Belga Cafe

4.6
4337 Reviews
$30 and under
Belgian
Belga cafe is a great place to eat typical Belgian cuisine.
Available for dine in, delivery and curbside pick up. Open daily for Lunch, Brunch, and Dinner.
Hours of operation: Monday from 5 pm, Tuesday - Friday from NOON, Saturday & Sunday from 10 am. Please call to book your table.
PRIVATE GREENHOUSES are available with food and beverage minimum spends. Call (202) 544-0100 to inquire about availability and pricing.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

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Starting Dec 31, 2021

We offer a pre-fixed menu for $89++ per person! Due to limited seating, we offer two time slots: 5:00 pm & 7:30 pm. If you need to cancel your reservation, please give us a call 48 hours in advance.

What 4337 people are saying
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Fabi
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff was friendly and service was excellent. Food quality was fantastic! Definitely going back!

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KarenP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. NEVER. Service was care-filled and lovely. It’s always a pleasure dining here.

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TruusW
Richmond
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good Belgian food. Not exceptional. The service was very good.

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Robert
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time there, as always! I'm quite satisfied with the food, service, and overall feel.

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vipGlennC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great, but tonight it was particularly exceptional.

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Mhilt126
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great muscles, frites & creme brûlée. Pork dish and pasta with crab were excellent. Service was excellent. However, our two burgers were Barely warm and the bacon and cheese were cold and congealed. The burgers must have been sitting out too long waiting for delivery to our table.

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vipdjuHillGuy
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food, etal were splendid

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SophiaC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I went there for my birthday bunch solo. The hostess and my server were
the best. They were able to understand what I wanted with the help of my iphone*

Con:
I got seated in the greenhouses which I ABSOLUTELY LOVE!
The Strawberry Fields Waffle was DELICIOUS! Whew, I ate everything off that plate. It wasn't heavy like more waffles but light.
The green eggs was lovely. I'm a sucker for pesto so I really wanted to try this.

Pro:
One of the server near the hostess entrance was rude as f*ck. Get rid of this man. Upon arrival, the place was busy so I didn't know if I should go in or wait but he curtly pointed at the podium and bark at me.

I wanted a bottle of Veuve Clicquot to take home and was prepare to pay but my server said the price was $124. That was completely different than what was on the Belga's cafe website. Kinda disappointed.

Overall, highly recommended but be aware this place was hella busy. Get a reservation!



*Deaf people brunch too, this restaurant who shall not be name

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Millers
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two couples enjoyed their breakfast very much! Two of us ordered waffles with fruit. The dish was both delicious and beautiful. Another ordered eggs he thought they were great. The last person ordered the quiche and salad. The quiche was amazing!

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vipIlikerestaurants
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice meal outdoors. The food is consistently delicious and the folks are the restaurant are consistently gracious and enthusiastic about Belgian food. So happy for this neighborhood fixture.

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Delicious
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food. Steak frites was perfectly cooked, mussels had perfectly spicy broth and weren’t over cooked like they are in many places, octopus was delicious. Go here - you won’t be disappointed.

My only real complaint is we liked our first waiter better. The one that took over our table was a bit pompous and also bitter. It was his last week working there and it showed.

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ANDYS
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu & food. Our server, Mark was very personable & professional. We will definitely return to Belga Cafe when in Washingon

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came from Annapolis. Saw Van Gogh Immersion first and battled traffic to get to Belga. Amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great good and great service.

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Tarik
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing!!! So yummy - a must go to. But they gave away our table after 15 mins even tho we called to tell them we would be late. Overall would go back.

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TimL
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Belga Cafe continues to be one of the premier restaurants in DC. Our group mostly like the outdoor seating (it is always a bit noisy in DC, regardless) and the food. The two steaks and lamb dish were perfect, as was the waffle started. We were a bit disappointed in the Belgian stew, however. It tasted delicious, but the meat was very stringy and there was nothing but meat (no veggies in a stew?). Pricing was high, as expected in these times and the half-bottle of Chateauneuf de Pape was just excellent.

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PaulD
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the ambiance, food and décor. The staff was great and very attentive to us.

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CiaraT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love my whole experience! DEFINITELY coming back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was delicious. We sat upstairs on the rooftop and it and was cute and fun!

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vipAlysonR
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I actually love this restaurant. And the manager is awesome

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LindaD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was mediocre. Waiter rather surly. He brought me rose Sancerre when I asked for white, which I opted to keep and try. It was way overpriced $16.50 for small glass. No offer to give a discount for his mistake.
Parking was a nightmare.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch with attentive service. The waffles were fantastic!

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vipSusan
London
38 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Belga is one of our favorite restaurants and we had a wonderful brunch.

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ScottB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Bloody Mary is very different, I would not order again

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Hillary
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We ate upstairs on the rooftop patio. I would recommend the avocado toast!

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Mazda6gts
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Taken to our table on time. Nice outdoor seating area.

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vipIlikerestaurants
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding and unique.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's the expected DC prices (a little expensive) but absolutely delicious. We can't wait to go back for brunch again. We had chicken and waffles, Belgian waffle, waffle bites, bucket of bacon, and the cornbread waffle topped with pulled pork and avocado and it was all absolutely delicious.

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vipMikeM
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience. We were running late, no problem. Service and food were great. We will return.

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RobertD
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant close to Metro Station. Good food as well.

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Callum
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in DC continues to delight. Highly recommend!

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Shell
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our waffles and our lattes for brunch! Will definitely return!

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CharlieB
1 review