Bistro Bis

15 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 ● 1-202-661-2700

French Fare on Capitol Hill

At Bistro Bis, politicos and powerbrokers schmooze alongside first-time visitors and longtime Capitol Hill residents. We like to think this is the kind of establishment where “everybody knows your name” (and if they don’t already, they soon will). Run by James Beard Award-winning Chef Jeffrey Buben, the owner of three popular Capitol Hill restaurants, Bistro Bis brings innovative interpretations of classic French bistro fare to a DC power zone. Diners return time and again to savor and be seen, and engaging staff members make the experience top-notch in an unpretentious way.

Guests enjoy house made saucisson on the outdoor terrace in warmer months, and rich Beef Bourguignon by the fireplace in the wintertime. Favorites include appetizers such as Endive Salade, Steak Tartare, and Salade Frisee, followed by Steak Frites, Boullibaisse, or Confit de Canard. The décor features a zinc bar and a tiered dining area, while classic French cocktails and a thoughtful wine list jazz up the experience, too.


Breakfast Daily, 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM Lunch Monday - Friday, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Dinner Daily, 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM Brunch Saturday + Sunday, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Room Service 7:00 AM - 10:30 AM and
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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Meet the Chef

James Beard Award-winning Chef Jeffrey Buben owns three popular Capitol Hill restaurants, including Bistro Bis, which has reigned on the Hill since 1998. Thanks to Buben’s vision and expertise, Bis continues to be the place “Where Capitol Hill Dines” — thrilling guests with sensational French bistro fare.

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French Bistro Fare

Classic French dishes get an innovative twist at Bistro Bis, where guests might begin with braised-veal stew or a galette of chevre, rabbit, and potato. Other gems range from the Endive Salade and Steak Tartare to Beef Bourguignon, Steak Frites, and a bevy of succulent seafood dishes.

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