Bazin's on Church

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3127 reviews
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Contemporary American
Evoking the feeling of an old bistro, yet with a contemporary twist, Bazin's on Church brings to Vienna an inviting neighborhood dining experience. Bazin's on Church offers a contemporary American menu featuring organic and seasonal ingredients. The wine bar features a collection of wonderful wines from around the world, with an emphasis on California.
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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

We love Bazins. It is one of our favorite restaurants. However, they closed the kitchen early even though we had a reservation and would not serve us. We drove 25 minutes just to be turned away. Very frustrating! If reservations can be made on open table for a particular time, it is assumed that the kitchen will remain open.

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Washington DC
101 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I have dined at Bazin's for years and I never been disappointed; however, I had trouble finding anything on the new menu that sounded appealing this time. I was with a group of former colleagues all of whom had eaten numerous times at Bazin's and all seemed puzzled by the menu. We eventually ordered and all seemed to enjoy our selections; however, I may hesitate to suggest Bazin's on Church for lunch in the future.

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KT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific service and satisfying menu for Mother’s Day luncheon. I’m glad we had reservations because even then it was a 20 minute wait. But it was busy so I understand. Bazin’s on Church is a favorite and didn’t disappoint.

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Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Thought there could be some different choices for the Mother’s Day brunch menu. But was very good.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A favorite establishment in Vienna. Very comfortable atmosphere. Bellia our server has been there forever. She is the best! I had their bacon wrapped scallops on saffron risotto. Excellent. A favorite of mine is their fried oyster appetizer. Accommodates gluten free. Prices reasonable. Great wine list.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was awesome. Lot's of guests results in a loud noise level, but we enjoyed the nice atmosphere, the good wine and service.

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FR
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food preparation was excellent. The mushroom soup was fabulous, intensely flavorful; the tagliatelle had excellent flavors; the apple crostata dessert was excellent, the crispy shrimp wasn't crispy but it tasted very good. The flatiron steak was fine. We will go back again.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and so were the cocktails!

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l
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Welcoming friendly atmosphere with excellent food and service

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MR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience again. We had brunch last year on Easter and loved it then. Everyone in our group loved their meals.

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BH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

My reservation was for 6:30. We were seated and waiting for the other couple. When we ordered the special was already gone which was the only thing I wanted on the menu. The waiter did not offer to do anything special, e.g. give me the same sides with a different protein, etc. In most restaurants the chef will let you know if there are only a few specials left so they can ask the seated guests. He did not mention it until I ordered and it was so early in the evening. He could have at least been more helpful, maybe bought me a drink or something but it ruined my evening there. I asked for a particular vegetable rather than the rice and instead of what I ordered I got some other vegetables in a cream sauce - not what I eat. Really ruined the restaurant for me.

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KA
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Easter Brunch with family. Good food, great atmosphere and service. Only complaint was the mimosa which I know is very hard to mess up but for some reason I don’t think they used OJ. Other than that I highly recommend

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L
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The vibe is cozy, the brunch is great, and the cocktails are delicious. Will be back soon!

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JS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Good cocktails and good quality to the food. Pricing can be on the high side, but you get good food for the price. Parking may be difficult, but that's due to the building and neighborhood.

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S
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tuesday lunch is quiet, but the service and food were outstanding as always!

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C
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was such a great lunch and so pleasant. Our server was on top of everything and there when we needed him.

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P
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our 34th wedding anniversary. We came in last minute. The staff were great our waitress (Olivia) was excellent. The food was beautifully prepared with fresh ingredients. Veal Milanese was worthy of an Enoteca in Lombardy, Italy. The Apple crostata for dessert was lip smacking wonderful. Nice wine list reasonable prices. We will be back soon.

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J
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the chopped salad — i could eat it every day!
Love the food here.

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M
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’lol be back with friends. A wonderful place to relax & enjoy delicious food.

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BS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Aperitives bad, main course very good, bread some pieces from the day before. The cream brille was excellent. Service very good. Ambience ok for the hour. Overprice

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CK
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Good food ! Nice ambiance. Lovely place in Vienna.

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KS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food and our waiter was excellent ..the ambiance was very good a good mix of casual and formal dining. Appears to be very popular with the locals. They do need someone with more experience as a host. The young man at the door seemed a little confused...

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H
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

As usual, Bazin's was busy on Saturday evening. Good was expectantly very good, service was pretty good. Overall, would like to see more check-in from the waitstaff rather than trying to signal them over.

The noise level is pretty high when busy, would also like to see some noise cancelling efforts made for a better experience.

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S
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was very good and enjoyed our waiter the tables are on top of each other so that’s reason for overall four stars

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NG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the atmosphere and the menu never disappoints! The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, ready to make a suggestion on the menu choices or extensive wine list. Bazin's is our go to restaurant for special events or just a night out.

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LR
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Very Good food consistently, but way overpriced!. 50$ /person for one glass of wine and an entree.

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JH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Easily the worst experience I've ever had at this restaurant. We waited 20 minutes to be seated after our reservation, and were promptly ignored for another 20. We had to ask for bread THREE times to even get it, and it came out so toasted it was hard to eat. The person I was eating with got their appetizer and I was told that they were out of mine. So there's another 20 minutes. We then waited 40 minutes to get our entree. My steak was COMPLETELY overcooked but since we had tickets I couldn't wait for it to be done properly. Meanwhile, the table that sat 30 minutes after us was done eating by the time we even got our entrees. Terrible experience here, I doubt I will go back. Food is overpriced, portions are too small, and the service was already not that great and its getting worse. It's like this place knows its the best place in Vienna and doesn't care anymore. Well, I don't care to go there ever again. A real shame.

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n
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

> than 10 min to get greeted. Waiter was a “ping ponger” (does one task for one table and then heads back to bar/register/kitchen, then back and forth). Wait staff working a Friday night need to be able to touch base - even if through eye contact - with all tables when they swing through their station if not Service suffers.

Food was thoughtful and tasty. Plenty on the menu we want to try so we will be back and hope for a better server next time.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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P
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It has been years since I have been to Bazin's and they are just as great as when I was a regular. The cod was cooked to perfection. Great service too!

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MF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch last Sunday. I loved the little extra touches like steamed milk for my coffee, and a gratis appetizer. Service was excellent especially for being so attentive to my spouse’s requests for extra water. The Belgian waffles with fresh strawberries were beautiful and ever so tasty. I plan to return as I very much enjoy brunches.

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KR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My dinner partner and I were very pleased with the quality of the food (veal Milanese) and wine. As usual, the service was excellent and friendly!

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b
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had not been here in a couple of years and it was excellent, better than we remembered.

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BG
New England
19 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Fun place for a special occasion. Food was delicious and it was family friendly especially at an earlier time on Sunday night.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a perfect dining experience was had!

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RS
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent as alway. The wait staff is attentive and knowledgeable. The Mediterranean style dishes (stuffed flounder and veal Milanese) presented as well as they tasted. The wine list is extensive with a large selection of "by the glass" wines. It was a bit noisey but that was to be expected given the vibrant bar patronage on a Friday night.

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M
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

I had gone to Bazin's years ago with my family and did not like it at all. On this occasion, my wife and I were using a gift card we had been given and we were delightfully surprised with the experience.
The food was excellent, very tasteful. The presentation was also excellent and served hot from the kitchen.

No one should go to Bazin's expecting a quiet atmosphere. It is a noisy restaurant...in large measure due to the crowd of guests that are always there; plus having the bar right in the dining area. I remember that from my first visit. But that said, the quality of the food and service will bring us back.

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GF
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

When this place first opened, it was amazing. We'd go there about once a month. As a true foodie, I'd have given it about a 7 or 8 out of 10 with the ambiance and service comparable in quality. (The Inn at Little Washington being a 10 overall). I'm considered a harsh critic.

Then, over the course of several years, the service crept down to about a 5-6 . Soon after, the food quality also descended to those lower numbers.

We'd heard rumors that the owner/chef had taken it up a notch, but were skeptical. It took nearly 2 years to convince my husband to give it another try. I'd say the food is back up to a 7 or 8. The ambiance is scaled back considerably, but the service was pretty good 6 or 7 out of 10.

We will be back, and we will bring friends again.

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g
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service at Bazin's is outstanding. We will be back!

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PA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent jazz brunch on a Sunday afternoon. I highly recommend. The food was delicious - we had the short rib hash and the country biscuit eggs benedict. The dirty bloody mary was just right and large in size. A surprise treat was the jazz combo that played music while we dined. Very special day!

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