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The Great American Bistro, Washington, DC

The Great American Bistro

4.4
4.4
10 Reviews
$30 and under
Bistro

The Great American Bistro is all about bringing that friendly, neighborhood feel to the busy lives of the people around us. We are a no-fuss eatery that aims to make our customers feel right at home and provide them with a simply delicious meal. Join us for a meal or a drink and experience the simple pleasures of dining in a good place, with the best company and the greatest food you will ever taste by Chef Derrick.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, American, Dining Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 758-0129

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ, Persons with Disabilities, Women

  • Executive chef

    Derrick Peace

  • Neighborhood

    Shaw

  • Cross street

    Q St NW, New York Ave

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Starters

  • Wings$12.00

    house spice

    • Garlic Butter Mussels$15.00

      • Seafood Mac$22.00

        • Caprese Skewers$9.00

          • Truffle Waffle Fries$11.00

            • Cobb Salad$16.00

              • Gabb Powerhouse$18.00

                No Blueberries

                Kids

                • Lil Vegan$9.00

                  sautéed Carrots, Broccoli, corn over Basmati rice

                  • Chicken Slider$11.00

                    with crispy Waffle Fries with side of Applesauce

                    • Fish & Chips$11.00

                      potato wedges side of apple slices

                      • Beef Sliders$11.00

                        waffle Fries side applesauce

                        • Chicken Tenders$11.00

                          sautéed chicken breast with carrots & green beans

                          Brunch

                          • Build a Box$15.00

                            choice of 3: Eggs your way, Corn beef hash, Beef Bacon, Vegetarian sausage, chicken sausage, Fried potatoes, French toast, Pancakes, apples, Fruit

                            • Corn Beef Hash$12.00

                              • Avocado Toast$14.00

                                • Shrimp Grits$22.00

                                  • Pancakes$11.00

                                    • Salmon Bagel$17.00

                                      • French Toast$12.00

                                        Entrees

                                        • Pan-Fried Cod$18.00

                                          • Vegan Pesto$16.00

                                            Spinach Tonnerelli pasta with sautéed mushrooms, onions, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, bell peppers

                                            • Filet Mignon$27.00

                                              Thyme & Garlic Roasted Potatoes with Haricot Verts topped with a peppercorn cream sauce

                                              • American Bone$30.00

                                                With Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Fried Broccoli topped with Mushroom cream sauce

                                                • Grilled Salmon$34.00

                                                  over seafood Fried rice with a creamy crab sauce

                                                  • Roasted Half Chicken$24.00

                                                    with Mac & cheese along with sautéed Kale

                                                    • Quinoa Bowl$20.00

                                                      shaved Brussel Sprouts, kale, Avocado, carrots, Pinto beans topped with Roasted Red Pepper Glaze

                                                      • Crispy Chicken$18.00

                                                        Waffles with Bourbon Maple Syrup

                                                        Last updated: March 27, 2022

                                                        What 10 people are saying

                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                        4.4
                                                        4.4 based on recent ratings
                                                        • 4.4Food
                                                        • 4.4Service
                                                        • 4.4Ambience
                                                        • 4.4Value

                                                        NoiseModerate

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                                                          LaTanyaW

                                                          Baltimore

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          The entire staff at the Great American Bistro was superb. The Host that greeted us, our Waiter was very attentive and excellent. The Executive Chef came out and introduced himself. The food was served timely and absolutely delicious.

                                                        2. CS

                                                          CrystalS

                                                          Washington DC

                                                          1 review

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          The food was absolutely amazing! The shrimp and grits was on point! The crispy turkey bacon takes it up to a whole level. Just add wings and other options to the brunch menu. We will definitely return!

                                                        3. PC

                                                          PamelaC

                                                          Washington DC

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Great neighborhood chill spot in Shaw with good food, drnks and soulful vibes...also check them out for brunch

                                                        4. M

                                                          Mimi

                                                          Hawaii

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          Fantastic food. Wonderful service, but not great seating. Can’t wait to go back!

                                                        5. CC

                                                          ChristianC

                                                          Baltimore

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          The decor is eclectic and modern. The food was delicious, and the portions were generous. The staff was attentive and friendly. I am definitely coming back and bringing more friends along

                                                        6. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          We really enjoyed our dinner here! We had a large party and they accommodated our every need. The food was delicious and I especially liked the grilled salmon.

                                                        7. MB

                                                          MommaBean

                                                          Washington DC

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          3.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                          overall3food3service3ambience5

                                                          It was Mother's Day and they gave out single roses to all the moms. Great ambiance! It was pretty busy so the service was slow. One person in our party didn't get her food until most of us were done eating. The food was good. I would go back to try it again on a less busy day.

                                                        8. BB

                                                          BrettB

                                                          Washington DC

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          1.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                          One of the worst restaurant experiences I’ve ever had in DC.

                                                        9. ML

                                                          MariahL

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          I couldn’t have picked a better place to celebrate my graduation!! The service was spectacular and the food was even better. Everyone was so attentive to our needs and constantly made sure we didn’t need anything else. They made handling my large party look easy! Will definitely be returning!

                                                        10. AZ

                                                          AldoZ

                                                          New England

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                          overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                          Job well done, Brandon manager and India our server made us feel welcomed, very good experience

                                                        Safety precautions

                                                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                          • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                          • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                          • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

                                                        FAQs

                                                        The Great American Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 758-0129.

                                                        The Great American Bistro is rated 4.4 stars by 10 OpenTable diners.

                                                        Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

                                                        Make a reservation

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                                                        Google Map for The Great American Bistro

                                                        1545 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001

                                                        Additional information

                                                        • Cross street

                                                          Q St NW, New York Ave

                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                          Shaw

                                                        • Hours of operation

                                                          Wed–Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

                                                        • Cuisines

                                                          Bistro, American, Dining Bar

                                                        • Dining style

                                                          Casual Dining

                                                        • Dress code

                                                          Casual Dress

                                                        • Parking details

                                                          Public Lot

                                                        • Payment options

                                                          AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                        • Owned/operated by

                                                          Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ, Persons with Disabilities, Women

                                                        • Executive chef

                                                          Derrick Peace

                                                        • Additional

                                                          Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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