The service was fantastic
The service was fantastic (as always), the food was incredible and consistent (as always), and we were never rushed out of there. All of these things made for a great experience. This is my new go-to spot for brunch. Not a negative thing to say about this place.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Service and Food Ever!
We organized a girls night on 6/14 and our party grew from 6 to 10 people. They were incredibly accommodating and gave us a great spot overlooking the bar! The server was amazing -- patient, friendly, helpful with the wine list, very cheery and prompt! The pricing was also quite good for the amount of food and wine that we ordered. Many of us added extra gratuity! I would recommended this restaurant to anyone!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy Hour Deal
Weekdays from 5-7, you can get a pot of mussels and a glass of wine or beer for $15. Great deal, great frites, and great mussels!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
authentic french bistro
Avoid faux French restaurants in DC and get yourself down to Bistro La Bonne, which has authentic bistro fare at reasonable prices. They do great steaks, salads, calf's liver, etc. Brunch is excellent, too. The frites are some of the best in town.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Paris on U Street!
As authentic a French bistro as you can find in DC. The food is exceptional with fantastic mussels, duck and meat. Nothing disappoints including the desserts and the onion soup. Even the wine list is both affordable and varied. A true taste of authentic Paris.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A good date place
I took my date for dinner here and we were sat on the second floor, which was nice and quiet for us to have a good conversation. The food, wine, and service were very good too. A great place to go on U-Street.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
La Bonne-Overall quite nice
The food was good, great portions-should have linen napkins though in a French restaurant at this price level and NOT paper napkins...overall, very good experience.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great restaurant. I went with my best friend to celebrate her 50th birthday. Wonderful pleasant staff and the food was delicious.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
another wonderful dinner
had a great time at dinner with friends. everything we ordered was delicious and our server was wonderful. i was not impressed with the cheap plastic tablecloths though, it really took away from what was otherwise a superb evening.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
French on U...
On Saturday night I was in the mood for French, so we decided to visit BL. It was just what I was craving... Kit Royal, lobster crab bisque, the vegetarian special and creme brulee. The veg special was 2 small white pumpkins stuffed with mushroom risotto. There was s little drizzle of balsamic vinegar that balanced the sweet and savory together. My husband and I enjoyed speaking with the staff. It seems like a place we could make a regular destination!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
French on U Street
The escargot was absolutely fantastic! The pesto and garlic oil with them made me keep dipping bread over and over and over. It was the best I have had in many French restaurants! It was happy hour so I ordered the Thai Mussels. Very good but I have had better. Although the server was very nice, I felt she was not overly dedicated to the service. Yes, she stopped by and asked how my meal was, but several times, I had to wave to her and one time, she was on her cell phone and acknowledged she would get to me when done with her personal business. Her assistants who actually brought the meal were very courteous and quick to deliver my meal and clean up! All in all, really enjoyed this place and would go back again!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun and funky French with
Fun and funky French with excellent selection of classic dishes with modern twists. Good wine list. Helpful service. Slightly cramped conditions. Highly recommend to personal and business friends.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delish French Faves
Great place to try all those things you don't make at home: Steak Tartare, Rabbit, Goat, Duck... All delicious and all served graciously. Only catch was that our table wasn't ready on time. How did Bistro Le Bonne handle it? Hosted us to a glass of wine while we waited! Perfect. Especially since we had just been hurried out of our happy hour stop rather undiplomatically so that the next group could sit down.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice French restaurant
This place had a fabulous extended menu - there was something for the Francophiles in our party and also the less adventurous. for starters, the endive salad and the beef tartare were fabulous. Lots of mussels options. Frites were delish. Our friends order the french onion soup and liver and loved them. Only weird thing was the wine list, which wasn't very good. We'll be back.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place. Near-authentic
Love this place. Near-authentic French bistro in the heart of U St. Unassuming exterior hides a great interior space and a fantastic staff. Kudos.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quiet but Wonderful
Made a reservation for Sunday brunch for 11:15. It was not too crowded, but was led to the 2nd floor. My BF and I were a bit disappointed to be seated under the stairwell, which seemed to be out of the way and cramped. This actually turned out well, because by noon, it was filling up and we still had a bit of privacy.
Hostess and waiter were both pleasant, attentive, and unobtrusive.
The only drawback to my meal was that the muffin on my benedict dish was a bit burnt. Other than that, the flavors of all the other dishes were great. I would definitely go back and try a different brunch dish...before I give a definitive rating. I'm hoping the burnt toast was an anomaly.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Such a good little restaurant
A gem with good food, good service, really nice people and a buzz that made you feel like you were in the right place at the right time!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of The Best
Bistro La Bonne is not as flashy or trendy as the new French Bistro o Q St, but the food is exceptional, the space is *quiet* and the service is impeccable. I highly recommend it.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM