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Macon Bistro

4.2
4.2
11 Reviews
$30 and under
French American

Macon Bistro & Larder is a locally owned neighborhood restaurant serving re-invented bistro cuisine in a warm, friendly atmosphere. Tony Brown, inspired by his southern roots and his world travels, brings together the cooking styles of Macon, Georgia, and Macon, France. We have recently opened The Magnolia Room at Macon to accommodate more diners during dinner time. The Magnolia Room at Macon is located down the hall from Macon in the Chevy Chase Arcade on the left hand side and affords guests a more intimate and spacious dining experience. Depending on volume during peak dining times, your reservation may be seated in The Magnolia Room, offers the same great food and service.

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Booked 3 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 248-7807

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    A hidden gem in the neighborhood The Magnolia Room at Macon is the best location in chevy chase for your gatherings and events. We were voted the best place to celebrate big birthdays in bethesda magazine. We have the ability to seat up to 40 people for a Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner event and we can a

  • Neighborhood

    Friendship Heights

  • Cross street

    Connecticut Avenue NW & Morrison Street NW

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Red Line-Friendship Heights, Van Ness Metro Bus-L2

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine

Menu

Starters

  • Essie's Biscuits$7.00

    honey butter, pepper jelly

    • Deviled Eggs$7.00

      red bell pepper marmalade, smoked oil, bacon dust

      • Fried Okra$7.00

        spicy remoulade

        • Spiced Pecans$7.00

          • Macon Salad$11.00

            romaine, egg, roasted tomato, bacon, cucumber, citrus vinaigrette

            • Grilled Caesar$11.00

              romaine, shaved parmesan, white anchovies

              • Soup of the Day$9.00

                Mains

                • French Omelette$14.00

                  house green salad

                  • Southern Fried Catfish$15.00

                    brioche bun, coleslaw, cajun mayo

                    • Macon Burger$16.00

                      cheddar cheese, bacon, fries or house salad

                      • The Macon Benny$16.00

                        thick cut bacon, essie's biscuits, sunny fried farm eggs, spicy sauce choron

                        • Chicken & Waffle$16.00

                          cheddar cheese waffle, house made honey hot sauce, maple syrup

                          • Grilled Flatbread$13.00

                            aged cheddar, bacon, arugula, sunny side egg

                            • Country Fried Steak$18.00

                              buttermilk marinated ribeye, fried egg, breakfast potatoes, infused herb emulsion

                              Sides

                              • Thick Cut Bacon$6.00

                                brown sugar

                                • Maple Pork Sausage$7.00

                                  • Breakfast Potatoes$6.00

                                    • Cheddar Grits$6.00

                                      • Waffle$6.00

                                        whipped cream, maple syrup

                                        • French Fries$5.00

                                          Sweets

                                          • Profiteroles$9.00

                                            • Milk and Cookies$9.00

                                              dark chocolate chips, warm bourbon milk

                                              • Chocolate Mousse$9.00

                                                whipped cream

                                                Drinks

                                                • French Press Coffee

                                                  • Single Pot$5.00
                                                  • Double Pot$7.00
                                                  • Triple Pot$10.00
                                                • Fresh-Squeezed Juice$5.00

                                                  orange, grapefruit

                                                  Last updated: October 8, 2021

                                                  What 11 people are saying

                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                  4.2
                                                  4.2 based on recent ratings
                                                  • 4.1Food
                                                  • 4.3Service
                                                  • 4.4Ambience
                                                  • 3.9Value

                                                  NoiseModerate

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                                                  • Washington, D.C. Area

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                                                  • District of Columbia

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                                                  1. PD

                                                    PinoyDynamo

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    3.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 19, 2021

                                                    overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                    The biscuits tasted . . . slightly bitter and watery.

                                                  2. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    2.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 18, 2021

                                                    overall2food4service4ambience4

                                                    Had a delicious meal at Macon Bistro, unfortunately I will not be returning. We were a party of 6 celebrating 3 birthdays. At the end of the meal the waiter brought out 3 desserts with candles for the birthday boys. We didn’t order them, just assumed they were being nice. Upon further inspection of the receipt the following morning, discovered that they charged us for all three deserts. We had already spent over $400 on food and drinks. Really lousy. Will not be back.

                                                  3. FN

                                                    FancyNancy

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    100 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    100 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Wonderful neighborhood restaurant with exceptional food and service!

                                                  4. A

                                                    Anne

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on December 10, 2021

                                                    overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                    Our waiter was very nice and friendly, the service was timely, and the atmosphere was very nice. While our appetizers were very good (hush puppies and caesar salad), our entrees were disappointing. The tomato tart was on par with microwave pizza and while the shrimp and grits was okay, we have had better elsewhere for a cheaper price. We also ordered the creme brûlée for dessert, which tasted good, but the texture was off and we are pretty sure it was curdled.

                                                  5. Y

                                                    Yummers

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    17 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    17 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 27, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Love the vibe!

                                                  6. KC

                                                    KC123

                                                    Caribbean

                                                    1 review

                                                    1.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on November 17, 2021

                                                    overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                    Wildly overpriced food that was mediocre at best. Service was absolutely terrible. We won’t be returning.

                                                  7. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Edinburgh

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 5, 2021

                                                    overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                    Great location and vibe(nice and buzzy)! Wish the food was better. Braised chicken was mostly bones and fried green tomatoes were tiny and cold. The concept is wonderful—need to improve the execution.

                                                  8. j

                                                    janec

                                                    New York Area

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on October 30, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Food was fantastic. Always a pleasure; love this neighborhood bistro.

                                                  9. KH

                                                    KevinH

                                                    Baltimore

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on October 29, 2021

                                                    overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                    The change in the menu to “southern” style food was poorly executed and made for an underwhelming experience compared to Macon before the pandemic. The service was courteous but sloppy. Dishes where haphazardly served as if we were at a diner.

                                                  10. MD

                                                    MichaelD

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    2.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on October 20, 2021

                                                    overall2food1service2ambience3

                                                    Food was subpar, had to send back a steak that was inedible. Understaffed but the staff that was there was doing their best.

                                                  11. DO

                                                    DishOnSushiko

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    25 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    25 reviews

                                                    Dined on October 8, 2021

                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                    Interesting dishes and, as always, friendly staff and a spirited neighborhood crowd.

                                                  FAQs

                                                  Macon Bistro is rated 4.2 stars by 11 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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                                                  Booked 3 times today
                                                  Google Map for Macon Bistro

                                                  5520 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20015-2609

                                                  • Cross street

                                                    Connecticut Avenue NW & Morrison Street NW

                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                    Friendship Heights

                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                    Brunch
                                                    Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
                                                    Dinner
                                                    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
                                                    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

                                                  • Cuisines

                                                    French American

                                                  • Dining style

                                                    Casual Elegant

                                                  • Dress code

                                                    Business Casual

                                                  • Parking details

                                                    None

                                                  • Public transit

                                                    Red Line-Friendship Heights, Van Ness Metro Bus-L2

                                                  • Payment options

                                                    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                  • Additional

                                                    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine

                                                  • Phone number

                                                    (202) 248-7807

                                                  • Catering

                                                    A hidden gem in the neighborhood The Magnolia Room at Macon is the best location in chevy chase for your gatherings and events. We were voted the best place to celebrate big birthdays in bethesda magazine. We have the ability to seat up to 40 people for a Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner event and we can a

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