I love mussels. Steamed in some traditional concoction with crispy frites on the side, add a cold beer or white wine and some crusty bread to sop up the savory broth and I'm a happy girl. I finally made it to Bistro La Bonne on U Street after months of intending to try it out. http://www.bistrolabonne.com/ After a hectic day, it was the perfect place to pull up a stool and catch up with a friend.
Moules Mariniere - white wine, shallots, parsley and garlic ($15.95)
Pasta with bolognese sauce.
The chef and owner comes from Bistrot du Coin, the Dupont establishment that marries French bistro fare with a lively atmosphere. BLB has a nice relaxed atmosphere, and some of my French favorites. Their Monday night special included a glass of wine or a beer with the moules et frites for $15. The mussels were plump and delicious, and the sauvingnon blanc was a nice accompaniment. Can't wait to go back and try some other dishes.