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“not a special evening”
Review of Brasserie Beck

Brasserie Beck
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Ranked #122 of 3,213 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Belgian, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Transit: McPherson Square or Metro Center
McLean, Virginia
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346 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“not a special evening”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

I came here with a friend for a drink and dinner, and had a beer at happy hour for $3.50. Great. I went to the table and it was $7. I suppose that's normal, but this was the least expensive beer on the menu...$7. Not a special beer. I think I can get a six pack of a microbrew for almost that. I had a croque monsieur which was well, odd, and split an appetizer, and the bill was quite high. The waiter had memorized the specials and talked through them like the fine print at the end of the car commercials. Really? This place has too good of a reputation and is too expensive not to be special and on their toes at all times. Sorry.

Visited October 2012
Thank Bruce M
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Ellicott city, md
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Classic restaurant”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

If you want to treat yourself a complete restaurant experience with great food and great service, you should visit Brasserie Beck. We tried their mussels and they came out steaming hot in a cast iron pan. They have 6 different sauces. We tried the veal sauce. It is like eating mussels in a cheese fondue. It is yummy but a bit heavy. Noneeless, it was unforgettable. We also tried the duck confit sandwich with Belgium fries. It was delicious. It is on the pricey side but you came out feeling well worth it.

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Annapolis, MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Perfect meal. Perfect location.”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

We often eat in D.C. but living in Annapolis there is premium on restaurants on the East side of the city as far as logistics. We have eaten at Marcel's in the past so we expected a lot from any restaurant associated with Robert Wiedmaier. We were not disappointed. My wife had a yen for mussels and after doing the museum thing on Sunday we decided to try Brasserie Beck. It was on the way out of D.C. for us so the location couldn't have been better. We arrived a little early for out 5 PM reservation and the dining area was not opened. We were seated at the bar area and found the noise level a little loud but soon we taken to our table. The service was cordial and efficient. We ordered a salad, mussels with frites, and the lobster pasta special to split between us. We also had a bottle of Alsace Riesling which went well with the meal. Each course was excellent and we actually took food home. I have to put the meal at the top of our recent dining experiences and will certainly come back again.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank napman
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4 reviews
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“Good food, pro staff, but a little pricey.”
Reviewed October 17, 2012 via mobile

Very nice, friendly and professional staff.
Scallops as a starter was a great succes, a very nice dish combined with a very good beer recommended by the waiter, though it was not poured very well.
Main course was the mussels in white wine sauce together with a glas of white wine, nothing less than superb, a really good dish.
To dessert I had Belgium waffels, once again a really good experience, though the amount of ice cream was on the low side.
To sum up. A very good restaurant, well worth a visit. But you also pay a noticeable price for it.
As a sidenote the acoustics of the room is quite poor, unfortunately making the restaurant quite noisy, even with an average amount of customers.

Thank Rex K
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Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

My wife and ate here for dinner and it was gourmet European food on k street. We had mussels as an appetizer. We shared the smaller portion, and the quantity was more than enough. We both had fish. It is a little pricey. First time I have ever paid $13 for a beer, but overall, the meal and service were outstanding.

Thank 72wolfpack
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