Belga Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 514 8th St SE

    Washington, DC 20003

    Cross street: Between E Street and G Street

    Map & Directions
  • 202-544-0100

About Belga Cafe

Hours
Sun 9am-9:30pm, Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri 11am-11pm, Sat 9am-11pm
3.8333 6
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We started with the fabled french fries, and I must say that they were quite remarkable. Belga's fries are light and sport an excellent consistency and texture. However, I respectfully disagree that they are the best fries in DC - I would take the more flavorful and equally expertly prepared truffle fries at Poste over Belga. Granville Moore's trumps both of them and provides excellent dipping sauces to boot (the accompanying sauces at Belga are strikingly disappointing). Having said that, they were an excellent appetizer and I would strongly recommend them. For non-dressed fries, they are clearly amongst the best in all of DC.

I went with a corn waffle topped with pulled pork and a fried egg for my entree. While I am sure this particular dish is not their most frequent order, I was pleasantly surprised at its execution. The corn waffle worked as a breading for the delicious pulled pork while the fried egg added an extra layer of liquid composition to the meal. Although it tasted more American Indian than Belgian, I thoroughly enjoyed this particular brunch item.

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★★★★☆

We started with the fabled french fries, and I must say that they were quite remarkable. Belga's fries are light and sport an excellent consistency and texture. However, I respectfully disagree that they are the best fries in DC - I would take the more flavorful and equally expertly prepared truffle fries at Poste over Belga. Granville Moore's trumps both of them and provides excellent dipping sauces to boot (the accompanying sauces at Belga are strikingly disappointing). Having said that, they were an excellent appetizer and I would strongly recommend them. For non-dressed fries, they are clearly amongst the best in all of DC.

I went with a corn waffle topped with pulled pork and a fried egg for my entree. While I am sure this particular dish is not their most frequent order, I was pleasantly surprised at its execution. The corn waffle worked as a breading for the delicious pulled pork while the fried egg added an extra layer of liquid composition to the meal. Although it tasted more American Indian than Belgian, I thoroughly enjoyed this particular brunch item.

Pros: Great staff

Cons: busy busy busy

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Brunch n' Beer at Belga - Not a lot to say about this one. The brunch is pretty f-ing mind blowing. We good?

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★★★★★

Brunch n' Beer at Belga - Not a lot to say about this one. The brunch is pretty f-ing mind blowing. We good?

Pros: Kick Ass Deliciousness

Cons: MY Ass Was Kicked By the Deliciousness

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A great neighborhood place with delicious food and tons of yummy beers - a favorite that I always bring my parents to when in town! Great food, atmosphere and price!

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★★★★☆

A great neighborhood place with delicious food and tons of yummy beers - a favorite that I always bring my parents to when in town! Great food, atmosphere and price!

Pros: Best Belgian Mussels and Frieas

Cons: Often crowded

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Just had Saturday brunch. I had read some of the reviews which questioned the helpfulness of the staff, so we went with a little concern. Everyone was extremely warm and extremely helpful. the portions weren't huge, but were fine. The food was good, the selections were interesting, and the neighborhood ("Eastern Market") across from the Marine barracks is somewhat interesting, and close to Capitol Hill. There are other restaurants in the area as well. No one rushed us, and we had a great and relaxed time.

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★★★★★

Just had Saturday brunch. I had read some of the reviews which questioned the helpfulness of the staff, so we went with a little concern. Everyone was extremely warm and extremely helpful. the portions weren't huge, but were fine. The food was good, the selections were interesting, and the neighborhood ("Eastern Market") across from the Marine barracks is somewhat interesting, and close to Capitol Hill. There are other restaurants in the area as well. No one rushed us, and we had a great and relaxed time.

Pros: Good food, friendly service

Cons: Neighborhood off the beaten path

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Belga has a terrific brunch and makes a mean pot of mussels. They have a great selection of Belgian beers. There's often a wait for brunch on the weekend, so reservations are a good idea. The prices are pretty reasonable - dinner will run probably $20-25 per person.

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★★★★☆

Belga has a terrific brunch and makes a mean pot of mussels. They have a great selection of Belgian beers. There's often a wait for brunch on the weekend, so reservations are a good idea. The prices are pretty reasonable - dinner will run probably $20-25 per person.

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