Bistrot Du Coin
Not everyone in this country hates the French, and that’s fully apparent at the rowdy Bistrot Du Coin: Mussels, fries, and (fake?) French accents run wild in this two-level drunken haven. Start by sharing the perfectly dressed mesclun salad (forget the French onion soup,) and you can also get away with splitting a grown-up version of mac and cheese: [baby] ravioles du royan, which has a thick cream sauce with Swiss and gruyere. But, please, save room for the best steak deal in town— le steak maison, an enormous flat, long and juicy cut of beef topped with butter and fresh herbs. You’ll want to smother it with a gravy-boat sized portion of bernaise sauce, and hey, no one would blame you—but you’d be better off saving some to dip the fries in.
For: A steak dinner that doesn’t need an expense account
Entrees: $15-24. 202-234-6969. 1738 Connecticut Ave., NW
Originally in the Onion / DC local edition / July 5, 2007
Photo: Bistrot Du Coin