Brx American Bistro

4.6
658 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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TD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First timers and we will definitely be returning soon. Got a very warm welcome and family run feeling to the service provided. Looking forward to exploring the various menu offerings in the future.

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B
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way - setting, food, service. I would highly recommend Brix to all my friends.

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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good. Scallops and steak Diane were excellent. Ribs were very good but Jerk sauce was not spicey. Cocktails and wine selections were good. Love that they offer “individual” desserts. Service was excellent. Our first time here and will definitely be going back.

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H
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 1

My husband and I went here from the recommendation of a family friend. We enjoyed the food, but there was a graduation party inside and we had to maneuver our way to our seats through the party. Then, we had to deal with screaming children from the party running, playing tag around our table until the couple next to us complained and their parents seemed to come out take little control of the situation.

Needless to say, we'll be sitting at the bar next time if we decided to give BRX another chance.

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TW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Much improved menu, one of my favorites. Some excellent classic dishes, and great wine store

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D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

This was the 4th time eating at the restaurant and all 4 times i have been disappointed. I have several food allergies and have been very specific as to what I can or cannot eat. (Gluten, dairy, eggs etc) I ordered a salad with just lettuce and cucumber with grilled chicken with only salt and pepper. That part they got right. I asked for balsamic vinegar and oil which the brought and i proceeded to put on the salad as normal. The first bite thought tasted funny but yet familiar. So i took a second bite and realized that it was soy sauce instead of balsamic vinegar. I am not sure how you make that mistake. As it turned out it was not gluten free and i paid the price for 24 hours until I was able to clear my system. They did waive the price of the salad but didn’t help the after effect. They need to get the waiter to listen to what people are asking for instead of just rushing to take the next persons order.

Each of the proceeding 3 visits there were similar issues and on one occasion i just didn’t eat. I only have gone because some friends like to go. However, i will never go again nor book reservations for our group.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Everyone was happy. Waiter was delightful.

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VA
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
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 on May 12, 2019
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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CL
Washington DC
4 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
39 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
99 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
99 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
99 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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