Raspberryberet
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  • Review Count
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  • First Review
    February 2, 2015
  • Last Review
    February 21, 2015
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Chez Billy Sud is a neighborhood, French restaurant situated in the heart of Georgetown. Executive Chef Brendan L’Etoile’s menu showcases the cuisine of Southern France. Chez Billy Sud offers hand crafted cocktails and a French focused wine list in an inviting atmosphere steeped in history and conviviality. Like its historically located sister restaurant Chez Billy, Chez Billy Sud celebrates tradition while facilitating the transcendent present when a fine meal and a well-paired wine bring utter bliss.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Very disappointing
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/15/2015
 2011
Dined on 2/15/2015
 2011
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I booked this as a surprise late Valentine's dinner for my husband, based on a Washington post review that made it sound pretty special. It was not. Looked forward to for too long perhaps! Lovely room, quiet and elegant. A very ordinary French bistro menu which was surprisingly hard to choose from - because nothing really appealed - and all over seasoned, salty, overdressed. This would all have been slightly less annoying if we could have afforded a bottle of wine to go with it. The food prices aren't terrible for DC, especially Georgetown, but not having a bottle of wine below $60 is just RUDE! If you're going to model yourself on a bog standard French brasserie or bistro, honour the spirit and offer house wine at a price normal people can afford. Very disappointing. We couldn't afford wine - or dessert.
Our server was also rather overbearing and had a rather superior air, but that was incidental.
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Dined on 2/15/2015
 2011
-6points
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"...Our menu is just a reference for you-but in reality, creativity is in our hearts, our minds, and our kitchen, let me give you a different dining experience..."
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Not sure why the name changed - it's the same!
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/31/2015
 2011
Dined on 1/31/2015
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Down to the charming but completely rote spiel from the maitre d' everything is exactly the same at Mele. They bring you the wine list, let you sit with your drinks for ages before bringing a menu - we actually had to ask for it after 30 minutes - and so you are slightly squiffy by the time the food actually arrives, even though service is prompt once the food is ordered.
Huge tranches of fresh fish are presented on a platter - not for you to choose from but to show how fresh it is. A barely intelligible explanation of the fishes' origin doesn't really do anything but it's kind of cute. It's a fishy version of Morton's hideous slabs of meat.
The food itself tastes fantastic and being able to choose smaller or larger versions of each dish is wonderful. BUT the plates are expensive. Squiffiness from too long drinking - even sipping - on an empty stomach means the food isn't as appreciated as it could be. But it is good.
However, well over $20 for a small plate is a little stiff.
Another tray of food is left for our contemplation - a very old fashioned dessert selection. Some less heavy, less tray centric choices would be nice.
Overall still worth the occasional visit, but it would be nice to have some less expensive options within the wonders of the fishy world.
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Dined on 1/31/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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