The Bistro at Goodstone

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The Bistro at Goodstone offers an elegant A La Carte menu in our inviting lounge and balcony overlooking the Conservatory. Featuring Belgian and French inspired dishes created by Executive Chef Jan Van Haute.
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1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

We had brunch, the food was cold, the potatoes had no flavor, the English muffin was tough and hard to cut. Very disappointed after hearing all the hype about the place from locals in the area.

CR
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We made a last minute reservation for our anniversary. When we arrived the host said they weren't seating anyone; they did seat us after we told them we had a reservation (brunch stopped being served at 2:00 and our reservation was for 1:45). I think they had to re-open the kitchen for us. The food was good (it took almost 45 minutes) but we did feel like we had put everyone out (like we made everyone stay late after class) which made us feel a bit uncomfortable. The piano player in the dining room was excellent and the ambiance was nice, so it ended up being a nice celebration. We would go back but I would suggest they don't allow for late reservations if they can't accommodate diners.

J
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very nice quiet Sunday Brunch at Goodstone. Only a couple of other tables occupied on our visit. House made Bloody Mary's were excellent with Basil & Celery infused Vodka and an excellent homemade mix. Downside is that there is pretty limited menu for the Bistro Brunch, but what we had was very good.

FH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice room for brunch on the weekend. However, there is no way to have a conversation with either your dining companions or your waitress because the piano is so loud that you cannot hear. Please move the piano to another room.

MS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have gone to the Goodstone Inn restaurant for years, but this was our first time in the Bistro. It brought a lovely nostalgic experience to be in the intimate and relaxing upstairs area! The food is exceptional, and the staff very attentive without being overbearing

OT
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Brunch was lovely and really fresh ingredients. But the piano, which is a lively touch, should be in the lobby it's too loud for the small dining room

A
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable. Great ambiance. Excellent service. Live piano was good but a little too overwhelming in such a small space, making conversation difficult. Food was good, but not always excellent - mixed reviews. However, we will certainly return.

MB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and reasonable

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Anniversary

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner in a beautiful country setting

OT
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is such a lovely spot. Food is very good and not overly complicated. Staff is pleasant and paying attention.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything, from the service to the food, was fantastic! We can’t wait to go back.

OT
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very nice setting, excellent food except maybe for the $ 45 Dover Sole (12oz) which was previously frozen. Very loud piano in the (smallish) dining room