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“Decent Belgian/French food without the snooty attitude” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Brasserie Beck

Brasserie Beck
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Ranked #121 of 3,189 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Belgian, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Montevideo Department, Uruguay
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Decent Belgian/French food without the snooty attitude”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2014

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.

  • Visited July 2014
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New Carrollton, Maryland
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Just keeps on getting better”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2014

I have gone to Brasserie Beck every since it opened and have come on business and with my family. This weekend, I went with my wife to celebrate my return from a long business trip.

BB has recently introduced their summer menu and we sampled two of those. The shrimp ravioli and beet salad were fantastic. The nightly specials (corn bisque and sea bass) were also delicious.

The wine and beer choices at BB are extensive and good. We had originally planned on sitting in the air conditioned interior, but it was such a pleasant evening that we changed our mind and dined on their outdoor patio. They were glad to accommodate our request.

The service was excellent, as always. It's my family's favorite restaurant in DC.

  • Visited July 2014
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Great Falls, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fabulous Food and Good Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

There were eight of us for dinner, and the restaurant accommodated us outside, which is what we wanted. We sampled the drinks, appetizers, main courses and side dishes, and everyone agreed the food was terrific. The outdoor area has big, wide umbrellas, which made eating outside on a warm Washington night quite enjoyable. My wife grew up in Brussels and she felt like she was back home. Location is also convenient to many places downtown - those under 30 who were with us walked somewhere for drinks afterwards.

  • Visited July 2014
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Belmont, MA
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Interesting and delicious menu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were treated with great service and delicious food. We had made a reservation, and everyone in our party had a wonderful dinner. Very large and interesting beer selection.

  • Visited June 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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85 reviews
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“Great spot with terrific food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2014

Have eaten at the bar, in the restaurant and outside and on every visit, everything has been terrific from the time you are greeting to the time you leave. The food has always been on point and I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. The Belgian beers, mussels, oysters, fries, beef stew, and even the chicken have been outstanding! Definitely go!

Visited February 2014
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