About Westend Bistro DC
Discover Westend Bistro, an award-winning casual 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.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 11:30a.m. to 2:30p.m.
Westend Bistro is closed Saturday and Sunday for Lunch.
Tuesday - Thursday, 5:30p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday - Saturday, 5:30p.m. to 11 p.m.
Westend Bistro is closed Sunday and Monday for Dinner.
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Chef Alvin Dela Cruz
Private Party Facilities:
Westend Bistro introduces casual seasonal menus that are simple to understand, yet boast vibrant personality and contemporary twists on local ingredients.
Private Party Contact:
Salley Gillespie: 2029745560x
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Westend Bistro DC Ratings and Reviews
Pathetic and Pedestrian When WEB first o ...
Pathetic and Pedestrian
When WEB first opened, it actually was a destination restaurant with a great chef and good food. Now with its "new chef," the transformation to a "white-bread", boring, unchallenging, pedestrian HOTEL restaurant is complete. We live in "the hood," and would eat here frequently, but after dinner this weekend, our visits only will be when we are desperate. Anything interesting or different -- such as the char with a great braised endive side, or the lamb shank -- are gone, leaving mediocre and everyday salmon and lamb chops in their place. Also the starters are few, strange, and overpriced, and over-seasoned mussels which were a starter now are an entrée. Very mixed up. Dine here only if you must, but calling one of our many home delivery food services will probably serve you better and be better value for the $$s. There is now no mistake that this is just another run-of-the-mill HOTEL restaurant
The customer service at this Ritz restau ...
The customer service at this Ritz restaurant was excellent, and we dined here for a business lunch on a nearly empty Tuesday afternoon. I started with the corn soup appetizer, which was beautiful, and tasted wonderfully with the "caviar". Sadly, it was about the amount of a cup of soup, not a bowl. My next course was the mussels, which were a tiny bit undercooked, but edible. My companions meals looked better than mine - the shrimp appetizer, more corn soup, a kale salad with shrimp, and fish. My colleagues were very happy with the taste of their meals, but for $158 for lunch for three (and we only drank water), we all left a little bit hungry still. I won't dine here again simply due to the tiny portion sizes.
Super food and serviceq
Our party of four absolutely loved our dinner here. The only problem was the frigid temp in the dining room which the staff tried hard to adjust. Otherwise the food was really beautifully done with great flavors and combinations. Our waiter was attentive and very helpful as were the junior wait staff. All in all a very enjoyable experience and we will be back.
We come to Westend for one dish and now ...
We come to Westend for one dish and now it's gone!My father has requested to come to this restaurant every time he's in town for one reason: the tuna carpaccio. It's an addicting dish: lightly sliced raw tuna that's so delicate it melts in your mouth. The other food is fine, but nothing special, especially in DC's competitive restaurant scene. Last night was probably the last time we go there unless they return the carpaccio.
Delicious Upscale Menu with Variety of Choices
Four of us dined here on a weeknight and we were all impressed. The menu offers a wide variety of choices and everyone in our party was delighted with their meals. A nice wine list, full bar and excellent service rounded out our great experience. The Roast Salmon on Lentils was especially tasty. Nice atmosphere - we lingered over dinner for 3-1/2 hours and everything was perfectly paced and we were never rushed. I recommend it without hesitation!
Welcome menu change
We live across the street so admittedly we get tired of dining here, but the partial new menu is a welcome change. The char is terrific -- the side is as good as the fish. I would go just to eat this. Salmon, which my husband has was excellent too. Not to take anything away from the meat on the menu, but someone here knows how to cook fish with just the right touches and not too much unnecessary embellishment.
OK not great
Had a business lunch here. The atmosphere was good because we could talk and discuss things. The service was very slow and not great. No refills on water or soft drinks. Lunch servings (salads) were very small and seemed more inclined to a diner than a fancy restaurant. Would eat here again only because of convenience.
Nice mom/daughter dinner
I went to the bistro with my mom and toddlers.
It was not be first time and as usual the food was very good.
I had the carbonara pasta and my mom one of the fish.
The service was great and Ted, the server, very helpful to handle my toddlers.
My mom, who was on vacation from France and very picky, loved the fish and the wine.
Overall, a very nice dinner.
I will definitely go back there.
Unremarkable, unmemorable; that's just fine
Lunch was fine. No complaints. Every meal need not be a peak experience. I had the salmon croquette starter and duck confit w/collard greens as main course. Well executed but no real flair for either course. The point of the meal was to catch up with an old friend I'd almost lost touch with. I know that among hard-core foodies, that's heresy, but the food was secondary.
Service was fine. The dining room was quiet and compatible with a normal conversation. I'd go there again.
Good food, fantastic service
Westend has delicious food. The famed Brussels sprouts are very generous-- enough to feed at least four people! We enjoyed the light apple napoleon for dessert. We had a great server, Juan, and the manager, Ian, is absolutely wonderful!
Always A Pleasure
I consider it a pleasure whenever I get to dine at Westend Bistro! The food and service never disappoint! I had the Crispy Duck Confit for lunch. The combination of flavors was just delightful. The services is always superb. Ismael took really good care of me and was very attentive throughout my entire dining experience. My cocktail that Tem at the bar made was just what I needed to help me celebrate a successful work meeting. I'll definitely be back.. I may just become a regular.
Steak and Frites was wonderful. Other dishes like Cauliflower soup, Curry Skate were way too salty and underwhelming. Brussel Sprouts were burned/charred and also salty as well as Mac and Cheese. This restaurant needs a chef. The food at this restaurant needs to pair better with the nice location, ambiance and attentive wait staff.
I hate when waiters ignore me
Had lunch at Westend Bistro and was very disappointed. Got a sandwich, bread was toasted to burnt. Asked for French fries to be well done, half were soggy and limp. But the worst was the service. Restaurant was less than half full; had to repeatedly ask for more water and when we were ready to leave got the check just fine, but had to call the waiter to no avail to have him take my credit card and bring the check back......it took 15 minutes for something that could have been done in 2 if the waiter would have ever looked my way when he passed numerous times......finally shouted at him and he took the check....is it because I'm a woman?
Truly excellent service and spectacular food on Dec 22, 2015. It was a celebratory dinner for my part of three and absolutely everyone was on point, professional, and contributed to our perfect evening. Many thanks to West End Bistro. We will be returning in the future for more dinners.
The food was just OK.
Allow me to start off saying the service was great. I tried the skate wing since I had never had it before and mussels, since they are some of my favorite food. I'm not sure what to think of the mussels, the broth seemed under-seasoned to me and they were just OK. The skate wing was also just OK, but seemed to be a bit over-seasoned and borderline too salty. The ¨sides" were pretty good, but consisted of 3 roasted fingerling potatoes and 2 tiny pieces of cauliflower. My partner got the salmon, which she seemed to enjoy, but my meal was really just OK.
The food and services is always great. One of our guests has gluten and dairy issues, and the server was very good at explaining modifications to menu items. The ambiance is very nice and you can have conversations with your friends at normal talking voice (not the case I find in many DC establishments). The service was A+.
Over priced for an average meal.
I was very dissapointed. Way over priced for what you get. The turkey and stuffing seemed to be pre-prepared, and cut to serve. Dersert was nothing special. People were very pleasent. Atomsphere was good. Drinks were good. Paid $200+ for a $75 meal.
Very good place
We ate lunch, dinner and breakfast at this restaurant located in the Ritz-Carlton Washington DC. The Cobb salad at lunch was very nice. At dinner, the food was good and the service was great. The breakfast buffet was outstanding. I would recommend it even if you are not staying at the hotel.
Best Birthday Ever -
This was the best birthday experience ever. I was able to reserve the chef's table (pass through) and my girlfriend had a spectacular time watching the high energy in the kitchen, and the precision to detail in the dishes. Truly a momentous occasion coupled with the perfect venue. Highly recommend anyone to go.
I loved the food and service. Good wine ...
I loved the food and service. Good wine list. Nice service.
Ambiance was a problem (for me) since the restaurant was almost empty. This was a Sunday night on the holiday weekend.
The were no availability shown in OpenTable, but when I called the restaurant they had any time I wanted...for 10 people too!
Great food, good service
We dined here before going to a play at the Kennedy Center. We arrived at 5:30 and was quickly seated. We ordered drinks and a starter of 12 oysters. There were great, salty and full-bodied. We had the flat iron steak and salmon entrees. The steak was fabulous, cooked just right and paired with wonderful fries. The salmon was good, missing just a little sauce or spice that would have elevated it to great. The only drawback was the 20 min wait between the oysters and the dinners. Was just able to finish and walk over to KC by 7:00. My suggestion is to eat at WEB when you are in the mood for a leisurely evening. The food was great, but the kitchen is not too speedy, (esp. when there are only 3 other tables with diners).
Food was out of this world, fantastic service
Love this place, was not disappointed - food was incredible, each plate looked and tasted spectacular, the service was attentive without being overbearing, loved sitting by the window and watching the people walking through the streets.
Westend Bistro Yes
They have a new chef since eating there over a year ago, and he's doing great food. Dined there with 2 friends and we all had the heirloom tomato mozzarella salad. Refreshing and delicious. The smoked duck reuben sandwich fantastic. And the tuna nicoise the best I've had since Kinkaeds closed. Their menu makes me want to return again and again.
Look forward to returning for dinner.
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