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5150datkins (11) Washington DC | September 27, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
super busy place with a few decent Belgians, Make a reservation first
Rastacouere (651) Montreal, Quebec | July 18, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
We went to Belga for lunch on a Monday morning and the place was perhaps surprisingly almost empty. It had more of an upscale feel than we would have expected from the outside, especially considering the ridiculously hot and humid weather. The select few Belgian taps contained a well thought-out selection and the Belgian cuisine was pretty good, pricey, but well executed and with nice touches. The fries were excellent in the genre, the carbonade, melting and the appetizers, really well presented. Lower prices would have been appreciated, but I guess those are rare in DC. The bottle list seemed a bit longer than the 30 pop presented here, but indeed is not all that huge. Still, it covers the basics and meets your expectations when entering such a place. Itís just that as a beer traveler, it does not have anything you would associate with DC, the city you were visiting in the first place and besides the upscale feel, is not all that distinguishable from similar Belgian restaurants from any city of the world with a relatively good bottle list. It seems to be very popular though as the first time we came on Sunday for Brunch, the wait time was over an hour.
MrChopin (100) Baltimore, Maryland | November 6, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
For brunch. Crazy busy, awesome vibrant feel in more laid-back area of DC, brick-walled. Decent menu, decent drinks (Napoleon Mimosa was nice), nothing too impressive. Service a bit rushed and pushy, and the prices are definitely high, but enjoyable. Definitely intrigued enough to head back and put them through their paces.
Strebs (140) St. Louis, Missouri | August 7, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Moule, pomme frites, and glasses of Hommel Bier and Saison Dupont under an umbrella on a sunny day are hard to beat.
BMWiens (11) Texas | August 13, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
A great little neighborhood restaurant featuring Belgian cuisine and Belgian-style beers. Good selection of Belgians and US East Coast Belgian-style beer. Food is great, if you like Belgian. Service is sometimes better than others: never bad but some servers know their beer and food better than do others. I stop in every time Iím in DC on business (a few times a year). Never had to wait for a table, never seen a line, maybe because Iím generally there weekdays.
shuribear (20) Washington DC | March 27, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
This is primarily a restaurant with some Belgian beers rather than a beer bar per se, but you will certainly not want for a delicious beer while enjoying one of the tastiest restaurants in the area. Terrific staff...without a doubt worth more than a few visits.
Nate (264) Indiana, Pennsylvania | March 7, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Nice place near the Eastern Market Metro. Make a reservation! We did, luckily, but the line to íwaití was at least an hour for those who didnít. The food selection is very good. I tried the foie du canard as an app (smoky and tons of it) and some mussels for dinner. My wife enjoyed their halibut. The beer selection was decent, but overpriced for what it was. Service was very good and the food is great. If youíre going just to drink, however, you can find cheaper alternatives with lower prices.
beckstein (17) | February 19, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Great place. Beer selection is good, but the food is excellent. One of the best Belgian restaurants Iíve found in US
Travlr (1256) Washington, Washington DC | November 26, 2008| Updated April 10, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Chef Bart has a flair for pairing Belgian beers with traditional and modern Belgian food. Monthly beer tasting with their beer manager Jens, who is from Alveringem in West Falnders (home of the de Snoek brewery and museum). Special events on the restaurants anniversary in October, and on the Belgian kingís birthday.
cawbo (6) Virginia | May 14, 2006
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
Was in DC for a small vacation this weekend and took a party of 7 for dinner on Sat night. The food is goumet along with the prices. Excellent pairing of food choices with beer. Also a very nice wine list. Everyone loved it. Plenty of beer choices with matching glasses. Service was top notch with head chef checking on everyone throughout the meal. Not a large place make reservations. Within a few steps of the Eastern Market Metro stop.
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