Brasserie Beck

4.5
4511 reviews
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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, including Chef Wiedmaier's exclusive Belgian beer, Antigoon. Thre is an expansive outdoor patio that is open April thru October.
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Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was fanatastic. The service at the beginning of our meal was very good, but it took a long time to get someone to come back and fill our empty water glasses.

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New England
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious! We really enjoyed our meal here. I am not normally a lover of foie gras, but their appetizer foie gras brûlée was divine! Just try it! My son loved the steak frites, and their fries are amazing. I had the module which did not disappoint, and my husband had the chicken dish which was lovely. We wish we could have tried the wiener schnitzel as it looked very tasty!

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Savannah
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our third visit to Brasserie Beck. Their way with seafood keeps us coming back - especially the mussels, prepared in a variety of ways and all of them delicious. The wine list is extensive and drinks are expertly prepared. Convenient to the Metro, White House and other DC attractions. Dinner for 3 with a bottle of wine set us back about $235 less tip but well worth it.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The mussels were delicious and unforgettable. Would definitely come back

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1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Service extremely slow

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding food. Leisurely service. Pretty high noise level. Reasonably priced for the high quality.

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c
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere and good food. Great place for dinner or drinks.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was awesome!

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1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great experience but we were seated right in front of the door and felt every draft when the door opened and closed.

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KI
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great mussels and frittes. Worth the repeat trip just for those. Always good!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 1

Was sorry to see a favorite place become so noisy that talking was difficult. It seemed like some large group took over the restaurant and we were seated on the edge of their event. I didn’t remember the loud and really unpleasant music either.

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m
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brasserie Beck never disappoints. Food and service are always great!

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FN
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was amazing! Perfect spot to celebrate our sons birthday, he loves Belgium beer!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Lots of small service problems. Bizarre answers to common questions when ordering (when replying to a question about whether the frites were gluten free, he cited a figure of "1-2% gluten in the fries." What does that EVEN MEAN? No bread brought to the table, items left off the order, steady reminders required to get even a basic level of service. Plenty of time to try and upsell drinks and dessert tho. Food was merely adequate. Always frustrating when a restaurant doesn't season their food properly but chidingly doesn't provide salt at the table. You'd have thought that walnuts cost a fortune the way they were rationed on my bland endive salad. Sad broth accompanied what should have been their signature mussels. The frites were a soggy wad sweltering in their ceramic dish. The brightest spot was the bread, when it finally came. Crisp, warm and moist, it almost made up for the rest of the experience.

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TD
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

We (a party of three) were told that the kitchen was unusually busy, but it wasn't clear why that would have caused the 20-minute wait before we were brought wine and beer lists and first asked for a drinks order. The subsequent service was chaotic; we ordered starters and mains at the same time, but both starters and mains were brought to the table at the same time (and the mains were served first!). We sent the mains back to the kitchen until we finished the starters. When the mains were brought out (and, thank goodness, they had plainly not just been held under a heat lamp but were prepared anew), so was what one of us had ordered (and already received and consumed) as a starter. Our waiter apologized for all the confusion, but we were never clear about why it had occurred. The food, nevertheless, was outstanding.

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OH
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was excellent, as usual. Sommelier was attentive and helpful with the wine selection. However, the waiter was inattentive. He was slow to take our before-dinner drink order (although they arrived quickly). Something happened to our dinners, though. Tables that arrived after ours were already having dessert by the time I asked about our entrees. Or dinners arrived 15 minutes later. Possibly the order was never given to the kitchen? A manager eventually gave a perfunctory apology.

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LD
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mussels were great and the accompanying frites with 3 dipping sauces were awesome!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was exceptional! The food was fairly good for the price. The beer and wine selection is great as well! Nice place to have a dinner and relax.

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F
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best mussels in DC. I have the white wine mussels everytime. Also loved the lobster bisque.

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L
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The drinks were underwhelming and the wine was overpriced. The mussels were great however and the service was fair.

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e
Adelaide / SA
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, extremely good and creative food, a fine selection of Belgian beers.

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DC
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We got a table way in the back corner so it was quieter than usual. Mussels good as always though not as plump as sometimes -- maybe a seasonal thing. Service could have been a tad bit more attentive but we were out of the way. Reliable as always though they no longer have valet parking because so many people use Uber.

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JT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We are familiar with Belgian food. The moules were very good, not overcooked. The oysters Rockefeller were very good. Entrees of loup de mer (bass + shellfish), wienerschnitzel, steak frits were all good. The dessert was good, but left us too full.

Beer: We liked Straffe Hendrik the best. Rare to have this on tap.

Service: We understand the European preference for staying the entire evening and thus a relaxed service. But, it took too long for us to be initially acknowledged by our server and then waited on. No beer/wine menu was presented when we sat down, even though the food menu was presented. We were served appetizers prior to getting our beer. This is disappointing. Also, we noted that we did not have bread served with our appetizers, even though we saw bread on other tables. The bread was good when it arrived, but then we did not have enough time to enjoy it with the nice sauce with the moules appetizers -- disappointing.

From our observations, the manager was giving one table in particular a lot of attention, but did not make the rounds to see how everyone else was doing, or if the servers were being attentive.

We liked the quality of the food and will probably return, but will need to be more proactive in getting timely service, which should not be the norm in a European setting.

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BE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

It was an ok experience. Great steak but the bearnaise sauce was not up to par. And the pricing is too high for what you get. Probably a very good place to go to in the summer if you want to try different kinds of beer. Great selection, but again, be ready, also pricy.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was very delayed due to large parties before us and perhaps staff mistakes. Brasserie Beck managers and staff were apologetic and responsive in fixing the problem. Meal was not billed to us--appreciated the efforts to make us feel important as diners!!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and stellar service. Be sure to get their fries, and try a Belgian beer.

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RW
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Service very good. Got there quite late - after opera. Last to leave, but took time to enjoy a birthday treat.

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Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner with friends. Excellent service and lots of menu choices for food, beer and wine

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u
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Unfortunately the food was not up to par. When informed, management made it right.

Service was very good. Got to enjoy the nice weather and sat outside.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oyster Fest

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food. Decent service.

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RM
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is always a favorite and never disappoints. The menu options are varied, and there was something for everyone in our small group of eight. The service was impeccable, as always, and never intrusive. The food, wine and other drinks were superb. While a large space, noise is controlled even when the restaurant is full and it is possible to have a normal conversation at the table without having to endure loud conversations from others. Highly recommend for all of these reasons.

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MQ
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The mussels aux vin and the Belgian fries were amazing! The draft and bottled beer selection is limitless. The delicious and salty grilled Brussels sprouts had me drinking lots of suds. :)

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lack of valet was disappointing and unexpected.

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S
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and service. I want to go back again and again. Hannah provided a fantastic experience. I hope to have her as a server again.

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SB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food that was outside regular yet in a comfortable everyday setting. Outstanding beer menu, tasty cocktails. I had the Trout Almandine and it was excellent.

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CF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BB has a full range of Belgian beers which we love to try. The sommelier? or beer expert is extremely knowledgeable. Their menu is typical Belgian/French which is a delicious blend between French and Northern European/German and just the right amount of portions/size. The lobster bisque en croute is just fabulous with a puff pastry baked on top of the ceramic dish. The onion soup includes shallots for extra flavor. So far we've had the Poulet au Champignon, Beer Braised Short Rib, Grilled Pork Chop, and
Wiener Schnitzel and absolutely loved every one.

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Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Brasserie Beck 10 years ago and were thrilled to discover the food and overall experience was as wonderful as we remembered! The mussels and frites were as good or better as any we had in Belgium. There were also several beers that we haven’t seen on a list since we were in Europe. Love this restaurant!

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PN
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great mussels, frites and bread. Great beer and wine list as well. Go to place with solid food.

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EG
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Brunch was delicious

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