Bistro Bis

15 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001


Neighborhood: Capitol Hill

Cuisines: French, Breakfast

Opening Hours:
Open daily 7 AM to 10:30 PM.

Nearby Metro Stops: Union Station, Judiciary Square

Price Range: Very expensive

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Recommended


Best Dishes:
Onion soup with Gruyère; duck-liver parfait; beet salad; mussels with cider cream; pan-roasted sirloin with fries; halibut with lobster; apple tart; fig tart with vanilla custard.

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Bistro Bis

Like the familiar bistro dishes it turns out—often flawlessly—Jeffrey Buben’s restaurant in Capitol Hill’s Hotel George has a classy, timeless feel. The cushy booths in the golden-lit dining room attract a tony crowd: Law-firm partners woo recruits with Châteauneuf-du-Pape and escargot forestière while prep-school kids in striped ties dig politely into steak frites and pots of mussels under the approving gaze of well-coifed parents. In the era of linenless tables and cocktails in Mason jars, Bis carries the torch for a spiffier dining era—without seeming stuffy or out of style.

Don’t miss: Frisée salad with lardons; onion soup; oysters gratin Florentine; salmon with Brussels sprouts, bacon, and cranberries; beef bourguignon; apple tart.

Open: Monday through Friday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Saturday and Sunday for breakfast, brunch, and dinner. Very expensive.

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013