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Bistro Cacao

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320 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
+1 202-546-4737
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 21:30
Mon 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went during Restaurant week, and plan to return! The food and service were great. Parking was also very easy and it is convenient to Union Station.

Thank yvonnet184
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a romantic, unique restaurant - this is the place. The restaurant is in two town houses and the rooms are intimate and warm. Others have spoken about the lush red curtains, the comfortable furniture and subdued lighting. On my recent visit, the tables held vases of red roses with rose petals scattered over the table.... More 

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Raymore, Missouri
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here for Restaurant Week and had a great time with friends. The atmosphere and service were great, and the food was excellent too. The decor is definitely quite eye-catching, and this would be a great location for a date. I will definitely go back to try different selections another time.

Thank rlgrhb
Alexandria, Virginia
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105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK, I admit it, I waited for RW to go here. And Bistrot Cacao did not disappoint. My lobster bisque was super tasty and had a fair amount of lobster pieces in it. For my main, I had the steak. It was big, had a nice char, and was super tender inside. I've had plenty of other mid-level restaurants around... More 

Thank erghammer
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a romantic getaway with my wife, we choose Bistro Cacao, and had a absolute Fantastic time. We decided to try the pairing menu, it was delicious. Everything from the crab cakes with champagne, the scallops with the Sauvignon blanc to the lamp chips with the red wine. Lots of flavors and good combinations. We will definitely be back

Thank Geekygibbons
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I started eating at Bistro Cacao in October of 2013 and have dined here at least twice a month ever since. Fantastic food, service, and ambience keep me, and other locals on the Hill, coming back regularly, and the restaurant deserves more attention than it has received when compared to other restaurants in the neighborhood, as well as other French... More 

Thank Jason V
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful food, service, and atmosphere...and no loud music, voices, or kitchen clatter to ruin a beautiful meal. I was there with my boyfriend, who is French and his cousin, also French, visiting us from Paris. Big nods of approval from all three of us. This cozy place is perfect for a romantic dinner or a small gathering when you believe... More 

Thank CarmMc
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112 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped in for lunch on a Friday. As a solo (and a female) many times I get seated and forgotten or last in the round of "can I get you anything else?" And for a good part of my lunch - so it was. However this place cooked beets perfectly for their beet salad I had to move them... More 

Thank lmw4410
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477 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Here for a business dinner, with a large group, this place served good food, wine and service and the desert is the high point, try the three creme burlée. Amazing!

Thank BrazilAca
Paphos, Cyprus
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176 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Loved this restaurant. We had booked for our anniversary dinner and asked for one of the little curtained booths. Very quaint decor and lovely atmosphere. Our table wasn't quite ready (we were early though) so we had excellent cocktail at the bar. We were then seated at our table, given our menu, and the lights went out! It was very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
French, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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

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