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Brasserie Beck
Brasserie Beck

Brasserie Beck Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brasseriebeck.com
  • Email: info@beckdc.com
  • Phone: (202) 408-1717
  • 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: French, Belgian
  • 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 & Promotions: 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 CouncilContinued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Diner Reviews
  • "The service and the setting are absolutely wonderful. The wine list is amazing. The food was kind of just ok."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "After reading glowing reviews of Brasserie Beck, I expected a much better dining experience. Instead my husband and I were treated to mediocre service and both my appetizer and entree were tepid, not hot, when served. We then had a long wait before we were asked if we were interested in dessert. I think that we were finally presented with a dessert menu only because a waiter happened to overhear a remark we made. I don't think a return visit is in our future."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Maybe I'm just not used to DC prices, but you're paying quite a lot for food which is just north of 'decent,' and to be ignored by your server for the majority of your meal. We were also celebrating a birthday, and never once did the server say 'happy birthday!' or offer any kind of dessert of drink on the house. Maybe I'm naive in assuming free stuff, but one free dessert isn't going to break the bank. Instead, I had to hunt down our server in order to order a 'secret' birthday surprise. Generally disappointed."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Food and service were spectacular! I can't wait to come back."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "My husband had the surf and turf. I tasted a bit of each and gave it a thumbs up. My dish, the skate wing, was over the top on salt - and I like salt. I would never order that again. Thumbs down for sure."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "My wife and I had a wonderful dinner, she had the mussels - amazing with a great sauce. I had the stewed beef it was good but the mussels had a deeper fuller flavor."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Come here for the city's best mussels, but the seafood (skate) and beef (steak frites) are great too. Oh, and did I mention a nice selection of Belgian beer?"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Went as soon as it opened at 11:30AM on Sunday -- it seemed they were a bit understaffed, since our server didn't come to out table that often. Also, took a while for our food to come out. I ordered a crabs benedict, which was great (and they poached the egg PERFECTLY, I hate when that doesn't happen). Overall, good experience, good location. Nice, open decor, and I'd love to sit outside next time."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I've been to Brasserie Beck a number of times, and usually have had a good experience. Service has always been relatively slow, but Beck generally makes up for it with great food. We ate outside for brunch, but the entire patio seemed to be in a tizzy, with numerous customers leaving mid (or pre)-meal, and desperately flagging anyone who might pay attention to them. For us, it took 40 min. for anyone to help us, and it ended up being the poor hostess herself after she tried fruitlessly to send over 3 different, annoyed servers. Another 45 min. until our food came (which, surprisingly, was NOT good!), but still not our coffees. It took another 30 min. after we asked for our bill. We were only charged for our coffee, which was nice of them."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "but we asked for some assistance in choosing wine. The waiter said he would get the sommelier but he returned with a bottle of wine. It was the least expensive Pinot Noir-which is what I was looking at. I have never had that happen before. I was looking at more expensive bottles-but what was sent was fine. It was just weird!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great for client lunch! Food and service are always very good. WE got to eat out side and it was nice with the warmers."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Do nont hesitate! You will have a great food experience and the staff are as friendly as they come. I wish we had them in my hometown."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Bigger and noisier than expected but a great, not overwhelming, mixed crowd of locals and refugees from the nearby hotels. Courteous staff had to hustle all night, no leisurely conversations about food and tourism tips. Great place to unwind after a day at the nearby Convention Center. Food surpassed expectations. Don't go if want to protect a weight loss diet. The mussels are special. As was the pumpkin soup. And is the list of Belgian beers.Very good first time. Room was a little chilly and I can see this would be very nice on a warm spring day or nice summer evening."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Excellent menu selection. It's hard to go wrong here with food. Wines are too pricey, though. Very attentive service."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I eat here every time I come to DC. Great food and service."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I love the mussels at Brasserie Beck. Served in cast iron skillets, with fries. Try the Thai with coconut milk. Outdoor dining is best and I have suggested BB on many occassions. Can't wait for my next visit. The bar is also great for cocktails. See you there!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We started with tasty cocktails, a spicy sidecar and allspice martini. The crab gratin appetizer was to die for. Comfort food at its best served with brioche toast points. The Penn Cove mussels were excellent! What a treat to enjoy something other than PEI mussels. A Carmelites chocolate banana creme brûlée ended a fabulous meal! Highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "After 24 hours of steady rain, the atmosphere and the food were like a comforting summer sun."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We've been here four days and would have to say Beck was the best food we've had in downtown Washington. The price is also reasonable, so I would say it has good value and would recommend eating there."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "So this was my first date with a young lady and i was trying to impress her after a long week of work. While the restaurant was nice on the inside and food was good, the servers were not attentive. We had to wait 15 min to place our order and i had to speak to the hostess to get our drink orders. Our waiter was all over the place and we did not get the attention required for a 4 star restaurant. I am hesitant to come back. The food was tasty nonetheless."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I went here for a professional business lunch. Perfect choice for that. Food was good, service is attentive without being over-bearing. The mussels were excellent. The tables aren't right on top of each other, which is nice - it is broken up into several smaller rooms. That helps to keep the noise to a minimum - it is not the kind of place where you have to shout to be heard - it is neither too quiet nor too noisy. Decor is a sort of a New York metropolitan vibe, but the menu has a lot of French influences. A solid, white tablecloth place. A fair number of suits at lunch but not quite as buttoned down as say Tosca."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "i've always been a fan of brasserie beck but recently its disappointed me twice. the food used to be really great and while it's not terrible, it's no longer really anything special. the menu isn't as interesting as it used to be. the service is good and the ambience is fun but it's just not the star it was. it's feeling a little tired to me."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "A little overpriced for a Brasserie but a good experience."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "While visiting DC to look at colleges with my son, we found this place around the corner from our hotel. We had an early dinner. It was a nice respite from our schedule and a nice way to end the evening!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Food and service top notch it's crowded and noisy, with busy staff racing back and forth within inches of you. Not romantic but perfect for business meeting/client dinner."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Unique restaurant just north of Metro Center metro. Great food with Belgium/French flare. However, be prepared for higher prices as our meal cost approximately $90 which included an appetizer but no drinks."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Classic mussels tasted of raw uncooked wine and should have been returned to the kitchen. On a previous visit they were completely tasteless. Not sure why the restaurant's specialty is so poorly prepared. Rest of the food was good. Service was good but somewhat overly aggressive."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "this place is great for mussels! they literally bring a big red pan of mussels to you to eat. the fries are great. only thing i wouldn't recommend is the Grand Bellini drink $12. It tastes like sour peach champagne and it is served in a very small glass. disappointing for the price. i like my drinks big."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Had a wonderful meal on Friday evening. Thought that being pushed off in the front corner was going to ruin the evening, but gave us a little more privacy and the service was spectacular."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I moved away from DC in 1981 and the city has changed quite a bit. To celebrate my mom's 88th birthday I treated her to a dinner at Brasserie Bek and the service was fabulous. Living in NYC, I am completely unfamiliar with Chef Robert Wiedmaier and Ramon Narvaez, General Manager, was kind enough to provide us with the history of this chef, along with a description of the range of restaurants he's opened in DC. The food is very good but most dishes had just a bit over-the-top additions - this is a brasserie, where French food is of haute quality but should be basic and not fussy. This personal objection to some of the unnecessary additions won't prevent me from returning to this, or another Wiedmaier restaurant."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Mediocre food and expensive. Better choices for Belgian food in DC."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Food is always superb. I invited friends for a birthday dinner who had never been to BB. They loved it and will definitely return. Although it's a little noisy, we had one of the few tables tucked away where we could hear each other talk. Service was great as well."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "I've probably tried every restraunt in DC and this is my new go-to place. You can't go wrong. Incredible food, great selection, great beer and wine list. The grilled octopus ans muscles are a must. I'd go just for the bread!!! One of the best DC has to offer."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "When I arrived I was told the table was ready but I was early so waited for the rest of my party. Once they arrived I checked back in and now they were "arranging". I think another large party sat down and so the wanted to stage us. While that's fine, a restaurant like this should be able to plan for that. It was 30 mins before our drink order was taken. by the time we all had a drink it was 45 mins since we sat down. When we finally asked another server to help our waiter came over and said "everyone always seems to come at once." Our food took forever between courses and when I cut into my steak it was medium well, not medium rare. The meal took just under 3 hours, I was late to my own party afterwards and the food wasn't up to par."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Great steak but frites were not quite real Belgium fries, but that did not detract from an enjoyable dinner."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Brasserie Beck never disappoints. I went with my best friend to celebrate both of our 50th birthdays and it was perfect - fabulous food, amazingly knowledgeable wait staff, impeccable beer and wine list."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We all like the food although it's a bit pricey. I will bring more friends here on special occasions."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Great food, great service, and great location. I would recommend this place for both business and pleasure."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I was disappointed in the size of the mussels-- not only were the mussels tiny, but they didn't give you enough quantity-wise. I would not recommend ordering the mussels."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I'd been before and wanted to take my family. we were seated in a back corner. Entrees came to, not bad I must say, and it was all downhill from there. After waiting 15 minutes for our entree, the waiter said it was on its way. After another 15 minutes the manager walked over and said, "2-3 minutes." After another 15 minutes we received our entrees. Of the 3, only my son's steak au poivre was palatable. My skate wing tasted as if it had been sitting under heat lamps for 20 minutes, My wife's mussels were watery and very garlicky (another sign they had been sitting). We were shown the desert menu hoping for some "love" like an "I'm sorry"or "I'll buy you a desert or a beer, we apologize" but got nothing. The check and adios."
    Dined on 3/11/2014