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B Side

4.6
4.6
67 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The B Side, our neighborhood joint situated next door to Red Apron at Mosaic, is an amalgamation of all the things we love the most: crazy good food prepared simply; way too many wines; stiff drinks made by pros who know how to make them; a mind-boggling beer list; killer tunes on the turntable and a scene that has no patience for pretense. This is B Side.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 676-3550

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Fairfax

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 67 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. M

    Mashimaro

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Loved the excellent drink, food and service. Definitely will go back! But I am not sure about the access door to the bathroom. The door was shared with servers who go in out of the kitchen.

    B SideResponded 5 days agoHi Mashimaro! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We greatly appreciate it. I apologize about the swinging doors! It is a super tight space back there. I hope this won't deter you from visiting us again soon! Respectfully, Lauren Brown General Manager

  2. M

    Mike

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    They offer a small, limited menu that allows them to maintain a high quality. Ribs and chicken were perfect. The meat on a stick - a little on the dry side and not at the same standard. Cool space inside, but acoustics are not great when crowded and loud.

    B SideResponded 5 days agoHi Mike! I apologize about the beef skewers, I will be sure to communicate this with the Chef and kitchen staff. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and feedback about your experience with us. I do hope we see you in again soon. Respectfully, Lauren Brown General Manager

  3. JM

    JMichael

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food and drinks were outstanding once again. However, the services was much slower than usual. My group wasn't in a rush but it was extremely difficult to find a server to order additional drinks from and get the check at the end of the evening. I will absolutely be back. My wife and I love B-Side. But it is definitely not a place to go if you are in a rush or on a time table.

    B SideResponded 5 days agoHi JMichael! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We greatly appreciate it. I apologize for the slow service during your visit with us. I would love to hear more about your experience, if you could at your earliest convenience email me at lbrown@redapronbutchery. I would greatly appreciate it! Hope to hear from you soon. Respectfully, Lauren Brown General Manager

  4. M

    Melissa

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great brunch. We loved the beef fat fries! My husband and daughter tried the fried chicken sandwich and chicken and waffles and I had the roast beef poboy. everything was delicious and service was great!

    B SideResponded on July 25, 2022Hi Melissa!! Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We are so glad you had the chance to join us for brunch! Hope you can join us again soon! Cheers! Lauren Brown General Manager

  5. SG

    ShaeG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I live in FL and travel to this area for work and B Side is where I go for dinner first night every trip. As always the food and drinks were amazing. The staff is friendly and welcoming. But as usual service is very slow and the server never came to the table after our first drink orders unless we waived him down. That's been my experience here since pre pandemic - you have to ask for the server's attention. Also disappointed that the person who brought out the charcuterie and cheese boards didn't provide any description of what what the items were. But these are quibbles and this remains my favorite restaurant in the area.

    B SideResponded on July 25, 2022Hi Shae! I would like to thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback. I do apologize for the slow service and lack of attention from your server. As always, we try to strive for excellence, but fell short with your recent dining experience with us. We appreciate your honesty and patronage! Hope to see you again, next time you are in town. Respectfully, Lauren Brown General Manager

  6. P

    Petals

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner at B-Side and would return.

    B SideResponded on July 19, 2022Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We greatly appreciate it. Hope to see you in again soon!! Respectfully, Lauren Brown General Manager

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    We went for brunch and it was very overpriced for the amount of food you get and the quality. The food wasn’t necessarily bad, but definitely nothing to go out of your way for. Easy enough to make that at home.

    B SideResponded on July 19, 2022Hi there, Thank you for taking the time and leaving us some feedback! We value all reviews good or bad, as we use all of our customer experiences to better help train and focus our staff. I would love to hear more about your brunch with us. When you can, please email me at lbrown@redapronbutchery. I apologize for the disappointment with your meal. I do hope to hear from you soon Respectfully, Lauren Brown General Manager

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The caramelized pork belly with grits was divine! It melted in my mouth. The drinks were perfection, as always.

    B SideResponded on June 26, 2022Hello! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review! Hope you can join us again soon! Respectfully, Lauren Brown General Manager

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    francisd

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed a nice Father's Day dinner at B Side. We sat outside, which was really nice. I was happy we were able to specify outdoor seating when we made our reservation. The menu is not very big, but everything we got was enjoyed. The beef fat fries were delicious, as were the hush puppies, as starters. The smash burger was really good; my wife really enjoyed the roast beef po-boy; my sons ate their way through the tasso tarte and the pork belly entree. The beer menu, while not extensive, was full of interesting choices.

    B SideResponded on June 26, 2022Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We greatly appreciate it. So glad you enjoyed your Father's Day with us!! Hope to see you all in again soon!! Respectfully, Lauren Brown General Manager

  10. k

    kmarch

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed the experience, which is more bar like than restaurant. The food was delicious, the service was very good and the music was loud.

    B SideResponded on June 15, 2022Hi!! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience with us. We appreciate your patronage. Hope to see you in again soon! Respectfully, Lauren Brown General Manager

  11. EI

    EIN200

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, this place cannot be beat. Some friends got together for brunch. Shared 4 dishes between us and it was perfect. The drinks are always spot on.

    B SideResponded on June 15, 2022Hello there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We greatly appreciate it. Hope to see you in again for brunch and cocktails soon! Respectfully, Lauren Brown General Manager

  12. FC

    FelipeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The place is more of a bar than a place for dinner I feel like. Cocktails tasted great. I had the 59th St. and it was really good.

    B SideResponded on June 3, 2022Hi Felipe! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We hope you join us again soon! Respectfully, Lauren Brown General Manager

  13. NO

    NairnO

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the cocktails and the food. It is a great place to grab some great food and drinks.

    B SideResponded on June 2, 2022Hello! Thank you taking the time to leave us a review. We are so excited to hear your feedback about your experience with us at Bside!! We hope to see you in again soon for some more cocktails! Respectfully, Lauren Brown General Manager

  14. A

    All2prodigal

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Old Fashion I've ever had. Perhaps the best pork belly I've ever had. Top 3 Burger I've ever had. Service is excellent. Don't get the strawberry shortcake. It will ruin an already great night. However, try the other desserts. This is my new favorite place until the next one.

    B SideResponded on May 27, 2022Hi there! I'm sorry to hear you did not enjoy the strawberry shortcake! But we are very excited to hear how much you enjoyed everything else!! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us some great feedback. We really appreciate it. Hope to see you back in Bside soon! Cheers! Lauren Brown General Manager

  15. PE

    PEPorter

    Atlanta

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We were looking to try something new. The name is appropriate, it was a B. It had the potential to be great based on the scene. Our server seemed put out and barely showed up to take our order. The food was okay but a bit too spicy for my taste. It was just okay.

    B SideResponded on May 23, 2022Hi there, We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. I apologize for your experience with us yesterday. We value all feedback good and bad. I would like to get more details about your time with us, so we can learn and better serve our community. If you would, please email me at lbrown@redapronbutchery at your earliest convenience or call me at (703) 676-3550. I hope to hear from you soon. Respectfully, Lauren Brown General Manager

  16. KJ

    KaylaJ

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    AMAZING drinks. I was pleasantly surprised. I love how intimate this place is- the lighting is perfect for an evening get to together or date night. We tried four different drinks between the two of us and each one was great. I'll definitely be back.

    B SideResponded on May 10, 2022Hi Kayla, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us feedback about your awesome visit with us! We do hope you visit us again soon for more cocktails. Best Regards, Lauren Brown General Manager

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was terrific, the service even better, and Tom Petty playing on the actual record player turntable outstanding! We will return often!

    B SideResponded on April 15, 2022Hi there, Thank you so much for leaving us some feedback! We hope to see you back in soon. Best Regards, Lauren Brown General Manager

  18. SA

    SueAnn

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The music was great...just too loud. We had an early dinner reservation and had difficulty talking to each other. We enjoyed the music, but it was loud for the early dinner crowd. The steak frites was very tasty. The Buttermilk Tots were dense, but also tasty especially with the sweet & spicy dip. The Berkshire pork chop was good, if fatty, but the mini salad was comical...emphasis on "mini". There were no sides with the chop...for $30. They have a lot of craft cocktails and a selection of beers. The service was good and friendly. I will go back to try the burger, maybe on my own when I don't need to hear what anyone is saying. :-)

    B SideResponded on April 11, 2022Hi SueAnn, Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We are so happy you joined us for dinner here at Bside! We are known for our turn table and noise level. We like to keep the energy high! I apologize if it was over the top for you and your guest. Our butcher cuts are not featured with a side; the greens are more of a garnish. I apologize for the confusion. We do hope you come back in and try our Smashburger, it will not disappoint! Best Regards Lauren Brown General Manager

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!!!wonderful!!! A gem!

    B SideResponded on April 15, 2022Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us some great feedback! We appreciate you and hope to see you in Bside again soon. Respectfully, Lauren Brown General Manager

  20. MD

    MatthewD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and the best burger and fries in town. Really good burger.

    B SideResponded on March 29, 2022Hi Matthew! We appreciate you taking the time to compliment our burger and beef fat fries! We are flattered. Hope to see you in Bside again soon. Respectfully, Lauren Brown General Manager

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great and chilled atmosphere. Very good drinks!!

    B SideResponded on March 27, 2022Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback! Hope to see you soon. Respectfully, Lauren Brown General Manager

  22. MM

    MatthewM

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    B Side is normally good service but tonight was not the case. It took 45 minutes for our food to be served.

    B SideResponded on March 25, 2022Hi Matthew. Thank you for reaching out. Here at Bside we strive for excellence and use all feedback for training purposes. I would like to apologize about your recent experience with us. Furthermore, if you could email me at lbrown@redapronbutchery, or give me a call at 910-322-6759, at your earliest convenience, I would love to get some more feedback about your meal. Respectfully,' Lauren C. Brown General Manager

  23. RL

    RobinL

    Richmond

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    An unexpected opportunity...I didn't realize they were open for brunch . Definitely a good day and can't wait to return
  24. FC

    FCFoodie

    Washington DC

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    As with many restaurants post-pandemic, the food menu is a bit limited. If you are a meat lover, you are in the right place...every option contains some sort of meat. The noise level was quite high, so don't go here looking for a quiet, romantic dinner. The night we ate there, they were out of the steak my partner was very interested in, but we didn't find out until after we placed our orders. The cocktail menu is interesting, and the bar is impressive to view.

    B SideResponded on March 21, 2022Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. I apologize for the limited availability on the night of your visit. I hope you and your partner enjoyed your meals and choose to dine with us again soon! Our menu selections do rotate and change almost daily. I also, apologize for the lack of communication from your server about the item availability. Please let me know next time you stop in, my email is lbrown@redapronbutchery. Sincerely, Lauren Brown General Manager

  25. L

    Lvtodine

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Sloppy service at the bar. Unusual for this place.
  26. KT

    KimT

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The quality of the food and service is not as good as before the pandemic. This could be because they are short staffed so I would be willing to come back after a few months to give them another chance.

    B SideResponded on March 17, 2022Hi Kim! Thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback. Even though Bside has had some staffing issues, it's no excuse for your dining experience with us recently. I apologize and hope you do visit us again soon so we can show you what we are truly about. Please let me know when you come to see us again. I can be reached at lbrown@redapronbutchery or (703) 676-3550, I will personally make sure your food service are a true reflection of Bside!

  27. PM

    PeteM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The play LPs which is nice. Pretty tasty food, attentive service.

    B SideResponded on March 17, 2022Thanks for the feedback, Pete! We like that you like our records! Hope to see you again soon!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Reserved a table for 8 for a 50th birthday celebration because I had heard good things about B Side. We were seated outside when I neither requested an outdoor table nor was told it was a possibility we would be seated outside, so no one dressed for that. When we asked to turn on the heater, we were told they were empty and wouldn’t be refilled until next week. We decided to tough it out since it was in the 50s, but all of us were frozen by the end. The waitress rushed us into ordering, and then the food and drink took forever to come. She got the drinks wrong. People who asked for medium steaks got well-done. I understand the restaurant industry is still in a staffing crisis, so we try our best to give grace. But they knew ahead of time that this was a special celebration, and it ended up far under par. As the organizer, it was embarrassingly awful. We are all locals, and none of will be back to BSide.
  29. DL

    DianaL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The burguer is the best. Cocktails are fantastic. Fries are from another level with confit garlic.

    B SideResponded on March 17, 2022Thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback Diana! We hope you visit us again soon.

  30. JA

    JAD789

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The smash burger and fries were both awesome and the chicken fried cauliflower was unique kind of like cauliflower chicken wings without the chicken. The crisp beer selection was very refreshing. My husband had a rib eye which was prepared well - his only complaint was that it was monolithic and he would have appreciated an option for horseradish or mushrooms to go with it.
  31. K

    Kristen

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party tried multiple of their cocktails and all picked different meals and everything was absolutely delicious. Will definitely be back soon.
  32. D

    Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    The service was great, but the food was disappointing.
  33. A

    Andrew

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely a must try restaurant! Service and food were fantastic ! I got the cubano and it was one of the best I’ve tried ! The manager came over and greeted us and it was a nice touch ! Will be back
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service was slow (arrived 2 hours before movie and was still late to it). Requested drinks that never came (thankfully wasn’t charged either). Food was either overcooked or under seasoned. All in all not my favorite at Mosaic.
  35. AN

    AnnN

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Wanted to try something different for restaurant week with friends. Comforted in the fact that they required vaccination proof ( although it was never asked for upon arrival), we were excited to eat out. Unfortunately, going on the last night of the weekend meant they were out of one of the main things we were looking forward to. No Strip steak…or, Makers Mark, or cheesecake cigars… disappointing. The food we DID have was very good and the charcuterie board was Awesome!
  36. W

    Wonderful

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was my first time eating at this restaurant. My husband and I enjoyed the cocktails and wine options, we also loved the food. Small menu but everything we ordered was delicious. We will definitely go back.
  37. c

    catnip

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very LOUD!!!
  38. KB

    KimberlyB

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The drinks were great and bartender was very friendly
  39. JM

    JMichael

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I live in the neighborhood and have been to B-Side on several occasions. We have yet to be disappointed. The food, beer list, and house cocktails are always excellent.
  40. SU

    SUSANC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We met for a glass of wine and sat outdoors. Wait staff lighted the heaters. A little cool outside but perfect with heaters and we could talk comfortably. It was loud and more crowded inside on a Sunday at 2.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

B Side offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 676-3550.

B Side is rated 4.6 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for B Side

8298 Glass Alley, Fairfax, VA 22031

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Fairfax

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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