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Westend Bistro DC

4.0
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1650 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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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast
    Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am
    Sat, Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm
    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
    Dinner
    Wed–Fri 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 974-4900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Pedro Baroso

  • Catering

    Westend Bistro introduces casual seasonal menus that are simple to understand, yet boast vibrant personality and contemporary twists on local ingredients.

  • Neighborhood

    West End

  • Cross street

    22nd and M

  • Parking details

    $8 Valet Parking Discount

  • Public transit

    Foggy Bottom Metro

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Small Plates

  • Butternut Squash Soup$12.00

    Chestnuts, Maple Whip

    • Artisanal Cheese and Charcuterie$18.00

      Chef's Selection of Cured Meats, Cheeses, Cornichons, House Made Jam

      • Bread and Spreads$12.00

        House Made Flat Bread, Yellow Split Pea Spread, Sun-Dried Tomato

        • Creamy Chesapeake Rock Fish Ceviche$19.00

          Poached Prawn, Cancha, Choclo, Sweet Potato, Creamy Leche de Tigre

          • Heirloom Tomato Caprese$16.00

            Mozzarella Spread, Pesto, Raspberry Reduction

            • Lobster Salad$34.00

              Frisee Lettuce, Chives, Sorrento Lemon Olive Oil

              • Mediterranean Octopus$16.00

                Smoked Pepper Honey, Crispy Yucca, Piquillo Peppers

                • PEI Mussels$14.00

                  House Made Harissa, Country Bread

                  • Mushroom Risotto$23.00

                    Porcini Mushrooms, Black Truffle, Parmesan

                    For the Table

                    $8

                    • Corn Succotash

                      • Fingerling Potatoes

                        • Herb Truffle Fries

                          • Mixed Green Salad

                            • Olives and Hearts of Palm Warm Salad

                              • Wild Rice

                                Entrées

                                • Bucatini con Pomodoro e Burrata$26.00

                                  San Marzano Roasted Tomato, Basil

                                  • Chef's Signature Painted Hills Short Ribs$36.00

                                    Roasted Heirloom Carrots, Herbed Greens, Guajillo Glaze

                                    • Day Boat Scallops$32.00

                                      English Peas, Fennel, Shaved Asparagus, Frisée Salad

                                      • Filet Mignon (8 oz)$42.00

                                        Fingerling Potatoes with Fresh Herbs, Heirloom Tomatoes, Pickled Onions

                                        • Flores Farms Carrot Mélange$26.00

                                          Wild Rice Pilaf, Pistachio, Carrot Ginger Reduction

                                          • Joyce Farms Half Chicken$30.00

                                            Corn Succotash, Fresh Fava, Lemon Thyme Pan Jus

                                            • Ora King Salmon$34.00

                                              Asparagus, Olives, Warm Hearts of Palm Salad, Blood Orange Vinaigrette

                                              • Rohan Duck Breast$34.00

                                                Wild Rice Pilaf, Pistachio, Carrot Ginger Reduction

                                                • Seven Hills Farms Rib Eye (12 Oz.)$53.00

                                                  Country Buttered Mashed Potato, Grilled Broccolini, Red Wine Jus

                                                  • Wild Atlantic Halibut$38.00

                                                    Summer Squash, Saffron Reduction

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                                                    What 1,650 people are saying

                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                    4.0
                                                    4 based on all time ratings
                                                    • 4.1Food
                                                    • 4Service
                                                    • 3.9Ambience
                                                    • 3.9Value

                                                    NoiseModerate

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                                                      Satisfied

                                                      Raleigh

                                                      55 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      55 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 7, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                    2. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Washington DC

                                                      15 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      15 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 5, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                    3. GJ

                                                      GerryJ

                                                      Washington DC

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 3, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                    4. QB

                                                      QuirkyBlackMan

                                                      Philadelphia

                                                      146 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      146 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 3, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                    5. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Tampa

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      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.

                                                    6. j

                                                      janel

                                                      Washington DC

                                                      9 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      9 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.

                                                    7. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      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.

                                                    8. a

                                                      allisonm

                                                      Washington DC

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      3.0

                                                      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.

                                                    9. FN

                                                      FancyNancy

                                                      Washington DC

                                                      100 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      100 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 14, 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!

                                                    10. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Washington DC

                                                      16 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      16 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 5, 2020

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience5

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

                                                    11. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Washington DC

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on January 30, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                    12. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Washington DC

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on January 22, 2020

                                                      overall5food4service5ambience4

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

                                                    13. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Washington DC

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      7 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.

                                                    14. AE

                                                      AlisonE

                                                      Washington DC

                                                      70 reviews

                                                      3.0

                                                      70 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.

                                                    15. AG

                                                      AdrienneG

                                                      Denver

                                                      11 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      11 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.

                                                    16. N

                                                      Nick

                                                      Richmond

                                                      11 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      1.0

                                                      11 reviews

                                                      Dined on November 29, 2019

                                                      overall1food1service2ambience2

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

                                                    17. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Washington DC

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      Dined on November 8, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                    18. MK

                                                      MonaK

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on October 25, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                    19. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Washington DC

                                                      16 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      16 reviews

                                                      Dined on October 23, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Lovely atmosphere and dining experience. Excellent food.

                                                    20. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Washington DC

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on October 19, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Speacial guest

                                                    21. M

                                                      Megan

                                                      Washington DC

                                                      9 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      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).

                                                    22. AE

                                                      AEC1

                                                      Naples

                                                      25 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      3.0

                                                      25 reviews

                                                      Dined on September 14, 2019

                                                      overall3food3service3ambience2

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

                                                    23. G

                                                      Giana

                                                      New York Area

                                                      18 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      1.0

                                                      18 reviews

                                                      Dined on August 31, 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.

                                                    24. BC

                                                      BruceC

                                                      Washington DC

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      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.

                                                    25. K

                                                      Kelly

                                                      Washington DC

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      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!

                                                    26. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      St. Louis

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      2.0

                                                      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.

                                                    27. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Washington DC

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      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!

                                                    28. J

                                                      Jeff

                                                      Washington DC

                                                      15 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      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.

                                                    29. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      New York Area

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      3.0

                                                      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.

                                                    30. D

                                                      Dave

                                                      New York Area

                                                      53 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      53 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.

                                                    31. r

                                                      rebekahe

                                                      Columbus

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on June 16, 2019

                                                      overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                      It was a step above normal hotel food which is

                                                    32. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      New York Area

                                                      38 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      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

                                                    33. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Unspecified

                                                      1 review

                                                      3.0

                                                      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

                                                    34. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on June 8, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      The service was excellent and the food was great.

                                                    35. L

                                                      Louham

                                                      St. Louis

                                                      21 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      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.

                                                    36. KM

                                                      KatM

                                                      Washington DC

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      3.0

                                                      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.

                                                    37. VS

                                                      VickiS

                                                      Denver

                                                      17 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      17 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!

                                                    38. DR

                                                      DRJBG

                                                      Orlando

                                                      17 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      17 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 30, 2019

                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                      Fish over cooked otherwise a very good dining experience

                                                    39. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Washington DC

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 24, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                    40. Y

                                                      Yoko

                                                      Washington DC

                                                      13 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      3.0

                                                      13 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

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                                                    Westend Bistro DC is rated 4 stars by 1650 OpenTable diners

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                                                    • Cross street

                                                      22nd and M

                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                      West End

                                                    • Hours of operation

                                                      Breakfast
                                                      Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am
                                                      Sat, Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm
                                                      Lunch
                                                      Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
                                                      Dinner
                                                      Wed–Fri 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

                                                    • Cuisines

                                                      Bistro, American

                                                    • Dining style

                                                      Casual Elegant

                                                    • Dress code

                                                      Business Casual

                                                    • Parking details

                                                      $8 Valet Parking Discount

                                                    • Public transit

                                                      Foggy Bottom Metro

                                                    • Payment options

                                                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                    • Executive chef

                                                      Pedro Baroso

                                                    • Additional

                                                      Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                    • Phone number

                                                      (202) 974-4900

                                                    • Catering

                                                      Westend Bistro introduces casual seasonal menus that are simple to understand, yet boast vibrant personality and contemporary twists on local ingredients.

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