November 3, 2021

Bistro Du Jour Brings French Cuisine to The Wharf

Published at 8:23 AM on November 3, 2021

A touch of Paris is coming to Washington, DC—Bistro Du Jour, an all-day Parisian café, opens on November 3, 2021, inviting guests to relax and unwind while overlooking the waterfront and passersby at the corner of Wharf Street and District Square. This classic French bistro showcases a tremendous range of food and drink, from high-quality coffee to handmade cocktails, and from fresh-baked pastries by Mah Ze Dahr Bakery to late-night French seafood. With breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Bistro Du Jour will have an all-day menu that will quickly turn locals into regulars.

In the morning, breakfast-goers can stop for a fresh pastry and La Colombe coffee, or sit down an indulge in Mah-Ze-Dahr's award-winning pastries like cream scones, turkey & gruyere croissants, brioche donuts, and cinnamon rolls. Don't miss breakfast classics like brioche French toast, Quiche Florentine, and Belgian Waffles accompanied by fresh-squeezed orange juice.

For lunch and dinner, the menu transitions to traditional French classics like Croque Madame, Oeufs Sur La Plat (Mornay sauce, sauteed button mushroom), and Confit De Carnard (French green lentils, red wine shallots). The menus also feature carefully curated cocktails, an extensive bubbly list, L'Aperitif, beer, and wine.

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The styling of the café adds a contemporary twist to the archetypal Parisian bistro, blending tradition with touches of French warmth. The interiors are warm and fresh, with furniture directly from France. During the warmer months, the outdoor awning opens to the breeze, while throughout the colder months, the space is enclosed and heated.

Bistro Du Jour is located at 99 District Square SW. The restaurant opens on Wednesday, November 3, then remains open seven days a week. Make an advanced reservation to dine at Bistro Du Jour for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. 

Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery: Open from 7:30am
Breakfast: Daily, 8am-11am
Brunch: Sat & Sun, 11am-3pm
Lunch: Mon-Fri 11am-4pm
Dinner: Mon 4pm-10pm, Tues-Fri 4pm-11pm, Sat 3pm-11pm, Sun 3pm-10pm

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Get Your Fill at The Wharf

Fresh seafood is a given on the waterfront. But The Wharf offers more, including a wide selection of distinctive choices for food, drinks, and entertainment while you eat. Watch the chefs prepare your meal. Listen to music. Or just people-watch while you savor the flavors of The Wharf.

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Visit the Fish Market

Enjoy the freshest fish from one of the country’s oldest fish markets. Oysters on the half shell. Blue crabs by the bushel. Whole fishes caught that morning. And a low-key atmosphere that makes everything taste even better. Stop by for the food or the fishmongers—the Municipal Fish Market never disappoints.

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