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The farm cornbread waffle is AMAZING! Kind of pricey but otherwise awesome experience.
The hostess was lacking in demeanor *( this past Sunday morning) . Slow down when you ask customers a question... do not hover over the guests, body language should be straight up and back at least two feet.
Top notch! Belga never disappoints! The mussels are cooked to perfection! The beer list is extensive and exquisite! Get there early when brunching as they do tend to run out of favorites, service is excellent!
Great place to eat Belgian food and drink Belgian beer!
The size of their beer selection has gone down though compared to 1-2 years ago, however, they still carry excellent Belgian beers. Very nice, though quite pricey.
Food was delicious.
The food was delicious, but you do not get much for the price. My husband and I both ordered waffles and shared some bacon, but we both left hungry after spending $70. That was disappointing.
Disclaimer: I know it was Mother's Day & I know restaurants are busy...but.
First of all: I love Belga Cafe--it can be an amazing place w/great wines the noise was off the chain, they rushed us to our table and cleared in mid bite--I get turnover, but DANG. The list: 1) our orders were not correct; 2) when I ordered extra fries for the table the waiter said that fries came w/the meals--I know, I would like extra for my ginormous teenage boys! 3) We didn't get the little waffle we ordered; 4) the burgers didn't have what the boys asked for on them; 5) there was no coffee (or so I was told) and then a cup magically showed up, but it was filthy--the cup/not the coffee and 6) my prosecco was flat--I couldn't even find a waiter to tell--and the bus people said they would send the waiter over...I gave up. Overall, I couldn't get out of there fast enough. Luckily, they were also rushing us out, taking plates before people were finished. Its such a shame b/c I really loved that place. Maybe I'll try again during less busy times.
Worst experience I could have envisioned, particularly when celebrating a special occasion (Mother's Day). We were forced to sit in the upstairs, outside area, which was covered by a makeshift tent. It was cold, windy, and we made our way through two dishwashing areas in order to get there. When we talked to the Executive Chef, his excuse was that, "he couldn't control the weather." I understand that, but even if it was a sunny, warm day, the area we sat in would still be sub-par. Here's an idea, preserve your restaurant's reputation and simply don't have guests sit in the upstairs bar area, unless they request to. The ultimate slap in the face was that we had our infant child with us, and they said we must sit in the upstairs area because we had a child with us. So, my wife was discriminated against on Mother's Day for being a mother. It's unfortunate because Belga Cafe was one of favorite spots for brunch. We won't be returning.
Love this place! Has great options for savory and sweet dishes for brunch.
Ate wonderful mussels outside on a beautiful evening. Doesn’t get any better than that!
We had a wonderful evening at Belga. We sat outside and enjoyed the spring weather. The only downside was that our top choice of Belgian beer and appetizer were completely sold out, due to a large party earlier that night. Everything we did have was delicious, and we’ll just have to come back to try our original choices!
Good. But would’ve been spectacular had the chorizo skillet still been on the menu!!!
Delicious! And the service was very helpful. Had great recommendations for gin, beer, and wine options for pairing with our meals. He even offered to take one drink back (which was a bottle of very nice beer) if we decided we did not like it. Will definitely be back!
Easter. Great food.
Food is great. Priced reasonably but the restaurant is just a little small .
Belfast Cafe has declined since the last time I was there. I’m not sure I would return.
Nice place to enjoy a good steak frites in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. The trout was also very nice. A bit disappointing the Vanilla Crème Brulée (not burned to perfection), unfortunately. Next time we'll have to try another dessert.
Very delicious food and a comfy atmosphere. Nice to have a good Belgian meal!
I spent my birthday there. Lovely atmosphere and wonderful staff. The food was amazing and the drinks were so well done. This is going to be a place I frequent for all occasions.
I had the mussels mariniere, and they were just OK. The other diners I was with felt the food was just fair. The restaurant had the doors open (probably because it was Spring), but it was quite humid in the restaurant. Air conditioning would have helped. The atmosphere in the restaurant is quite lively, and we had to talk in a loud voice to hear each other. Overall, I would try this place again- but just know what you are in for in terms of ambience, and food quality.
Inventive menu. The crab stuffed waffle and goat cheese flan appetizers were fantastic, and the mussels marinieres were as good as if sitting in a Belgian brasserie. Superb, well curated beer menu. All in all, a great dining experience.
Waiter had bad attitude and was slow
Everything we ate was deeelicious! The bread was great. My favorite was the Truffle oysters! Outstanding. Can’t wait to go back.
Duck a la Orange was really good off the cherry blossom menu. Service wasnt great but we were a party of 6.
great brunch with family
We were seated promptly, but then asked to move due to a scheduling conflict with a large party. Service was subpar, as coffee was hard to come by, and food delivery was painfully slow.
This was a popular (and therefore busy) place for a weekend brunch, but our waitor was attentive and helpful. We wanted a savory, protein-rich breakfast, so we got the green eggs. The servings were delicious and generous. As an appetizer, we chose the mini liege waffles and we were not disappointed! They were amazing little crispy treats with a sweet and chewy center. Again, the serving was a generous portion, so that made these perfect to share. Our breakfast cocktails were a delight and the perfect choice for a festive meal. We sat indoors, but we noticed that that at their outdoor seating the customers were provided blankets for chilly weather (just like we've seen at European cafes!) It was not inexpensive, but was well worth the cost for a special meal.
I’ve been going to Belga Cafe for Sunday brunch for years, but was so disappointed with service and food during my last visit. Not even close to being worth the high price. Lots of places to have brunch on Capitol Hill, skip this place.
We ordered a bottle of wine. They’ve told us they didn’t have it but had another wine instead, showing us that bottle. They poured our glasses. When coming back to pour what we thought would be the rest of the bottle, they had a different bottle of wine and basically, when pouring, estimated what was left in our bottle. This isn’t how to do business, particularly when it comes to selling bottles of wine.
Also, our bread was not fresh.
Even thought the restaurant was NOT packed, the service was poor and we barely saw our server. When we asked for recommendations from our waiter, he said not to try some of the dishes on the menu. The restaurant is over-priced and I wouldn't go back.
Food quality seems to have gone down for dinner. Might still go for brunch. Frites were cold and tasteless. Nothing really tasted amazing or even great, just average.
Poor server marred our overall good experience
Love the Belga, the food is always delicious, the service is always superior, I don’t live in the area but every time we are in DC we have at least one meal there. We have been enjoying the Belga Cafe since 2007.
Have been enjoying Belga for a few years. Tonight the steak frites were not up to their usual quality. The steak was not good. Inferior flavour and not a good cut.
The service was sub par. No check in after food was served. Slow.
Great food. I had the green eggs and found them bland but the cornmeal waffle was divine! Took about 45 minutes to get our food so that wasn’t good. I would come back and try something different on the menu. Definitely make a reservation as this is a popular spot.
Food was very good. Everyone happy with starters and mains. Great Belgian food. However, service was abysmal. He took 35 minutes to say hello. Wine bottle ordered before food, was presented after appetizers had been on the table for 10 minutes. The server shamed one of my guests (who is being treated for an eating disorder) for only ordering a starter as a main. Shamed her! He was curt, rude, and was clearly disinterested in us because we weren’t spending $1,000. Go here for great food but beware of service
I love the location and the fact that there was an outside dining experience option.
Service was very good, mussels and fries were great, the only not great thing was the veggie burger. It was not very tasty.
Nate’s service was definitely over 5 stars. He help guided me and my guest to an amazing experience. He has a wealth of knowledge which comes out in his great service