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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
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.
We had been to Crepe du Jour multiple times in the best for brunch or lunch but had not been back in awhile, since we moved out of the immediate area, and never for dinner. When we saw the NYE prix fixe offer on Facebook, we were very excited to go back.
I really liked that not only was the prix fixe offered, but other items on the limited menu as well. We chose to go with the prix fixe, because everything on it was food that we enjoyed. And the first two courses were marvelous.
However, the wine list showed the chateau souverain as a 2009, and that is what my husband ordered. The waiter brought the wine to the table, and despite the fact that my husband ordered the wine, he poured a glass for tasting for me. And it was much more than what should be poured for a tasting - nearly a serving's worth. I said, gently, that my husband would taste it and switched glasses. After approving it by taste, the waiter left. He did not show us the bottle. It turned out it was 2014. My husband brought that to his attention. He apologized but did not make any excuse or explanation.
When my entrée came, my fork was lying in the middle of my place setting. The waiter put my plate right on top of it, balancing it precariously, and then left.
The crepes Suzette would've been marvelous - except that it was filled with bananas. Which I'm allergic to. And which was not described on the menu. If it had been, I wouldn't have ordered it. It took awhile for me to get the waiter's attention. The chef overheard and said it would be exchanged. Apparently he gave me the wrong crepe. My husband's chocolate pastry was excellent.
Crepe du Jour is an excellent French restaurant and I really would like to come back for brunch sometime. However, the service was not at the level of the quality of the food.
My hubby and I came here for New year's Eve dinner. I also brought my work team here for our holiday lunch earlier in the month. Food is always outstanding. Service is in consistent at lunch but was outstanding on new year's Eve. Outstanding experience. You will never be disappointed choosing this restaurant!!
Thoroughly enjoyed my recent visit to this restaurant. I was celebrating my birthday and I love things french. Started off with the scallops provencal which came in a delicious tomato sauce. A few slices of bread would have been nice to soak up the sauce. My friend and I both ordered the Crepe Marseillaise with salmon and spinach and it was very good. The quiet ambience was nice and I think there was french music playing. Our waiter, however, was a bit intrusive and I assumed he must be new. Hopefully, he will learn not to hover.
All in all, a very enjoyable experience and I would definitely go back to try some of the other tasty dishes. Menu is pretty extensive for lunch. Would recommend.
Awesome quint-essential French restaurant offering the best/ultra creative crepes this side of the Atlantic. Tucked in the charming historic district of Mr. Washington, it displays the cultural diversity of baltimore delivering a unique French dinning experience.
Great restaurant! I have been going to Crepe du Jour for several years already. Have always loved it, not the food nor the service has ever been disappointing. Prices are reasonable, I would highly recommend it to friends. And yes, it is a neighborhood gem!
We had a party of 6 rowdy women from a church group and we had the best time! Our server was very patient and friendly with us. We shared several of the dinner crepes and lots of wine. The food was different and delicious. We'll be back and tell all of our friends.
Food just ok. Onion soup lacked richness. They "decorate" every crepe with a balsamic glaze. This seems to show a lack of imagination by the chef, not to mention that balsamic isn't always a customer's favorite flavor. In France, every crepe I ate came with a small salad to complement. That would be preferable.
I've been here dozens of times. Ok, it is a dumpy neighborhood cafe (in a very nice neighborhood) with a French menu. But the food is outstanding and very reasonably priced. Servers are friendly and knowledgeable. Featured wines are always good. Mussels, available several ways, come in generous entree sized portions with a very large side of excellent fries. They are among the best I have ever had.
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