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Bistro Bis

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown / Chinatown
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15 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001 (New Jersey & North Capitol)
+1 202-661-2700
07:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:30
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Phoenix, Arizona
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124 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My friend and I stopped in here while in town for Donald Trumps Inauguration. We had the escargot which was average we had the French onion soup which was decent and we had of the steak and fries which was good. The highlight was the Merlot shallot butter which rested on top of the steak. This is a super cute... More 

Thank Jovitarocks
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the definitive Hill luncheon spot. The French inspired bistro always delivers with high end food and inventive interpretations on French classics. The ambiance is equally cosy and comfortable with a fairly open dining room so you can see the "who's who" of Washington. The staff is very efficient and strikes the right balance between being unobtrusive and attentive.

Thank Michelle A R
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I recently took my boyfriend out for his birthday. Dinner was good, but I honestly expected better due to the reviews and cost. Also, the wine-by-the-glass selection was severely limited. Overall, definitely a great place for dinner, but I wouldn't go for special occasions.

Thank Ellen H
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's expensive but the food is worth it. We ate there two nights in a row trying different things off the menu each night. Both meals were exceptional. Friendly service and a buzzing bar for a nightcap tops the night off.

Thank Ashtag3
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent dining experience - food and service were wonderful. What more can I say? I'd go back again in a heartbeat.

Thank toto193
Williamsburg, Virginia
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488 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The reason we go to the Bis is our favorite waiter in DC works there . We have been going to the Bis for 20 + years. The food this time was a little below what we have experienced in the past. Service was as always above par. We had invited friends and had told them about the validated parking... More 

Thank Bear H
Indianapolis, Indiana
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87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here many times over the years and it still is one of, if not the best restaurant in DC. Can't wait to go back.

Thank CVI0136
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here every morning for breakfast and a few dinners here. The menu is delicious and it's a great atmosphere for business meetings or social dinners!

Thank Emma M
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is not cheap, but everything we tried was delicious and imaginative, with great combinations of flavours. Give yourself a treat, you've earned it!

Thank Robert M
Somers, New York
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the George hotel for a few nights and was quite pleased to be able to dine at Bistro Bis. Service was outstanding, food was delicious, and cost was reasonable. I highly recommend the scallops!

Thank Stephanie K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$50
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?