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La Bise, Washington, DC
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La Bise

4.7
4.7
573 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 and American varietals featuring both old and new world selections.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French / American, French American

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 463-8700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tyler Stout

  • Private party facilities

    La Bise offers various private dining options which range from intimate private dinners to larger scale events, including cocktail receptions and office parties.

  • Private party contact

    Sophia Florendo-Stevens: (202) 463-8700

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    H & I

  • Parking details

  • Public transit

    Faragut West (Orange, Blue and Silver Lines); Farragut North (Red Line)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 573 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • District of Columbia

    Best Service

  • District of Columbia

    Romantic

  • District of Columbia

    French

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service. Exceptional menu for restaurant week.
  2. JN

    JoelN

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love this place. Service is always excellent and food is top notch. From being welcomed at the door through leaving, they make you feel special and the food was amazing. Will be coming back again for sure.
  3. HR

    HarryR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply amazing!
  4. ID

    IanD

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the food outstanding. The recommendations of our waiter and the sommelier were out of the park.
  5. NC

    NubiaC

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was impeccable. We were happy to celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary there. And the food was delicious
  6. NB

    NancyB

    Washington DC

    234 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    234 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The minute I entered, I received a warm welcome. I had called the hostess earlier in the day to make a seating request, and, busy as they were because of restaurant week, she was gracious and willing to do the best she could. My friend and I had a lovely table. The wait staff was friendly and helpful and always seemed to have her eye on us. The meal was delicious. Our appetizers of salmon Crudo and beef tartar were excellent, and the Mediterranean Sea Bass wowed us both. This was my fourth visit and I intend to make many more.
  7. F

    Foodie1971

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Excellent gougeres. Great service and location. Food was good but not best French in the city.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely experience! The food was superb (I had the sea bass) and the staff was polite and attentive. We’ll definitely be back!!!
  9. BA

    BARRYD

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined at La Bise during restaurant week. Phenomenal menu and service. Great atmoshpere. It is now my new "go to" when in town.
  10. KT

    KerriT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most fabulous waitress, Quinten. She was lovely and fun!
  11. a

    amateur2chef

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Excellent octopus and wild mushroom risotto. The duck was also very good. I did not like combination of fish filet and peppers, it was not bad, it's just my taste preference. Good service, sommelier available. Good restaurant overall.
  12. d

    dcfoodie

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time I visit, La Bise goes above and beyond with exceptional service, fantastic food, and a perfect ambiance!
  13. A

    Amyk

    New England

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding good and service!!!! Would highly recommend this restaurant!!!
  14. MM

    MarthaM

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service on all fronts from hostess to bartender to servers. Really lovely place.
  15. ES

    EricS

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always an outstanding meal and great people. Highly recommended
  16. PI

    PaulI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent, well-prepared, gutsy-flavored variations on modern French cooking. Quiet. Professional and friendly service. Highly recommended.
  17. a

    an0nym0us

    Washington DC

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dinner. Gougeres, foie gras, and venison pot au feu. Great service! Delicious cocktail and great wine recommendations. La Bise is our new favorite.
  18. P

    Prontomac

    Washington DC

    408 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    408 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We experienced the Christmas Menu and enjoyed the soup and foil gras appetizers—soup was truly outstanding. For main courses we had Wild Boar and I had the special braised lamb…we enjoyed both—-and even the desserts were quite good. This is also a good time to recognize the restaurant staff—manager, wine steward, bar tender, servers and food runners. They are a pleasant and engaging group who serve customers well, but also seem to enjoy each other’s company. And of course the Chef-serious and focused—and we are told will be bringing some new items to the regular menu. Bravo!
  19. P

    Panfam

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Christmas Eve menu selections were excellent!
  20. MM

    M64McBride

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For our pre-Christmas dinner with family visiting from Upstate NY, we specifically chose La Bise from the dozens of NW restaurants we go to regularly. We’ve had many great dining experiences here and this experience is now at the top.
  21. RT

    RobertT

    Washington DC

    73 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Disappointing food. Great service.
  22. TP

    TeamP

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  23. s

    shoemaven

    Naples

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First time at La Bise, but many times at other Knightsbridge restaurants. This one does not disappoint!!! We were a little apprehensive about the several large groups in the dining room, but the acoustics are amazing - only a little louder than small parties. The decor is modern and cozy; tres chic. May be our favorite new downtown restaurant.😋
  24. KS

    KikuSkier

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Four of us had dinner there on a Tuesday night. We wanted to love it as we have enjoyed so many other Knightsbridge restaurants. Service was excellent and ambiance good. Food was very mixed. Delicious steak tartar and beet salad to start. Mains were less so… Duck breast was sinewy and underwhelming. Halibut was pretty dry. Coq au vin, which should be a reliable staple. Was a strange deconstruction with a thick sauce on top. I trust that the food will improve with time and feedback.
  25. D

    Davidb

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a spectacular meal with beef, filet and teres, one for each of us. The occasion was a birthday for my wife. We have met Mr. Bajaj, the owner, many times throughout the years. His restaurants always have impeccable service and food. The attention that he pays to his restaurants is exemplary. He greeted us around dessert time. The staff had already spoiled us with treats for my wife's birthday. We love Mr. Bajaj's restaurants and we hope that he continue his restaurant magic (and hard work) for a very long time.
  26. DC

    DCDiner

    Washington DC

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    This was my second visit to La Bise this year and my impressions were pretty much the same as from my first visit. The restaurant is very attractive. The menu is interesting and accommodating to many tastes and diets. The service is fine, very attentive if a bit too familiar, and could use some polishing. The staff noted what I had to drink on my previous visit, which I thought interesting and my guests thought a bit creepy. The duck is outstanding, and the portion is very generous. The chicken is very good, although the dark sauce does not make a great visual impression. The sushi appetizer seems a bit odd on this menu, and the taste did not really flow so well with what followed; the cornets were extremely earthy in taste, and I suspect many diners would not enjoy them, visually attractive as they are. All in all, it is a nice dining experience if you are on an expense account, somewhat less so if you are personally paying the fare. Dinner of 3 courses with drinks, wine, after dinner drinks, DC tax and 20% tip, just shy of $500. Sounds about right for upscale DC dining, although from the attire of most of the diners (sweatshirts, etc.) perhaps others do not regard it as so upscale an environment.
  27. b

    bobfaircloth

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Thoughtful French experience with emphasis on texture. Very pleasant staff not too much.
  28. GG

    GundaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Well trained staff. Fast service. Will go there again next time I will be in town.
  29. L

    Lisa

    New England

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely venue for a delicious, gracious, and gorgeous dinner! Every table appeared to be very well cared for! If we lived in DC, this would be our go-to place for special dining!
  30. MM

    MawrtyrMom

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was lovely - the food, the service and the ambiance. We weren’t celebrating any milestone event, but we were treated as if we were. Tom Sietsema was right, La Bise is a wonderful restaurant.
  31. ED

    EverettD

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was excellent and very help. The chef’s creations were superb. Highly recommend La Bise to anyone looking for a delightful experience in French style cuisine and dining.
  32. AL

    AliL

    West Palm Beach

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection! Should be a Michelin star rated restaurant. Sophisticated dishes with impeccable service and chic decoration. The background music takes you to Paris! Best value for an exceptional culinary experience!
  33. N

    Nicenightspot

    Washington DC

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We had appetizers of gougieres and ris de veau, and we had coq au vin as our main course. They were all delicious. The only disappointment was that the baguette slices in the bread basket tasted more like old white bread than like real French baguettes. Service was pokey, but okay on the whole.
  34. a

    an0nym0us

    Washington DC

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful in every respect! Split gougeres and foie gras for app Two fish entrees (halibut) and (monkfish) Tasty desserts Excellent wine and cocktails Superb service (attentive and friendly without being hovering and cloying) Tables were well spaced Valet parking is another plus Definitely will return soon
  35. JC

    JCManger

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Overall a very good experience. Food quality and ambiance best aspects. Wine pour was generous. Service was generally smooth, the main server could use some coaching on how to discuss the menu - it was a very awkward conversation each time we had questions about the menu.
  36. LC

    LuluC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding but the portions were very small
  37. G

    Geraldine

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and superb service. They managed to make our thanksgiving dinner memorable.
  38. B

    Bravo4food

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good value for a three course Prix fixe thanksgiving menu but some of the food was pre-prepared and not exceptional, sch as the salmon en croute which was overcooked and soggy dough. Very nice management ego worked very hard on a full day of holiday service so I give them a pass.
  39. M

    Michael

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, ambiance, and atmosphere. The food was fantastic, especially the foie gras!
  40. M

    Matt

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Service was fine, food was mediocre at best. Wouldn’t recommend the thanksgiving spread, maybe their normal menu is better.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 573 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Bise

800 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20006

Additional information

  • Cross street

    H & I

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French / American, French American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

  • Public transit

    Faragut West (Orange, Blue and Silver Lines); Farragut North (Red Line)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tyler Stout

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 463-8700

  • Private party facilities

    La Bise offers various private dining options which range from intimate private dinners to larger scale events, including cocktail receptions and office parties.

  • Private party contact

    Sophia Florendo-Stevens: (202) 463-8700

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