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cratez (256) Toronto, Ontario | January 4, 2015| Updated January 27, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
When I visited: Late September 2014.
What I had: Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale on tap, can of DC Brau The Corruption IPA, bottle of Stillwater Cellar Door, Seared Spiced Tuna for me, Belgian Endive Salad to split, pasta entrťe special and a few glasses of sauvignon blanc for my fiancť.
What I liked: Swanky upscale atmosphere, plenty of seating available, love the wino artwork above the bar, excellent and well-presented food, very good bottle list, great spot for a date night or just to hang out at the bar.
What I disliked: Waiter initially brought me the Stateside Saison when I ordered the Cellar Door and didnít offer to rectify the mistake until I pushed it, like most places in D.C. the prices are fairly high.
Would I go back? Yes.
Overall Rating: 80
conway (59) , | October 24, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite restaurants in DC. Food is outstanding. Bottle list is pretty large but doesnít have much you canít find elsewhere. Not cheap but not overwhelmingly expensive either. While the beer list is nice, I donít think of beer first when it comes to this place, but I highly recommend it regardless.
tia (86) Sandston, Virginia | August 3, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stopped by for lunch today. Food was great, best restaurant meal weíve had in a while. Lots of Belgians on the menu which is what you would want- but it would have been nice to have slightly more on tap. Service was a little slow and not very personable. Prices were average for the area.
gsmitty80 (191) Washington DC | July 15, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great Belgian restaurant. Went on a rainy Sunday when no one was there. Sat at the bar and had great service. I didnít eat but i did enjoy some terrific beers.
HisAirness (5) Washington, Washington DC | December 11, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Amazing Happy Hour with half priced drafts. Food is decent, but pricey. Prefer the mussels at several other places in DC.
DCLawyer (79) Falls Church, Virginia | October 7, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 17/20
Exceptional Belgian restaurant with extensive Belgian beer list. When in themood for everything Belgium, this is the spot.
Iphonephan (190) McLean, Virginia | October 3, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
Fabulous outdoor seating area for those temperate and magical evenings in DC. Beer list is pretty extensive, featuring mostly Belgian beers, served in the correct branded glasses, and a few Belgian-style beers from US micro-breweries. The mussel dishes were extraordinary. Beer prices were high - to match the upscale atmosphere of the place. Draft beers ranged from $10-$12 per glass.
t0rin0 (1456) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 12, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited July 2011.
This was the second stop of the day, right after Capital City Brewing right up the street. I arrived here right around the start of dinner time and there were people waiting to get in the restaurant. It was easily an hour wait but there were seats open at the bar so the choice was obvious. The menu looked good but I had already decided at that point that Iíd eat somewhere else. The tap list was good and I got to try some DC Brau beers (they had just opened and only had two or three beers out) as well as a couple of Belgian beers that I had never tried (Hopus and Antigoon). I rather enjoyed the Hopus and the Antigoon had some creepy artwork. Service was very friendly and attentive since everyone wanted a table and no one wanted to sit at the bar. Maybe it was me, I donít know. Cool place, would return, even if it is pricey.
jde123 (81) Washington, Washington DC | July 6, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
I like this place when it isnít packed. Get a seat at the bar, order some amazing food, and some fantastic belgian ales, and if the place isnít too busy, the bartenders are usually pretty knowledgeable and more than happy to chat. Iíve also sat outside, where the staff isnít nearly as pleasant or knowledgeable. Definitely worth a visit as it is the best Belgian bar (for beer & belgian bar food) in the city. Though...there are others that are pretty good too.
JoeinDahlem (284) Berlin, Germany | August 31, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 12/20
For the serious belgophile, the food and atmosphere will be more impressive than the beer list, which is heavy with medium-sized breweries making sweeter stuff. Food and beer are pricey but not hugely out of step with other sit-down restaurants on K Street. Opted to go for a less expensive burger special; it was very good, as were the fri(t)es. Nice wide patio with a view of passers-by. Inside is tall ceiling, Art Deco brasserie with open kitchen... If you went to a place like this in Brussels, everyone would be drinking wine instead of beer. At those prices, wine might be the better value.
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