Brasserie Beck

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$31 to $50
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Belgian
Chef/Owner Robert Wiedmaier of the RW Restaurant Group opens a casual, contemporary brasserie (serving all day) 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. Thre is an expansive outdoor patio that is open April thru October.
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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The mussels were lukewarm. I've had them several times before and it was always hot but this time it was almost cold. Also fries were not hot.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Limited selection in lunch menu but everything was tasty and service was prompt and cordial. Dark beer is awesome ! Will definitely come back

c
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We were seated outside at 8 pm on the patio and it was a great urban dining experience. The food was excellent. We split the Beet salad appetizer, which was plenty for 2. The Wiener Schnitzel was excellent, thin, tasty, nicely cooked. The Mussels in White Wine were good and my husband loved them. I'm much more of a garlic and butter sauce person, so I wasn't overjoyed, but it was still a good sauce. This is a great café-like experience.

My only objection was the service. Management had apparently assigned too many tables to our server. He was right there when we started. But after we ordered, he was hard to get back while he waited on other tables. We had to ask another waiter who brought us our appetizer to also bring us cutlery to eat it and bread. Our waiter came back as we were starting our meals to ask about drinks and I said "in a bit." Mistake. He finally came back to take my order when I was halfway through and didn't bring the wine until I was finished. I should have sent it back. He was nice and polite, but clearly overworked.

Still, I'd go back. Perhaps the service problem was an anomaly.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The seating outside was very poor, the tables all broken and waiters not attentive.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

We ate outside and the host had to kill numerous cockroaches that were crawling around our table. Did not make for a nice experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Apps great, entrees just ok

L
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great meal and service. We sat outside. The only issue was that there was a sewage smell.

TI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My group had a great time. They loved the food, including dessert, as did I. Anytime, I have a work group to entertain, I am going to come to Brasserie Beck. Thanks

DS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely evening sitting outside. Great service. Fab food. Couldn't be happier!

C
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food of a traditional American-Belgian kind. The service was friendly and attentive. And at least the Sunday I was there (party of 5), the restaurant was not too crowded, so it was very pleasant for good conversation while enjoying solidly delicious food.

M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for restaurant week. Arrived early and were quickly seated. Waiters were attentive but didn't hover. Food arrived promptly and was delicious. Excellent value.

CD
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first visit to Brasserie Beck was during Restaurant Week. Their choices on the $35 fixed price menu included some of their more expensive menu items (steak tartar, short rib). All the food was excellent. Our server was attentive but not obtrusive, and he knew everything about the ingredients and preparation of the dishes. He also was well-informed on the Belgian beers. Atmosphere is very European. We definitely will return, even at full price!

JB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was good dishes what we had on restaurant week. Mussels comes with fries which is very delicious.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time.

B
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Need better air conditioning. Consider revolving doors to keep the heat out in the summer and cold out in the winter.

AG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

grear place for birthday celebration!

S
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always like to go to Beck’s. The mussels are my favorite, although this time they were a bit smaller. The broth is yummy and the double fried French fries are wonderful. This time we went at 2:00 and the place was almost empty.

LC
Washington DC
98 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We love this place as it extremely reliable. What I mean is that we can always expect a great experience. Delicious food and great service!

F
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommended

b
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Salmon burger was just ok. I'd have preferred mussels but didn't want to spend $27 for lunch. Service was very good.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought two different clients to Brassiere Beck on different nights. Both came away thinking it was a great dinner. Highly recommended!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I always enjoy dining here. I’ve been numerous times for all types of occasions...brunches and dinners. The service is always great and the food is delicious but sometimes I feel some of their options are a little overpriced. But regardless it never stops me from going… LOL. I’ve been countless times and that’s really the only “con” about the place. The pros are the food and service which definitely outweigh it.

ML
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good attempt but not the best Brasserie I’ve been to

RS
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a rare treat to discover a restaurant where every draft beer is one that my husband wants to order-the selection of Belgians is EXCEPTIONAL, and the food put it over the top. When visiting DC, a MUST-try spot for beer-lovers.

RV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Good folks who really messed up our order. When I mentioned we had not yet recieved our appetizer after 40 minutes, the GM took over and made things happen quickly. They did their best to make up for loosing our order, but it made for a stresssful experience. Food was excellent. We will give them another try!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had some friends come into the city this weekend and we’re so glad that we ate here. The ambiance and staff were amazing, it was like we were dining at a friend’s/family home. The services was top notch. The GM even came over to check in and say hello. They have a massive beer menu and our server was very knowledgeable with providing and pairing beers for those who wanted to indulge at our table. The food was so delicious. Everyone got something different and we enjoyed everything we had. The rib eye and salmon were so delightful prepared. We wrapped up our dinner with the goat cheesecake, it was something we’d never had before, and we all loved it. After this experience, BB has risen to the top of our list of go to places when we are in the city. We’ve been to other establishments when a party of 6 is too much and the service fails, they did not miss the mark. This experience was above and beyond, we can’t wait to go back. Thank you all at BB for making our evening so memorable.

LR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food as usual was delicious. My colleague enjoyed her first visit. However, they were out of the salmon burger. Nonetheless, her other seafood selection was delicious

OT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wanted to go out for a nice date but not a stuffy place. This place was perfect. Food & beer were incredible & the service was professional and prompt.

SH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, the atmosphere, the wine, the service...everything is beyond superb! I cannot wait to return!

D
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Party of six, we had mussells and salmon and short rib and chicken dishes, all very delicious and service was very good. Great place to meet for talking and lingering over food--really extensive beer choices including lambec and fruit beers not always seen with such a large selection

DC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good service. New chef, Michelin Star chef Andrew Cleverdon from SIREN has done wonders with the menu. This established restaurant has been given a new and vastly improved lease on life.

m
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brasserie Beck is a favorite. Great staff, service, and a solid wine list.

LH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve never been disappointed with the food at Brasserie Beck, and this trip was no different. We wish there was a Belgian-style restaurant in NYC that matched the quality here. On this visit, we found ourselves walking around DC in the summer heat, and decided to go an hour and a half before our reservation - and just in time for happy hour. The drinks were refreshing, the bartender was fun, and we had a great evening overall.

L
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Limited menu. Mussels the big thing and they’re good. But the fries you can get with them were surprisingly mushy for a signature dish.

Excellent loup de mer (whole fish) topped with clams and mussels was the standout

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great choices in brunch menu. We will be back for dinner.

ML
New York Area
139 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An exceptional meal! We dined on a fairly quiet Saturday evening. Our reservation was honored, and we were seated comfortably at a cozy window table. Service was outstanding, perfectly timed, with good suggestions. The food was exquisite. My companion loved the lobster bisque, and my own raclette was out of this world. The mussels in white wine and steak frites were authentically Belgian—perfectly prepared, and very amply portioned. Did not save room for dessert, but hope to try it on return, as this will be my new go-to in DC!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff with an especially nice manager and knowledgeable waiter. Food delicious.

RM
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Waiter was a little too attentive to start- made us fell a little rushed

WE
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was, hands down, the best service I have ever received from a restaurant in D.C. in the 10 years I've lived here -- from our waiter John to 2 managers who sought our feedback and had us taste some new dishes. We were given a great table for 2 by the window and doted on for 2 hours. I'm definitely coming back. The mussels were exceptional with generous portions -- I highly recommend them.

RS
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can I say about this place?I came here not expecting anything and left amazed.
The food was spectacular, the cute little table by the window was perfect, the service was attentive but not overwhelming.
Would definitely come back!

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