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Bistrot Du Coin

Bistro and French Restaurant$$$$
Dupont Circle, Washington
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  • Maxwell Z.
    "Both the mussels and the fish of the day (trout) were perfect."(23 Tips)
    Benjamin W.
    "I would trade by first born child for the escargot."(6 Tips)
    Greg W.
    "Also the best French onion soup I've had."(6 Tips)
    Rodrigo A.
    "Cheese plate and Le steak maison.... perfect!!"(2 Tips)
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  • Eater
    EaterJuly 30, 2012
    It's a go-to in the Dupont Circle area, open all the time, w/ a large menu of French classics, cassoulet, tartiflette savoyarde, steak served with bearnaise sauce & killer fries. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Dustin F.
    Dustin FanzoJune 26, 2013
    The mussels with lobster bisque are mind blowing. And they serve food until midnight on week nights. Leffe Bruin (dark) on draft. Mini ravioli with ham and pesto are amazing as well.
  • Amanda A.
    Amanda AAugust 22, 2011
    Can get pretty busy at night - make sure you put in a reservation. It can also get a bit warm if it's a hot day. Try to sit downstairs if you can! Great food though. Wonderful service, too!
  • Anthony
    AnthonyJuly 24, 2012
    Incredible French food.....just amazing! Get a cocktail or some great wine to boot. I recommend a reservation....this place gets crowded.
  • Pieter D.
    Pieter DepondtJuly 23, 2013
    If you like French Food you really should try the Steak NatureIt is a typical Lunch item in France. They really make it authentic here.
  • Noah @Noah_Xifr X.
    Noah @Noah_Xifr XifrApril 13, 2014
    Best French restaurant in DC. Wonderful ambiance. Real French fries. Get the mussel pot w lobster bisque. Go ahead, you must try the Escargot.
  • Kevin Z.
    Kevin ZhangSeptember 3, 2014
    Mussels normales is huge bucket! Their steak is cooked to mmm mmm good! The salmon is awesome as well. Mussels are a must here simply said!
  • Jenny
    JennyDecember 2, 2012
    The duck is the bomb! Fois gras isn't bad either, especially the bakery risotto it comes with. Mussels are good but not something you can't find somewhere else. Great vibe good crowd.
  • Brian T.
    Brian T.March 25, 2016
    One of my go-to's. Been here probably 100 times. Steak Frites all the way. Mussels to change it up, but everything is great.
  • Greg W.
    Greg WilcoxSeptember 17, 2013
    Don't feel bad being "unoriginal" and ordering the steak des frites, it is amazing! Also the best French onion soup I've had.
  • Mitchell
    MitchellAugust 3, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great atmosphere and service- loved the French onion soup and le steak maison. Very reasonably priced wine list as well.
  • Randall K.
    Randall KeithJuly 16, 2013
    The staff here is absolutely fantastic. Not a bunch of, well, typical staff. The stead with frites was fabulous ordered medium rare or rare (which was pretty much the same, this being a thin cut.
  • Alex G.
    Alex GMarch 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I have yet to find anything on the menu that isn't delicious. This is one of my favorite restaurants in the District.
  • Erica J.
    Erica JohnsonOctober 2, 2014
    A boisterous, casual spot with solid French food and wine. Great for a crowd, a couple, or solo dining (and that's a rarity)
  • Kelsey H.
    Kelsey HayesJuly 18, 2012
    Fabulous food, great (and potent!) cocktails, awesome atmosphere and a convenient location. Highly recommend the steak maison.
  • Danya B.
    Danya BushéyOctober 12, 2013
    Mussels Normandie and Rabbit Stew are to die for. Make a reservation. Share plates to try more menu items.
  • Felicia F.
    Felicia FettJune 30, 2013
    Try the Warm Potato Salad with Goat Cheese - So delicious. Honestly. I can't talk about it. You just gotta eat it.
  • Ley M.
    Ley MendozaJune 26, 2011
    You can never go wrong Le Steak Mason, Catalanes, duck and most of the food menu are great. One of the best mussels in town
  • Sean M.
    Sean McGrathMarch 26, 2010
    Vegetarians have very little to choose from (it is French food, after all) & the lines can sometimes be up to an hour wait, so call ahead. Food is rich, so small portions are a-okay. Get the mussels!
  • C W.
    C WoodMarch 4, 2012
    Steak tartare good. Foie gras with risotto must try but a bit too much gravy. Escargot not worth it. Nice casual spot with satisfying food.
  • Meryl W.
    Meryl WinslowMarch 22, 2012
    The half roasted chicken with french fries is AMAZING! Also def try the asparagus and artichoke salad
  • Lisayz C.
    Lisayz CAugust 6, 2011
    Absolutely order a pot of mussels I can have just that! The steak was alright definitely had better. Side of fries is a must!
  • Sandy Y.
    Sandy YinMarch 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best place to get a great steak for a decent price and a very French list of aperitifs.
  • Dee🌴
    Dee🌴March 24, 2010
    Fun place for a weeknight dinner with friends. The mussels and country pate are fantastic here as well as the steak frite. Try them with a glass of the Beaujolais.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhiteJune 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The chicken soup is divine. The roast chicken w/frites is a delight. Good things happen here.
  • Rob H.
    Rob HutchinsonDecember 3, 2012
    Bar service is fast and courteous. Dinner was superb. Nice smaller portions and friendly staff.
  • Sarai J.
    Sarai JohnsonOctober 13, 2015
    This place is awwwwesome. I had the veal stew and creme brûlée and they were both wonderful.
  • Rob R.
    Rob R.January 19, 2014
    Recommendations recommended as it's crowded! Try their mixed speciality cocktails!
  • Mya M.
    Mya Martin-GlennOctober 20, 2013
    Extremely tasty food! Order the appetizer portion so you won't feel guilty about dessert.
  • Leigh M.
    Leigh M.August 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    All of the mussels are delicious. Sweetbreads appetizer is great as well!
  • Chantal R.
    Chantal RushingFebruary 1, 2011
    I'm French, I mean really as I spent 38 years of my life in France. And I did really enjoyed it even if I feel that the" lapin a la moutarde" was way too americanized for my taste!
  • Shaheen M.
    Shaheen MandaniAugust 10, 2013
    Amazing veal stew n Awesome Steak Ribeye!!! Fries are a must try!
  • B A.
    B AOctober 21, 2013
    This is the place for French cuisine in Dupont. MUCH better than Bistro Bistro.
  • Felicia F.
    Felicia FettJune 30, 2013
    Try the Creme Brulee - Almost as good as in Paris. I do not say this often.
  • Hannah G.
    Hannah GMMarch 23
    A DC staple. Decent food and good service. Try the steak frites!
  • Laetitia B.
    Laetitia BrockDecember 20, 2009
    book a table for the 10 pm seating on the third wednesday of November. Enjoy a good dinner and be one of the first to try out the year's Beaujolais Nouveau wine.
  • Carolyn S.
    Carolyn SeeferAugust 23, 2011
    A cozy French restaurant with tasty food. Don't miss the wide variety of mussels!
  • Omri L.
    Omri LavieMay 19, 2014
    By all means one of the best French Bistros in the world. Hand down!
  • Rachel S.
    Just fabulous French food - amazing mussels and duck! Make reservations ahead of time for dinner if you want to wait less than an hour.
  • Mifa R.
    Mifa RandolphApril 14, 2013
    Love love love this bistrot. Steak ER frittes and Moules Catalane!!! Yummy!
  • Sam B.
    Sam BiddleOctober 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite steaks in DC, probably the best steak tartare too
  • Benjamin W.
    Benjamin WatsonJanuary 30, 2011
    I would trade by first born child for the escargot. And the second for the dauphinoise ravioli. Delicious!
  • Dan R.
    Dan RapelaFebruary 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The Brunch menu (Sat & Sun, 11am-4pm) is great and inexpensive. A lot of different omelets that come with fries ($7-$13). Huge portions! Read more
  • Dan R.
    Dan RapelaJanuary 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    At brunch, ask them to add swiss cheese to the herb omelette. Very nice.
  • Lane R.
    Lane RettigOctober 26, 2015
    The steaks are tender and delicious, and totally affordable.
  • Aleka L.
    Aleka LeightonJanuary 23, 2013
    The best French food on dc. Every item on the menu it's perfect
  • Chris A.
    Chris AbrahamJanuary 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    There are three things one should try: Gratinée des Halles (Onion Soup), Moules Mariniers, and Onglet à l’échalotte (Hanger Steak and Fries) Read more
  • Rhonda R.
    Rhonda R.June 30, 2012
    Make sure to order beef rare if you want it medium rare
  • Shawna C.
    Shawna CrosbySeptember 15, 2013
    Best french food! Loved the onion soup and hanger steak!
  • Dirk B.
    Dirk BokelohOctober 14, 2012
    Nice atmosphere, open late, food is mostly very good.
  • Winnie Y.
    Winnie YaganNovember 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great ambiance and the best bistro food in DC.
  • kathleen w.
    kathleen watsonDecember 1, 2013
    The food was great, but the restaurant is noisy. Hard to hear conversation at our table.
  • Derek J.
    Derek JonesJanuary 5, 2015
    A taste of France in Dupont. An excellent time every visit.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 5, 2014
    Guillermo Pernot, chef of Cuba Libre, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Salade de magret et gésiers de canard. Read more
  • amy c.
    amy chenDecember 19, 2012
    Mussels Catalan and the traditionelle were great!
  • Jordan Ashley H.
    Jordan Ashley HibbsMarch 23, 2015
    You must try the French onion soup!
  • Colleen N.
    Colleen NJanuary 13, 2014
    From Washingtonian: Classic Benedict, tartiflette, hangar steak, frites.
  • Hessah
    HessahSeptember 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Highly recommend the "Bouchee A La Reine" and "Le Stake Maison"
  • Ana Marie 💃
    Ana Marie 💃May 4, 2015
    Moules frites and escargot for sure
  • Kevin Y.
    Kevin YoderDecember 8, 2012
    Best French onion soup I ever had!
  • Andreas T.
    Andreas TMay 7, 2013
    Great place. Tightly packed, but excellent food.
  • Maxwell Z.
    Maxwell ZAugust 7, 2010
    Try a seafood dish. Both the mussels and the fish of the day (trout) were perfect.
  • Lindsey A.
    Lindsey ASeptember 29, 2012
    Get the duck. Or the mussels. Or anything really.
  • Craig C.
    Craig CampJuly 25, 2011
    classic French bistro and a lot of fun - open late too Read more
  • Olmedo M.
    Olmedo MirandaOctober 20, 2015
    The onion soup and Entrecote 👍🏼
  • John S.
    John SchubelAugust 28, 2014
    Lobster and shrimp ravioli is so delicious!
  • Mauricio F.
    Mauricio FigueroaJuly 23, 2013
    A very nice creme brulè!!!
  • Alana Y.
    Alana YarbroughOctober 5, 2011
    C'est bon! The filet is incredible! escargot savory!
  • Eric W.
    Eric WaltonJuly 7, 2013
    One of the better places for cassoulet in the area; however, I thought the duck confit was underwhelming.
  • Leo Z.
    Leo ZhadanovskyJanuary 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The seared duck breast was very tender and delicious
  • Paul R.
    Paul RothNovember 15, 2011
    Positively reviewed on Doing The District! Go for brunch. Read more
  • Kristjan K.
    Kristjan K.February 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The moules normandes are mind-blowingly good
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GordonMarch 20, 2010
    I <3 the frites, mussels, tartines (open faces sandwiches) & raviolis! + Moet Rose!
  • Jane A.
    Jane AvrietteJanuary 17, 2014
    Roquefort salad. Do it.
  • Alain K.
    Alain KalantarSeptember 24, 2011
    Best French bistro in DC,gotta get the mussels
  • Jason C.
    Jason ChanFebruary 1, 2010
    Come here for the mussels! The Moules Normandes and Moules Catalanes are both good choices. Read more
  • B L.
    B LeeJanuary 25, 2011
    Both the pate & fois gras are delicious!
  • Renato
    RenatoAugust 6, 2016
    The food is great buuut the bathroom stinks!!
  • Norie W.
    Norie WrightMarch 5, 2015
    Yummy escargot. Pretty cool french-type sodas.
  • Thomas E.
    Thomas EricssonDecember 15, 2014
    This is the best Resto on DC :)
  • Zachary g.
    Zachary gorenMay 24, 2011
    Nice mussels, shitty beer selection for a Belgian place Read more
  • Edrea
    EdreaMay 31, 2012
    Solid French fare! C'est Bon! (:
  • Anton A.
    Anton ANovember 23, 2013
    Disappointing. Heard their desserts are great. Then asked for the bottle of Beaujolais nouveau - was asked to show ID. Did not have it decided to leave. Never come again
  • Nivine Z.
    Nivine ZakhariAugust 9, 2012
    Café liégeois makes a great end to any meal there
  • Viveka G.
    Viveka GalindezFebruary 16, 2014
    Excellent👌
  • Daniel F.
    Daniel FerroFebruary 19, 2012
    Get the mayonnaise with the fries!
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CobbFebruary 16, 2014
    Note to self: get the first steak
  • Vladimir A.
    Vladimir AntipovDecember 29, 2013
    The best fuckin' steak-sauce ever!!!!!
  • Eric W.
    Eric WaltonApril 23, 2010
    Solid French fare, but you'll want to go for the cassoulet. Read more
  • Alice
    AliceAugust 9, 2014
    Get the French onion soup.
  • William G.
    William GunnFebruary 3, 2016
    Good basic French fare
  • Michael M.
    Michael MendelsonOctober 15, 2012
    Rabbit stew. Yum.
  • Rodrigo A.
    Rodrigo AndreDecember 2, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Cheese plate and Le steak maison.... perfect!!
  • Rhonda R.
    Rhonda R.August 11, 2011
    Order a Lillet Blanc for before dinner drink.
  • Jon W.
    Jon WhitmoreFebruary 1, 2013
    Pepper steak and frites!
  • Christopher C.
    Christopher ChenDecember 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Steak & frites.
  • Joe E.
    Joe EsparzaSeptember 2, 2014
    Mussels/moules are awesome!
  • Gonzague D.
    A french restaurant that doesnt recognize a french driver license / you better book / decent prices / 2 stairs
  • Steven S.
    Steven SullivanOctober 18, 2011
    Wonderful French food! Read more
  • Robbin D.
    Robbin DavisNovember 15, 2010
    Chocolate mousse is ridiculously delish!
  • @Bader3sm A.
    @Bader3sm AlOsaimiJanuary 15, 2016
    من المقاهي الي كنت متحمس ازورها جميلة جدًا
  • Emile I.
    Emile IceDecember 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Le meilleur restaurant français de DC!
  • Andres A.
    Andres AlmeidaMay 20, 2013
    Le crème brûlée. C'est tout.
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