Belga Cafe

4.7
4225 reviews
$30 and under
Belgian
Belga cafe is a great place to eat typical Belgian cuisine.
Available for dine in, delivery and curbside pick up. Open daily for Lunch, Brunch, and Dinner.
Hours of operation: Monday from 5 pm, Tuesday - Friday from NOON, Saturday & Sunday from 10 am. Please call to book your table.
PRIVATE GREENHOUSES are available with food and beverage minimum spends. Call (202) 544-0100 to inquire about availability and pricing.

Support Belga Cafe during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 4225 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.7
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I hardly ever write negative reviews but this was a very bad experience. I had booked outdoor seating and they sat us inside. The restaurant was full, all tables 100% full, no respect to DC Covid regulations allowing only 25% indoor seating. The place was incredibly loud, very hard to hold a conversation. Food was ok but nothing special, super dissapointed.

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JeanineC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The restaurant offers outside seating in little chalets and patio with plenty of space. Indoors is at 1/2 capacity with a lovely cozy chic vibe. The food and the drinks are excellent and the value is there for the price. I loved my Sunday Brunch Day.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch spot and fun atmosphere. Would recommend the quiche and a mimosa!

MF
MeghanF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They keep to the time limits in the greenhouses but it was a great option to have a meal with family during covid. Great server, ambiance and food and drinks were all wonderful!

DC
vipDCFoodLoverCapitolHill
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Belga Cafe always delivers delicious and creative dishes while staying true to its Belgian roots. An amazing beer selection and knowledgeable, friendly staff make for great recommendations and dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great/friendly staff and the food and ambiance was great! They’ve done a lot to comply with COVID guidelines. I plan to return soon.

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Watergirl
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Belga never disappoints. They've strived to meet their patrons needs during the pandemic and we appreciate their service and support Bart and his marvelous staff.

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vipAviddiner
Philadelphia
104 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch with our friends in one of the greenhouses. The staff were extremely hospitable and gracious. Our food - the French onion soup, the mussels, the buns, Belgian fries and coffee were excellent as usual. Only reason for a 4 rating rather than a 5 is the absence of their celery soup that is highly recommended by the servers but they have been inexplicably out of it on our last 2 meals at this favorite Barracks Road restaurant l!

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vipMike
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience as usual. Food was excellent and wine superb.

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vipWambo
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menus are thoughtful and creative and packed with exciting food combinations. We love it and will be back this coming weekend.

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Dieter
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food and flavors were not well thought out. I did not finish most of the 6-course meal. I did not think the experience was worth the price. I spent close to 300 dollars on a dinner I did not enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! They gave us a greenhouse without the minimum charge. Well decorated, cozy, great service, and great food.

MD
MaxD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I attended the Valentine Day dinner. Every dish served in the 6 course feast was delicious and beautifully presented. The staff was welcoming, knowledgeable, and engaging without being intrusive. We will definitely be back.
PS: We actually dined in the “Betsy” the Gin Garden linked to the Belga. Same staff and kitchen.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and fabulous food. Thank you to Omar and everyone that helped him!

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viplaticiajoyceann
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was a busy Valentine's Day brunch and the service was slower than usual HOWEVER, the food was delish as usual and I am completely grateful to all the staff that worked outside in 35 degree weather to allow us a socially distanced celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We came here for a Valentine’s Day brunch - we rolled the dice and sat inside and felt very comfortable with the distancing. The restaurant was decorated very cute for V Day and the music playlist was perfect. The food was great, the service was excellent, I’m really happy with Belga Cafe!

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RyanS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Gratuity would have been adjusted if I had a choice. It was not completely worth the price. Our host was great, but he ended up taking our order since we were not helped in a decent about of time.

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vipPeter
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was a special occasion: a Valentine's Day dinner. The set menu included four appetizers, one main meat dish and one dessert. The appetizers were tasty and original.
The veal dish was also quite good, but a bit undercooked. The only drawback is that the price of the set menu (200$) did not include drinks, which were quite expensive (15 $ for a Belgian beer (Gouden Carolus)) on draft!). Overall, a pleasant evening but overpriced (350$ for 2 with taxes and tip).

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MyriahS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great, it was a set menu for Valentine's Day. It was six courses including dessert, definately coming back to try more dishes. The staff were friendly and attentive. Highly recommend!

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Kaitlin
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great variety of breakfast/brunch foods. Seating is open indoors (Feb 2021), and was closer together than expected.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Decent restaurant. Seemed overpriced for what we got. I’m not gunna complain since we’re in the middle of a pandemic and restaurants are just trying to survive.

Under normal circumstances I’d say my $21 burger was more of a $13 burger. But it should get a pass.

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HessC
Berlin
7 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Belga has been one of my favorite restaurants for ages. The attention given by the Manager and the team is great! The outdoor space is well heated and well lit, which is helpful during these times. Wines and meal options are always great. The team's attention to detail and comfort is incredible! Good job Belga team!

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natterz
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Incredibly mediocre. We ended up spending $200 for tiny portions, lukewarm food, and incredibly slow service. Would not recommend and will not return.

TD
vipTerraD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We frequently dine here for dinner, but this was our first trip during brunch. The Chicken and Waffles were terrific, and I can't recommend them highly enough. Additionally, the price is incredibly reasonable for DC.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Restaurant week. Food was cold. $55 price high for what we were served. So disappointed

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DianeD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Great service, would highly recommend. The outdoor patio dining with heaters was excellent. We enjoyed a long meal in January and were very comfortable.

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snowy
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always. Great atmosphere and very private/quite with all the covid measures.

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SDDC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Are inside a greenhouse. Just very lovely and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a date night, wonderful wine selection

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DB779
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a great group of people. Our hostess was super kind and very helpful in all things!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Belga was the best restaurant experience I have had possibly in my lifetime. The combination of good service and food is so hard to come by, but belga does both. Small examples: a busier greeted me good evening before a server even came by with my water. A server moved a cook out of my way to make room when I walked down the tight hallway to the bathroom. To top everything off, when I inquired about the ingredients on a dish (the celery root winter truffle pasta which was the most incredible pasta I’ve ever had), my server sent Bart (executive chef/owner) out, and he engaged in a very informative, exciting conversation about the food and chef life in general which made my experience invaluable. I will absolutely be back

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Eloysw22
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambiance were fantastic. I had wanted to visit this restaurant for a while and was not disappointed.