Thursday, May 29, 2008

Good, No-Nonsense Bistro Francais

I had a pleasant lunch yesterday at Bistro Francais in Georgetown. It was nothing to shout about and there is no "cutting edge" cuisine here, but it's a nice place if you're looking for simply good, no-nonsense bistro food at reasonable prices.

I had the cold poached salmon with a sorrel sauce. I started with the gazpacho, which was good as well.

BF is a restaurant worth remembering because it is one of the few in Washington, D.C. that stay open late. To be more specific, BF is open seven days a week, and it serves until 3 a.m. Sunday to Thursday, and until 4 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

BF is known as the restaurant that chefs at other eateries retire to after a long evening in their respective kitchens.

I am mystified as to why The Washington Post refers to BF in its review as "somewhat noisy." I get annoyed with noisy restaurants, but trust me — BF is not high on the scale of noisy eateries.

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