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Bistro Cacao

320 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
+1 202-546-4737
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
320 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a delicious meal at Bistro Cacao. I enjoyed the seafood plate, with generous portions of good fish, while others had steak and vegetarian options. All were tasty. The wine list was comprehensive. Everything was nicely presented and the service was good. Quiet enough...More

Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One measure of a great restaurant is that all the patrons leave with big smiles on their faces, which was the case tonight. The decor is great and very romantic. For the main course, I had the Magret de Canard, Sauce Myrtille Pan-Seared Duck Breast,...More

Thank Harring10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had booked the red room but upon arrival found the Bistro had a great outdoor seating area so we chose to sit outside & enjoy the weather. The service was very good. The menu was classic & simple. The food was perfectly cooked and...More

Thank BostonPeep
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

While vacationing in DC, Bistro Cacao was nearby to our row house and was highly recommended by locals. I can’t say enough about the friendly and attentive wait staff who were beyond conscientious while making sure our dining experience was a positive one. All of...More

Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 26 May 2018

We enjoyed our dinner at Bistro Cacao. The menu included a number of classics with a modern twist. All dishes were well prepared and our entire table enjoyed their choices. The drink specials were also very tasty and beautifully presented. The service was excellent, our...More

Thank Debbie T
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Hosting four special guests, closely evaluating both the food and service provided by Bistro Cacao on a recent Saturday evening, I found this Capitol Hill eatery to be exemplary in all aspects of dining. My guests all voiced enthusiastic approval of what they were served....More

1  Thank CountyGent
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Food is exquisitely prepared and presented. The sauces on the spicey shrimp was delicate but with a little spice. I had the salad cacao, which had just enough dressing, not overboard. I hate my salad drenched in dressing. Great wine list. The dessert did not...More

Thank DollyTurner
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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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