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About Le Bistro du Village (fka Crepe du Jour)
Le Bistro du Village was established in 1997 by husband and wife team Mustapha and Donna Snoussi. They had just relocated to Baltimore after living in Paris, France and began their first business by opening an upscale kiosk in the outside atrium of The Village of Cross Keys where they sold crêpes, panini, salads and more. The business was a success and they had acquired the clientele needed which would later support them in the opening of their Mt. Washington restaurant in 2000. The restaurant has expanded with the opening of an all year round heated terrace. Le Bistro Du Village has been part of the "Zagat" restaurant guide since 2003 where they describe dining on the terrace on a long summer evening as "almost feeling like Paris". The owner is often present to greet the guests and assure the quality of the food is at its best.
Baltimore, MD 21209
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday & Monday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Jazz Music Every Thursday From 6pm to 9pm
off site catering available
Valet Parking Wed & Thurs 11:00am - 5:00pm, Valet Friday & Sat 11:00am - 10:00pm, Street Parking (meters till 6:00pm )
Mount Washington Light Rail Station
Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Bastille Day every July the 14th.
Beaujolais Nouveau every 3rd thursday on november
Mother's day Brunch
New year's eve dinner
father's day brunch
Le Bistro du Village (fka Crepe du Jour) Ratings and Reviews
After having vacationed in Paris a few months ago I was feeling nostalgic and saw this place come up on the list for restaurant week. I saw they had Chicken Cordon Bleu on the menu, which is my most favorite dish, so we decided to go. They do have a good wine selection and I was happy to find once of my favorites from Champagne. I ordered the Chicken Cordon Bleu but was very confused when it came out because it did not resemble any Chicken Cordon Bleu I have ever had. It wasn't really breaded and was on top of noodles with a mushroom sauce. I was assured by the waitress that this is what I ordered, it's just a better version of it. It was already cut into slices, not left in one piece to keep it from getting dry. It was filled with something green (spinach?) not prosciutto as advertised on the menu. It was more like Chicken Stroganoff, which was just okay, but they shouldn't advertise it as something it isn't. I don't feel like the food was worth the $35 we paid for it and I'm still bitter about the lack of prosciutto. The crepes were good so maybe they should just stick with that instead of the extended menu.
Had a reservation the first Saturday of Restaurant Week. The food was spectacular. Our waiter was very attentive. We both commented on how helpful he was. Restaurant week has a prix fixe menu with three choices. My date had the escargots as an appetizer, I had the gazpacho. Both were fresh and very flavorful. We both had the lamb chops for our entree. The chops were cooked perfectly and the gratin potatoes were enjoyable. The sauce was rich and savory. My only complaint was the lack of a baguette to use for the sauce on my plate. For dessert my date had the chocolate cake and I had the Crepe Suzette since crepes are a specialty. Both desserts were delightful...though after tasting the chocolate cake I wish I had made that my choice as well. I will most definitely be returning. I'm excited to try the rest of the menu.
We went for Sunday brunch when they opened at 10am. I put in a reservation in case they would be busy. But to our surprise, the area was quiet and not busy that morning. We sat inside and were the only guests for a while. There are some outside tables too. The food was good, lots of options, generous portions. It's a bit tight on the inside with all the tables. They have a small kids menu too, which was nice since we did bring our toddler. I liked this place and we'd return again to try their lunch or dinner menu.
Three of us had a birthday lunch at Le Bistro. Two of us had crepes which were large and delicious and the other attendee had a salad which was also large and looked great. Nice wine list ... waiter was very attentive ... more than reasonable prices for the size of the drinks and entrees. Will definitely go back.
I work on the restaurant industry and that person that was with me is a chef and I was surprise that you have to ask for water and everything else serve was cleaning tables and talking about the menu at thesame time food is no flavor is the wrong place to go for brunch
I went out for mothers day brunch and I was very disappointed with this place. My mother ordered a Belgium waffle and it was surprisingly awful. I would expect a french crepe restaurant to make an outstanding waffle, but I think I IHOP sadly has them beat. The waffle was dry, tough, and lacked flavor; couldn't be worse. The waiters was no where to be found because he was swamped with the mothers day rush, and when my mom told him about the waffle he quickly acknowledged and told us that he was going to relay the message to the chef. The waffle was never taken off the check even though it was basically unedible. My omelette was ok, but the potatoes were dry, bland, and a disappointment; I wouldn't be surprised if they came out of a box. From the time we asked for the check, 30 minutes went by before receiving it. And to add insult to injury this place was not cheap. I don't have any problems with splurging on a delicious meal, but I only spent money for a delicious meal, but was not served one.
I had a very unfortunate experience experience at this restaurant. The waiter was very rude when we asked to give our order. He declined to take our order for a prolonged period of time, and then invited us to leave if we couldn't wait. We finally ended up leaving without even ordering. I had previously been a frequent diner at this restaurant, but now I'm not sure how I can go a I after being treated so poorly.
Positives: Our server was very friendly and personable; parking was easy to find; it wasn't overcrowded; desserts and cheese were delicious.
Negatives: There was a LOT of waiting; there were only two servers; presentation of the food left something to be desired.
I'd go back for dessert or brunch but probably not for dinner.
On this mild February afternoon we were offered outdoor seating and readily accepted .
The server was very attentive and knowledgeable.
Spinach crepe was unbelievably delicious!
Portions were generous.
My guest was used to her mother's French cooking and approves of Crepe du Jour :).
Three of us shared a Greek salad (big), mussels (ample) with pommes frites (super yum!), and a seafood crepe. For dessert, we had a crepe with fruit and chocolate sauce, topped with whipped cream. The waiter let us linger over everything and was very helpful but unobtrusive. He did not even charge us a sharing fee. Love this gem.
I have been here several times and it has been pretty good. Although one time their credit card machine was broken and they wouldn't let us leave. This was for Valentine's Day, and they were unprepared. There were 2 servers who were swamped. The duck pate 7 the escargot were delicious. The entrees not so much. I ordered red snapper stuffed with crab and served on ravioli. It came served on tagliatelle, and there was a small sample of snapper under the crab - which was plentiful. It wasn't really worth the $35 price point. My date didn't like his trout. I ordered a glass of chardonnay, and then a bottle. When the bill came we were overcharged for the glass & the bottle. The waiter couldn't figure it out - or didn't have time so he just gave us a $5 bill. That was awkward so we just left it with the tip. Then I noticed that the wine was not actually the one I ordered at all. We just left. It just seemed very disorganized. Go on a non-holiday day.
Will never go back ! Waste of money. Food was absolutely horrible....how in the world you can screw up crepe with nutella, but apparently you can. I was going to this restaurant for many years and i loved it, and i fell sorry that i have to say "no more" after such horrible dinner that we got on Valentine's Day. Please go to another restaurant where you will be appreciated and will get much better quality food! This restaurant does not worth it. I would be ashamed if i would be working in this restaurant and had to serve this food.
We had a delightful evening at Crepe du Jour, and we were celebrating a birthday. I love this place -- charming decor, excellent service, and amazing food. We split everything we ordered, so that we could try more dishes. The crepe Marie Antoinette is a heavenly experience. We almost lost our heads over it. Our only disappointment was the beet salad came without beets. When we inquired, we were told they were out of beets. While it was still a delicious salad, I wish we'd been told there were no beets, as we debated between two salad choices and it would have been easy for us to change our order. If you've not been, rush to Crepe du Jour!
I had some hesitation to book after reading reviews about bad service here, but our experience was positive overall, and we are eager to return. The place is charming and the food is very good. The name is a bit misleading as the menu includes many options besides crepes. As for service, I would only point out that I would prefer not to have a server who is very obviously chewing gum. And we ordered 2 desserts but only got 1. I know she heard the order because she commented on it, but somehow if was overlooked. We didn't make a big deal of it as the dessert we did received was so large 3 of us shared it so we really didn't want the second at that point. But food was great. Coq au vin was very authentic, although it was a relatively small chicken quarter and was a bit inundated with mushrooms, both of us who ordered it left a pile of mushrooms on the plate when we were done. The Crepe Oceanique, that night's special, was also a hit with one of our diners. $23 is a lot for a crepe, but it was stuffed with shrimp, crabmeat and goat cheese. Everyone in our group enjoyed the evening. Truly a unique place for Baltimore.
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