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Review of Brasserie Beck

Brasserie Beck
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Ranked #117 of 3,368 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: Belgian, French
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Transit: McPherson Square or Metro Center
Reviewed 22 June 2014

It's easy to be enthusiastic about this bistro: the interior is charming (heavy woodwork, large clocks extending out, each from a different part of the world) and the food and drink are what you'd expect in an outstanding Belgian bistro. The Belgian beer list is extremely generous and wide-ranging (I had a Petrus Red, and Beck is the first place I've been that had this great ale on tap). The moules (prepared in a variety of sauces) and frites are the best I've had outside of Belgium (and better than most I've had in Belgium). The fish is beautifully prepared--excellent cuts grilled simply but perfectly. There were six of us, and we started out on the patio, since it was a beautiful evening, but everyone else was out there too, and it was too noisy to talk at anything quieter than a shout, so we asked to be moved inside. The staff was super-friendly and set up a table for six in a secluded and serene corner of the bistro, where we had a long and lovely evening, topped with sharing a delicious dessert.

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Skip the higher end chop houses and dine on heavenly steak and frites here. Terrific location with a lovely patio area and distinctive French vibe. The mussels were amazing. Delicious craft cocktails, great bartenders and the wait staff is knowledgeable and attentive without being instrusive. Family was in town for a convention with several scheduled dinners at Bourbon, etc. We chose Beck to kick off their week. It is a personal favorite of mine. And, may I add at the end of their stay they commented the best meal of the week was here at Brasserie Beck. Two reasons to try Beck: you will not be disappointed and it won't bust your budget.

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Very good brasserie style food. Mussels were among the best ever. Service was excellent. Room was a little hot and stuffy, but it was a hot day. Recommended.

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Thank Robin D
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

I ate at this restaurant with a small group while attending a conference in the area. We had a few extra folks in the end, but the restaurant didn't skip a beat and seated us promptly. The food was excellent, and the service was attentive. I would have preferred individual checks (rather than splitting the total bill among all of us), but I think someone forgot to ask for that at the outset. All in all, a lovely place to dine al fresco and eat your fill of wonderful food!

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Went for lunch for a special celebration. There were 8 of us and they were able to accommodate us outside as it was one of the first really nice spring days. The mussels were outstanding as were the Belgian beers. We also liked the frites and the trio of mayo provided...delicious! My dining companians enjoyed the entrees they ordered and our waiter was just fantastic, going out of his way to take photos of all eight of us and actually ensuring the photos were good! Would highly recommend this restaurant for outside dining.

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Thank Char4010
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