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Brx American Bistro
Brx American Bistro

Brx American Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.brxgf.com
  • Phone: (703) 433-9050
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Food was great, service good. Wine corkage fee of $30 was a bit outrageous. But, i would go back."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "a quiet well decorated restaurant with good food. great for dinner at the last minute. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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). "
    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."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I've been to Brx several times recently and it has become my favorite restaurant."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "thoroughly enjoyed everything we ordered - very good flavor, items cooked well and the wines were great!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We discovered the restaurant 2 years ago. We are always pleased with out dining experience."
    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."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite restaurants. Great food and atmosphere. Our door patio for the summer and cozy fireplace for the winter."
    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."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "There were 3 of us. All food was very well presented and service was great. My Grouper entre was very good. My mother had bruschetta that she thought would have been good except for too much grated cheese that overpowered it. It would probably be better to provide such strong cheese on the side. My wife had portabella mushroom sandwich that she thought had far too much oil. We had lunch here a few months ago and were more pleased with our food. Overall, I do like this restaurant and will probably return."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We are happy to find that the small changes and special items that are always added to the menu stretch the legs of this new local favorite. Their nightly specials are always fresh and inviting, always wanting to try it before its replaced, albiet by something just as good or better!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Brx offers a combination of tasty dishes and relaxed but welcome ambiance. Good for dates, gathering with good friends or just getting away."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Great fast service which is a blessing when you have hungry kids. Food is excellent for adults and a great wine list compliments this."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "This was an exceptional find. Get there before the holidays are over as it's beautifully decorated and the fireplace was on. Service was great, efficient and not intrusive. The steak was cooked to perfection and the garlic spinach is a garlic lovers dream. The brisket was tender and moist with a chef made bbq sauce, just delicious. Highly recommend taking friends."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "We have been to Brix many times. Whether it be for a special New Years Eve Dinner or casual lunch, breakfast or dinner, they have never disappointed!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "The combinations are always interesting. The portion sizes are generous. We had two interesting European white wines. The knock out dish was the dessert which was a pumpkin tart with pumpkin gelato. Every time we eat at Brix we are once again amazed at what a wonderful dining space it is."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "If you want great tasting food, great service, and a pleasant atmosphere, BRX is the place to go. I have been there for Mother's Day and Father's Day buffets, most recently for my wife's birthday and each and every time the food was excellent. For you single people who want to impress your date, BRX is the perfect restaurant."
    Dined on 11/2/2013