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Bistro Cacao

320 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
+1 202-546-4737
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
320 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
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Reviewed 5 days ago

There were few people inside for our dinner, so there was no noise level to speak of except for us. It is wonderful to have a conversation and not have to shout to be heard and have loud noises when dining. The food was pleasant...More

Thank aircarl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I are always looking for new dining experiences when out of town. We happened upon the Bistro Cacao by sheer luck after doing a web search for "romantic dining places". We were already at Union Station, so the 3 block stroll was...More

Thank lukebabs
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We were meeting special friends for lunch during our visit to Washington, and the combination of location and description led us to book at Bistro Cacao. Everything was a delight ... gracious reception and service, delicious food, and a gently elegant setting. Four of us,...More

Thank rickdoestravel
Reviewed 22 May 2017

High quality classic French cuisine. Our party of eight were all very pleased. One rated the bouillabaise as the best he had tasted. Soup to dessert a wonderful meal in a row home converted to a French restaurant, bordered one side by a German restaurant...More

Thank stephenmac
Reviewed 15 May 2017

What a lovely dining experience! The service , décor, but most of all the food were excellent. Definitely try the foie gras, the best we've had outside of France. The bouillabaisse was equally memorable. I highly recommend this bistro, as a pre show choice for...More

Thank brianbollwage
Reviewed 30 April 2017

I had heard about Bistro Cacao after eating at one of Kemal Deger's inspired restaurants in Bethesda and looked forward to having dinner there. Located in four combined townhouses on Massachusetts Ave a few blocks away from the Capitol and Union Station I was pleased...More

Thank Dale H
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Totally oversalted jus with a medium not medium rare veal chop with overcooked half lobster tail. Very disappointed.

Thank cameronvdunlop
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

This place was great. The food was delicious, the Russian bartender was pleasant, attentive without being overbearing. The wine was perfect as well.

Thank kevint919
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Charming restaurant. We chose to eat indoors, small intimate dining rooms were authentically decorated . Service was relaxed but attentive - not at all rushed. The food was delicious! I recommend the lobster bisque,omelette legumes, creme brûlée - other diners enjoyed pate, lobster omelette, chocolate...More

Thank JoAnne P
Reviewed 30 March 2017

My wife & I were in for an AIPAC meeting and had dinner at Bistro Cacao on the strong endorsement of a trip advisor diner. It did not disappoint. The weather was perfect and the dinner also. Our French Waiter Anthony, was both personal and...More

Thank Hidrfoot01
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can anyone advise if there is a Gluten free menu?
9 March 2017|
Answer Show all 7 answers
Response from lmw4410 | Reviewed this property |
They have many options that do not have gluten.
What is the dress code for this restaurant? We are looking forward to attending.
28 March 2015|
Response from PHill93003 |
Just found the answer to my own question on their website. Business casual.
We are two couples looking for two separate suites each with a private bath. Do you have two suites available for nights of May 7/8 2015?
8 February 2015|
Response from IntlTravlrRevwr | Reviewed this property |
This appears to be an error. The place reviewed was a restaurant not a hotel.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 50
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
  • Public Transportation: Union Station red line three blocks away
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-546-4737
  • E-mail
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