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La Bise, Washington, DC
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La Bise

4.8
4.8
608 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.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 17 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French / American, French / American

  • Hours of Operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 463-8700

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Tyler Stout

  • Private party facilities

    La Bise offers various private dining options which range from intimate private dinners to larger scale events, including cocktail receptions and office parties.

  • Private party contact

    Sophia Florendo-Stevens: (202) 463-8700

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Cross Street

    H & I

  • Parking Details

  • Public Transit

    Faragut West (Orange, Blue and Silver Lines); Farragut North (Red Line)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 608 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • District of Columbia

    Best Service

  • District of Columbia

    French

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  1. DXAIN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, attentive, sophisticated, refined service and cuisine. Karelia is a knowledgeable and patient sommelier who matches great wines and cocktails with Chef Mfusano’s cuisine.
  2. JessicaB

    Baltimore

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a gem! From the moment we walked in the door until we left, our entire evening was warm and welcoming and relaxing. The food was amazing - the fish dishes were excellent and its take on steak frites was so yummy. The octopus and crudo were fantastic. We will definitely some back!
  3. DavidH

    Washington DC

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience A to Z. Solidifying its place among top DC restaurant choices while offering unusually good value.
  4. clarkdc

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    What a beautiful restaurant. It is the old Oval Room. Comfortable and clean. The tables are not on top of each other. A perfect place for a mid-week business dinner. The menu is lovely. A nice selection of fish, fowl, beef, vegetarian. Traditional French sauces and preparations were peppered throughout. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I liked the wine list. I was disappointed that the gougeres were not hot or even warm. They were slightly cooler than room temperature. Also, the oysters and sabyon was an underwhelming appetizer. One oyster tasted "funky" and made my stomach gurgle for hours. I would have expected fresher seafood. Still, it is worth trying and I will return. Recommend for business dinners and special occasions.
  5. john

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    New space and service were great, and it was a bit noisy but lively. Wish there had been more options on the menu.
  6. Elise

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food is amazing! General manager, Dina, is delightful and knows her stuff. Great dining experience.
  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious!
  8. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an amazing restaurant! The ambiance and the food were incredible and the staff is so kind and talented! I would definitely recommend!
  9. Mark

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, outstanding service. We had some dietary restrictions and LaBise was totally accommodating. In fact, they went the extra mile--and were terrific in every respect.
  10. TDG3

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for a date night. Service was excellent. Fun atmosphere and people. Food was interesting and prepared expertly. Wine selection was very good and reasonably priced. For sure will return.
  11. Judy

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hard to say enough good things about La Bise. Pricey but worth every penny. The food is delicious - and beautiful (the chef should sign the plates - they look like paintings.) Service is exceptional - friendly, helpful, attentive, informed. A very special place for a very special occasion. We love all the Knightsbridge places but this goes to the very top!
  12. Steve

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely spot, the food was fantastic! Would highly recommend.
  13. Nava

    Washington DC

    55 reviews

    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing dinner. It is not the first time I dine at La Bise and certainly not the last. It was an early dinner, prior to a visit to the White House. Deenah and Joanna and the entire personnel were respectful of our time constraints and helped with the valet service, which covered the later pick up of the car. I love everything about La Bise, from the décor and the ambiance, through the professional yet friendly service, to the tasty and beautifully presented food. I wholeheartedly recommend and look forward to the next dinner.
  14. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had friends visiting DC for work and chose La Bise having not been before. Happy to find it was quiet enough for conversation and the food and service was excellent. Can’t wait to come back.
  15. galdc

    Washington DC

    137 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    137 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had delicious appetizers ( grilled octopus and hamachi crude) followed by outstanding steak and frites. The service was outstanding, including the sommelier who decantered the bottle of wine which we brought with us. Everything was done professionally and we enjoyed being in a restaurant with a full menu and not only small plates which is now the new norm in DC.
  16. MarshaF

    Washington DC

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner with friends. Highlights include the sea bass entree, octopus, sweetbreads with truffles, the potatoes with the steak. The atmosphere is calming and the staff welcoming and attentive.
  17. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice evening, great food and great service
  18. NicW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Modern French cuisine with a focus on food presentation. The plating was extremely well done. Service was spotless. They deserve more business.
  19. Kostasgal

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Celebrated a friend’s birthday last Friday. Atmosphere is classy and sophisticated. We shared the duck, a large portion with a fruity sauce and cooked perfectly. The risotto with mushrooms delicious and the charred octopus tender. The chocolate soufflé out of this world. They have a fabulous mixologist. Tried several signature cocktails. All wonderful. Service was impeccable. Go and enjoy. Oh, did I mention the prices are very reasonable.
  20. Denny

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Gougeres were tasty as well as the Ballotine of Chicken
  21. Longtimer

    Washington DC

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    The food was outstanding. Two of us had the sea bass and it was among the best I've eaten. The other two had steak frittes and thought it was terrific. It was the first time we had eaten at La Bis and we plan to return. The service was very good, althoug it could have been a bit better; the drinks took a long time to get to the table and the salads came too soon. The one really annoying thing was that we were charged $2 for the ice in each martini. I don't understand why a restaurant which charges what La Bis charges for the food thinks it is necessary to charge for ice.
  22. JenniferK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular food and wonderful service. Will definitently go back.
  23. Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner at Le Bise last night couldn't have been better. Everything from the waiter who explained the choices for each course to the food itself to the ambiance was perfect. My appetizer, the calamari with olives, was a bit chewy, but tasty. My entree, black cod with fennel, was superb in presentation, texture, and flavor. My dessert, chocolate souffle, was wonderful. I don't recall the name of the cocktail I had but I can say that it was a good choice. The waitstaff was attentive but not intrusive. It was a perfect dinner.
  24. PietroMc

    Washington DC

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic amazing food along with highly professional staff providing top tier service. A great dining experience once again.
  25. OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Duck and service was amazing
  26. LisaW

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food expertly prepared. Accessible and well-curated wine list. Caring, friendly service.
  27. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely beautiful evening, which exceeded expectations. Food was amazing and the service was even better. I look forward to retuning soon.
  28. JayS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Unfortunately this was one of the worst meals we’ve had out in a long time. The service was rude the food was cold even down to a tepid soup. When we politely mentioned these issues we were simply ignored. The check was brought quickly and we were urged out the door. I never write these reviews. Just give 4 or 5 stars for most everything. A real disappointment. We loved the Oval Room and we eat across the street at Bombay Club all the time. Wonderful everything there. Not sure what’s happened at this new venture. As Capitol Hill residents for 30 years we really like supporting the local food scene. Won’t be back here. Just too many other wonderful places around town.
  29. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely lovely. Everything.
  30. RMJDC

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful dining experience. Food top notch, wait staff exceptional. Party of four, all having various sea food dishes. Will definitely be back. The atmosphere could not have been better especially for ‘older’ diners. Thanks for taking care to think thru the dining room layout so carefully.
  31. MichaelD

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant restaurant. Excellent food and impeccable service.
  32. Gretchen

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience. The food was amazing and the the service was spectacular! Would most definitely eat here again.
  33. MikeS

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is a first class restaurant. Ambiance, service, location all high. Could be a Michelin star competitor. My only hesitance is that menu was a bit too "creative." I say this cautiously because creativity is key to a restaurant competing at this level. But the oysters under puma and the risotto were more interesting than good tasting. Same true for orange cheese dessert. Maybe a slight backing off on the new way to do classics would be a good thing. But this is a FIRST CLASS place. My comments are only to encourage even better flavors
  34. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Highly recommended for date night or family gathering. Great ambience.
  35. MarshaF

    Washington DC

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful birthday dinner. The service is great, the food innovative, and the atmosphere calm. One highlight of the meal was the sweetbread appetizer -- totally delicious. My husband loved his monkfish main course. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  36. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service. Exceptional menu for restaurant week.
  37. JoelN

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love this place. Service is always excellent and food is top notch. From being welcomed at the door through leaving, they make you feel special and the food was amazing. Will be coming back again for sure.
  38. IanD

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the food outstanding. The recommendations of our waiter and the sommelier were out of the park.
  39. HarryR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply amazing!
  40. NubiaC

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was impeccable. We were happy to celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary there. And the food was delicious

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

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

La Bise is rated 4.8 stars by 608 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 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Bise

800 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20006

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    H & I

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of Operation

    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French / American, French / American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

  • Public Transit

    Faragut West (Orange, Blue and Silver Lines); Farragut North (Red Line)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Tyler Stout

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 463-8700

  • Private party facilities

    La Bise offers various private dining options which range from intimate private dinners to larger scale events, including cocktail receptions and office parties.

  • Private party contact

    Sophia Florendo-Stevens: (202) 463-8700

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