Brx American Bistro
Brx American Bistro

Brx American Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.brxgf.com/
  • Phone: 7034339050
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00 - 9:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Ashwani Ahluwalia
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: Visit http://www.brxgf.com/index.php/news/ to learn about our Specials & Events

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Georgetown Pike
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Brx American Bistro
Brx is a place where you can take your family or meet with your friends for some quality time and good food and drink. We wanted to create an atmosphere where people could gather casually in a sophisticated, yet down to earth locale. Brx's large dining room and outdoor patio offer a casual and comfortable ambiance to enjoy our American cuisine influenced by your favorite comfort foods. Our casual bar area is the perfect place for a glass of wine from our extensive wine list, or a round of beers with friends. Brx's large dining room and outdoor patio offer a casual and comfortable ambiance to enjoy our American cuisine influenced by your favorite comfort foods. Our casual bar area is the perfect place for a glass of wine from our extensive wine list, or a round of beers with friends.
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Brx American Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
41 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (29)great for outdoor dining (21)fit for foodies (19)special occasion (16)notable wine list (16)kid-friendly (12)great for brunch (12)good for groups (12)great for lunch (10)romantic (9)vibrant bar scene (7)hot spot (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Great As Always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Great restaurant for a relaxing meal. Good food, good service and always a fantastic selection of specials. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Surprise Find
    CKSCATESVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We chose this place based on reviews and the fact that we were going to be in the neighborhood. The photos of the decor on the inside were inviting, and the menu looked really good, with the prices pretty fair. When we pulled up, I felt a little ominous about the outside, as it was located next door to a pizza joint in a small strip center, but the inside was very nice. The food, the service, and the wine list were all excellent. The kids and my wife loved their steak, and I loved my lamb. I will definitely be going back despite it being pretty far from where I live.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Service Always Excellent!!
    cmlnj
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Brunch, Lunch or Dinner is never disappointing. Have been to this restaurant numerous times on an ordinary day and special occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brix delivers fine food and value
    Tparty
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Good for the whole family, Brix serves what we like. Whether you select an old favorite or try something new, Brix offers a variety of fun and delicious food and wine. One of our favorite date nights or family dining places
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely undiscovered gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Wonderful little bistro hidden in a strip mall. Worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful Evening Dinner
    partyallthetime
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    For my boyfriend's birthday, we decided on a "staycation" out in the Dulles area (we're city-dwellers). I found Brix on opentable and we google mapped our way there from the hotel. The restaurant is located in a small strip mall and is very unassuming. When we pulled up, we both thought it was going to be kind of a neighborhood sports bar. But once we got in (and back out)...ohhh! We sat in the back patio area, where the ambiance was great. We ordered an appetizer, two main dishes, and 2 desserts. Everything was excellent and better than either of us had expected! Honestly, I felt like I got more than what we paid for, and he is still raving about his birthday dinner here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not worth the money
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food was tasteless and way over priced for what it was.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner out
    Jfiller45VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    They did an outstanding job, once again. Everything was prepared nicely with balance in the flavors.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Somewhat hidden gem
    KADE
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    For a resto in a strip mall or shopping center, this is a pretty good spot. The decor is nice and the menu is expansive, the food is tasty. Definitely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    VAFamilyof5
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    5 of us went to dinner, all ordering some different type of seafood. Not one plate went back with anything on it! My daughter loves the scallop special and I had the crab cakes, with spinach on the side, which was outstanding(!). We went on a Sunday night and it wasn't too crowded. Service was reasonably good, although I could've had my water glass refilled a little more frequently.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place (in a strip mall!)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Brix is a nice place for dinner (why I went). Good wine list, all the way from decent wines to nice wines. ($38-$60 bottles mostly). The service was fantastic, and I felt compelled to go over my standard 20%. If you can stand a couple mosquito bites, sit outside. it's a little more secluded and the ambiance is great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food not the same.....
    PiperVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I usually love Brix as an alternative to Reston dining, but my meal this past weekend was blah....will probably not go back. Positive note, service was good despite my meal not being very good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Food was great, service good. Wine corkage fee of $30 was a bit outrageous. But, i would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go only for patio & wine
    xnyrVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Brx is always a mixed experience. The outdoor patio is comfortable, quiet, and protected from rain. The wine list is excellent, if somewhat pricey, and the wine is perfectly maintained. Service is pleasant and competent. But, I am sorry to say, the food is too inconsistent to justify the high price point. The flatbread was great. The burger was ok but not special. My salad with tuna was ok, but the tuna appeared to have been pre-cut and frozen and then thawed to be place on the salad. The least imaginative preparation I have had. Our check for two was $150, of which $100 was for the food. Way too much for these items and this ho-hum preparation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 365 reviews are from the Brx American Bistro reviews archive.
  • valuable neighborhood restaurant
    bear2c
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    a quiet well decorated restaurant with good food. great for dinner at the last minute.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We really enjoyed this restaurant
    Vinifera
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    This was our first time in this restaurant and we will definitely be back. The food was great, service great and it was just an enjoyable evenng.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brix is 3 for 3 with us
    Berty
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We just dined at Brix for the third time this year and the food was very good as always. The portions are properly sized, not too much, not too little. Prices are reasonable for such good quality food. The atmosphere is casual yet very nice at the same time. There is an outdoor patio; although we did not sit there, it appeared very comfortable. Service was good. Our server disappeared during our meal, but others stepped in on her behalf. There are generally a couple of nightly specials although the prices for specials are not noted so you have to ask (which I don't like to have to do).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good find near Sterling/Great Falls
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Don't let the strip mall location put you off: you will get a high-quality meal and good service. Outside dining available, under a canopy: I'm usually not an outside eater, but it was very pleasant. One small quibble: it appeared that the Key Lime pie dessert had been frozen. Regardless, we intend to come back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Once Again!
    Kenn
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I've been to Brx several times recently and it has become my favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brx Review
    Dipster
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Upscale suburban restaurant & bar, with delicious food, vibrant atmosphere, excellent service (our server provided a terrific wine choice to accompany our meal) and reasonable prices. The chef accommodated my slight change request with my dish & it was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic food!
    mlsprig
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    thoroughly enjoyed everything we ordered - very good flavor, items cooked well and the wines were great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We found Brx American Bristro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We found Brx American Bristro a be a great spot for a casual night with friends. Food was very good. We enjoyed everything we ordered and will definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great area restaurant
    beegee
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    This restaurant has been in our neighborhood for a few years and we just have never gotten the chance to go and eat there until this past weekend. We were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant is not too visible from the road, but once inside you find a nice atmosphere. The menu has lots of choices. Food was great and our waitress couldn't have been better. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Surprising Disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Server struggled to name the beers on tap and, as an after thought, asked if we had looked at the drink menu. We hadn't been given a drink menu so she went off to retrieve one for us, which took about 10 minutes. After the drinks came, we ordered appetizers and entrees. I ordered the grouper which was a special that night. 20 minutes later, when entrees should have been served, she appeared at our table to tell us they were out of grouper so I'd need to order something else. I can understand running out of the special but why did it take 20 minutes to let us know? I ordered the salmon instead which was good but no better than I can cook for myself.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great dining experience
    Mixed
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We discovered the restaurant 2 years ago. We are always pleased with out dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4 Satisfied Customers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    My husband and I went with another couple. We had eaten there once previously but the other couple had not. All 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. I started with the mussels appetizer, which was a good sized portion in a robust sauce. Our friend had a lamb sausage appetizer which he really enjoyed. The scallops were served in a sambuca sauce, unique and extremely tasty. My husband and I both had salads, mine with blackened salmon and his with chicken. The service was excellent, as we were busy chatting away and didn't want to order immediately, but the server made himself available whenever we needed him. Overall a very nice dining experience, at a reasonable price. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great brunch place
    aussieva
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    It has been a while since we've been at Brix, and we went for brunch with friends who introduced us to Brix. Service is always pleasant but not overbearing. I had the eggs benedict, which is pretty good, (I don't get them elsewhere). They were not hot hot but warm is my only complaint. The potatoes are tasty and serving is just right. Husband got hash and fried eggs, which he devoured. Hash was tasty but he's had better. Friend's omelet came to her with onions, which she informed the waiter she could not eat, so they had to send it back. It was not crowded so not sure how that mistake was made. Overall a good time and good food. Coffee was good and hot. I would go back and try dinner again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Relaxing and fulfilling
    Janthe
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Wonderful Pita and Gruyere dip with apples. Delicious oriental salad. We weren't rushed at lunch to leave and our waiter was there when we needed him and left us alone to enjoy one another's company.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    Berty
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    We have eaten at Brx twice in the last two months and had a great meal both times. The food is excellent and comes with a healthy portion of fresh vegetables. I noticed a low-calorie section of the menu that had some nice choices; I think I'll try one of those next time. We'll definitely be back soon. We were fortunate to meet Ash, the owner and very hospitable gentleman. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    NewlocalVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We found this restaurant using open table, and were nicely surprised. The location and name gave me a false expectation. I was half expecting to find a small Chili's type restaurant. However, we found something totally different. Very nice, reasonably portioned, meals were served. Even though it did not immediately appear to be kid friendly, they did have a kids menu and the server was very accomodating to our young daughter. Speaking of the server. She was VERY nice and attentive (but not too much). I would even specifically requesting her. Slodja (I think) was her name.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is one of my favorite
    Judy44
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurants. Great food and atmosphere. Our door patio for the summer and cozy fireplace for the winter.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Foods
    cburris29VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Have to get the ribs with truffle parm fries and fresh raw oysters. Some of the best I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wow
    nursejudy
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    2nd time dining here for special birthday, and it was wonderful. I can't speak to the outdoors dining, but indoors its always pleasant and private. You never feel crowded and the food is phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Improvement
    GreatFallsLocal
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    It had been quite some time since I had eaten at Brix. Our lunch as excellent. Both my colleague and I enjoyed excellent service and very tasty main courses. There are not too many choices for upper scale dinning in the Great Falls / Dranesville area, so it is very good to have top notch, reliable restaurant nearby. There will not be so much time between visits in the future.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Becoming a Favorite in the area...
    netwrkr95
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    I have seen this place change management over several years now. Since it has been Brix, it continues to get better and is now one of my favorites and is as good as it has been. Service, food, ambiance... fantastic place. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, wine overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    The food was outstanding. But the liquor and wine prices were exorbitant. We're looking for good found with reasonable prices for wine and liquor. This was not it. Too noisy as well.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Surprising Find
    Robert
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    This is a local find that proved surprisingly good. I took my family last week for dinner. Inside BRX it is nicely decorated with fully stocked bar, fireplace and dining tables arranged in a flowing manner. With their ability to cover the outside and keep it warm, BRX is also useful for larger events. Our meals were delicious (good wine, too) with my wife enjoying a wonderful bouillabaisse loaded with fresh seafood in a savory broth. We also experienced their salmon and filet mignon, both of which were equally impressive. Food presentation is well done. Not to be missed is the dessert listed as “mini Indulgences” which arrives in small glasses that can be shared. Service was excellent with an attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Used to be my favorite restaurant
    juliette
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Brx is still a good restaurant but there have been changes to staff and the service isn't what it used to be. I think the food is also not what it used to be but I still enjoyed myself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent place for dinner
    John42
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Went there for dinner to celebrate my wife's birthday it was a great evening. Awesome food, great service - this place is a hidden gem
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this restaurant
    specialevening
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    My husband and I have been here for dinner several times and have never been disappointed. The food is excellent with very appealing presentation. It is a nice special night out for a meal. I also have lunch there often with a friend and we always enjoy the quiet atmosphere and delicious offerings at lunch. It is becoming one of my favorite restaurants!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.