Chez Billy Sud

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$30 and under
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French
Chez Billy Sud Patio is now open!
Reservations will be available every Tuesday for the same weekend (Thursday - Sunday)
We hope to see everyone soon!

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vipSaint
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ice Cold Martini, Chilled Rosè, Excellent Soft Shell Crabs! Wonderful Chicken Liver Mousse (would love the recipe) served with piping hot toasted baguette. The service was performed perfectly with facemasks and little contact. A beautiful D.C. summer evening on a romantic outdoor patio. Couldn't ask for more.

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AhmedO
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place. I would recommend this place to a friend..

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

My friend and I arrived (both women) and were seated at a 2 top not on the patio but outside of it. We were both wearing nice dresses. A young couple directly after us was seated inside the patio at a nice 4 top. She was wearing jeans and a crop top; he was wearing shorts and a tee shirt - both had on tennis shoes. They were 20 years younger and were given a better table. They were in and out within an hour. My friend and I had a cocktail, a bottle of wine, appetizers, our main course and desert (that the waiter didn’t bother to take out of the “to go” container.) I’ve definitely had better service. The food was outstanding but the service was lacking.

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vipmessmerb
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had inside table which was great due to a/c on a humid DC night! The dining room was atmospheric and quietly elegant. Our server Torrance was awesome, and very helpful when deciding what to order. I had duck confit which was amazing, 2 others had the steak & frites which they said was excellent, and one other had the burger which he couldn't finish because it was so big! But he said it was delicious. Nice pre-dinner cocktail menu. I had the Pimms cup which was yummy. Nice touch was that we didn't order any desserts, but were sent home with 2 complimentary small chocolate cakes to share. We will definitely be back!

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vipMollisMan
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We returned to Chez BS after a long hiatus from any restaurant dining. CBS had just opened the week previous and only outside on their patio. The patio/alley is more than comfortable and real feels like vacation. CBS has installed wonderful overhead awnings that are both handsome and practical. We enjoyed our meal and were sent home with desert fixings - 2nd week open no desert menu yet. We loved our father's day meal at 6:30. No rushing - good a service and fine food. BTW - our last meal out before the CV 19 shutdown was at Chez BS so we did a bit of a loop. Best to all! Stay safe and we certainly felt that way last Sunday.

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vipBandido
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and very attentive service, particularly during a very challenging time. Good to be able to dine there again!

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JKJackson
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All tables are now seated outside and on a beautiful evening it is really special. One of the best Caesar saladsI’ve ever had and I recommend the trout and soft shells. Post shutdown, our server seemed especially pleased to have customers. Can’t wait to go back. Tip them generously bc they’ve been out of work!!!

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vipBetsy
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and outstanding service in their patio.

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SergeyG
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chez Billy Sud was recommended to us as a great place for a quiet family birthday dinner, great ambiance, excellent food and for just being a perfect place for French dining. It had all that and met all expectations and more. The staff are super friendly. I wish the inside seating opened soon. It is filled with vintage things, there's an old woodburning fireplace and it just smells incredibly. Definitely looking forward to coming back.

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vipBethesda
Washington DC
150 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so great to get back to Chez Billy Sud a few days after they re-opened. The staff here does such a great job and it was great to see them after all this time. We sat out on the patio and the weather was perfect! The food - soft shell crabs - just outstanding!! Still the best soft shells in the city! Love this restaurant. Looking forward to coming back soon!

Chez Billy Sud
Responded on 17 June 2020

Thank you so much! We can't to see you again 💕

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vipKristenM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic! Currently, they have a limited patio menu but it is still delicious.

Chez Billy Sud
Responded on 17 June 2020

Merci Kristen!

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SallyP
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best preparation and presentation. For me, THE go-to special occasion place.

Chez Billy Sud
Responded on 17 June 2020

Thank you so much Sally!

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SharonS
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was amazing. I would definitely go back with friends the scene is great! Perfect for a quick French bite or drinks with friends.

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vipStephanieS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service as they opened back up. Lovely!

Chez Billy Sud
Responded on 17 June 2020

Merci Stephanie!

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vipDelicious
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional. The dining room, the ambiance, the meal, the service - bravo! Thank you, Debra and Chez Billy Sud, for a delightful evening.

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KenS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great little intimate and delicious restaurant. Steak and mussels were wonderful, as was the Caesar salad.

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JessicaC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a perfect date night spot. Cosy bistro seating. Super friendly staff. Tasty dishes, both seasonal offerings and French classics. We will be back!

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vipBobS
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Service and food were fantastic. Great atmosphere for date night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chez Billy was amazing!! I can’t say enough good things about our experience. The food was amazing. The ambiance is perfect, very quaint and chic. Will be back !!

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Alex2
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and ambience! We will definitely come back.

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vipWineSnob
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In my opinion, it's the best overall French restaurant in DC. Yes, better than Le Dip. But please don't go, as I don't want it to get any harder for me to get a table here. Service is always attentive and professional.

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BrianE
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The three of us had trout, tuna, and salmon, all was excellent.

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Funfood18
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful little French restaurant in Georgetown with gorgeous interior and perfect menu. Went to brunch and every detail is magnificent! Service attentive and friendly. The Niçoise salad was delicious and be sure to sample the beignets.

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JoeP
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chez Billy Sud is a true neighborhood restaurant that works well for either a casual night out or a more special date night. The food is always on point and the execution is true to the classics. Nothing is 're-imagined' or 'interpreted', just technically cooked extremely well. Our server (whose name I didn't catch, regretfully) was tremendous and seemed to be handling 1/2 the dining room incredibly graciously. We had drinks at 3 different restaurants during our night, and the ones at Chez billy Sud were the most consistently executed and well-balanced. Consistency is a sadly overlooked attribute when everyone wants to be 'new' but Chez Billy Sud continues to exemplify the idea that care and execution are the real drivers of success. We'll absolutely be back, especially for the patio and rose in the summer / spring.

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JoeT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an 'casual' vibe but upscale French restaurant, elegant, charming, with impeccable service. The food is outstanding. Highly recommended.

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AndreaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining experience was spectacular as always. Party included a 90 year old. Service was courteous. Noise level low as we were seated in small front room having few tables, and tables wee well spaced.

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Devotedyogi
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We came for lunch at 12:30 on Saturday and it was EXTREMELY noisy. It finally quieted down later.
My salad was good once they cooked the tuna a little more. The waiter could have been more attentive. He seemed to disappear at times.
We thought it was odd that they don't offer espresso or cappuccino. Maybe simplicity is better for them, but we thought it was a bit inhospitable. He said there were so many coffee places nearby... Not a big problem.
Overall, it was a very nice lunch.

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vipDougG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a wonderful evening out from the warm bread served with the salads and appetizers to the complimentary champagne that came with dessert (the attentive waitress had figured out there was a birthday being celebrated). The mussels were particularly delicious, and my husband and I loved the sea bass with fennel. Lovely.

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Foodlark
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!!!

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vipAprilT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience - perfect table!

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vipMichael
Tahoe
8 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Great food in great area. Service was excellent too.

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vipJNHPS
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The croque madame was good, not great--too bread-y and not enough gooey stuff. But the caesar salad was one of the best I've had in a long time, the burger and fries were very good, and the cotes-du-Rhone--new to the menu as our wonderful server told us--was a lovely choice. The sweet, light-filled and calm ambiance of the restaurant is a welcome respite in trying times, and we'll definitely go back.

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vipmomster
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent dinner for a celebration with my mother!

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vipFoodie4life
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The beef cheeks were great! My wife steak was ordered medium rare and came medium to well done. A new steak prepared which was burnt on the bottom but cooked to medium rare. The frites were a complete failure. This is a high end restaurant. Those frites should have never made it past the kitchen doors. They were limp, oily and had no seasoning. At that point the wine bottle was finished and I had finished my meal so we decided to not complain further but pay the bill and go home.

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vipGiana
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food is not consistent. I have come here a few times and generally order the same dishes like the trout and the escargot each visit. The fish was totally over cooked and dry this time. It seemed deep fried and flavorless. In the past it was not this way. The escargot dish was mostly puff pastry and mushrooms, barely any escargot (and for $22?!). The staff is a bit fussy so good luck trying to get something redone.

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vipBowTie53
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Traditional bistro style menu with offerings that few restaurants continue to provide. Very fine meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t usually take the time to write reviews but we had such a great time last night celebrating my fathers 72nd birthday I felt compelled to share our experience. Place was a little noisier than expected but it’s hard to get super quiet during peak dinner hours and my dad is hard of hearing anyhow. Food was amazing, we enjoyed the Allen Brothers steak, Duck confit and Ahi Tuna for entrees. The chicken liver mousse and the country pate’s for appetizers were amazing. Service was impeccable, I can’t remember our waiters name for the life of me but he was a young 23 year old blonde guy and was super personable and on top of his game all night, very attentive but also not overbearing. My husband and I are in the service industry as well and we were super impressed with everything. Props to Chez Billy and the entire FOH & BOH staff for a wonderful night to remember. :)

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PatriciaM
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely. We have been there several times and this was our best experience yet. The food was really divine, and the service was pleasant and we did not feel rushed. Too bad the street is so torn up making it difficult to come and go.

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JoeJH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mom was in town visiting and wanted a nice place to take her. She loved it

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vipDCdiner
Washington DC
199 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. A gem in Georgetown.

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Chez Billy Sud offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 965-2606.

Chez Billy Sud is rated 4.8 stars by 1928 OpenTable diners.

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