B Side

4.7
33 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.

As of 1/1/22, all Neighborhood Restaurant Group restaurants will be requiring proof of vaccination for all guests dining indoors. Please be prepared to present a physical vaccination card, photo of your card, or show proof of vaccination on an approved vaccine tracker app. We thank you for your understanding and for assisting us in keeping our staff and patrons safe!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 33 people are saying
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AnnN
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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!

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Wonderful
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 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.

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catnip
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very LOUD!!!

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vipKimberlyB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The drinks were great and bartender was very friendly

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vipJMichael
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on December 8, 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.

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SUSANC
Washington DC
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.

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vipBroheme
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Wanted to like this place. Food was decent, but not outstanding. However I can’t remember the last time I had service that was so pretentious. Server just couldn’t be bothered with our questions or refills or much else apparently. I considered whether this was just a “bad day” and, being seated near their version of the hostess stand, I decided it was not as the interactions by various patrons from staff seemed same. It’s a bar/restaurant for goodness sake. You either want business or you don’t and if you can’t be bothered by folks, then your fate will be decided soon. I’m paying for a good meal and good service and hopefully decent ambiance. Not just some hipster version of cool ambiance and everything else is pretend.

B Side
Responded on January 1, 2022

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review - we take service very seriously and prioritize a friendly atmosphere at all times! Like many in our industry we are struggling to staff and are constantly looking for opportunities to train our team to improve. We'd love to invite you back in for dinner at another point; if you'd like to take me up on this, just respond here! Cheers, Aislin Operations Manager, NRG

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vipNova
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They took great care of our big group!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent. Loved the ambiance but the music was a little too loud. The servers could not hear us very well and we could not hear them. Service was ok. It was slow abd a little confused. But overall a great place and great value.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great experience

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vipKristy
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great good and service.

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grouchyoldman
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

limited menu for food and beer, but it was all excellent!

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TastyBrews
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the staff and menu at B-Side. They rotate items on the menu often, but maintain a few staples. Their charcuterie board is our favorite! Great cocktails and beer selection too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Tonight's meal was great but our service was lacking. Everyone around us had been checked on and helped multiple times before we were able to get boxes and close out our meal. Disappointed with service but loved our food!!!

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Viviennek
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & drinks! Highly recommend! The staff was all very sweet & knowledgeable about the food! I will be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience1

If you are planning on going here for a late, peaceful, and romantic dinner (8:00 p.m. - close), then don't. To be clear from the outset, it should be noted that my surprise at NOT finding a place like that which I just described is mostly due to my own fault for not doing enough research on what I was getting into (😅), as I was planning on having a particular sort of date; but if you're expecting to find a place to talk quietly and enjoy the DELICIOUS food (it's pretty mind-blowing (get the "cola braised bacon" appetizer)), don't go here. B-Side after 8:00 is very much a place to drink (allow me to repeat this: DRINK), embrace the more blithe side of one's spirit, sound off proudly, and indulge, all the while nibbling on seriously high-quality food.

I don't want to give the impression that B-Side is a seedy place or anything-- it's not. High quality establishment, just not what I was expecting.

Thanks for a great meal!

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EricN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Zero gluten free and dairy free options for one dining party member. Chicken Fried steak was tasteless and mostly fried batter. 1 entree came out prior to shared apps. NY Strip was too fatty.

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FitFoodie
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love B Side. Food, drinks, and service are all exceptional!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Great atmosphere, music, and excellent food. Definitely will be going back.

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viptinar
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This place just ain't the same, anymore. Completely dif menu and the new food available isn't as good as it used to be. Also, they took off their half chicken, which was their most popular item. Unsure as to why. Lastly, they're not even playing records on the turntable anymore. Which was one of its biggest allures.

Used to spend a lot of time here. Was my fave bar. But the changes has made it less of a desire for me to spend anytime there.

Still great for a pop in to meet friends for a drink or three, though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, very good but limited menu. Super personable wait staff. Definitely would recommend a reservation, though.

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MaryG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun place! Great food and drink. Will be back!

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vippbj00
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service, unfortunately limited menu and drink offerings during this time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

B Side is by far one of our favorite spots!

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LeleZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Food and service was great. But it was so loud we practically had to yell to each other to have a conversation. I can barely remember the food at this point as the whole experience is colored by the volume level of the music.

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DunnLoringDiner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Celebrated my birthday here a few weeks ago. The menu is new and more limited than usual. Really enjoyed the schnitzel but missed the lengthy charcuterie menu option. Beer list and cocktail selection also very limited at the moment. I hope they are able to increase their menu as things return to normal.

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vipBryan
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Everything was fine, not great, not spectacular, just fine. A $16 burger could have been more flavorful and fries were nicely garlicky but mushy, and an $18 bowl of pasta and sausage could have used more sausage and more sauce. The bread and mustard with the charcuterie was the highlight of the meal.

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AmandaB
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place with great cocktails and charcuterie. We didn't have a full meal, but will be back soon to try some of the entrees!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, customer service was on point, bomb drinks, and ambiance was on point. Thanks for a great evening celebrating our anniversary!

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vipSietsemaWannabe
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Nice to see B Side open again. Food and drinks were great as usual, as was service. Also as usual, it was too loud, which is getting really played out.

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ThamiresS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm so happy they are open again! Excited to see their full menu again

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vipTanya
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to see B Side is back open - they have amazing cocktails, service, and great food. Their affiliation with Red Apron Butcher means they always have amazing meat and cheese in every dish.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with amazing service and cocktails!!

FAQs

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

B Side is rated 4.7 stars by 33 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.