Over all, Brasserie Beck was a great stop to celebrate a nice evening out with the wife. The food is a Belgian/French fusion and much of the menu focuses on the variety of speciality beers.
We started the meal with a crispy pork terrine which was FANTASTIC. Next, I ordered a steak and frites with bernaise sauce, and my wife ordered the braised veal in a red wine reduction. My medium-ordered steak was definitely on the tough side and the bernaise sauce left something to be desired. My wife's braised veal was excellent and fell off of the bone when a fork ventured near it.
To cap off the meal, we ordered a creme brulee which was good, but was floating in a raspberry coulee and topped off with whip cream and snickerdoodles. The combination overall just did not work. The creme brulee lost something floating in a runny raspberry sauce with whole raspberries thrown into the mix - perhaps it was the different textures - creamy with runny/watery sauce, whole berries and whipped cream...we just were not feeling it.
Overall, the restaurant has a nice look/feel, decent food, and a good ambience. While it is not my top choice of restaurants in DC., it is worth a stop-in.
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