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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

All of our dishes (i.e. both the appetizers and main entrees) were served lukewarm, as if they had been sitting on a counter for a while before they served them to us. We also had to wait a very long time for our drinks and their refills, which completely breaks the mood of the evening. The quality of food is also mediocre at best (the crispy brussel sprouts were more burnt than crispy, the schnitzel was just ok, same thing with the duck, only the octopus was good). Considering the price of food and drinks at this place and all of the above, we will not be going there again.

TB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It was disappointing—fine but not great and extremely expensive for fine, and our table location was flat-out bad.

OD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

These people do not really know how to cook mussel, which is a handicap for a Belgium restaurant

GR
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious mussels are a must. While the server was pleasant, it took a long time to order our food. They did bring a complimentary glass of sparkling rose to celebrate our anniversary, which was a wonderful touch. I plan on continuing to go here for our anniversary and recommend it to anyone that asks.

RR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It's a charming looking restaurant. The menu, though extensive, is fairly limited. They seems odd, but they only have two sandwiches. My friend ordered the beet salad, which was good but very small. I ordered the salmon sandwich which came with fries. The fries were very good, but the salmon was way too salty.

Unless I wanted mussels, I wouldn't go back.

MS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, scrumptious food, top wine selections and great ambiance. It was a perfect evening. Whether it’s dinner for 2 or a group, this is the place for a special night.

MT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place. Was a bit quiet when we went, but the food, as ever, was amazing! Great service too. You have to try the mussels.

k
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!

BR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

NR
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

The food was good and location easy to get to, but the service was lacking. At one point we were the only table in the restaurant (730pm reservation) and still didn’t get good service. We were also celebrating which was noted on the reservation but they never acknowledge it.

E
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three fans and one skeptic accepted Brasserie Beck’s “all you can eat” mussels offer for early supper on a Sunday evening. The restaurant was quiet when we came, pleasantly active when we tore ourselves away.
We explored the cocktail menu - bourbon blackberry julep! - and the fine list of beers on draft - try the crisp pale Eggenberg. We dove into mussels: with the doubter a version with bacon, the quiet guy the Mediterranean iteration, while the keenest fanatics chose the traditional white wine and garlic. Servings were presented with a flourish in hot cast iron. Servings were consumed with less flourish and seconds followed.
This is a transporting restaurant, a corner of Brussels on K Street. Service, led at our table by the charming Serge, was attentive and unobtrusive. In all a delightful evening that lingered at the end of the Red Line.

e
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We've been to BB several times in the past and have always enjoyed it. Our recent visit was not up to earlier standards. The service was very slow and inattentive. The waiter didn't know much about the menu. His descriptions were wrong even after asking the chef. The food was also disappointing. The lamb and clam entree I had came with no clams. My Friend's steak was overcooked. My dessert was slightly burnt and very dry.

c
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

BB were having a special all you can eat mussels event. The two of us has somewhere around 90 mussels and three different wonderful belgian beer. After tax and tip $110

DB
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brasserie Beck was perfect! My guest and I were shown to a quiet table by a window, without even having to ask. We had attentive, but not over-attentive, service, and the food was great, as I knew it would be. Hadn't been there in years, so I was glad it turned out so well. I'll be coming back, and my guest noted that she will add this to her list of good places to go when visiting DC. Highly recommended.

EL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food continues to be outstanding!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dining experience-service, food, ambiance!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience and food.

CG
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for restaurant week at lunch. It was a great value. The service was impeccable. The salad and steak tartare shine, as did the chocolate dessert and frites.

A
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Brasserie Beck. Best mussels in DC and one of the few places in DC where I’ll order Steak Tartare. 👍

M
London
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience was excellent. Servers were just the right amount of attentive. I ordered a stake medium-rare and it came to the table well done. It took less than 7 minutes for a completely new replacement meal to get to me, cooked perfectly. Ordered one of mussel appetizers - amazing!

M
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of the most under-rated restaurants in DC. Have been going there for the past 10 years and it simply never disappoints.

2
Washington DC
75 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Big restaurant with very good mussels. Sectioned dining spaces with good privacy for business lunches. Pleasant outdoor seating on the broad sidewalk - good place to be in warmer weather.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant!

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D
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here for lunch and more recently for brunch, each time I was extremely satisfied. The mussels are delicious and the service was excellent. We made a reservation for brunch, but we probably didn't need one, because during our 12 o'clock appointment were very little people present, and plenty of space. Parking is a bit of an issue, but not too bad on the Sunday we went.

R
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The steak and French fries was supposed to come with bearnaise sauce and it didn’t. Only after asking for it I got it. It was not the best bearnaise I had.
The chocolate desert was superb! Still thinking about it after two days.
The mussels were very good.

RM
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time visiting but my companions were all repeat customers. Dinner was terrific as was the service. My friends all said this was standard at BB. Great place to which I will return often.

C
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve. John the waiter was awesome, funny and attentive, but not overly :)

t
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative sides and attentive service made for a wonderful evening!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love our server Aziz! Thank you!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed the food and drinks. Great service and nice atmosphere.

G
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I would recommend BB only to a friend wanting a simple meal of mussels with fries and a green salad, washed down with a fine Belgian ale. Otherwise I think the food is overpriced.

C
Washington DC
171 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best, great mussels, great onion soup. Service was spot on. One of our favorites in DC for any occasion.

OT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Brasserie Beck showed why it is one of the best spots for foodies in DC. The mussels are amazing, their steak and frites is season perfect, and their Belgium beer menu is second to no one, and to top it off the service is always excellent.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The Mediterranean mussels were excellent. Service was good. We really enjoyed our meal here.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the large seafood platter, large white wine mussels, Brussels sprouts, roasted carrots, veal, duck, and salmon. As a party of three, we were stuffed and could barely move after.

The food was delicious and delightful! Our server was attentive and friendly. We would recommend Brasserie Beck to anybody and are excited to return in the future for another amazing meal!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Weiner Schnitzel w/cut red cabbage and a duck egg was a medium sized portion. It was pretty good but a tad overpriced at $30.

TF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent waitstaff and great food!

RD
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was outstanding. Everything else was great too, just not extradinary by comparison with the food.

DD
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice atmosphere. Authentic Belgian food and Belgian beer. Would definitely go there again.

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Service was poor.