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Bistro Cacao

320 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
+1 202-546-4737
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Open Now
11:30 - 22:00 Hours
French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
320 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great food, excellent service and charming environment sums up this romantic bistro. The cost was reasonable. The bill was $62 after tax for 3 people for lunch. The staff are all smiles and seem to genuinely want you to feel at home. The salads were...More

Thank LucyJojo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was amazing! Pheasant Pâté on the menu! Loved the cozy table, staff was wonderful. A must visit when in DC.

Thank vannessae2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had only been here for lunch during the week and sat outside. So I was greatly surprised after waking up the steep iron stairs of the old town house to realize that this is actually 3 townhouses that have been converted to the French...More

Thank cfuller603
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended to this restaurant by a young couple sitting next to us last week at another restaurant. It was well worth the trip from Maryland. The rooms are quiet and intimate. The service (Manuel) was outstanding. The wine was reasonable priced. The food...More

Thank RonFG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We met friends from NC here when we visited DC. Not pretentious, just excellent food, an extensive list of French wines, and attentive, personal service.

Thank Greg G
Reviewed 10 August 2018

The ambiance is quite lovely. we were in one of the rooms that was decorated as you would imagine a French Bistro to be. Enjoyed the bottomless Mimosas and the food was great. I had the hanger steak and it was wonderful. nice cut of...More

Thank chache47
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We had a nice brunch. The steak and eggs was good, unfortunately the eggs were over cooked but the steak was cooked perfectly. The omelettes and eggs our friends had were really well prepared. We ordered the pastry basket which was disappointing for a French...More

Thank Carla F
Reviewed 16 July 2018

I was charged with choosing the restaurant for my lady friend and I and wanting something romantic chose Bistro Cacao. The food was okay but the place is really dated and is in a desperate need of a renovation. With all of the places in...More

Thank William15222
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

My fiance and I came here for our Valentine's day. I love French food, so I was so excited to come. I liked when we got there the toke our coats. We were seated in the back corner, which was ok since I like to...More

Thank Nicole L
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We were surprised to receive great service and food. We were in town for the Smithsonian Weekend. After a terrible experience at Cuba Libre we returned home to our Airbnb and called in to the nearby restaurant. It honestly couldn’t have been better. Despite being...More

Thank DuncanK1
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Questions & Answers
9 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from lmw4410 | Reviewed this property |
They have many options that do not have gluten.
27 March 2015|
Response from PHill93003 |
Just found the answer to my own question on their website. Business casual.
Frances P
7 February 2015|
Response from IntlTravlrRevwr | Reviewed this property |
This appears to be an error. The place reviewed was a restaurant not a hotel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
  • Public Transportation: Union Station red line three blocks away
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-546-4737
  • E-mail
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