Bistrot Du Coin
Wonderful dinner and service as always.
Open air bistro style. Salad needed a little more dressing or flavor and the mussels were very small. A lot of mussels but the actual mussel was small.
Excellent food and service
For a casual restaurant that crams tables together, the prices of everything outside of the mussels pots, such as most entrees, sides and non-alcoholic beverages are too high. $8 for a side of fries, $10 or side salads and $12 for desserts atop 10% tax and 20% tip is too much. I'll go back for the mussel pots but not much else.
After many years of enjoying Bistrot du Coin, this evening, my friends and I were asked to leave. This would have been tactless and unprofessional under any circumstances, but it happened even before we were finished with our wine and only seconds after we paid our bill. Apparently, the restaurant needed to accommodate another party. It is shameful that the restaurant thinks that a client is responsible for their own lack of planning and professional rectitude. Such a pity! This shows how poor individual behavior can destroy the reputation of a whole establishment.
It's overpriced and a bit run down inside. For example, the server offered to swap out fries for a vegetable and didn't disclose that there would be a price increase > $5. Overall, this place likely survives based upon the fact that it has a good location and previously retained a good reputation.
Yummy and busy.
Someone needs to go on a study trip to Paris and have a few real decent brasserie meals. BdC needs to up its act quite a bit, foodwise. have been to BdC in the past a few times, and I have the distinct impression it has really slipped. The pate de campagne was more like pate industrielle. The oil used for the salade frisee aux croutons et lardons was iffy. The lardons were bacon bits from a pack. The dessert, peche melba, had two small slices of canned peach. And a gallon of whipped cream. Even if the ice cream in the dessert was good, it was smothered by the cream overload. Come on, guys, who do you take us for. This is not the boardwalk in Bethany Beach. Except a bit more expensive. The staff was friendly and efficient. No problems there. And I do like the place. But unless the food gets to be prepared a bit more seriously, and less cynically, I am not recommending. Really too bad. You have a good location and a brand. You want to make sure you keep the brand.
Get together with old friends
My server recommended the tuna with vegetables and Parmesan mashed potatoes. The fish was very good. I also had the apple tart with ice cream for dessert. I was seated by the window and could people-watch as I dined. It was a nice experience.
They had the front windows open an there was no air conditioner. We were sweating profusely. The tables were jammed so close together that we were accidentally jostled by those around us several times during the meal. The French onion soup was delicious.
Solid French bistro food, extensive menu, excellent service, good wines.
We went specifically for the entrecôte and it was delicious. The gazpacho and trout special were wonderful
Promptly seat by the host. Seems like a favorite place for another patron as the manager gave hugs and welcomes. Escargot delicious! Sop up the garlic butter with the bread. Hangar steak done well. Sketchy lady who came up and wanted to just take a picture of my frites. Odd. Ghosted her pretty quick.
My favorite place when I visit DC..
The restaurant was empty when we arrived on a Friday evening, yet we were still seated (very closely) to another table, which was shortly filled. The atmosphere was like run down Beer Hall, except French? I'm not sure where the loud rap music plays into their theme, but it certainly made speaking across the tiny table difficult. When our cheese board arrived nobody told us what was on it. We both ordered completely different steaks (down to sauce and preferred doneness) yet when they arrived they were wrong. The waitress never checked on us once during the meal, so we just finished our bottle of wine and left. Very disappointing. For a real French restaurant experience, I recommend La Piquette.
Great service. Good food. Fun vibe but very loud. We had a good time.
Great food!!! We had an enjoyable time. Thank you!!!
As usual, Bistro was fun, delicious and cozy. Once again they impress.
Nice gem of a restaurant. Prices are typical for Washington, DC as in expect to pay $20 or so for a dinner entree'. Dined on a Wednesday, so it wasn't too crowded or noisy, but I can easily see how the noise level would be very loud on a busy weekend. I will definitely be back.
Always a great place for groups... great food, great vibe
Excellent mussels - mariniere and lobster sauces were both very good.
Had the hangar steak, nicely prepared, the sauce was a red wine reduce with butter,,,nicely done
Always a wonderful experience.
Always fun. Be careful not to let lettuce in salads be served wilted.
My wife and I are long time fans. Interestingly, this time one of our dishes was a little disappointing, rather than their usually reliable high performance.
Their roasted chicken dish, a reliable star here, was dry and their frites were not really hot. I was hungry enough to go ahead and eat, but it was not their best night, at least for us. The speed of service was fine, so the problem had to be in the kitchen, not that the food sat too long in the service window. My wife’s dish was piping hot and delicious as usual.
Looking for a last-minute informal place in the neighborhood for a light meal, remembered the mussels here. A shared mussels and mesclun salad with the two of us fit the bill. Perfunctory service, table on the highway to the kitchen did not add to the delight, but a different night at a different table would be better, I am sure.
Impressive menu and wine list very tasty!
Food and service were excellent. The wine prices were a bit extravagant. Excellent moules, pate, and escargot. Will go back (and will order beer) :)
Terrific food, atmosphere and wine.
Wasn’t recommended we just waked in and so glad we did
Always great steak!!!
The food was a little underwhelming. Overall ok, but it used to be so much better. The bread wasn’t great.
Great place, but prices have increased sharply in recent months.
Be sure to have the mussels. The large size comes with fries. We shared the large mussels in lobster bisque and a large nicoise salad. It was a lot of food for two people but we ate everything! Soo delicious! We will probably go back again we end our vacation.
Go every year when we are in DC! Love the food!
The air conditioning was really struggling, and it was humid inside. I was sweating at the table! The house steak was cooked to order, but had too much pepper on it. Frites were good, as was the champagne. Not the best meal I have have had there, and uncomfortable.
The steak tartare is the best in the city. Been coming here for years, I love it, but I still want them to have a real french baguette. The current bread is not an accurate representation of the quality of the food here.
Very disappointed. It’s been a long time since we have been here and we won’t be coming back. Starting with the bread...what kind of French place has crappy bread?!? It was flavorless, and something you can probably buy better at Safeway. The chicken we had was dry, the fries were over cooked, overall just not impressed.