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Bistro L'Hermitage

12724 Occoquan Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192

703-499-9550

Neighborhood: Woodbridge

Cuisines: French

Opening Hours:
Open Tuesday and Wednesday 5 to 10, Thursday 11:30 to 3 and 5 to 10, Friday 11:30 to 3 and 5 to 11, Saturday 11:30 to 2:30 and 5 to 11, Sunday 11:30 to 2:30 and 5 to 10

Price Range: Expensive

Reservations: Recommended

Website: http://www.bistrolhermitage.com/

Best Dishes:
Lobster bisque; Bibb lettuce with dried cranberries, candied nuts, and Roquefort dressing; seared, pepper-crusted tuna with a sauté of artichokes; organic roasted chicken with mustard sauce and perfect fries; rainbow trout over Champagne risotto; crème br

Special Features: Weekend Brunch, Outdoor Seating

100 Best Restaurants 2009: Bistro L’Hermitage

No. 93: Bistro L’Hermitage

Cuisine: Formal French restaurants are a dying breed, but this Woodbridge throwback serves reliable renditions from the canon, including rack of lamb, roast duck, and entrecôte—all fortified with intense wine reductions.

Mood: Inside the suburban exterior, the space exudes a kind of medieval charm, with a stone wall and torchlike sconces. Waiters with white towels add to the quaint formality.

Best for: A relaxing dinner after strolling through the shops of Occoquan’s riverfront; a respite from chain dining.

Best dishes: Lobster bisque; Bibb lettuce with dried cranberries, candied nuts, and Roquefort dressing; seared, pepper-crusted tuna with a sauté of artichokes; organic roasted chicken with mustard sauce and perfect fries; rainbow trout over Champagne risotto; crème brûlée.

Insider tips: Portions are large for fine dining, so consider splitting an appetizer and a dessert.

Service: ••

Open Tuesday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner. Expensive.

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