Bistrot Du Coin

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

Bistrot Du Coin in Washington

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  • JoeHoya August 7, 2007  

    Good food, good prices – can’t agree more. And the Beaujolais Nouveau release party at BdC every year is not to be missed. Definitely belongs on the “do at least once” list for anyone who lives in DC for any length of time.

  • BS August 7, 2007  

    mmm…their bernaise sauce is an outragous addition to steak…anyone have experience cooking?…RIP Madame President Segolene

  • JoeHoya August 8, 2007  

    Love the picture, by the way…Hoegaarden meets Kindergarten.

  • dad gansie February 23, 2008  

    cute kid, what was he drinking??

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