We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bistro Bis

15 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
+1 202-661-2700
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (28 reviews)
“petit fours” (8 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
15 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (795)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 764 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good French inspired food. Excellent cocktails Decent service . Recommend to everyone who is looking for the French restorant in DC.

Thank Tatyana P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the boeff , my wife the fish. The latter was much better, The boeff could have used more juice and less bacon. However the Tarte Tartin was to die over, and is worth going there just form the dessert !

Thank leidenaar
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Creative menu, European inspired dishes, interesting clientele given proximity to regulatory agencies, the Federal Courts, labor unions, lobbyists, lawyers and news media. Have tried it for Lynch on numerous occasions. And never been disappointed.

Thank roberthT4175AI
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Wonderful, beautiful food. Caters to younger palates as well. We ordered room service and they were extremely prompts and dinner was perfect. We also had drinks at the bar, which were made in house and unique. Friendly staff!

Thank Traci C
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We found Bistro Bis through the web and tried it for lunch yesterday. The facade is underwhelming but the interior will not disappoint you. A trie French turn of the century bistro. For some reason, we ended up ordering raw food. My wife and I...More

Thank pdorier
Reviewed 9 August 2017

My husband and I visited Washington DC for a long weekend and stayed at the Phoenix Park Hotel which is a few minutes walk to Bistro Bis. We went to Bistro Bis twice and had two different experience. The first time, we were fairly late...More

Thank FelineOnTheGo
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We eat out a lot in the uk , in the US we vary our eating our from diners to fine dining. We happened to be staying in The George in Washington so booked in to Bisto Bis for our last night. ( The hotel...More

Thank munchersly
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent, absolutely excellent! The service was excellent and the wait staff is to be praised. We were a large group at lunch and the manager assigned staff to meet our timely needs. The drinks, appetizers and meals arrived promptly. The food was excellent and we...More

Thank Gmanusm
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I recently had lunch here and it was delicious. the Greek Salad was amazing and beautifully prepared. Service was excellent as well

Thank Ellen G
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

I was staying at the Phoenix Park Hotel near Union Station and decided to check out Bistro Bis for breakfast, I made a great decision! While I only got to try the Corned Beef Hash, it was simply amazing. I have had homemade hash all...More

Thank SpaceCoastRick
Nearby Restaurants
Union Station
454 reviews
.30 km away
west wing cafe
363 reviews
.20 km away
Dubliner Restaurant and Pub
916 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
Capitol Theatre
9 reviews
.50 km away
Union Station
120 reviews
.32 km away
National Postal Museum
834 reviews
.22 km away
Union Station
1,852 reviews
.32 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
19 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Jim F | Reviewed this property |
I think business casual would be appropriate.
19 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from xtacine | Reviewed this property |
I am always shocked at the attire of most tourists in our nation's capital. Please do not wear shorts, tank tops, t-shirts, sandals, baseball caps or leggings. Just don't do it.
10 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from 2016Patti | Reviewed this property |
I was there in the Spring (Memorial day as well as late April -- love this place), they were on the menu and were great!! Some menu items are clearly seasonal, and accompany items that they compliment. Call ahead if it is... More
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$50
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:30
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
    (New Jersey & North Capitol)
  • Public Transportation: Union Station
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-661-2700
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing