Bistrot Du Coin
Located in Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C., Bistrot Du Coin serves up delicious Belgian and French cuisine. Its very relaxed setting features picnic-style table cloths and a second floor to accommodate a packed house. Owners Yannis Felix and Michel Verdon opened Bistrot Du Coin's doors in 2000 for patrons to converse and have fun while enjoying their meals. It offers hearty starters such as French onion soup and fresh, crisp salads, steamed mussels and sautéed foie gras. Veal stew in a creamy sauce, braised chicken in white wine and pan-seared salmon topped with a fresh herb sauce are filling main courses to try.
Bistrot Du Coin hosts parties to celebrate popular French events throughout the year, and it serves brunch on the weekend with its own menu. This restaurant has an extensive wine list, but also offers cocktails and apéritif. It is open year-round and welcomes reservations.
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This is one of our favorite Washington restaurants. It's like a small Parisian cafe. Try the mussels, a specialty, or the steak frites.
We had dinner there yesterday and it was a huge fiasco. service was super slow, it took forever to get our food, at some point we considered the idea of paying for our appetizers and going somewhere else. once the food finally arrived, it was not very impressive. lamb was overcooked and chewy, one chicken dish was bland and the other one was way too salty.
Service was good, but the food was only ok. We did like the ambiance, but it was a little crowded.
Bistrot was recommended to us by two people and we were NOT disappointed! Fab food, Moyle’s ten different ways, wonderful wines, and great ambience! This was the final night of our DC trip, and it was memorable.
Mussels were divine!
This is a standard in the DC staple of restaurants. On this visit, service was rather slow, the server a little surly, and the food was not up to the usual mark. But will go back. This was an atypical experience.
Service was a little slow at times. Food was decent but not top notch. I think a bit expensive for the quality. So for example, the chocolate for the profiteroles tasted more like Hershey’s than a really nicely balanced chocolate. At Le Diplomate the chocolate for the profiteroles was on point. The little things matter I’m fine dining. Not bad, not great. Also we were jammed into the worlds smallest table. A nice view out the window, but absolutely nowhere for food.
Good selection, fine wine list, good service
This bistro never disappoints. I have dine many times in all seasons, for casual lunches and for Mother's Day brunch celebrations. Most recently I took a former colleague to lunch there, insisting when he said he had never eaten here. The vibe is special whether they are full or empty of patrons. I recommend all of the mussel dishes, the onion soup and all of the salads. But I can't imagine anything on the menu not being great. Finally, the service has always been friendly, relaxed even when the place is overflowing, and efficient. Bistrot du Coin is one of those casual, excellent, and dependable places that keeps me in love with DC.
The restaurant is packed very tight and is very loud. As an older patron in a wheel chair, that made things difficult for me and my companion. (I noted my wheelchair use on my reservation.) These characteristics may be more positive for younger patrons who like the buzz.
The food was good but, for the most part, not outstanding. The French onion soup, however, was excellent. I had a duck dish in which the duck was cooked a bit too much, and the green peppercorn sauce was a bit too heavy, at least for my taste, and kind of overwhelmed the duck breast.
My companion enjoyed her salad, which was enormous.
If I return, it will not be at such a busy time.
The Bistro just never disappoints. The ribeye with homemade bernaise sauce, along with their famous “frites” is just about the perfect meal. Combine that with a cold draft Leffe Blond, it does become perfect! Staff are wonderful - attentive but not obnoxious. You will never regret a decision to eat and drink here.
Lived in DC for ten years and have been removed five now. It was my favorite restaurant then and didn’t disappoint tonight. Great food, environment and wine
Basically a tourist trap with locals. Avoid if you know anything about French cuisine. The wine by the glass was unbearable.
Great food and very well priced. Our server was friendly but def on the slow side and they pack people in there so elbow room is limited and it is quite loud. Otherwise a great place to eat-
I made a reservation for my girlfriend and I to have a nice romantic dinner here and by the reviews it looked like a fantastic place. Many things went wrong though and we will definitely not return. The first thing was that the atmosphere was just way too loud and it says this restaurant is not kid friendly yet there were like 5 kids running around the area. Second thing that went wrong was that we were given a small round table near the window next to a pregnant woman. It was obvious that there was no way we could both fit at that table but the hostess told the pregnant woman to move over for us to squeeze into that spot. We requested a different table and the hostess mumbled that there was one in the back and angrily lead us to that table. Definitely not friendly like their motto says on the site. Well the table was next to the kitchen and there was a breeze coming from it the whole time. Lovely. It took a few minutes for a server to get to us and at this point we were planning on leaving but we decided to give the food a try. My girlfriend ordered the bouef bouguignon and I got Cassoulet Du Bistrotier. Both dishes were pretty disappointing. The bouef bouguignon was way under seasoned and the meat was chewy and the noodles were just awful. My plate was alright but still under seasoned. The server never returned to ask us how our food was but did check on the table next to us so that was strange. I asked for the check and was presented with a dessert menu. Uh no thanks, not taking another chance at being disappointed. Definitely the worst place I’ve ever eaten at in DC and the worst dining experience I’ve ever had. I regret coming to this place and wasting my money.
Lovely brunch with friends. Yummy omelettes and pomme- frites. Feels like eating in a bistro in Paris.
Amazing food and service, especially for the hustle and bustle of Valentine’s Day.
Wonderful, wonderful food - the best onion soup I've ever had; I'll be dreaming about it forever! The waiter (Ishmael) was attentive and thoughtful, and recommended some great meals. The bistro was full and busy and had a great atmosphere. I was recommended this restaurant from a French friend and it was better than I could have wanted. Thanks so much for a wonderful Valentine's dinner!
Service was exceptional
The food was fantastic. I ordered a tartine and my friends ordered mussels. Both dishes were fantastic
Many delicious menu items. Hard to choose. Food was excellent.
Haven't been in a while, but was reminded why I have to go back soon. Everything was delicious. The escargot is not to be missed!
It was great except for our waiter kept forgetting about us, had to ask him three separate times to bring our check and he kept forgetting. Finally got another waiter to bring it for us so we could leave the restaurant.
Really nice classic French bistro. Typical menu and crowded! Funky, noisy and happy place! Great for 4 folks!
Made a reservation and was seated promptly. As usual, server was very knowledgeable about regular menu and specials. Ordered New York strip ( special that evening) which was oversized and cooked to order with perfection. Ambience always takes me back to my years in France and Belgium, and I feel as though I am returning to the familiar neighborhood bistro. Only issue is the closeness of the tables and seating , which creates little room to maneuver when the restaurant is full.
The food here is always consistently good, with a lively ambiance.
Being going here every time I travel to DC for years. Always great service, ambience and food. This night was a waitress that was visibly unhappy, unable to hear or understand us, and got our order wrong. Then argued with us about it. My monkfish dish was tasteless and the steak made of cardboard
Excellent food and atmosphere.
The peach 🍑 desert is exquisite! Highly recommend.
Food is great. Service was good, but they tend to be a bit brash. We are southerners, so maybe we are just used to a little more niceties.
Food was very good although my rib eye was wildly oversalted. Fine value. Very accommodating.
a perennial DC favorite, like walking into Paris.
I come here almost every time I come to DC - lunch, dinner, it's all good. Consistent, classic French bistro. Steak maison or cassoulet - always starting with some mussels. Desserts are also a delight.
The steaks were inconsistently cooked. Service was good.
As always, superb dinner and good service. We come here for my husbands birthday and it never disappoints. The salads are perfectly dressed, the escargot is always tender, the mussels normande is our new fav. We had to get a bread refill just to soak up the goodness! Wait staff is well trained and anticipate what we need before we know we want or need it.
Bistro Du Coin is always a favorite. We go for the curry mussel pot, but the steak frites is lovely too. Cozy, bustling atmosphere. Our French server was quite salty, but somehow she added to the charm. :)