Bistro L'Hermitage

4.9
4510 reviews
$31 to $50
French
As the Historic Occoquan Waterfront Area welcomes L'Hermitage, a Classic French Bistro, we welcome you. Long time DC restaurateur (21 Federal/Bob Kinkead (RIP),Ex Co-Owner of Marcels DC, Watergate Hotel F&B) Youssef Eagle Essakl has transformed a building and the surrounding property in historic downtown Occoquan into his vision of a Romantic French country bistro. L'Hermitage, a great escape from the hectic DC restaurant scene, promises 'relaxed good taste' with the polish and sophistication of fine dining. Join us for a very special experience.
Our Motto is:
"Hospitality is the Art of Making Others Feel Welcome, Comfortable, and at Home.
It is the Talent for Spreading Warmth and Kindness that will be Remembered Always."
What 4510 People Are Saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
Food
4.9
Service
4.9
Ambience
4.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BellR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved this place! Tried their chef's choice option so was able to try several items off the menu and loved them.

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TheresaH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful! We had brunch! We had a reservation and were seated as soon as we arrived. Service and food were both incredible!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love everything about this restaurant. I go there often and never disappointed.

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vipEllenZ
New York Area
244 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a treat to have Sunday Brunch here! Carlos is the ultimate waiter, and the rest of the staff gets our high praise. Love the food & social distancing. It is one of the places where we feel very safe during this COVID era. Smoked salmon, mussels & lava cake are always Barry's choices. I love the lobster bisque, strip steak & lemon meringue tart. Complimentary brut rose is a happy way to begin the feast. Bordeaux to accompany the steak. 2 big cups of cappuccino to finish. Cannot wait to return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been there many times. A favorite. Great food and great staff

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BarbaraD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

attentive service, nice atmosphere even with social distancing

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JoeS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous New Years Eve celebration. Food was outstanding.

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vipDCoxRoush
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

impeccable service delicious food. Made New Years Eve during covid very special
My favorite restaurant in DC area

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JuliaB
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

It was a disappointing NYE I’m afraid. Felt very rushed and, particularly for the money, the 3 courses was skimpy, and the food blander and less spectacular than on our past visits. We even wondered if the chef had changed. Plus, not for nothing, charging for sparking water is unheard of in my experience at this level of dining. Not sure we will be back, which makes us sad.

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RalphL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dining experience. Will definitely return soon.

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JasonO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing as we have come to expect!

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MarkS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply the best restaurant in Prince William County

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely everything exceeded our expectations; the service, the food, the recommendations, the ambience, the coziness of the restaurant, one of my favorite meals I’ve ever had, truly.

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juliae
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always wonderful!!! Have been a handful of times. Love it!

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JonH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great choice. A bit on the pricey side but it is because of the high quality of food, service, and ambiance. Well worth it!

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vipSurf
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is wonderful. I went out of the way to find a place that was COVID appropriate and the service, food and ambiance were amazing. A wonderful Bistro setting with impeccable service. I am looking forward to returning for dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was exquisite, food came quick and very authentic -overall well done

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vipSuzanneB
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dinner was perfect! We are always greeted so warmly by everyone at Bistro; they always make us feel like we are coming home! Merci infiniment Yousef and Tony!
xoxo

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BruceB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

birthday dinner with family, service was exceptional. food was amazing as always

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JuanL
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My family and I really enjoyed our dinner on December 26th. Everything was excellent, food, service, and a very charming decor. Would definitely come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food and service!

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HARALDS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time I have been there
Will make this now another
Restaurant I will have on my
Favorite place to go as I do this
2-3 times a month and this will be
On list list for the future
Definitely a great place you
Have to try

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Charity
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a reservation for 6pm on Christmas and we were seated promptly after we arrived. The table was set beautifully and the ambiance was warm. They were serving a special dinner menu, but accommodated our kids with steak and fries even though it was not on the menu. Service was perfectly timed and the server was friendly. The food was delicious and reasonably priced for the quality. This is a wonderful place for a special evening out. I would highly recommend it and hope to visit again soon.

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clare
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing Christmas dinner in the lovely cozy little outdoor “chateau” built for Covid safety but with all the high quality you expect at the Bistro, complete with chandeliers, skylights, and impeccable service. As we ate our delicious meal, it started to lightly snow. A truly gorgeous experience in every sense.

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vipBrendon
Las Vegas
32 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dennis provided superb service as usual. The lamb was perfection. It was good to see Boone again. We will see you soon.

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JeffP
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, fantastic food and fantastic service. Our very favorite restaurant!

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RickJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Love the restaurant. Lots of menu items are very good, but as a whole food is uneven. The charm of the place is the service. The wait staff is flawless. The owner spares no cost in their support. They have assistants to cover every need from utensils to water. The whole staff anticipates every diner’s need. The dining room is comfortable in every way. For me, dining here is as satisfying as can be.

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viphappy
Washington DC
138 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One can always rely on the deliciousness of any food offering. Also the ambiance is second to none.

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vipEllaDinDC
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

My husband and I celebrated Christmas Eve, limited to their set menu...would have liked to have choice but understood why that was too inconvenient.

Only quibbles:
sweet potato au gratin was not terribly done but neither was it amazing and basically just meh, standing out as such against so many really superb dishes including my perfectly cooked steak and husband’s amazing chocolate mousse.

Waiter was slightly condescending in his guidance (practically telling me how I should cook my steak vs asking ... for the record he said “steak medium rare, right?” And as we never ate there, that’s a bold assumption that also happens to be true. Same with my husband’s order, basically told him to get veal and sausage entree, which he liked but I believe he would have liked others more however he’s indecisive and just “went along”

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TheWalkers777
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic Christmas Eve Dinner! Amazing Food, Professional and Friendly Staff. Highly Recommended.

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STEVES
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the forth time having diner at Bistro and we are never disappointed. Atmosphere is awesome along with the food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best dining experience in Woodbridge.

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Robert
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food - a little pricey for other than a special occasion. Delicious, quality offerings, great service.

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StanE
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our 51st Anniversary there. We were so pleased that the staff took very good care to keep us safe during the pandemic. We were so impressed with the extra measures they took to ensure our wellbeing and enjoyment of our time there. The food was excellent. Our waiter was efficient, friendly and attentive. It was a superb experience and I would highly recommend it to others.

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HerbD
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I celebraterated her birthday and we were very impressed by the ambiance and the food. The service was impeccable!!!

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SteveT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unfortunately one can’t offer Bistro L’Hermitage anymore superlatives than it’s already garnered! This amazing establishment consistently over delivers on all levels. All the five star ratings posted on this platform and others are not by coincidence. Kudos to the Bistro and it’s entire Team! Already planning our next visit!

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ZitaB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Owner remembers his customers even when dining a few times a year. Wait staff exemplary, professional, top notch. Food is always excellent. Chef prepares beautiful and delicious meals. Wine selection excellent and Sommelier very knowledgeable. This is our go to hidden gem. Every time we go to Bistro L’Hermitage we feel like royalty but in a familiar and friendly manner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent and the staff was very attentive and great.

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TellItLikeItIs
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food, outstanding service! From the moment we walked in the door, the service was outstanding. The restaurant wasn't busy due to COVID, but everything was great! Highly recommend!

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DougH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and superb cuisine, as always. What a treasure to have in our community!

FAQs

Bistro L'Hermitage is rated 4.9 stars by 4510 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.