Bistrot Du Coin

4.7
458 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Located in Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C., Bistrot Du Coin serves up delicious French cuisine. Its very relaxed setting features picnic-style table cloths and a second floor to accommodate a packed house. Owners Yannis Felix and Michel Verdon opened Bistrot Du Coin's doors in 2000 for patrons to converse and have fun while enjoying their meals. It offers hearty starters such as French onion soup and fresh, crisp salads, steamed mussels and sautéed foie gras. Veal stew in a creamy sauce, braised chicken in white wine and pan-seared salmon topped with a fresh herb sauce are filling main courses to try.

Bistrot Du Coin hosts parties to celebrate popular French events throughout the year, and it serves brunch on the weekend with its own menu. This restaurant has an extensive wine list, but also offers cocktails and apéritif. It is open year-round and welcomes reservations.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 458 people are saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipConnoisseur
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Those were the best mussels I have ever had! And the one I had was just the first of about six ways they prepare them. I’m looking forward to trying the other five. The dinner was great all the way around. I am moving to DC, and this will definitely be one of my haunts.

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RunawayRenee
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this experience was perfect. I ordered steak frites. The fries came out piping hot and the steak was perfectly rare, plus the waiter even checked to make sure that the steak was indeed rare as ordered. The wine the waiter suggested was a perfect accompaniment and he encouraged me to take my time and enjoy my seat, a lovely window seat. I could not have improved upon a single thing!

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SteveC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A DC classic still lives up to its reputation. Amazing affordable wine list especially for Champagne.

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vipJPJP
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Omg this place was great. Came for brunch. Food was so good and great value.

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JimmyS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Rustic food, very French and delicious. Service slow probably due to staffing difficulties. Great house wine.

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LaurenS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The waiter was lovely and they accommodated for a large brunch group! Good food and very good value

Bistrot Du Coin
Responded on May 27, 2021

Thank you for your message, but I believe you are mistaking. We don't have oysters or crabs at the Bistrot du Coin.

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Felippe
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great genuine French country food and wonderful service in a warm comfortable atmosphere.

One of my favorite restaurants in DC.

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Chiczaz
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Not the Bistrot du Coin I remember from many years ago. Food was edible, but average. The steak was dry and with too much pepper and the rabbit was very heavy and not tasty. Desserts were good though. we ordered 3 desserts, including one for my husband who was celebrating his birthday- they did put a candle on it, but charged us for it, which felt a bit cheap given the price of their dishes.

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vipWalterB
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place with a terrific French vibe. My go to recommendation for folks if they are around DuPont Circle area of DC.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I lived in France for 4.5 year and BDC is always my goto for authentic delicious French cuisine. Never disappoints.

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kdhskeh
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good basic bistro food. Simple and non-pretentious.

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janeR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The reason the restaurant was rated this time as quiet is because we were eating dinner at 4:00 p.m. We wee the only guests at that hour except for a party on the back upper level. Seniors need to know that it is possible to eat at Bistrot du Coin without the loud ambiance it normally has if you are willing to have a late lunch/early dinner. Our party of
4 ordered two moules dishes, one pasta dish, and one beef stew for mains and we shared two salads for starters. None of us ordered dessert. The white wine we ordered was very crisp and perfect for the moules and pasta. We live in the neighborhood and have been here several times over the last 20 years. But due to hearing issues, have not been back recently. Now I know that there are times of the day that the restaurant is not crowded, we will return. The service was quick and attentive.

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ronDnyc
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Never fails to please. Love the neighborhood feel. The mussels are a must have!

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vipJosephB
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A great French Bistro with excellent food. A great choice for French food in Dupont Circle

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Dpostrophe
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always great food and a fun atmosphere... closest we have here to Parisian cafes...

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Leo13
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always beautiful food and cocktails. Servers are friendly and knowledgeable. We always eat here while in Dupont Circle and will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

45 min wait to be seated even with reservation but food was yummy

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vipTrish
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had an early dinner here this past Saturday. It was a warm day and we sat close to the front windows which were wide open. All servers were wearing masks and diners were spaced out. We felt comfortable dining inside. My husband ordered a frisée salad with French onion soup and I ordered a frisée salad the mussels mariniere. The food was delicious and the service was fabulous, as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Ordered a medium rare steak and came medium well. Came out the second time and it was medium. Fries were old. Years ago I had the best froi gras & steak of my life but it wasn’t a repeat.

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vipKrisK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites in DC for a relatively inexpensive but very pleasant lunch

Bistrot Du Coin
Responded on March 18, 2021

Thanks

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vip1localcritic
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We took our son and niece both whom live in the DC area for a late lunch this past Sunday and had a wonderful meal. Obviously they weren’t very crowded yeah they were very gracious and helpful. The salads were wonderful as were the main courses. The quality of the food was very good. I’d recommend it unconditionally

Bistrot Du Coin
Responded on March 18, 2021

Thanks. See you soon again!

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MariaM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love this place. It’s a safe choice always.

Bistrot Du Coin
Responded on March 18, 2021

And we love you! See you soon!

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Ottertheoracle
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Came on Valentine's. It is hard to find places like this even in Paris nowadays so if you are a French nostalgic you are at the right place. Wine's are superb and very good value for a bottle. The kitchen is really good. Great french traditional food and portions are enormous. Will recommend the Steak Tartare and the Boeuf Bourgingon with a pour of Gigondas. Bread is amazing. The raviolis are creamy and delightful, try the Homardine. Will return with the kids as soon as possible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went there for the first time to enjoy Valentine’s Day. It was a very good experience.

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briana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Service struggled. Took 2 hours to get food and service was inattentive. Maybe COVID related.
Typically service has been great.

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GhanaE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pretty good. Nice place with a French feel. Prices we reasonable and the people were great!!

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vipnaz415
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Great service, the food was a bit off the night we went. Normally a great meal and great service.

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vipdugg
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Onion soup was all cheese. Fries were overcooked and way too oily. Steak was fatty.

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vipBeckC
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When it's dark and the weather is intense with snow and rain, this is where to be.

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vipSpartan
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Disappointed based on the reviews. Thought the prices were high for a lunch menu. Seated quickly. Food actually came out pretty quick but in my mind wasn’t worth the price paid. Bland. We did ask for dessert menus then it took 20 min for them to take our order. There were only 3 couples in the place.

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vipBeckC
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All comforts and pleasures well adapted to the new street dining restrictions.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. One of the best restaurants in DC

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vipGermanR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Always a good experience!
Try everything related to mules, or the wine of the day!

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ZacharyL
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Even during the pandemic, the staff was very attentive and accommodating, and had a wonderful meal!

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vipBeckC
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always pleasant and delicious. A dependable comfortable respite.

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vipEvan
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! We had the mini raviolis, the ribeye, and an order of mussels and couldn’t have been happier. You would be hard pressed to find something better than soaking their bread in the mussel broth... so good!!! Will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food, really enjoyed the ambiance!

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vipDanaK
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a couple of so so years, this place was back to great form. Warm bread, perfect roast chicken and as alway, great salads, fries, and mussels

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

It was fine but not mind blowing in terms of tastiness. That said, cooking is definitely decent and we love the size of mussels

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vipBeckC
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even more special these days; ultimate comfort food.

FAQs

Bistrot Du Coin does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Bistrot Du Coin is rated 4.7 stars by 458 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.