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Bistrot Du Coin

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Dupont Circle
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1738 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1103
+1 202-234-6969
10:00 - 01:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 00:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A big bistrot, a lot of people... but the staff very friendly and find us a table without reservation. The food is fantastic: appetizer snails in a garlic souse then steak and filet amazing. We suggest this bistrot!

Thank Delmechio
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you can swing it, get there for an early dinner or lunch otherwise its going to be packed and there could be long waits and very noisy. That being said, TOTALLY worth waiting no matter how long. AND! Completely worth yelling across the table to your friends/family. A few warnings: Wear stretchy pants. If you are visiting vs living... More 

Thank Davethewave1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants in the world. Perfect steak maison! My family treasures this place. Ambience value and service can't be beat!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bistrot du Coin is located within a few blocks of the Dupont Circle Hotel where I stay when I am in Washington. Great menu. so many enticing things it was hard to chose. Very attentive and friendly wait staff. It is the type of place where everyone appeared to be having a very good time.

Thank remsen
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go to DC every year and this is on our list every time to dine at. Bistro Du Coin came as a recommendation and now we pass it along. If you didn't know where it was you'd walk by it -- it is very cute inside, very French in its setting with tables on top of each other. Please... More 

Thank sidneysd
Washington DC
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Difficult to beat the casual/family atmosphere cum tasty French bistrot cuisine. This is my neighborhood hangout and I am never disappointed. Last night I had mussels marinière- super fresh , not overcooked, with the Bistrot's legendary fries. Washed this all down with an excellent and affordable Vacqueyras, à Cote du Rhône . My friends had the onglet steak, another staple... More 

Thank A7ivan
Ocean City, Maryland
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked past the place for two nights. It was packed. Recommend having an early dinner there. Great bistro food. Loved the filet.

Thank pattyhb121
Mechanicsville, Maryland
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60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at 4 PM on a Saturday and were seated immediately. Open air seating available and tempting, but at least 1 too many tables for the space. We enjoyed the oyster stew (daily special) and the foie gras as appetizers, with main courses of ravioli homardine and Cassoulet du Bistrotier. The wines recommended by our waiter paired well with... More 

Thank Heady-By
Belfast, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by for dinner and it was packed and had about an hour waiting list for a table. We decided to go to the bar, order a drink and eat there as we were 2. Food was absolutely beautiful. The lamb was perfectly cooked! Delicious!

Thank Ester C
Boston, Massachusetts
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237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a fabulous dinner at Bistrot Du Coin. An easy walk from the Dupont Circle Metro, this spot is charming with the feel of a low-key French bistro one would find in Paris vs. the over-hyped, fancy, stuffy ones often found on this side of the pond. The service was superb, and the food FANTASTIC. It also came out... More 

Thank Kait_De

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1738 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1103
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-234-6969
Bistrot du Coin opened its doors on Memorial Day of 2000 by Yannis Felix and Michel Verdon. The motto is French, Fun and Friendly, this is our guideline to bring you the best experience ever at Bistrot Du Coin. The word Bistrot is defined in French as a neighborhood restaurant where you can eat good food at a fair price. The typical color of a French Bistrot is pale yellow to brown (otherwise known as Bistre) because the walls used to get dirty quickly from nicotine. Bistrot Du Coin is also known for its parties, three times a year to celebrate famous French events such as Bastille day on July 14th, The Beaujolais Nouveau on the third thursday of November or The New Year's Eve.

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