Brasserie Beck
Brasserie Beck

Brasserie Beck

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brasseriebeck.com/
  • Phone: 2024081717x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30am-5pm
    Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5pm-11pm, Friday & Saturday 5pm-11:30pm & Sunday 4pm-9pm
    Brunch/Lunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:30am-4pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Belgian, French
  • Executive Chef: Robert Wiedmaier
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Brasserie Beck celebrates Belgian National Day July 21st.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 11th and K Streets, NW
  • Public Transit: McPherson Square or Metro Center
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking starting at 5pm, $12. Self-parking during the day.
A word from Brasserie Beck
Chef/Owner Robert Wiedmaier of Marcel's opens a casual, contemporary brasserie named after his younger son. The stunning space features an open steel and glass kitchen visible from three sides, set across from a unique family-style chef's table, dramatic 22-foot ceilings and a raw bar located at the end of a grand marble and walnut bar featuring an array of Belgian beers on tap to complement his French Belgian fare. Expansive outdoor patio is open April thru October. REAL certified by the US Healthful Food Council
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Brasserie Beck reviews from OpenTable diners
339 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (179)fit for foodies (164)special occasion (104)good for groups (91)notable wine list (79)great for lunch (78)romantic (71)neighborhood gem (69)great for brunch (53)vibrant bar scene (48)hot spot (40)late-night find (14)kid-friendly (8)scenic view (5)Show More
  • Ard12VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The location was convineient, the bar service a bit slow but drinks were good. Food was great, service was fantastic. Our waiter was extremely accomadating. Outside was a bit loud with street noise but a lovely night & generally pleasant ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service.
    MartinR4961
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This time tried the evening special lamb chateaubriand (I think it was called that). The meat was very tender, cooked exactly to medium rare. The legumes with the meal were rather light as it was almost like a thin pancake under the meat so in reality it was like getting 90% meat and 10% veg. The meat portion was a bit small for $32 but the taste was good. The dessert was the gaufre Liege which was tasty and good. Service was excellent and will be coming back when I return to Washington DC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sadly it has changed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This used gone my favorite place in DC and when we returned after 2 years overseas it was the first night out I chose. Sadly both the quality of food and service have declined dramatically. A few examples: we had a dozed, mixed oysters as recommended by the server....they were simply dropped off with no explanation of which were which. We had steak and frites, both cuts of meat were the chewiest steaks we've had (medium and medium-rare). We had a $100 bottle of wine that after the first glass was poured, we had to pour ourselves all evening. The worst part of the evening however was when we asked the hostess if she could call us a cab...her response was "oh just go out on the street one will come by". Never again.
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  • Great business dinner
    SeasideBetty
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Colleagues and I shared mussels, endive salad, and the cheese plate and it was all delicious. The wait staff was attentive, and dealt with all the ways we split the check with grace and good humor (we could not expense the fabulous bottle of wine a few of us shared). I would definitely go here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent service.
    MartinR4961
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Tried the mussels with mushrooms which is what I ordered a year ago and had become the benchmark for all other mussels tried in restaurants in Europe and North America! This time the sauce was much thinner, almost like a very thin cream or milk rather than a thick cream and the flavour weaker. The taste was still good but it went from a five star to a three. The Thai mussels were good, but once again the sauce was thin and watery which is rather unusual for a restaurant like this with such a high standing. Service was outstanding and will try the restaurant in the near future. Wish the best for the staff there. Bon appetit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed
    notagainVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The food was wonderful, however, the service was the worst I have had this year. We were given bread and water when we were seated but did not see a waiter for over 40 minutes. I finally went to the host stand to ask for a waiter and then waited an additional ten minutes. Have not had this experience3 at other restaurants in this group, but will not go again.
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  • Special Request Experts
    TastyTreats
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is the second time the staff at Brasserie Beck made a specific dish just for us. It was not on the menu, and they were still able to create my husbands favorite entree. This place is top on our DC restaurant list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great beer selection
    AtownOriginal
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Wonderful Belgian beers on tap. I had the steak-frites which was delicious. The cheese plate was amazing as well. Server was efficient and very helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Belgian Basics
    StephenVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This is perhaps the best place in DC for mussels and French fries. The raw seafood is always good. While the raw clams were small, they had a fresh taste that did not disappoint. The wine list is very good, if pricy; the beers are excellent! They took steak tartar off the menu, a shame since it used to be excellent. Let's hope they bring it back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food delicious, service atrocious
    eatdrinkenjoy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Everyone loved the food: tuna tartare, veal meatballs, onion soup, white wine mussels, swordfish, steak frites, did I mention the frites??? We enjoyed the food immensely and want to back but probably won't. Aside from being promptly seated when we arrived for our reservation, the service was just awful. It took forever to get menus, and then drinks. When the drinks finally arrived, one drink was missing. No explanation and the person delivering the drinks disappeared before we could even ask. Our server was visibly irritated with us when we asked about the missing drink and for the rest of the meal, seemed entirely put upon by having to deal with us? I had read that service was poor and sadly, those reviews were spot on. Too bad.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still going strong
    HedgehogVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The Belgian mini-wave may have crested, but based on a recent dinner Brasserie Beck has solidified its place in the universe as a center for creative and high quality cooking (plus a stellar beer list and fantastic frites). "Breakfast" radish appetizer is a sleeper - simple ingredients and great balance of flavors and textures. House-cured salmon is outstanding. And of course lots of original presentations of the key national mollusk, the humble mussel. All in all, a distinctive dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Mussels
    peteytc
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I shared two types of mussels with my guest and both were delicious. I loved the Wild Mushroom mussels and they were the best mussels I have had in DC, ever! The service was not great. It was not bad, but the waiter was very formal and that is not my scene. I would rather have an engaging waiter than one that calls me Monsieur and my friend Madame. Be great if he lightened up. Also it took a little longer than I woudl expect to get the wine delivered after we ordered it. Overall, I did love the place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    It almost took 15 mins for a waiter to bring beers. Odd smell probably from sewage was bothersome for outside dining. Food was excellent. I would choose inside next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the best
    AcedVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was wonderful octopus and snapper were great. Service was horrible kitchen forgot the side dish for our fish and our dessert never arrived. Food was going to the wrong tables. Waitress had to many tables we were waiting for wine
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  • Couldn't be more pleased
    lobdotbooboo
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I brought a group from out of town to Brasserie Beck on Friday and everyone loved it! We had great service, loved the ambiance and our food was delicious. You must get the brussel sprouts (weird recomendation, but they are AMAZING!) Thank you for the awesome experience Brasserie Beck! I look forward to going back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anticlimactic honeymoon end
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had our hopes up for an incredible end to our honeymoon in DC with a dinner at Brasserie Beck. Despite indicating the special occasion in the notes on OpenTable, the occasion wasn't acknowledged by any member of the staff, not even a congratulations. We found out after the fact that a member of the wedding party had even spoken with the manager earlier in the day about our special evening and he'd assured he'd do something special for us. What a shame, it could've been the perfect spot to end our stay. Instead, it's a place we'll never go back to.
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  • My new go-to restaurant in DC
    Traveler
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Wonderful Belgian brews crafted with love. Onion-shallot soup had surprising complexity. Mussels in a rich red sauce perfect size for an entire portion and delicious. Three Sancerres to choose from -- where do you see that?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent As Always
    CB00VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I love BB - the food is consistently excellent and the service superb. It can get noisy but there is the small private dining room in the back and a few tables tucked into corners that work if you want to actually talk to your dining companions (if you want quiet at dinner time avoid the bar area t as it can get VERY noisy) But why quibble....just go and enjoy the mussels!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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  • Mussels!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Brasserie Beck is about as good as it gets for mussels. Plus, they have a great selection on tap for Belgian beers to match. Go for the mussels with mushrooms. Schnitzel salad is also a safe bet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always excellent
    dcwineguyVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Simply the best place for mussels in the DC area. Outstanding service.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Great Anniversary dinner!
    digpic1975
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Went there for anniversary. What makes or breaks a restaurant for me is service. This was definitely a "make". Waiter was efficient and non intrusive. Food was outstanding. I had the octopus starter, which is always an adventure as its so hard to cook properly. This was cooked to perfection. Charred on the outside, tender on the inside, on a bed of cucumber with a very tasty vinaigrette. Others in our party had everything from steak to pasta. All well done. Would not hesitate to go back to this restaurant next time we are in town. Very enjoyable evening indeed!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Remind Me to Go Again
    BexleyVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I had not been to Brasserie Beck in a long time. It was a great night to go. Not crowded inside so it wasn't noisy for a change. It can be deafening. So the service was very good. The shrimp and corn ravioli was delicious. Good choice. Check it out.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Belgium on K Street
    Wisco
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Traveling solo on business to Washington DC and asked my colleagues about "that beer place" they always rave about. Little did I know that I would be treated to a full on Belgian bistro. From the moment you walk in, it feels like you are in a small place in Belgium. The decor, the open kitchen, the specials on a chalkboard... add the curly script on the text on the chalkboard and it could be Europe. Belgian beer list is large, but manageable with descriptions by category for novices. Special draft beers of the day as well as food. I had the Tuesday night special of Steak a Poivre. Excellent strip steak, massively dusted with black pepper, cooked to a perfect medium rare and covered with a red and green peppercorn dusted Poivre sauce
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Must go in DC
    SBvisitor
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food is beyond amazing, but pricey. Try the Mediterranean Mussles!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak I have ever eaten!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Lovely restaurant, pricey, but worth every penny. Great service too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oustanding
    bhobbs63
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Brasserie Beck is one of our "go to" places when we have special friends or visitors in town. We lucked out on our recent visit as the weather provided just the right reason to dine outside. As always, the beer menu is fantastic, the food is prepared to perfection and the wait staff is attentive and welcoming.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • Excellent authentic European charm
    FrancoCajunFoodie
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Excellent experience: outstanding efficient charming service from Frederique of Brittany !; authentic Euro ambiance; very good food and very accommodating vegan friendly. Very nice outside in good weather. Highly recommend. Merci beaucoup, dank u wel, I'll be back soon.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
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  • Indeed, there is food
    HungerPains
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I was extremely impressed with my dining experience at Brasserie Beck. The food was amazing and oh so delicious. Our server was very attentive and even though it was 92 degrees outside, they did their best to accommodate our outside seating preference
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience
    MKL2DVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    What a Wonderful experience for my family from Morocco that I had at the Beck. Even though the timing was off when it comes to serving the appetizers or the main courses at the same time, Our Server was impeccable, the decor is Bistro rustic style which is welcoming. The food my god, from the starters to the main and let's not forget the dessert it was perfectly produced. I will definitely go again when I around DC area.
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    special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Great Gem of a Restaurant
    Perk
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Perfect for outdoor or indoor dining. Also a great bar as well. The service is great and the ambience is sleek, yet romantic. It's a great place for a romantic dinner. The food is exotic and exceptional. The wine list is diverse. The location is in a nice part of DC and fairly quiet. Loved the experience and will definitely return.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • more of the same
    fourchette
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I was at Brasserie Beck last Restaurant Week 2014, I enjoyed so much that I was looking forward to come back for this August Restaurant Week. I was looking forward to try new dishes, see new items on the menu. I was a little disappointed to see the same menu. The service staffs did not event provide the Restaurant Week menu until I asked. While the food is still good, it was a little disappointed to see nothing new.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice beer, fantastic fries...
    Rapunzel
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    ...shame about the rest though. We liked the other Brasserie Beck when we had lunch there recently but this one didn't grab us quite so much. The food was ok but nothing special, except for those fries, which were unbelievably good. The carbonade needed to cook for longer to soften the meat. The meat balls (starter) were just a bit too rich (and large). The brussels sprouts seemed to have been forgotten in their pan. The salad was quite nice.
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    great for lunch
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  • Disappointed upon arrival
    BMoreHungry89
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Because Restaurant Week brought me in but come to find out, they weren't participating in Restaurant Week (at least on that Friday night). Anyway, the menu was great- BF and I tend to frequent a lot of French/Belgian style restaurants and I found the steak, frites, and mussels here to be the best I have. Our server, Amil(?) disappeared for a while after giving us the dessert menu but surprised us with an extra scoop of ice cream to share and was actually just perfect throughout our entire meal. We paid a reasonable amount for 2 entrees (we wanted room for dessert), an inexpensive bottle of wine, a scotch + ice cream. We live on 14th st surrounded by 873 always crowded joints and it's nice to know such a great spot is just down te road.
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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  • Good food - nasty stench outside
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We went here on 15 August and sat outside.Food and beer were top notch. Grilled octopus was amazing. service started well...but quality dropped off significantly when we were done with dinner and some friends joined for drinks. And there was a terrible smell of sewage that kept wafting thru and when we complained the server said it happens often and they need to pour ice cold water into a drain cover nearby. Now we assumed he would do so...but no attempt to do so. A pity that this made is leave earlier than we wanted to! We were celebrating my 40th birthday and we did not want the memory of a drain/foul smell to stay in our minds - but guess it did! Next time we'll stick to Mussel Bar by same group.
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  • Delicious Dining
    jsanders
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I had a fantastic first-time dining experience for Brasserie Beck. The servers were attentive, and I savored every morsel of each course. I would DEFINITELY come again.
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    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beck's is Best
    mjboomer
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Of course, it was restaurant week but the service and food were beyond expectations
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • Overall a good restaurant
    Apinks
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I went there after work for dinner with a couple of friends. The mussels (spicy Red Thai Curry) and cocktails were great, but the macaroons were below standard. The wait staff started out with a lot of energy, but then it got busy and the service went downhill. Overall, a good experience. I would not recommend going there if you do not have too much time.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visited During Restaurant Week
    Tink65
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Yummy! Great Restaurant Week menu/deal. Absolutely loved the veal mushrooms...already told friends how great they were. And, the outdoor seating and service was lovely!!
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just ok
    went4mussels
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Went here on a Wednesday night, hostess was lifeless, waiter was very good and informative. We sat outside because the weather was beautiful. If your looking for romantic, you should probably stay inside, very noisy right on K Street. Had the classic mussels to start, we shared a large order. They were ok, not terrible, but nothing I'd go back for. My date's salmon came out very undercooked and had to be sent back. I had the lamb which was very good. We each had two glasses of wine. Overall it was nothing memorable and for a $200 dinner, there are plenty of other places in the area I'd go to before this one.
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  • Top Notch
    BonVivant
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I have been going to Beck's for a while now. It's consistently awesome. The hostess always recognizes my party. The waiters are great. The food delish. What else can I say?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.