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Bidwell, Washington, DC
Award-winning

Bidwell

4.1
4.1
564 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Chef John Mooney’s restaurant gets its name from General John Bidwell, an Army general in the 1800′s and founder of Chico, California. An avid farmer, he developed the Bidwell heirloom melon, a gold medal winning flour, and California’s first commercial raisin crop.
The Bidwell menu features Chef John Mooney’s signature dishes with Southern flair and flavor including: Gin & Tonic Salmon with Caramelized Cauliflower, Crispy Deviled Eggs with Homemade Ranch Dressing, Lobster Taco with Avocado Tomatillo Salsa, and Suckling Pig. Completing the menu is a confidently curated selection of regional wines, craft beers and classic cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–4:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 547-0172
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    We do not have a private dining room. However, we do offer buyouts and have a large patio area.
  • Private party contact
    Kelsie Wright: (202) 547-0172
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Neighborhood
    NoMa
  • Cross street
    Union Market Square
  • Parking details
    Parking lot is secured and free
  • Public transit
    Red Line Meto-NoMa
  • Additional
    Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 564 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • District of Columbia

    Healthy

564 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First at the Bidwell and I will be back. Fried chicken is one my favorite meals so I had to order theirs, and I was not disappointed. Breading was flavorful and crispy, the chicken was Judith, and the sides of green beans and mashed potatoes were great. Cannot wait to eat there again.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! Quality of the food is top shelf! My family went to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. Appetizer: Buffalo Wings, delicious and tasty with a kick! Main Course: Fried Chicken Ny Strip Steak Patty Melt Burger All entrees were top notch!!! Love the food the staff and service!

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  3. Charlotteluvdfood

    Charlotte

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was ok food nothing great but wasn’t awful They need something to make it stand out with all the other restaurants in the area.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for dinner with my daughter, food was very good, cocktails were ok. My one complaint has to do with service. This restaurant is located inside of a food hall- without a dedicated bathroom. During dinner my daughter needed to use the restroom, I got up to take her and when I returned the waiter had cleared our table.. he said he thought we had dined and dashed. While they did bring back out our pizza, it left a bad taste in my mouth.

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  5. Johnson

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great meal. Wide variety of options on the menu. Great service and food was tasty. Restaurant is a little noisy but will definitely be back.

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  6. CatherineA

    Austin

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Bidwell was an enjoyable place for brunch though in a whirlwind of bustling activity as people shop in stalls nearby. There is free parking close by though entrance and exit is on 6th Street NE only. My patty melt burger was well prepared with high quality ingredients. The iced tea was served in a mason jar mug. My guests egg white omelet came with hash brown potatoes. Service is friendly but a bit inexperienced. There is a large well stocked bar against the wall. I’d go back to try more of the entrees. If you are lucky enough to get a parking space in the lot. Definitely try this restaurant!

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  7. leysuz

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely dinner at Bidwell's. One of our party needed gluten free foods, and he got a gluten free pizza. There was something for everyone.

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  8. WilliamS

    New York City

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    They had an interesting selection of food. The food was good and came out quickly.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Super and fun place to meet up with friends and enjoy good food. The service was excellent.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was terribly slow waited 30 minutes for a cocktail. The food came first. All of it was tasteless and reminded me of what it was like to probably have Covid without taste and smell.

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FAQs

Bidwell is rated 4.1 stars by 564 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Bidwell

1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Cross street
    Union Market Square
  • Neighborhood
    NoMa
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–4:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking lot is secured and free
  • Public transit
    Red Line Meto-NoMa
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (202) 547-0172
  • Private party facilities
    We do not have a private dining room. However, we do offer buyouts and have a large patio area.
  • Private party contact
    Kelsie Wright: (202) 547-0172
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