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    BISTRO BIS

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    Bistro Bis

    Hotel George, 15 E St., NW (Capitol Hill)

    Washington, DC

    (1) 202-661-2700 | www.bistrobis.com

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    • CUISINE

      Power Bistro
    • HOURS

      Daily: 7:00am-10:00am, 11:30am-10:30pm
    • BEST FOR

      Weekend brunch; lunch; dinner
    • RESERVATIONS

      Strongly recommended
    • BAR

      Yes - stylish zinc bar
    • YEAR OPENED

      1998
    • PRICE (APPETIZER; MAIN)

      USD 11-13; USD 23.50-32
    • NOISE

      Medium
    • FAMOUS PLATES

      Seasonal specials; endive salade; steak frites
    • DRINKS AND WINE

      Extensive wine list with mainly French and American picks
    • # OF SEATS

      150
    • OUTDOOR DINING?

      Yes
    • PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?

      Yes
    • METRO

      Union Station; Judiciary Sq
    Bistro Bis in Washington, DC is known as the spot "Where Capitol Hill Dines" and is helmed by James Beard Award-winning chef Jeffrey Buben and serves yummy bistro dishes

    VIBE

    Not many restaurants could use the tagline “Where Capitol Hill Dines” without making us wince, but somehow for Bistro Bis, it works. We put it down to the lack of pretension–sure, the crowd of hardcore politicos and power brokers is impressive, but the pleasingly inviting cherry-paneled dining room and the affable staff keep the vibe comfortable. Plus, the dressed-up bistro fare by James Beard Award-winning chef Jeffrey Buben is consistently delish without showing off. Small wonder “Capitol Hill” dines here.

    CROWD

    Senators, congressmen/women, and their attendant entourages; members of the media; hotel guests; Francophile gastronomes

    WHAT WE WOULD WEAR

    A suit if you want to keep up with the Capitol Hill set, but otherwise a smart skirt and tailored blouse would be fine.

    GO HERE WITH

    Colleagues or clients - to wine and dine; family; a date

    WHY WE LIKE IT

    We like how it’s so relaxed and convivial despite the power scene that congregates here. The food is gorgeous, the service is excellent, and the bar is happening (in an upscale sort of way).

    WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE

    It’s pricey!

    GOOD TO KNOW

    Chef Buben also owns local favorites, Vidalia and Woodward Table. Free validated parking is available after 5:30pm at the lot across the street. Room service is available for guests at Hotel George. Only the bar menu (no full meals) is available from 3:00pm-5:30pm. Breakfast (think pastries, eggs benedict, corned beef hash, and more) is also a power scene when Congress is in session.

    CLOSEST COMPS

    Brasserie (New York City); Le Caprice (London)

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    • Bistro Bis in Washington, DC is known as the spot "Where Capitol Hill Dines" and is helmed by James Beard Award-winning chef Jeffrey Buben and serves yummy bistro dishes
      Bistro Bis in Washington, DC is known as the spot "Where Capitol Hill Dines" and is helmed by James Beard Award-winning chef Jeffrey Buben and serves yummy bistro dishes

    • Bistro Bis in Washington, DC is known as the spot "Where Capitol Hill Dines" and is helmed by James Beard Award-winning chef Jeffrey Buben and serves yummy bistro dishes
      Bistro Bis in Washington, DC is known as the spot "Where Capitol Hill Dines" and is helmed by James Beard Award-winning chef Jeffrey Buben and serves yummy bistro dishes

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