Brasserie Beck

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$31 to $50
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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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Brasserie Beck will have a three-course menu with Vegan options. $68 per guest, $19 for children 12 and under, exclusive of tax & gratuity, 11:30am-7:30pm . Menu on Opentable page.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great as always!

TH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely food from an actual functioning proper kitchen. Delicious food. Warm environment and attentive service. Quiet enough to have a relaxing conversation.

KW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent, informed service. Great food. Great beer selection. Great environment. We have already recommended it.

JD
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We love Brasserie Beck. Eating there for years. The food was all a little off. Too much dressing on the salad. The mussels were for good quality but the salsa was watery. This is a great place. Maybe a new cook of a bad day in the kitchen. We will give the place a brake.

J
Philadelphia
117 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wow! I’ve had moules frites many times but never such an abundant casserole of large, succulent mussels in a delicious wine, mushroom and bacon jus like this. More frites than I could eat and three mayonnaise sauces made the meal beyond perfect. Try the foie gras brûlée as well. Unexpected and delicious.

AJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, quality food! Felt like home.

JS
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As always the food was delicious and service good. Only small objection was that our table, tucked in a corner, seemed quite dark. I realize they wanted to keep a party of two away from the four tops, but the restaurant was largely empty at 6:15pm.

A
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and service. No complaints at all. Enjoyed the meal.

AA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a positive dining experience, we will be back.

b
St. Louis
22 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

One of many delicious and well-served meals at BB. Having now worked our way through the entire menu we can testify that we’ve not found anything on the menu that’s wasn’t delicious and well prepared. Ask for a booth or window table to reduce the noise (energetic ambiance).

DJ
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on a beautiful night. Food, service and ambiance was memorable.

VP
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Fine - good quality food.

LH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal for our anniversary. Friendly wait staff, casual but upmarket atmosphere. We were sorry we got full so fast, can't wait to return.

R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time visiting Brasserie Beck and will definitely be back. Service was great, we were there celebrating a friend's engagement and they surprised us with a complementary dessert! Atmosphere was interesting, we were tucked just off to the left of the hostess stand with a few other tables so we didn't get to see the full dining room, but there is an expansive patio as well.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Not to the standards that we have known to love at Brasserie Beck.... usually 5 stars across

M
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great to sit outside on a beautiful day. The mussels with fries are amazing.

MS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The mussels were not so fresh and had no taste. The broth was tasteless. For $27, there should have been twice more mussels. Total rip-off. The service was poor: we waited for the first drinks for about 15 minutes while the restaurant didn't seem busy, and the waiter never came to ask if we wanted a second drink. Overall, very disappointed compared to my last visit a few years ago.

CR
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic outside spot to eat and enjoy the surroundings

MA
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Brasserie Beck is one of my favorite restaurants in DC. But somehow this time everything was off.
We ordered the Poulet Roti which the server had a hard time understanding. Finally we said the chicken and he got it!
The chicken was tasteless and the endive salad very average. The server was so unenthusiastic about serving us and by 10:30 you could tell they wanted us to leave. They kept coming to the table to collect all the food that we were still eating.
Very disappointing.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
65 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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
Overall3food3service2ambience2

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

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

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
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Apps great, entrees just ok

L
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

C
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
50 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time.

B
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

grear place for birthday celebration!

S
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
99 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommended

b
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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