National Postal Museum
The Smithsonian-run Postal Museum is way cooler than you might think. Level 1 has exhibits on postal history from the Pony Express to...
National Japanese American Memorial
Tucked back from the road and providing a peaceful sanctuary, the memorial centers on a statue of two cranes bound with barbed wire....
Bike & Roll – Union Station
Rent a bike to explore the city; the rental price includes a lock and safety equipment. The shop is on the western side of Union...
Kelly’s Irish Times
Kelly’s implores: ‘Give me your tired, your hungry, your befuddled masses,’ and the masses respond. Fans of the on-tap Guinness and the...
Located in Union Station's lower-level food court, Bold Bite is a purveyor of local specialty the half-smoke (basically a bigger,...
15 E St NW · interesting places nearby
Bistro Bis information
Jeff Buben is the chef behind the nouveau Southern fare at Vidalia, and he takes a Southern approach – big portions and rich flavors – to the menu at Bis. The combination works; there’s a rustic affability between classical Southern American and French cuisine, and the two seemingly disparate cultures find delicious common ground in this warm dining room. Concrete examples? Try the crisp frisee salad accompanied by big, sweet sides of applewood bacon, or a smoky duck confit offset by tarty sweet kisses from big cherries. Bistro Bis opens for breakfast, one of the few restaurants in its class to do so, making it the perfect spot to squeeze in a gourmet omelet and glass of freshly squeezed juice before dashing off to explore the city.