Brx American Bistro

4.5
651 reviews
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Brx is a place where you can take your family or meet with your friends for some quality time and good food and drink. We wanted to create an atmosphere where people could gather casually in a sophisticated, yet down to earth locale.

Brx's large dining room and outdoor patio offer a casual and comfortable ambiance to enjoy our American cuisine influenced by your favorite comfort foods. Our casual bar area is the perfect place for a glass of wine from our extensive wine list, or a round of beers with friends.
Brx's large dining room and outdoor patio offer a casual and comfortable ambiance to enjoy our American cuisine influenced by your favorite comfort foods. Our casual bar area is the perfect place for a glass of wine from our extensive wine list, or a round of beers with friends.
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VA
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

My son and I went for Mother's Day dinner. The restaurant was crowded, and we had to wait even though we made a reservation. We were ultimately seated in the noisy bar with lots of distracting TV's, and it was not to my liking. I was not offered the free glass of champagne, despite the fact that I was there with my son. The food was not great. The French fry appetizer was large and good. The falafel sandwich was horrible. It was a very thick patty that tasted like uncooked minced vegetables. The ribs tasted really old. The service was rather poor -- had to call several different waiters to get bread, place an order, etc. Not one of the better experiences that I have had there. :-(

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KR
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We come here every year on mother’s day. We enjoy it greatly. Wonderful selection of food. Nice ambiance. Staff is very helpful. We will continue to celebrate here every year.

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RB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Brix!!

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DL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked a 2:30 reservation via OpenTable, but when I went to the Brx website, I noticed that the restaurant had posted there would be two seatings (10:30 and 1:00) and the restaurant would be closed at 3:00. So, I called and they graciously honored our reservation time and said that they would stay open as long as necessary to ensure everyone was satisfied. And that's what they did and then some! The buffet was beautiful with wonderful breakfast and dinner food, including a carving station with roast beef and lamb, and large shrimp cocktail, as well as a generous and varied dessert station. Not only did we enjoy the buffet, but the staff was extremely pleasant and service-oriented and they made us feel very welcome and very special. I would recommend this restaurant for both the food and the experience.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A close friend and I had dinner at the restaurant. We have been friends for almost 30 years and we live in separate parts of the US and abroad so we don’t see each other very often. First we did a nice walk at Riverbend Park and then had dinner at the Brx Bistro and had a great catch up about family, life, etc. It was a wonderful afternoon and we decided the Bistro would be our spot when we get together.

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BJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So great to have this terrific restaurant in our neighborhood of Great Falls.

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MM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Located at the corner of Georgetown Pike and Rt.7 this is a great spot. My wife and I frequent Brx and have never been disappointed. Great variety of entrees, soups etc. Ordered Steak Diane, scalloped potatoes, asparagus and juliened veggies. Amazing! They also do a chef selected pan seared scallops that we normally order. Can't go wrong.

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FH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never disappoints. Took some friends from out of town and they say they are now jealous not to be closer to Brix!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been going to Brx for some time now... never gets old. Virtually everything on the menu is great and nightly specials are not to be missed. Good service and an involved owner / chef makes this a must visit!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love this neighborhood place on the fringes of Great Falls. Great food and catering - happy hour specials delicious. The avocado bruschetta a stand out appetizer, all the salads amazing, as are the burgers.

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FA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I’ve eaten there several times and it was great again. Avocado appetizer awesome. Ordered several appetizers and they were all good. Salmon entree great as well as short ribs.

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JB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal at Brx. Ordered some great wine and tapas style appetizers. More than enough food for two people as we wanted to share dessert. Very friendly service and staf. Excellent wine list. A bit noisy on Friday nights as lots of families dining. But that is a good sign

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AK
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Not a busy night but we had to wait more than we should for service, had to ask for drinks (iced tea) and one entree was wrong

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DA
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful and the service was great. Portions were good and French onion soup was delicious. Everyone was very nice and social.

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RM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was very good. Well prepared, served in a timely manner and well seasoned. There was a nice variety on the menu that would please almost anyone. Unfortunately, our party was seated at a table in a corner that rocked miserably. Every time someone cut their food or leaned on the table it shifted. Water was spilling out of our glasses when they were filled. It was Valentine's night, so there were no other table options.... but this table should not be in service at all. Our waiter was quite young and struggled at the start, but after that rough start he was quite attentive, and his initial lack of attention was very much made up for with his earnest efforts to take care of us on what we knew was a very busy night. I would not hesitate to return, as I expect that on a less frenetic evening we would likely not face the negatives but that the food would be every bit as good.

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RB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!!

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RR
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great quality food at a reasonable price coupled with a nice wine list. Everything tasted as if it was prepared with a great attention to detail.

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SS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We went twice-our first experience was pleasant with a great server. Crab cakes way too much mayo though. Unfortunately second time we went we were treated rudely. We were waiting for half an hour for seat in the bar. Another couple came in after us -clearly regulars-and were immediately seated before us. They did not have a reservation (the female patron told me that). Won’t be going back. Food isn’t that great anyway.

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CS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my go-to restaurants. Always wonderful service. Food is well prepared and delicious. Always (6 times out of 6) a good experience; wanting to come back before I’ve even returned home.

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l
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance - nice owner! Waiter was relatively new, so room for improvement there. Wine was delicious, but a little overpriced. Definitely going back!!

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brix is a neighborhood gem - Food and service are consistently good but what makes it special is that you are welcomed and treated like special dinner guests of the owner - and staff -

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JR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

The food at Brix is very good and innovative and the wine list is great. However, the ambience and service could be improved. We waited for service and saw tables seated after us giving orders and being served before we were. Finally, the maitre d' took our orders. Apparently, he didn't tell the waiter because he came back twice to take our orders. There were only two of us but appetizers came at different times. My husband was about half-way through his appetizer when mine arrived. The restaurant was very busy but they have been around for many years and should be able to handle a busy night better than they did. The maitre d' realized we did not have great service and both he and the waiter thanked us for our patience. The maitre d' gave us a complimentary dessert and that was very gracious of him. But he shouldn't have needed to do that. We were not in a hurry and were, indeed, were patient and didn't complain, but better service throughout our meal would have been appreciated. And we had to practically shout at each other throughout the meal. There are relative easy and attractive ways to baffle sound and they should be explored by the restaurant. We will go back but it will be on a week-night so, hopefully, they will not be as noisy or busy and service will be better.

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D
Las Vegas
37 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always count on the knowing that the restaurant will be good. And this time it was

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DF
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and overall outstanding experience

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NY
Washington DC
98 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another delicious winter soup ... yum!

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MJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I owed a friend a debt of gratitude and she chose this restaurant which I had never heard of. We both enjoyed our meal, the peaceful, quiet luncheon, the outstanding service, and the lovely decor. We both will happily come again another day.

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NY
Washington DC
98 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing better than delicious soup at BRX on a chilly day! It is truly a neighborhood gem!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place with really good food. We are at the bar area.

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G
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic last minute find with a great variety and absolutely one of the best mushroom soups I’ve ever had!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Terrible service and no waiter would claim our table even though we had reservations. We were just a quiet family of five and every waiter was annoyed by our presence because they forgot about our reservation. They acknowledged it was in the system but they must have overlooked it.

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TD
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BRX has become

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TD
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time dining at Brx. Great food, great staff... great place!!! We will be back.

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NY
Washington DC
98 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious beef goulash soup and warm French bread on a cold windy day ... nothing better. Great neighborhood restaurant.

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RB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE THIS PLACE! The owner and service in impeccable.

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CS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and cuisine were great. We had a large party and everything was well organized. Food, as always, was outstanding.

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NY
Washington DC
98 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood restaurant! Try it ... you'll be hooked!

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Y
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delight lunch in every way! A beautiful restaurant with a lovely outdoor setting. A warm owner/chef. An engaging and delightful server. The food was totally pleasing in presentation and taste. And, a great value. The 20-minute drive from over the river and on to Georgetown Pike was lovely. And it is close to Great Fslls NP, the historic Colvin Run Mill, and other parks along the Potomac.

5 stars and more!

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SI
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A slip in reservation but great response by the staff and as always, a really great meal. Things happen. How it is handled by management and staff is what brings you back! #respect. #consistentovertime #putonyourshortlist.

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JB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Our dinner started out with our waiter coming off like a star. He had energy and was friendly. He quickly brought water to the table and, after tasting it, we realized that the glasses tasted soapy - they weren't rinsed properly. When my wife told him, that's when his mood changed. He became non-responsive and absent. I had to run out for a few minutes and pick my son up (there was a situation that needed my attention) and I told my wife to go ahead and order for her and our daughter and I'd call her on my way back so she could order for my sone and I. Fast forward 20 minutes and I'm calling my wife. She's had her appetizer and can't find the waiter. I get back. Still no waiter. We flag down another staff, order, ask for some bread (as every other table seems to have some) and then our waiter arrives to see if we need anything. He also came back to tell me that they were out of what I wanted. The food comes, the waiter remains absent, another server clears our plates, waiter returns with dessert menus and a tea bag for my wife. Doesn't return (the restaurant is not that busy now), another server takes our dessert order and we ask where the hot water is...our original waiter returns with the hot water, another server comes with our desserts...but you bet he was nice when he brought the bill. Don't think I'll be returning...however the food was good.

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GC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was very quiet on Labor Day weekend. Sat at the bar for a drink before dinner and never left. Food is always good. The Thai Chili Shrimp appetizer is one of our favorites.

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