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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:30
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Annandale, Virginia, United States
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280 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 NEW

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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81 reviews
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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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 2 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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96 reviews
59 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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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Niçoise salad for lunch The plate presentation was nice. Tuna was great. But I found the food for be good but ordinary. Service was good And restaurant itself was beautiful

Thank Karen S
Cortland, NY
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely dinner here with a family member I haven't seen for years. Waitstaff was attentive not intrusive as we talked and caught up. Wine selections were very good. For a French restaurant I was a bit surprised that they didn't seem to be comfortable with me asking for my food in the French style (salad after the main... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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59 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We held a six-person family celebration at Bistro Bis on an early Sunday evening in late October and the good news is that everyone had a memorable time. Great ambiance and the wait staff did an admirable job. But let's discuss the food. Although I had to move mountains to get the calamari fritti appetizer served in the dining room,... More 

Thank pviii2015

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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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?