Debbie, Whitney, Lee, and I went to Bistro Cacao on a Saturday afternoon. Whitney chose the restaurant.
Bistro Cacao has a narrow entry way from Mass Avenue into the restaurant which is right next to a tented outdoor dining area. The night we were there it was rainy and windy, and the tented area was swaying so heavily it nearly blew over and all of the restaurant employees left the area. The restaurant opened in 2009 serving modern French cuisine on Capitol Hill
On the main floor there is a bar area that seats up to 10 people and a series of tables that seat 2 to 4 people. We were seated at a 4-person table in a circular window area.
Our server was Neila who has worked at the restaurant on weekends for two years. She particularly likes the people she works with. When our meals were a bit slow in arriving, Neila explained that the kitchen was overwhelmed by a large party on the second floor. (She noted that Neila spelled back word was alien. Her full name is Neila Kurgumbayeva.)
The menu that was available that day was a 3-course Prix Fixe Brunch Menu.
Whitney started with Salade “Cacao” – followed by Frittata Loraine and Crepes Sarrasin.
Lee also started with Salade “Cacao” – followed by Salade Cesar au Poulet Grillel. He did not order dessert, but he snacked on Whitney’s.
Debbie started with Escargots au Beurre d’Ail followed by Oefs Norweggian and ending with Trio Crème Brulee.
I started with Yogurt Parfait followed by Omelette Vegetarienne and ending with Crepes Sarrasin.
There is no question, we will be back.
316 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington DC 20002