighborhood in Del Ray, Alexnadria.

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T
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dining experience from beginning to end. I love the cozy, yet lively atmosphere. Our waitress was personable and knew the menu and wines very well. Her style and personality contributed to the overall experience. It was was a long dinner, but we also didn't signal that we were in hurry. We had a lot to talk about and were having a good time. We started with the Rillettes at the recommendation of our waitress, and it did not disappoint. I had the duck l'orange which was perfectly prepared. My friend had the gnocchi, which we all tried and thought was wonderful. The other had the trout which is a classic, which we all tried and enjoyed. Again, overall wonderful experience.

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E
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the restaurant. Food, service and ambience are all wonderful. Look forward to returning.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Next time I will be visiting Washington D.C., you will see me here again

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A
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don't normally write restaurant reviews, but had such a positive experience at Chez Billy Sud that I felt compelled to share it. Our service was, without hesitation, the best I have ever experienced and easily rivaled restaurants that cost twice the price. From taking our jackets upon entry to helping my wife search for a dropped earring, to helping us through our indecision regarding which wine to order and providing descriptions of the available dishes that could have come from a food magazine, we were blown away by the level of service and dedication the staff displayed. When my wife and I ordered the last of a certain desert, our server brought the disappointed couple next to us who had planned on ordering the same dish a complementary desert. The food was absolutely phenomenal, delicious, and very authentic. I cannot recommend Chez Billy Sud enough and, in the two days since going, have already recommended it in person to multiple friends and coworkers. My wife and I will definitely be back in the future!

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DH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing mussels! Best I've had in DC (and I've had a lot!)

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best in Georgetown. Loved it

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KW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner and a fantastic server, Anges, who was excellent. It was a birthday celebration and we were treated to a glass of champagne. I had the duck, my dinner partner had the salmon, both were delicious! Potatoe leek soup to begin was a great remedy to the cold weather. Everything was wonderful, no small feat for the weekend before Valentine's Day when most restaurants and staff are stressed by volume. I can't wait to return.

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MN
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, and the ambiance was wonderful. I had the eggs poached in red wine, and I have rarely eaten anything more delicious. The coffee ice cream dessert was incredible. What a lovely experience.

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IJ
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant although I thought the bernaise sauce on my tasty steak was very average. Overall good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Food and cocktails were amazing. Can’t believe we didn’t try it sooner.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and atmosphere wonderful as always!

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NZ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A favorite place to celebrate any occasion. Great food and service!

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A
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff was very professional from the front end to the servers.
Our waiter was very knowledgeable regarding the wines and how all the dishes were prepared.
In addition I have food sensitivities and your staff including the chef was very accommodating. We appreciated a wonderful experience all around.

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V
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance is so cozy!! The service was amazing. We had duck breast and gnocchi. Both were very tasty but gnocchi was to die for! It’s not like the regular gnocchi we are used to. It’s kind of oven baked and was delicious!! Would go back again for that for sure.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carlos was a wonderful server and made the dining experience so lovely!!

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v
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The drinks were great, the food was good but not amazing.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warmly welcomed! Enjoyed everything about our evening! Highly recommend!

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CN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic lunch and best French food I’ve ever had in DC

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PL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Chez Billy Sud was the perfect choice for a quiet intimate Birthday dinner date. The ambience was very French with pale mint walls, chauffeuring ceilings and dimly lit candlelight. Everything was delicious and the craft cocktails were spot on! I would definitely recommend it!

Merci!
Pascale

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FF
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Despite a full restaurant, we could hear each other without effort, which was a delight all by itself. The decor is charming-- elegant but not overbearing. The real reason to go begins with the cocktails-- the Rose Window, light and refreshing; the Armagnac Old Fashioned, hearty and tasty for a cold night. The service is excellent-- attentive but not rushing. The Caesar salad was very well done. The regular green salad had a particularly good and flavorful dressing. The steak frites (a return choice for our table) was just as good as the first time we were there. The fries are crispy, the steaks were cooked as ordered, and the meat had genuine flavor. The seared tuna had the right balance of egg, fish, potato, and greens to make for a tasty meal. All in all, it was harder to choose among the entrees than the appetizers, but we'll be back to try more.

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MD
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience at Chez Billy Sud. The restaurant is beautiful and casual elegant, the food is always fantastic and the service is always knowledgeable and appropriately attentive! Love that they have added the wine bar next door as well.

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AL
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, superior service. Everything was exquisitely prepared and presented. We will definitely be back.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, ambience, and dishes were all superb.

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GP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food great service!

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I
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we love this place - intimate, great food and service.
The only drawback was a little louder than last time we went.
Would love to see an entree special, just to give the menu a little more variety

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f
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Not sure why but we got seated in area off host reception area and the door on a cold winter night. They should not even have tables in this area. We should have requested to be moved. Ask to sit in main dinning area.

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J
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambiance, the pate, the coffee ice cream, and liked but not loved the magret de canard entre.

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F
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chez Billy Sud is a charming French-inspired bistro-feeling restaurant with highly professional, friendly staff — I have been back many times — love the food choices — go enjoy Billy Sud.

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