The best and truest Belgium food in the area!
Best beer pairing dinner ever!!!
I stand by this res
Overall, we had a great time...we had a reservation but we had to wait about 20 mins for them to accommodate our group of 8. They got big kudos because they provided us a free drink, while we waited, due the inconvenience. Our waiter’s customer service was great as well.
We've enjoyed our brunch at Belga Cafe! it was fantastic, food was great and everything was just amazing! highly recommend
The food and service were outstanding! I had the simple and fresh Belgian waffle and my hunny had the strawberry fields. Both were amazing! When we visit again we will be back.
Baked Mussels served with crusty bread to mop all the delicious bits
Bloody Mary with Celery Foam with just the right amount of spicy kick
Hash Brown waffle with poached eggs and turkey jerk bacon
A perfect cup of coffee with a individual cinnamon roll waffle
Now that's a 5 star brunch!!!!
Service was great. All of us had and enjoyed classic mussels and fries. They were as good as we found in Belgium.
As usual, our meal was superb, and the service was impeccable but friendly and unassuming.
Always dependable for an excellent experience. One of those places I take visiting family and friends to for a great experience. The brunch is legendary
The food was great. They were willing to accommodate some food allergies. Only complaint was the music was too loud to have a conversation. They did turn it down for us for a while, but after 20 minutes the volume crept back up again.
We had dinner to celebrate our son’s 31st birthday we are regular patrons of the restaurant and and are always pleased! The food is excellent service is excellent we spend many nights celebrating at Belga and we’re very pleased!
After waiting for 50 minutes for our food at lunch with no explanation for the delay from a waiter or host, we had to leave without eating.
Belga is still one of my favs as the 8th corridor continues to be gentrified. I will definitely come back again!
We typically are big fans of Belga but this time was horrible. The waiter was slow and unknowable of the food and beverages, which is a problem with a largish menu and an excellent beer selection. We were there for almost 3 hours and didn’t order apps. Additionally, the food is normally wonderful but this time was less than par. Both the beef stew and short ribs were under cooked and tough, and the fries were cold. It was a disappointing dinner with our family in town.
Amazing as always
My husband and I brought our mothers to brunch. We both love Belga's brunch and were excited to take them there. We requested patio seating which worked out well as the weather was fantastic. I was surprised, however, that they crammed all four of us into a small table. I have eaten at Belga with a party of four several times and, every other time, have been seated at a larger table (two small tables pushed together, for example). But despite the fact that the patio never filled up during our brunch (there was always at least one empty table), they chose to cram us in, even commenting once or twice about how tight it was. Because we love their brunch, we ordered entrees, sides, drinks, etc. It would not fit. We literally had to use the little seat on my mother's walker to hold coffee, tea, and plates of food. The servers just laughed. Ridiculous.
Great time celebrating Belga Cafe reopening!
It seems like they are cutting back on the size of portions so the value is decreasing. That’s unfortunate.
Great menus, both for beer and food. Unique items not available at other restaurants. Mussels are a specialty, so try them if you can. Service was super, waiter was very helpful and professional. One of my favorite restaurants in DC... and still is. Only thing... gotta count on hunting for a parking spot, as it's a very busy area, so allow enough time or take mass transportation.
Overall, food was fine but the hostess and bar staff were horrible. Arrived early (12pm for a 12:15 reservation) to confirm our request to be seated outside, hostess deliberately then sat another couple at the only available outside table. Had to wait at the bar until 12:45 (again, reservation was for 12:15) for an outdoor table to become available. Bar was not busy at all but bartender was inattentive and it took the full 30mins we waited for him to serve us our cocktails. There are too many equally good food places in the area to have to come back here to deal with poor service.
Luis our bartender was amazing !!!!! Great customer service, it was our first time checking this place out and we will definitely go back and visit Luis again!!!!
Lovely ambience and pleasant, relaxed staff. Food was delicious. My family enjoyed the three course special. Although I did see one small child at dinner, the menu didn't have any offering for children.
Went to dinner with my girlfriends for restaurant week and we had a wonderful experience. Excellent customer service from start to finish. Servers were quick and very personable.
waiters not very friendly nor kind and rather slow. No air conditioning and Saturday was really hot. The noise level is unbearable. We could not have a conversation.
Great place for brunch. A bit noisy, but the waffles are worth it.
Food was good, except for the fries. I’ve had better Belgian fries. Service was a little spotty. Took us awhile to get our dinner.
Definitely Recommend visiting Belga. Great food & service, definitely going back when restaurant week madness is over, I'm sure it will be even better experience than this one! !
We live about 3 hours from the District and it's been a couple of years since we last visited Belga Cafe. Staying nearby for some medical visits, we decided to walk to dinner there. Unknown to us it happened to be Restaurant Week, so we took advantage of that great offer. Our dinners were both superb (living up to our memory of our last visit) and the service was excellent. We added a bottle of wine from their list and, again, it was excellent and a good value. Even without the Restaurant Week offer, Belga is a great choice!
Outstanding, very good restaurant with great food. The best is Washington.
Went as part of a group of seven a little late on a Sunday night. The food and service was great. Everyone enjoyed their meals (salmon, mussels, steak, stew, etc) and we had both some of the interesting beers and some beautifully prepared cocktails. They were very patient with the kids we had in tow (and discovered some new favorites in the process). As good as one could hope for from a top-tier restaurant.
The food is delicious. We heard that the restaurant is really good. As we are Belgians, we could not resist trying the cuisine in Belga café during our stay in Washington this August. The main course was delicious and then we do not even speak about the waffles we tasted afterwards. Certainly recommended!
The green eggs and the Jamaican Jerk turkey bacon were excellent, as was the cinnamon waffle and Cheese & BBQ ribs waffle dish. Among my group, there were a couple other dishes that weren’t quite as great, and there were a few initial hiccups with people being brought the wrong meals, but our server was very friendly and quickly sought to resolve everything. It was a very popular place for brunch and the drinks were delicious. Would overall recommend.
Service was very good. Ambience was nice. Food was terrible. Hanger Steak was fatty and made me ill. Mussels were dried out and over cooked. Salads were meh. Really, really disappointing meal.
It was my wife's birthday and the staff did a wonderful job making the dinner special for her.
Fantastic meal in a relaxed and charming space.
The food was good. I had mussels they were tasty but I have had similar very good mussels at a much lower price. Trout was excellent. Dessert Belgium sundae outstanding. I would return for the dessert. I’m wondering if they changed the chef as I have eaten here before and thought the food was better.
I gave them a second chance and they blew it. It is still an awful restaurant. Food was so so. The seafood omelette smelled fishy and tasted like old fish. My meal was brought to me first and we had to wait five minutes until they brought my partners meal. Very disappointing to have a awful meal and cost us $60.
We will not return ever ever again.
Great variety of choices on a very busy Brunch Saturday. Would return.
We had a lovely meal, the food was delicious and our Server Omar was attentive, informative and a great guide for the menu. The restaurant has a lovely intimate vibe and was quiet allowing for conversation. Outstanding!