A long time Penn Quarter Living reader alerted us that Bistro d’Oc, a French bistro focused on Languedoc cuisine, was closed and all furniture including the bar had been removed. After further investigation, we see that it is marked as permanently closed on OpenTable, Yelp reports it closed, and its website is off the air. No one picked up the phone at the restaurant’s listed number. There is no sign on the front door saying it’s closed nor saying it will return.
We ate there for dinner or stopped in for a glass of wine and an appetizer a handful of times over the past years and while not an amazing French restaurant, we found it enjoyable enough. The wooden floors and bar along with the specials on a chalkboard evoked something European for us when we dined there. We don’t know if the construction next door at 10th and F St NW played a role in this turn of events but this was one of the longer standing restaurants in the neighborhood; we found a restaurant review from 2003 to illustrate.