Westend Bistro DC

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1678 reviews
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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.

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BC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

An EXCELLENT go-to place for any meal... professional meeting, casual meal or especially brunch too on days it is offered. Valet parking comped to a very reasonable rate - and super convenient - is an added plus that keeps me coming back.

K
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The West End Bistro, located inside the Ritz Carlton DC (1150 22nd Street, NW) was fantastic. Our server, Michael, was attentive but gave us our space to enjoy the meal and celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. He, and the rest of the staff at the restaurant, made our evening special with a glass a champagne and a "Happy 25th Anniversary" on our dessert! My husband had the ribeye and I had the halibut. Both were wonderful! I would highly recommend this restaurant!

OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Overwhelmingly mediocre food. Ordered duck and they didn’t cut off sinew so I had a grey, translucent piece of meat. Salmon was just blah. Not bad, not good, just whatever.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal! Chicken was so crispy. Scallops perfectly seared! Only suggestion would be to lower the lights. Too bright over the table. Otherwise excellent experience!

J
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a very good meal with excellent service. Good place to have a meal and conversation. Not noisy even when busy.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Average. PEI Mussels came with 4 giant pieces of toast and no sauce. Just a drizzle of sauce over the mussels. Seemed like the male was missed here.

D
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We originally had a reservation outside but it was too warm and the hostess was accommodating and gave us a nice booth inside. Service was good and the Joyce free range chicken was amazing. Nice glass off Cabernet to accompany my meal. Overall a very good experience.

r
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

It was a step above normal hotel food which is

OT
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

E everything was wonderful . Foo was delicious, Ted our waiter was attentive,friendly and knowledgeable. Over ir was great experience would eat there again

Thanks,
Michele

OT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Steak was over cooked, service could have been a bit better; we had to ask for silverware

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent and the food was great.

L
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Location and venue were both terrific, the food was perfect and well executed by our most amazing waiter Juan Carlos. Booked here without much prior knowledge of the restaurant and were pleasantly rewarded by a comfortable environment, friendly staff and excellent food. Our waiter was an absolute pro who made the experience memorable.

KT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Boyfriends parents were in town. Good food and pretty patio. But music was kind of loud on one side and the heaters on the other side were unbearable. It was 85+ degrees outside and TWO heaters were on and when we asked if they could be turned off they said no. If I hadn’t been with my boyfriends older parents who couldn’t walk much farther, I would’ve left right then and there. What a stupid policy in the summer. I understand that it looks cool but it is so uncomfortable and impractical. Service was slow getting drinks and food.

VS
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered the Halibut - AMAZING!! Starting with drinks at the bar to dessert - just a wonderful dining experience. We’ll be back!

DR
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fish over cooked otherwise a very good dining experience

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience, just what we were looking for. Extremely friendly and attentive staff. Thanks.

Y
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The house specialty, short ribs, were chewy, mushy and not good. The service was lackluster, grumpy and intrusive. I would most definitely NOT recommend this restaurant

JM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have a fabulous dinner! The service was spectacular and the ambience was great. All around a great evening!!!

t
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I visited two days in a row. The food and service were amazing both times. I’ll be back!

F
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ted was our waiter. He was fabulous. He was attentive and explained the menu to us. He also was able to accommodate our needs with the final bill. The portions were just right--we like portions to be manageable.

EC
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On vacation as a recommendation. Excellent

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JD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Reunion
With family
Great vibe
Great service alll around

SK
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent and the food was good but I was surprised that the menu did not have
any entrees. I enjoyed the meal and will return but it would be nice to have an option of
something other than a sandwich or salad.

G
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Chef is excellent and we had an amazing meal from the start of a delicious musee bouche to a fabulous dessert! My friend had the sea bass and I had the vegetarian meal. Both were superb. The wine list was wonderful and we each had a glass of very delicious white wine. Service was impeccable as soon as we were seated. The server was friendly and very knowledgeable. Everything about West End Bistro is top notch. I highly recommend it to you if you want a great meal, wine and ambiance.

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente comida. Es caro, pero de máxima excelencia

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EV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All good. Great service.
People nice.

e
New England
44 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Tough night. One of the least interesting charcuterie plates. Dry, limited. My filet came out cold, was sent back, came out cold again and was sent back for a third try. Not good. Management did end up comping my main but things spiraled out of control.

TM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fast service at lunch when we told the waiter we had a time constraint. Still had time for delicious lunch and dessert in less than an hour. Excellent salmon sandwich.

GR
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Valentine’s Day

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Modern fine dining decor and atmosphere combine with warm and familiar service to make an excellent first impression. The octopus appetizer was superb but our entrees, lamb ragu and striped bass were not as impressive. The flavors all seemed muted as if to avoid offense of being original. The goat cheese cheesecake was the same. Overall it was an enjoyable evening but not significantly inspirational.

SB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The Westend Bistro was a huge disappointment. It was our first time there and we invited friends for what we expected to be a delightful dinner. The waiter couldn't explain what were some ingredients on the menu and told us to Google them. Next when we were ordering a bottle of wine, our guest (who is quite versed in wines), asked a question about the wines. The waiter said there is no sommelier and "your guess is as good as mine". We asked for someone who might know the wines and the person who came also told us to Google the wines. I was shocked at the level of service. Also, well after we finished our meal, it took a long time for them to clear the plates and they never wiped the crumbs. . This is supposed to be an upscale restaurant in Westend. It was below average and the service was the worst I have seen. I will not return.

S
Chicago
136 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really has an enjoyably dinner. Great drinks and food. Dessert was awesome as well.

MM
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was weak. Food arrived before drinks and my entree was warm at best. It almost felt like it had been prepared before I ordered it. Waiter was nice but not there when we needed him. We sat at a booth, three of us, for a biz conversation. It was private and good for an important conversation.

LW
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service! Amazing food!

L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was very salty and very poorly prepared expensive for what it was

LB
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We eat at West End Bistro annually after Christmas and this year (our 7th) was the best yet. The cocktails were delicious and generous, the wine was very affordable and our meals were exceptional. It was a quite night and the service was just outstanding. We will definitely be coming back next year!

KA
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This place was ok, was expecting better to be honest.

P
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good casual dining. Food is well prepared and a choice to suit wide range of tastes on the menu. Service friendly and helpful. Seating comfortable.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best customer service. So warm and friendly. I love eating there. The menu isn’t very big, which is typical for fine dining but what they make, they make perfectly.

E
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
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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