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Bistro Bis

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Downtown / Chinatown
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15 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-1501 (New Jersey & North Capitol)
+1 202-661-2700
07:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:30
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Arnold, Maryland
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403 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

This was one of my go to restaurants for several years when I had offices just across the street in the Hall of States. It’s been a few years since I’ve retired and been back for a visit and I’m happy to report it is still a classic. This is where Capital Hill people in the know dine and you... More 

Thank James H
Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've eaten here several times over the years when in DC. Everything from breakfast to dinner. Great atmosphere, especially in the bar area excellent food with a French twist both old and new. I forgot how great this resturant has been over the years. It's alway consistently good and the service is as well. Last Friday night had the pleasure... More 

Thank Amt30
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258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were very happy to secure a reservation at the last minute on a busy Friday night. The restaurant is in a small hotel on E street near Union Station and the Capitol. The layout consists of four separate areas. You walk into a lively bar/bistro scene with tables leading to a much quieter and relaxed and semi elegant dining... More 

Thank appetitetogo
Annandale, Virginia, United States
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284 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us had a great lunch here . The food was all well prepared and the service was excellent. We sat in the 'bar' which seems to be quieter than the main dining room. The ice tea was also very good!

Thank Richard H
Clifton Forge, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch and brunch are the best values provided by this restaurant. good wines by the glass, nicely prepared dishes (eggs benedict, pate) and attentive service. i never feel disappointed here.

Thank brant-clifton
Barrington, Illinois
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103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Right around the corner from Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, we noticed this place, read great reviews on TA and had a light dinner on Sunday night. Very happy with the food and service. Nicely done and very conversation friendly. Quiet upscale crowd in the dining area.

Thank Eric L
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here as it was connected to the hotel. The food was very good and the restaurant is clean and neat. We found it a bit expensive for what we had in comparison to others but that is just personal observation.

Thank SherwinTelfer
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service were excellent. The often overlooked octopus appetizer was succulent, the Panache salad was fresh with interesting combinations of flavors, the scallops were perfect and the chocolate molten cake was heavenly with its dark chocolate.

Thank Marge H
Anchorage, Alaska
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105 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely delicious. Well served. Walking distance from the Capitol Mall. We were staying nearby and this restaurant was superb.

Thank DelightedTraveller
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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jeffrey Buben opened over a decade ago but he place looks still fresh, contemporary, and the cuisine is always sound. French bistro inspired it delivers traditional staples but with some creative notes. A solid choice where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Thank Pascal S

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
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 20001-1501
    (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?