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“First time French eater”
Review of Bistro Bis

Bistro Bis
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Ranked #58 of 3,484 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$50
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Cross street: New Jersey & North Capitol
Transit: Union Station
Reviewed 25 June 2014

We were greeted by maître d, who explained the menu to us and gave some recommendations. Service was excellent, very attentive staff. Food was delicious, including the dessert. A very good first experience with French cuisine. Good but expensive.

Thank Jayna C
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Have eaten here many times when visiting DC. Service was not very attentive. Took a long time to get cocktails. Fish wasn't acceptable. Steak was still very good. Not sure I will be back.

Thank PsychSanAntonio
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SallieBuben, Owner at Bistro Bis, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2014

We would really like to hear more details about your visit! We work hard to improve and for you to feel we are slipping is not what we want to hear. We would be very appreciative if you would contact our General Manager Sean Applegate at sapplegate@bistrobis.com to discuss. We want you to return! Regards, Sallie Buben

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Reviewed 22 June 2014

I loved the casual and friendly service at this place. We had dinner one night and lunch the next day. At dinner, the place was jammed and the noise level was extremely high (particularly because we had some remarkably loud people at a nearby table), but the waiter remained attentive. The food, however, seemed to suffer a bit from the crowds--one fish entree was served too late and was overcooked (the waiter did remove it from the bill). Scallops were excellent, however, and we had a good enough time to come back for lunch the next day. The restaurant was nearly empty, so it was a great place for conversation. The lunch menu was okay; I had seared tuna, which was hardly sushi quality (some gristly pieces). The service at lunch was, oddly, much more curt and cursory than the service we received when the place was full. It's a nice place, but not a great one.

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1  Thank TravelingScholar60
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

I found Bistro Bis by accident as was walking to Union Station looking for somewhere for breakfast before getting on the Metro. The service is really good and the food very delicicious!
They have a small but lovely menu, but were perfectly happy to make me scrambled eggs and smoked salmon, which wasnt on the menu and was really lovely! Nice, light and airy room and really can find no fault with anything. It was so lovely I ended up back there three more times!

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Thank Ali24
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Spent an evening at Bistro Bis, sitting outside and enjoying the evening. Ambiance was excellent. Service second to none. Food really good. I had a plate of muscles and beer - perfect. Enjoyed the warm summer weather, reading, and taking my time to eat a good meal. Would certainly go back again.

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1  Thank mattnaylor
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