A little bit of a boring place with a few Belgian taps you won’t find elsewhere. Prices on those are very high though ($12-14 for a tulip). Atmosphere fits the part of town, meaning a little upscale and douchy. Service was ok. Wouldn’t recommend unless in the area.
I’d never made it here until just the other day, and I don’t know what I was thinking not coming here much earlier. As with everything, prices are relative, but for being deep downtown, they’re pretty comparable. Food was very good. Tap list was nice and bottle list was decent. If you like Belgian food and Belgian beer, it is certainly worth a look.
Upmarket restaurant and bar serving mostly Belgian style beers. Opted for a glass of Arabier with a serve of duck nuggets, which seemed fitting. Confident bartender who was friendly. Mains looked great coming out of the kitchen and well presented. Bottle menu available but pricey as expected. Toilet facilities were excellent.
cratez (256) Toronto, Ontario | January 4, 2015| Updated January 27, 2015
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 entrée special and a few glasses of sauvignon blanc for my fiancé.
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 didn’t 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
One of my favorite restaurants in DC. Food is outstanding. Bottle list is pretty large but doesn’t have much you can’t find elsewhere. Not cheap but not overwhelmingly expensive either. While the beer list is nice, I don’t think of beer first when it comes to this place, but I highly recommend it regardless.
Stopped by for lunch today. Food was great, best restaurant meal we’ve 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.