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
386 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (214)fit for foodies (188)special occasion (126)great for lunch (101)good for groups (98)notable wine list (89)neighborhood gem (80)romantic (78)great for brunch (76)vibrant bar scene (62)hot spot (54)late-night find (21)kid-friendly (10)scenic view (9)Show More
  • 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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent authentic European charm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Indeed, there is food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall a good restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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!!
    Special Features:
    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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3 stars until we had dessert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    And I love a good dessert; all three at our table were top notch.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinerwiner
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food was good, but the service was slow. French fries were out of this world. It was noisy with lots of ambulances and firetrucks passing by.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place!
    Howard
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food was superb, service was perfect (attentive, but not overly done), wine list was impressive (a bit expensive, but you can find some reasonable choices) - can't wait to go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only fair
    Goodfood
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Disappointing food. We expected better- especially for the price. Fair service. Excellent wine list. Would not recommend.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always love Brasserie Beck
    marysl88VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    It was wonderful sitting outside on a beautiful summer night with great friends enjoying delicious mussels, frites and a great selection of beers and wines. Love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Perfect brunch
    Alwaysistomorrow
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Absolutely love this place. Great menu selection for brunch, dinner, etc. Food is always amazing. Exceptional beer & wine list- plenty of Belgian (and other) options. A bit on the pricier end, but you get what you pay for. Service isn't always on point, but not to the extreme of ruining the experience. I'll always love this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mussels!
    KGF517
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Dinner was great, I had mussels and frites. Frites and sauces were delicious! Boyfriend had the veal special which he said was incredible. I don't get here often, but it's never disappointed. Our server was great, friendly and informative.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining experience !
    MarthaCritiqueVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Brasserie Beck's menu is filled with delicious choices. Always easy to eat large or small plates. The food is consistently great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poor customer service but good food
    OJDCVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Had a 9:30 pm reservation on a Tuesday evening and the hostess was less than pleased to see us. Got a table outside since the weather was nice. Waiter had no clue about the beer selection and recommended stuff that I did not want. Ordered grilled octopus (which I've had here before) and it was done just right. Mediterranean mussels were also very tasty and the chorizo added a nice touch. But the mussels came out while I was still eating the octopus and the restaurant was not that busy but maybe the help wanted to go home. So poor beer recommendations, inattentive service but tasty food. I might go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neidia
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Ambience is great! Nevertheless, food is a little bit to expensive for what you get. Taste was not as good as I expected to be.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredibly slow service
    Eatsoutalot
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I have been to Brasserie Beck before and generally enjoyed the food and ambience. This most recent outing was marred by incredibly slow service and forgotten orders. On a not particularly crowded evening it took 2 hours and 15 minutes for the full experience which amounted to one round of appetizers and our entrees. Long delays were everywhere: between drink service, between courses, and a 15 minute wait to be brought a bill. In addition, our server needed to be reminded twice about a drink refill and side order before bringing them. Still like the food but it will be a long time before I pay Brasserie Beck's prices to be ignored.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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  • Tasty Muscles and fries
    cprin6VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This place had much more casual options among the high-end items, which was great for lunch. Price tag is on the high side - lunch for 6 was 400. But it's got a lovely interior, staff is very nice, and the food was tasty. Everything was just shy of knock your socks off - service had been great and then took a long time to get plates cleared. Nobody came again once the bill was dropped. Food was good, but not amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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  • Mmm.
    cccj
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Delicious, as always. The mussels are the best thing on the menu - it's not worth getting anything else. (That said, everything else is pretty good as well...but the mussels stand out.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    Tony65yVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food and service is always excellent. I've been going there for years for lunch and dinner. Consistency is one thing this places carries well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • great dinner al fresco
    rebeccaofdcVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    As previous times, the seafood and wine were wonderful. A terrific restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv3dine
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Went there for mussels which were minute in size - Very disappointing. The salmon entrée was ordered med-rare and came well done with a vegetable accompaniment slathered in the vinaigrette dressing - almost inedible. The peanut butter "parfait" was a small round cheese cake with a chocolate cake base and chocolate glaze. The peanut butter flavor was very subtle. The coffee was weak.
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  • Lovely patio dining & great mussels
    janderson
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We started with the cheese plate and I was pleasantly surprised by the serving sizes. Very hearty slices of the three cheeses and all of them were delicious! I tried the Mediterranean Mussels at the suggestion of our waiter and they did not disappoint. Amazing broth and perfectly cooked! My husband had the Lamb porterhouse (Saturday special) and he seemed very happy with his selection. They have a nice selection of Belgian beers on tap but an even larger selection in bottles to choose from. We dined outside and had good service and a very low key atmosphere as the area is rather quiet on weekends. Overall, excellent food and service and i'd definitely dine there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as previous
    RedRiver6
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was our fourth time to dine here. The staff were very accommodating when we arrived a bit early. I had the steak frittes and my wife the mussels. My steak as flavorful and tender. The mussels left something to be desired, as they came in a strange cheese sauce that wasn't described in the menu. The sauce didn't agree with her so I'll have to down grade the food rating this time.
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  • Very Enjoyable Meal!
    dinnerandaplay
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Brasserie Beck is conveniently located just a few blocks walk from our play venue and easily stroll from the subway. We ate outside as the weather was absolutely perfect for it. The lamb was delicious, moist and flavorful. The service was very good and our selections came in a timely manner. We never felt neither rushed nor left waiting between courses. They have a nice wine list and upon asking had even more wine choices. The caramelized brussel sprouts were disappointingly dry, but this was the only downside to the meal. I really want to try a selection or two from their dessert menu next time so we will likely try this restaurant again.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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  • Delicious!
    aaronhood
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I took my mom here while she was in town and we shared the spinach salad, the charcuterie plate, grilled octopus, and moules frite. The food was all prepared excellently but the grilled octopus appetizer stood out. I highly recommend it and will be back for more.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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  • Great beer selection. Solid mussels
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great beer selection. Solid mussels, steak and other mains
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new to go Place.
    awsome
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food was good but the service was spotless, wine list is extensive with a lots of affordable prices in Washington.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    VistingDC
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food was delicious as usual. Only real issue is that they let people smoke on the outdoor patio, which is disgusting and disruptive to dining. Our waiter kindly moved us to another table since they were blowing smoke in our faces. It really should not be allowed. Dessert was delicious.
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  • another great meal
    dairyadvisor
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My wife and I went for a wonderful Saturday evening dinner at Brasserie Beck. They just debuted the new 'summer' menu, and we had items off that and a couple of the nightly specials. The shrimp ravioli, beet salad, sea bass and soup-of-the-day were just excellent. It was a late-July evening, so we had planned on eating inside. When we arrived, however, the weather was unexpectedly nice, so we asked to eat outside on the patio and BB accommodated us. We had recently returned from Greece and we described a cocktail we had in a fine restaurant overseas to our server. He relayed that info to the bartender, who created us a very good version. Not only was it tasty, but the effort really says something about BB.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LucyCVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We've been here many times in the past and always had really great mussels. Unfortunately, this time was a disappointment as the mussels were incredibly small, more like clams. Not sure if it's the wrong season to order this shellfish, if so, they could have given us more to make up for the lack in size.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Great food and service
    awsome
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Great food, persenable service and amazing wine list.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate