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 Adam Barnett
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, 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
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.
Wonderful food and good service. But INCREDIBLY overpriced!
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!
Service and ambiance are fine, but portions are very small and expensive for the size.
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.
Good Food/Friendly Service
Always nice to stop in at Westend Bistro especially after work. The menu varies and is usually more adventuresome than most.
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!
Service was particularly good during thi ...
Service was particularly good during this last visit, and the food was excellent.
Very loud, service good but not Ritz qua ...
Very loud, service good but not Ritz quality
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.
Really excellent service, Omar (waiter) ...
Really excellent service, Omar (waiter) made it a special evening, food outstanding.
This is consistently a great place for e ...
This is consistently a great place for excellent menu and service!
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?
Had a lovely late-night meal here -- some very inventive winter cocktails were on the menu. The cauliflower soup on the menu was excellent as was the beat salad. Our entrees were also very tasty.
Excellent business lunch. Professional staff, good food.
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.
Service was outstanding and very friendl ...
Service was outstanding and very friendly. Good food.
we loved the booths -- perfect for catch ...
we loved the booths -- perfect for catching up with out-of-town friends
As always the food and service was great - love coming back to this place and brining our friends!
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.
The food was really good and the meals were original, presentation of the meals modern.
A favorite place to enjoy happy hour and ...
A favorite place to enjoy happy hour and/or a light dinner. Excellent drink prices and bar bites during happy hour. Staff made is feel welcome and valued.
Great place for Special occasion
Food and service were superb! Tried beef carpaccio - excellent! We love coming back to this place!
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.
Fish dishes are superb: skate and sword. We got very attentive service with special attention. We keep coming back to this place :)
Cool spot in DC
Liked the restaurant layout. Food was good although a few items were a bit salty. Service was great and they mixed a killer Negroni.
Another great lunch at West End Bistro
Other the past three years, I have had lunch three times during the week at West End Bistro and each time was memorable. A warm welcome from the hostess; choice table in the window; excellent service; and delicious food. On two of the occasions, I was surprised with a special dessert in recognition of my birthday that day. The third time I enjoyed lunch with an out of town friend whom I have not seen in many years; the West End Bistro was the perfect spot to catch up.
consistently delivers delicious food
What I love about the food and service at Westend Bistro is that it's perfectly executed. You can taste the flavor of every vegetable, morsel of fish and dessert. And the texture of the good is preserved, while perfectly cooked! Service is just as great, without the waiter constantly interrupting or needing to ask you what your needs are ... They just seem to know when to come to the table and take care of you. Parking is not obvious .... Apparently there's valet but I couldn't find it and drove around the labyrinth that is the West End before I found street parking. Depending on what you're looking for, it's a quieter meal experience .... To me it feels like a foodie meal in a fancier neighborhood restaurant, as opposed to being a destination.
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