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About Westend Bistro DC
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.
Washington, DC 20037
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 11:30am to 2:30pm
Westend Bistro is closed Saturday and Sunday for Lunch.
Sunday, 11:00am to 2:30pm
Tuesday - Thursday, 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday, 5:30pm to 11:00pm
Westend Bistro is closed Sunday and Monday for Dinner.
22nd and M
$31 to $50
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Foggy Bottom Metro
Chef Alvin Dela Cruz
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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Westend Bistro DC Ratings and Reviews
Really enjoyed this Bistro within the Ritz-Carleton. Benjamin our waiter was very accommodating and enjoyable. Food was delicious. The salmon was cooked to perfection and seasoned just right. The Lamb was also well prepared and presented. Music was just the right level and did not interfere with conversation. Dessert was less fulfilling - although Bailey's Irish cream ice cream sounded great, there was little flavor to it. Great spot to go to prior to a Kennedy center performance. I will be back!
Romantic ambiance in a quiet, lowkey setting. This restaurant is not for the faint of heart. Located inside the Ritz Carlton, Westend Bistro provides an upscale dining experience with impeccable, breathtaking dishes. It was obvious the chefs enjoy their jobs as every plate was thoughtful, beautifully crafted, and seasoned to perfection with unique tastes. I can confidently say I’ve never tasted anything quite like what I ate at Westend. Everything was so different, yet yummy. I cleaned my plate every single course. Their New Year’s Eve four course special was amazing, I felt like I was on a Food Network competition with the quality of the dishes I received. My only complaint is that I wish they offered four course specials year round like their New Year one.
On our first visit to the Ritz-Carlton, D.C., we enjoyed the prix fixe New Year's Eve menu. The meal consisted of four courses beginning with a refreshing organic winter green salad and a full-bodied roasted chestnut soup. This was followed by a perfectly seared scallop with a pear and butternut combo topped lightly with caviar. The main entrée was a delectable filet mignon and Maine lobster dish accompanied with foraged mushrooms, a bed of silky smooth heirloom fingerling mashed potatoes, and red wine jus.
For dessert, we indulged in a decadent chocolate pomegranate parfait with a chocolate sabayon drizzle melted over a white chocolate dome. Quite the presentation.
All in all, the food portions were perfect, the fare was delicious, and the service was 100%.
Kudos to both chefs Dela Cruz and Quinn and greatest of thanks to our topnotch server Dennis.
The accommodations made by all staff including the restaurant manager, Zachary were impeccable.
Thank you for a wonderful evening and making this a night to remember, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Ritz and will surely be back.
My friends and I dined here for New Year’s eve and discovered it was prix fixe. The selections were great and I liked the simplicity of the menu. The food was excellent, and so was the service. We wished we were in a better location as far as seating but now I know which table to request the next time I visit!
Slightly underwhelming. Did not match the vibe and sophistication of the rest of the hotel. Food was good but could have been better for the price. However the service was excellent. All of the staff were very friendly and attentive, especially our server (I think his name was Troy)
How is it possible to botch a green salad? My starter was a handful of wilted standard greens and packaged kale with weird cream and a tasteless dressing. Just awful. My vegetarian main course of rice and cauliflower was pretty much all rice. Mushy/over cooked. Portion was tiny - more like an appetizer. If you are going to have a fancy open kitchen and the pretense of chefs the food should be better than a diner! Parking was $30. We self parked - apparently valet is validated but self park was not. No way to know that so we got stuck with that too. At the ritz, there is no excuse! Of course waiters lovely and room very nice. But food absolutely shameful.
I made the OpenTable reservation for a large group that I was hosting. When I called to confirm and discuss special arrangements, the general manager handled my call, met with me prrsonally, and checked on all the arrangements. The food and service were wonderful and my guests were relaxed and happy. Though this was my first experience with Westend Bistro, Zach and his team made me feel like I was a long-time and valued customer. Thank you!
This was my fav restaurant in the west End, but I’m not a fan of the new menu in terms of selection or taste. Calamari was fishy, burger was over cooked (don’t waste your time with the bone marrow option). The only highlight was side salad with peppers and watermelon radishes. Companions largely were in agreement.
Hostess was very friendly and seated us at a window booth - prime location and not to mention great people watching. We were told the new Fall Menu had just been released and let me tell you Chef Alvin didn’t disappoint!
We started with the Baked Goat Cheese and the Charcuterie Plate. I’ve never met a charcuterie plate I didn’t like but the real winner was the Baked Goat Cheese...I can’t even begin to describe, it’s the perfect fall starter paired with a nice glass of wine! We then ordered entrees...I ordered the Pork Chop and my boyfriend ordered the Ribeye. Both were flavorful and cooked to perfection. The pork chop came with heirloom mixed beans - I’m not much of a beans fan so we also ordered a side of the brussels sprouts and bone marrow mashed potatoes just in case. The beans ended up being better than anticipated, and they mixed in some bacon pieces so who can complain! The brussels sprouts also had some bacon pieces which was a nice surprise - I could have eaten the whole thing myself - a must order for the table! The Ribeye was cooked perfectly (medium rare, as requested) and paired perfectly with the celery root purée (don’t tell my boyfriend that’s what he ate).
As mentioned, our table was great for people watching, but little did we know so many people we knew would see us! So we ended up having a few party crashers join us at various points throughout the evening and our Server was beyond accommodating - bringing extra wine glasses and setups, and barring with us through a longer than anticipated dinner service, he was excellent! I believe his name was Sean.
Zach (Restaurant Manager) and Ryan (Sommelier) were very friendly and helped us make all of our selections throughout the evening. I’m a big “What do you recommend?” orderer so they didn’t not disappoint. Highly recommend their recommendations!
All in all, one of the best date nights I’ve had in awhile - amazing food and wonderful service!
Thank you Westend Bistro!
This is an amazing restaurant with great food!!!!! Raul was our waiter and his service was exsquisite!! We really enjoyed celebrating my friend's birthday and she had an amazing time that she will never forget. We will never forget our visit and look greatly to our next visit.
I had a business lunch at Westend Bistro. Food was a big disappointment, especially the salad which was soaked with an awful dressing. It ended up back in the kitchen after two bites.
The desert was the size of one bite. This place is overpriced for what you get. I will not be back.
We were celebrating a family birthday with brunch before a show at the Kennedy Center. The food was outstanding and the service was the best I've had in recent years. Our server went above and beyond to make our experience very special. I'd highly recommend going to this under-appreciated gem!
Just returned from having a very nice 27th Anniversary at West End Bistro.(Washington D.C.) Very nice interior. A perfect place for any occasion. From our Waiter Ben to Chef Yolanda and the kitchen staff and the waiter staff made this day all the more "SPECIAL". Our order from the appetizers of Pea Soup and The Burrata were fantastic. Our dinner choices were Lobster Gnocchi and the aged Ribeye was absolutely cooked to PERFECTION. I can't Thank the Staff and the West End Bistro Staff for their professionalism and most friendly staff I have ever encounter. We have traveled from California and will never forget our wonderful experience at West End Bistro. Congratulations West End Bistro. I highly recommend this place to everyone.
Last Easter (2016) we went out of town and I spent 2 months trying to find the perfect place to take a rather large group to brunch. I scoured every rating site, blog and any other opinion i could find on line and among people I know from Philly. The availability of good information left me grasping and fortunately I guessed at a place that turned out to be decent (but I have to imagine there were much better options i just couldn't find). It led me to take my reviews more seriously since I eat out a lot and appreciate good info from other frequent diners. I worked hard to find a great place for Easter Brunch this year in my hometown, and hit the jackpot with Westend Bistro. There was so much food of every variety (tremendous salad bar, carving stations, raw bar, belgian waffles and omelets made to order) that we couldn't get to everything we wanted. The dessert tables were spectacular and the care they took in the presentation was totally impressive. The meal also came with bottomless mimosas and Bloody Mary's that were really good. It was simply outstanding, as were the staff who made the experience even better. I cant say enough good things about it and as soon as they begin taking reservations for Easter 2018, I will make ours. HIGHLY recommend.
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