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Belga Cafe is a restaurant by Belgium native and award-winning Chef Bart Vandaele. A vibrant atmosphere modeled after Brussel's casual cafes, Belga Cafe is the original Belgian restaurant in Washington, DC. Opened in 2004, the neighborhood locale on Capitol Hill is known for its authentic cuisine, extensive craft beers and Genevers. Serving, lunch, dinner, the ever popular brunch, and "Dinsdag Mossel," Belga Cafe features an open kitchen, European casual dining room along with a sidewalk cafe. It is a small piece of Brussels on the Hill.
$20 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Belgian, European, International
Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Outdoor Seating
My friend Beth and I went to Belga after a fashion show for DC fashion week. I had been to this restaurant twice before and it was really good so I was excited to try it again.
Everything was great: the food, service, the atmosphere,...More
Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Christina N
Bart V, General Manager at Belga Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2019
Hi Christina, thank you for the review! Glad everything went well, we aim to please. Hope to see you back again soon, cheers!
Great food and excellent beer menu, plus the staff is always friendly, cocktails were good and definitely coming back to this place, for the first time I tried the rockfish that they offer was incredible and great taste it was fresh and light as my...More
After reading the menu had high expectations of fine food in an old world atmosphere. It is old world like in the place needs to be updated and cleaned. Asking the waiter for tips or explanations elicited little more than a grunt and a half...More
Our first time here. Read some reviews and chose this place. Pretty quiet for a Friday night but we came at 9pm. Excellent 5 pepper steak, I ordered it twice. We also ordered the Mussells Marienere. That was good too. Would recommend that the chef...More
Date of visit: November 2018
Bart V, Manager at Belga Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2018
Hello and thank you for your feedback. Glad to hear your first visit was great! We pride ourselves on all things Belgian. Please visit us again the next time you're in the city! Cheers
Have you ever found a quaint, unpretentious little restaurant that is just so good that you wish you lived across the street so you go there last-minute for a delicious meal ... a meal probably better than what you could make even if you had...More
The Belga Cafe continues to be one of the best restaurants in DC, especially in Capital Hill. We always enjoy our meals and is our "go-to" place for out of town guests and special occasions. The service is prompt and friendly, and the food is...More
I had a friend visiting from out of town and we had dinner at Belga Cafe. It was amazing. I had the Muscles with fries. The muscles were prepared with Truffle and Sausage and they were delish. My friend had the sirloin and it was...More
Sat at the bar. Had great drinks. Really like the Betsy Gin and Tonic. Apps were very good. Try the Cigars, great combination of crab and chicken.
Everything is great. I had Le Vrai Steak Frites Belge. Always good. Asked for it medium rare and...More
Date of visit: July 2018
Bart V, Manager at Belga Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018
Thanks for the feedback. We are very happy to hear you celebrated your anniversary with us at Belga! You can't go wrong with the steak frites, or Mussel Marinier, both great choices. We'd be happy to have you back anytime. Cheers!