OutstandingMy business partner and I, plus our others came to BB on a Thursday evening. The service was a bit slow, but our server was eventually attentive. We had an array of dinner courses, given two meat eaters and two vegetarians, and everything was outstanding. The menus is not so big that it is overwhelming to decide, but has just enough to satisfy just about any pallet. I would recommend BB for a special occasion, a celebration of any kind, or just a romantic dinner out.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Beer Menuwe always enjoy experimenting with the BB beer menu. We always find a new gem to take home with us.
Not the best menu for teenagers but our picky eater was able to find something and the staff was accomodating.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI have returned to BrasserieI have returned to Brasserie Beck's many times and have never been disappointed. Wonderful dishes this evening included: skate, duck and octopus. Dare I say that as a Greek I have to come to a Belgian restaurant to taste (in my mind) the best octopus in town? The service was well-timed and informative. Ramon Narvaez, the wine person and sommalier for the Weidemeir restaurants, maintains a wonderful and serious wine list at reasonable prices. His knowledge for small production champganes is outstanding. Oenophiles should look for them.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBest mussels in DCThis is my go-to restaurant for business lunches and personal meals too. Amazing mussels (better than anywhere else and I have tried many) and lots for non-mussel eaters too. Fantastic Belgian beer list. MUST GO.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBelgian feast!We really enjoyed our dinner at Brasserie Beck - the food and drinks were lovely!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMA great restaurant. Was reallyA great restaurant. Was really looking forward to this. I'm in the northeast for a limited time and really hoped this was going to be special and it was. My wife and I shared the Penn Cove Muscles in Classic White Wine. Very tasty but perhaps a little too creamy but the muscles were so fresh and cooked perfectly. For main, we shared the Plateau a la Beck comprising a whole lobster, 8 oysters, 4 large shrimp, 4 clams, 8 muscles and a calamari salad. A little too much for the 2 of us but everything was just so fresh and tasted great. Service however was not as fantastic as the food. Waiter did his job but was not very helpful. Did not take time to explain dishes and just rushed through our orders. Overall, fantastic! We will return.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebratory LunchHadn't been to Brasserie Beck in a while, but always liked it very much in the past. Very good and interesting food, friendly service and atmosphere, Then the reviews were not so flattering. So I tried it again, for a celebratory lunch. I found it to be just as rewarding as I remembered it. The mussels, as usual, are a strong suit!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMNice, but priceyThis is a lovely restaurant, occupying the rare middle ground downtown between the expense account/special occasion places and mass market chains and chain-like places. Outstanding selection of beers and wines and featuring mussels are prepared in a half dozen unique styles with the best fries in town. There are 8 or 10 other plates and a small selection od sanfwiches as well. All are delicious. The problem is that it all adds up very quickly and ends up being quite pricey for the ambiance of the place. A fine evening--but proceed with caution!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food!We loved the restaurant! The food was delicious and there was a ton of it for a decent price. Only mild complaint was that the service was a bit lackadaisical. Other than that we had a great time and would love to go back soon. Definitely try the onion & shallot soup and any of the mussels.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA restaurant well worth itAlthough I did not indulge in the mussels in white sauce, they surely looked delicious from the sounds my colleagues were making. My selection was excellent, though. The waiters - especially the fellow from Morocco and the other one from Guatemala, were simply charming. The rugged look and the classy feel came together quite nicely and was a perfect fit for the K Street crowd. Definitely going back there again and taking more clients out to dinner. You can even hear the non intrusive jazz over the various conversations!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great patioThe food at Brasserie Beck as always, was delicious. We had the mussels and the steak and frites. Staples in our mind, and they did them up perfectly. Service could have improved slightly, but likely because the waiter was new.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMdelicious! as alwaysTook two friends who are dc residents here who had never been. They loved it!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Mussels EverI went here for my sons birthday. The mussels were great as were the brussel sprouts too. They had a nice wine list but it was very pricey the mark up was high by the glass and by the bottle. The noise level was loud. I would go back for the food it compensated for the noise and the pricey wine.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent fish dishes, greatExcellent fish dishes, great wine list, and superb service. A superior choice in this section of DC. Our server, Adam, was the model of friendly professionalism - knowledgable, attentive, helpful, and amiable. A very enjoyable evening!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMVery NiceWe went to celebrate graduation. Appetizers (cheeses and tortellini) were fantastic along with the endless baskets of bread. Entrees were also very good (especially the brussel sprouts as a side). The strip steak was probably the most disappointing of the entrees as this particular steak was not a great cut of meat - not bad enough to send back but could have been better.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMA little Belgium in DC!Great Food and scence for an unassuming part of Downtown DC.
Wine list could be a little more robust but the beer menu is the best in town.
Simple menu but awesome cuisine! There is a lively vibe here and the bar area is down right crowded. So if your looking for a quite dinner go to the Chef's flagship restaurant Marcel's but if you are looking for a lively Bistro with great food and drink make a reservation for Beck...you will need one to score a table! Enjoy ...I did!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMI have not been disappointed.I have not been disappointed. I have dined at BB multiple times. The food is great!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall, my experience wasOverall, my experience was excellent. The waiter was very knowledge about both the food and drink menus. I am not a huge beer drinker, however, my date was and he was impressed. Our waiter was very attentive. Anticipated our needs and gave us enough time to savor our meal. He gave great suggestions and we never felt rushed. I would definitely come back.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing fish and chipsWe regularly go to Brasserie Beck for both Mother's and Father's Day. As a matter of fact, we have been there for the past 5 years for those special occasions. This year was especially delicious because they had a fish (cod) and chips special that litrally melted in our mouths. That is no to mention the delicious crab cake Benedict and the delicious Belgian waffles. This place is definitely worth visiting!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome experienceThe table was ready when we walked in the door, very prompt service with suggestions offered..(they were great)..everything was timed perfectly, wine selection and suggestions by the manager were spot on...overall an awesome first time experience looking forward to the next visit!!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of my favoriteThis is one of my favorite restaurants in DC. Whenever we are in town we make sure to go there. The mussels are to die for!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMormor's favsExcellent place. Very welcoming staff. Made to feel comfortable by every staff member.
Rack of Lamb outstanding...sizable portion perfectly prepared. Every table filled yet we sat over dinner for nearly 3 hours without ever being rushed...the authentic French approach to dining. Loved this place. Recommend it highly.
Kevin Corcoran5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night outThe service was great, we had a spectacular dinner outside! The mussels were to die for!! Especially the curry mussels!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is always outstandingI went last friday for date night and as always, the food was outstanding. We ordered the mediterranean mussels and I had a pappardelle with lamb while my partner had the special (seafood). We love the beer selection. Service was a little rough, this time, however. The patio was busy so I don't know if our waiter was just overseated or undertrained, but it was difficult for us and our neighbors to get his attention. This is NOT typical for us at Brasserie Beck and we hope it was an isolated event.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Mussels in D.C.Brasserie Beck was originally recommended to me for the saucy wait staff, but I quickly learned that it was a "go to" spot for a fine lunch, and later a great dinner. My midwestern sister loved it as a prelude to seeing Jersey Boys at the National Theater. It has the bonus of being in a neighborhood that still has adequate street parking. Mr. Wiedmaier's lineup of restaurants is well served having Brasserie Beck as a headliner in a formerly underserved part of town.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Time!We where there with a group of friends from out of town, we had a reservation at 7:30 pm, we got seated right away, Sarah our waitress was great, made excellent recommendations, especially the Crab cake specials was delicious, my girlfriend had the Bolognese mussels, and it was perfect...The manager Moataz came to the table and made an excellent suggestion of a Burgundy Pinot noir, he was really Professional and his recommendation was perfect, what a choice, I look forward to come back4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBrasserie Beck was recommendedBrasserie Beck was recommended to me as a great restaurant to go to, best known for its mussels. The drinks are great too, with amazing cocktails and a large wine list; my boyfriend has found one of his favorite beers while dining here, as well. The service is prompt, despite busy nights, and each server and tender pays great attention to your drink refills and bread replenishment. My experiences here have been consistently satisfactory, and I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a date night. Or just some great food.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFor me Beck has always beenFor me Beck has always been a sweet spot, primarily because of the food. The table and bar service is good, but every so often you get someone who brings the attitude to their job, but to Beck's credit they are gone. So it seems they do a worthy clean-up effort to a 'lousy' hiring effort. They seem to tinker too much with the beer list; no sooner do you settle into a beer than they discontinue it for some lame reason.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat mussels, fries, Belgian beerIn my opinion, best to stay with the classic mussels and Belgian fries, both of which are well executed. They have brought back the curry flavored mayonnaise that for some unexplainable reason had been retired. Has a dozen Belgian beers on tap, which give plenty of options (or delve into their several hundred in bottles). Didn't see the steak tartare that used to be on the menu. The daily specials are worth examining. Had braised beef ribs which were tender and went perfectly with the bone marrow side.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot to grab lunch,Great spot to grab lunch, interesting menu but everything was delicious, and what I didn't have looked amazing. Service was great and the manager came over to check on us. A first class establishment.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMVery pleasedThey mix elegant cuisine with an unpretentious atmosphere. In my opinion, the best combination for a lovely dining experience. Wish I lived in DC so I could sample everything from their menu.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first time atThis was my first time at Becks for brunch and the experience was terrific. Not only does the restaurant start you out with their oh so yummy bread basket, but the coffee here is DIVINE. My friend and I drank the entire large french pot. The servers were very happy to accomodate our request for warm milk (for the coffee). We told the servers that we were sharing out entrees and the portions came out split in two on different plates without prompting -- what a great detail. Now to the food -- the crab cake benedict is awesome: perfectly poached egg and a lovely crabcake. We also shared the waffle of the day which, on that day, came with a cherry pear compote (so yummy, sweet without being overbearingly so). Go have brunch at BB!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMvery nice for our party ofvery nice for our party of 4 - 1 of which had gluten free options.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMBrasserie Beck is one of ourBrasserie Beck is one of our favorites! They always seen to get better and have excellent mussels! Thank you4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place, excellent food.Great place, excellent food. I had the Beef Carbonade - outstanding flavour!!!! Very good beer list.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, love BB. the foodAs always, love BB. the food was amazing, the server was charming, the wine recommended - a chateuau neuf du pape for $50 - was incredible. This is the restaurant I eat at most frequently in DC. priced very reasonably for the quality of food and service. And I can't get enough of their mussels! I eat a ton of their delicious bread just dragging it through the sauce the msusels are cooked in. right now the mediterranean or the truffle cream are my top picks. I'm waiting for the Pipe Dreams (goat cheese and fennel and Meyer Lemon rind) to come back. YUM.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWay too noisy in the restaurant.Way too noisy in the restaurant. It is very hard to enjoy people's company when you can't hear the person next to you speak. A shame since the food & atmosphere are very nice. - And I must say, the staff was probably the best trained restaurant staff I have ever encountered.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, fantastic selectionGood food, fantastic selection of beers. Friendly environment. Good for business or social gatherings.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAs good as we expected!Keeping it simple, Brasserie Beck was as good as it gets for heir type food. Great beer selections, the Mussles and frites were as good as I have had in Brussels, and my friends Steak au poive was outstanding. Don't pass his one up.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, good wine, goodGood food, good wine, good salads. the menu is fun and the waite staff is very accomodating. They have rooms for groups. It can get VERY loud, but if you know that - go for it. You will not be disappointed.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was exceptionallyThe service was exceptionally slow and we had to remind the waiter twice that we had already ordered coffee. The food took nearly an hour to arrive, but it was delicious. I'm not sure it was worth the wait and the poor service though (particularly given that the restaurant was not even half full).4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent but serviceFood was excellent but service was extremely slow. In the end It was all worth the wait.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe saw this restaurant reviewWe saw this restaurant review in the Washingtonian and it did not disappoint as a great brunch spot.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe mussels and parsnip bisqueThe mussels and parsnip bisque were great, only wish I could have taken the mussels home in a doggie bag. Apparently that's not done for the mussels.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic place, but the highlightiFantastic place, but the highlighting of the evening was my date!
She is beautiful, sexy and an amazing person to spend time with at a great restaurant.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMMy kids love mussels so thatMy kids love mussels so that is why we chose this restaurant. The waiter did tell us that they could do pasta for the kids if you are unsure about this restaurant with kids. Mussels and frites were excellent!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful brunch!As usual, BB delivers. Akin to its other area, sister, restaurants, the food is consistent and palate-pleasing. A great venue for Sunday brunch!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMeating mussels here when it'seating mussels here when it's cold outside is a thin slice of heaven.the beer list is peerless.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBrasserie Beck is not theBrasserie Beck is not the best Belgian restaurant in town, but their brunch is superb.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOur reservation was on theOur reservation was on the early side of dinner, and when we sat down it took a while (5-10 mins) for our server to come over to get drink orders. I think I saw the host walking around trying to find him, so it may have been the beginning of the shift. Once he came over though he was ready with suggestions, talking my girlfriend into trying the skate fillet, which was as excellent as the rest of the food we ate(beef carbonade, red snapper). The standout was the shrimp and chorizo appetizer. Also highly recommended is the brussles sprouts with pear and pancetta (or bacon.. some kind of delicious pork).3/30/2013 12:00:00 AM