Bistrot Du Coin

4.5
438 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 438 people are saying
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vip1localcritic
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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

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

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

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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
1 review
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
2 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
9 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
Adelaide
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.

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JimmyD
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great little spot if you want to "visit/experience" Paris in D.C.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made reservation with hopes to have outdoor seating. The restaurant didn’t delineate on open table and even ask us if we wanted to be outside. They tried to rush us to a table in the back and it was way too crowded inside even if we were comfortable being inside. Host wouldn’t give us an estimated wait time to be seated outside so we went to eat elsewhere. Probably wouldn’t book this place until they let you specifically reserve an outside seat.

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NanaP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was amazing as always!!! Escargot wasn’t as delicious as it usually is, was missing garlic and it had too much of the herbs. But overall a great experience!!!

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vipCarlB
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great ambience, friendly staff, good variety on the menu and all the dishes we had were great.
Brunch Cocktails were a little more than you would pay elsewhere. So discounted to $10.95 three drinks adds up quicker than most brunch spots.

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NanaP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, cocktails and service. A gem of a restaurant!!!

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vipMilano
Washington DC
303 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always a good go-to spot in DC
Mussels are their thing

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vipLisaS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiters there are awesome and food is supurb

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vipBrendan
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have an enjoyable experience here. We've been coming here for years and they never fail to exceed our expectations. Thanks again for another incredible meal!

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vipKristinV
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Everyone was very accommodating, we had 8 ppl and called before hand to discuss our reservation. They were able to sit us at 2 tables of 4 near each other. The owner was super nice and stopped by to chat.

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CPM757
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic French Cafe. Worth a stop on your trip to DC.

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viphanny
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. Waiter was very helpful with wine selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Operating at limited capacity, so the ambiance wasn’t its usual. However, the food, wine, and service remains excellent! Just what I needed. Merci!

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SinanD
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I love this place. Our waiter was very kind and friendly. The food was delicious, but a bit pricey.

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vipdccooks
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful Bastille Day dinner! The chef’s flexibility allowed us to have a favorite appetizer that was not on the menu that evening. Even with social distancing the noise level was intense.

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vipCHER
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I was very disappointed with both the service and the food. I ordered the salmon, and substituted pommes frites for risotto. I was told the meal came with asparagus, but I never received it. The salmon was dry and didn't seem to be fresh. I had about a couple of bites, and couldn't eat anymore. The only thing I finished on my plate was the frites. Most waiters would ask if there was anything wrong with the food. Mine didn't. Since I was so disappointed the meal, I tried for desert. I ordered the creme caramel. Another big disappointment. It was basically tasteless and too cold. Took a few spoonfuls and couldn't eat anymore. Again, most waiters would have asked if there was a problem, and again mine didn't. Was looking for a good meal on a holiday weekend, and I didn't get it here! Definitely will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue after a long Covid hiatus

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s such a great place for dinner with friends or a date. You can’t go wrong with this place. My favorite ever is the onion soup, escargot steak and fries pate just perfect!

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vipBill
Baltimore
155 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience3

This is one of our favorite Washington restaurants. It's like a small Parisian cafe. Try the mussels, a specialty, or the steak frites.

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rudys
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We had dinner there yesterday and it was a huge fiasco. service was super slow, it took forever to get our food, at some point we considered the idea of paying for our appetizers and going somewhere else. once the food finally arrived, it was not very impressive. lamb was overcooked and chewy, one chicken dish was bland and the other one was way too salty.

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vipJessie
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Service was good, but the food was only ok. We did like the ambiance, but it was a little crowded.

FAQs

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

Bistrot Du Coin is rated 4.5 stars by 438 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.