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Le Bistro du Village (fka Crepe du Jour)

4.3
430 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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  • Cozy
Le Bistro du Village was established in 1997 by husband and wife team Mustapha and Donna Snoussi. They had just relocated to Baltimore after living in Paris, France and began their first business by opening an upscale kiosk in the outside atrium of The Village of Cross Keys where they sold crêpes, panini, salads and more. The business was a success and they had acquired the clientele needed which would later support them in the opening of their Mt. Washington restaurant in 2000. The restaurant has expanded with the opening of an all year round heated terrace. Le Bistro Du Village has been part of the "Zagat" restaurant guide since 2003 where they describe dining on the terrace on a long summer evening as "almost feeling like Paris". The owner is often present to greet the guests and assure the quality of the food is at its best.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(410) 542-9000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mustapha Snoussi
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Catering
off site catering available
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Newburry Ave
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Parking details
Valet Parking Wed & Thurs 11:00am - 5:00pm, Valet Friday & Sat 11:00am - 10:00pm, Street Parking (meters till 6:00pm )
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Public transit
Mount Washington Light Rail Station
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Entertainment
Live Jazz Music Every Thursday From 6pm to 9pm
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Special events & promotions
Bastille Day every July the 14th.
Beaujolais Nouveau every 3rd thursday on november
Mother's day Brunch
New year's eve dinner
valentines dinner
easter brunch
father's day brunch
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 430 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Janice (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Tasty dishes, creatively prepared. Our server was friendly and helpful. We were able to have a quiet conversation with no loud parties nearby. A very nice neighborhood bistro.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

The crep with Brie was too salty. The music playing was not matching the ambience.

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Barbara (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My husband and I went to the restaurant for Valentine's day. Our first date was at a French restaurant and this place brought back those fond memories. Great food and great service. Anxious to bring my friends to try out their weekend brunch!

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vipDRad66 (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

This restaurant is becoming one of our favorite go-to restaurants. The food is phenomenal! Last night we had the hanger steak (with an incredible sauce, sautéed onions and pomme frites) and the lamb chops w/ratatouille and au gratin potatoes-delicious! We started with the greek and caprese salads. The attention to detail is over-the-top. Definitely try the fresh baked bread. Our server, Scott, was super friendly, made great food recommendations and was on-top of everything! Would highly recommend this restaurant!

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vipANeighbor (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Great jazz trio Thursday nights really nice addition to this already atmospheric boîte. Always tasty French cuisine.

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vipDMatt (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Good take on French fare. Depending on your level of claustrophobia, you either find this place cozy or cramped.

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vipFoodiesandwinelovers (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

This was our first visit. It was so good we plan to go back this week!

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vipDinner (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

A nice, fairly quiet, good French restaurant. Seafood crepes are wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

My Food was excellent

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We had an 11am brunch reservation and when we got there they were not open and NO ONE was there until 11:05. (After being told outside by who I assume was the owner that someone would be there to open the door any minute mind you. ) when getting inside we noticed not all tables had been cleared from the previous night so we sat at the one clean table. It took 10 minutes to get a cup of hot tea and a water. Then the only waiter in the restaurant continued to fold napkins even after seeing another friend of ours show up instead of asking what drink she would like. The whole experience was odd. We were the only ones in there and there was no music on so it was completely silent unless we were speaking. Food once we got it was good but overall the experience was just disappointing. I had high hopes for this place

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

hadn't eaten at the Cafe in many years, decided to take advantage of Restaurant Week. Our meal was over the top. Would highly recommend to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Came for restaurant week and they did not have the advertised menu which was disappointing since we selected the restaurant based off this menu. The food is good but I think I was too disappointed to recover from the menu not matching the as advertised menu.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Poor food , lacked butter and flavor. The crepes Suzette lacked Grand Mariner.
We will not return nor recommend it to our friends!

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Nathalie (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

I was introduced to a great wine I had never tried before and it was fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

My wife and I dine here often, the food is always excellent and consistent. We always appreciate the attentive waiters and the owner is friendly and oversees the house from the sidelines. I’m sure we will return in a week or two, we always do.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Waitress was very pleasant - bar was bizarre out of everything and brought wrong beer after describing it for a detailed long time. Need a bus person not enough help.
Think I am done with trying to go out on Xmas eve

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vipDRad66 (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Had a wonderful first visit to Le Bistro du Village. Our server, Theresa, was wonderful - she gave great recommendations, was very personable and attentive. She made our visit that much more special. The food was delicious - the French onion soup was wonderful and I really enjoyed the Poulet Toulubaisse (sp?) My husband the vegetable soup with the special duck dish, and he said it was amazing. We will definitely return and ask for Theresa for our server!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

Everything was delicious! I tried a seafood and puff pastry appetizer and the coq au vin, and my boyfriend had the duck confit. Both were amazing. Their creme brûlée was incredible. I would recommend this place to anyone ready to indulge in amazing French cuisine.

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vipAnnonymus (Baltimore)
1.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Had a horrible waiter. Food unacceptable owner defended the poor food choice ( gluten free crepe) meal cold dessert crepe beyond abysmal would never go back. This was opposite my first experience which was great

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vipJesse (Miami)
5.0  Dined on December 11, 2017

Love it here!

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

We have been going to 'Le Bistro Du Village' for many years and it has become our 'go- to spot' for birthdays, anniversaries, New year's Eve and just to catch up with friends. In summer we sit out front or on their back patio - love the fact there is 'al fresco' dining.
Not only are food and service always great, but you can actually carry on a conversation with friends without shouting - an absolute rarity in restaurants!

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Shann (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 7, 2017

Bistro du Village offers excellent French cuisine in a lovely setting. A real find!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Absolutely delicious meal!! The service was excellent. Will be back soon!

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KAM08 (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

Came here to celebrate our 5 year anniversary, and it was great. We started with the onion soup---you haven't had French onion soup until you've had it here! Our crepes were delicious as well, and the creme brulee was a perfect end to our meal. Will come back again for sure!

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vipPAR4 (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Mom's 90th birthday. We ask her what she'd like to do. She wants the mussels and profiteroles she's come to enjoy at this family favorite. It's close, quiet and pleasant, after all. We fly in from California and drive in from Virginia, arrive at 7pm, not exactly late into the evening, and settle in as the rain starts outside. A good night for a long celebratory dinner. Mussels? Sorry, we've run out. Nice start. We decide to stay anyway and order drinks. A nice glass of Sancerre from the menu? Sorry, we're out of Sancerre. We proceed -- it's not like moving Mom at this point is easy. We get through our meals and are eager to order dessert. Profiteroles? We're out of them. Our waiter was great but, clearly, the kitchen let us and him down. We will be elsewhere for 91.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on October 25, 2017

Perfect menu and service for get together with friends. Easy access for seniors and charm for all ages.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on October 15, 2017

I went there of a whim with two friends for brunch and loved it. The waitress was amazing and very knowledgeable about the money. Restaurant had great ambiance.

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vipShariO (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

The food is excellent! The crepes are definitely big enough to share. I can’t wait to return to try something new because everything on the menu sounded delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
1.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

We saw the new name on the front of the restaurant and thought we would give it a try. There are very few French Restaurants in the area.
The reviews had been very good online.
Should have had a clue when there was only two other tables seated when we arrived.
My wife asked for her ribeye special rare with nothing on it (mushrooms, sauce , and seasoning. What she got was a burnt New Yorker Strip that came out with everything on it. I had the Duck Confit special with spinach and potatoes. The leg and thigh were done perfectly but the breast was beyond rare.I’m not sure it was even cooked! Our server was very apologetic and said that the chef prepares the food his way and sometimes can be very difficult. She told the chef our experience. He came out and said “I did the best I could “ and that the steak was rare when he took it off the grill. He offered to make her a new one “to take home”. We told him , “no thank you” , that we just wanted the check. He then said give me your check and I will take care of the bill. I assumed he was going to comp us for the steak. Instead he took off the glass of wine which to be honest was the only good thing about the meal or our experience. We will definitely not be going back!

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dpatopentable (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

Service was a little slow to start off but once started was excellent. The food we ordered was very, very good. The wine we selected was great.

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