Bazin's on Church

4.5
3133 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Evoking the feeling of an old bistro, yet with a contemporary twist, Bazin's on Church brings to Vienna an inviting neighborhood dining experience. Bazin's on Church offers a contemporary American menu featuring organic and seasonal ingredients. The wine bar features a collection of wonderful wines from around the world, with an emphasis on California.
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F
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great time at quarterly birthday celebration for team!

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B
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was a quiet day. Food was good and so was service. No pressure to eat and leave.

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CL
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We had a very enjoyable meal at Bazin's. Our server, Ava, was friendly, helpful and efficient.

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LC
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

We’ve been going to Bazins a long time and it’s always been reliable both for service and high quality food. I was really disappointed with a recent visit where the food was really not good (both seafood dishes came out from the kitchen within 3 minutes of ordering them). Fish was mushy and tasted like it had been reheated.
When I asked for a black napkin, I was given bev naps. The service managed to be both overly attentive and not attentive enough.
I won’t be back.

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B
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Appetizers included shrimp lettuce wraps and the lobster pasta . Perfect with our wine. Great fish dinners- Perfectly cooked, delicious sauces & nicely presented. Will definitely return when headed to Tyson’s area.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Food was ok overall nothing to rave about. The shrimp lettuce wraps and broccoli frito were probably my favorites, everything else- lamb chop apt, halibut, flounder were all just ok. Service was polite, professional, and on point.
The one thing that troubled me was that even though the whole dining room was practically empty, they chose to seat us between two other couples which I had to squeeze through and bump their table to get to my seat. There’s no music or background noise so you’re sitting there literally half an arms length away forced to listen to total strangers telling each other how their day went. God forbid you have anything private to talk about! This is clearly choosing convenience (for the restaurant) over guest experience and does not make any sense.

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T
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

We love Bazins. It is one of our favorite restaurants. However, they closed the kitchen early even though we had a reservation and would not serve us. We drove 25 minutes just to be turned away. Very frustrating! If reservations can be made on open table for a particular time, it is assumed that the kitchen will remain open.

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T
Washington DC
101 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

I have dined at Bazin's for years and I never been disappointed; however, I had trouble finding anything on the new menu that sounded appealing this time. I was with a group of former colleagues all of whom had eaten numerous times at Bazin's and all seemed puzzled by the menu. We eventually ordered and all seemed to enjoy our selections; however, I may hesitate to suggest Bazin's on Church for lunch in the future.

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KT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Terrific service and satisfying menu for Mother’s Day luncheon. I’m glad we had reservations because even then it was a 20 minute wait. But it was busy so I understand. Bazin’s on Church is a favorite and didn’t disappoint.

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A
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Thought there could be some different choices for the Mother’s Day brunch menu. But was very good.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A favorite establishment in Vienna. Very comfortable atmosphere. Bellia our server has been there forever. She is the best! I had their bacon wrapped scallops on saffron risotto. Excellent. A favorite of mine is their fried oyster appetizer. Accommodates gluten free. Prices reasonable. Great wine list.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was awesome. Lot's of guests results in a loud noise level, but we enjoyed the nice atmosphere, the good wine and service.

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FR
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food preparation was excellent. The mushroom soup was fabulous, intensely flavorful; the tagliatelle had excellent flavors; the apple crostata dessert was excellent, the crispy shrimp wasn't crispy but it tasted very good. The flatiron steak was fine. We will go back again.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious and so were the cocktails!

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l
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Welcoming friendly atmosphere with excellent food and service

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MR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience again. We had brunch last year on Easter and loved it then. Everyone in our group loved their meals.

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BH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

My reservation was for 6:30. We were seated and waiting for the other couple. When we ordered the special was already gone which was the only thing I wanted on the menu. The waiter did not offer to do anything special, e.g. give me the same sides with a different protein, etc. In most restaurants the chef will let you know if there are only a few specials left so they can ask the seated guests. He did not mention it until I ordered and it was so early in the evening. He could have at least been more helpful, maybe bought me a drink or something but it ruined my evening there. I asked for a particular vegetable rather than the rice and instead of what I ordered I got some other vegetables in a cream sauce - not what I eat. Really ruined the restaurant for me.

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KA
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Easter Brunch with family. Good food, great atmosphere and service. Only complaint was the mimosa which I know is very hard to mess up but for some reason I don’t think they used OJ. Other than that I highly recommend

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L
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The vibe is cozy, the brunch is great, and the cocktails are delicious. Will be back soon!

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JS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Good cocktails and good quality to the food. Pricing can be on the high side, but you get good food for the price. Parking may be difficult, but that's due to the building and neighborhood.

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S
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tuesday lunch is quiet, but the service and food were outstanding as always!

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C
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was such a great lunch and so pleasant. Our server was on top of everything and there when we needed him.

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P
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our 34th wedding anniversary. We came in last minute. The staff were great our waitress (Olivia) was excellent. The food was beautifully prepared with fresh ingredients. Veal Milanese was worthy of an Enoteca in Lombardy, Italy. The Apple crostata for dessert was lip smacking wonderful. Nice wine list reasonable prices. We will be back soon.

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J
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the chopped salad — i could eat it every day!
Love the food here.

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M
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’lol be back with friends. A wonderful place to relax & enjoy delicious food.

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BS
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 2

Aperitives bad, main course very good, bread some pieces from the day before. The cream brille was excellent. Service very good. Ambience ok for the hour. Overprice

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CK
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Good food ! Nice ambiance. Lovely place in Vienna.

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KS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food and our waiter was excellent ..the ambiance was very good a good mix of casual and formal dining. Appears to be very popular with the locals. They do need someone with more experience as a host. The young man at the door seemed a little confused...

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H
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

As usual, Bazin's was busy on Saturday evening. Good was expectantly very good, service was pretty good. Overall, would like to see more check-in from the waitstaff rather than trying to signal them over.

The noise level is pretty high when busy, would also like to see some noise cancelling efforts made for a better experience.

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S
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food was very good and enjoyed our waiter the tables are on top of each other so that’s reason for overall four stars

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NG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love the atmosphere and the menu never disappoints! The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, ready to make a suggestion on the menu choices or extensive wine list. Bazin's is our go to restaurant for special events or just a night out.

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LR
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Very Good food consistently, but way overpriced!. 50$ /person for one glass of wine and an entree.

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JH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Easily the worst experience I've ever had at this restaurant. We waited 20 minutes to be seated after our reservation, and were promptly ignored for another 20. We had to ask for bread THREE times to even get it, and it came out so toasted it was hard to eat. The person I was eating with got their appetizer and I was told that they were out of mine. So there's another 20 minutes. We then waited 40 minutes to get our entree. My steak was COMPLETELY overcooked but since we had tickets I couldn't wait for it to be done properly. Meanwhile, the table that sat 30 minutes after us was done eating by the time we even got our entrees. Terrible experience here, I doubt I will go back. Food is overpriced, portions are too small, and the service was already not that great and its getting worse. It's like this place knows its the best place in Vienna and doesn't care anymore. Well, I don't care to go there ever again. A real shame.

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n
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

> than 10 min to get greeted. Waiter was a “ping ponger” (does one task for one table and then heads back to bar/register/kitchen, then back and forth). Wait staff working a Friday night need to be able to touch base - even if through eye contact - with all tables when they swing through their station if not Service suffers.

Food was thoughtful and tasty. Plenty on the menu we want to try so we will be back and hope for a better server next time.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful!

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P
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It has been years since I have been to Bazin's and they are just as great as when I was a regular. The cod was cooked to perfection. Great service too!

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MF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful brunch last Sunday. I loved the little extra touches like steamed milk for my coffee, and a gratis appetizer. Service was excellent especially for being so attentive to my spouse’s requests for extra water. The Belgian waffles with fresh strawberries were beautiful and ever so tasty. I plan to return as I very much enjoy brunches.

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KR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

My dinner partner and I were very pleased with the quality of the food (veal Milanese) and wine. As usual, the service was excellent and friendly!

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b
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We had not been here in a couple of years and it was excellent, better than we remembered.

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BG
New England
19 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Fun place for a special occasion. Food was delicious and it was family friendly especially at an earlier time on Sunday night.

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