Thursday, July 14, 2011

DC: French Goodness at Bistrot du Coin

After a long and seemingly never-ending drive from New York to DC, we went to Bistrot du Coin for a late dinner. This was such a great meal because I love French food and I also love unpretentious French restaurants. Bistrot du Coin was casual, had quite an extensive menu, and very fair prices.



Much larger than expected once we got inside. View of the restaurant from the second floor.


French Onion Soup, $7.50.


Tartine with black olive puree, prosciutto, swiss gruyere, $6.95. A little on the salty side, but that's to be expected with olive and prosciutto. Delicious salad on the side; the dressing was light but tasty.


Croziflette: Gratin of buckwheat pasta, French ham, bacon, onion, reblochon cheese, $9.25. Basically like mac 'n cheese but even better because of the bacon and onion.


Steamed Mussels in white wine with onions, shallots, garlic, $8.50. While walking through the restaurant to be seated, we noticed that almost table had at least one order of mussels. There were 9 different mussel broths to choose from and each one came in two sizes. I ordered the small one and there were around 20 pieces. So fresh and I loved the broth, which I wished there was more of.


Grilled Rib Eye, French fries, bearnaise sauce, $21.95. The steak was very well seasoned.


Address:
1738 Connecticut Avenue NW (between N R Street & N S Street)
Washington, DC 20009
Phone number: (202)234-6969

www.bistrotducoin.com


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