Sometimes it feels like everything opening in my neighborhood is trying to be a "destination spot"... Tres Agaves, Acme Chophouse, 21st Amendment, et cetera. That's why the Brick House is a great place to have a half block from the apartment.
During baseball season, I can always find a table to have a beer before heading home - a precious commodity when the neighborhood bars and restaurants are filled to well over their capacity.
Lunches here are better than average: the Brick House Melt with turkey and bacon, or the BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger with just enough tang from the sauce to give it some character but not so much that it overpowers the meat... and the Eggs Benedict from the Saturday brunch menu are some of the best I have had in The City.
A point has to come off for a few small issues: If you go at lunch, and four people at the table order and pay separately, there is a chance that there will be a delta of up to 10 minutes between the first and last person being served, and on a few occasions, an order has simply been missed. Also, the beer selection, which is actually better than most in the area, is impacted by frequent outages on many of the taps. Finally, ordering any level of done-ness on the burgers seem to be ignored: rare, medium-rare, medium... it all comes out medium-well.
Still, even with these negatives, the food is still tasty, and when you're in the mood for a big ass wagyu burger with exceptional fries, there's not much better in the neighborhood for the price.