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Bistrot Du Coin

1738 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1103 (Dupont Circle)
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Ranked #221 of 2,649 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Exceptional dishes, such as salmon, mussles, and steak; they were so good, that I know I am going back despite some annoyances that I feel compelled to describe. Professional waiter, but the busy scene made his job difficult. I was a little put-off by some aspects of the setting up front, but the food made up for it. #1-we had... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Just had a mains and pudding - pepper steak and frites and then a chocolate mousse. The mains was fantastic, but the mousse was a little to heavy (for my taste). Very busy restaurant and a little noisy, but a great atmosphere.

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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Always busy when we went past so we decided to call in. The food is excellent but the Stella is expensive for a small beer. Atmosphere good.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is an exceptional bistro with a fantastic menu. All the French classics done well. The atmosphere is very Parisian, the owner can been seen throughout, and the food is first class. I will likely be coming back to Bistro du Coin anytime I’m in Washington DC and highly recommend it.

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Washington, DC
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202 reviews 202 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I have been here many times but had not stopped for a Sunday brunch for years. The place, per usual during peak hours, was bustling. Unable to get close to the window area, which is open to the street when weather permits, I was shoehorned into a small table that was most unpleasant. And so, my problems began. I usually... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We arrived around 4:30 on a Saturday and there was plenty of seating and it was fairly quiet. Thus is not an intimate, romantic get away. It was a fun, pleasant restaurant with delicious food. I had the salad with asparagus and artichoke hearts--the dressing was to die for! The ravioli were wonderful! I ordered the small size and was... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I had the salmon..it was YUMMO! The place was hip and happening (does anyone ever say hip anymore?) and the energy/ambience was just good! The only thing is that I think our server forgot all about us. He took our orders and that was it. We had to ask for our drinks twice, had to keep looking for him to... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had a really good breakfast here while walking around. It was served piping hot and was delicious. Nice and open seating. Worthwhile.

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Lexington, MA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The noise level in Bistro du Coin was around rock concert level. There was loud pounding bass line music (?) playing. Loud obnoxious music in a French bistro? The natives must enjoy eating in a restaurant in which you have to shout across the table to carry on a conversation. The food was acceptable, not great, but then this is... More

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tacoma, WA
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had very bland meals and found the service to be uninviting. We love French food and based on the reviews were expecting wonderful French cuisine. We had four dinners and all of then lacked flavor and creativity. The hostesses was rude when we asked to be moved from the back table where we didn't have any air flow and... More

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