About Le Bistro du Village (fka Crepe du Jour)
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.
Baltimore, MD 21209
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday & Monday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Jazz Music Every Thursday From 6pm to 9pm
off site catering available
Valet Parking Wed & Thurs 11:00am - 5:00pm, Valet Friday & Sat 11:00am - 10:00pm, Street Parking (meters till 6:00pm )
Mount Washington Light Rail Station
Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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
father's day brunch
Le Bistro du Village (fka Crepe du Jour) Ratings and Reviews
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!
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.
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!
i had a bowl of shrimp bisque to start.delish followed by a seafood crepe with nice large sea scallops and shrimp in a sauce and added mushrooms. for desert vanilla icecream with wipped cream covered with melba sauce. every dish was prepared expertly and the servings were generous. if crepes are not your thing there are plenty of other selections. the lady i was with ordered a steak and comented just how tender and juicey it was. the dining area is relaxing and comfortable . the service freindly and well recieved. i confidently can recommend for a fun time.
I made a reservation for outside dining. When we arrived, they were not aware/concerned that there was a reservation. All outside tables were taken so we took an inside one. The food was good but the service was really terrible at all stages of the meal. Our drinks never came, we had to ask about the specials (overheard other server telling her guests) the server never made eye contact on his few trips past our table in the empty dining hall. Then to top it all off, he removed our dessert plate before we were done. It's a pity as the food was pretty good but the experience was not.
The restaurant was very nice. We decided to get crepes since the restaurant specializes in all kinds of the wonderful French pastries. The Crêpe Marie-Antoinette with shrimp, crab, spinach, cream sauce and gruyere was delicious. The shrimp were large and the crab was all lump meat. My dining partner selected the Crêpe Napoléon with mushrooms, onion, garlic, Brussels sprouts & Brie which she enjoyed. We each added a small delicious salad with greens and bleu cheese. The crepes were so large, neither of us could finish them. (I finished mine as dinner the next evening). We did split a piece of tiramisu which was the only culinary disappointment. The dessert was heavy and not very flavorful. With a total of three glasses of wine, the bill came to $85 before tip. Although the waiter was okay, he didn't tell us about specials (which were typed on a plain white piece of paper), didn't know anything about the wines and, all in all, was inattentive to us. We learned more from the man placing candles in the windows than we did from our waiter. I would go back because the food was excellent and the restaurant is close to my home. Also, when we made reservations, we indicated that it was a birthday dinner, but nothing was said to us upon arrival.
After having vacationed in Paris a few months ago I was feeling nostalgic and saw this place come up on the list for restaurant week. I saw they had Chicken Cordon Bleu on the menu, which is my most favorite dish, so we decided to go. They do have a good wine selection and I was happy to find once of my favorites from Champagne. I ordered the Chicken Cordon Bleu but was very confused when it came out because it did not resemble any Chicken Cordon Bleu I have ever had. It wasn't really breaded and was on top of noodles with a mushroom sauce. I was assured by the waitress that this is what I ordered, it's just a better version of it. It was already cut into slices, not left in one piece to keep it from getting dry. It was filled with something green (spinach?) not prosciutto as advertised on the menu. It was more like Chicken Stroganoff, which was just okay, but they shouldn't advertise it as something it isn't. I don't feel like the food was worth the $35 we paid for it and I'm still bitter about the lack of prosciutto. The crepes were good so maybe they should just stick with that instead of the extended menu.
Had a reservation the first Saturday of Restaurant Week. The food was spectacular. Our waiter was very attentive. We both commented on how helpful he was. Restaurant week has a prix fixe menu with three choices. My date had the escargots as an appetizer, I had the gazpacho. Both were fresh and very flavorful. We both had the lamb chops for our entree. The chops were cooked perfectly and the gratin potatoes were enjoyable. The sauce was rich and savory. My only complaint was the lack of a baguette to use for the sauce on my plate. For dessert my date had the chocolate cake and I had the Crepe Suzette since crepes are a specialty. Both desserts were delightful...though after tasting the chocolate cake I wish I had made that my choice as well. I will most definitely be returning. I'm excited to try the rest of the menu.
We went for Sunday brunch when they opened at 10am. I put in a reservation in case they would be busy. But to our surprise, the area was quiet and not busy that morning. We sat inside and were the only guests for a while. There are some outside tables too. The food was good, lots of options, generous portions. It's a bit tight on the inside with all the tables. They have a small kids menu too, which was nice since we did bring our toddler. I liked this place and we'd return again to try their lunch or dinner menu.
Three of us had a birthday lunch at Le Bistro. Two of us had crepes which were large and delicious and the other attendee had a salad which was also large and looked great. Nice wine list ... waiter was very attentive ... more than reasonable prices for the size of the drinks and entrees. Will definitely go back.
I work on the restaurant industry and that person that was with me is a chef and I was surprise that you have to ask for water and everything else serve was cleaning tables and talking about the menu at thesame time food is no flavor is the wrong place to go for brunch
We discovered this restaurant 3 years ago, and have come here for dates, family dinners, and special occasions. The daily specials are great, as well as the main menu. Both evening and daytime meals are fantastic. We recommend this to our friends.
I went out for mothers day brunch and I was very disappointed with this place. My mother ordered a Belgium waffle and it was surprisingly awful. I would expect a french crepe restaurant to make an outstanding waffle, but I think I IHOP sadly has them beat. The waffle was dry, tough, and lacked flavor; couldn't be worse. The waiters was no where to be found because he was swamped with the mothers day rush, and when my mom told him about the waffle he quickly acknowledged and told us that he was going to relay the message to the chef. The waffle was never taken off the check even though it was basically unedible. My omelette was ok, but the potatoes were dry, bland, and a disappointment; I wouldn't be surprised if they came out of a box. From the time we asked for the check, 30 minutes went by before receiving it. And to add insult to injury this place was not cheap. I don't have any problems with splurging on a delicious meal, but I only spent money for a delicious meal, but was not served one.
I had a very unfortunate experience experience at this restaurant. The waiter was very rude when we asked to give our order. He declined to take our order for a prolonged period of time, and then invited us to leave if we couldn't wait. We finally ended up leaving without even ordering. I had previously been a frequent diner at this restaurant, but now I'm not sure how I can go a I after being treated so poorly.
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