Brick Lane Restaurant

4.5
83 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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...
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, International
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(202) 525-5309
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Alex Canto
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Private party facilities
We have a private room for 30 to 35 guests.
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Catering
We offer catering for 30 people and less. Cold and hot options are available.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Easy to park two hour street parking and meter ends at 6:30pm
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Public transit
3 blocks from DuPont Circle Metro Station
5 blocks from the Whitehouse
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 83 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.3
ambience
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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
4 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
5 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
35 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
56 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
4 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
56 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
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time!

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

Great service and wonderful food!

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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
81 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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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
15 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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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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SD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, great hosts

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere, great service, delicious food. I went there a Friday night for dinner, the bartender and the manager were very friendly and attentive. I recommend the hanger steak which was very tasty. The chef really knows how to cook a great steak ! I highly recommend it, it was an excellent dining experience.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The veggie burger was honestly one of the best I’ve ever had and my friend loved her Atlantic salmon entree. Very diverse, delicious menu with something for everyone. The atmosphere was super cozy and the staff couldn’t have been friendlier. 100% recommend!

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LB
Richmond
37 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I think Brick Lane can be a good restaurant. They di dnt offer Pinot Noir by the glass or bottle. The waiter was friendl but not attentive enough. We were the only customers for a 7:00 reservation.

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j
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always feel welcomed and appreciated at this restaurant.

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T
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant and the team is so welcoming and lovely!

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OT
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and excellent service! Great neighborhood restaurant.

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T
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I frequent BL often. It's a wonderful neighbor bar/restaurant with an atmosphere that reminds one of "Cheers". Bartenders and servers are always very friendly and competent. The owner is often there, too, which ensures high food quality and great service.

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R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

The ambiance and drinks weren't great, but the food and service was.

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t
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Omar took great care of us. We were celebrating a birthday and they made it special. Great food, great value, but it’s the people who make a restaurant’s reputation. The owner came by to check on us. Wonderful service. Comped drinks. We’ll be back.

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HL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Saturday night dinner with friends for a party of 5. Two din ers ordered the hangar steak with mashed potatoes and spinach. Both the potatoes and spinach were cold. Wait staff shared that the beef dinners were prepared first while the salmon scallops didn't take as much time. Wait staff did offer a complimentary shot.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food is terrific. Great value and excellent service. A very warm and welcoming atmosphere. Like the back table upstairs section for quiet conversation. It's a gift to have this place in the neighborhood.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was horrible. Our waiter didn’t seem very interested in waiting on us. He actually went to the table next to us 4 different times before even checking on us. The food was decent but nothing spectacular, and definitely not worth the abysmal service. Bartender seemed welcoming when we first entered. Atmosphere was nice.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Food was decent but service was terrible. We were seated upstairs and our waiter neglected to come and check on us. When he actually did come by he smelled like a cloud of smoke. The restaurant was fairly empty except for a few locals. Weird vibe in general. Would not recommend.

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JW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve never had a bad meal or experience at this great neighborhood restaurant and bar!!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The vibe is what makes this place soo great. The customer service was outstanding, This was my second time coming but I will be coming back here again and again lol

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Patrick was an absolutely amazing server. He was so friendly and helpful. He made us feel like we were the only people in the restaurant. I had the coconut shrimp salad which was delicious and we started with the hummus and the spinach and artichoke dip, really yummy. Everyone was happy with their meals and the casual atmosphere, but the service was the best. Definitely going back again and asking for Patrick.

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SS
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 8 and everyone loved the food. We had salmon, scallops, lamb shank...all were great! Someone ordered a watermelon salad to die for. When the staff found out we were celebrating my husbands birthday and my sons wedding this weekend they brought us complimentary desserts and a lovely bottle of champagne! I highly recommend this restaurant...we come to D.C. often and will definitely eat here again!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and even better food. I've been to Brick Lane three times now (once with a large group), and they've always done a wonderful job.

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