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Bistro Bis, Washington, DC

Bistro Bis

4.3
4.3
3182 Reviews
$30 and under
French

Bistro Bis is a contemporary French Bistro by Chef/Owner Jeffrey Buben. Please note that our menus do change frequently and online menu might not reflect the changes. If you can't find a reservation time, please call us at 202.661.2700.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 661-2700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Edward Walker

  • Catering

    Our sister restaurants, Vidalia and Woodward Table do off-premise catering. Please contact Rachel Forester at Vidalia for more information 202-659-1990

  • Private party facilities

    Email sbuben@bistrobis.com with your private event request.

  • Private party contact

    Tony Fischer: (202) 661-2701

  • Neighborhood

    Capitol Hill

  • Cross street

    New Jersey & North Capitol

  • Parking details

    Garage parking is available across the street in the Hall of States Building.<br />There is also street parking, when available.

  • Public transit

    Union Station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,182 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. VV

    VVIP

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bistro Bis is a jewel. Probably among the very best restaurants in DC. The Restaurant Week lunch at Bistro Bis has to be THE BEST LUNCH in DC or for that matter anywhere in the world. The variety, detail, quality, service are truly exceptional. Gazpacho, Cod, Grand Marnier Souffle are absolutely fabulous!

  2. A

    Ashley

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was so good!!! Go here!! The onion soup, cod, and soufflé!!!

  3. L

    Likegoodfood

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb food and service during restaurant week. I always love this restaurant.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Food was over-salted and over-sugared, but staff was very attentive and pleasant.

  5. PL

    PatriciaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very thoughtful wait staff keeping social distancing with excellent service. You can relax indoors or in sidewalk seating.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Restaurant week was a great experience. Good menu options, delicious food, great prices.

  7. P

    Polly

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It is restaurant week and we once again had a perfect meal from Bistro Bis. The watermelon gazpacho danced on the tongue, the cod with vegetables was fresh, healthy and delectable and the scallops were perfectly cooked. Everything is thought of: a little fabulous salt with your whipped butter makes you want to give up on low carbs. Do it. Eat that fabulous piece of bread with that butter. You can always take a long walk later. The desserts -- chocolate cake and berry cobbler -- were all that one would wish. Thank you, Bistro Bis.

  8. t

    tlrichards19

    Baltimore

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Visited during restaurant week. Service was great. With the exception of the oysters and the warm fruit cobbler which were outstanding, the food was mediocre. Had the Cobb and my friend had the crab cakes.

  9. t

    toutoften

    Washington DC

    171 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    171 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    It was a good experience all around, although the the fruit cobbler dessert which was a bit bland. The steak tartare and beef bourguignon werefabulous as was the cod and watermelon and tomato gazpacho.

  10. B

    Birthday

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I went for restaurant week Summer 2020 my daughter and I enjoyed mussels & beet salad, braised duck & chicken w/potato & carrots. Desserts were amazing. Highly recommended!🤗

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bistro Bis is my favorite place in DC. I had the crab cake appetizer, the potato-crusted cod and the Grand Mariner soufflé. Everything was delicious but the soufflé was the star. So light and fluffy and with the right amount of orange, and served with a chocolate sauce poured into the middle. I also had a lovely cocktail, the La Lavandou. It was a beautiful gin, elderflower and lavender concoction that I just loved.

  12. m

    michael

    Washington DC

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    it was restaurant week and everything was outstanding. It was good to be semi normal again. again, everything was outstanding. definitely one of washington's best.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great lunch during restaurant week and would definitely recommend checking it out.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Restaurant week visit. Solid fooo

  15. SB

    SarahB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    We had a few scallops gritty, which was a big turn off. Otherwise, a good experience. Wait staff was super.

  16. RB

    RobB

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The beef bourguignon is spectacular! A Grand Marnier souffle was to die for! Great anniversary dinner...

  17. I

    Impresario

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    I visited for Restaurant Week 2020 and had a terrific three-course lunch for $22, a GREAT value! A standout for me was the dessert, Grand Marnier Souffle. Will definitely return.

  18. KS

    KishaS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great dinner and will return. Love the crime brûlée.

  19. FZ

    FZ20782

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such good value with the restaurant week's lunch deal. Every dish is delicious.

  20. PC

    PCYinDC

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was so wonderful to be able to dine in @ Bis again! They did a fantastic job, we were totally comfortable and the food was...as always Amazing! This time I noticed souffle on the menu, which I don't recall from the past and it was absolutely to die for! Kudos to Chef Bouben, Chef Ted and the entire Bis team! <3

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Have visited many times pre COVID. Food and service still as good as ever! Lots of attention to safety. Highly recommend.

  22. L

    Lizzy

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the most delicious brunch here this morning. It was very quiet in the restaurant due to coronavirus so our server Josh was attentive and spent a lot of time answering our questions. We can’t remember the GM’s name but he was friendly and welcoming as well. I can’t say enough about the food. We ordered the mussels in the saffron cream sauce and I don’t have words to describe how good it was. Josh was amazing and kept bringing us more bread to soak up the remaining sauce. The pied du cochon Benedict was also delicious. We ate a lot of food but didn’t feel gross or bogged down afterwards like we usually do after brunch. We can’t wait to come back to have the mussels again and try more menu items, and to see Josh and the GM again.

  23. JS

    JohnS

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food, drinks and service! Highly recommend.

  24. i

    irnie

    Washington DC

    153 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    153 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was one of several delightful meals we have enjoyed at Bistro Bis. From the warm greeting we received by the hostess to the server's (Hector) introduction to the serving assistants' approach we could not have felt more welcome. The menu choices were diverse with an overall Continental flair. We and the couple with whom we dined look forward to a return visit.

  25. RM

    RobertM

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Execellent foodie experience

  26. k

    kopoba

    Tucson

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a pleasant surprise! I recently traveled to DC for a conference and met a friend at Bistro Bis for dinner. The restaurant is beautiful and the service was outstanding! The short rib bourguignon was literally to die for! I highly recommend - you will not be disappointed!

  27. FD

    FoodDiva

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The good was excellent. They did not have my reservation, but we were seated and served promptly.

  28. ER

    ElizabethR

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Our server, Olga, was excellent. Very attentive and made sure all our needs and requests were met.

  29. L

    Lana

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    The fries were cold and we had to send them back. My steak was done too well when I asked for it medium. We also were bummed that a booth was not reserved for us, despite making a reservation for a business meeting.

  30. IS

    IanS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great and the food was prepared quickly.

  31. NY

    exNYer

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    as always, found bistro bis to be one of the best restaurants in dc- not overpriced- excellent food and service- love it for lunch or dinner

  32. RG

    RossG

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious menu, attentive service, comfortable seating and quiet enough to hear your companion across the table.

  33. VJ

    VinnyJ

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was excellent

  34. CL

    ChocoLala

    New York Area

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic meal...apps, entrees, and amaaazing desserts! From start to finish, Bistro Bis was a wonderful dining experience!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    The food was very good. Our only complaint, a serious one at that, is more of a recommendation. Patrons should be asked at the start of the meal of there are any allergies. My wife and I did order carefully however at the end of the meal we were given some truffles because we didn’t receive an item we ordered. We didn’t think that one may have Nita. My wife is allergic and did have a reaction. Fortunately it was not as serious as it could h e been because she realized there were nuts as soon as she took a bite. Other than this it was a pleasant experience experience.

  36. TA

    TayeA

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    The chicken and waffle was okay. The flakey biscuits were amazing. It would have been nice if they offered chai latte.

  37. AL

    AndrewL

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bistro Bis never fails to impress. Great lunch with a colleague the right about of service so we could do business and the food was excellent. Continues to be one of my favorites!

  38. YB

    YvetteB

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our waiter was great and always good to see Brandon (bartender)!

  39. S

    Stevebob

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was outstanding. I had the Choucroute-like special (pork tenderloin, boudin blanc, and smoked sausage with sauerkraut and veggies). So delicious. It was perfect. Salads alway shine at Bistro Bis.

  40. TB

    TheBestWifey

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best place for date night or family dinner. The food was divine and the service was excellent and we felt like we were the only ones in the restaurant, even though is was Valentine's weekend.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bistro Bis offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 661-2700.

Bistro Bis is rated 4.3 stars by 3182 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    New Jersey & North Capitol

  • Neighborhood

    Capitol Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Garage parking is available across the street in the Hall of States Building.<br />There is also street parking, when available.

  • Public transit

    Union Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Edward Walker

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 661-2700

  • Catering

    Our sister restaurants, Vidalia and Woodward Table do off-premise catering. Please contact Rachel Forester at Vidalia for more information 202-659-1990

  • Private party facilities

    Email sbuben@bistrobis.com with your private event request.

  • Private party contact

    Tony Fischer: (202) 661-2701

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