K Town Bistro

4.7
580 reviews
$30 and under
Burgers
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. Additionally, the chefs of K Town Bistro formerly worked in the prestigious Old Angler's Inn in Potomac and The Vyne Bistro in Rockville. Together, K Town Bistro will be cooking some of the finest dishes Kensington has to offer.

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

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 580 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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vipAdventurousDiner
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The catfish special was Amazing!!

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vipLooseCannon
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous in EVERY way!

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vipKEArion
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

I went to this restaurant because it's one of the few on Open Table that allow you to redeem $100 worth of reward points.

There is zero ambiance, and the decorations are very random. There are spots on the walls missing paint, and the ceiling just barely looks like it might cave in.

The food is pretty good, but the menu is lacking. Our waitress told us more about what was NOT on the menu than the specials available. Also, when I ordered the scallops, they came with under-done (i.e. crunchy) risotto, not the couscous that the menu stated; I was never made aware that there would be a substitution. But I will say that the desserts are delicious; I got the dessert trio (I had to try more than one!), and they were all really good.

I'll go again, but probably only because I still have $11 on that gift card...

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Annie
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to this charming bistro in Kensington. Came for an early weekday lunch. The food and service were great. I had the Oyster Po'Boy, my husband had the Beef Stroganoff, both excellent, with generous portions. Street parking was not a problem, but the area was a bit quiet, likely due to the ongoing pandemic. Definitely plan to return to sample more of the intriguing menu!

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vipMadeleineC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great wait staff, would definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful and service was very attentive but not overly so. Lovely experience.

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vipLooseCannon
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous salad, delicious main course, chocolate mousse desert to die for and excellent wine selection! It doesn't get any better. Bravo K-town!

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vipWallace
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent dining experience.

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vipWallace
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious meal.

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Dianna
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure dining with them. The wait staff was great, the food was delicious, and the wine was perfect.

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vipopentable
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great lunch burger with super big fries. Excellent servcie!

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vipLouisianian
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dishes. Perfect service. Following safety guidelines. Please support this gem of a place!

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vipLooseCannon
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant for lunch or dinner. Superb cuisine, service and excellent wine selection with a quiet ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for lunch, and were delighted! Not many others, in keeping with Covid-19 regulations. Delicious food, wonderful service. Looking forward to return visits!

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Nancy
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate inside during COVID restrictions so it was very quiet, but has been on the more quiet side even with the usual number of tables in the past. Excellent food and service as always.

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suzanneb
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this wonderful restaurant is one of my all time favorites........ever. i could eat there
every day of the week and never tire of the food. the chef knows how to bring out
the flavors every time. i'm so glad a friend told me about it last year!

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CarolP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch. Great food and friendly service.

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vipMadeleineC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant, would recommend to anyone, delicious

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vipLooseCannon
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous bistro restaurant and their sirloin hamburgers are fabulous for any meal and their regular dinner menu and specials are amazing, plus service is SUPER!

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vipCongressDJ
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I couldn’t be more impressed by this place. Quaint location and excellent service. The prices were reasonable and the portions large. I ordered the ahi tuna sandwich for lunch. While the presentation was basic, no frills, the taste and size was phenomenal! Also, get the fried oysters on a bed of guacamole. Wow. So good!

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vipLooseCannon
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MM
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
12 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
36 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipWallace
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They serve the best summer tomato Gazpacho.

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vipWallace
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLooseCannon
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant

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vipWallace
Washington DC
36 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
36 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
36 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
36 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
20 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.

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 4.7 stars by 580 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.