Bistro 525

Washington DC Restaurant

Bistro 525 delivers a true expression of Mid-Atlantic food led by renowned Chef Mario Raymond since 2003. A Chesapeake native, Chef Raymond combines his East Coast upbringing with his Italian heritage to create fresh, locally sourced dishes.  Abiding by a deceptively simple approach, he has a deep-rooted respect for raw ingredients and works carefully to  enhance the natural flavor in these dishes.  Whether it is the classic Crab Cake, the fresh fish of the day, or the seasonal Mediterranean – style soups, dining in Washington DC at the Washington Court Hotel provides an authentic reflection of the flavors of the Mid-Atlantic.  Each dish tell a unique story.

Bistro 525 is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Our breakfast features a selection of two buffets, an elaborate hot breakfast buffet and a continental breakfast buffet that always includes a smoked fish.  There are also a variety of breakfast entrees to choose from on our regular breakfast menu, including specialty dishes such as Eggs Chesapeake Benedict and California Croissant.

The lunch menu at our Capitol Hill hotel restaurant features homemade soups, an innovative variety of salads, hearty sandwiches, a Chef’s Choice pizza of the day, a fresh fish of the day, and popular Mid-Atlantic inspired entrees.  Our House Angus Beef Burger topped with Smoked Maryland Bacon & Chapel Creamery Bay Blue Cheese served with Roasted Garlic Aioli Fries is a local favorite as well as the Charcoal Roasted Free Range Chicken served with Crabby Wild Rice (topped with lump meat crab) and grilled scallions.  We also offer a hot lunch buffet daily at our luxury Washington DC hotel.  The lunch menu changes seasonally.

Our dinner menu features homemade soups, a light selection that includes appetizers, salads, and sandwiches, and a variety of fish and meat entrees.  Cocoa Rubbed Hudson Valley Duck Breast, Grilled Roseda Farms New York Strip Steak, and Seared Chesapeake Rockfish are some of the most popular entrees.  We will always feature a crab cake along with seasonal accompaniments.  We also offer an in room dining menu.  We welcome you to join us for a culinary experience that reflects the true expression of the Mid-Atlantic region while dining in Washington DC.

Bistro 525 Menu
Breakfast Menu
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu
Federal City Bar Menu


Breakfast:   Monday – Friday 6:30AM – 11:00AM,  Saturday and Sunday 6:30AM – 12:00PM
Lunch:   Monday – Friday  11:00AM –  5:00PM, Saturday and Sunday 12PM – 5:00PM
Dinner:   Daily 5PM –  11PM