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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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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“escargot” (22 reviews)
“frog legs” (7 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
320 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding food and attentive service with easy street parking. Traditional French cuisine. While the escargot could have been more flavorful, the foie gras pate ensemble was delicious. I would not choose the mussels again as a main course, but the jalapeños and saffron variation was...More

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated our anniversary at Bistro Cacao and the staff made it memorable. The food (eyes rolling back in my head while taking a loooong deep breath) was amazing and the sweet and savory taste of freshly baked apple tart topped with vanilla ice and...More

Thank Victoria R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fabulous little spot. It took us away momentarily to a Parisian bliss. The food was oooo la la c'est formidable! The service was impeccable. I can't wait to visit again soon.

Thank MDJohnsony2k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting town to celebrate our five year anniversary and had a great time here for dinner. We both enjoyed the French onion soup as well as the filet. Thanks also for the cute anniversary treat to end our lovely meal.

Thank LynnS1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the 5 course dinner. Service was excellent, everybody was really attentive and reactive to any comment. Waiting time between plates was good. And most important the food was really good. I would definitely come back.

Thank Florian R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I are often in DC on business. After a long period of road trips, we reunited on a beautiful evening in DC at Bistro Cacao. It was exactly what we needed!! We enjoyed the outdoor dining area which offered abundant seating in...More

Thank Kathleen W
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant- get the escargot! Also the filet is melt-in-your-mouth good! The wine list is fabulous but they also have some great original cocktails!

Thank Robyn Y
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We went there for a late dinner and the French onion soup hit the spot - it was delicious! We also had a spinach salad to go with it which was also very good. And the bread that they bring to your table was excellent...More

Thank amiller808
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I wouldn't necessarily have chosen Bistro Cacao for supper...we are not experts on French food...but an early political function brought us there for a reception and ,on a whim, we decided to stay. We chose a fresh Sancerre to refresh us from...More

Thank Tarkiodirt
BistroCacao, Manager at Bistro Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Nice to hear that and thank you for dining with us! We are pleased that you had great time at Bistro Cacao. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

My colleagues and I come here regularly and the food is delicious. Their service is great too. This place is highly recommended.

Thank DJBrandon
BistroCacao, Manager at Bistro Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Brandon, it is our pleasure! We would like to see you soon again!

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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.
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, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
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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