Brick Lane Restaurant

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140 Reviews
$30 and under
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...
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was really slow. Waiter was inattentive, had to ask for menus, drinks took forever. When asked for check he told us we could go inside and pay, since he was busy serving another party. My dinner salad lacked seasoning. Friend’s pizza was good though.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

They didn’t have a table ready for us/didn’t know about our reservation, and after we were seated, we waited over 30 minutes before having to flag someone down for service. The food looked better than it tasted, and was overall very mediocre. Certainly not worth the wait!

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JuanA
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server (Sam) and the food were amazing and will definitely frequent the restaurant more often.

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vipJb100
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lychee Coladas were amazing! Food was great. Service great tool. We will definitely be back!

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JoelS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good meal and it was nice being accommodated outside

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Rae17
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We love the food and the staff at Brick Lane. It's just a bit cold downstairs and the music is quite loud. But it's great food and I get takeout all the time!

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Saturdaynite
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very friendly staff!

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Jodi
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was okay. Waiter never brought our appetizer but we also weren’t charged for it. I’m guessing he either forgot to put it in or they were out of it and he never bothered to tell us. Also, we ordered Pinot Grigio and were served Riesling. Not sure why he made so many mistakes but probably will be a one and done for us.

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vipgail
Washington DC
73 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a yummy meal, especially the roasted broccoli-cauliflower appetizer. Pasta made to order to our desires. Kalamari less successful. Owner? who waited on us was remarkable in his desire to satisfy all our desires. Great reasonably priced bottle of wine.

Was there at 4:30. Restaurant is small. Upstairs was very noisy but was OK downstairs by the window where we sat, which was very pleasant. Might be very noisy at night.

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vipViki
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is very tasty and the service is outstanding, family atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

People were fantastic and felt very homey

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vipAliciaInDC
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was made this place memorable. Server, everyone was inclusive and welcoming!!
The food was good. It's small and cozy. Overall, a nice neighborhood place!

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sarahk622
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt like a really good home-cooked meal in an unpretentious location with friends. Would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this place. It’s a very friendly place with lots of locals. The drinks are reasonably priced, especially at happy hour. The hanger steak is superb. Believe me.

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vipLoveDC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We love this neighborhood place!

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vipcathrob
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wandered in because we liked the vibe — perfect for everything from foodie to simple, from breakfast to dinner, and the BLT was INCREDIBLE

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vipJaniceW
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Ordinarily, I would have nothing but kudos for Brick Lane. However, this time, I had to send my dish back as iy was so overcooked as to be inedible. My friend did not, but should have. When the fish was redone it was superb! So, a little more care next time will prevent such an occurrence. I will not hesitate to return. Service was great, as always.

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DcGal
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice menu in a comfortable setting with good service. I’ll go again if I’m in the neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Great place!!

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vipOliviaD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Outdoor seating area had tons of bugs, our waiter was pretty much non-existent, the menu was different from what is posted online & what food we did order was not good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Brick Lane is the perfect dining spot before you go to the Keegan Theatre; just two blocks away The service is spot on and every dish was delicious. We sat outside, enjoyed a glass of wine before we ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cute patio and great service. Without asking, they brought me bug spray after noticing I was being bitten by mosquitos sitting on the patio. Also gave us each a complimentary glass of wine at the end of the night. Great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the salmon salad, which was delicious. The salmon was cooked perfectly. Great presentation, with the right balance of sweet (sliced apples) to balance the fish.

Sat at the bar, and the staff couldn’t have been nicer. The owner Salim was very attentive and helped maintain an upbeat and comfortable atmosphere.

I live in the neighborhood and will certainly be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood place. Salim is an excellent owner and host, great local crowd, and staff. More sports than CNN on TV, especially soccer. Lots of space for a larger group and outdoor patio. Salmon and specials are especially superb.

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vipTrentT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service! Would absolutely go back!

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vipbbrose
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a pleasant surprise! We were meeting friends from out of town (as we are too), and sat outside. The server/manger (it seemed) couldn't have been more accommodating with our group of 8. Great service, great food, great atmosphere, great location.

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Frankie
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful, soup to nuts, as they used to say.

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vipWilliamK
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly service and good food. When no outside tables were available on a nice day, the owner cheerily brought one from inside to seat us. What a wonderful gesture.

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Strangefruit
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Location was nice enough... there was only one server working for a weeknight dinner... a few BASIC things were not available... like I ordered the grilled cheese sandwich from the menu... I was told they were "out of grilled cheese"... Really? They had cheese for cheeseburgers... did they not have bread at all? I could see them saying, "we're out of sourdough, how about a grilled cheese on wheat?" Nope. We're out of grilled cheese. We were also told they were out of iced tea. How hard is that to keep? Odd. Anyway, I ordered an appetizer as an entree. It was just Meh. I went to dinner with a friend. The company was awesome. Next time, we'd do better just picking a random place on the street.

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Virginia
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was amazing! The service and ambiance could use some attention.

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PamelaV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We sat outside and enjoyed people watching and having a nice meal together! Nothing fancy but a nice casual and easy dinner. THanks!

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LynnA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is a great restaurant. We have eaten there twice, and sat outside, so I cannot attest to the inside experience. The staff is very friendly, and the food really is outstanding. The first time I had the coconut shrimp salad, and the second time I had the hanger steak. Both were equally delicious.

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DrMom
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Charming little restaurant with outdoor, sidewalk facing seating with a casual atmosphere yet delicious menu items! The assorted steamed mussle dishes assured that everyone had something to choose from to meet their pallet desires!

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vipClaireC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Their chairs are so hard, all six of us were complaining by the end of the evening. I will not go back there again. The food and service was good. The patio out back where we ate was good but the chairs were metal with no cushions. They are also metal with no cushions inside. Totally unsatisfactory! There are too many other good places to eat in DC that have comfortable seats. I won't go back and won't recommend.

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vipMike
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing here and staff is always so friendly.

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vipNicoleS
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brick Lane DuPont Circle is one of my favorite DC restaurants. The food is fabulous whether eating dinner or brunch and the staff is wonderful. A must try!

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vipVirg
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We did not have a good experience at the restaurant. Several of the items the group ordered were not available. The food that we did receive was mediocre at best.

We were celebrating a birthday so several of the young college students ordered Chocolate Lava cake. The cake was cold and dense - nothing like one would imagine.

The one bright spot was the Muscle dish. It was hot and delicious.

Server was very nice and did a good job.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was very good and I loved the pre-fix dinner deal. One star lost because although my server was very friendly, he was a little too slow. But overall I enjoyed it and I would definitely recommend and return!

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Kris
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

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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SJD3
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great time at this neighborhood standard.

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Brick Lane Restaurant is rated 4 stars by 140 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.