Belga Cafe

4.6
4378 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

Experiences

  • Summer Restaurant Week

    $55.00 per person

    Aug 9 - Aug 15, 2021

    DC Summer Restaurant Week Enjoy our seasonal pre-fixed three course menu for $55 per person during the dinner & $35 during the lunch time (Tuesday - Friday). Call us at (202)544-0100 to make a reservation or walk-in. Please note regular a la carte menu available as well.

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
What 4378 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AndreaD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went here for brunch to celebrate my birthday. They brought over complimentary Cava prior to our meal. Service was prompt and friendly; food amazing!! Ambiance is “shabby chic” which doesn’t match the food, but does make the place cozy. 10/10 would go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, kind staff - we highly recommend the waffle with strawberries!

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LaurieM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love the food at Belga's Cafe. The atmosphere was upbeat and packed. The service was awesome.

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vipTeeCee
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I discovered Belga Cafe in April 2021 and it’s become my fav weekend brunch spot.

My last visit was on Sunday, 25 Jul 2021, and I found out that my favorite drink, the Jack Rabbit, was taken off the menu.

I was devastated.

So what did the Executive Chef/Owner do? He created a drink especially for me with jalapeño rhum!!!🔥

The staff is great. Fabian’s smile is always a welcome sight and Crista’s energy always makes each visit special. And a special shout out to Ray - who broke the devastating news to me about poor Jack...

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LouF
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I'm sorry to say there was a general consensus of our large party that the food could have been more flavorful. I had the green eggs as did others. It had nothing to make the dish standout.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We are regulars and Belga is a favorite of ours on the Hill. But on this occasion the food was less than great. Maybe someone just had a bad day. We’ll be back.

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vipcarolc
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just delicious… we had 3 appetizers each and a great Sauvignon Blanc

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jessica
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

We went on a Saturday night at prime time dinner and there was no one there! Pretty sad and painful atmosphere. Decent food bur nowhere worth the price. $18 for a single scallop? I’ve been to many fine dining establishments and this is ridiculous and overrated. Fine, but not worth the visit.

JM
vipJassettM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this neighborhood restaurant. The staff are warm & friendly. The food is always delicious.

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NGoodnow
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

$42 for a pasta dish the size of an appetizer. I had to ask the waiter if my serving was indeed the entree and not the appetizer, it was that small. Okay, then maybe the dish was out of this world and thus worth it? Not even close. A major ingredient was left out, and the only ingredient (crab) that might have justified the price was barely there. I would have complained, or had them try again, but it was a special occasion and I didn't want to add any unpleasantness.

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ShelleyM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in we felt a cozy, welcoming vibe. The cocktails are absolutely beautiful and well balanced. Dinning outside was an excellent choice as the weather permitted it and you could really take in the DC experience. Starting off with the Pork Buns was just mind blowing good then I had the Bronzini fish, it couldn't have been a better meal. The whole night was just prefect!

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Ab4225
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was delicious but lukewarm. Coffee was terrible. Service was great.

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NancyC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch. The food was absolutely amazing. PERFECT poached eggs, which to me is the mark of an excellent restaurant.

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WilliamR
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maybe my new favorite spot for brunch on Capitol Hill!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Our server was garbage. The hosts is curt as usual, but efficient. My food was pretty good. I'm having problems with the service for a second time... not sure about returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went during Belgium Food week and the food was amazing.

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FamilleColleye
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very warm and friendly with consistently great food.

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BenT
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food and Belgian beers. Sergei was helpful picking drinks and made our anniversary special.

JR
vipJoseRicardoR
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still a favorite brunch spot year after year!

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vipwkt1969
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I still love Belga after all these years. Chef Bart continues to find creative, delicious ways to present food. We went for brunch and shared the cinnamon roll waffle (which tastes almost sinful it’s so sweet and delicious) and the Falafel Waffle with red beet hummus. I was super impressed with the main course — hadn’t had it before. It was a perfectly acceptable portion (unlike most brunch places which serve massive amts of food) and the flavors were so delicious. Very impressed.

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vipSiopadeasun
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

One guest has the branzino which was average. Burger and mussels for other three were excellent.

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marysl88
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Once we got settled at a table outside, it was lovely. Great food and good service. With that said, they will work hard to steer you to Betsy’s “upstairs.” You walk all the way around the building and up the stairs into a kitschy, little space. It’s hot with a super annoying electronica soundtrack and sullen servers. We kept thinking we couldn’t wait for it to be over. So, we left immediately and went downstairs, got a table streetside and enjoyed our lunch. Don’t be fooled. Avoid Betsy’s.

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vipSusanN
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outstanding service from beginning to end. Wonderful meal

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RhondaM
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Over rated and stuck in a time warp. Nothing was awful, just meh. Not exciting at all…

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Filiep
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a Belgian, I can only confirm that the food was authentic and excellent. A big shout out to the staff who were all outstanding. They had all the orders spot and were very friendly. A must go to place

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely presentation. The pork belly appetizer was life changing!

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AgapeG
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the service! Definitely will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the classic mussels and sat outside. Good was delicious and service was great!

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vipGeraldS
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Had to compete for service with a large party that arrived just after we did. Wine pours were on the stingy side.

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Tefman