Bistro Bohem is a hidden gem among DC restaurants. On whim, I went to Bistro Bohem with some friends, and it was one of the best decisions I have made in a while. While unassuming from the outside, the inside is cozy and has a lot of character, not to mention the food is unreal. Bistro Bohem is the neighborhood joint we have all been looking for!
Bistro Bohem is a Czech/ European eatery serving up traditional Eastern European cuisine and amazing drinks. You can find everything from schnitzel to bratwurst to borscht on the menu. They also infuse their own vodka (the beet vodka will blow your mind) and serve Czech beers.
Since discovering Bistro Bohem, I have been back a few times, and have ordered a few various things on the menu. My two favorites are the chicken schnitzel with fries and braised red cabbage as sides and the Halusky which is a house made potato gnocchi with spinach and mushrooms. The Halusky is thick, creamy and reminds me more of a spaetzle versus a gnocchi but it is delicious none the less.
I have also tried the beef gulas which is a slow braised beef stew with house made bread dumplings. This was amazing; rich and delicate at the same time. the bread dumplings were unlike anything I have ever had, almost mimicking a matzo ball. Another one of my favorite dishes are the pierogis, or house stuffed potato dumplings and the grilled cheese (an actual piece of cheese that is grilled).
Overall, I cannot say enough great things about Bistro Bohem (ask my friends) and I can’t wait to try all the other things on the menu and go back for brunch!