Westend Bistro DC

4.4
1639 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Bistro
Discover Westend Bistro, an award-winning American bistro located in Washington, D.C.’s trendy West End.
Our dedicated culinary team presents updated bistro classics, infusing modern and traditional techniques inspired by the seasons.
The focus is on the ingredients, culled from fresh, quality produce from the farms and fields of Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Bistro
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Hours of operation
Breakfast:
Monday-Friday, 6:30am to 10:30am
Saturday-Sunday, 7:00am to 12:00pm

Lunch:
Monday - Friday, 11:30am to 2:30pm
Westend Bistro is closed Saturday and Sunday for Lunch.

Brunch:
Sunday, 11:00am to 2:30pm

Dinner:
Tuesday - Saturday, 5:30pm to 10:00pm

Bar:
Bar close one hour after kitchen

Westend Bistro is closed Sunday and Monday for Dinner.
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Phone number
(202) 974-4900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Alvin Dela Cruz
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
22nd and M
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Parking details
$8 with Validation
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Public transit
Foggy Bottom Metro
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Special events & promotions
Please send event inquiries to info@westendbistrodc.com
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Tue - Sat 5:30PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 11:30PM

What 1639 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My date and I had steaks and cocktails the other night. Service was very good and the food was excellent. The atmosphere is cozy. I always enjoy it there.

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MC
Omaha
29 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great spot for dinner, relatively good value by DC standards. Food is always well prepared and expertly served.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch service and amazing food. Strongly recommend!

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JM
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great and the food was amazing. Would definitely recommend this restaurant for special occasions.

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R
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Westend Bistro more than lives up to its reputation as a fine dining experience at reasonable prices. The main dishes were beautifully prepared and just the right size (we ate short ribs, lamb ragu, filet de boef, and a vegetarian dish). The ambience is not fancy but lovely, and the service is unobtrusive but very helpful. (We found the music too loud, and the manager promptly turned it down.) The wines were excellent and fairly priced. Will definitely return to this five-star bistro.

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R
Cincinnati
77 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice dinner across the street from our hotel. I had the salmon and kale salad. My husband enjoyed his half roast chicken which was boneless and easy to eat. We shared the mushrooms. They were okay. Service was good. It wasn’t busy at all because we were eating early the day before Thanksgiving.

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KM
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was poor. Food was average. Would not go back. Very disappointing for a Ritz Carlton restaurant.

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RL
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef’s Table experience was perfect!

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C
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff very friendly. Food was excellent. Environment warm and inviting. I was looking for a place to eat with close friends celebrating a birthday and this spot hit the mark.

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JD
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff was attentive and courteous. Lamb ragu and short ribs were amazing. The grilled octopus was exceptional.

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m
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful dining experience..we would absolutely go there again!!

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OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Lamb Ragu. Great Chardonnay.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderfully pleasant, including our arrival and departure. Everyone greeted us on the way to the table. The meal was delicious and brought to us within reasonable time. What added topping to the cake was that we were offered umbrellas upon departure for loan (without leaving anything of value) because it was raining outside. The customer service experience was truly exceptional!

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EP
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had good food, but I was hoping for a little more being attached to the Ritz-Carlton. Our waitress was very good, but we had a table at the window where passersby could watch us eat.

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J
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding spot for pre-Kennedy Center meal. Everything was great, especially our waiter. As advertised!

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T
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We ordered a couple cocktails which were ok and ordered a mixed greens salad which was nice and I got short ribs which were perfect falling apart and a side of the truffle and herb frites which were so yummy my friend stole half the plate! My friend got the pork chops and said he has had better. For dessert we had the pear and cherry crumble and it was presented well and tasted good too after a cup of coffee we set back out in the rain. A pleasant restaurant and the host even gave us an umbrella as we stepped out in the pouring rain.

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JC
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were headed to the Kennedy Center and each thought the other had made a reservation. oops! Using Open Table we found the closest spot, within walking distance from our location, that could seat us FAST! We were pleasantly surprised that Westend Bistro was located in the Ritz Carlton, and was much nicer than we expected on such short notice! We were thrilled with our appetizer, entrees and wine list. Glad we stumbled upon this gem. Oh, and our server was amazing! Highly recommend!

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CE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu items. Enjoyed the buffet. Service was very good. The chef at the omelet station was very friendly and makes a great omelet! She even remembered what I wanted from the day before. I was impressed! She brings it to your table when ready, rather than having you stand there waiting.

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A
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

The food is amazing, but the service was just plain bad. The assistant waiter plunked down the water in front of us without making eye contact or any attempt to connect. We might has well have been wooden posts. The lead waiter seemed distracted with too many tables to manage. The service was extremely slow and unresponsive.

The food was fabulous, so it's sad the service is so awful. We will not be going back.

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CE
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very tasty, staff very friendly and professional. Never had to wait long between food courses. We wanted shrimp cocktail that was not on the restaurant menu, but the waiter was able to provide it from the room service kitchen. Great service. Great entree presentation.

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WF
Washington DC
206 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect setting for friends to dine and chat. Salmon was very good. The crab appetizer was average. Highly recommend for a nice, elegant, dinner in a casual setting.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Visiting family.

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SF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

The smoked salmon was bland/average. It was a busy Sunday brunch. Fortunately, I had a reservation. Unfortunately, I was treated as a second or third thought during the meal.

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S
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was very professional and wine/ dinner were very good.
George

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H
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal

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BS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had not been back for a couple years and boy what a change. Excellent menu and great service. Food was amazing...highly recommend.

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IM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food ended up being very good but we were disappointed because the online menu was not the menu we were served. No cornbread madeleines, no avocado toast. Sunday brunch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very pleased
Moved indoors after local rain storm

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JB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Overpriced. Not good enough for the price. Wasn't impressed with the small plates. Short ribs were great though.

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SK
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! We were on a time crunch and they were very accommodating. Really nice staff.

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SE
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely time. The view was perfect. The food...divine. Service was warm. See you again soon!

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M
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I expected more from a restaurant in the Ritz. Service was very nice, but the food was basic and definitely not worth the high prices. I had a mediocre strip steak with a very tiny portion of vegetables -- very forgettable at $48. This is a bistro with inflated prices. Probably convenient if you're a guest at the hotel, but I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Scallops were good and the salmon needed a little rework but the wait staff came through

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LV
Washington DC
314 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Local burrata and rockfish were excellent. Wine pours were a little light. Avoid the key lime pie dessert. Great al fresco dining if you don't mind the sirens. Service was excellent.

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HC
Dallas
348 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. Easter Sunday Brunch was exceptional, although expensive at $105 per adult, plus an additional $20 for a Mimosa. I highly recomend this restaurant.

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RM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful place to enjoy great food along with concerned service and pleasant ambiance. I must say I miss the incredibly Tuna Cappacio that use to be on the menu maybe they’ll consider bringing it back.

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TT
Chicago
115 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food AND outstanding service. Seldom is a “Hotel restaurant” this good. Worth returning to.

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LA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Westend’s booths. They provide the necessary privacy for either a business or personal conversation this is a “go to” spot for me.

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t
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot to eat

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G
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Lunch and brunch menus are good. Dinner menu not so much.

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