Sunday, February 6, 2011

Eating Out - Belgian

I sort of look like a crazy person.

Bistrot Du Coin (Belgian/French)

Belgian cuisine is surprisingly popular in DC. Some foodies list it just behind the heavy hitters of Ethiopian and Salvadoran. We've been meaning to check out a few of the Belgian joints around town, so we decided to start with Bistrot Du Coin in DuPont Circle.

  • We both started the evening with a glass of Hoegaarden wheat beer, which was cold and delicious and completely necessary after standing in line with a bunch of grouchy people waiting for tables.
  • We weren't really sure how much food to order. We started with a bowl of French onion soup and a potato salad with goat cheese. For the main course, we split a pot of moules marinieres (mussels steamed in white wine, shallots, onions, garlic, and parsley) and French fries. This was our first time eating steamed mussels, and it was pretty fun and surprisingly filling. We finished the night with a cup of coffee and a traditional custard tart with pears.
  • Bistrot Du Coin may become a new personal favorite given its combination of price, quality, and location. However, I'll likely try to avoid Friday evenings in the future and opt instead for a quick weeknight meal.

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