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.

Westend Bistro

1190 22nd St NW, The Ritz-Carlton, Washington DC, DC 20037-1219
+1 202-974-4900
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (20 reviews)
“salmon” (11 reviews)
“steak” (10 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1190 22nd St NW, The Ritz-Carlton, Washington DC, DC 20037-1219
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (257)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

41 - 50 of 243 reviews

Reviewed 26 September 2016

We had an evening meal here. The staff were friendly and helpful and the food tasty and obviously freshly prepared. For Washington the prices here are reasonable, the menu offers a good choice as does the wine list. The restaurant is large and comfortable. It...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank MrandMrsICHBI
Management response:Responded 27 September 2016

Good Day MrandMrsICHBI, Thank you so much for your recent review of Westend Bistro. We are thankful for your feedback about food and the winelist. The Westend team look forward to welcoming you back, Sincerely, The Westend Bistro Team

Reviewed 23 August 2016

Located just inside the Ritz Carlton West End, this attractive restaurant never fails to deliver. Great service (never hurried), great atmosphere, and a mouth watering menu (with lots of "healthy" choices) makes it a standout in Washington DC. We had lunch yesterday and our request...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank J H H
Management response:Responded 24 August 2016

Dear J H H, Thank you so much for taking time to review Westend Bistro. We are thrilled that Westend Bistro team was able to provide you with a memorable experience. We look forward to welcoming you back and being of service, Sincerely, Ladies &...More

Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Came here for a glass of wine after work and sat at the bar. The bartenders were very friendly that I ended up staying for another drink to chat.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank 232courtneyw
Management response:Responded 31 July 2016

It was a pleasure to have you join us for happy hour! We are delighted to know we are the perfect spot for you! Westend Bistro Team

Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite happy hour spot in DC! Located in the West End Ritz Carleton, it is a lovely atmosphere. The food and wine are always delicious and the service is top notch. The happy hour menu is a great deal to grab a...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank itsamadworldtravel
Management response:Responded 31 July 2016

It was a pleasure to have you join us for happy hour! We are delighted to know we are the perfect spot for you! Westend Bistro Team

Reviewed 9 June 2016

We spent a delightful evening at this restaurant. It was a gentle breezy night and we lucked out with a table outside. Our waiter was efficient and engaging and he lead me to a delicious entrée of iron steak and pommes frites which hit the...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank berkemp
Management response:Responded 31 July 2016

Thank you very much for your extremely valuable feedback. While it sounds as if you enjoyed your overall experience at Westend Bistro, it seems we fell short of fulfilling some of your expectations. Please accept our sincerest apologies. Kindly contact the us on (202) 974-4900...More

Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

I was staying at the Ritz, so Westend Bistro was super convenient. Very nice atmosphere and the food was tasty. I was most impressed with the friendly and thoughtful service. Without a doubt, some of the best service I've received. Whether it was breakfast, drinks...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Shu123456
Management response:Responded 31 July 2016

On behalf of all our ladies and gentlemen, thank you for allowing us the opportunity to provide a unique and memorable experience for you. We look forward to creating more memories for you soon!

Reviewed 21 May 2016

We had a lamb shank with pea risotto with lemon and parmesan. The meat simply fell off the bone. Washed down with some local beer it was an excellent meal. The wine was far too expensive. For dessert Milk Chocolate Malabar Cinnamon Moose cake with...More

Date of visit: May 2016
1  Thank Garry87654321
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Four of us dined here on a weeknight and we were all impressed. The menu offers a wide variety of choices and everyone in our party was delighted with their meals. A nice wine list, full bar and excellent service rounded out our great experience....More

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank Casablancalily99
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Given the restaurant's prestigious address at the Ritz Carlton, we had high hopes for our lunch, but left a little let down. The food is standard bistro fare - a mix of salads, appetizers, steak frites and the like. But I really struggled to see...More

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank chapati22
Reviewed 28 April 2016

This is a very solid dining choice, particularly for hotel dining, which can often be hit or miss. Made for the perfect dinner spot while staying at the Ritz on a chilly, rainy evening in DC. The flat iron steak and truffle fries were excellent....More

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank Generals36
Nearby HotelsSee all 148 hotels in Washington DC
The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC
1,377 reviews
.02 km away
Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC / Georgetown Area
1,280 reviews
.05 km away
Hyatt Place Washington DC/Georgetown/West End
815 reviews
.07 km away
West End part of the Georgetown Collection
248 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Restaurants
1,148 reviews
.13 km away
Rasika West End
1,017 reviews
.10 km away
438 reviews
.16 km away
Bread & Chocolate - M St. NW
363 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Heurich House Museum
85 reviews
.51 km away
Saint Stephen Martyr Roman Catholic Church
9 reviews
.41 km away
Spanish Steps
7 reviews
.26 km away
Discover DC Pedicab Tours
33 reviews
.26 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Westend Bistro staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$75
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
06:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 10:30
05:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1190 22nd St NW, The Ritz-Carlton, Washington DC, DC 20037-1219
    (M Street)
  • Public Transportation: Foggy Bottom/GWU & Dupont Circle
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
  • Neighbourhood: Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
  • Phone Number: +1 202-974-4900
  • E-mail
Enjoy award-winning American cuisine at Westend Bistro in Washington, D.C. The Chef de Cuisine, Adam Barnett, presents updated bistro classics, infusing modern and traditional techniques that focus on fresh ingredients from the farms and fields of Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
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