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Bistro Vivant - CLOSED

1394 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22101-3904
+1 703-356-1700
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good36%
  • Average24%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
17 Dec 2015
“Don't be fooled by exterior -- very good food”
30 Nov 2015
“A Good Bistro Lunch”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
1394 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22101-3904
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Reviewed 18 December 2015

From the outside it doesn't look like it would be such a good restaurant. But I assure you it has great food! The service was below average (waiter wasn't rude...just slow and inexperienced it appeared) and there are tears in the booth seats that prevent...More

1  Thank JamesNewberry
Reviewed 1 December 2015

Three of us stopped in for lunch on a grey Saturday afternoon. The natural light streaming through the large windows glinted off the wine and water glasses. The place was spotless. The day's menu was chalked on a huge blackboard. We started with calamari, moved...More

Thank David N
Reviewed 10 November 2015

recent dinner on Halloween. naturally only a few tables taken. service was excellent, but why not with almost nobody else there. The food was very good, with some imaginative specials. Hangar steak with frites was perfectly prepared; the fish my wife ordered was fresh and...More

Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Visited the restaurant with my family and we enjoyed it very much. It's not a big menu but varied. The food is high quality.

Thank Sulafa-Khair
Reviewed 21 May 2015

8:30 PM is late for us to eat dinner, but we decided to venture out to a neighborhood favorite with the idea of just doing appetizers, rather than entrees. We were delighted w/our experience at Bistro Vivant. I had the delectable chilled, pea soup. The...More

Thank LifeShortEatGoodFood
Reviewed 11 May 2015

My husband and I wanted to eat out at a nearby French restaurant for our anniversary, which fell in the middle of the work week. We had dined at Bistro Vivant when it first opened and were very pleased with both of our meals, although...More

1  Thank Sara P
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Like most other reviews have mentioned the outward appearance of Bistro Vivant means that if you did not know it was there, you would likely drive past. Once inside however, the decor and atmosphere can be quiet and intimate, as we were there in the...More

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 18 March 2015

We frequently go out to dinner all around the DC area, though we live in McLean. Bistro Vivant is one of our two go-to restaurants in McLean (the other is Assaggi Osteria). It did have a slightly rough beginning, but that was years ago now...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 8 February 2015

Bistro Vivant is located near Tysons Corner at a little strip mall. It's a casual and plain looking place but the food is surprisingly good. We had 5 in our party for lunch and everyone loved their food choices. The Octopus appetizer and the Escargot...More

Thank NatalieMaryland
Reviewed 18 January 2015

Bistro Vivant is located in a strip mall and could easily be overlooked as you drive down the street. Once you're inside the restaurant and have eaten the creatively prepared dishes you won't forget this place. There are specials every night and the restaurant has...More

Thank ladyt
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1394 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22101-3904
    (Rt 123 Dolley Madison Blvd)
  • Public Transportation: Metro Bus stop one block away, on corner of Old Dominion Dr and Chain Bridge Rd.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  McLean
  • Phone Number: +1 703-356-1700
  • E-mail
A contemporary French Bistro in the heart of McLean. We are open ALL DAY, EVERY DAY... so join us for a late Lunch, early Dinner or any Holiday.
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