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Do the French know how to enjoy life. On the occasions when I want to indulge in French cuisine in a fun, casual setting, I go to Bistrot du Coin in Dupont Circle. Their cheery canary yellow space feels like a bit of Paris, and bustles with energy and sophistication.My favorite dish is the escargot à la bourguignonne ($8.95). It’s an appetizer that makes a great light meal.  Served in a special escargot dish, each plump, oversized snail is nestled in a juicy pocket of garlic butter. There’s enough butter left over to sop up with fresh, crusty French bread. Try the la traditionelle mouclade des charentes ($8.95/$18.95) if you like mussels. You get a whole pot of them steamed in a curry cream sauce. The broth is so light and flavorful, I’d drink from the pot if it was socially acceptable.

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Bistrot du Coin
1738 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009
202.234.6969

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