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Bisou Bistro at The Canal House

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1226 W. Washington St., Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Thu - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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shepherdstown wv
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216 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A cozy little bistro, along the lines of those found in quaint European towns, where the owner/chef/family host you like family! We were welcomed with a warm greeting, and due to a mixup, our reservation was delayed. The chef apologized and comped us some wine for our wait, which was minimal. The wait staff was attentive and helpful with menu... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Given the reviews we were looking forward to a wonderful dinner. We concluded after eating at The Anvil, Bistro 1840, and now Bisou Bistro that Harpers Ferry is a food desert of sort. We had Caesar Salad that was OK; sockeye salmon that had no flavor; lamb chops that were OK; and finished with Chocolate cake that turned out to... More 

1 Thank david a
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Bisou Bistro for dinner on a Thursday evening. The restaurant is housed in an 18th Century stone home in Bolivar/Harpers Ferry. Comfortable atmosphere - there was a fire going in the wood stove. It wasn't crowded but there was a steady flow of diners that evening. Chef Kevin came out to the dining room to visit with... More 

Thank Brett O
Bel Air, Maryland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

On a day trip to Harpers Ferry we were looking for a "local, one of a kind" place to have dinner. Everything about this place was perfect; we walked in and were greeted immediately by Chef Kev. Sat fireside and had a few minutes to take in the eclectic ambiance. Zack waited on us and asked all the right questions... More 

1 Thank jstagnoli
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

My innkeeper recommended Bisou Bistro when I arrived in Harpers Ferry and I'm sorry I waited until my last night in town to dine there. The lobster bisque was some of the best I have ever eaten. If I were the responsible sort, I would have stopped there -- it was plenty! Alas, I also had the steak, which was... More 

Thank howards994
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Had a really great time here. Came in for dinner with friends. Our appetizer of brochette was absolutely delish. I had a traditional cajon meal of chicken and andouille jambalaya. It was awesome. My only recommendation is that the staff needs to be educated on the wine selection with and the service to check out was slow.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here on our first night in HF based on recommendation from b&b. The wine list is very reasonable and many good entrees including the gumbo. Interesting story about the many purposes of the building during the civil war.

1 Thank emc_traveler_12
Kernersville, North Carolina
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We happened on this excellent restaurant by accident. My wife had rockfish and I had seafood gumbo. Both were excellent although I prefer more seafood in my gumbo. We got a goat cheese appetizer with 3 different cheeses that was excellent. Only Robles was not enough bread to match the cheeses.

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Georgetown, Delaware
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150 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by several locals during our visit to Harpers Ferry. It was so good we went on a Friday night and again Saturday night! The servers were very friendly and the food was amazing. The vegetables were fresh, seafood was delicious. Both the French soup and lobster Bisque were great. My husband was very impressed... More 

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Warrenton, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We were visiting Harper's Ferry for a weekend away to celebrate my husband's birthday. We gave the Bisou Bistro a try and were delightfully surprised. While it's best to make a reservation we hadn't on that Friday night but were able to get in and were seated upstairs. It was lovely. We shared the space with one other couple but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1226 W. Washington St., Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Harpers Ferry
  • Phone Number: 13013281590
Located in a charming 1790's stone house in historic Harpers Ferry-Bolivar, Our Menu is seasonally changed to offer classic New Orleans Cajun & Creole French cuisine. We focus on, fresh, delicious, local food in a friendly and casual atmosphere. While holding true to our South Louisiana Heritage, we also have developed gluten free and allergy sensitive versions of most items. Owner & Executive Chef Kevin Plunkett, a New Orleans Native and Classically trained French Chef, is passionate about sustainability and supporting local producers whenever possible. Together with his wife Amanda, they have made a commitment to transform a little slice of West Virginia into Cajun Country with a dash of South Louisiana Hospitality and traditional New Orleans fare.

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