What’s in a Name?

The tiny Mount Washington Village nestled next to the Jones Falls waterway is home to Le Bistro du Village, previously known as Crêpe Du Jour. Owner Mustapha Snoussi, a French expatriate from Paris, and his wife Donna opened Crêpe Du Jour in 2000 with a menu that befits a true French bistro: crêpes, mussels, escargot, quiche, salade Niçoise, duck confit, steak frites, and crêpe Suzette. Why the name change, you might ask? Consumers often assumed that the restaurant served only crêpes, when — bien sûr — Mustapha’s bistro menu far exceeds those assumptions.
So a refresh was in order. The new name translates to “the village bistro,” a place where one can eat a good meal in a casual setting at a fair market price. Le Bistro Du Village is open seven days a week for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Any day almost “feels like Paris” on the terrace where one can order everything from moules a la crème to a “Croque Monsieur” sandwich to carré d’agneau. And despite the name change, crêpes still grace the menu — 21 types, to be exact — which can even be ordered gluten free. Special festivities, including fireworks, are planned for July 14, Bastille Day, “La Fête nationale” of France!

1609 Sulgrave Ave, Baltimore, MD 21209

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