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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
320 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were celebrating our 28th Wedding Anniversary and looking for just the right, romantic spot in DC. What we found was a beautifully decorated, eclectic French Bistro spread across 5 historic Brownstones. Every member of the staff warm and friendly, the dining...More

Thank Joseph K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a full course French dinner and each dish was excellent. Gazpacho was better than any I have had in Paris. We loved the steak, grilled salmon and ravioli.

Thank SohoChat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is absolutely stellar. The manager is just a gem, the servers are incredibly nice, the ambiance is unbeatable, the decor is stunning but the food... The food is a star. Absolutely fantastic. You will not choose a bad dish. If I didn't live...More

1  Thank zellywelly
Reviewed 8 October 2018

After dining at Cafe Berlin the night before, my Bride and I returned to Massachusetts Ave. to try out the French cuisine next door. We had noticed Bistro Cacao when we strolled the street previously, and it was also recommended by the local lady we...More

Thank WWilliams1965
Reviewed 16 September 2018 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

1  Thank LucyJojo
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank vannessae2016
Reviewed 2 September 2018

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

1  Thank cfuller603
Reviewed 26 August 2018

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

1  Thank RonFG
Reviewed 19 August 2018

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.

1  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

1  Thank chache47
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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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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