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Bistro Du Jour, Washington, DC

Bistro Du Jour

4.5
4.5
253 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 25 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+

  • Executive chef

    Senovio Pablo

  • Neighborhood

    Southwest Waterfront

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

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

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What 253 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • District of Columbia

    French

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  1. AY

    AnnaY

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    French bistro food was fine, not outstanding but fine. We had dinner. My husband had veal stew and I had the mussels. Fairly reasonably priced in comparison to other restaurants on the Wharf. Service was good. They seem to need a second bathroom. Before we left I had to wait a while for the single bathroom. There was a line the entire evening to use the facilities.
  2. LC

    LarryC

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always perfect food, ambience and service
  3. LC

    LizC

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was good (we had breakfast) and a HUGE cup of coffee. The servers were friendly and attentive and the view from the outdoor verandah was nice too. Parking, however is an issue. We arrived 15 minutes late because we could not find parking in the area on a Sunday morning! I dread to think what it is like in the middle of the day.
  4. MP

    MamaPeach

    Seattle

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice! Not quite as good as Le Dip or Brasserie Liberte but very good and easier to get into last minute. The desserts are standouts! We will be back.
  5. LC

    LarryC

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect food and atmosphere!!
  6. KD

    KDub

    Washington DC

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent and service was friendly and informed! It’s very loud on the patio under the tent enclosure. The onion soup and gougeres were tasty. The side salads are surprisingly good. Great pre concert place to eat at the Wharf before a show at the Anthem.
  7. LC

    LarryC

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always! Great service and food!
  8. K

    Katherine

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The menu is fairly limited, but the food is well-prepared and nicely presented. As we were there for pre-theater, pre-Anthem crowds, it was pretty noisy, but it quieted to a pleasanter level as show-goers left. We enjoy the casual atmosphere and goo-time vibe of the place. It's one of the less expensive options on the Wharf.
  9. S

    Susan

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, service friendly.
  10. LB

    LindaB

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bistrot De Jour is a treasure! One of the few reasonably priced restaurants at the Wharf; it's like a cafe in Paris. I had a light and tasty quiche with salad (that wasn't drowned in dressing as they so often are). Service was exemplary. We had come for a quick bite before going to theater at Arena Stage and they went out of their way to get the food out quickly, and promptly brought our check when requested. I asked about the Salep (a Turkish nonalcoholic beverage) that tastes like steamed milk with almond syrup. They brought me a sample, and when I mentioned that it was too sweet for me, they made a special batch with much less sugar. Really over the top! Of course the waterfront location is wonderful. The only thing to bear in mind is that the food is light; probably not the place if you're ravenously hungry but we will definitely be back!
  11. WF

    WayFoodie

    Baltimore

    80 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Elhadjie, our server was the highlight of our experience. Worst was the Grey Goose martini, and it was replaced without a fuss. The salad was very nice, but small for the money. Co ca vin did no have enough chicken (Co ca means chicken). The onion soup was very nice.
  12. J

    Jaclyn

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love coming here. Waitress was excellent and the manager is super nice. I’ve had great service every time I’ve been, and the food is amazing as well. Ambiance is also incredible on the patio!
  13. PR

    PippoR

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great breakfast! Great view! Great service! Will come back!
  14. AC

    AndreaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time here. Excellent server, delicious food, fun atmosphere.
  15. MI

    MIHCK

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    A very convenient location if you're attending an event at the Anthem.
  16. JC

    JoannaC

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great views and tasty menu make this restaurant a great pic for a night out at the wharf.
  17. MD

    MDMM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful brunch by the wharf! Lovely environment, delicious fresh food, outstanding service. Looking forward to coming back again soon.
  18. BF

    BFunk

    Washington DC

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and good service!
  19. JM

    JuliaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Looking for a good restaurant with kid friendly options at the Warf? My son and I had a wonderful meal. Very efficient service and friendly service we enjoyed everything. I had the salmon it was very good. Would definitely go back!
  20. SD

    StaD

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We had Filipe for dinner last night. We booked this for my husband's birthday. We had high hopes that we would like the restaurant and the French food. We are seated and then we are not addressed for awhile. When the waiter comes over, we tell him we don't need to wait and that we can order (as we didn't want him to disappear). We order the food and tell him we need time to think about drinks, as we weren't sure if we wanted wine or a cocktail. He does not come back to the table and not even after the first appetizer arrives. We then ask him to come over so we can order a drink. After the drink arrives, we never saw him again. We sat with our food in front of us for a long time after it was finished, he never asked if everything was ok, our drinks sat empty, and then a hostess clears our table. He then comes over and then we ask him if the restaurant makes espresso martinis, he said he would ask and be back. We then sit for another 15 minutes and the hostess brings the check. We were going to order another round of drinks and it was a birthday dinner. I tell the hostess, we weren't ready for the check?? BUT we will take it now. He comes back over and says "oh I told her to just leave it on the side, feel free to sit here as long as you like". It's like SIR, we are here to spend money and it was the worst service we have HAD IN SUCH A LONG TIME. Not only that, the food was overshadowed by the service. I have worked as a waitress for years and this was bizarre. Please do better.
  21. D

    Dcdoyenne

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Overpriced food. Waiter obviously thought he was doing us a huge favor to wait on us. Setting lovely.
  22. RP

    RogerP

    Naples

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Service was good, French soup was very good. Coq au vin was ok. Unfortunately the mussels were poor, majority were very small or shells were empty.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great first experience! Our waiter (who is from Senegal, I believe) couldn’t have been nicer or more accommodating. The food was outstanding and we will definitely be back! BRAVO!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

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

    paulc

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    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.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Fries came to the table cold
  27. r

    roxygurlie02

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

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

    JustBe

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    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.
  29. S

    Sassyana18

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    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.
  30. SF

    ScottF

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

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

    TealM

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful in every way!
  32. CD

    ChristinaD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    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!
  33. 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.
  34. 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
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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
  39. m

    mbcorb

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good, service was excellent!
  40. 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.

FAQs

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

Bistro Du Jour is rated 4.5 stars by 253 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 25 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+

  • Executive chef

    Senovio Pablo

  • Additional

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

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