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Permanently Closed - Brix and Ale

3.6
23 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Late-night Find

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Part wine bar, part local pub — Brix and Ale serves classic comfort cuisine complemented by a boutique wine, beer and cocktail program. Guests at our restaurant in Tysons, VA are invited to settle in for a warm and welcoming experience that’s perfect for dining with family or enjoying the company of good friends over food and cocktails.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 11:30pm;
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(703) 610-8201
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Sam El-Sheikh
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Public transit
Silver Line Metrorail - Spring Hill Station is 1.5 blocks from our door!
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Entertainment
Every Tuesday night we rotate through two incredible performers! The wonderful young talent of Emily Brennan and the hot swinging jazz of Laissez Foure!

In addition, we will be featuring a new fantastic local band every Friday Night! Join us for "Tysons Live" every Friday to enjoy great live music and specialty appetizers.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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3.6based on all time ratings
3.6
food
3.6
service
3.4
ambience
3.5
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68% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on September 24, 2016

Wonderful atmosphere to enjoy drinks and dinner. The Cosmos was made to perfection! Welcoming service, pleasant and very accommodating. Will recommend returning for a girls night and date night with friends! Foodie about my crab cakes and they did it right! Appetizer, soup, salad and entrees had great presentation and tasted just as good! Highly recommend. Loved the atmosphere and I will be returning!

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1.0Dined on May 8, 2016

Awful - very poor quality hotel food in and aged and decrepit Sheraton. Total disappointment

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3.0Dined on May 8, 2016

Weirdest place I've ever been. AFter seating us at our table our waiter precedes to fill up our wine glasses with orange juice. Hey! It Mother's DAy...that's it? He then brings ME a mimosa but never offers one to my husband or daughter. We head to the buffet....decent omelet I have to say but at the "smoked salmon station" there are about 2 slices on the plate and the rest is all lettuce, onion and capers. It was a fresh plate...Obviously they only bought one 4 oz pack for the whole brunch service.
Had to hunt down our waiter to get at least one coffee refill and then he was MIA when it came time to get a check. The worse was the 20% already ADDED gratuity ...for what? Our waiter did NOTHING. Since when is there an already added gratuity on a party of 3.
The intestinal lamps overhead did not add to the atmosphere. Place was so odd I will never go back.And if anyone is reading this I would reccomend you do the same.

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2016

Made reservations to eat here during overnight stay for a conference at this hotel. Dinner was on our own so we figured save the fuss of driving off site and just eat at the hotel. Our waitress was very nice and seemed a little overwhelmed. The Restaurant was unprepared for the dinner crowd and we waited at least 20 minutes for the sandwiches we ordered. The food was OK nothing super special or amazing but fresh and good quality.
If you're staying at the hotel and need to eat a bite to eat - expect to be there for a bit - but I wouldn't say not to eat there, just don't set your expectations really high.

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2016

Lucky to find. Creative and flavorful roasted tomato & chickpea soup. Quality not over cooked entrees. Nicely presented, great service.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2016

This is hotel food. Wedge salad was way overdressed. Sweet potatoes were cold. They said they were "out" of lemonade when asking for refill. Place was empty from 6:45 - 8:00 on a Tuesday. Overpriced when compared to local freestanding restaurants.

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5.0Dined on October 30, 2015

Very good food and service

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4.0Dined on August 20, 2015

Went to Brix before heading to Wolftrap on a storming night--didn't want to dine outside or tailgate with a storm threatening. Bronx was the perfect alternative. Met our family, had a great meal and got to Wolftrap quickly. Will do it again in the future.

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4.0Dined on August 12, 2015

The food was excellent and the service prompt. The turkey sandwich had a generous portion of meat and the seasoning was perfect.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2015

We went to Brix before the sessions started at a conference. The food was awesome and service was incredible. Must try the egg white omelet with spinach and cheese. We will be back next time we are in town.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2015

We went to Brix before the sessions started at a conference. The food was awesome and service was incredible. Must try the egg white omelet with spinach and cheese. We will be back next time we are in town.

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1.0Dined on March 28, 2015

I don't usually write reviews, but after being prompted by an email and the poor experience I had I thought now was the time. I made a reservation online for lunch. When I got there the server (didn't seem to have a hostess) told me they didn't take reservations. Fortunately it wasn't busy. After a few minutes waiting I went to find someone to get a menu. I was told by same man that it was only buffet there was no lunch menu. The lady at the table next to me said that she had just ordered off the menu. When I asked the man again he said, well at this point it will take too long to get your food we are busy - (there were maybe 6 tables full). We were on a time crunch so we went with the buffet. It was a basic salad (fine), assortment of roasted veggies (soggy), macaroni and cheese (so orange I questioned the quality of cheese used), mashed potatoes (tasted real vs boxed as least), roast meat in a brown sauce (not sure I can call it gravy), very dry/hard rolls, and some sort of fruit pie. That's it for $16 per person. AND tip was already included in the receipt (we had a party of 4!). I will not be going back and I would NOT recommend this place to anyone. Very disappointed at the service and food. I did not eat there the rest of our stay, which is unfortunate because done well this restaurant could be a draw to all the people staying at the hotel.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2015

Although I managed to schedule what I consider to be late reservations, we were very pleased with the outcome!

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1.0Dined on September 12, 2014

Had to ask for a server twice. .. has going to leave but no one would have noticed

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2014

This was our first visit to Brix and Ale but were in the area & decided to give it a chance. The food was very good & presented creatively. Our server was Makda & she was very attentive as was the restaurant manager. I had a beet salad-so good-and an angus burger. The burger was done just right & the bun was outstanding. The main standout of my entrée was the French fries. They were delivered very hot but even as they cooled they retained their crunchiness. My husband had the calamari with a very interesting dipping sauce that got your attention. He had the cod & the fries, again very good. We shared the alamode brownie. Very chocolately and warm. We will be back and in all likelihood bring friends.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2014

We had a very nice experience on mother's Day when we had brunch there. Our only complaint would be that they were not quite ready at 10:30, the time of our reservation, and the time that was posted as opening. Once opened, the staff were ALL great. Food was great and it was a great selection.
We'll be back!

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2.0Dined on March 22, 2014

food is really good. Not sure if there was another event, larger table, or more important people but service was really slow. Our waitress would come up to us ask a question and run off before we could finish. She was a nice lady just not sure of the situation. Took flat breads about 35-40 minutes to come out. Food was great and people who worked there are nice, the service was just a bit slow.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2014

Our menu selections were excellent. Everything we tried was very good. We will go back because we enjoyed the experience. The local is central to get to and far enough from the crowds that parking was easy and free.

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1.0Dined on October 20, 2012

The food was great but the service was fairly slow for being the only dinin group in the entire restaurant.

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2.0Dined on September 28, 2012

The service was slow. The food not memorable at all, although it is a bit pricey. Don't mind paying the price if the crab cakes were outstanding.Shrimp scampi was bland.

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4.0Dined on August 28, 2012

We enjoyed a tasty burger and beers at Brix and Ale prior to attending an evening seminar in the hotel. Sat at the bar - - server was pleasant and efficient. The burgers were tasty and prepared as requested (medium-well).

The room was quiet when we arrived, but a bigger crowd arrived @ 6 p.m., and was busy as we were leaving.

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3.0Dined on July 21, 2012

It was a busy night and the restaurant was short staffed. They did their best.
Food was solid but not outstanding. Ambiance is fairly
straightforward hotel but nice.

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2012

Menu appears to be more for a lunch than a dinner. Decent wine list. Service was good. The items we ordered, Beef burger and Sirloin steak were good. The Maryland crab soup was perfect. Would have ordered a salad but your standard house salad was not on the menu.
Did not try desert.
Reservations were made but upon arrival no one was at the restaurant welcome station.

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