About Bistro Cacao
Where Romance meets Flavor… At Bistro Cacao, chef-owner Kemal Deger brings nearly 25 years of culinary expertise to your table. In Bistro Cacao’s historic location we now invite you to enjoy our new concept of modern bistro-style French cuisine in a romantically charming and comfortable setting blending old France with modern creative touches.
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
3rd and 4th NE
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Yes we do Cater
Union Station red line three blocks away
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
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All type of private events welcome, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Cocktail etc. Green Room, up to 26 people Red Room, up to 40 people Rouge Room, up to 16 people Cacao Wine Bar, up to 50 people cocktail, receptions, happy hours etc. Private outdoor available.
Bistro Cacao Ratings and Reviews
A pleasant surprise. Attentive staff an ...
A pleasant surprise. Attentive staff and good food.
Excellent food, attentive service, intim ...
Excellent food, attentive service, intimate setting, fair prices - a stand-out choice.
The server was engaging and charming, an ...
The server was engaging and charming, and very quick-witted(jokes were appropriate and relevant). The food tasted phenomenal. No complaints here.
Great food Wonderful presentation Fri ...
Great food Wonderful presentation Friendly Servers and Management
Delicious anniversary dinner. We didn't ...
Delicious anniversary dinner. We didn't have time for dessert so they gave us glasses of kir. I'll definitely be back!
The food, wine list and service is outst ...
The food, wine list and service is outstanding. A terrific dining experience.
Extraordinary refined french food. Each ...
Extraordinary refined french food. Each dish perfectly prepared and presented. All of the staff friendly and a pleasure to see each time we return. The Red Room is the most private for intimate conversation and assures a most unusual setting of a bygone era. Go and you will see.
Awesome per usual
Awesome per usual
Was a beautiful, private, and romantic setting with great food.
Amazing food and ambiance. Definitely pe ...
Amazing food and ambiance. Definitely perfect date spot. The food was out of this world! Really know how to cook seafood and meat! Just really great food.
Loved our meals!
We all enjoyed our meals and the attentive service - even the chef visited our table to be sure we had enjoyed ourselves. Wonderful experience. Highly recommend
I'm a frequent costumer at Bistro Cacao. They always consistently serve excellent dishes, with outstanding customer service. Having a deep understanding of French dinning allowed me to visit the top spots in the DC area and I continue to go to Bistro Cacao as they offer the whole package experience better than anyone.
I've been to other restaurants on the block and they were nothing special, but Bistro Cacao was surprisingly good. Service was attentive, but not over the top which allowed for a great business lunch. I think I will go back to try the brunch. The nicoise salad was great. Highly recommend.
Really good French food and great servic ...
Really good French food and great service. Our book club loves this place!
The Perfect Local Bistro
Romantic interiors, wonderful food, great service. Wish we were in the neighborhood more often!
Always superb in every way.
Always superb in every way.
Vice nice classic French Bistro. All of ...
Vice nice classic French Bistro. All of our meals were great. My mussels in a sauce were fresh and very tasty Classic, country French decor and the service was very good
Great food, service, and ambiance. Reall ...
Great food, service, and ambiance. Really wish they had hot chocolate though!
Bistro Cacao always delivers high-qualit ...
Bistro Cacao always delivers high-quality fine dining. We love this establishment and visit whenever we can.
Good food and service. Excellent wine list. Romantic setting. Looked like the outdoor section would be fun, but it was raining the night I went
Bistro Cacao was a delight! Atmosphere ...
Bistro Cacao was a delight! Atmosphere was elegant and charming and the waiter was very attentive. I will definitely return on my next trip to DC!
Eclectic atmosphere is like no other.
Eclectic atmosphere is like no other.
THE BEST!!!!!!!!! I will be back!!!!!!! ...
THE BEST!!!!!!!!! I will be back!!!!!!!!! The food was wonderful. The staff was very nice.
Very romantic- great ambiance for a spec ...
Very romantic- great ambiance for a special date or small get-together! But overpriced for the quality of the food. Disappointed in the lack of flavor
The experience was exceptional and will ...
The experience was exceptional and will be a lifetime memory
True to the authentic French theme with ...
True to the authentic French theme with incredible service to match the food. A vibrant outdoor seating area and great indoor semi-private dining spaces for groups. Well done!! Nice walk from Union Station, perfect on a nice night!
Overall fantastic - 4.9 if I could give ...
Overall fantastic - 4.9 if I could give tenth points. The only hiccup was a poorly made Sazerac - the staff recognized this and were very attentive.
Nice meal but our corner on the patio neglected
A Mother's Day meal in a lovely neighborhood bistro with a nice spot on the patio, however our meals and another table nearby were very slowly delivered. Mango was featured in both my fish dish and the desert, both quite nice.
AMAZING MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH!!!
I have been at Bistro Cacao for Mother's Day Brunch. It was amazing! They serve the best brunch in Capitol Hill, DC. Pastry basket has delicious warm chocolate croissants and bread! Also they have bottomless mimosa. So I will recommend the best food with the best service in perfect patio!
Bistro Cacao for the Mother's Day Brunch Win
Bistro Cacao served up a fantastic prix-fixe brunch on Mother's Day. The meal began with a choice of soup or salad, there were several entree choices and two choices for dessert. Everything was cooked and presented to perfection. in addition, our server Damien went out of his way to make the guest of honor (Mom) feel special. Finally, kudos to BC for not overbooking and causing people to have to wait for tables to clear. Bistro Cacao continues to be my go-to restaurant on Capitol Hill for special occasions. Merci beaucoup!
Had an AMAZING dinner and dessert here. ...
Had an AMAZING dinner and dessert here. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent and funny. Ambieance was perfectly intimate! Recommend: french onion soup, Bouillabaisse, rack of lamb, apple tart, and poached pear.
A strange decoration but food amasing.
The ambiance was strange with red curtains, walls covered with dark fabrics and an atmosphere a little dark. But the food was amasing . The waiters and the host were very polite. When we were getting out of the restaurant it was pouring and the host was very kind to call a taxi for us.
Great Staff from start to finish. One of ...
Great Staff from start to finish. One of the best meals in every aspect I've ever had. The French onion soup is hands down the best.
Our evening at Bistro Cacao is one of th ...
Our evening at Bistro Cacao is one of the top dining experiences we've ever had. We chose the tasting menu and wine pairing and enjoyed every bite. The chef spoke with us on several occasions about what he prepared was flavorful, balanced, and beyond delicious. Our server, Damien, was a pleasure and walked the line between too little and too much conversation expertly. He added to our experience. We had a fantastic meal, and even more importantly a wonderful time. I cannot wait to go back.
Best French Restaurant in DC
From beginning the end everything was very good. I will recommend to friend and family to dine in at Bistro Cacao one of the best restaurant in DC area. Romantic decor is excellent for special occasion and very good food
great place to meet up
Excellent food, enclosed spaces for semblance of privacy, very good service. Have brought groups here for business dinners and also come here socially.
Great spot near Union Station
Little gem of a restaurant both inside and out. Good service, nice menu and nice ambience. Great place to meet someone for a "nicer" meal within walking distance of Union Station. I will return!
Bistro Cacao Is Lovely
Just wonderful French food, and we were there for brunch. It was so tasty, the service excellent, and we were outdoors. The interior looked dark and cosy, which also would have suited me fine if it hadn't been so beautiful outside. I had steak and eggs, my mom had quiche, both were absolutely fantastic and made with care. Sweet waiter and hostess. 10 minute (or less) walk up Mass Ave if you head left out of Union Station front doors. Highly recommend, we'll be back!
The place was beautiful the food was love.
Had a great time at my wife 22nd BDAY will come again
Bistro Cacao Never Disappoints
Disguised as a little rowhouse restaurant, Bistro Cacao actually has ample seating and the outdoor space is really inviting along with its neighbors along the north coast of Massachusetts Ave., NE. An easy stroll from Union Station, it's worth the trip, and park on D Street with no problem after 6:00 p.m. You will enjoy authentic French cuisine and attentive service in an atmosphere where you can feel as secluded as you want to. The mussels were plentiful and excellent on my last visit, but there's nothing on the menu which isn't worth a taste.
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