Westend Bistro DC

4.4
1626 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Bistro
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Discover Westend Bistro, an award-winning American bistro located in Washington, D.C.’s trendy West End.
Our dedicated culinary team presents updated bistro classics, infusing modern and traditional techniques inspired by the seasons.
The focus is on the ingredients, culled from fresh, quality produce from the farms and fields of Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
Bistro
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast:
Monday-Friday, 6:30am to 10:30am
Saturday-Sunday, 7:00am to 12:00pm

Lunch:
Monday - Friday, 11:30am to 2:30pm
Westend Bistro is closed Saturday and Sunday for Lunch.

Brunch:
Sunday, 11:00am to 2:30pm

Dinner:
Tuesday - Saturday, 5:30pm to 10:00pm

Bar:
Bar close one hour after kitchen

Westend Bistro is closed Sunday and Monday for Dinner.
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Phone number
(202) 974-4900
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Chef Alvin Dela Cruz
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
22nd and M
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Parking Details
$7 with Validation
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Public Transit
Foggy Bottom Metro
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Special Events & Promotions
Please send event inquiries to info@westendbistrodc.com
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Tue - Sat 5:30PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 11:30PM

What 1626 People Are Saying
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4.2
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.9
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EP
6 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Had good food, but I was hoping for a little more being attached to the Ritz-Carlton. Our waitress was very good, but we had a table at the window where passersby could watch us eat.

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J
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding spot for pre-Kennedy Center meal. Everything was great, especially our waiter. As advertised!

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T
10 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We ordered a couple cocktails which were ok and ordered a mixed greens salad which was nice and I got short ribs which were perfect falling apart and a side of the truffle and herb frites which were so yummy my friend stole half the plate! My friend got the pork chops and said he has had better. For dessert we had the pear and cherry crumble and it was presented well and tasted good too after a cup of coffee we set back out in the rain. A pleasant restaurant and the host even gave us an umbrella as we stepped out in the pouring rain.

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JC
39 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were headed to the Kennedy Center and each thought the other had made a reservation. oops! Using Open Table we found the closest spot, within walking distance from our location, that could seat us FAST! We were pleasantly surprised that Westend Bistro was located in the Ritz Carlton, and was much nicer than we expected on such short notice! We were thrilled with our appetizer, entrees and wine list. Glad we stumbled upon this gem. Oh, and our server was amazing! Highly recommend!

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CE
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great menu items. Enjoyed the buffet. Service was very good. The chef at the omelet station was very friendly and makes a great omelet! She even remembered what I wanted from the day before. I was impressed! She brings it to your table when ready, rather than having you stand there waiting.

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A
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 2

The food is amazing, but the service was just plain bad. The assistant waiter plunked down the water in front of us without making eye contact or any attempt to connect. We might has well have been wooden posts. The lead waiter seemed distracted with too many tables to manage. The service was extremely slow and unresponsive.

The food was fabulous, so it's sad the service is so awful. We will not be going back.

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CE
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was very tasty, staff very friendly and professional. Never had to wait long between food courses. We wanted shrimp cocktail that was not on the restaurant menu, but the waiter was able to provide it from the room service kitchen. Great service. Great entree presentation.

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WF
199 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect setting for friends to dine and chat. Salmon was very good. The crab appetizer was average. Highly recommend for a nice, elegant, dinner in a casual setting.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Visiting family.

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SF
2 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

The smoked salmon was bland/average. It was a busy Sunday brunch. Fortunately, I had a reservation. Unfortunately, I was treated as a second or third thought during the meal.

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S
35 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was very professional and wine/ dinner were very good.
George

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H
13 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal

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BS
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had not been back for a couple years and boy what a change. Excellent menu and great service. Food was amazing...highly recommend.

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IM
4 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food ended up being very good but we were disappointed because the online menu was not the menu we were served. No cornbread madeleines, no avocado toast. Sunday brunch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very pleased
Moved indoors after local rain storm

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JB
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Overpriced. Not good enough for the price. Wasn't impressed with the small plates. Short ribs were great though.

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SK
61 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious! We were on a time crunch and they were very accommodating. Really nice staff.

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SE
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely time. The view was perfect. The food...divine. Service was warm. See you again soon!

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M
48 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

I expected more from a restaurant in the Ritz. Service was very nice, but the food was basic and definitely not worth the high prices. I had a mediocre strip steak with a very tiny portion of vegetables -- very forgettable at $48. This is a bistro with inflated prices. Probably convenient if you're a guest at the hotel, but I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Scallops were good and the salmon needed a little rework but the wait staff came through

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LV
309 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Local burrata and rockfish were excellent. Wine pours were a little light. Avoid the key lime pie dessert. Great al fresco dining if you don't mind the sirens. Service was excellent.

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HC
327 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. Easter Sunday Brunch was exceptional, although expensive at $105 per adult, plus an additional $20 for a Mimosa. I highly recomend this restaurant.

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RM
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Wonderful place to enjoy great food along with concerned service and pleasant ambiance. I must say I miss the incredibly Tuna Cappacio that use to be on the menu maybe they’ll consider bringing it back.

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TT
114 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic food AND outstanding service. Seldom is a “Hotel restaurant” this good. Worth returning to.

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LA
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love Westend’s booths. They provide the necessary privacy for either a business or personal conversation this is a “go to” spot for me.

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t
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot to eat

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G
6 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Lunch and brunch menus are good. Dinner menu not so much.

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JL
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Disappointing that restaurant had no record of reservation and failed to seat me with guest, who arrived earlier. Person at front desk made no effort to connect names.

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CA
181 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Westend Bistro consistently delivers excellent service and great food presentation and taste! It's a delight to come to our nation's capital and know there will be a warm welcome with wonderful food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The meal was very good, server Ben was attentive and sweet. The meal was a bit pricey and $8 tea was outrageous if it had been good but it was awful. Was too jet lagged to complain. Don’t order the tea!!

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Service was very slow. Meals weren’t all hit when brought to table

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PC
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful service. Food (parsnip soup, fries, grilled chicken sandwich) was great. They even packed a small bottle of ketchup in my doggie bag. I just loved this place

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M
12 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We would have preferred a few more menu choices. We especially miss the shrimp and grits.

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PC
4 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good menu in a convenient location.
Comfortable all the way around, enjoyable atmosphere. From the host to the table, great service. Great looking bar. We'll be back !

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F
98 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed this Bistro within the Ritz-Carleton. Benjamin our waiter was very accommodating and enjoyable. Food was delicious. The salmon was cooked to perfection and seasoned just right. The Lamb was also well prepared and presented. Music was just the right level and did not interfere with conversation. Dessert was less fulfilling - although Bailey's Irish cream ice cream sounded great, there was little flavor to it. Great spot to go to prior to a Kennedy center performance. I will be back!

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E
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant was amazing and the staff was great. The food came out right on time and looked great. This is definitely on my list as one of my top 5 places to eat in the city.

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KH
5 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Romantic ambiance in a quiet, lowkey setting. This restaurant is not for the faint of heart. Located inside the Ritz Carlton, Westend Bistro provides an upscale dining experience with impeccable, breathtaking dishes. It was obvious the chefs enjoy their jobs as every plate was thoughtful, beautifully crafted, and seasoned to perfection with unique tastes. I can confidently say I’ve never tasted anything quite like what I ate at Westend. Everything was so different, yet yummy. I cleaned my plate every single course. Their New Year’s Eve four course special was amazing, I felt like I was on a Food Network competition with the quality of the dishes I received. My only complaint is that I wish they offered four course specials year round like their New Year one.

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D
4 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

On our first visit to the Ritz-Carlton, D.C., we enjoyed the prix fixe New Year's Eve menu. The meal consisted of four courses beginning with a refreshing organic winter green salad and a full-bodied roasted chestnut soup. This was followed by a perfectly seared scallop with a pear and butternut combo topped lightly with caviar. The main entrée was a delectable filet mignon and Maine lobster dish accompanied with foraged mushrooms, a bed of silky smooth heirloom fingerling mashed potatoes, and red wine jus.

For dessert, we indulged in a decadent chocolate pomegranate parfait with a chocolate sabayon drizzle melted over a white chocolate dome. Quite the presentation.

All in all, the food portions were perfect, the fare was delicious, and the service was 100%.

Kudos to both chefs Dela Cruz and Quinn and greatest of thanks to our topnotch server Dennis.

The accommodations made by all staff including the restaurant manager, Zachary were impeccable.

Thank you for a wonderful evening and making this a night to remember, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Ritz and will surely be back.

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M
9 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My friends and I dined here for New Year’s eve and discovered it was prix fixe. The selections were great and I liked the simplicity of the menu. The food was excellent, and so was the service. We wished we were in a better location as far as seating but now I know which table to request the next time I visit!

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N
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2017
Overall 2Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Slightly underwhelming. Did not match the vibe and sophistication of the rest of the hotel. Food was good but could have been better for the price. However the service was excellent. All of the staff were very friendly and attentive, especially our server (I think his name was Troy)

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