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Bistro La Bonne

Bistro La Bonne

(Now Closed)
Bistro, French Restaurant, and Café$$$$
U-Street, Washington
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  • Nicolas P.
    Nicolas PrattJuly 17, 2013
    An unassuming, reasonably-priced, non-pretentious French restaurant that serves amazing food. A brunch favorite of mine for years. The La Bonne full Breakfast (12 bucks!) will leave you stuffed.
  • Ami W.
    Ami WinehouseSeptember 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best mussels in DC. Dirt cheap drinks (IMO). If you see Chris or Najonie (I may have misspelled it) be sure to tip them well. They make strong drinks and are awesome people in general.
  • Taste and See ™.
    Taste and See ™January 22, 2013
    I only came to the bar for Sunday brunch and regret not getting any eats. Everyone's plate around me was so tempting. But I PROMISE to come back soon! Plus, I'm 100% Frenchie at heart.
  • Johanna
    JohannaMarch 25, 2014
    Had the hanger steak au vin with green beans instead of frites. Steak was so tender and sauce so delicious!
  • Bonnie T.
    Bonnie TrushApril 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Sunday brunch is so wonderful. The "Full Breakfast" (I substitute paté for ham) coupled with $3 bellinis is a perfect way to start the week.
  • Ameet P.
    Ameet PadteJuly 22, 2013
    Get the Ragout De Chèvre Aux Epices (Braised goat with aromatic herbs served with macaroni and cheese). Read more
  • Bennett R.
    Bennett RichardsonFebruary 24, 2010
    You can't miss on this menu. Chevre chaud salad is great, as is splitting an order of moules frites as an appetizer. Steaks, short ribs and the cassoulet (french stew) are all aces. Read more
  • Robin
    RobinJune 8, 2013
    We tried multiple meals among the table. The beef Bourgogne was by far the best. Tender and delish.
  • Jacqueline Kennedy B.
    The steak frites came out a bit colder in temp than medium rare. Actually, it was just as raw as it could be with grill marks. But, it was delicious. Sit at the bar for a relaxing evening.
  • Ben B.
    Ben BisbeeFebruary 19, 2012
    Great staff & a wonderful set of happy hour deals including wines by the glass & plates of mussels.
  • Huma
    HumaOctober 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great brunch - try the omelet, the french toast and the bellinis. Mussels and escargots are pretty amazing too.
  • Mauricio G.
    Mauricio GameroJune 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Any of the mussel dishes are delicious, but you should also try the pâté and quiche!
  • Nicole
    NicoleNovember 30, 2012
    Cute little French restaurant with cheaper mussels than Marvin's up the street & $6 draughts too!
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchDecember 24, 2011
    Bitches Say B+! The food is tasty as well as affordable, service solid – but the ambiance and a few dishes could use some work.
  • Sindy H.
    Sindy HuangAugust 5, 2013
    Lamb is delicious! Beef bouillabaisse can be a bit salty. Don't fill up on bread.
  • Leanne J.
    Leanne JakubowskiFebruary 16, 2013
    The Escargot was fabulous. The Mussel special is wonderful and tasty.
  • Marie R.
    Marie RFebruary 27, 2014
    The food is as good as Bistrot du Coin but lacking it's fun and bustling vibe.
  • Andy W.
    Andy WhiteAugust 9, 2013
    An absolute gem on U St. LA wishes it had bistros like this.
  • Gabriela S.
    Gabriela SchneiderJanuary 9, 2011
    Thankfully, if you order yr entrecôte cooked rare, it's cooked til rare. Au poivre sauce is properly peppery
  • Alex D.
    Alex DobyanDecember 1, 2014
    Few Belgians, but $4 craft drafts is a great HH deal.
  • Shani
    ShaniNovember 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Slow service, but really good prices and delicious food. The French onion soup is fantastic.
  • Nate H.
    Nate HillAugust 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Mussels ! Great happy hour.
  • John-Paul H.
    John-Paul HOctober 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great food. Good drinks. Good prices.
  • Miditto
    MidittoMarch 25, 2011
    Happy Hour = $4 Beers on draft. Very good selection of craft beers.
  • Patti C.
    Patti CoilJuly 4, 2013
    Great happy hour deals in buckets of mussels
  • Cameron W.
    Cameron WentkerFebruary 8, 2015
    Make sure to order an aperitif 😋
  • Ashley B.
    Ashley BlackmonJanuary 20, 2013
    $3 bellinis and mimosas! What's the catch?
  • Shilpa N.
    Shilpa NicodemusMay 14, 2011
    Daniel Benedict is amazing. Get it!
  • Ashley N.
    Ashley NarayanJanuary 21, 2013
    Brunch was disappointing. The Benedict was mediocre - overdone eggs and gloppy hollandaise served with French fries
  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy WoolfDecember 11, 2010
    Taylor is the best bartender! Great mimosas.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BedkeJanuary 5, 2011
    Happy hour moules frites is a great deal!
  • Pauly W.
    Pauly WalnutzzJuly 21, 2013
    Order the French toast!
  • Xania S.
    Xania SteeleSeptember 10, 2011
    Ask for chris!! Great bartender!!
  • Rachael K.
    Rachael KingOctober 30, 2010
    Taylor is the man. Bartender on Saturday brunch!
  • Joanie O.
    Joanie O'SullivanDecember 23, 2013
    Get the steak frites! 😍
  • Nisha C.
    Nisha ChittalSeptember 13, 2010
    Get the french onion soup here - it's amazing.
  • Ryan C.
    Ryan CunninghamJanuary 24, 2010
    Steak & eggs was great for Sunday brunch, but the service was frustratingly slow.
  • Shilpa N.
    Shilpa NicodemusMay 14, 2011
    Taylor is an awesome bartender!
  • Tamu
    TamuMarch 28, 2011
    Whoever tagged this as a "Breakfast Spot" should slap themselves.
  • Tamu
    TamuAugust 30, 2010
    Great food, great value.
  • Estefan G.
    Estefan GargostNovember 6, 2011
    Go somewhere else; trust me!
  • dancingqueen f.
    Moules Normandes.... Apple cider & bacon! Avec Piper Champagne por mon anniversaire! ;-) merçi, Daniel! Et al....moules Thai!
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