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Bistro Cacao

320 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
+1 202-546-4737
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“escargot” (21 reviews)
“frog legs” (9 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
320 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant- get the escargot! Also the filet is melt-in-your-mouth good! The wine list is fabulous but they also have some great original cocktails!

Thank Robyn Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there for a late dinner and the French onion soup hit the spot - it was delicious! We also had a spinach salad to go with it which was also very good. And the bread that they bring to your table was excellent...More

Thank amiller808
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I wouldn't necessarily have chosen Bistro Cacao for supper...we are not experts on French food...but an early political function brought us there for a reception and ,on a whim, we decided to stay. We chose a fresh Sancerre to refresh us from...More

Thank Tarkiodirt
BistroCacao, Manager at Bistro Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Nice to hear that and thank you for dining with us! We are pleased that you had great time at Bistro Cacao. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

My colleagues and I come here regularly and the food is delicious. Their service is great too. This place is highly recommended.

Thank DJBrandon
BistroCacao, Manager at Bistro Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Brandon, it is our pleasure! We would like to see you soon again!

Reviewed 30 June 2017

The food, atmosphere and service at Bistro Cacao were excellent. Here's the caution: When I ordered a bottle of wine from the list, our server immediately explained that our choice was "bad" and went on to relate a story about a friend of his who...More

1  Thank Richard K
Reviewed 22 June 2017

There were few people inside for our dinner, so there was no noise level to speak of except for us. It is wonderful to have a conversation and not have to shout to be heard and have loud noises when dining. The food was pleasant...More

Thank aircarl
BistroCacao, Manager at Bistro Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comment! We look forward to seeing you soon again!

Reviewed 31 May 2017

My wife and I are always looking for new dining experiences when out of town. We happened upon the Bistro Cacao by sheer luck after doing a web search for "romantic dining places". We were already at Union Station, so the 3 block stroll was...More

Thank lukebabs
BistroCacao, Manager at Bistro Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you!! We are glad that you enjoyed your time at Bistro Cacao.

Reviewed 23 May 2017

We were meeting special friends for lunch during our visit to Washington, and the combination of location and description led us to book at Bistro Cacao. Everything was a delight ... gracious reception and service, delicious food, and a gently elegant setting. Four of us,...More

Thank rickdoestravel
BistroCacao, Manager at Bistro Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for a great comment! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 22 May 2017

High quality classic French cuisine. Our party of eight were all very pleased. One rated the bouillabaise as the best he had tasted. Soup to dessert a wonderful meal in a row home converted to a French restaurant, bordered one side by a German restaurant...More

Thank stephenmac
Reviewed 15 May 2017

What a lovely dining experience! The service , décor, but most of all the food were excellent. Definitely try the foie gras, the best we've had outside of France. The bouillabaisse was equally memorable. I highly recommend this bistro, as a pre show choice for...More

Thank brianbollwage
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Questions & Answers
9 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from lmw4410 | Reviewed this property |
They have many options that do not have gluten.
28 March 2015|
Response from PHill93003 |
Just found the answer to my own question on their website. Business casual.
8 February 2015|
Response from IntlTravlrRevwr | Reviewed this property |
This appears to be an error. The place reviewed was a restaurant not a hotel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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