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Rhythm & Brunch

Sundays 11:00AM Until 2:30PM

Join Us on Sundays for Rhythm & Brunch Featuring Bottomless Mimosas and a Menu that Changes with the Seasons. We Hope to See You Soon!


Location & Hours

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LOCATION

1190 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 974-4900

info@westendbistrodc.com

HOURS

Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm
Brunch: Sunday 11am-2:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday-Thursday 5:30pm -10:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:30pm-10:30pm
Closed for Lunch Saturday and Sunday
Closed for Dinner Sunday and Monday


About

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Discover Westend Bistro, an award-winning casual American bistro located in Washington, D.C.’s trendy West End. Our dedicated culinary team presents updated bistro classics, infusing modern and traditional techniques inspired by the seasons. The focus is on the ingredients, culled from fresh, quality produce from the farms and fields of Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

The slick glass and steel exterior of The Ritz-Carlton belies the warm and relaxed setting of Westend Bistro – energetic music, arresting tones of amber, honey, currant-red and blood-orange coupled with rich cohiba chocolate browns and gold, underscore the chic and clean design from award-winning DC architects Adamstein & Demetriou. Solid cherry wood floors underfoot usher patrons into the elliptical marble bar, back dropped by a luminous gold leaf wall, sculpted to portray flowing botanical waves of grain. Raised banquettes, cozy alcoves and an overall air of casual sophistication play host to guests at this vibrant neighborhood restaurant. 

Chef Alvin Dela Cruz

Chef de Cuisine

Chef Alvin Dela Cruz joins Westend Bistro as Chef de Cuisine at a time when Washington, D.C. is continuously, and rapidly, gaining culinary stature. Since the day Dela Cruz arrived in the city, he has been exploring its hidden savory gems, and visiting local farmer’s markets to gain a deeper understanding of the city’s modern energy, anchored in deep rooted traditions.

Around the District, you can find Dela Cruz experiencing what he loves most about his industry – the dining experience. “My favorite part about what I do is sitting in a fully booked restaurant, eyes closed, hearing the clamor of the open kitchen, listening to the cooks call back orders, the front of the house playing great music, and hearing the laughter of the people around me. Great company and great conversation, that’s a perfect time.”

Dela Cruz makes sure to bring this passion through the dishes he creates and teaches his team an important lesson; “We don’t just serve a meal, we create a lasting memory through the guest’s dining experience.”

Dela Cruz was Restaurant Chef at The Conservatory of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay where he fostered his passion for organic, locally grown produce and developed creative, seasonal dishes that showcased his culinary talent.

At Westend Bistro, Dela Cruz looks forward to upholding the restaurant’s strong tradition of refined, skillfully-crafted cuisine, while offering creative new dishes that exhibit his unique strengths, and highlight the tremendous local sources of the D.C. area.


Ian Broome

General Manager

Born and raised in the DC area, Ian always had an affinity for cooking with his father on the weekends and helping with dinner parties at their northwest home. Ian’s first job in food and beverage was right after his seventeenth birthday at a small café in Old Town, Alexandria where he was the morning prep cook. During the time between high school and college, he also worked for his parents’ catering company. While in college, he met the girl that he would move to Arizona with to finish school and explore the southwest desert.

In Tucson, Ian accepted a management position at a downtown fine dining café. While working at Café Magritte, Ian was offered a position as General Manager of Gentle Ben’s, an iconic brew pub on the campus of The University of Arizona. Brewing beer and managing the two-story, 350 seat brewery proved to be as much fun as it was work. He was soon promoted to Director of Operations and tasked with the development of a second location, which would become the main production facility for what is Arizona’s oldest brewery. 

Ian joined Marriott International in 2006, working at their Starr Pass Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona. While managing several restaurants at Starr Pass, Ian prepared for the Court of Master Sommelier’s introductory level and later the certified level examinations. Upon successful completion, Ian added the role of Sommelier to his responsibilities. Ian pursued his passion for cooking, as well as food and wine service, while working under two-time James Beard Award winner, Chef Melissa Kelly of Primo Restaurant. At Primo, Ian led weekly wine and spirit classes that focused on pairings. In 2014, Ian rose to the position of Director of Beverage for the resort, overseeing four restaurants and lounges, as well as the banquet beverage program. Ultimately, the desire to be closer to family and friends led him back to the east coast where he holds his current position as the General Manager of the Westend Bistro, situated in The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.


Private Events

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For large parties or to plan a special event, please fill out our inquiry form or give us a call at (202) 974-5560.


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