Saturday, March 28, 2009

Bistro du Coin

Last date I was here: 03/27/2009

Restaurant: Bistro du Coin (

Location: Dupont Circle

Total Rating: 4.5
Food: 5, Price: 4, Service: 3, Ambience: 4, Accessibility: 5

Summary: Bistro du Coin is a Neighborhood restaurant where you can eat good food at a fair price. With a motto of "French, Fun and Friendly", Bistro du Coin serves classic bistro food in a loud and fun party atmosphere. Closest Metro Station is Dupont Circle.

After reading that Bistro du Coin has the second best mussels in the city, we had to try it. On a rainy Friday evening, we trekked over to Dupont Circle and arrived early enough to be seated without a problem. Surprisingly large in size, the dining area is packed with many tables and there is a second floor with more seats and a foosball table. The bar is on the main floor and is wide enough for about 18 or so to sit and expands the room with its massive mirror behind. The walls are yellowish-brown to mimic the classic European bistro feel. The service was ok, considering it got packed about 30 mins after we were there. The mussels were amazing, full of flavor and freshness. The main course comes with fries, but you can also order a slightly smaller portion sans fries as an appetizer. A great restaurant for a date or with friends; I would definitely come back again.

What I ate:

Moules Normandes
Steam mussels in cream sauce with celery, leeks, mushrooms, potatoes and bacon

Plus Keith ate:

Moules Catalanes
Steamed mussels in white wine with onions, peas, peppers, tomatoes and chorizo

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