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.
Great service and food!
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.
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.
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:(
This a really great restaurant - with really reasonably priced, healthy and and tasty dishes (e.g., rack of lamb for $23!
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.
Great food, great hosts
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.
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!
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.
I always feel welcomed and appreciated at this restaurant.
Wonderful food and excellent service! Great neighborhood restaurant.
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.
The ambiance and drinks weren't great, but the food and service was.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I’ve never had a bad meal or experience at this great neighborhood restaurant and bar!!
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
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.
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!
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.
This place did not disappoint. A real find...the reviews were spot on. The food was great, the wine was great and the service was outstanding. A real find. Totally satisfied.
service and food were not as good as other visits. still very pleasant and good value. they may have been having an off night server was definitely distracted/not paying attention to us
Great neighborhood restaurant. Great burger. Great owner.
Great service and friendly atmosphere. Really enjoyed our bartender (Omar). The hangar steak was delicious. We would definitely go back the next time we're in DC
Great leadership and atmosphere. Always my go to spot for weekend brunch
I showed up right on time for my reservation. As I was opening the door to the restaurant, a waiter was about to walk out with a full tray of drinks. I held the door for him and he didn't acknowledge me. I walked in and there was no hostess space or information as to where to go. The bartender was trying to make drinks and ignored me. The waiter came back in, was clearly frustrated but still ignored me. He went in and out twice with no acknowledgement. Finally, someone who may have been the manager told him I looked like I needed help. He came over and sat me outside at a table without chairs even though tables with chairs were available. I pulled over my own chair and he left me with menus. The drink menu was just a folder and was missing the menu. The waiter did not ask or bring water. He just walked away. After sitting for five minutes a new waiter brought out waters but by that point my friend arrived and we left. This is the worst first impression I've ever had at any restaurant. I've waited tables and the waiter was running around but that doesn't mean you stop being friendly, stop communicating, or ignore customers. I doubt I will ever give it a second chance.
The burger and penne were excellent. Would not recommend the mussels - there are many other restaurants that do mussels much better. Overall was a nice meal. Service was excellent.
Great location in DuPont Circle. On a warm summer evening there aren't too many places better in DC.
Food, service and value were very good but we weren't blown away.
Brick Lane has nice menu with a wide price range (good for a group of friends). The staff was friendly, but the service was slow (waiter did say it was only his 2nd day). Food was good. Noise level nice so you could actually talk. The outdoor seating is a plus
Great neighborhood bar...sort like a Cheers for Dupont! Owner is usually there, which is why the place has good service.
Excellent menu. Ahi tuna and hangar steak are wonderful. Very attentive and friendly service. Outdoor dining available.
Brick Lane afforded us THE worst dining experience in years. The wait staff knew nothing about the food or the wine. They didn't know which utensils to bring with which foods either. I had the misfortune of ordering mussels. When they arrived in a dish, I was concerned. They were all the size of my open hand. The meat of the mussel was about the size of an Oreo cookie. There is a reason you don't eat mature mussels. You're not supposed to have to cut them in half or be able to identify the internal organs. I sent them back. At first, I got an apology: "they were the only ones available at the market." Then the guy came back with another explanation: "it's became they are from Maine." Please. I'm not new to food. Thats absurd. I ordered something else, which was simply not very good, and by the time it arrived, my husbands meal was finished. Did they comp my food? No. The ladies at the next table were having a similar experience and soon, the poor service and food was the subject of a lot of cross-table joking around. We won't return.
Get a sandwich or Burger, don't try the anything complicated...
We met friends and dined on a wide variety of menu items. The portions were great and very inspiring
I'm a big fan of Brick Lane. It's a great neighborhood spot with a relaxing, modern vibe. The food is solid and the wines are priced right. And they make great boozy after-dinner coffee drinks.