Bistro Banc serves modern American cuisine infused with flavors from around the world. It offers a warm dining experience with a friendly and attentive staff. The restaurant's signature indulgences include wine, cheese and food. Outdoor and patio seating is available. Bistro Banc is good for families, small and large groups and other special occasions.
Order the bread or cheese plate, grilled brie, petite greens or the signature Caesar salad to start, or order a small plate to share. Try the Prince Edward Island mussels, crab empanadas, shrimp and gnocchi or the spicy Korean rice cakes. For entrees, go with the local heirloom tomato risotto, rockfish served with eggplant miso, grilled beef striploin or the seared duck with white chocolate mole and burrata cheese. Pair your meal with one of the many carefully curated vintages on the wine menu. Bistro Banc offers free parking and catering services.
We have dined here 6 times in the past 3 months and eagerly anticipate every visit to Bistro Blanc. This evening was the final night for BB as Raj focuses on his next culinary adventure.
Raj's team in the kitchen is extraordinary and the menu has an excellent variety of options across all categories. Each with its unique flavor and presentation.
Wine selection is very good, with many good chilled wines by the glass via the self serve carrousel which puts wine price in the stratosphere, so, premium for the flexibility and option. Wine by the bottle is sold via the integrated retail space...the down sides...wines are room temp and prices are generally marked up 100+% (typical, but given the format one would expect better pricing).
In our experience, the service has either been very good or poor. It's difficult to say whether it is an operational issue with the kitchen handling volume or wait staff, though when poor, the wait staff didn't acknowledge the issue and generally avoided contact unless they had something to deliver. Better communication would have helped manage expectations.
These are very addressable items and will help improve the overall experience as Raj moves on to his next venture. I am a big fan and I look forward to following him to his next venue!!
This was closing night at Bistro Blanc and everything was as wonderful as it was the first time we dined there 5 years ago when we moved to Maryland. Every bite was absolutely delicious and every sip so pleasing. We will undoubtedly miss this place...
My husband and I like to fashion ourselves as "Foodies". We have toddlers now so unfortunately we don't get out to restaurants as much as we'd like to. This place, by far, was one of our favorites in the entire Baltimore area! (Woodberry Kitchen would get our other top 2 nod). It is solid every time- even if one thing doesn't blow you away, four other things will. We were so incredibly sad to learn that it would be closing and dragged our two kids to dine with us for brunch on their last day. I hope they will find another place to reopen soon!
Unfortunately Howard Cty has lost one of the best restaurants around....can't wait for them to reopen at their new location. They lost their lease...stupid landowner to give up on a sure sure thing.
CLOSING! GO NOW WHILE YOU CAN! This is such a terrific restaurant. I am sad they are closing. Saturday, May 28 is the last day of business for this gem. GO NOW!
unfortunately, this restaurant, which was a gem, in our local area, is closing it's doors May 28 because they lost their lease. We went for one last hurrah, and were told they were out of several items on the menu and wine list. None the less, we had avery good meal. We hope that Raj, the owner, will find a place nearby to open it up soon so the locals who have been frequenting this place will continue supporting it.
We have been trying to get to Bistro Blanc for a few years. We came for Mother's Day!
Superb choice. The food was excellent! We have been to many restaurants in the District, Maryland and VIrginia. We were exceptionally pleased with the results. The service was prompt and friendly. What a terrific place! We will be returning. Hats off to the chef and the entire staff! You helped make a memorable evening for my 86 year young mom!
Excellent brunch! Great service and good value. Service was very good. Its always a treat to dine at Bistro Blanc.
Rockfish was great. Duck was disappointing. One dessert was great. The other not so much.
The wine was fine.
My wife and I went for date night . We were seated near the keyboard player (a very talented gentleman with a good assortment of arrangements). Wait staff was friendly and efficient and the steak and duck breast dinners were both perfect. We really enjoyed our experience.