Mannequin Pis
A snug, artsy place for hearty Belgian cooking.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Cynthia Hacinli
Comments () | Published October 19, 2006
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Mannequin Pis
Address: 18064 Georgia Avenue, Olney, MD 20832
Phone: 301-570-4800
Neighborhood: Olney
Cuisines: Belgian
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 5 to 9:30, Friday and Saturday 5 to 10:30, Sunday 11 to 2 (brunch) and 5 to 10:30.
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes homey carbonnade (Flemish beer-braised beef stew); rump steak and fries; roast chicken; seasonal game specials.

From January 2006 100 Very Best Restaurants

THE SCENE. Yes, the strip-mall setting is unprepossessing, and yes, the small dining room isn't much to look at, but fans of Belgian food and beer are devoted to Bernard Dehaene's place--as well they should be. Such simple pleasures as these are hard to come by.

WHAT YOU'LL LOVE. Hearty Belgian cooking--with more than 55 Belgian beers to choose from--in a casual atmosphere.

WHAT YOU WON'T. The tables are close together, so if the couple next to you is having a bad date, you're going to hear about it. And brace yourself for the occasional lengthy, unexplained lapse in service.

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