Belga

4.5
511 reviews
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Belgian
The classic Belgian brasserie meets California sensibility at Belga. Inspired by mainstays of Belgian cuisine (equal parts Belgian, French, and German ingredients and dishes), Belga’s menu encompasses a variety of ingredients and staple dishes found from along the Belgian countryside to its seashore; Our interpretation of the Belgian brasserie means beer and cuisine are intertwined on the menu, yielding a collection of lighter fare and a sampling of heartier, comforting dishes (think wood-fired sausages and mussels-frites, --all designed to be shared). In keeping with Belgian tradition, Belga incorporates Northern California’s practice of local sourcing and working with the freshest of ingredients.
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Our waiter was incredibly unfriendly. The service made what should have been a nice lunch pretty unpleasant.

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RM
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

slow service, sitting for 15 minutes before even receiving our drinks, 30 minutes for our meal, loud echoing voices, food not that outstanding to put up with the noice and slow service.

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VR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a good experience at Belga for brunch, the one downside was that I went there for the waffles and they were out of waffles!!! Not great! But we had the beignets, croque madame and veggie scramble and they were delish.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

Impossible to have a conversation. Painfully loud. A shame since staff are pleasant and food is good.

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m
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely service great food

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JC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the quinoa salad with rucola and tomatoes.
My family favorite are scrambled eggs and the roasted potatoes with rosemary.

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BA
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Dinner was for a family night out; seating was quick and efficient. The tables and seats are comfortable and the table at a good level [many spots have tables set low or too high for many children]. Our server was kind, attentive and efficient without being overbearing. The wine selection is decent; the German reds are to be highlighted and provide real value. The food was a bit underwhelming... The mussels were in a tasty broth, my pork schnitzel was a bit on the bland side... The spaetzle could have a bit more to it as well. If I were to return, I would request sidewalk seating and stick with more of the appetizers.

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ER
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good brunch spot! Nice open and pretty restaurant. They have a pretty healthy menu which I love! Great brunch drinks too! Good value for either intimate group or bigger group!

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OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional...Jess is a world class server...she took great care of us and steered us through an enjoyable brunch. A+

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BL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had been dreaming about those waffles all week- they did not disappoint! Our server was lovely.

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OT
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

BELGA HAS BEEN ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLACES IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD, PERFECT PLACE TO GO WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

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s
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Small portions of okay food for brunch- not what one would usually expect when orsering one meal for both breakfast and lunch. Fresh ingredients for veggie scramble. Waffle was so light and airy that the person who ordered it asked to go get food immediately after leaving Belga! Benedict was the best but had three little potatoes as the side which was weird. Coffee came with milk, not half and half. Asked for cream and we finally got whipped cream to put in the coffee at the end of the meal... Which had gone sour. Waitress first argued with us but then apologized after she smelled it.

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BS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The food here is fine, nothing to write home about. But the service and atmosphere is always nice. They also have a great happy hour.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Small portions but overall good quality & ambiance.

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JA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The service was nice and efficient. She brought things in a timely manner and was very knowledgeable. The food was a bit lacking. The pretzel was stale, the sausage did not contribute to the mussels, was almost too salty. The ham in the Spaetzle overwhelmed the flavor. The Beignet were flavorless and dry. I liked my salads. The olives in the martini were kind of boring, not much of a blue cheese taste. It was not a horrible meal, but it was not worth the price.

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E
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed our evening at Belga. Definitely will add to our favorite places to return to. The food was delicious and service was attentive.

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MM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Belga is one of my go-to places - the food and service are always good. The restaurant can be a little loud, and Easter brunch was no exception. Overall I highly recommend it!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was fine, but it gets less and less Belgian every time we go there. It’s more accurate to say that the menu is now standard American/California cuisine with continental influence than anything else.

Plus they got rid of the sausage platter, which was one of their trademark dishes and a unique reason to go there.

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P
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought our dog and sat outside, the outdoor tables were well-serviced and we got everything we needed. Staff is lovely and accommodating, the food is fresh and well thought out. We had a wonderful brunch experience and will definitely return.

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IE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Consistently good service and very good food. Great for mid sized groups.

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DG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Noise level moderate-not. Easy sunday brunch, not crowded, still could hardly hear,music blaring-not from customers. Burnt bacon with scramble and bacon. Enough watery spinach to fill a field on the eggs bennie and english muffin not toated at all. Croque madame bread not toasted at all, but ham excellent. Waffle pretty good. Fries very good. Banana toast great. Service-meh. So many better options.

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MV
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Belga is a good go-to place in the neighborhood you can count on good food, great service, and nice atmosphere.

Belga
Responded on March 29, 2019

Thank you very much Marla!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Our service was AWFUL, and the food was mediocre. Not worth the money.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good good and drinks. Noisy but nice atmosphere

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Everyone was about 19 years old.

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JM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great decor; very good casual menu.

Noise level is very high at the entrance, but there are some quieter zones.

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KD
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

This was my first time at Belga. I went with a group of friends to enjoy some good food and have a good time with them. While the reservation, menu and all those pieces worked out fine, our server was not at all friendly.

1. She seated three of us and gave silverware only for two
2. Never came by to our table to check if everything was ok or we needed something. We literally had to look for her to get additional stuff.
3. My friend ordered a hot tea (green), the server came back after half hour with black tea saying they were out of green tea. Well, that's fine, at least she was considerate enough to get something. Secondly, when my friend asked for a cup of hot water, she got her another cup of tea which was just not required.
4. I specifically asked her to not put bacon on my flatbread, which clearly was not noted down & I got bacon.

30mins after she noticed that we were done, she came by to ask if we needed anything else. At the time of bringing the check she was in a totally opposite (happy and cheerful) mood (maybe because it was now time for tipping).

I hope it was just this server and not the rest of the staff.

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CJ
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The only downside was the saturday before St. Patrick's, the street and restaurant were definitely chaotic. There was significant noise because of all the revelers.

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s
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy food and have great conversation while dining.

Belga
Responded on March 29, 2019

Thank you!

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DG
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Erin is the hostess, she is so friendly and professional. The experience was lovely and is consistent. Thank you for being such a staple in our lunch and dinner out.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Belga was fantastic. Delicious food and great atmosphere.

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B
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food and drinks. Nice spot for bigger groups.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great brunch. Welcoming staff. They were really accommodating about our stroller.

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H
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A feature of the food is variety -- from steak frites to mussels. Our waitress was outstanding. The crowd is generally locals, people over 35 (in other words, Millennials) and Gen X. No kids.

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j
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice server and atmosphere. Good food.

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BB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Yummy food and bloody Mary’s! Dogs allowed.

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k
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice food and ambiance. Great for lunch and foodies.

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PV
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Dinner for two with one glass of wine was over $100 so take that your $$ listing! Some Open Table menu prices are incorrect. Wine (Vacqueras) was good. NY steak was super fatty (I told server but it didn't phase her), but at $28 I guess you get what you pay for. Chicken needs mashed potatoes with its good sauce, but instead you get kale (is that Belgian) and carrots. French fries aren't shoestring but are good and crunchy. The restaurant is noisy in an "animated" way that doesn't lend itself to much conversation.

We go here about every 6 months when I've forgotten that Belga is "just okay." One good thing is that it almost always has open tables!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great vibes, bright inside. Server is slow, but had a great time regardless

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f
San Francisco
122 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Food was decent but over priced. Service was horrible - multiple asks for water, wrong drinks brought to table, servers not knowing who ordered what dishes, being asked to move so they could open the door without checking if we were ok with it considering it was a cold rainy night.

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