Brasserie Beck

4.6
4362 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Belgian, French, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–5:00 pm
Lunch/brunch
Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(202) 408-1717
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brian McPherson, Chef de Cuisine
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
11th and K Streets, NW
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Public transit
McPherson Square or Metro Center
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Special events & promotions
Brasserie Beck celebrates Belgian National Day July 21st.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Brasserie Beck offers two private dining rooms, the Brabo and Waterloo. Both private spaces accommodate 32 seated/35 reception style. Combined the space can accommodate 64 seated/85 cocktail reception. Beck's Chef's Table seats 10. Restaurant buyouts 200 seated/450 reception also available.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal at large table by the bar!

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Hostess was less than friendly

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B
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a very pleasant experience at Brassiere Beck this weekend for their 2018 OysterFest! It was $34 or $38 for all you can eat oysters! The staff all around the restaurant was noticeably delightful, which added to the dining experience. Literally everyone that I came in contact with, including the oyster shuckers were friendly and helpful.

The shucker's hands must have been cramped from all the oysters they probably shucked that day, but they kept smiles on their faces the whole time I was there. We had the goal to eat 40 oysters each but walked away eating about 26 each and we were pretty full. The brunch menu looked amazing and I can't wait to come back to try the crab cake benedict. My friend ordered it and it looked awesome!!

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JF
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In DC for business and had dinner with my daughter, her family and another friend. Meal, service, experience,etc were all top notch. Beck’s is always at the top of it’s game. Wife and I spent three years in Brussels and have been eating at Becks for last 15 years wherever we are in DC.

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal. Mussel with white wine, Weiner schnitzel were outstanding. The carrot cake was a great way to finish up the meal.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of six. There was no weak spot in the food or service. It was just what we were looking for and the ambiance was bustling and fun. Great experience.

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Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food is good, not great. The charcuterie was disappointing. It seemed like the meat had been trimmed hours before it was served. The main courses were decent. For the price, I’d much prefer Le Diplomat (if you can get a table) — the food, service and ambiance are similar in style but far superior.

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R
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good beer. Food could be better. Good service.

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W
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service was terrific. I was accidentally given the wrong order and they really worked hard to get it right.

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PB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rasserie Beck is my go to restaurant when in DC. I was on a “me trip” and planned this dinner for Saturday when DC empties out. Just me, so sat at the bar after walking miles around the Mall. Started with a Bavik Pils, pretty close to Stella. Already knew I wanted the Mussels Mediterranean from previous visits. Large serving comes with frites. This is steamed mussels in an excellent Bolognese sauce that has bits of sausage and shrimp. Great for dipping your bread, so don’t use up your bread before the entree comes. Bartender offered another Bavik, but I had a different beer with the entree and can’t remember the name but a pils with 6.5% alcohol. Finished with a glass of Taylor 10 (couldn’t see an extra $9 for Taylor 20). The lady who sat next to me, saw my order and got the small serving—said best mussels since she left France. Business guy came and sat on the other side of me and saw the two of us eating the mussels, or maybe the aroma, but he ordered the small dish, too.

By the way, I grew up near Long Island Sound, encrusted with mussels, and I never liked them until a friend insisted I try them at Brasserie Beck. Needs a Belgian chef, I guess.

Entrees run $25 - $40 which is reasonable for Belgian/French cuisine in that area of DC. Belgian beers on tap run $6 - $12. Good staff and I enjoyed the banter with the two bartenders. I will be back next time in DC.

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Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wild mushroom sauce Mussels are awesome! Steak tartare was good also. Recommend the mussels and frites.

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CM
Caribbean
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked this restaurant based on great reviews on TripAdvisor and food options prior to arriving in DC. Located one block from the Embassy Suites so in an awesome location. They open at 5:00 so we were able to make our reservation for that time as we had a moonlight tour of the monuments at 7:15 so the timing was perfect. Ralph was our server and he was absolutely awesome!! Very attentive and he made some excellent suggestions. We enjoyed a cheese board as our appetizer with 4 choices of cheese. Included an awesome peach jam. My husband had the Mediterranean Mussels which were fantastic and I had the Wiener Schnitzel which was amazing. Portions are huge! Enjoyed delicious Carrot cake for dessert. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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JO
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good ambiance but a little expensive. Definitely more than what expected and advertised on open table.

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AC
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic steak.
Belgium beer - Zot was excellent as well

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P
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, beautiful atmosphere, great service. Felt like I was dining in Europe.

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SR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great. The beer selection amazing. The location decent. But what makes Brasserie B exceptional is the service. From the moment we walked in we were made to feel as if we'd been invited to a friend's house. We had our pick of table - we chose to sit outside. It felt like a classic European cafe. Our server Meri anticipated every one of our needs. Our glasses were never empty. I had the Wienerschnitzel -just outstanding. My wife had the Branzino which was also delicious.

At the end of the meal when we asked for the check Riga the manager came over and let us know that the entire meal was on him, because we'd been regulars for so long. Truly, in 30 years of going to some of the best restaurants in the world (Mirabelle's, The Ivy, etc) I've yet to experience something like this. If you live in DC and are looking for a regular place you cannot do better. If you're visiting and you like Belgian food - this is the one for you!

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a
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was fantastic and really helped make our first experience here wonderful.

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Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A perfect evening! We ate outside in the (finally) good weather. Our server was the best! We started with the mussels, which were so good that 2 of us said we would have been happy with nothing but those. But then we would have missed the delicious lamb! This is a restaurant we have been going to for a number of years and always enjoyed ourselves. An oldie but goodie!

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n
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an outstanding experience - the food is amazing and the service attentive. The food never ceases to amaze and during Restaurant Werk it’s even better.

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L
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service is all excellent. The price point is a bit high for what it is. They are consistently doing great food and service.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! A huge beer selection and a very knowledgeable server. Can't wait to return for another meal.

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S
London
14 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

SUCH great authentic Belgian food, with a lovely layout and the cutest chairs and tables. The waiter took great care of us, helped me with my very snooty cocktail request without blinking an eye, offered great beer pairing recommendations, and didn't hassle us for our slow meal timing. This place always delivers. It may not be as "hot" as other places, but it's great for impressing guests and always delivers a great experience.

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ER
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the pleasure of sitting at the chef’s table and loved watching the kitchen at work. We had a lovely meal with excellent service, as always. A favorite to bring our out-of-town family to.

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MC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Go for the food, stay because of the outstanding service. The staff here was absolutely wonderful and treated us to a great evening. Everyone who assisted us was friendly and the dishes and drinks were perfectly timed. Of particular note, Dean, the Cicerone, provided excellent beer recommendations to accentuate the meal. It is easy to take a chance on something new when you can have a professional make suggestions, and given the extensive beer menu, it is definitely worth trying something new.

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SK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent on the part of the waiter, beer sommelier, and support staff. I had cheese and loved it. My husband loved his beer; the sommelier guided both of his choices. My husband also loved his scallops. We both enjoyed our desserts.

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HL
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very delicious mussels! Always love the food. We went for our anniversary, and it was nice.

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CS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I was visiting from New York and came for a pot of traditional mussels and fries. Brasserie Beck did a wonderful job. Mussels were nicely served in a cast iron pan with fries that had three types of dipping sauce. Love this! Service and drinks were great- very attentive waiter. Highly recommended.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. The food was amazing, especially the mussels. Waitstaff was attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable. The owner was working the room and making sure everyone felt welcome. Service was perfectly-timed and the gateau was the best dessert I have ever had.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Oyster Festival for Belgian Independence Day!

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Riyadh
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great Mussels and outdoor dining. The Belgian beers were great.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent location for great eats and service. Highly recommend to the curious.

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IY
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never had anything other than an excellent meal and an excellent experience at Brasserie Beck!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you so much for making my best friends birthday extra special 😊 she is a #1 fan of Brasserie, as am I.

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LC
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

While we love this restaurant and we visit often, I was disappointed by this experience. It took some time to receive our food and when it did arrive, our guest complained about the bread on his hamburger. It apparently was stale and "terrible." We still will continue to visit, however, not as often.

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

It was a very quiet day in the city so the restaurant was missing a little bit of livelihood but good service and good food!

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C
Washington DC
515 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleased with the mussels and frites. Great service.

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MS
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, excellent meal! The entree portion of mussels was about 30 mussels, everyone delightful! Hubby had the suckling pig special, and it was amazing. The charcuterie was excellent as well. A wonderful meal, steps from our hotel!

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CH
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a very nice experience at Brasserie Beck, helped by the fact it was a holiday week and there weren’t many diners. Ordinarily, the restaurant is much noisier, which detracts from the excellent food. Go early and tuck into excellent steak tartare, moules/frites, coq an vin and more.

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MB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beer selection is like being in Belgium. So is the food.

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D
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all loved our meals. The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and not too noisy.

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