A soigné restaurant in the George hotel, within walking distance of the Capitol and Union Station, Bistro Bis serves the gamut of French food, from mussels and pommes frites to complicated preparations and composed plates. Of-the-moment design firm Adamstein & Demetriou created the decor, a riff on the classic brasserie: the dining room features warm woods, tile floors and frosted glass; and the front room, which opens on to a patio with more tables, popular for summing dining, has a zinc-topped bar. Weekend brunch, which adds egg dishes and beef-based bloody marys to the brasserie mix, is justly popular.
|Venue name:||Bistro Bis|
15 E Street, NW
|Cross street:||between North Capitol Street & New Jersey Avenue|
|Opening hours:||7–10am, 11.30am–2.30pm, 5.30–10.30pm daily|
|Transport:||Union Station or Judiciary Square Metro|
|Price:||Main courses $14.50–$21 brunch; $15.75–$23.50 lunch; $26–$33 dinner|