Village Brauhaus

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164 Reviews
$30 and under
German
Modern and Traditional German and Austrian Cuisine
Village Brauhaus opened in 2018 and is located in the heart of Alexandria, Virginia. Since then, the skilled and experienced chefs and staff have proven to please with quality interpretations of classic dishes and daring new ventures into the uncharted territories of food and drink.

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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 164 people are saying
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Greg
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Very authentic!

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Gb21
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We wouldn’t go back. The food was not fresh- overcooked and not authentic German.

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vipkimp
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We visited on Christmas eve and not one person working there had a mask on, in spite of the Open Table claim that the staff wears mask. When I asked why they didn't wear masks, I was told it was optional for them. This was especially disconcerting, considering holiday flights were cancelled due to staff covid outbreaks and Patagonia, just across the street, went to door service only due to the latest concerns.

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NancyR
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Portions were enormous. Very nice hard working staff.

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Wildermann
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

First time trying. Recommended item on the brunch menu was no longer available at 1:30. Service was friendly but slow. Food was unremarkable thus making the value for the meal even less so.

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BrianJ
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Start with the pretzel. Imported from Germany. The best I have ever had in the US. Excellent German beers!! And I ordered the pork shank. Very tender and delicious!! Our waitress was Ashley. She made sure our service was A+!! Highly recommend this restaurant for authentic German food!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was meh, but good if you are expecting Americanized German food. Service was great, beer was awesome.

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JessikaR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service despite being filled wall to wall.

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vipJillian
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was rather loud in there and the accordion being played didn't help. We just came from the Scottish parade and wanted to just chill.

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vipDennisA
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food - very large portions! We plan to head back with the family in the very near future!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Fargo
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited about 50 minutes for an appetizer and then waited another 15 minutes for our entrees. They never came. The waitress came over 1 time the entire time we were there. I was hopeful this would be a good place.

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Taylor
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! The only negative was the kitchen was a little slow, but it was a very busy night

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SalvatoreV
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service was good, beer was fantastic. Food authentic but nothing to write home about. Decent German fare

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EloyC
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome location. Love the food and service. Excellent place.

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COLAKA
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

My dish presentation and taste was lacking. My wife enjoyed her meal. Waitress Ashley was great!

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JoshuaW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it great beer! .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The restaurant is short staffed. There was one waiter handling the entire second floor, and it was a full house. At one point we had to go downstairs to the bar to get our drinks because our waiter was no where to be found. The bar downstairs was similarly understaffed.
The food was good though.
I understand restaurants are all struggling. But, this was a beautiful Friday night. Management should have anticipated there would be a crowd. With so many restaurants to choose from, a bad experience at one can really taint that restaurants reputation.

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EloyC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool place to hang out. Great service and food. One of my to go places.

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MaryM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Only one waitstaff was challenging. Food was very good.

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Martin
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is excellent! Tastefull food and high quality service.

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vipStephen
Washington DC
161 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food is good and the beer is excellent. The staff were helpful and the evening was pleasant.

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JZ19124
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was not good and very overpriced. The main course was brought out with the appetizers. Definitely not authentic German food and the restaurant itself was not very clean

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theSuperStar
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

All restaurants are having staff shortages and Brauhaus is no exception, wait service was a bit slow, it was expected. It was extremely loud inside, too loud to have a normal volume conversation, it was loud like at a football game. The food was still great and beers were flowing. We are repeat customers and will continue to be.

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Localdude
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Ate there once before and had a good experience (it was empty). This time, not so much. Service was terrible, food was so-so. The 2nd floor is a mess, with boxes and junk all around the stage. Music selection and volume was obnoxious.
Server tried to blame the kitchen for the poor service. I guess it’s the chef’s fault we were never once offered a 2nd round in 90 minutes of dining, that we didn’t have napkins with our pretzel app, or that it took 20 minutes to get the check.
Not coming back.

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vipJBurella
Washington DC
150 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This place is always excellent!!! Food is so good. Staff is sparse and working so hard - expect longer and be kind. Octoberfest menu is in effect so I couldn't get what I was hoping for - be sure to see the modified menu first, still excellent options.

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Greenfiend
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Octoberfest, place was hopping’. Great service, yummy food and loved the band! Felt like Munchen!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Too loud and the food was subpar.

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PatrickL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome live music from the The Austrian Boys.
Great food and great beer. You gotta go.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The Käsespätzle was a cheese sauce with Spätzle and the Flammkuchen was on a premade Naanbread style base. The sound system was fluctuating so the music was too loud then quiet and coming from alternating corners of the room. We left the food partially eaten and paid as quick as possible to leave.

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LisaJ
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was only nominally German. I had the Flammkuchen - not even close. The apple strudel was served cold. The noise level was way too high, almost impossible to hold a conversation with the person right next to you. On a positive note, the servers were very friendly without being overly so, were attentive and did not rush you out the door. The salad was very fresh. The best part of the meals were the French fries - which were crisp, hot, and freshly made. Sadly we will not be returning due to the noise.

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DisappointedOne
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Rats in the place
The waitress put my party in a room that was almost empty. The server was rushing us to order, and in general the place overpromises. But the worst was still to come.
In the side of the restaurant we were dinning, we spotted at least 3 rats running very close to our table. Yes, inside the restaurant!
We told the staff and they weren't even alarmed. Total indifference. You give Germany a bad name!

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NDCS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was efficient and very friendly. Wait time for our meal was short and it was a very pleasant experience.

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Quaint and authentic German place in the heart of Old Town. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Food portions were very large and beer selection is plentiful.

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PeterC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very poor service waited for over 50 minutes for food ,,waiter unavailable
Left very disappointed

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EloyC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and seating was immediately. Beers were cold and not too loud. Love going there with buddies.

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GreggJ
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved the restaurant. Nothing better than German Beer.

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DuaneH
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

While the food is authentic, the service was very slow and by the time the food came out most of it was lukewarm or even cool. The server was very pleasant, but there were long gaps in time. The place was not crowded, only three other tables at the time, and I get that with the pandemic hurting staffing that there are problems with service levels. However, given that there were only three tables, the service should have been faster - not as prolonged. I'll definitely return because the food is good, but I hope they find a way to get it to you hot. Can't say enough about the food though.

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Lbnurse
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The Food was sub par. The käsespatzle did not taste at all authentic. It had way too much pepper. The pretzel was very good and the fries. That was about it for good food. The salad had little to no dressing and was bland. The pork knuckle my husband got was too tough. The Sauerkraut was very tasty But it was covered in gravy, which completely ruined it. The Food was all way over priced as well. We will never return. It was an epic disappointment for German food. :(

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Stephanie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

We went for brunch on a Sunday. We were seated quickly (with a reservation) but weren't seen for some time. There was a placard at the entrance mentioning a staff shortage, which I know is pandemic related and not their fault. However, I think things could have been streamlined with digital ordering and bill payment using the QR code. Drinks were brought quickly but took a very long time to order and receive our food. I understand the delays but updates would have helped. The food was really good once we received it but they were out of potato pancakes, which was a bit disappointing and unexpected. My biggest complaint with the experience was that EDM was being played very loudly and the noise level made it so you couldn't hear anyone at your table. I found that inappropriate for a brunch, much more appropriate for night life. Overall a good place.

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vipNashvegas
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious German food and amazing beer flights. Thank you, ken, for great service and for patiently explaining the beer flights multiple times 😁!

FAQs

Village Brauhaus offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 888-1951.

Village Brauhaus is rated 4 stars by 164 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.