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La Bise

4.7
170 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Welcome to La Bise, a modern, bright, and colorful 21st century French restaurant in the heart of Washington, DC. Just steps from the White House, patrons can enjoy our expanded outdoor patio, inviting bar, and an engaging, open-air kitchen with two distinctive dining room options. Enjoy our unique wine list of French, American and Spanish varietals featuring both old and new world selections.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • 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 temperature check required
What 170 people are saying
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vipWestchesterGal
New York Area
188 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Had great expectations.. Beautiful outdoor ambiance. Took 90 minutes to get our main course, which was luke warm when it arrived Surly waiter, didn't to think we were worthy of serving. Read other reviews. Hope other diners had a better experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb food, beautiful wines, excellent service, jovial atmosphere. We will return!

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viplouis
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was first rate - it’s a lovely menu, executed well.
Service was attentive but not overly.
Great spot h fun or a relaxing evening

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SusanR
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table had for appetizers the porkbelly/ octopus/ classic salad followed by the duck for the entire table and everything was absolutely fabulous. Best dessert was the Paris Brest. Great addition to the city!!!

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JohnG
Tallahassee
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Gorgeous space! Food was up and down - some wonderful things, but several that need better balance (several were too salty, for instance - and I do like salt!). We look forward to going back and seeing how the eating comes to match the ambience

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vipSusanC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was fantastic! Highly recommend

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Westender
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

La Bise is a wonderful new restaurant with some of the most beautifully presented, exceptionally delicious food in DC.

Service is excellent, caring and gracious.

Value is commensurate with quality; this is not an inexpensive restaurant but you go here for the wonderful combination of gracious service, great food and wonderful ambiance.

Last night, unlike prior evenings, the dining room was exceptionally loud. My guest and I had to really "lean in" to hear each other. Have dined here on multiple occasions and not experienced this before, but last night the room was more than a bit loud. Maybe the room needs some softening.

Go here. You will love the experience.

LM
vipLisaM
Phoenix
91 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were excellent but VERY noisy.

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vipDesignComfort
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful upscale experience ay La Bise, versatile gem for a casual romantic meal to a formal business or special occasion. Staff display personality and professionalism.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The ambience is great. The food was not great. My risotto was very watery and tasted a bit like chlorine.. not what you expect for a 30$ dish..

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vipBarbaraD
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and beautiful

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We were celebrating a special occasion. Although the server knew about it in advance, the service was less than adequate. The server was not attentive. On one occasion he poured red wine in a glass that previously had white wine in it. Although the presentation of the food was gorgeous, the food was cold and late. The best part about the night was the service we received from Edith who replenished water and bread to the table. She was pleasant, attentive and more capable than our server who wasn’t concerned about us in the least bit. We do not recommend this restaurant. Visit Quattro Osteria instead.

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vipGuyC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

La Bise is an excellent new addition to the downtown eating scene.
The food was superb and the service very good.
We each had different entries, steak, sea bass ,salmon and risotto and all were excellent.
We ate outside in perfect weather. The sommelier was very helpful.
The average cost was about $100/person including wine and tip.
Valet parking is available at $15

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Misty
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a nice outdoor visit with my husband and daughter. The salmon coulibiac was an excellent, unique entree. Service was friendly and the complimentary bread was excellent and very much appreciated by my three year old daughter. The wine list was also varied and servers have good recommendations for food pairing. I'll visit again!

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vipkininc
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a lovley meal on the patio with excellent service. We'll be back.

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vipRickyB
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The challah crusted halibut was excellent. My fellow diners also enjoyed their dinners, including the truffle risotto, the duck, and the salmon.

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vipBrad
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Duck was delicious, highly recommend it.
Overall, a wonderful evening.

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vipProntomac
Washington DC
390 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant and staff. Very well managed and friendly. Kitchen staff-Chef and Sous Chef very hard workers, along with everyone—making highly successful food. We have dined here 5 times now—happily so!!!

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IrieMoe
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Sealed with a kiss. Our experience was delicious and delightful. We sat outside which was best as the sidewalk is wide. We avoided any interruption from tourists or cars despite being close to the Whitehouse.
We had the Salmon and the Duck for a main course. Deliciousness. For desert, I selected the coconut tart. Yum.

The nice touch were the two gummies (no THC) in the shape of a kiss that came with the bill.

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KeithW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice dining

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Foodie
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster app and duck were amazing! Topped it off with the best coffee soufflé of my life! ❤️❤️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5-star experience all around - amazing food and wine, plus great service. Best newcomer to DC!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Loved how everyone worked together as a team to provide a wonderful experience.

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vipPaul
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Terrific service from Abdool!!!!

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SusanR
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The halibut was best I ever had. My companion loved the salmon. Wonderful meal all around and very nice service.

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LeslieK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot recommend La Bise high enough!!! The service is superb and the food is exquisite!! We celebrated my husband’s birthday and the staff was very attentive. The foie gras appetizer is amazing, be sure to order it. The wine selection is extensive. A highly decorated interior that feels very comfortable and lots of outdoor dining is available. Can’t wait to eat there again!

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Penguin49
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The melon soup was out of sight! The duck breast was a bit disappointing--fatty and had to chew a lot to digest. We ate outside on a muggy night because of Covid concerns. My rating of the ambiance would have been better if we'd chosen to eat in the restaurant.

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Leroy
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was just right: great service, food and ambiance.
Our only caveat was about the pork belly. A good idea in
theory, but WAY too fatty to be very palatable.

KJ
KathrynJ
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is obvious they use excellent ingredients and thoughtfully create combinations that have amazing flavor and are visually pleasing.

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corey
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had our wedding dinner here. We were greeted with a toast and everything that followed was outstanding. Food, service, drink, everything was exceptional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional in every way!

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vipEmeraldIslander
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty food and friendly, attentive service.

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vipPaulH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal. Great flavor profiles... generous portions and great presentation. Nice wine list and signature cocktails.

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Dana
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. We had appetizers, mains, and dessert. All we’re fabulous both in terms of taste as well as a variety of textures. Great attentive service.

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vipKB53
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous food! Great drinks and very courteous and friendly wait staff. Sommelier was also very helpful and provided excellent recommendations!

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Sandra
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overpriced for the quality of food that is being served.

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vipAynatR
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food. Delightful service all with the ambiance of a Parisian cafe. Will be back!

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ZoiH
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The melon soup was outstanding. The cocktails were delightful with a twist of the bar's interpretation. I will be back. All in all, it was wonderful from coctails to dessert. The service was attentive and friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was lovely she explained everything which made the experience all the more memorable. We will be back. The sommelier there was funny and extremely knowledgeable about all the wines. And he tells a great story!

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William
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, courteous staff, knowledgeable and helpful Sommelier!
Outstanding food!

FAQs

La Bise offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 463-8700.

La Bise is rated 4.7 stars by 170 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.