Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar
Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar

Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.brixvancouver.com/
  • Phone: 6049159463
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:30am
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Chris Bisaro
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Brix offers buyouts with the following minimum spends: Sunday - Tuesday - $8,000 Wed - Thursday - $10,000 Friday / Saturday - $15,000 All prices are exclusive of tax and 17% gratuity.
  • Private Party Contact: David Hannay 6049159463
  • Entertainment: Live music Mondays. Guitarist and vocals from 9pm - 1am. All bottles of wine under $100 are 30% off!!!
  • Special Events: Brix hosts 50+ weddings each year. Please email Jennifer at events@brixvancouver.com for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Davie Street
  • Public Transit: Skytrain - Canada Line Yaletown stop is 1/2 block from Brix
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street parking on Homer. Valet on Homer Street Friday & Saturday only. Valet parking on Hamilton Street at George Lounge Monday - Saturday.
A word from Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar
Brix Restaurant and Wine Bar was one of the first restaurants in the development of Vancouver’s historic Yaletown quarter as a destination for casual fine dining.

Opening in April 1999 in a turn-of-the-century heritage building on Homer Street it quickly became known for its innovative food, an extensive, well priced wine list, and its warm and inviting atmosphere amid the high-beamed ceilings and original exposed-brick walls.

A unique glass covered key hole courtyard is one of the city's top restaurant patios and is the only Yaletown outdoor dining space opened past 11pm.

An elegant dinner features a wide range of seafood, game, meat and poultry dishes and close proximity to the theatre district makes the light early dining menu a perfect pairing. Brix is also a favourite for the late-night crowd, too, offering great late-night dining into the wee hours.

Vancouver's top cocktail lounge, George, is only a flight of stairs away down on Hamilton Street.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNorthwest
Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
71 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (43)fit for foodies (42)special occasion (36)neighborhood gem (34)great for outdoor dining (30)notable wine list (28)good for groups (18)late-night find (11)hot spot (7)great for lunch (4)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • exceeds expectations
    rdl1984
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My fiancé and I recently had dinner at Brix before a show. The service was great and they made sure we were out in time to catch our show. The food was all that I had hoped it would be. We had the duck and the salmon both were notably fresh and flavourful. I rarely write reviews but feel obligated as the experience was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely romantic spot
    dixiedine
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We enjoyed the prix fixe dinner- a wonderful value at $29 with 3 courses up until 6:30--my salmon was especially good as was the kale salad. Our service was good but we were distracted by a number of wait staff who hurried back and forth repeatedly. Yes, they were busy but a restaurant that has created a lovely ambience with fine wines,candles and good food should be aware that a rushing staff around you takes away from the experience of fine dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    FoodieBrit
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I have no hesitation in recommending Brix as a great place for a special meal.The Food is prepared with passion and skill and the wine list is a cornucopia of wines both Canada and from Old and New Worlds. The service is attentive and personal but still subtle, and the overall experience was great. The courtyard is good if you want to feel like outdoor dining and the main room is also good for a more romantic vibe. If we lived in Vancouver we would be regular diners at Brix.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rare find
    YaletownFoodie
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Great Yaletown restaurant. Maybe we just caught them on a great night but everything from service to food to ambience was 5 stars. No corporate feel, no pretenscious snobbery, just great food and atmosphere at a surprising price. The owners personally came by to check on us and made us feel like family. Thanks again for the live music, exceptional wine list and cool atrium experience. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Vancouver Gem!
    Gotz2dineatBrix
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    We had a great dinner at Brix from start to finish! The service, food & atmosphere are top notch! I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but noisy
    SamyVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    A restaurant of this caliber should not accept large groups(12-14 people) since they are often loud and break up the ambiance of this wonderful restaurant. Check before you go to see if they have accepted large groups for dinner that night
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Atrium delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We went for dinner before a concert. We were seated in the atrium which made us feel like we were dining somewhere in Europe. Very cool! Food was excellent as was the service. Would highly recommend...
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and great for GF
    Luckyfind
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Delicious food and well recommended wine. We were seated at a quiet table. The service was slow but we were not in a hurry so it was to a problem. There were plenty of GF selections which was a bonus as my companion was celiac. Great neighbourhood too!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • enjoyable evening
    betty
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    great food and great service to start and then the service fell away. It took a long time to get the bill and and even longer time to pay it. otherwise our waiter was great - friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great dining experience!
    GinnyK
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    I love the covered courtyard! Food presentation and taste was great. It's definitely a restaurant that I will re-visit!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Never disappointing . Service was excellent as always .waiter was very attentive and charming .
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    JohnH
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Our party of 7 had a great evening. Superb food, lovely ambiance in the courtyard and great service. Our selections covered most of the menu (which is not large) and each was a winner. We would all highly recommend and are looking forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We weren't dissapointed
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We really enjoyed our special occasion with friends at Brix and plan to go again very soon!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Real Treat
    pajust
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    My wife and I had supper at Brix for the first time last Saturday and it was a delight. The food was beyond delicious. I had the Cornish Game Hen and I relished every bite. It was a very generously-sized bird and cooked to perfection with lima beans, kale, and potatoes as a truly unique base and the sauce was neither overpowering nor overwhelming. My wife had the sablefish gnocchi. Separately they would have been spectacular, but together they made for a dish that was soft, warm, and velvety. She loved every bite. And I loved every bite she shared. We had decided against dessert because the food was so incredible, but our most excellent server furnished us with panna cotta on the house. It was so warmly appreciated and completely kind.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, Small Portions
    VonWoogle
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    This restaurant looks inviting. The room and the covered courtyard have a warm, welcoming feel to them. Definitely comfortable. The service was professional: knowledgeable, never overbearing but there when you needed it. The food looked and tasted excellent. BUT portions were too small to satisfy even smaller diners with smaller appetites, particularly when you factor in the prices charged for those portions. You must order an appetizer and dessert and eat a lot of bread (all of which were very good) in order to walk away full. It makes for an expensive evening, but one with good food in pleasant surroundings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm and romantic
    Vancouverite
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I always forget how romantic this space is and the ambiance did not disappoint. Our friends who were new to the place were pleasantly surprised. The service was warm, attentive and professional. Drawbacks were that the flavours were not necessarily up to the rest of the restaurant quality. My smoked cod gnocchi was delicious but my husband was disappointed in his risotto. Although rice was perfectly cooked, he found the squash risotto cloyingly sweet. The desserts were also bit underwhelming. We have not yet given up on this Vancouver classic and will return with perhaps some different choices from the menu.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love the atmosphere - the
    deno
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I love the atmosphere - the feeling of being outdoors. The service was well timed. I had the halibut and it was done perfectly. My husband very much enjoyed his Cornish game hen. The bread was scrumptious and I could easily have filled on that alone. We shared the beet salad, as we usually do, and it was no problem for them to put it on 2 separate plates. The salad was not exactly what we expected, but it was a very pleasant surprise and it showed that thought and effort went into making it a unique dish to Brix. We had the peanut butter cheesecake, which tasted too salty and we debated whether it was supposed to taste like this or whether somebody had accidentally substituted salt for sugar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I have been wanting to come
    Risto
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I have been wanting to come to this restaurant for ages; was not disappointed and it was a nice as I had anticipated. We went to celebrate our 5th wed anniversary and the staff couldn't have been nicer. The food was outstanding! We will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent dining
    vsbyVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We took an oversea guest to this restaurant for westcoast food. We were bit unsure since neither of us had been there before. / Well, the place lived up to its reputation - great food, beautiful restaurant, good service. This may be one of the best places in town for true northwest cuisine. Definitely will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you Brix!
    feedme
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    This beautiful restaurant is truly unique and an absolute find. The glass-covered courtyard, for starters, creates an ambience unlike any restaurant in town. Think Mediterranean chic, magical! We started with signature cocktails, the Blood Orange Margarita and the New Fashioned were delicious! The wine list is extensive with great value. The menu is extremely creative and a hit with the foodies. Every dish is like art on a plate and you can really taste the love. The Seared Scallops and Duck pate were amazing, as was the Game Hen and the Sablefish Gnocchi (hand-made). Yum! Friendly knowledgeable staff made our night spectacular. If you've never been to Brix, what are you waiting for? Fine dining without being stuffy or breaking the bank!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome experience
    NiMoVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    I brought a visitor from out if town. We both agreed that the service was par none.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Brix was Excellent
    MacD
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    My wife and I really enjoyed our evening at the Brix! Made are reservations thru Open Table and got a great table in the courtyard. Service was top notch, food was awesome, and the ambience was perfect for a nice romantic evening!! Great experience!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early Sitting: Excellent Set Menu
    HauteMoose
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    My wife and I took an out of town guest to Brix. As we had an early reservation, we decided to avail of the early sitting Set Menu. Each course offered a choice of two items. We all agreed the offerings were excellent in quality, flavour and beautifully presented. The ambience in the atrium area was deIightfully elegant with a moderate noise level which allowed casual conversation. We would highly recommend the Brix restaurant and intend to return ourselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • European feel
    Wally
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    This place is a must see and you must sit in the courtyard area. It's covered but not completely, there are side vents that are open and it really feels nice and like you're outside. There are heaters so you won't get cold. Wine selection is outstanding! I ordered pickled beet salad and the goat cheese creme brulee was amazing. I ordered Beef Tenderloin and it was soooo flavorable. Server and owner were friendly and hospitable. I would definitely come back to try to the game hem and others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'm smiling inside!
    MaggieJaneVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    I am a repeat patron of this restaurant. It is without a doubt my favorite downtown place to dine. The food is always spectacular, the service is unobtrusive yet extremely efficient. I prefer to eat out in the atrium because it makes me feel as though I'm dining in Europe. From start to finish the whole evening was a delicious dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local food!
    TreevillageVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner at Brix. Our table of four shared 6 small plates and a bottle of wine. Fun way to taste many things offered on the menu. The service was great. The server was very helpful. A bit crowed in terms of seating…. wish they could spread out the tables a bit since the restaurant was not full. Overall a very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we enjoyed a meal at Brix
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    we enjoyed a meal at Brix very much about three weeks ago and, on the basis of that, decided to take two friends for a meal. Although we enjoyed sitting in the courtyard three weeks ago, the heat and cold blasts this time out us off. As well, my partner's striploin was overcooked, not medium- rare as he requested, and uninteresting as a result. I did like my striploin and the spaetzle that came with it.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely Evening
    dj6250
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Had not been to Brix for a few years and can't imagine why not. Enjoyed a lovely mid week meal in the courtyard. Knowledgeable, attentive service paired with delicious food made for an excellent dining experience. Will not wait as long before making our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and atmosphere, romantic
    Danz
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Great place to eat, menu a little short. Great service. Red wine a little cold.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Myself and my girlfriend go
    Twofriends
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Myself and my girlfriend go to a lot of nice restaurants in the greater Vancouver area and this by far is one of the best !!, Excellent food and service, great atmosphere and very good for a romantic evening. Will Definitely go back and make sure you make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our foursome had an exquisite
    Bree
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Our foursome had an exquisite dinner in the outside courtyard, warm even though it was a wet and chilly night beyond the curtains. The food and wine were excellent - each one of us raved! I was also impressed as we could have a lively conversation and hear each other despite a fairly crowded evening - this was especially precious for one of our party who usually has trouble hearing and had none that night. Just absolutely charming and extremely delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great wine list, yummy appies...
    Jlo2377
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Great wine list, yummy appies... Can't remember what we had lol. Gnocchi was not as good as I had hoped. Great atmosphere! Service was a little slower than previous visits
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mostly good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I was here on Saturday night with family. The atmosphere is definitely a perfect setting for a night out in Vancouver. I was impressed with the by-the-glass wine list, which tends to be lacklustre at most places. The mussels for an appetizer were outstanding, the miso-glazed pork chops were delicious albeit a tad salty, and the beef tenderloin was a tasty piece of beef but the steak lacked a bit of seasoning. Overall, the eating experience was quite good. However, I found the service at our table to be very poor. 4 or the 6 diners were there 15 minutes before the last 2, and we did not get a drink order during those 15 minutes. I had a question about possible sediment in my wine and was quite rudely told it was nothing to worry about.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service poor this time
    3Horses
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Brix is a lovely restaurant and on my first visit every dish was tasty with lots of background flavour -- obviously made with care and imagination. But when I returned with friends on another night, our waiter ignored us and two out of four of us found our food underwhelming. Disappointing, but wouldn't give up entirely on Brix as our first time was a very positive experience and even on this off-night the hosts and ambience were superb.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, service and company
    Bookcrazee
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Next time we'll book a courtyard table for the ambience. The food was excellent, the choices sufficient and the service was just right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 'First Seating' - WOW Value!
    ShaneB
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Decided to choose Brix for a romantic dinner because of how interesting, and nice it looked from the street. Discovered there was a First Seating menu, which is amazing value. The food was absolutely delicious, though our server lost interest in us once we asked for and ordered from that menu, which is slightly disappointing. But the ambience, food, and value for money completely overshadowed the mediocre service. The courtyard (enclosed) is amazing, doesn't feel like you're in a Vancouver restaurant.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely ambiance
    andi
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    My partner and I hadn't been to Brix in quite some time and decided to bring along some friends. I had forgotten how just how lovely the ambiance is from the dramatic, romantic entrance to the exposed brick to the lovely lighting details. Many of Vancouver's restaurants are VERY crowded with tables only 6 inches from one another. Brix is lovely and spacious. Brix has an inventive and delicious cocktail list. The buffalo mozzarella salad was of generous portions and yummy. I had a mushroom pasta that was on the feature sheet. It exceeded expectations. We had a lingering dinner and never felt like we were being rushed out the door. We won't let so much time lapse in between visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, reliable food
    Omeed
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    This is our third or fourth time at Brix. On every occasion, we have felt spoiled by the excellent service. This time, it took quite a while for our entrees to arrive (1 hour since order), but our server and the manager were apologetic and attentive. The food was delicious. The mussels are good to order if only for the bites of homemade bacon and the deliciously crispy and spicy bread on top. I had the pork chop on cauliflower risotto and my girlfriend had the baked salmon. Both good, but the pork chop was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing memorable
    Lisa
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Ok food, good portion, below-average service. Not complaining but not returning anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brix was an excellent restaurant.
    jkjk
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Brix was an excellent restaurant. The only negative was the hostess at George. We unknowingly walked into George, although our reservation was for Brix. The hostess didn't handle the situation very well at all and was quite rude.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.