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K Town Bistro

4.6
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560 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
K Town Bistro is a family operated restaurant nestled in the heart of Historic Kensington that serves a variety of international cuisine. The owner, Gonzalo Barba, has over 40 years of experience in the restaurant industry. Having spent twenty of those years at the renowned Watergate Hotel in Washington DC, Mr. Barba has served sons of kings, presidents, and senators. Mr. Barba’s personable nature combined with a passion for fine dining service creates a wonderful place to eat out with a stay-at-home feel.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM
Tue - Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 6:15PM 8:00PM - 8:30PM
Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM

What 560 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.8
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
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vipLooseCannon
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous cuisine superbly prepared and served. And their newly added hamburgers are phenomenal!

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MickeyMD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Socially-distanced seating with a French bistro theme serving well-prepared American comfort food. On our visit (9/12/2020) classic French dishes like escargots and French onion soup were not available. Wine 🍷 bar only with an adequate selection.

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suzanneb
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

what can i say? this is one of my very favorite restaurants ever. the food is absolutely delicious and every time i go and i can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was great and everything that we ate was delicious!

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vipWallace
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good...especially enjoyed the blackened salmon with ratatouille...delicious...

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vipWallace
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They serve the best summer tomato Gazpacho.

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vipWallace
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good to dine at K-Town Bistro...

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vipLooseCannon
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant

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vipWallace
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good choice to dine at when in the Kensington area.

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vipWallace
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and good service. Glad to be able to dine in the restuarant again.

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vipWallace
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal. Glad to be back at the restaurant.

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vipWallace
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to be able to once again dine in at the restaurant. Always a great experience.

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FavoriteBistroInMaryland
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great occasion to be able to return to "K Town Bistro" in Kensington. This is truly one of the finest restaurants in Montgomery County and even as the county begins to open up, this was an event to celebrate: food, service and welcome were superb !

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vipLooseCannon
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous birthday dinner with friends!

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

K Town Bistro is a gem . It could easily be in B town Bethesda.
Excellent food great service & no hustle.

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vipGaryD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. Great service.

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vipLiptons
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went during the coronavirus situation. The restaurant was very reassuring and cautious, providing a hand-sanitizer at our table, informing us of the precautions being applied in the kitchen and when preparing our food, and cleaning the table and area after the meal was completed. We felt very comfortable and as safe as is possible in these times.

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vipmerskamp
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant as always. My wife and I love this restaurant and the friendly staff.
It's a hidden gem and my favourite restaurant.
Great ambiance, you can hear your conversation. The food is great and very reasonably priced. The service is always top quality.

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GlennT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful casual French restaurant in the heart of old town Kensington. I'm telling my friends about this place. We had a wonderful time.

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vipouttakitchen
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely neighborhood restaurant, cozy and charming. The fish entrees were superb.
Scallops were large and perfectly cooked with an interesting shrimp sauce. Rainbow trout was another excellent choice. The menu is varied and portion size generous.

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DanE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Old fashioned, upscale, small neighborhood place with upscale service, decent menu and quality food that way surpasses what you would think of as a neighborhood place. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the place was very busy, which contributed to a noise level higher than what we had experiences on week nights. Everything else was very good, as usual.

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vipDonnaP
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a diverse choice of delicious items.

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IreneM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Hard to find even with the GPS - signage not clear and parking is a challenge. But once you get inside, this small neighborhood restaurant was worth the challenge. Food is well prepared and served beautifully. I had the been stroganoff and enjoyed it. My friend asked for a substitution in her disk of chicken for beef, and they immediately said that was fine. That's my benchmark of a good restaurant to be willing to make recipe adjustments. She also had the French onion soup and enjoyed it. Fresh, warm bread started us out - loved it. Would highly recommend.

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vipLooseCannon
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was FABULOUS - my steak and eggs were perfectly cooked and so delicious. My wife free-range chicken was also delicious. And best of all, chocolate mousse dessert is always amazing. The service - impeccable in every way. We'll be back!

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DonaldH
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch could not be better tho parking must always be a factor in Kensington

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vipBrianT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A nice petite neighborhood restaurant with good service and good food.

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vipLiptons
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My wife and I have had many wonderful experiences at KTown. We went with another couple this past Saturday evening at 6:30 pm. KTown, a relatively small restaurant, was very crowded, noisy, and was missing a server. Perhaps that is why the attentiveness and service was not up to its usual standards. Food was, as always, outstanding. We still plan to continue patronizing KTown, just going during the week or arriving earlier on Saturday evenings.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Staff is first rate and the location is cozy.

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vipJanetG
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For a last minute late evening meal this was perfect. Always enjoy thus bistro for good food and service.

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DGMG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding and the service was excellent. Thank you!!!

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MichaelF
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

This restaurant was more than I expected. The food was excellent and the service was fantastic. The only thing that surprised me was that the tip included on my bill was not charged to me. I called K Town Bistro and told them what had transpired the night before with the bill and they said the tip would be added later. I know how hard the waitresses work. So I am more than happy to send in the $30.00 dollar tip.
Mr. Michael Foo
301 570 6521

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vipFineeatersanon
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always first rate. We had short ribs and blackened salmon (with ratatouille). They were both perfectly done. The beet salad is extraordinary. The potato/leak soup was a bit more ordinary. Gonzalez (chef/owner) is a perfect host. One can't praise this place enough.

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SaraF
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I’m sorry we waited so long to eat here! Lots of nice choices on the menu- made it hard to decide. Service was very good. Cozy neighborhood setting but nice enough for special occasion.

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AlanS
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 9 and luckily it was a quiet Sunday because we were so loud. This was an outstanding experience for everyone in our group. The service, flexibility and food was truly outstanding. It is a must for us to return. Thank you for a very pleasant experience. Your prices were very competitive.

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luvfamilyrestaurants
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Appetizers and main courses were all very tasty and would rate from very good to excellent. Main courses we had were the swordfish (special), ahi tuna and short ribs. Portions were not large but that turned out to be a saving grace as the desserts were out of this world. One of the more quieter restaurants we have been to recently which allowed us to converse in normal voices. The service was excellent. Will be back again.

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Alex
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice brunch and tasty food

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vipLPG1
Washington DC
254 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our first visit was uneven. Appetizers were better than entrees especially the dark and flavorful onion soup. Will return for a second visit.

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DuaneP
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb dining. Gonzalo Junior was very warm and welcoming; willing to accommodate our need for something quick.

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bridgeth
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

The wait staff was warm and friendly. The atmosphere was a bit musty and the food was lackluster for the price. I would go back for the prix fixe specials.

FAQs

K Town Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. K Town Bistro also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 933-1211.

K Town Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 560 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.