Serving brunch, lunch and dinner indoor and in its charming patio. Bar on the first floor is also the go-to place for the neighborhood.
The extensive menu is designed by Chef Alex Merritt who brings his own unique style and innovative culinary artistry to the restaurant. Wine list and cocktail menu perfectly compliments the cuisine.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
French Onion Soup with Gruyere Cheese
Filet Mignon Grillé
Grilled Beef Tenderloin, Potato Puree, Haricot Verts, Caramelized Shallot, Bordelaise Sauce
Sauteed Forest Mushrooms, Parmesan Cream Sauce, Truffle Essence
Overall experience was not satisfactory. Steak frites was cooked medium-well rather than medium rare. Do not get the ravioli unless you want an excessive amount of truffle oil.
It was a pleasant place for a leisurely dinner. The waiter did tend to disappear at times, however.
Great service, delicious food, lovely patio seating.
we went for Sunday brunch. Delicious quiche and crepes. Portions were a little small but very good. The staff was quite attentive.
The summer menu items, watermelon gazpacho and a rhubarb strawberry mousse, were outstanding. Couldn’t have asked for anything nicer. The escargot in mushroom caps was good and rack of lamb perfectly cooked.
Dennis our server was amazing and the food was fantastic! Such a great experience for my mother‘s 75th birthday. We will definitely be back!
We had three different waiters. They rarely came out to see if we needed anything. The food was very good.
Overall, we had a good meal, and felt very safe given the careful COVID precautions, including masking and space between the outdoor tables. Everyone enjoyed their food, including fish, steak frites, and some delicious desserts. The waiter was very nice, but did make a few minor mistakes toward the end of the night. They comped us for one of the mistakes, which we appreciated.
Service wasn’t the greatest but they are kind and genuine. The French onion soup wasn’t hot or tasty - however it was heavy or salty. The lobster omelette was dry and terrible. You should never leave a restaurant hungry or disappointed. Unfortunately it wasn’t worth the wait to make up for it. I really had high hopes and was excited to brunch here - don’t know if I’ll be back.
First time eating here. The food was great and staff were excellent. If you're looking for nice, French ambiance, this is the place. Excellent for romantic dates.
Lovely restaurant, sweet, cozy ambience. We had the steak and trout.. both cooked perfectly! We had a new young server who was attentive and conscientious. Great place!
Wonderful place! Really good menu. Great food and service. Nice, quiet dining space to have conversation.
So glad that the quality has maintained at the same high level.
Mediocre food service poor.
Lovely catch up meal with a friend . Our server was very knowledgeable and able to recommend dishes to our dietary requirements. The server was also really friendly. We ordered the watermelon soup, burrata salad, the duck and shrimp salad - EVERYTHING we ordered was delicious.
The french onion soup and escargot was very good but I must agree with another reviewer - although our entrees were tasty, they came out luke warm at best. I will say my absolute favorite dish is the mushroom raviolli. We also ordered their drink of the day - a tropical mojita, which was great. Ambiance of restaurant is cute and at the time of day we went, there was not a crowd and we could hear each other talking.
I think the temperature of the food could be controlled if we didn't have to order appetizers, salads and entrees all at the same time.
Post-COVID renovation of an old favorite maintains the same old-Paris ambiance with a new menu. Great lunchtime burger.
Little expensive but great quality, ambiance and service.
Lovely setting with outdoor seating.
Delicious meal and helpful staff.
Would love to return!
Food was excellent. Server Ellie was very attentive and pleasant.
Chef Alex is an artist and every bite of his food is excellent and extremely well balanced and thought out.
Avo toast was neither toast and the avo was a paltry spread on the soppy toast. And what place doesn’t have creme for coffee?
So, everything was absolutely outstanding. Our favorites are the fromage assorti and the old fashioned-s (the drinks).
We love this place and are never disappointed and we always recommend it to others!
The ambiance was nice. The escargot was lovely. The complaint I have is about the main course. The steak and chicken was cold, not even slightly warm. It was disappointing since I had higher expectations of this restaurant.
Good tasty food. Enjoyable. Just like 18 months ago.
Absolutely beautiful restaurant. Food is just okay and there are a dozen places with better food at this price point in the area. Service was below par and the wine list is not very creative. Ambience is doing a lot of heavy lifting here.
Incredible food and service. There was a table close by who was incessantly talking about politics, but that’s expected lol. They were a bit too close to us upstairs but it wasn’t much of an issue!
It was a wonderful place for a joyful, relaxed celebration.
Great food, great atmosphere
We sat for 25 minutes before any setvice.
When the food was served, we had no utensils.
We requested bread which never arrived prior to our check.
It is a cute place with decent food but very poor management.
Great place , Great service , Great Food and easy parking ! We ate outside under a covered patio .
We love Bistro Cacao every time we are in town. The food is spectacular and the staff is wonderful. The chef’s Chartreuse is always a welcome surprise with the best ingredients.
Always a go-to of mine. Great food and service and the ambiance is perfect for any occasion.
Great great meal and service!
The food is exquisite! Prepared to perfection. Seats for tables along wall super comfy. Definitely will go again
The food was well prepared. My lower rating is due to a personal disappointment. I have a food allergy. Called ahead of time to ask if they could accommodate. They said yes. Once there I was told most menu items would not work for us. .
The service and the Eggs Benedict were excellent!
Great food, large variety. Delicious cocktails. Service was excellent. Would definitely go back!
We were there for my husband’s birthday. This was not our first time there but because we have a baby and this was going to be our first restaurant dining as a whole family, we were a little anxious. On top of that It is still COVID-19 even though we had our vaccines our baby cannot be vaccinated and we did not know how our baby was going to do during the dining. Plus because I am breastfeeding and our baby is allergic to “dairy, eggs and soy” I have many diet restrictions. (We look like nightmare customers right hahaha). They were very responsive for my two calls and very attentive to our worries. They made sure we have safe corner as a family and mentioned several times that kitchen knows about the diet restrictions. We had a wonderful breakfast and great time!! Food has always been exceptional... delicious.. This time even though I had restrictions they still served me amazing options. Service was great and everyone was super friendly as always!!
You can order delivery directly from Bistro Cacao using the Order Online button. Bistro Cacao also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Bistro Cacao also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 546-4737.
Bistro Cacao is rated 4.7 stars by 3384 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.