Bistrot Du Coin
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. :)
I will start by saying I am French and had been looking forward to trying out Bistro du Coin for a while. The food quality was sub-par. The cheese plate is extremely overpriced (over $15 for 4 very thin and tiny pieces of cheese) - you can find much better value elsewhere. The duck confit I ordered was barely confit (and therefore overly fatty) and the side of potatoes was nothing special. The mussels other members of my party ordered were very mediocre being too dry and lacking of broth. The desserts were okay. The only redeeming aspects of Bistro du Coin are that you can get a good bottle of wine for under $40 and that the ambiance is nice. Everyone in our large party had a mediocre to bad experience and I ended up with food indigestion. There are much better options for French dining in DC.
Excellent food; inexpensive. Good service. Great location.
Buzzing and energetic French bistro with excellent mussels, Steak Frites and other specialties of the cuisine.
Attentive and helpful waitstaff - great value - a fun place!
Very poor and rude service
Bistrot Du Coin is the perfect place to bring an out-of-town friend, a date, or a group of people. The menu is large and reasonably priced, and the atmosphere is lively, yet comfortable/unpretentious. Our server was very kind and helpful with making recommendations, and the ambiance was wonderful. 10/10 would go again!
Love this place and take people there every chance I get. It was a quiet night, so the wait staff was attentive without being intrusive. The food was great.
Food is amazing and the service is very nice!
Great French Bistro
A classic staple of the Dupont Circle dining scene, this place offers casual French in a neighborhood setting. Great service, consistent quality food.
Mussels are very good but the fillet and fries were sub-par. French fries were greasy and cold, steaks had a burnt flavor and were stringy. Le Diplomat is far superior.
We didn’t get a great table. We ended up inches from the neighbor table. It felt crammed in and like we were sitting with other people. Food was ok. Some of it was great and some of it was bad. Maybe it was an off night? I’m not sure if we will return.
Our food was amazing and tasted very authentic! One guest in our party had the sweet breads and she raved about them for days. I had the steak and potatoes and it melted in my mouth. I would definitely come here again.
This is a fine neighborhood restaurant in the Dupont Circle area. We always enjoy the mussels, which are prepared in a variety of ways. It's always busy, noisy; on our last visit the service was a bit slow and the prices seemed higher than previously for what we got.