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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.

1609 Sulgrave Ave
Baltimore, MD 21209
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

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

Cross Street:
Newburry Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 542-9000

Website:
http://www.lebistroduvillage.com/

Entertainment:
Live Jazz Music Every Thursday From 6pm to 9pm

Catering:
off site catering available

Parking Details:
Valet Parking Wed & Thurs 11:00am - 5:00pm, Valet Friday & Sat 11:00am - 10:00pm, Street Parking (meters till 6:00pm )

Public Transit:
Mount Washington Light Rail Station

Executive Chef:
Mustapha Snoussi

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

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

Le Bistro du Village (fka Crepe du Jour) Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Cozy (13)
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Good for a Date (12)
Special Occasion (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Romantic (9)
Casual (8)
Fun (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Live Music (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Vegan (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Business Meals (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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

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·Dined 6 days ago

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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic, Casual
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·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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·Dined on February 1, 2018

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

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Live Music, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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·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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·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on January 20, 2018

My Food was excellent

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·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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·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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Cozy
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·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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·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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·Dined on January 14, 2018

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

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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·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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·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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·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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·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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·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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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Love it here!

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·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!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

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

Tags: Live Music, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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·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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·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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·Dined on October 25, 2017

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

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Seasonal, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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·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.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date
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·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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·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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·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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

We sat at one of the outdoor sidewalk tables. The food was delicious. There is a nice wine selection. Service was fantastic even though we were the only ones outside. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Authentic
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great crepes, as always!

The 50 character minimum is a useless annoyance ...

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We have loved this place for years. They never disappoint. The best onion soup bar none!!! Always great service. One of our favorite places to dine.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

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.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Seemed like a nice enough place but we got there early for brunch and there was only one other table there. Incredibly quiet and it seemed the chef was also the waiter. :) However - it might have been an off day. Just a little too quiet for a brunch.

Tags: Casual, Cozy
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious. The service was outstanding and the waiter was extremely helpful.

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

The food was divine. Our server's name was Theresa and she was excellent. She helped make our experience fun and enjoyable. We will definitely be back.

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·Dined on August 16, 2017

Such a lovely little bistro. Very simple, pretty and casual setting. The beef bourguignon was great. Our server was fun, welcoming and so good at her job.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

We had a wonderful meal. The service we received was exceptional!! We enjoyed it so much we are going back for brunch!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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