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About Brick Lane Restaurant

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...

1636 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, International

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

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 525-5309

Website:
http://bricklanerestaurantdc.com/

Catering:
We offer catering for 30 people and less. Cold and hot options are available.

Parking Details:
Easy to park two hour street parking and meter ends at 6:30pm

Public Transit:
3 blocks from DuPont Circle Metro Station
5 blocks from the Whitehouse

Executive Chef:
Alex Canto

Private Party Facilities:
We have a private room for 30 to 35 guests.

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

Brick Lane Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

78% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
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Good for Anniversaries (1)
Authentic (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Casual (1)
Seasonal (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I always feel welcomed and appreciated at this restaurant.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Wonderful food and excellent service! Great neighborhood restaurant.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2017

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Seasonal
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 12, 2017

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 19, 2017

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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 23, 2017

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 24, 2017

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

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant. Great burger. Great owner.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on July 3, 2017

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Great leadership and atmosphere. Always my go to spot for weekend brunch

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 27, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Great neighborhood bar...sort like a Cheers for Dupont! Owner is usually there, which is why the place has good service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Excellent menu. Ahi tuna and hangar steak are wonderful. Very attentive and friendly service. Outdoor dining available.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 26, 2017

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.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Get a sandwich or Burger, don't try the anything complicated...

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 5, 2017

We met friends and dined on a wide variety of menu items. The portions were great and very inspiring

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Visiting our old neighborhood, we loved this chic and romantic place with perfect ambience and delicious food. We felt immediately at home and would love to return again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Besides the delicious food, the service really stood out to me. I really wish more places delivered great service like this. Omar was our server and he helped us choose our meals. We are outside until it started raining, and they did a great job with that transition. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Went out to dinner with some colleagues and had a great meal and conversation. Food was great and low noise level allowed us to talk.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2017

We really like this restaurant. Lively enough for a night out, but quiet enough for a conversation. To the point wine list with eclectic range of suitable choices; mouth-warming paella and flavorful seared sea bass. Attentive, knowledgeable wait-staff. A welcome addition to 17th St!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 29, 2017

I don't wanna spend my time to review it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 26, 2017

We sat in a small room upstairs to get away from the very noisy bar. This was good for conversation but the only window looked out on what was kind of an airshaft and mechanicals set up, pretty dirty and hideous, and once there were others up there, it got kind of noisy anyway just cuz it was so small. We both ordered the special, and the pork was visibly overcooked and extremely dry with a fairly uninspired sauce trying to cover it up. Neither of us quite finished what we were served. The dinner was not expensive but even at that it was not worth the money. So sorry - I do not give bad reviews very often, but I would not recommend this restaurant.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 24, 2017

I met with 2 friends for dinner and drinks prior to a show at Lincoln Theater on a Friday night. We sat inside but the outdoor seating was adorable with string lights overhead. The menu had good options and was very reasonably priced. The drinks were normal DC price for a cocktail (about $10) but they were strong and delicious. I will bringing my husband back for a date night and definitely will come back in warmer weather to sit outside.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Went with college age daughter and 5 of her friends; food was great. Prices also reasonable. Desserts are small but awesome, but do not plan on sharing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Excellent service! Very good food - had the Brick Lane burger, which was perfectly prepared. Calamari was excellent - fresh, crisp and light. Small but very well selected wine list.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Had a very good meal. I got a Classic Cheese Burger, well done as requested. My girlfriend got a Watermelon Salas and Seared Diver Scallops. We had several glasses of wine and two cocktails. Service -- possibly by "Cashier: Daniel J" was very friendly and helpful.

We will return to Brick Lane.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Slow wait for our table and food, but everything was delicious, and the atmosphere is warm and intimate, not sterile like some DC restaurants.

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