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Bistro La Bonne

$$ - $$$, French, European
1340 U Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
+1 202-499-9208
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good49%
  • Average8%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
9 Mar 2016
“It's closed”
15 Dec 2015
“Ho Hum”
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Belgian, French, European
$$ - $$$
1340 U Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
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1 - 10 of 35 reviews

Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Website is still up, phone still works, but they are no longer at 2436 14th St NW, Washington, DC. Restaurant there is Creme, and they said the Bistro is long gone. ???

Thank FlyerCG
Reviewed 16 December 2015

This restaurant is on the north fringe of 14th St NW just north of Florida. It was empty when we dined on a Friday night-no buzz-but they play nice jazz music. The waiters were friendly and helpful. The food was ordinary-cod fritters were mostly bread...More

Thank nsp19
Reviewed 9 August 2015

We adored la Bonne when it was located on U Street. Amazing food, great atmosphere, it was our go-to neighborhood place. The new location has the same great food (though some of our beloved dishes are not on the menu any longer). Unfortunately, the new...More

Thank ibkund
Reviewed 27 July 2015

I went to Bistro la Bonne again in its new location and if anything, it was even better than before. The Happy Hour special has got to be one of the best deals in the whole city. If you come between 5 and 7 pm,...More

Thank Barry17149021
Reviewed 12 April 2015

When we first walked in we weren't sure. But we sat down at the bar, ordered wine and beer and a plate of steak tartar and a salad to split. When it came, we loved it so much we ordered another plate of the steak...More

1  Thank DHVPhiladelphia
Reviewed 11 January 2015

While looking for a place to go dancing we stopped at this charming little place, we ordered drinks and appetizers, the pate was very good, really like the music they were playing and the service was very good even though they were quite busy, awesome...More

Thank travelgirl20707
Reviewed 29 December 2014

Perhaps a Sunday evening dinner post-holidays is not a fair measure of the restaurant, but the food was unsatisfactory, the ambience uncomfortable and uninviting, and the overall experience poor. Diners' various steak dishes appeared unappetizing and were tough, and the cassoulet lacked any duck confit...More

Thank Tim K
Reviewed 18 October 2014

Charming small bistro with a bar right on busy U Street. Although it was a Sunday night, the restaurant was nearly full. We ordered two large pots of mussels which came with a generous serving of fries. There are several varieties of preparation for the...More

1  Thank Dianne F
Reviewed 8 September 2014

We ate outside and had a lovely brunch. We shared onion soup, excellent escargot, and the 2 egg signature La Bonne breakfast which came with a nice salad, bacon, sausage, and we chose poached eggs. Everything was very good. Our server was nice and friendly...More

2  Thank MDTJ
Reviewed 17 February 2014

We dined at 6:15 pm Sunday before a 7:30 performance nearby. Perhaps because it was early, service was good. The food was very good, and the menu included booth full dinners and lighter fare.

Thank orangerook
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Belgian, French, European
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1340 U Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
    (Between 13th St. NW and 14th St. NW)
  • Public Transportation: U Street Metro Station (Green, Yellow)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-499-9208
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