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Inspired by iconic neighborhood bistros in Paris, with its name originating from Duke Ellington Park, located across the street, and the grandeur of the late Washington D.C. native, Ellington Park Bistro carries a magnetism around its stunning central bar, where discerning creatives and change-makers meet.

Serving breakfast and dinner daily, step into a quaint corner restaurant with upscale twists on contemporary French classics. Situated between the energy of nearby Dupont Circle and the charm of historic Georgetown, snack on a cocktail and a raw bar selection and chat with your favorite bartender, or make it a standing weekly dinner date in one of our emerald velvet booths. Ellington Park Bistro brings out the DC native in all of us. 


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Create, and be true to yourself, and depend only on your own good taste.

- Duke Ellington A Plate Of Food
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Ellington Park Bistro is built around a contemporary French notion that will satisfy any appetite from a quick bite to a lingering three-course meal. Discover the Chef’s daily specials for a soon to be fixed favorite reminiscent of your favorite Paris sidewalk café.

Frank Morales III

Executive Chef

Chef Morales brings over 20 years of culinary expertise to Ellington Park Bistro. Trained at The Culinary Institute of America, he began his career at famed Le Cirque and worked at several noted New York restaurants, including Union Pacific, as sous chef under Rocco DiSpirito; Le Cirque under Sylvan Portay; and An American Place under Larry Forgione.

In Washington D.C., Chef Morales was part of the successful teams at Rustico Bar and Restaurant, and of Zola, dubbed "Washington's hottest new restaurant' by The New York Times. In addition, Chef Morales directed the catering operations for the International Spy Museum's private events and for its Spy City Café. Prior to Zola, Morales was the executive chef at the Oval Room, one of  Washington's favorite power hangouts.

A native New Yorker, Chef Morales considers D.C. home, and returning to French cuisine a return to the roots, with a remembrance of familiar melodies at Ellington Park Bistro.

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Private Dining

The perfect backdrop for any gathering, Ellington Park Bistro features a timeless design with an intimate setting. Emerald velvet booths and sleek decor surround a curved marble bar, an ideal space for a cocktail party. The restaurant's tiered layout offers separate sections for seated dinners and private parties of varying sizes. For larger gatherings, our lobby with a two-sided fireplace and lounge seating provides space for greeting, mingling, and fireside chat.

Channeling the magnetic energy of Dupont Circle and the charm of Georgetown with the cozy feeling of a Parisian bistro, Ellington Park Bistro is the perfect location for your next DC meeting or event.

Ellington Park Bistro has two private dining spaces with a Bar that can be combined to accommodate 50 seated or 90 standing.

To inquire about your next private event at Ellington Park Bistro, please email us at info@ellingtonparkbistro.com.

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Located on the first floor of The St. Gregory Hotel, Ellington Park Bistro brings culinary delights, creative cocktails, and an expansive wine list in a design-driven setting to the Dupont Circle neighborhood.

2033 M St NW, Washington, DC 20036

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(Mon- Fri) 7AM - 11AM


(Sat - Sun) 7AM – 2PM


(Sun - Wed) 4PM - 9 PM Kitchen, 10PM Bar

(Thurs - Sat) 4PM - 10 PM Kitchen, 11PM Bar

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Join us Sun-Thurs from 4-6PM for $6 Beers, $9 Wines, $12 Cocktails, and discounted snacks at the Bistro Bar

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