Delirium Cafe

3.3
34 Reviews
$30 and under
Belgian

About

Welcome to Delirium Cafe!

Delirium Café USA is the first United States location for the highly regarded international chain of beer-focused cafés anchored in Belgium. The original café began in the basement of a row house just off the Grand Place in downtown Brussels. As local college kids, international tourists, and discerning beer purists began to frequent it, the café grew. It expanded from the 1000sf basement to taking over an entire block, and is now a destination for beer lovers around the globe.


Delirium Café USA aims to merge the Belgian café experience with the local Loudoun flavor, and to provide an outstanding experience centered around great beer, wine, spirits, and food.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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NOVAfoodie
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our party of 4 had dinner on the patio inside one of the "bubbles". The heater was not adequate to keep us warm, despite us dressing for cold conditions. The usual patio furniture was too large for the bubble. Four chairs fit, but not a table, so we held our plates on our laps. Our server, Chad, was great! Attentive and very pleasant.

The "bubbles" on the patio, as they currently are set up, are fine for drinks and snacks, if one is bundled-up for the cold. But heater upgrades and furniture changes to include a small table are needed to make them an enjoyable place to have a meal.

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vipmomof4va
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Disappointed with our meal here. We came for beer and mussels and at our dining time 4pm, they ran out. Ordered the schnitzel with high expectations and were very disappointed. The menu said it came with mustard potatoes and a salad. The salad was just a few greens thrown on top of the pork and French fries were on the plate instead of the mustard potatoes. The schnitzel itself was ok. Needed more lemon to add for flavor. Our server was awesome! The decor was fun and inviting. The merchandise is fantastic! It might be better to go just for the beer and apps and leave the main dishes alone.

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SabinaP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Really bad experience: service was awful- from the unkind hostess to getting the wrong food. Incredibly loud, food was cold and their signature frites seemed to be from the end of the bucket - chopped off, dark brown, not delicious.
Last time we dine at this place.

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SabinaP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Disappointed in this place: music was so loud that it was impossible to carry a conversation. Food was just ok.

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vipSusanW
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Only put one star but I honestly can’t review the restaurant since we weren’t able to dine there. We were able to make a 10 am reservation even though the restaurant didn’t open until 11.

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vipHuihui
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When we got to the restaurant, we were surprised it was closed! We were on time for our reservation, but nobody told us it would close due to short of staff. We drove more than 30 miles to get there, but we were stood up. Very disappointed by the restaurant’s irresponsibility.

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JM0000
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beer selection. App ordering makes it super easy to place order and pay.

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SueS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We had lunch here. The good: $5 Bloody Mary was excellent and waitress was attentive and helpful. The bad: kitchen had issues, it took an hour to get eggs and a burger. Food was ok, overpriced, and nothing out of the ordinary. I've been here before and remembered the food being better. Hopefully they just had a bad day.

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StephenP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Once our waitress brought our drinks, we never saw her again. There were problems with 3 out of 4 meals, but we were hungry and ate them anyway. Water never refilled. It’s nice to order online, but a problem when you never see your server. Now I see why they had last minute reservations available. Disappointed on our weekend getaway.

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vipXXXXX
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Good place good bones in the community but I found especially the salads to be over priced for what was received

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AnaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Mussels needed more flavor and way more broth.

Rock shrimp salad had no dressing or flavor. Overpriced.

Fish and chips were tiny. Nowhere close to the 1lb advertisement.

Took a long, long time to get silverware and napkins.

We wanted to dine outside due to covid and our unvaccinated kid, and hostess had us all walk inside although I asked if we couple meet her around back and it was easily accessible. There was no need for us to follow her through the place and linger inside.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staff and great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
14 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining was lovely. Regular and Gluten free options were delicious. My husband has a gluten allergy and the staff was helpful and understanding of how to prepare his dish for him. My meal was terrific as well. Enjoyed the evening immensely!

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PaulF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Wife had Mussels (good), I had fish & chips (fair). The beer I originally ordered the waitress didn't know they had. Overall experience was 2-3 stars. Will probably go back at some point, but probably just for a casual beer with friends.

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Renee
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Great atmosphere. The menu needs a few gluten free options.

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vipDClocals
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The highpoints were the beer and the hot pretzels.

I ordered the Endive salad with shaved chicken; it was almost inedible

The service was also uneven.

Unfortunately, I don't think this restaurant will go into our 'do it again' column

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Unfortunately the kitchen was closed, so we were unable to dine, the service and beer selection, however, was fantastic!

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vipDowntownJon
Richmond
84 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Kind of a unique set-up. Essentially no wait staff. Someone brings your food but you order and pay by your phone.

The menu was small and at first we weren't sure we could find anything to eat, but we did: Cesar salads, soup, poutine, pretzel special. They were out of the entre. That may not sound like a meal so your mileage may vary, but everything was very good. Good portions. The poutine was great. Soup very good. The rest was good.

FYI: The menu is heavy on wings, burgers, and potatoes (in many forms) + small plates.

I would recommend to the restaurant to find a better Cesar dressing. It isn't hard to make and does make all the difference.

On the overall, we went from "I'm not sure this is going to work" to "This is a fun place. We're looking forward to coming back." So that's a very positive experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and had a great time. Their version of bruschetta is AMAZING, we placed a second order!!! Love the mussels pot. Great service, great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love! Gave me nostalgic memories of Belgium and will go back 1000x over!

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OpenTable Diner
Berlin
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drink and ambiance!

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vipAnonymousDiner
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

They were out of numerous food items, brisket ( the base for approx 4-5 items on their limited menu) and *many* beers, but our server didn’t bother to mention it until we tried to order specific items. (“Oh we don’t have A.. we don’t have B either... or C.” The service was slow and disappointing in the bar area last night, which I would understand if they were slammed — not the case. Disappointing downturn in quality at one of my regular restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We made reservations and traveled out of our way because of the brunch menu. Evidently, they do not serve brunch! Lunch was very good nonetheless. Table service was subpar.

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RuthS
London
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was a little slow to be responsive but great once we got it. Also, it was a busy Saturday. Food was good, plentiful. Drinks were amazing.

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vipJamesS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A quaint little spot, but always hits the mark. I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Staff was responsive and friendly, and the beer and cocktails were fantastic. Food was awesome as well

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Tamara
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to visit Delirium Cafe. We couldn’t have been more pleased. The staff, particularly the bartender/manager, was so kind to make us at home. The ambiance was carefree and comfortable. My husband and I were able to have a pleasant conversation without loud music or intrusions. The food was delicious and the wine & beer were tasty. We will definitely be returning on a regular basis.

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vipsamia
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The service was exceptionally slow this Sunday afternoon.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome beer and food as always

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was great and the atmosphere was nice. Only drawback was the need to make multiple requests for the same thing from our server then other servers walking by when the first server failed to bring us what we needed. This happened multiple times.

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vipDCVol
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love our visits here - great menu and service. Homey atmosphere and surroundings. Engaging staff. Delirium has your beer, regardless 🍻

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vipNBShep
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Service.was.SLOW.
Appetizer never arrived.
Entree was bland.
Only returning for drinks and snacks - sad, bc this place was an old favorite.

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LeesburgDiner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

I met a colleague for a late business discussion on a weeknight. The service was lovely: attentive but not intrusive. I ordered mussels, which had good flavor, but they weren't as plump as usual, which would have made them nicer.

I'd definitely recommend Delirium, and as someone who isn't a beer drinker, I appreciate that there are a lot of other good choices, from wine to food.

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MikeMc
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great selection of beer.

The waffle dessert was awesome

FAQs

Delirium Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 291-3470.

Delirium Cafe is rated 3.3 stars by 34 OpenTable diners.