Westend Bistro DC

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1700 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.
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4.0based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.0
service
3.9
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSatisfied
Raleigh
53 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & excellent service. Would be happy to return. But certainly not cheap.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, excellent service, lovely atmosphere. Great place to have a business meal.

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GerryJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very classy, elegant, quiet, and with great food. I would go there again.

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vipQuirkyBlackMan
Philadelphia
137 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food atmosphere and service. Trendy DC restaurant with typical prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was probably one of the best meals I have ever had and my wife and brother felt the same way as well.

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vipjanel
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Had a surprisingly excellent meal here on Sat night. Everyplace else nearby was booked and went here by default but was glad I did. Both the burrata cheese and pasta dish and the mushroom risotto were delicious. would come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went there for a late valentines dinner, the food was very good, our server was wonderful, the noise level was fairly moderate it got a little busy the later we stayed. We would definitely have dinner here again.

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allisonm
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The food was excellent and our waiter was good, however the hostess was not very welcoming and then they refused to validate for parking even though on open table it says nothing about only validating for valet. Also the ambiance was that of a hotel restaurant rather than an upscale restaurant.

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vipFancyNancy
Washington DC
90 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made the reservation thinking it was Rasika West End. When the email confirmation came I realized it was not. Rasika does not use Open Table. So we looked at the menu out of curiosity and thought it look good so we kept the reservation. Definitely glad we did! From walking in the door to leaving the staff was engaging, helpful and friendly. They had a very nice wine by the glass menu. More to choose from then most places. We had a charcuterie for an appetizer which was perfect. Both of us ordered the Halibut- over the top amazing! Ice cream for dessert was compliments of the Chef. It was a delightful evening and we now have a new restaurant to add to our repertoire!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great service, delicious food, Ambiance was excellent. I would go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the team that serve everyone and the food is fantastic and priced appropriately

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Attentive service and a special birthday wish for my dat on the dessert plate!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable. Enjoyed breakfast with the family — staff was very accommodating to food allergies. Food was also very well done.

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vipAlisonE
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

My husband and I went here for New Year's Eve. I had to go through extra steps just to reserve (Open Table wasn't enough), including sending in a 1-page hotel form which asked for more info than they needed just to put a hold on our credit card. The music selections all had very repetitive rhythms and not much melody, which became a little annoying after a while (pounding bass and drums all evening is not a good dinner ambiance). The temperature near the windows cycles between comfortable and too cold. We spent over $350 total and while the food and service were good, I didn't think the whole experience was THAT good. I am unlikely to return to this restaurant.

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vipAdrienneG
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I don't prefer to dine in hotel restaurants so when booking on open table I was not fully aware it was inside the Ritz Carlton. At least it was in a great location with a wonderful bonus of bottomless brunch mimosa options reasonably priced. Service was top notch.

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vipNick
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Thanksgiving special meal, special $$$. Thoroughly disappointed, but the manager did comp the meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MonaK
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and dining experience. Excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Speacial guest

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Megan
Washington DC
9 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).

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vipAEC1
Naples
22 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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

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vipGiana
New York Area
17 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.

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BruceC
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.

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Kelly
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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
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!

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Jeff
Washington DC
15 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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipDave
New York Area
50 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.

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viprebekahe
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was a step above normal hotel food which is

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
38 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

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OpenTable Diner
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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was great.

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vipLouham
St. Louis
21 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.

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vipKatiaT
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.

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vipVickiS
Denver
15 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!

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DRJBG
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fish over cooked otherwise a very good dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipYoko
Washington DC
12 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

FAQs

Westend Bistro DC is rated 4 stars by 1700 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.