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Bistro Cacao

320 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
+1 202-546-4737
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  • Excellent64%
  • 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 yesterday

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank cameronvdunlop
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Our family had a get together dinner with our mother who loves French Food. The Chef Kemal Deger came out personally to meet her and sent some amazing appetizers for us. Our waiter Johnny couldnt have been any better, he was attentive and fun. Great...More

Thank Nitin C
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I really enjoyed this restaurant - the owner was legitimately French and was able to do some conversation with him in French, totally refreshing. The food was great, get the rabbit with risotto if they have it. They also helped my gluten-free friend pick and...More

Thank Arco123
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We went during Restaurant week, and plan to return! The food and service were great. Parking was also very easy and it is convenient to Union Station.

Thank yvonnet184
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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
US$25 - US$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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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