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Profile: Bistrot Du Coin on Connecticut Avenue

by Borderstan.com — September 30, 2010 at 12:37 am 3 Comments

From Alejandra Owens at One Bite At A Time

Bistro Du Coin Connecticut Avenue NW Dupont Circle Alejandra Owens

Bistrot Du Coin at 1738 Connecticut Avenue NW. (Alejandra Owens)

I mean, who hasn’t been to Bistrot Du Coin? If you’ve lived in the Dupont Circle area for more than six months, someone has either taken you or you’ve been drawn in by their infamous Bastille Day party or the annual Beaujolais Nouveau festival.

On Summer nights the front windows are thrown  open, giving passersby a peek into their expansive and warmly-lit dining room. On winter nights you’ll find a mixed crowd of young women in heels, international transplants and and chic 20-somethings wrapped in coats smoking their cigarettes.

No matter the event, the day, the time of year it seems that Bistrot Du Coin has worked its way into this Duponters heart. So, tell me, what’s your Bistro story?

Where Am I Going? 1738 Connecticut Avene NW (spitting distance from Connecticut & Florida Avenues).

When Am I Going? Monday to Wednesday, 11:30 am to midnight; Thursday and Friday, 11:30 am to 1 am;  Saturday, 11 am to 1 am; and Sunday, 11 am to midnight.

What’s the Paycheck Pain? Beef tenderloin might run you $26 but depending on what you’re craving there’s something at every price point on the menu. A pot of mussels (my current must-have dinner) run around $18. Tartines are around $7 for a half, $12 for a whole. There’s salads, desserts, pan-seared fish and more. Really, you can spend about as much as you want here and still eat very well.

Say What?: A place for friends to gather, or a place to take a third date–it’s a fun environment that’s unpretentious and makes you feel at ease. So speak up, laugh loud, lean back in your chair and relax.

What Will You Be Eating? Think of a French dish… Bistrot Du Coin will serve it.

Comments (3)

  1. Another reason Bistrot du Coin is awesome is that they participated in Dining Out For Life and were donating 50% that night.

    Also, excellent mussels! I need to go back and have more of them.

  2. I have eaten there twice…have never returned. Found the help obnoxious and the noise levels almost unhealthy to enjoy anything there.

  3. Yeah, the place is pretty deafening, but some folks just like the “buzz.” I’ve found the food and overall experience better at Bistro d’Oc, but Montmartre is still probably the best French bistro in town.

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