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Belga Cafe

4.6
3673 reviews
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$30 and under
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Belgian
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Belga cafe is a great place to eat typical Belgian cuisine. Combining an intriguing atmosphere with excellent, light and healthy interesting food. Belga Cafe is a little bit of Brussels on the Hill, with an open kitchen and a sidewalk cafe.
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Belgian, Dessert, European
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm,
Saturday: -Brunch 9:00am - 4:00pm -Dinner 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday -Brunch 9:00am - 4:00pm -Dinner 4:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(202) 544-0100
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Bart M. Vandaele
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pennsylvania Ave. SE
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Parking details
Street parking or Valet
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Public transit
We are 1 1/2 blocks away from the Eastern Market Metro stop on the Orange and Blue line
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Entertainment
Join us for monthly beer dinner. Last Tuesday of the month! We offering 7 beers paired with 3 course menu

Mussel Tuesday on every Tuesday!
Our signature mussel pots with fries are only $15.95! Special price available all day!
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Special events & promotions
We offer various special menus for various occasions. Join our e-mail list for all the details of these special upcoming events.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

We enjoy creating a special prix fixe menu to make your large event a memorable one.

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What 3673 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Have enjoyed Belga Cafe so many times. Always a wonderful experience.

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Perry (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great neighborhood gem! Cozy, fantastic Belgian food, great for brunch and dinner. Love the waffles for brunch! The mussels are fantastic too! Great value!

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FundaySundayBrunch (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Belga Cafe is a great brunch spot right near the Eastern Market metro stop. We had a fantastic afternoon walking around the flea market and brunch was great. You will want to have reservations, as it was very popular.

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vipHopeful (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful brunch! Food was great, host and server were outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great brunch menu and awesome ambiance. We live close by and it is one of our favorite restaurants for brunch.

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CaroleenC 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We had so much fun with the wait staff and the food was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My boyfriend and I came here for Valentine’s Day and it was an overall excellent experience. Our waiter was friendly and never kept us waiting. The food was excellent! We got the truffle mac and cheese, crab cigars, and a giant pot of mussels. Everything was outstanding: flavorful, vibrant, and comforting. The mussels come with a heaping amount, the only downside was that it didn’t have a ton of broth and it was all at the bottom/hard to get too (I love broth, especially with mussels so this wasn’t ideal). Other than that, I highly recommend Belva Cafe! Great for date nights or special occasions.

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SatNightLiveBand (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Sunday Brunch is always crowded, make a reservation unless you want to wait 30-45 mins.
Quality food at reasonable prices, our party had 3 egg dishes, all excellent, and one mussels marinara with frites; everything was delicious and service was excellent despite being crowded.

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Dogsbreath (Atlanta)
2.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

I ordered the french onion soup it was just ok and warm. I also ordered the croque monsieur and it looked like a dried grilled cheese I sent it back. How can you mess up this sandwich? don't call it a croque monsieur if its just a grilled cheese with ham.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We've always enjoyed Belga, but it had neen awhile since we'd been in. The Roquefort mussel pot was amazing, as was the cassoulet. Excellent wine and beer selections and the assortment of mousse were the perfect end to yet another wonderful dinner at this place. I love that it's in my neighborhood.

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