Bistrot du Coin
1738 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle, Downtown
Cuisines: French, Breakfast
Open Sunday through Wednesday 11:30 AM to 11 PM, Thursday through Saturday 11:30 AM to 1 AM, Sunday 11:30 AM to 4 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Dupont Circle
Price Range: Moderate
Noise Level: Rowdy
Grilled scallion salad with duck gizzards; onion soup; pate de campagne; blanquette de veau; rump steak and fries; daily specials, such as lamb with ratatouille.
Appetizers, $5.25 to $14.75. Entrees, $13.95 to $23.95.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Few restaurants in Washington pull off atmosphere as well as this Francophile institution. The jammed-in tables (each bearing a bottle of rosé), the roaring din, and the glittering disco balls help propel a party vibe, even during the day. A brief brunch menu is all about eggs (we prefer the classic Benedict over the hulking omelets), but look to the regular menu for such comforts as tartiflette (a bowl of soupy Reblochon cheese, bacon, and potatoes that’s divine with a baguette), hanger steak, and killer frites. Saturday and Sunday 11:15 to 4.