BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Virginia Gateway

4.3
133 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Time counts at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse. Since our humble beginnings back in 1978, we've continued to refine our brewhouse experience to make BJ's a place where you can make the most of any meal. We want BJ's to be a place where the moment you leave is the moment you plan on coming back. We pride ourselves in our craft and attention to detail. Our guests come here for our award-winning handcrafted beer. They come here for the Southern California twist we've put on the Chicago-style deep dish pizza. And they come here for our Pizookies®, our world-renowned dessert. But above all we know people come here to make their good times better. So in many ways we haven't just crafted a brand, but a mindset. And our guests are the reason for this. And it's because of them we're continually striving to make sure every moment they choose to spend with us counts. Welcome to BJ's, a restaurant with a Brewhouse soul.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 133 people are saying
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Russ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Only downgrade was the time it took to get our food and that all four meals were hot.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Virginia Gateway
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words! We strive to always provide great food for our guests to enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my all time favorite places to catch a good dinner!!

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Virginia Gateway
Responded on January 14, 2022

WOW! I loved your comments, thanks for the great “pat on the back.” We really appreciate it! Looking forward to serving you again. Don't forget to sign up for Premier Rewards PLUS before your next visit and snag a free Pizookie®!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

As most places do, the super condensed menu compared to our last experience there, around the end of 2019, was really lacking. Additionally, what was listed on the menu was largely unavailable as well. ALL of the food was presented ice cold after an extended wait. My wife’s half rack of ribs was too tough to cut and nothing but grizzly fat. It was very disappointing and apparently the neighboring tables had the same experience. It’s unlikely that we will make the drive back to this location. I typically don’t review restaurants either way because I understand the industry is tough, but this was really bad.

The server was nice and compensated us on the bill for the crappy food and extended wait times. There was a very light crowd in there so the reason for the wait times to be seated and for the foods are unknown.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Virginia Gateway
Responded on December 21, 2021

We are so sorry for the service you received from us. We would have felt the same way you did about this visit. Our service should be much better. We will address this with our staff and hope you can give us another chance. Thank you for your feedback. Please swing back by our location and personally share this experience with the manager so we can do right by you.

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AngelaL
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

We ordered two salmon dishes, spaghetti with meatballs and cheese tomato pizza and chips and salsa for appetizer. My salmon was fine but broccoli was mushy and tasted frozen, my husband’s salmon had cherry glaze and that was a bit too sweet. Spaghetti was good and garlic knot tasted very well. Pizza was not tasty at all. Bread was very thick and not enough topping which made the pizza taste very blend. Service was pleasant but the wait time for dishes was long. Chips and salsa was very good.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Virginia Gateway
Responded on December 14, 2021

Hi Angela. I am so sorry to hear about the issues with your food. I wouldn't like that either! We will address this with our team. On your next visit, if there is anything about your experience that can be improved, please let our onsite managers know so that we can do our best to make it right in the restaurant.

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ShaunaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! The environment was fun and inviting. Service was prompt and friendly. The food (my favorite part) was delicious, served fresh and hot. The prices were reasonable - I got the Bistro Burger and my daughter got the kids mini burgers. It was very convenient to be able to pay by scanning the QR code!

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ChristinaB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Yummy food. Husband enjoyed his veterans meal.

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vipRonS
Naples
69 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently good for a chain restaurant

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Nana437
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable meal with great service. Easy to chat with minimal noise level.

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DarinC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Too loud, difficult to have conversation. Music/football/then people trying to talk over all of it. NOT a place to have a dinner for 2. If out with the boys watching football, ok.

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vipDianeF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love BJ’s! The food and service is always great! Nick, our server, was awesome and someone who has also dedicated part of his life to serving our country…makes me love him even more! He was attentive, quick, and had great recommendations for our food choices for tonight! And, Jimmy the manager, has always been awesome with us when he was a server and we were so happy he remembered us, but more so because he had been promoted to manager…a much deserved promotion!! Thank you BJ’s for a great date night for my husband and me!!

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vipAndreaH
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful lunch! Pizza was amazing! Pizookie dessert was decadent and yummy! They gave us real menus, real straws and the restaurant wasn’t loud or cold (like it was in the past). Very pleased with our celebratory lunch - will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Welcome smile upon entering

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Larryj
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was great except the service was slow and the fries that came with my meal were not hot. Maybe they sat while the people in our party had their food prepared. Your restaurant has great food and I will return soon. Larry Jenkins

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Donna
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoy BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse. The menu has great variety and the food is great. My husband loves the prime rib meal and I love the prime rib sandwich. We all enjoyed our meal and celebrating our birthdays there.

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Aubrey
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

they were very busy slightly behind schedule but overall great

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Gretchen
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful meal. The service was excellent and the food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there for a birthday dinner. Had a nice time. Our waitress was very good.

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vipMichael
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was okay, but really tired of ordering an appetizer and food and it all comes out at once...

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we were seating within moments of arriving waitress was very attentive and continued to chwck on us throughout the meal food was delicious enjoyed a lavender lemonade contactless checkoutwohld def go back again

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DianeK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It took an extremely long time for the food to be served. While waiting, Chris (our server) kept coming back to check on us. He was a great server! The food was excellent when it was finally served.

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vipbarrydrucker012153
Washington DC
105 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good food and outstanding selection. First rate service.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went for the steak dinner special. Food was very tasty! Service could be a little better but overall the experience was good.

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Jules1233
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good but not great. Hamburger was completely over- cooked. Chips and guac were fine but the guac was not overly flavorful (needed lime juice and red onion). Kale and brussel salad was jus ok- vegan diner asked for no cheese so the salad lacked taste - it would be nice to have had a non-dairy cheese option and additional herbs for a fuller taste profile. Will probably try at least one more time.

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vipCARMENM
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great eatings

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GaryW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Our host was exceptional. The restaurant was freezing cold.

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SaciaV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food wasn’t good nor was the service. I wouldn’t return to this restaurant for dinner ever again

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BarbaraP
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Nice quiet lunch with my grandson. He thoroughly enjoyed his sandwich & sweet potato fries. I had soup & flatbread pizza. Soup was ok. Could have been warmer. Flatbread pizza was rubbery, not crisp. Server was friendly & nice & attentive to our table.

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SharonA
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our party had several different dishes all came out great

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Beachgirl
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu selection as well as a great variety of choices on the drink menu! There is something for everyone!

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vipMichael
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience at BJ. Loved the Brussels Sprouts!

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was a bit over seasoned for my taste.....

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HankH
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu variety is terrific. Service and food are always excellent and the Killian red is my favorite beer. Always love going to BJ’s

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AllisonS
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I set up a reservation time and was told by the hostess that we had to wait in our car because the table wasnt ready and they would text me. 30 minutes later I still did not have a text so we went to another restaurant. After dinner I checked my phone and still did not have a message from BJs that our table was ready. Wont be going back any time soon.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Virginia Gateway
Responded on January 20, 2021

Hi Allison, I apologize that we did not handle your reservation correctly. Please contact me at the restaurant so I can make this up to you. 571-222-6950. Thank You RJ Moorhatch

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vipAshellyC
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was just ok. Used to be better.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Virginia Gateway
Responded on January 20, 2021

Hi Ashelly, I hate to hear the food was just okay, used to be better. Please give me a call at the restaurant so I can get some additional details and make this up to you. Thank You RJ Moorhatch

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Our server was rushing us.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Virginia Gateway
Responded on January 20, 2021

Hello, I apologize you felt rushed during your visit. Clearly we never want anyone to feel that way. Please give me a call at the restaurant so I can figure out who served you and can provide some feedback and additional training. 571-222-6950. Thank You RJ Moorhatch

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Russell
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good to very good overall. Sometimes the sides are just room temp to warm. Often do not cancel out reservation on file which leads to open table chastising for not keeping reservation. Has happened to me on more than one occasion.

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LourdesR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The host was rude When I asked if we could be seated earlier she asked “did you get a text” and asked her again to get sane rude response. Then when she seated us, she asked if we knew how to read and use the digital menu. The worst experience. So disappointed

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Heath
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I was seated immediately upon arrival -service was fine, spot on - all that was necessary - food was very good. Second meal in the last month - I will return again.

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ReneeG
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Very pricey and the food was like bag I had a steak and cheese and it was full of gristle I didn’t even eat it

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Heath
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Check in was quick and easy - service great - food / value well worth it!

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You can order delivery directly from BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Virginia Gateway using the Order Online button. BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Virginia Gateway also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 222-6950.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Virginia Gateway is rated 4.3 stars by 133 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.