Bistrot du Coin is an excellent reconstruction of a Paris bistro. In the Spring and Summer, they fling the front of the place open to the sidewalk. The place is always noisy and typically packed, though you won't have to wait too long for a table (except maybe on Saturday nights). Wonderful cheese dishes, great salads, and superb mussels in a variety of presentations, with a very respectable wine selection. Even the waiters can often seem rude, but it's only an act to make you feel like you're on the Left Bank. Highly recommended.
600 Maryland Ave SW # 170WWashington, DC 20024
From Business: Established in 1971, Vie De France Bakery/Caf is a chain of French bistros and bakeries that offers a variety of coffees and chocolate croissants, as well as breakf…
My wife and I went to the Lavandou to celebrate our 30th anniversary.The waiter was very helpful and recommended a excellent but affordable bottle of wine. The duck salad over a bed of baby spinach, seasoned with a orange & hazelnut vinaigrette was yummy . The tilapia, a special of the day, with a roasted red bell pepper coulis was very tasty. The dessert plate artfully decorated for the occasion was a nice touch from the staff. A very enjoyable evening! On the minus side the place was a little noisy.
Food was made right in front of us, I got the cheese and spinach and my wife got the banana/Nutella both were fantastic. Would recommend if you are on the go and want something different!