Bistro L'Hermitage

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4003 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
As the Historic Occoquan Waterfront Area welcomes L'Hermitage, a Classic French Bistro, we welcome you. Long time DC restaurateur (21 Federal/Bob Kinkead,Ex Co-Owner of Marcels DC, Watergate Hotel F&B) Youssef Eagle Essakl has transformed a building and the surrounding property in historic downtown Occoquan into his vision of a Romantic French country bistro. L'Hermitage, a great escape from the hectic DC restaurant scene, promises 'relaxed good taste' with the polish and sophistication of fine dining. Join us for a very special experience.
Our Motto is:
"Hospitality is the Art of Making Others Feel Welcome, Comfortable, and at Home.
It is the Talent for Spreading Warmth and Kindness that will be Remembered Always."

Special Offers

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Happy Thanksgivings Everyone, Bistro L'Hermitage will be serving a traditional 3 courses choice set Menu with a great variety, Hours 11am-6pm at $69pp. All dietary restriction are welcome, Children are welcome and can have whatever they choose. We look forward to serving you on this special day!!!!!

Thursday, 28 November, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Merry Christmas Everyone, Bistro L'Hermitage will be serving a traditional 3 courses choice set Menu with a great variety, Hours 11am-6pm at $69pp. All dietary restriction are welcome, Children are welcome and can have whatever they choose. We look forward to serving you et Joyeux Noel 2019!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, 25 December, 2019

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D
Washington DC
156 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine here, as it has been for the 10 years I've been coming here! The Moules Gratinée is unequaled anywhere.

AC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit. We were given a gift certificate by our daughter it was wobbly. The hostess had some shims on her and spent 3-4 minutes making sure the wobble was completely eliminated. The rest of the evening went just as well. Our waiter was great. The food was great. We loved the ambiance and were not rushed at any time. We were there for almost 3 very enjoyable hours. With respect to the noise level; yes, we noticed a noise level when we sat down. However, since it never interfered with our conversation, we quickly forgot about it. Toward the end my wife asked our waiter to take our picture (she wanted to send it to our daughter & son-in-law). That led to questions about the occasion, which was our 52nd anniversary. So, when they delivered our desserts, which had already been ordered, the waiter brought us an extra (free) dessert with a candle on it. We enjoyed our individual desserts and the extra shared one .... but totally destroyed our calorie count. Because the Bistro isn't that convenient for us to get to, unlikely we will be frequent visitors. However, very likely we will make it, at least, an annual event.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always exceptional service and food and ambience....a must for any occasion!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, love, love Bistro!! It’s our go to restaurant for visitors! We tell every couple we know to eat here for a romantic date night. The food and service is ALWAYS on point!

JC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We recently visited Bistro L'Hermitage again to celebrate my wife's birthday. The service was outstanding, the food totally delicious, the ambiance very pleasant and enjoyable, and the setting delightful. My 24 years old son was along and he was very impressed with numerous aspects of the service and the facility. We had a delightful time and for us the drive is much closer than going to L'Auberge Chez Francois in Great Falls.

d
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and gracious service. Gradual price creep to near downtown levels makes this less of find than it was.

DK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Bistro never disappoints with its fine service, food and overall lovely experience.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful outdoor garden entrance. Only gets better when you enter the foyer and view the dining areas and the spectacular dark wood bar area. The atmosphere and French decor was colorful and inviting. The tables were charming and comfortable. The glassware sparkled. Each portion of the meals was delicious and artfully presented. The service was excellent - warm, knowledgeable, and genuinely nice ! The quality of everything was excellent !
We made the reservation based on the recommendation of friends, and definitely were not disappointed! Definitely at the top of our list for local restaurants.

TP
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Bistro never disappoints. A treasure hidden in Woodbridge!

MK
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was fabulous! Our dining experience was a little off tonight. We brought a friend that was a first time visitor. He enjoyed the experience but my husband and I have had much better service in past visits. We love you all and will be back. Maybe you were just short staffed. I missed my favorite guy.

D
Washington DC
156 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a very pleasant dining experience.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The good was delicious and the service was excellent!

DC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love this restaurant, we dine here very year when we visit Occoquan. A beautiful experience.

EZ
New York Area
210 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite table (#2) & waiter (Carlos) always add to our excellent brunch experience! Magically, 2 flutes of bubbly arrived as we were reading the menu & enjoying the croissants. Barry is addicted to the smoked salmon platter so he started his feast with that. I usually get the lobster bisque but settled for the mussels. It was a huge pile & very good, but they need to serve it with cocktail forks. I may bring my own the next time. 2 glasses of Sancerre were delightful. My traditional Eggs Benedict was very good & Barry's bistro omelette (goat cheese, spinach & tomatoes) was yummy. My chocoholic had the molten lava cake (overcooked by 2 mins) w/ chocolate ice cream. I ordered my favorite lemon meringue tart w/ strawberry sauce. We love the big bowls of cappuccino. Cannot wait to return!

M
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice quaint proviately owned. It's very genuine in the decor and suitable for groups, dates etc,.

RM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites. Never disappoints. Absolutely top 10! Not cheap, but worth every penny.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived before they opened, but the owner greeted us at the door and graciously seated us. Carlos our server was outstanding. The duck was perfectly seasoned and my steak and crab were delicious. No need to go into DC when have this gem conveniently located in Occoquan!

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always excellent everything

1
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had the steak and lobster OUTSTANDING. For starter I had Lobster Bisque....it was good but if it had pieces of lobster it would have been Great!

A
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a wonderful evening of food. Excellent service!

LD
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! This is a wonderful restaurant for a special occasion or just to celebrate life! Highly recommended!

DC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time back to the Bistro in a while and it did not disappoint. The atmosphere, the service and the food are all first rate. It is well worth the trip from DC! I highly recommend it.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening. Professional service and the food and wine were fantastic.

DR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, service and ambiance. Our table was ready at reservation time. The staff is excellent.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a special place. The service and food is outstanding! Great place for ‘not your daily’ dinner!

r
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dining experience!! Food was delicious and service was superb!! We will definitely be back!!

B
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've never been disappointed here. Their food is consistently excellent, the ambiance pleasant, and the service attentive but not overwhelming. I look forward to my next visit.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic restaurant ! The service was exceptional and personal — How did we not find this gem sooner??

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great anniversary dinner, thank you

RH
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent, as usual. A hidden gem of a French restaurant in Woodbridge/Occoquan.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was very fast and the wait staff was excellent.

h
Washington DC
135 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Noise level has unfortunately increased.

JM
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The rack of lamb was bland. The mahi and shrimp was bland as well. Disappointing for the price. $44 and $40. The oysters were decent, cocktails were great.

S
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro L'Hermitage is our guaranteed great meal when dining out. We love the food and staff and are never disappointed - we would highly recommend this restaurant!

TA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A wonderful evening at L'Hermitage. The food and service were terrific. We celebrated our wedding anniversary.

MH
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always. We visit the Bistro for all our special occasions. Our latest visit was for my wife's birthday. Our server Carlos made the visit even more special.

A
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love, love, love this place! The staff treats you like family-all of them. The food is always exceptional, from the champagne risotto to the strawberry jam that is hand made and served at brunch. Always a special experience.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration for our two children.

LK
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Enjoyed the food and ambience but did not care for the seating.

AJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints. The food is outstanding and the service is top notch.

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