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Bistro Aracosia, Washington, DC

Bistro Aracosia

4.9
4.9
2611 Reviews
$30 and under
Afghan
Bistro Aracosia is a critically acclaimed authentic Afghan gourmet and Chop House located in the Palisades neighborhood of Washington, DC. Aracosia has been acknowledged as 1 of 50 best restaurants in the nation for Vegetarians on Forbes Magazine, written up and reviewed by top food critics from the Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine and numerous other publications. Bistro Aracosia has been awarded 100 Best restaurants for 2 years in a row in the Washingtonian.
Aracosia accommodates any diet and is proud of taking cooking back to its origins. Chef Sofia Masroor diligently ensures top grade quality cuts of meat and the freshest produce in the market. All foods prepared at Aracosia are prepared with love. No artificial ingredients MSG& or preservatives are used, nor do we cook anything with nuclear such as microwaves and pre-made stations. Full Bar , extensive Wine and Beer menu Come and experience authentic and classical Afghan Gourmet and hospitality at its finest.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Afghan, Vegetarian / Vegan, Middle Eastern
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 363-0400
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Sofia Masroor
  • Catering
    Please call us at 202-363-0400
  • Neighbourhood
    Palisades Northwest
  • Cross Street
    Dana Place
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,611 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • District of Columbia

    Best Overall

  • District of Columbia

    Best Food

  • District of Columbia

    Best Value

2,611 Reviews
  1. Snarbtub

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All the food was fabulous! Loved the aushak with it's very delicate wrapper encasing a tasty leek and scallion filling. Lamb chops, ground beef kabob and kadoo all delicious. Too bad we were too full for dessert-I'm pretty sure their rice pudding would be exactly as I imagine.

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  2. Foodlover

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a very enjoyable experience. Good food, good service at reasonable prices. Keep up the good work.

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  3. Taster

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was fantastic as always. Only minor issue was that one slice of the complimentary bread they served tasted a tad older.

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  4. DebMoz

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Aracosia continues to be one of my favorite restaurants in Washington DC. Everything about the restaurant is wonderful- the amazing, flavorful food, the overall ambience and the attentive service. If you’ve never been before, treat yourself to a memorable experience.

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  5. seeker

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As it has been on every occasion we have dined here, Bistro Aracosia was a pleasure. We had an assortment of appetizers and shared a main course of stewed lamb and all were outstanding. The service prompt and attentive. We ate outside so the noise level as low. All around a great value.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner was perfect! The food was incredible and the service was amazing.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Despite our longish drive from Northern Virginia suburbs, Aracosia delivered from the moment we walked in. Thoughtful host to delicious desserts! Only downside was noise level from large crowd nearby, but still highly recommend.

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  8. Steve

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love everything about this place! Food, service, ambience are superb!

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  9. RickT

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to Bistro Aracosia a number of times and have always had an excellent experience. My wife is a vegetarian and they have many great vegetarian options. Everything there is uniformly delicious and well prepared.

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  10. Zenzen

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The assorted dumplings appetizer and the smoked braised lamb shank were served piping hot. The flavors are distinctive, taste delicious, meat very tender. Carrot raisin rice and sides also wonderful. Service was solicitous but not intrusive. Can’t wait to return!

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FAQs

Bistro Aracosia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 363-0400.

Bistro Aracosia is rated 4.9 stars by 2611 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bistro Aracosia

5100 MacArthur Blvd NW, Washington, DC 20016

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Dana Place
  • Neighbourhood
    Palisades Northwest
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Afghan, Vegetarian / Vegan, Middle Eastern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Sofia Masroor
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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