Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar

4.7
1818 reviews
$31 to $50
French
>Easy free parking in the evening (after 6:30PM)

Now open for Dinner from Tuesday to Sunday, and Sunday Brunch for dining in, carry-outs and delivery through Doordash

Celebrating its 25th year Anniversary, this Grand Little restaurant is part of Georgetown’s culinary landscape and has been awarded one of the Ten Best Restaurant in the Country by Bon Appetit and Top 40 by Zagat

We are offering classic, regional and contemporary French cuisine.

At the Wine Bar, you will feel as comfortable and relaxed as you would in your home and now you can enjoy live Jazz performances every Monday and Wednesday nights, starting at 7pm.
Special Prix Fix menus only days: Valentine dinner, Easter Brunch, Mother day, Christmas Eve and Day, New Year Eve.

**OPEN TABLE RESERVATIONS ARE FOR DINING PATRONS ONLY, NOT FOR DRINKS **
Visit our Sister Bistrot, La Piquette on 3714 Macomb Street Nw. in Cleveland Park - Tel: 202 686 2015 - info@lapiquettedc.com

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1818 People Are Saying
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MarianneH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely time celebrating our daughter's 19th birthday on January Saturday 9th.
It had to be an outdoor dinner because of the pandemic but with a good coat on and their warmers we weren't cold and we really enjoyed the whole experience!
We loved the pan seared foie gras with a Port reduction, it was perfectly made!
Duck Cassoulet was formidable, so was the rainbow trout, and confit de canard!
Very happy! We will go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Considering we were seated outside during the winter due to bureaucratic mandate (thanks, global pandemic) the experience was absolutely outstanding. The staff did an excellent job and maintained a high standard, despite the imposed hardships. And everything was delicious, as always!

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vipGSCMJOE
Washington DC
167 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Not the first visit to Bistro Lepic and it certainly will not be my last!
Food and service are fantastic. One of the few places that makes unquestionably the best, dry Grey Goose martini.
She had the escargot appetizer and the calf liver entre. I had the French onion soup and the cassoulet. We shared a half bottle of Chateauneuf du pape wine...spectacular and espresso to top it all off.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’ve been here a few time and it never disappoints if you are looking for classic French cuisine, look no further. Also, we need to look for places who offer a gluten free menu because of an allergy and not only is their menu very gluten free friendly, but the staff was very knowledgeable. Can’t wait to go back.

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JohnT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Drink, appetizer, soup, entree and dessert were delicious. Also delicious bread and butter and fine service!
Perfect in every way.

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vipBethesda
Washington DC
151 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It is always a pleasure to dine here. We were able to eat outside due to the warm evening. The service was excellent as usual and the food was delicious!

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vipDCfoodie
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They had excellent food, service and ambiance-can't wait to have their beef bourguignon again!

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KatherineO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our anniversary! It was great.

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PatriciaD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a fantastic dinner Tuesday night. Love the almond trout!!
Highly recommended m!

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vipLadyBrit
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The wine, food and service is always excellent and, despite the Covid situation the restaurant has kept that standard. Thank you to all for a most enjoyable evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tried the outdoor/“streatery” for the first time, and it was very charming. Pretty patio with heat lamps, lights and potted greenery.

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PaulineR
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Beyond expectations! The food was truly delicious, from starter to dessert (and I’m French!).

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vipsoonerdc
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

I have dined outside at Bistrot Lepic three times recently and each experience has been extremely enjoyable. The food and service are impeccable and their wine list is excellent with great value.

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stephanec
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Bistro lepic is one of the most reliable and good French restaurant in DC. not too expensive and great service.

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NathalieD
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

we love Bistrot Lepick; the food is fabulous and the service courteous and efficient. They offer an excellent wine list and we simply never had a disappointing meal there.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and food were outstanding! My husband and I asked the waitress for her recommendations and they were on point! We had the squash soup, filet entree, and the meringue dessert.

We sat outside in their seating area and had a great night! This is one of our favorite places to eat! 😀

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I went out to dinner for the first time (without kids) since we arrived back in the US approx 8 months ago. I came across this restaurant while searching online. It reminded me of places we had eaten at while we lived in Europe. We had a wonderful time. The staff was friendly and engaging, the food was terrific and the wine selection was excellent. We even had a nice discussion with Cyrille, the managing partner of the restaurant. I would highly recommend this restaurant and we look forward to returning soon!

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vipBrad
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We ate in their space in the parking lane in front of the restaurant. It was surprisingly pleasant, even with traffic moving by at 6 pm. Food was wonderful as always.

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vipGSCMJOE
Washington DC
167 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So glad that this Top of the Line, French restaurant is open to allowable capacity!
From the martinis to the espresso and desserts it was sensational. Our party of four was amazed at the authenticity of the French dishes, presentation and service.

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vipHowardA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bistro Lepic is a Washington institution. Sitting outside near the street makes it feel like you are in Paris. The definitely is on the level of France's best restaurants. I highly recommend the Duck Confit.

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vipZannie
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bistrot Lepic is a neighborhood favorite of ours. Food is always great and service is responsive and attentive. Cyril Brenac, the owner of Lepic and its sister restaurant, La Picquette in Glover Park, is charming and wonderful. I highly recommend both restaurants for a low-key dinner with family or friends, or a special occasion. They will take good care of you.

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vipsoonerdc
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite place for a quiet dinner with friends. Food is always so delicious and service friendly but efficient. The outdoor patio was a delightful place to dine. Looking forward to having another delightful evening at Bistrot Lepic soon.

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vipLadyBrit
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food, drinks and service were excellent as usual. For many years this restaurant has maintained a high standard.

Our thanks to all.

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WWJones
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and wine was excellent but the service and friendliness of the staff even better! Very enjoyable and entertaining dinner. Thank You

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CollinW
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If not for the blue awning, you might pass right by this comfy, quaint hidden gem without ever knowing it exists. Upon entering you are greeted by friendly staff. As you approach your table, aromas from kitchen are you first introduction to their resident master of French comfort food, Chef de Cuisine Jean Baptiste Massala. I have eaten here many times and have yet to discover a weak link in M. Massala’s menu, but my favorite dish by far is the veal cheeks. The servers can assist with the perfect wine paring. Make sure you show up hungry so you have room for appetizers and dessert.

This unpretentious institution of flavor is my favorite restaurant in DC and absolutely one of the best on the east coast. 10/10 would absolutely recommend.

MC
vipMaryC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food (menu and specials) are top notch and represent great bistro food. The service is fabulous as is the wine list.

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vipMaryC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bistro Lepic is my go to bistro. They have a huge menu and everything is executed flawlessly. I highly recommend it!

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YuliaW
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved our dinner there: great atmosphere, tasty food, friendly servers..we'll definitely be back.

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vipkristin
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had dinner last week and had a wonderful evening. Food as good as it has always been, and we felt super safe. Tables spaced out nicely and all staff was masked. Lovely and quiet.

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vipKateInDC
Washington DC
186 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It's time to return to indoor dining, and Bistrot Lepic has made the appropriate adjustments to table spacing. We were so glad to again enjoy some of our favorite dishes (starting with the best French bread in town!), including the tournadoes of beef for my husband, and a special that night for me -- coq au vin. This is a dish I love but I rarely find this old classic. It did not disappoint. Rich flavor, tender chicken and vegetables in a marvelous wine sauce. Mmmmm...! I urge other fans of French cuisine to return soon and enjoy attentive service, delicious food, and air conditioning!

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vipGSCMJOE
Washington DC
167 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

It was a pleasure to welcome Bistro Lepic back into our lives. Dining there Friday 3 July, was truly a delightful experience after being without great French food since mid-March due to the COVID closures. Drinks were expertly crafted, wine list is perfect with excellent prices on half-bottles, salads, appetizers and entrees were prepared and seasoned to perfection. The service, was as before, top-shelf! I shall return.

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KENTC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It's definitely the best restaurant in Washington DC, and No matter what you order, the food is better than you expected!!

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vipMichaelH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a must-visit in Washington DC.
A perfection, a comfort: a pleasure

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Rock
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just what we were looking for for a birthday dinner. Delicious food and good service. We could actually carry on a conversation through out dinner. We’ll definitely be returning sooner rather than later.

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vipGardensalot
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite bistros in DC. I had shad roe and it was fabulous. My friend had the cassoulet, an old standby. We sat upstairs at a table in the wine bar. I prefer the downstairs dining room but upstairs was also nice. The noise level is lower downstairs but in both places, you can carry on a conversation without having to shout. The food here is always excellent and the prices are very reasonable. Service is terrific. It's a great neighborhood place.

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Dewey2RB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was to celebrate my mother’s birthday. Just wonderful!! The food is always perfect here and the service and everyone involved with this place are magnificent!! Very attentive, polite, but also low key. So great!! We have made this our new tradition for her birthday, third year in a row...

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Devotedyogi
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We ate early, at 5:30, to get to a concert afterwards. It was quiet and pleasant. The trout was delicious and so was the Sancerre. We shared a pear tart for dessert--yum. Nice, friendly service.

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vipjack
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My companion and I thoroughly enjoyed the excellent cuisine and service. Perfect environment for a quiet romantic outing .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Such good food! Always dependable and delicious!

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vipRoberto
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate at Bistrot Lepic last Sunday night for the first time in well over a year. The meal was just excellent. The onion tart with bacon was a delight. The veal chop and osso bucco (a special that night) were among the best veal dishes I can recall eating--both were large and beautifully seasoned. The full-bodied French Bordeaux wine was a good match for the veal and a bargain at $65 (at restaurant prices). The apple tart and ice cream were merely very good, but they were a good ending to the meal.

Excellent service and ambiance. We will be coming back to Bistrot Lepic soon.

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Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 1818 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.

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