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Dec 12, 2013 07:15 AM

Bistro Bistro

Menu fits the bill, location is right, reservations available but . . . Is it any good? Reviews are quite mixed so I'd appreciate hearing from anyone who has eaten here lately. Thanks so much.

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  1. I believe it has closed. IMO, all of the restaurants in that area are "all flash and no substance." Yes, including Carlyle Grand.

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    1. re: wayne keyser

      Are you thinking of Shirlington? I think the OP is talking about a place in Dupont and if so, it still has an active website and is taking reservations for Christmas. The place by that name in Shirlington is in fact closed and per this 2009 review by Tom Sietsema, the two were not related:

      In 2009, Sietsema gave it a lousy review but if it survived for four years in a competitive environment, perhaps they got it together?

    2. Is it French in Dupont you are looking for? If so, go to Bistro Du Coin across the street instead.

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      1. re: Elyssa

        Actually I'm just looking for a place that won't break the bank that has low-fat options and a not too complicated menu.

        1. re: Teddybear

          What part of town? What are you considering won't break the bank? Are you looking for simple seafood? Salads? That would be helpful.

          1. re: Elyssa

            Dupont Circle, downtown, Penn Quarter. $25-$30 entrees, full bar, grilled or simply prepared fish.

            Right now I'm looking at NOPA.

            1. re: Teddybear

              You might like Hank's Oyster Bar in Dupont Circle. They usually have a variety of fish dishes as specials. The sablefish that they often serve is healthy and delicious.

              Another option would be The Hamilton.

              1. re: Elyssa

                I do like Hanks but not their no reservation policy -- the Hamilton is on my list. Thanks

      2. I went there 3 years ago and the food wasn't very good. Maybe things have gotten better but I swore off the place. I still remember their "soufflé." It was a dry, luke warm, reheated piece of molten lava cake.

        1. Bistro Bistro is a No No.

          1. 1995 called, they want their restaurant back!

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            1. re: Bob W

              Hey -- I was just going by the menu. That's why I asked.

              1. re: Teddybear

                Sorry. I haven't thought about this place in a long time. Surprised it's even around. Even in its heyday, it was never quite as good as you expected.