Belga Cafe

4.7
4385 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.

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Experiences

  • Dinner Party Out with Stella Artois & OpenTable

    $79.00 per person

    Jun 15 - Aug 31, 2021

    Get together with friends and host your first #DinnerPartyOut at this unique experience at Belga Cafe, complete with three course dinner and beer pairing.

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 4385 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.6
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LouF
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I'm sorry to say there was a general consensus of our large party that the food could have been more flavorful. I had the green eggs as did others. It had nothing to make the dish standout.

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vipcarolc
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just delicious… we had 3 appetizers each and a great Sauvignon Blanc

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jessica
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience1

We went on a Saturday night at prime time dinner and there was no one there! Pretty sad and painful atmosphere. Decent food bur nowhere worth the price. $18 for a single scallop? I’ve been to many fine dining establishments and this is ridiculous and overrated. Fine, but not worth the visit.

JM
vipJassettM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this neighborhood restaurant. The staff are warm & friendly. The food is always delicious.

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NGoodnow
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

$42 for a pasta dish the size of an appetizer. I had to ask the waiter if my serving was indeed the entree and not the appetizer, it was that small. Okay, then maybe the dish was out of this world and thus worth it? Not even close. A major ingredient was left out, and the only ingredient (crab) that might have justified the price was barely there. I would have complained, or had them try again, but it was a special occasion and I didn't want to add any unpleasantness.

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ShelleyM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in we felt a cozy, welcoming vibe. The cocktails are absolutely beautiful and well balanced. Dinning outside was an excellent choice as the weather permitted it and you could really take in the DC experience. Starting off with the Pork Buns was just mind blowing good then I had the Bronzini fish, it couldn't have been a better meal. The whole night was just prefect!

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Ab4225
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was delicious but lukewarm. Coffee was terrible. Service was great.

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NancyC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch. The food was absolutely amazing. PERFECT poached eggs, which to me is the mark of an excellent restaurant.

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WilliamR
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maybe my new favorite spot for brunch on Capitol Hill!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Our server was garbage. The hosts is curt as usual, but efficient. My food was pretty good. I'm having problems with the service for a second time... not sure about returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went during Belgium Food week and the food was amazing.

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FamilleColleye
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very warm and friendly with consistently great food.

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BenT
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food and Belgian beers. Sergei was helpful picking drinks and made our anniversary special.

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vipwkt1969
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I still love Belga after all these years. Chef Bart continues to find creative, delicious ways to present food. We went for brunch and shared the cinnamon roll waffle (which tastes almost sinful it’s so sweet and delicious) and the Falafel Waffle with red beet hummus. I was super impressed with the main course — hadn’t had it before. It was a perfectly acceptable portion (unlike most brunch places which serve massive amts of food) and the flavors were so delicious. Very impressed.

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vipSiopadeasun
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

One guest has the branzino which was average. Burger and mussels for other three were excellent.

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marysl88
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Once we got settled at a table outside, it was lovely. Great food and good service. With that said, they will work hard to steer you to Betsy’s “upstairs.” You walk all the way around the building and up the stairs into a kitschy, little space. It’s hot with a super annoying electronica soundtrack and sullen servers. We kept thinking we couldn’t wait for it to be over. So, we left immediately and went downstairs, got a table streetside and enjoyed our lunch. Don’t be fooled. Avoid Betsy’s.

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vipSusanN
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outstanding service from beginning to end. Wonderful meal

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RhondaM
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Over rated and stuck in a time warp. Nothing was awful, just meh. Not exciting at all…

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Filiep
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a Belgian, I can only confirm that the food was authentic and excellent. A big shout out to the staff who were all outstanding. They had all the orders spot and were very friendly. A must go to place

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely presentation. The pork belly appetizer was life changing!

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AgapeG
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the service! Definitely will be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the classic mussels and sat outside. Good was delicious and service was great!

GS
vipGeraldS
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Had to compete for service with a large party that arrived just after we did. Wine pours were on the stingy side.

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Tefman
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Ahh. Only one problem, Great meal ESP the smoked pork and steak and frites.

Don't call the creme plated dessert which was ok a creme brulee. It's not, And it's confusing as there is no brulee.

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clintb
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Belga hits all the right notes. We had a really nice dinner celebrating our anniversary. Outdoor dining seemed like we were in Europe or better still the central square in Brussels. The food was terrific and the staff was wonderful. Nice way to break our pandemic quarantine !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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Melliflora
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious, be it for drinks/beer and appetizers at the bar or brunch.

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Halle
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This food was amazing! The staff was very nice and friendly. Cute atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Father’s Day Brunch

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KPeaks
Washington DC
2 reviews