Brx American Bistro

4.5
636 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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RB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!!

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RR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 9, 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 2, 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 27, 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
4 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 12, 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
31 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
95 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
95 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 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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G
Seattle
3 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 21, 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
19 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BRX has become

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TD
Washington DC
19 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
95 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
4 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
95 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
44 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 29, 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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GL
Washington DC
13 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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EF
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time here and we really liked it. Food choices were extensive and very thing we ordered was delicious

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k
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to this restaurant. Informal atmosphere in a lovely restaurant. Server was knowledgeable about the menu, friendly and very efficient. Our seafood entrée's were superb and the wine list was very good. We will return with friends.

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j
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Service needs work. Definetly upgraded the wine list and food

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B
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for colleague lunch.., chef accommodated our requests on runs well cooked., attentive service. Creative salads.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful atmosphere and food!

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L
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great dinner with all four teenage boys. They love this restaurant; they love the food; they love the ambiance. Ash and all the staff totally rock! My wife and I generally don’t ordered off the menu - we just go with the amazing specials of the night. The kids all have their favorites.

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l
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food and drinks were very good(great bartender) Service was very slow. After we ordered and received our appetizer it was all downhill from their We had to wait a long time for our waiter to get back to us to take our order. I don’t really think it was his fault though because he had to many tables to take care of both inside and out on the
Patio. The steak Diane that I had was very good as usual and my wife really liked her scallops entrée. A special desert was bananas Foster’s on a Belgian waffle which
was excellent,😀
On another topic, I noticed later on that the restaurant or OpenTable advised that we would not receive points for our reservation. Can you explain?

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HC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent place to eat with great service and extensive selection of world class wine.

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G
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

We had an excellent dinner celebrating our wedding anniversary. It was unfortunate that a trio of Moms let their children run around the restaurant, jumping in booths and rolling on the floor. It took away from our celebration. The mothers said nothing to correct their children nor the waiters. We were glad when they finally left.

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JT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heirloom tomato gazpacho. Salmon Isabella. Chalk Hill Chardonnay. Service by Marko. What a combination of choices for the perfect dining experience! Brx gets it right!

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LI
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and great service.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Graduation

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JJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our dining at Brix. The specials are always so creative and delicious. We enjoy the atmosphere and the staff has been very attentive. One of the best features is the wine...house chardonnay is great and the wine selection, in general, is very good.

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M
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This restaurant was a great find. Service was great, with the entire staff working together to make for a pleasant experience. The food was great. Vegetables were very fresh and cooked just the right amount. We plan to return here and to introduce friends to this restaurant.

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