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B Side

4.5
4.5
52 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

The B Side, our neighborhood joint situated next door to Red Apron at Mosaic, is an amalgamation of all the things we love the most: crazy good food prepared simply; way too many wines; stiff drinks made by pros who know how to make them; a mind-boggling beer list; killer tunes on the turntable and a scene that has no patience for pretense. This is B Side.

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Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 676-3550

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Fairfax

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 52 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. KJ

    KaylaJ

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    AMAZING drinks. I was pleasantly surprised. I love how intimate this place is- the lighting is perfect for an evening get to together or date night. We tried four different drinks between the two of us and each one was great. I'll definitely be back.

    B SideResponded on May 10, 2022

    Hi Kayla, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us feedback about your awesome visit with us! We do hope you visit us again soon for more cocktails. Best Regards, Lauren Brown General Manager

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was terrific, the service even better, and Tom Petty playing on the actual record player turntable outstanding! We will return often!

    B SideResponded on April 15, 2022

    Hi there, Thank you so much for leaving us some feedback! We hope to see you back in soon. Best Regards, Lauren Brown General Manager

  3. SA

    SueAnn

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The music was great...just too loud. We had an early dinner reservation and had difficulty talking to each other. We enjoyed the music, but it was loud for the early dinner crowd. The steak frites was very tasty. The Buttermilk Tots were dense, but also tasty especially with the sweet & spicy dip. The Berkshire pork chop was good, if fatty, but the mini salad was comical...emphasis on "mini". There were no sides with the chop...for $30. They have a lot of craft cocktails and a selection of beers. The service was good and friendly. I will go back to try the burger, maybe on my own when I don't need to hear what anyone is saying. :-)

    B SideResponded on April 11, 2022

    Hi SueAnn, Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We are so happy you joined us for dinner here at Bside! We are known for our turn table and noise level. We like to keep the energy high! I apologize if it was over the top for you and your guest. Our butcher cuts are not featured with a side; the greens are more of a garnish. I apologize for the confusion. We do hope you come back in and try our Smashburger, it will not disappoint! Best Regards Lauren Brown General Manager

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful!!!wonderful!!! A gem!

    B SideResponded on April 15, 2022

    Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us some great feedback! We appreciate you and hope to see you in Bside again soon. Respectfully, Lauren Brown General Manager

  5. MD

    MatthewD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and the best burger and fries in town. Really good burger.

    B SideResponded on March 29, 2022

    Hi Matthew! We appreciate you taking the time to compliment our burger and beef fat fries! We are flattered. Hope to see you in Bside again soon. Respectfully, Lauren Brown General Manager

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Great and chilled atmosphere. Very good drinks!!

    B SideResponded on March 27, 2022

    Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback! Hope to see you soon. Respectfully, Lauren Brown General Manager

  7. MM

    MatthewM

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    B Side is normally good service but tonight was not the case. It took 45 minutes for our food to be served.

    B SideResponded on March 25, 2022

    Hi Matthew. Thank you for reaching out. Here at Bside we strive for excellence and use all feedback for training purposes. I would like to apologize about your recent experience with us. Furthermore, if you could email me at lbrown@redapronbutchery, or give me a call at 910-322-6759, at your earliest convenience, I would love to get some more feedback about your meal. Respectfully,' Lauren C. Brown General Manager

  8. RL

    RobinL

    Richmond

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    An unexpected opportunity...I didn't realize they were open for brunch . Definitely a good day and can't wait to return

  9. FC

    FCFoodie

    Washington DC

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    As with many restaurants post-pandemic, the food menu is a bit limited. If you are a meat lover, you are in the right place...every option contains some sort of meat. The noise level was quite high, so don't go here looking for a quiet, romantic dinner. The night we ate there, they were out of the steak my partner was very interested in, but we didn't find out until after we placed our orders. The cocktail menu is interesting, and the bar is impressive to view.

    B SideResponded on March 21, 2022

    Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. I apologize for the limited availability on the night of your visit. I hope you and your partner enjoyed your meals and choose to dine with us again soon! Our menu selections do rotate and change almost daily. I also, apologize for the lack of communication from your server about the item availability. Please let me know next time you stop in, my email is lbrown@redapronbutchery. Sincerely, Lauren Brown General Manager

  10. L

    Lvtodine

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    Sloppy service at the bar. Unusual for this place.

  11. KT

    KimT

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    The quality of the food and service is not as good as before the pandemic. This could be because they are short staffed so I would be willing to come back after a few months to give them another chance.

    B SideResponded on March 17, 2022

    Hi Kim! Thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback. Even though Bside has had some staffing issues, it's no excuse for your dining experience with us recently. I apologize and hope you do visit us again soon so we can show you what we are truly about. Please let me know when you come to see us again. I can be reached at lbrown@redapronbutchery or (703) 676-3550, I will personally make sure your food service are a true reflection of Bside!

  12. PM

    PeteM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    The play LPs which is nice. Pretty tasty food, attentive service.

    B SideResponded on March 17, 2022

    Thanks for the feedback, Pete! We like that you like our records! Hope to see you again soon!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1

    Reserved a table for 8 for a 50th birthday celebration because I had heard good things about B Side. We were seated outside when I neither requested an outdoor table nor was told it was a possibility we would be seated outside, so no one dressed for that. When we asked to turn on the heater, we were told they were empty and wouldn’t be refilled until next week. We decided to tough it out since it was in the 50s, but all of us were frozen by the end. The waitress rushed us into ordering, and then the food and drink took forever to come. She got the drinks wrong. People who asked for medium steaks got well-done. I understand the restaurant industry is still in a staffing crisis, so we try our best to give grace. But they knew ahead of time that this was a special celebration, and it ended up far under par. As the organizer, it was embarrassingly awful. We are all locals, and none of will be back to BSide.

  14. DL

    DianaL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The burguer is the best. Cocktails are fantastic. Fries are from another level with confit garlic.

    B SideResponded on March 17, 2022

    Thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback Diana! We hope you visit us again soon.

  15. JA

    JAD789

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The smash burger and fries were both awesome and the chicken fried cauliflower was unique kind of like cauliflower chicken wings without the chicken. The crisp beer selection was very refreshing. My husband had a rib eye which was prepared well - his only complaint was that it was monolithic and he would have appreciated an option for horseradish or mushrooms to go with it.

  16. K

    Kristen

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our party tried multiple of their cocktails and all picked different meals and everything was absolutely delicious. Will definitely be back soon.

  17. D

    Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5

    The service was great, but the food was disappointing.

  18. A

    Andrew

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Definitely a must try restaurant! Service and food were fantastic ! I got the cubano and it was one of the best I’ve tried ! The manager came over and greeted us and it was a nice touch ! Will be back

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Service was slow (arrived 2 hours before movie and was still late to it). Requested drinks that never came (thankfully wasn’t charged either). Food was either overcooked or under seasoned. All in all not my favorite at Mosaic.

  20. AN

    AnnN

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Wanted to try something different for restaurant week with friends. Comforted in the fact that they required vaccination proof ( although it was never asked for upon arrival), we were excited to eat out. Unfortunately, going on the last night of the weekend meant they were out of one of the main things we were looking forward to. No Strip steak…or, Makers Mark, or cheesecake cigars… disappointing. The food we DID have was very good and the charcuterie board was Awesome!

  21. W

    Wonderful

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This was my first time eating at this restaurant. My husband and I enjoyed the cocktails and wine options, we also loved the food. Small menu but everything we ordered was delicious. We will definitely go back.

  22. c

    catnip

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very LOUD!!!

  23. KB

    KimberlyB

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The drinks were great and bartender was very friendly

  24. JM

    JMichael

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I live in the neighborhood and have been to B-Side on several occasions. We have yet to be disappointed. The food, beer list, and house cocktails are always excellent.

  25. SU

    SUSANC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    We met for a glass of wine and sat outdoors. Wait staff lighted the heaters. A little cool outside but perfect with heaters and we could talk comfortably. It was loud and more crowded inside on a Sunday at 2.

  26. B

    Broheme

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    Wanted to like this place. Food was decent, but not outstanding. However I can’t remember the last time I had service that was so pretentious. Server just couldn’t be bothered with our questions or refills or much else apparently. I considered whether this was just a “bad day” and, being seated near their version of the hostess stand, I decided it was not as the interactions by various patrons from staff seemed same. It’s a bar/restaurant for goodness sake. You either want business or you don’t and if you can’t be bothered by folks, then your fate will be decided soon. I’m paying for a good meal and good service and hopefully decent ambiance. Not just some hipster version of cool ambiance and everything else is pretend.

    B SideResponded on January 1, 2022

    Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review - we take service very seriously and prioritize a friendly atmosphere at all times! Like many in our industry we are struggling to staff and are constantly looking for opportunities to train our team to improve. We'd love to invite you back in for dinner at another point; if you'd like to take me up on this, just respond here! Cheers, Aislin Operations Manager, NRG

  27. N

    Nova

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    They took great care of our big group!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Food was excellent. Loved the ambiance but the music was a little too loud. The servers could not hear us very well and we could not hear them. Service was ok. It was slow abd a little confused. But overall a great place and great value.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All around great experience

  30. K

    Kristy

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great good and service.

  31. g

    grouchyoldman

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    limited menu for food and beer, but it was all excellent!

  32. TB

    TastyBrews

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love the staff and menu at B-Side. They rotate items on the menu often, but maintain a few staples. Their charcuterie board is our favorite! Great cocktails and beer selection too.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    Tonight's meal was great but our service was lacking. Everyone around us had been checked on and helped multiple times before we were able to get boxes and close out our meal. Disappointed with service but loved our food!!!

  34. V

    Viviennek

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food & drinks! Highly recommend! The staff was all very sweet & knowledgeable about the food! I will be coming back!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall4food5service2ambience1

    If you are planning on going here for a late, peaceful, and romantic dinner (8:00 p.m. - close), then don't. To be clear from the outset, it should be noted that my surprise at NOT finding a place like that which I just described is mostly due to my own fault for not doing enough research on what I was getting into (😅), as I was planning on having a particular sort of date; but if you're expecting to find a place to talk quietly and enjoy the DELICIOUS food (it's pretty mind-blowing (get the "cola braised bacon" appetizer)), don't go here. B-Side after 8:00 is very much a place to drink (allow me to repeat this: DRINK), embrace the more blithe side of one's spirit, sound off proudly, and indulge, all the while nibbling on seriously high-quality food. I don't want to give the impression that B-Side is a seedy place or anything-- it's not. High quality establishment, just not what I was expecting. Thanks for a great meal!

  36. EN

    EricN

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience3

    Zero gluten free and dairy free options for one dining party member. Chicken Fried steak was tasteless and mostly fried batter. 1 entree came out prior to shared apps. NY Strip was too fatty.

  37. FF

    FitFoodie

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely love B Side. Food, drinks, and service are all exceptional!!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved this place! Great atmosphere, music, and excellent food. Definitely will be going back.

  39. t

    tinar

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    This place just ain't the same, anymore. Completely dif menu and the new food available isn't as good as it used to be. Also, they took off their half chicken, which was their most popular item. Unsure as to why. Lastly, they're not even playing records on the turntable anymore. Which was one of its biggest allures. Used to spend a lot of time here. Was my fave bar. But the changes has made it less of a desire for me to spend anytime there. Still great for a pop in to meet friends for a drink or three, though.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, very good but limited menu. Super personable wait staff. Definitely would recommend a reservation, though.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

B Side offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 676-3550.

B Side is rated 4.5 stars by 52 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 11 times today
Google Map for B Side

8298 Glass Alley Fairfax, VA 22031

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Fairfax

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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