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Bistrot Du Coin

1738 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1103 (Dupont Circle)
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Ranked #212 of 2,634 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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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
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586 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

there's the old adage of "never trust a restaurant with photos in the menu." throw that out because Bistrot du Coin is one of the best. it's unpretentious, unfussy, rustic French food. I have lived in France and this is easily as close as it gets and I make sure that i schedule a visit here every time i'm in... More

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Haslett, Michigan
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104 reviews 104 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a quant place, especially when they open up the front wall to make it an open air cafe. The food was spectacular and the service great. Not cheap though. I had a lovely ravioli dish, and with a salad the small size was great.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This bistrot is quickly becoming one of our favorite places in DC: unpretentious, but with great food, and equally great service. Both my wife and I had the house steak, which we both loved. pair that up with a bottle of a nice Medoc, and you can't go wrong! Prices were a tiny little bit on the high side (especially... More

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kaplan, Louisiana, USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Went with a friend who had previously eaten here and swore by it. Service was great, seated immediately. My entree was Mergez grillées, version Bistrot. And when it says spicy, they are not joking. I love spice so I thought it was great but be warned. Loved the feel of entire restaurant. Wait staff was extremely accommodating and we could... More

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Longview, Washington
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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Group of 9 with reservations, seated promptly. Food was definitely mixed: Mussels a featured section on menu; we ordered 3 different preparations: 1 was lacking in flavor, 2 were so-so. 1 diner hit the jackpot: the boeuf bourguingnon was terrific! Service was beyond casual; it was very poor: We had to ask 2 times for a 2nd bottle of wine!... More

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Powell River, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I have to say that the food at Bistrot Du Coin is pretty authentic and true to Parisian Bistro fare. This is to be welcomed. What could be left the other side of the Atlantic however is the arrogance of the waiting staff. Yes the place is busy and they're working hard-which equates to large tips-but don't take work frustrations... More

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Louisville KY
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

the service was great and the food was wonderful. will defiantly return. my friend and I split a half a chicken and purchased extra fires. worth it

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