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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.
Baltimore, MD 21209
Hours of Operation:
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Mon, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
$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, 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
father's day brunch
Le Bistro du Village (fka Crepe du Jour) Ratings and Reviews
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!
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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