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La Bise

4.7
299 reviews
$31 to $50
French
Welcome to La Bise, a modern, bright, and colorful 21st century French restaurant in the heart of Washington, DC. Just steps from the White House, patrons can enjoy our expanded outdoor patio, inviting bar, and an engaging, open-air kitchen with two distinctive dining room options. Enjoy our unique wine list of French and American varietals featuring both old and new world selections.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 299 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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VirginiaN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent in all respects, except the desserts, particularly the Pavlova.

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BeachBilly
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All the good things previous reviewers say are true. While the menu items may appear familiar, presentation and taste are pleasingly unique. Octopus app is terrific.
Lovely restaurant buildout -- adult and whimsical at the same time. We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit here and can't wait to return with friends.

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vipFoodie64
Baltimore
60 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our second time dining at La Bise and it was just as much fun as the first time! Our friends had not dined there before and they too loved it !!
The food was outstanding, the service excellent. We love the decor and the spacing of the tables.
We are so glad DC has instituted Vaccine mandates for restaurants.

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vipCatherine
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipAvidDCDiner
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great! Food was really good with great presentation.

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vipProntomac
Washington DC
394 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I just had one of the best fillet mignon ever!! And, a very elevated butternut squash soup. LaBise is relatively new and evolving into a top of the line destination

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alanK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Superbly prepared New Years Eve Dinner with excellent service

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Ashley
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The French cuisine was delicious. The presentation was immaculate. The Classic Salad’s dressing was mouth watering! The Octopus was made perfectly and the texture was the best I had had. The lobster was flavorful. The short rib and duck were cooked with such precision.
Excellent choice.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The restaurant exceeded our expectations. The food quality was excellent as was the friendly and attentive service. We had a lovely time on New Year’s eve. We sat outside due to COVID concerns so I can’t say much about the ambiance but they did what they could to make it pleasant and warm. I will definitely go back.

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vipKimberlyA
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful NYE dinner and celebrating my husband’s birthday. Everything was delicious, especially the handmade rolls. Will def go there again

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Critterfur
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great New Year’s Eve dinner experience. The prix-fixe menu had a variety of tasty options for each course and the wine pairings were generally good and solid choices by the sommelier. We’ll definitely come back.

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sara
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was nice to the see the old Oval Room space looking so good. The food was delicious and the service was very good. Most of all, it was relaxing, noise levels allowed conversation. I nice restaurant with good food where you can truly relax and talk to your dining companions without yelling is a well enjoyed rarity.

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AshleyG
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I honestly have to thank the staff of La Bise for making my 37th birthday a magical experience. The food, ambience and excellent customer service made me hug every person who served me. I definitely will be back again just for the Spanish octopus!!

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vipUffood
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, loved the risotto and salmon. Great selection of wines

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Herbie
73 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was delicious - all 4 starters and 3 mains. The sea bass was exceptional. Service was friendly and efficient and there is a decent wine list. Good ambience - smart but relaxed.

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BerginJ
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Order the steak tartar, absolutely fantastic.

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TravelingDiner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely spot and beautifully prepared French cuisine,

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DavidA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Our group enjoyed the evening. There was a 10 minute way for our table to be ready. The wait staff seemed unorganized, they kept giving the wrong person the wrong meal, lack of attention. The food was good but because of the special evening the amount of selections were less than normal but everyone enjoyed it.

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Bill
Berlin
54 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

À couple of dishes were a bit salty.

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vipLifeIsShort
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Its my second time to come here and I've been very happy both times. The menu is very good and they seem to have managed things spectacularly. I expect the cocktail hour to pick up in 2022, such a nice location and such a nice space.

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vipProntomac
Washington DC
395 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a spectacular Christmas Eve dinner of 3 courses and a little extra. The presentations and the food were just outstanding! We were reminded of our favorite 3 star restaurant in Parish. Compliments to all who make LaBise truly outstanding.

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vipDave
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service. Nice environment. A bit pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Realmente suculento, fuera de serie, sabores balanceados pero sensacional !!!

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DennisP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sure. Great food, excellent service, Low noise (especially in the small room).

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vipProntomac
Washington DC
395 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

In a word..outstanding, and made that way not only by their professional kitchen, but also an engaging and welcoming staff—we are grateful to have this restaurant nearby. Thanks to all

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vipCura
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall very good. The Hudson Valley foie Gras is a cold terrine dish, not the hot seared variety I was hopping for. The ora king salmon Coulibiac is nicely prepared in a flaky crust with a flavorful sauce. Desserts and wine great! About $100 per person without tip.

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SheriF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our first visit to this relatively new restaurant. Full disclosure, we went early before a show, so they were not crowded but even as the restaurant begin to fill, the service remained top notch. Complimentary bread with two savory butters was delicious and our octopus appetizer was cooked to absolute perfection and very flavorful. For mains we had the salmon and the steak frites and both were wonderful. The decor is also very pleasant. We were disappointed that we did not have time to linger but will return!

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vipJohnL
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best French fine dining in DC!

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Goodfoodguy
Charlotte
39 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Other reviews gave this outstanding remarks, which are well earned. Service, food and ‘vibe’ are all outstanding. Salmon prepared similar to a ‘Wellington’ was terrific.

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vipLisaS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect....such a beautiful venue, food is deliciuos and service is perfect...highly recommend La Bise!

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vipWinifred
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere was wonderful-the service exemplary. Very welcoming staff and bartender!! I will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and wine

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vipLindaB
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this restaurant! Food is always excellent, along with the service. The decor is very tasteful and provides an intimate atmosphere.

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vipcyclegirl
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful celebration at La Bise...great wine, service, and food! It was a perfect evening

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Alex
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service

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RSARDA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our 40th anniversary with friends and it was a perfectly lovely evening from start to finish .
Divine gougeres ,lobster, octopus to start.Delicious Branzino , steak frites and pork loin . Make sure to order the amazing apple soufflé ! Hats off to chef and his team . Great service too Thank you all !

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JacquiD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and ambiance. Customer service was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La Bise was such an unexpected treat. The food was amazing; our waiter, Matt, was attentive, funny and engaging. We had such a great time. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipMikeinDC
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my fourth time at La Bise but my first with clients. The service and food were fantastic. Highlights included the bigeye tuna crudo in a coconut sauce (awesome!) and grilled octopus as appetizers and the Salmon in puff pastry (their specialty) and Berkshire Pork Loin as entrees. And you the frites as a side are a must.

Excellent selections on the wine list as well.

Well done!

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AERzondzinska
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience2

The plastic tenting around the exterior undermines the purpose for which people choose outdoor dining (fresh air); also aesthetically a dud. My main course was very good, but arrived at the table lukewarm. My cocktail, a classic, was not on the drinks list and was not well executed.

FAQs

La Bise offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 463-8700.

La Bise is rated 4.7 stars by 299 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.