Brick Lane Restaurant

4.0
102 reviews
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$30 and under
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Opened in March 2016, Brick Lane is one of Dupont Circle's hottest new restaurants, with beautifully exposed brick walls and charm, Brick Lane is the perfect place to have a glass of wine and a bite to eat. Dining is our passion here at Brick Lane. We are committed to quality and freshness. Our ingredients are hand selected to help us deliver a unique variety of incredible dishes...
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K
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Very friendly staff and accommodating to our requests for changes in the menu. However Valentine's day special Duck was not the best. Not sure if chef tried it new and didn't succeed. It was overcooked and tough. I will give this place another try. This may one off.

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SJ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great time at this neighborhood standard.

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JC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I went to Brick Lane for a low-key birthday dinner with 3 of my friends. The waiter was very friendly, but still let us be. Once I told him it was my birthday he was veryyy complimentary. Bringing us extra drinks and dessert. The food was also delicious and the wine was quality.

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JA
Corpus Christi
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This gem is 1/2 block from where we live! Despite the numerous and wonderful options for dining in DC, this will be our 'go to' place for us and when we have guests! Food is delicious, atmosphere is 'neighborhoody and welcoming' and the owner/staff are friendly and hospitable!

Love it!
JoAnn

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OT
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A solid all around dining experience. My girlfriend and I were in the area on a Sunday afternoon and looking for something unique and local. Brick Lane fit the bill perfectly and we were not disappointed at all. The service was excellent, the food delicious with ample portions and the drinks fairly priced. This would be a weekly go to if I lived in DC and in this neighborhood. Enjoy!

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MA
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Thanks Brick Lane for making my birthday dinner a treat!
The four of us had not been here before and were pleasantly surprised.
Agree with all the comments about the staff being attentive and not intrusive and very very friendly. They even gave us a bottle of champagne to toast the occasion and gave me, the birthday girl, a glass of scotch. Very thoughtful.

We had the surf and turf, the lemon chicken, the paella and the salmon. All the food was good and had great flavor. The one comment about the chicken was it was a little dry and tough but the sauce saved it. The wine list was decent and the chocolate dessert was a perfect way to the end the evening.

The bar was crowded but something I noticed was the place was not loud . We could actually hear one another. The noise level was what you would expect when eating dinner.

Thanks again for a great evening Brick Lane!

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a
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Went to Brick Lane with parents and boyfriend to celebrate New Year's Eve and it was a treat! First of all, it was on the quiet side which was good for my Dad who is hard of hearing. Second, the food was very good. More comfort food but very delicious, hot and affordable. We were surprised at how reasonable the pricing was. Finally, our waiter was so nice, he brought us shots after the meal and even took one with us. It was a great experience and one of our best NYE celebrations yet.

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WI
New England
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was not super great. Brought out the wrong drink and wrong salads. Pizza was yummie.

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DF
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food and service were great. However, they seemed to be "out" of several items that we wanted.

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CR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Not a good restaurant option. Designed as a wine bar. Bar service for whole place. Not good table service at all. Especially if you aren’t drinking alcohol.

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RM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good, not great or creative. The burger was amazing

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LP
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice! Enjoyed our server & good food! Thank you for the warm welcome & last minute reservation!

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j
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I dine there often and have always had a great experience.

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SP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Service was very good. Burgers were cooked to the temperature ordered. Small space but plenty of room at the table. Did not realize there was a flight of stairs up to some of the dining space.

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PO
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brick Lane was a lot of fun and the food quality was wonderful. Try the mussel's ...they were fantastic

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DB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Issues with Brick Lane started with our Open Table reservation. We wanted to change our arrival time by 30 minutes and could not on OT so I called. The person answering for Brick Lane accommodated us but said he could not find reservation. No a huge deal but suggests management issues.

We were there on a very busy night - High Heel Race - and the waiter did a reasonably good job attending to our table. Understandable it was not better. The real issues were that the bar tender had no idea how to make a gimlet and food delivery was not timed. I ordered a gimlet and got straight gin. I clarified it should have lime juice and when the 2nd try came it had so much lime it was undrinkable. I just left it on the table and switched to wine. Next, 3 of us got our salads at the same time the 4th was delivered their entree as apposed to all 4 entrees coming out together. I cant recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in town for the Walkaway March! I have never seen a more happier group then these who have walked away from the Democratic party’s agenda, Subsequently, freeing themselves from the brainwashing and bondage! All minority groups were present! I was just about as happy as them while eating at Brick Lane restaurant. The food was scrumptious, the waiter was kind and professional and the atmosphere was tantalizing! We will definitely be back! Thank you very much DC for a great weekend and topping it off with five-star restaurant like Brick Lane was the best coming from a foodie!!!💕

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JJ
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met for an early dinner. Sat upstairs with a view over the railing of the bar and outside. It was quiet but not empty. Service and the food were stellar. It was our first time and was such a treat as we live within walking distance. From Manhattans through salads, steak, Carbonara and Lava cake, the meal was perfect, matched by attentive service. We’re looking forward to trying other items at other times from the menu. Great for date night. Seating outside is on our to do list next Spring. Brunch even sooner.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Tasty food and prompt, attentive service.

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A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love that this place has brunch options available during the week - not just the weekend!

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LC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We like Brick Lane, our neighborhood restaurant. But we found their specials ads at best misleading. The ad lists Mondays as $10 all mussels. But half of their regular menu mussels’ are ALWAYS $10. So the special only applies to those that are more expensive. Also, they list 1/2 price “limited bottles of wine”. In reality, it only applies to two house wines — one red, one white. Then they should just say “house wine is 1/2 price”. Other than that, it’s a reliable neighborhood spot.

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ND
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I love this as a great neighbourhood restaurant

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TT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was great

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s
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was very quiet for a work day lunch but maybe it is because the food was just ok?

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HT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and friendly local spot. We were staying at a nearby hotel and happened upon it. Happy that we did!

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LF
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The food is predictable and pedestrian. The service was horrendous. There were very few customers. We were seated upstairs and the waitress did have to keep running up and down to serve us. She made no extra attempts to see if we needed anything and when we were finished and waiting for the check I looked down to see her seated and eating. I had to call out to get the check.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. The food is phenomenal and the service is even better!

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S
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service we're both great! Will definitely be going back

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JJ
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a neighborhood gem! It is a place that serves great food, has wonderful and friendly staff and is in the heart of a great neighborhood. It is locally owned! You can come in and sit at the bar and have a small bite and a drink and watch a game or you can sit on the patio and enjoy the neighborhood around your or you can have a more cozy and intimate space upstairs for a special date or occasion. I am consistently happy with the food and service. We need to keep restaurants like this busy and in business!!

You must try this place out. You will make it a home!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and wonderful food!

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made a reservation, restaurant was not open despite taking Open Table’s reservation and business listings on Google and Yelp saying they were open. Showed up to the restaurant to find it dark and empty, Restaurant didn’t answer calls.

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M
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Their prefix menu for $30 includes soup or salad, any entree on the menu, a glass of wine, and dessert. A great deal and delicious food. The staff is super friendly.

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I was not that impressed. My salmon was a bit charred and so was my friend's hangar steak. The bathroom was messy and the faucet was leaking. They really needed to get in there and clean it up, and also call a plumber to address the leak. Overall, it didn't seem that clean and was a bit noisy. I think they could've made a better effort at making this a more special experience and up their game with the food prep and presentation. It was okay or passable but I wouldn't go there again. I don't want to be mean but I was disappointed.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food!

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DC
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live in the neighborhood and when feeling lazy but wanting a well-prepared, pleasantly served, healthy, flavor-filled meal in a pleasant setting, at a reasonable price, Brick Lane is just the place. We're never disappointed, whether its the mussels, the risotto, salmon sandwich, or just a salad.

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C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The meal was one of the worst meals I've had in my 4+ years in Washington DC. I ordered the steak salad and the steak came out super rare after ordering it medium. They took the salad back and cooked the steak further, but once it came back, it tasted like chewy nothingness. My friend ordered a sandwich and fries, and the fries had hair on them.
I will never be going back to this place.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I have to give the least amount of stars available. Very disappointed that my son and I walked over for breakfast during a weekday and they were not open - although their website and open table said they would be:(

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KV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This a really great restaurant - with really reasonably priced, healthy and and tasty dishes (e.g., rack of lamb for $23!

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OK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the most adorable restaurant on 17th Street! Our waitress Taylor was so sweet, really attentive, and funny. The food was wonderful. They had a great selection of mussels and we ended up getting mussels white, which were amazing. They were perfectly cooked, not too garlicky, had a lot of broth, and came with a ton of toast for dipping. His steak was awesome. The Malbec we drank was reasonably priced and great! The atmosphere is so cute and we can't wait to come back when we can sit outside on the sidewalk. We will be regulars here for sure.

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