Bistro L'Hermitage

4.8
3560 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
As the Historic Occoquan Waterfront Area welcomes L'Hermitage, a Classic French Bistro, we welcome you. Long time DC restaurateur (21 Federal/Bob Kinkead,Ex Co-Owner of Marcels DC, Watergate Hotel F&B) Youssef Eagle Essakl has transformed a building and the surrounding property in historic downtown Occoquan into his vision of a Romantic French country bistro. L'Hermitage, a great escape from the hectic DC restaurant scene, promises 'relaxed good taste' with the polish and sophistication of fine dining. Join us for a very special experience.
Our Motto is:
"Hospitality is the Art of Making Others Feel Welcome, Comfortable, and at Home.
It is the Talent for Spreading Warmth and Kindness that will be Remembered Always."
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Lunch: Thursday & Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 499-9550
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Executive Chef Dawn Burkart
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Private party facilities
We accept parties between 20 to 120 people.
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Private party contact
Youssef Eagle Essakl: (703) 499-9550
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Old Bridge Road
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Happy Thanksgivings everyone, Bistro l'hermitage will be serving from 11am-6pm a 3 courses choices set traditional Thanksgivings dinner with plenty choices to satisfy all, all dietary restrictions are welcome, $69pp.
we look forward to serving on this special giving holiday.
TOUJOURS A VOTRE SERVICE

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, Bistro L'Hermitage welcomes you all, we will be serving from 3pm-10pm. On this day our Chef Dawn Burkart prefers that all her customers order from the regular dinner menu, all dietary restrictions are welcome.
It is a very busy busy day for us.
A votre Service all

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Joyeux Noel tout le Monde,
Bistro l'hermitage will be serving from 11am-6pm a 3 courses choices set traditional Christmas Day dinner with plenty choices to satisfy all. All dietary restrictions are welcome, $69pp.
we look forward to serving on this special blessed holiday. A VOTRE SERVICE, Welcome!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Bistro L'Hermitage wishes Happy New 2019 Year to All! Monday,December 31st
First Seating: 4PM-7PM -3 Courses Choice Set Menu /$95
Second Seating: 8:30PM-Close -3 Courses Choice Set Menu /$145 ..(45 minutes) before midnight party starts, Party Favors, Champagne, Music & Dancing all Night Long.

Monday, December 31, 2018

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SM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! Such a Gem! The food and experience is amazing. You get what you pay for...which is mouth watering, delicious food, and beautiful venue.

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

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent drinks, excellent atmosphere. For the amount of food received and the overall experience, the price was fair. Very impressed.

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c
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each and every course was exquisitely presented and prepared: silky smooth soup & tender veal. Chocolate mousse to die for and the service was impeccable - Carlos is the consummate professional. This is our “Go-to”, when nothing but the best will do.

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g
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro Hermitage is excellent in all respects - food, service, ambiance. It was on this occasion as it always is. We will be back soon.

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BP
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had my birthday dinner here and had an amazing experience. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. The ambiance is enough to bring you back. I loved this restaurant.

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SF
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deserves more than five stars. Excellent food, impeccable service from every employee, and delightful ambiance. Such a gem!

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BW
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro L'hermitage never disappoints. Fantastic food, outstanding service and ambiance.

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ST
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Wonderful service, fabulous food and great ambience. Will absolutely return again.

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VM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have moved to New Hampshire and were visiting in Northern Virginia. The restaurant was a favorite when we lived in Burke so we wanted to come for another exceptional dining experience.

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RG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice place. Looking from the outside does look that way on the inside great place.

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BP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for dinner - we live in Burke and didn't even know it was there. Only about a 15 minute drive.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding menu, warm and friendly staff, beautiful restaurant. Will go back again and again!

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KP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wish there were more than five stars! Consistently outstanding!

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JP
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service, you can't go wrong dining at this establishment!

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EL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A five star experience in every way from the impeccable service by Dennis and team to the outstanding cuisine and authentic ambiance. The five course tasting menu with wine pairings is exceptional. No better place to celebrate a special event or for a romantic evening.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. My favorite restaurant in NoVA.

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D
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always! Superb food, service, and ambiance. You are made to feel like royalty and family all in the same moment!

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t
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Consistently great service and food in a nice atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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A
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Incredible food and great atmosphere. Feels like you are in France!

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BD
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Remains a favorite place but not quite up to the 5 star quality we usually have. Service remains outstanding and the staff is wonderful. Food was good but not over the top as we usually enjoy there. The caesar salads were a bit spare and lacking dressing though the white anchovies remain a treat. I had scallops and tuna and the scallops were excellent but the tuna, though prepared nicely rare and seemingly fresh, lacked flavor. And the pommel frites were a bit oil-soggy, which was very surprising.

Our guests enjoyed their beef dishes and we had, overall, a lovely time, so I don't want to give the wrong impression. The Bistro will remain one of our go-to's but they didn't quite hit the high standard they have set on this night.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome!!!!!

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JD
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were treated like special and valued family members by our server. We were perfectly catered to, but never did we feel intruded upon. And the food was outstanding! This is our go-to special occasion restaurant!

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WN
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is very friendly and attentive. The crispy fried oysters are a favorite appetizer and they are so good! The waiter Lafti is great! The owner Youssef and co-owner Hassan are always very pleasant and friendly! We are always treated very well! It's a great restaurant to go to if you don't want to have to drive to a nice restaurant in D.C.

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JH
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been trying to visit this gem for a couple years now. We went to celebrate my wife's birthday. She says it was "absolutely the best meal" of her life. We loved the tasting menu. The wine pairings were amazing. We highly recommend for a special night out.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite hidden spots in Woodbridge. I always look forward to coming here!
I know I can get great food and don’t need to travel to DC!

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t
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food. Beautiful ambiance. Excellent service.

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TF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a pleasure to dine here! It is always a pleasant greeting by Hassan. We love to be seated with our favorite waiter Lou. The service, food, ambiance, and everything in between us wonderful here!!!!!

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VS
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Its a nice restaurant for a special occasion, plain and simple. Unless you spend big on food on the regular then you wont like the price that much. But its a nice place to go every once in a while.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful anniversary meal with great staff who’s very attentive to you throughout the meal!

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L
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were warmly welcomed; our assigned table was easily changed to avoid broadcast music speakers. Our dinner choices were excellent -- lamb, beef bourguignon, escargot. The wine was excellent, as were the desserts -- pear tarte, almond tarte, cheese plate. A lovely evening.

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A
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner from the time we walked until we walked out the door. Food was delicious. Will definitely go back

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C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As, usual, a superb dining experience on a special occasion. Best restaurant in the area south of the Potomac

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AW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

SERVICE AND FOOD WELL DONE - MANY THANKS, WE WILL RETURN.

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DF
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is always outstanding-they have wonderful service and always make you feel as if they want you to stay forever. The food is great.

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D
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went on a whim with just a few hours notice on a weekday evening and the restaurant was about 1/3 to 1/2 full . Great for service and conversation. They have an early bird three course fixed price meal that is quite a bargain but we were too late for that. The prices are quite reasonable considering both quality and portion size. We were both happy with our choices and will remember to come back soon .

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CH
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We received excellent service as usual and the wait staff made the occasion special by honoring my private request to provide my wife with a special desert for her birthday.

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p
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as usual our server was outstanding . Manager also on point. Everything as expected for a fine dinning place. We will be back every anniversary.

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A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It took almost an hour between the time we ordered our food and we received it at the table. I understand that there is a certain ambiance but I was just there for dinner with my daughter and not a romantic or celebratory occasion. The service could have been better.

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P
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been dining there for 10 years. Service and food has always been outstanding! A welcoming environment and great staff!

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l
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our anniversary is always extra special with a trip to Bistro L'Hermitage!

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