Westend Bistro DC
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.
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!
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.
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!
Had a very good meal with excellent service. Good place to have a meal and conversation. Not noisy even when busy.
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.
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.
It was a step above normal hotel food which is
E everything was wonderful . Foo was delicious, Ted our waiter was attentive,friendly and knowledgeable. Over ir was great experience would eat there again
Steak was over cooked, service could have been a bit better; we had to ask for silverware
The service was excellent and the food was great.
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.
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.
We ordered the Halibut - AMAZING!! Starting with drinks at the bar to dessert - just a wonderful dining experience. We’ll be back!
Fish over cooked otherwise a very good dining experience
Wonderful dining experience, just what we were looking for. Extremely friendly and attentive staff. Thanks.
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
We have a fabulous dinner! The service was spectacular and the ambience was great. All around a great evening!!!
I visited two days in a row. The food and service were amazing both times. I’ll be back!
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.
On vacation as a recommendation. Excellent
Great service alll around
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.
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.
Excelente comida. Es caro, pero de máxima excelencia
All good. Great service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Really has an enjoyably dinner. Great drinks and food. Dessert was awesome as well.
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.
Amazing service! Amazing food!
The food was very salty and very poorly prepared expensive for what it was
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!
This place was ok, was expecting better to be honest.
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.
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.
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.