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Brx American Bistro

4.5
589 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Cozy
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Monday: Closed
Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm;
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00 - 9:00pm;
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 433-9050
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ashwani Ahluwalia
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Georgetown Pike
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Special events & promotions
Visit http://www.brxgf.com/index.php/news/ to learn about our Specials & Events
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

Saturday May 5th Cinco de Mayo food and drink specials.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Brx American Bistro invites you to join us and Celebrate Mother’s Day Seating: 10.30 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. Adult’s $38.95 Children U/12 $15.95 u/4 Free No Lunch menu service. Dinner Open at 5.30 pm. Chef’s features include: Salmon Crab meat in puff pastry, Scallops roasted vegetable Quinoa & more.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 589 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.5
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Always a delicious lunch! Great food and great service! Definitely a neighborhood gem.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We selected Brx from the OpenTable reviews and the outdoor dining area.

First, we really appreciated Chef Ahluwalia introducing himself as we finished our desert.

While we enjoyed the food, the service fell flat. No one greeted us at the hostess stand. After waiting a few minutes, we moved to the dining area and finally caught a server's attention and got seated outside right away.

The bread arrived before the plates and while ordered first, the wine came after the appetizer.

The outdoor dining area is lovely, and we really enjoyed its ambiance.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Very good appetizers. Trout excellent. My friend got the encrusted scallops and was not very impressed with them. A week before that she had the sautéed scallops and they were excellent. My other friend ordered the seared tuna and he thought it was very flavorful. We love this restaurant and will keep coming back.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We sat outside on first warm night of the year. Service by Ben was outstanding. Food was excellent... our favorite was the mushroom soup. The hummus appetizer was equally great. Special was the steak, It was excellent.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We were there for Easter brunch for which they charged $37 per adult. While they food itself was good, it was very overpriced. The selection of "adult" brunch food was limited, and the price did not even include a mimosa or bloody mary. My mistake for not reading the fine print when I booked the reservation, but the $37 price tag was a shock. I suggest carefully researching the offerings for Holiday events before booking. Otherwise, I like Brx, the food in general is very good.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The meal was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Brx American Bistro is such an awesome find. It is unassuming from the outside and outstanding on the inside. I love the cozy décor with a fireplace and everything we have ever ordered has been delicious. All items are well thought out and well portioned. My kids ages 5,9,13 as well as the adults always find something we love. Brunch, pasta, fries trio, bruschetta, to name a few. Give it a try...you won't be disappointed.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Service was slow and inconsistent. it was difficult to get the server’s attention.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Another wonderful lunch! Warm fire, delicious soup and fresh baked banquette sure gets rid of the "March" wintry blues.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great lunch!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great place. Been there many times. Never disappoints!!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great salad ... delicious crab soup! Neighborhood gem!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Had a lovely time here after being without electricity for a while. Great decor, spacious, light filled dining room; super friendly staff; happy to let you charge your phone at the many outlets along the bar. Will definitely go back for a lovely dinner - they found the sweet spot of not being too casual and a sports bar and not being too fancy - you can dress up or down. Food was solid, we just had sandwiches but they were nice. Expect the dinner menu would be delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Simply put .... always excellent food ... always excellent service .... always excellent atmosphere .... always excellent!!

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3.0Dined on February 28, 2018

The lunch was a little pricey, but the food was good. The waiter was sullen, but efficient. There were only two tables of customers, so he didn't have much to do.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Delicious food and cozy dining on a rainy Friday.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Extraordinary experience! The food is always delicious and prepared to perfection. Never disappoints!!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great meal, everyone enjoyed their selections.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Had a table ready for us for our reserved time. The waitress was very polite and food timing was perfect. Great ambiance and had a great time. Definitely will make a trip back soon

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

The menu is extensive yet it doesn't feel like a jumble of random items. The entrees (salmon and scallops) were perfectly done and wonderful. The wine list is great, and the suggested wine was perfect for what we ordered. The brie appetizer with cranberry reduction and pear slice was outstanding. The service was flawless. The atmosphere is fantastic and it the noise level was very low - it was very easy to hold a conversation.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent Cowboy steak Friday evenings.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent food and service. I had the chicken piccata, which was perfectly cooked and had a very tasty sauce. Our server, Ben, provided great service, and the restaurant layout and décor was very nice (we ate dinner there). Good selection of wines.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Delicious soups and French bread in a relaxing environment ... doesn't get much better for a winter lunch!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Food is always great and the service is excellent! They also have a good amount of gluten free options.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

This place rocks - always great food and atmosphere. You can’t go wrong just going off the daily specials and leaving the menu behind!

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was fabulous! We had a newer waiter so service could have been a little better but by no means bad. Will definitely be going back! Great find!

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Cozy delicious lunch!

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4.0Dined on January 10, 2018

Very pleasantly surprised on the first visit to this restaurant, which was previously unknown to me. The interior is attractive and welcoming; the food was beautifully presented and excellent (my guest and I both chose salads, with a resigned nod toward making healthy post-holiday choices), and the check was certainly not unreasonable, although the price was possibly just a little higher than might be the case at competing enterprises.

I will definitely try BRX American Bistro for dinner and/or brunch sometime soon, just to get a sense of its approach to food other than salads ... although certainly my own salad was far tastier than anyone has a right to expect from kale, quinoa, squash, and chickpeas. (Very nice job, and thank you, Chef.)

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Always an amazing meal with fantastic ambiance. This was a New Year’s Eve party and the menu was great with a notable wine selection.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

The staff is always accommodating and professional whether dining at the bar or in the dining room. Great food, amazing wine finds and tremendous ambiance. Our "go to" restaurant always!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

First time having brunch at Brx. Wow! Food was delicious ... from omelette and Eggs Benedict to bread pudding. Definitely a neighborhood gem!!!

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Great lunch spot!

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3.0Dined on December 24, 2017

9 for brunch, we were the only people in the restaurant for the first 30 minutes. 6 people had their orders brought out, a seventh arrived wrong, the eight 5 minutes later, and the last 2 orders (one that was originally wrong) took and additional almost 10 minutes. The food was all good, but it was really unfortunate that most at the table had almost finished eating by the time the last 2 were served. No apologies or anything removed from the bill (a number of extra mimosas were ordered while waiting for orders). Only two other tables were dining when we left.

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2.0Dined on December 13, 2017

Weird place. Friendly but really uneven service. Shoehorned our party of five into a bar booth (with somebody having to sit in a high boy bar chair near the kitchen entrance) even though we had an advance reservation. Literally wiped dust off a drink menu and handed it to us. Specials listed as one thing but came out as something else. Food was marginal at best. Will not return.

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3.0Dined on December 6, 2017

We arrived to a noisy crowded reception in the main dining room and were ushered to a confined area behind a curtain. We were entertaining out-of-town guests but could hardly hear each other talk. Very bad environment in which to dine. The manager offered us free drinks. Nice, but will be careful in the future when we dine there.

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5.0Dined on December 6, 2017

Fantastic food, service and ambiance. Always the best experience.

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4.0Dined on November 21, 2017

My family loves this place for the food and the ambience.

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5.0Dined on November 14, 2017

I love how they turned on the TVs they just added to the dining room to allow us to eat in the restaurant but still enjoy the game

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Sitting by the fire on a cold day with a bowl of one of their delicious soups, warm bread and a glass of wine ... nothing better!

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4.0Dined on November 10, 2017

This was our first visit to BRX. WE each had the soup and 1/2 sandwich luncheon special. The clam chowder was quite hot (temperature-wise, not spicy) but a bit too thick with cornstarch. Our ham and fontina sandwiches on a baguette was excellent. For dessert one of us had the miniature pecan pie (cleverly presented in a small martini glass) and my guest had the pistachio ice cream. The booths by the window let you view the lovely outdoor seating area. In nice weather, that would be the place to dine! The service is quite leisurely, so if you are in a time crunch, be certain to tell your server. Also, the lunch special does not explain that only three of the listed sandwiches are available as the 1/2 sandwich option. We would return if we lived in the area (Great Falls/McLean) but since we drove over 45 minutes to test this out, we would probably not return.

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