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Bistro Du Jour, Washington, DC

Bistro Du Jour

4.4
4.4
230 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Bistro Du Jour is an all-day Parisian bistro featuring fresh-baked pastries, cakes and cookies from Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery and coffee from La Colombe. The Bistro serves traditional fare like Coq Au Vin, Croque Madame, French Onion Soup, Steak Frites and Duck Confit, as well as an extensive selection of bubbly and an exciting list of cocktails and aperitifs. Open for Breakfast, Weekend Brunch, Lunch and Dinner.

Note: We offer full serving dining during Dinner (Daily) and Weekend Brunch only. During Breakfast (Daily) & Lunch (Weekday), Please Place Your Order Via The QR Code That’s Placed On Your Table.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 984-7400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Neighborhood

    Southwest Waterfront

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 230 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • District of Columbia

    French

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, will definitely be back!
  2. p

    paulc

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our food, the service, and the ambiance (outside seating). Sadly, there is no bar and the alcoholic choices were limited. For example, no scotch.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Fries came to the table cold
  4. r

    roxygurlie02

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and very friendly staff! Highly recommend for brunch.
  5. JB

    JustBe

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my total favorite place for brunch and early or late lunch. As a frequent visitor to Paris, in all of the DMV for a casual bistro setting it comes the closest in so many ways. Also to note, the service is totally top notch and also in the European style of letting you linger and not making you feel like they are flipping tables like pancakes.
  6. S

    Sassyana18

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the atmosphere, food is delicious, drinks are strong, environment is extremely clean and friendly staff. Liked it so much, we came back the next day for more.
  7. SF

    ScottF

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great Sunday brunch in a Parisian cafe, with a view of the wharf.
  8. TM

    TealM

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful in every way!
  9. CD

    ChristinaD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience dining in the outdoor area at Bistro Du Jour! The salad verte, chicken liver, chicken entree and mussels were delicious! The Bistro du Jour team member who helped us was delightful and thoroughly described the menu for us to make informed decisions. The other team members at the restaurant were all very friendly and attentive. We will definitely recommend this to our friends and be back again!
  10. KF

    KarynF

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ideal location at the Wharf especially if you are going to a concert at the Anthem or Union Stage; take time to relax and sit down to enjoy your meal or grab a specialty coffee and a delicious pastry to go.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Wine list was not 100% available. The white wine I did get was not chilled. Food was ok. Not great. Overpriced just like everything at the SW Wharf
  12. ED

    EDT1377

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The kitchen was really fast and our white-egg omelet and Breakfast Americain were both delicious.
  13. M

    Mapi

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and delicious food. The salmon was cooked to perfection and the moules and frites were delicious.
  14. D

    Dano

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    good overall - food was just okay. The coc au vin did not taste of wine, nor did the mussels. Food options were very limited and when asked if we could substitute bread for fries, seemed to be we had to do a separate order. Single toilet in the entire restaurant made this night out even less appealing. On the positive side, the cocktail was very good.
  15. Z

    Zancg

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, delicious pastries, always extraordinary service. Eat here, you won’t e sorry
  16. m

    mbcorb

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good, service was excellent!
  17. GK

    GKelly

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was tasty but the salad and the soup were VERY salty. The flavor was good, but maybe tone down the salt just a bit. Also the wait staff was gathered around just chatting a bit, seemed like they could have been refilling our water glasses instead of chatting. Will return but hope it is a little better next time around.
  18. LC

    LarryC

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Steak was not very good
  20. JB

    JustBe

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely love this place. It's truly like a little slice of Paris right on the DC waterfront. Friendly service. Outstanding food. Try EVERYTHING!
  21. JL

    JenniferL

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Food was good however portions could have been a bit better for the price. The bar is limited so don't expect to get a complex drink. They do have a lovely wine list. Service was slow but we wrote it off to a new wait person. There are also very limited options for vegetarians. Event one Vegetarian Entree would be an improvement. Only options are off the side dish list.
  22. TW

    TedW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely location and ambience and excellent food, good wine
  23. CC

    CarlosC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    My wife and I loved the vibe of the place a perfect breakfast spot every one was so nice the staff was great
  24. AG

    AmyG

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening at Bistro du Jour - we sat outside and the weather was gorgeous and we could see the sunset over the water. Our waiter was attentive, helpful, gave great recommendations and overall was great! The manager also stopped by to check on us. The chocolate ganache cake was DELISH! I had the scallops (wonderful sauce and tasty tender scallops!), my friends had the mussels (he said they were EXCELLENT) and the steak frites (best french fries ever, and the steak was tender and yummy). Will definitely be going back to Bistro du Jour - this was my third time there and I love it!
  25. LC

    LarryC

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner last night soared to a new level. Perfect food and five star service!
  26. M

    Mojo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    Location and service great. Food, really mediocre. Not a French Bistros by any stretch of the imagination. For example, the Coq au Vin came out and looked (and tasted) preprepared and maybe even just heated up. Lack of good sauce, vegetables, etc... Hmm...
  27. CB

    CB00

    Washington DC

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fun place with great staff.
  28. GR

    GregR

    Richmond

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience, service was outstanding, food was good, and we sat right on the boardwalk which is great for people watching.
  29. SL

    SarahL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food, pricey but worth it. Server was decent but manager was super friendly and helpful. Enjoyed this experience!
  30. R

    Rucuwarmi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The Americaine breakfast is the best! And we love the strong coffee served in large cups. Patio seating requests are honored in the reservation form.
  31. AK

    AlanK

    Washington DC

    460 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    460 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is great....it is a hidden jem. Manuel was very polite and professional and made me feel welcome. Food and drinks were delicious!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Supposed to be a birthday Celebration. Service was poor. Clearly not enough staff let alone well trained staff. Our waiter would see us and turn around to help everyone else. He was overwhelmed.
  33. AB

    AlanB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It would have gotten a 5 star if they'd have offered bread for sopping up the mussel juice.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    I’ve bene here before on a Monday night, but wouldn’t recommend this place on the weekend. The food was alright, but our waiter forgot about our drink orders and made me wait 40 minutes for a bottle of champagne to chill
  35. K

    Ktsim

    Montreal

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, excellent service. We had the Americain breakfast and the Oeuf Au Plat dishes. Both great. Nice size portions and very flavourful.
  36. M

    Mark

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went with a friend and we both enjoyed our meals, and the service was good.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    Service was poor at the terrace
  38. M

    isabelleM

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall a good experience. It was for lunch on the restaurant week. The prix fixe menu at 25$ was a good value. The food was good. The service as well and prime location right by the marina.
  39. F

    Foodie

    New England

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Slow and inattentive service, and it wasn’t a busy day. Belgian waffles were rubbery. I would not come back here for food.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant with a beautiful covered patio that looks right over the harbor. The cinnamon roll was so fluffy, light, and not overly filling. Everything else was just as delicious.

FAQs

Bistro Du Jour offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 984-7400.

Bistro Du Jour is rated 4.4 stars by 230 OpenTable diners.

Bistro Du Jour does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 31 times today
Google Map for Bistro Du Jour

99 District Square SW, Washington, DC 20024

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Southwest Waterfront

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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