Westend Bistro DC

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$31 to $50
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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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving family style dinner menu in Westend Bistro, while listening to live music. Thursday, November 28. Reservations available from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. $95 per adult, $45 per child, ages 12 and under. For reservations email Carlene.Kerp@ritzcartlon.com

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Spend quality time with loved ones and enjoy a delectable special dinner in Westend Bistro. Tuesday, December 24. from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $95 per adult, $45 per child, ages 12 and under. For Reservation Email Carlene.Kerp@ritzcarlton.com

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Start Christmas day on a delicious note with a leisurely breakfast buffet offered at Westend Bistro. Wednesday, December 25 from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. $48 per adult, $24 per child, ages 12 and under. *Westend Bistro closed after 12 p.m.For reservation email Carlene.Kerp@ritzcarlton.com

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate the end of the year with a four-course prix fixe dinner in Westend Bistro. Tuesday, December 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. $120 per person. For reservation email Carlene.Kerp@ritzcarlton.com

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1685 People Are Saying
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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is excellent and friendly.
I had the mussels ...wonderful!

MK
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the scallops were superb. Best meal i have had this year.

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and dining experience. Excellent food.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Speacial guest

M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I booked the table for a business meeting. We were given a booth which was very private and nice and quite, so perfect for the meeting. The food was excellent, but not over the top fancy; just appropriate for a business lunch. It is rather privy though (lobster roll at USD 28).

AE
Naples
22 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Very spartan atmosphere. Food average. More cafeteria style than a typical Ritz Carlton

G
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Good for lunch but not for dinner. Bucatini is great. Dinner plates are so underwhelming and not well prepared or paired. Duck breast tasted like it was soaked in soy.

BC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
11 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was a step above normal hotel food which is

OT
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was great.

L
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food5service4ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fish over cooked otherwise a very good dining experience

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Y
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

F
Pittsburgh
23 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
48 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On vacation as a recommendation. Excellent

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JD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Reunion
With family
Great vibe
Great service alll around

SK
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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
12 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente comida. Es caro, pero de máxima excelencia

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EV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good. Great service.
People nice.

e
New England
44 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentine’s Day

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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
146 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MM
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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.