Belga Cafe

4.7
4257 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.

Support Belga Cafe during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff 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

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

If you would like to reserve a PRIVATE GREENHOUSE please call to the restaurant to speak with the us. Due to limited seating we will hold reservation for maximum of 15 minutes.

What 4257 people are saying
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vipAndrew
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Belga is one of the best brunch spots in DC. Their food is always top-notch.

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vipAmber
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great ambiance, service is on point and again Chef Bart delivers mouth watering mussels, oven roasted branzino and the Dover Sole meunière have to be the best in the city!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My second time to Belga for brunch. Ended up going to their alley bar Betsy both visits. A great gem! Service and food fantastic. Very great standards during the pandemic. Might be my regular post church spot forever!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

On a first date and the waiter was rude and off putting. I spoke to management and he said that a month or so ago another person complained about the same waiter.

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BKP1
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food! The special menu for spring looks great. Always a solid meal.

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MirandaT
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Cherry Blossom Special 4 course meal was fantastic! The first course was a little odd but all the other courses were crazy good and plated beautifully. I love this place and would definitely go again! Service was amazing.

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KevinT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food tasted good and the service is good too, but the amount of food is not enough for me.

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JOSEM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot for Brunch. Bloody Mary with celery foam and bacon - a must!

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KathleenR
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful find!!! Would definitely be recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch!

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Chris
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Waffles were delicious! Husband didn't enjoy the green eggs, so recommend the waffles!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was delightful but the service was a mess. Once we were finally seated at our table we were practically ignored which made it difficult to order another drink or get water. My friend who was with us also asked for condition and never received them and the original host was pretty gruff when we arrived. I’ve been to belga many times and will be back but I’m glad this wasn’t my first impression of them

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Marlee
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We visited for brunch and the waffles were worth every bit of the hype! Belga Cafe also has an impressive selection of brunch cocktail offerings and the ones we picked perfectly complemented our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance are fantastic at Belga, but the people who work there are even better in my opinion. Everyone was very helpful and kind. Would definitely go back

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HallieW
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch and it was so delicious. I would say the best brunch place we went during our trip! I got the Fresh & Simple Belgian Waffle with a side of hash browns. My boyfriend got La Quiche and the Cinnamon Roll Waffle. Everything was beautifully prepared and so good to eat. We were done eating and I didn’t want to leave so I ordered more coffee! The service there was also wonderful. Everyone who worked there made sure that our food was good and we had everything we needed. The staff really cared and took the time and effort to make sure we had an enjoyable meal. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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vipDiningInDC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A combination of traditional and creative dishes and amazing service. They really go above and beyond to make guests feel welcome. I will definitely be returning.

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Cav1
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wanted a Liege waffle with fruit and/or bananas but the server said the kitchen wouldn't allow it. The only way to get a Liege waffle is with wine pears?! That was extremely disappointing.

The food was delicious!

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JaxFoodie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I really liked this place and plan on heading back in the future. My friend and I met up for brunch, they had well spaced tables inside and equally as much outdoor seating (maybe when it's warmer?) with our silverware wrapped in plastic bags on the tables. I had the Belgian coffee and the EITJES & GEROOKTE ZALM. The food was a good portion size, my eggs were perfectly poached and I liked the combination of smoked salmon, asparagus and hollandaise sauce. I also highly recommend the Belgian coffee, not too sweet but still had good flavoring. It was a little noisy inside but overall a very good experience. I plan on coming back to try more of their food!

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KylieW
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing frites! Awesome fried chicken and waffles as well!

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JayneB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the food at Belga Cafe. The wait staff and hostess were very friendly and accomodating. Tables were spaced nicely for outdoor dining.

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vipdiner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Service was not good and food was subpar. Would not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect brunch for two, highly recommend the yogurt parfait.

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DanielM
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful date night....top notch service. The “owner/chef/accountant “ visited our table and genuinely cared about our dining experience. Also, from the moment the hostess greeted us at the door we were made to feel special. We sat in the “greenhouse” which was a unique and enjoyable experience. Their COVID safety practices were comforting but not intrusive. As former regulars at B-too restaurant on 14th street it was nice to see many of the same staff and they remembered us. The food....5+ stars, and they had a special “cherry blossom prix fixe” with a good choice for every dining preference. WELL DONE Belga Cafe , we will be back and we encourage everyone to try and support this amazing local business.

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vipVictorM
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and friendly staff.

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DeeWoo
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been a year. I’m So glad to be back. Tired something new, mushroom waffles and frets Go good. Going back again soon for some mussels and frets

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Phil
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food is very good. Prices have really increased since my last visit several years ago. Our waiter looked like he wanted to be somewhere else.

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JaniceK
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Aside from not having the onion soup. The food was amazing!

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MoniqueD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Booked at Belga on the patio, they were crowded and sent me to a rooftop place. Not what I expected. This was my favorite place. I’m not sure I will visit again

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vipStimusdotter
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great place. Somewhat slow service but in fairness, restaurants are still getting up to speed after COVID.

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vipACDC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Lobster terrine had absolutely no taste and muscles were also below par. A Belgian restaurant delivering anything short of excellent muscles is unfortunate.

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vipDavD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There’s so much goodness in all of the food they prepare that you honestly cannot go wrong with a meal. It’s easy to sit indoors or out and the service is amazing!

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vipAlysonR
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Good. Excellent