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Best french onion soup in DC

helmswoman Jan 8, 2011 10:34 AM

With the coldest January in almost 30 years forecast, we need good french onion soup!Last post was from 4 years ago and recommended a restaurant that is no longer in business. I'm looking for the real deal--made with lots of caramelized onions, real beefy stock and topped with melted gruyere, no gummy mozzarella. Recommendations?

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    hppyheather RE: helmswoman Jan 8, 2011 11:31 AM

    I haven't been in about a year, but we were blown away by the french onion soup at Bistro Bis.

    Bistro Bis
    15 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

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      Elyssa RE: hppyheather Jan 9, 2011 07:15 AM

      Bistro Bis' french onion soup is excellent. I also like the version at Bistro D'Oc.

      Bistro Bis
      15 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

      Bistro D'Oc
      518 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

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      dcandohio RE: helmswoman Jan 9, 2011 05:23 AM

      I like the version at Bistrot du Coin. At Central...not so much.

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        Marty L. RE: helmswoman Jan 9, 2011 09:55 AM

        Haven't had it myself, but have heard that the version at Praline in Bethesda is excellent, like most of their soups.

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