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Brasserie Beck

Belgian Restaurant · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown
1101 K St NW (at 11th St NW), Washington, D.C. 20005, United States
Closed until 11:30 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:30 AM–4:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 298 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Greg R.
    "Best Belgian beer selection in DC, frites also cannot be missed"(8 Tips)
    Katy T.
    "Get the Wild Mushroom Mussels - they are fabulous!"(27 Tips)
    Israel K.
    "Great beers, frites, Brussels, croques, and almost everything else."(24 Tips)
    Anna Z.
    "Get Veal Bolognese Mussels with that and Steak Tartar!"(3 Tips)
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  • mussels
  • french fries
  • beer
  • wine
  • happy hour
  • oysters
  • good for dates
  • steak tartare
  • risotto
  • brunch food
  • cocktails
  • French food
  • gluten-free food
  • omelettes
  • pork shanks
  • outdoor seating
  • bone marrow
  • great value
  • crispy pork
  • escargot
  • Dan G.

    The mussels are great, but make sure to pair it with a great beer--skip the wine

    Dan Griffin · December 30, 2015
  • Michelle S.

    Beer guy was awesome, definitely come here and let him pick you out new beers to try. Overpriced bad food. Steak frites was awful - chewy, grainy fatty and nasty. Seafood tower was way overpriced.

    Michelle Slocum · October 31, 2015
  • Aaron M.

    The mussels are on fleek, but sleep on the stake frites.

    Aaron Mosby · September 23, 2015
  • Island Bruin

    French/ Belgian bistro comfort food. Solid cocktail, beer, wine.

    Island Bruin · July 4, 2015
  • Rich Y.

    Go for the mussels and frites. The aioli trio that comes with the frites is really good.

    Rich Yueh · June 12, 2015
  • Maki M.

    Oysters and Belgian frites

    Maki Marijananas · April 18, 2015
  • Javier M.

    I've dine at Brasserie Beck on different occasions. Everything is so delicious and perfectly presented. Service is great too! Best mussels & frites:)

    Javier Munoz · February 22, 2015
  • Peter V.

    As a Belgian I am not at all proud of this place ...Cuisine is not authentic and the owner is so full of himself

    Peter Vermeulen · November 15, 2014
  • Peter V.

    Ok the mussels are good and so are the other dishes we tried. Real Belgians would definitely miss grey shrimps .. Oh and where are the excellent Belgian wines : not one on the winelist :(

    Peter Vermeulen · November 9, 2014
  • Fernando S.

    Ate somewhere else .. Came here for dessert and drinks.. Asshole manager sat someone else who got here after us. I left pusses off

    Fernando Sosa · October 25, 2014
  • Israel K.

    Great beers, frites, Brussels, croques, and almost everything else.

    Israel Klein · September 24, 2014
  • John T.

    Order an Antigoon, a Belgian ale brewed exclusively for chef Robert Wiedmaier by Brouwerij De Musketiers in Ursel, Belgium.

    John Taylor · August 7, 2014
  • Chefs Feed

    David Guas, chef of Bayou Bakery, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Classic mussels w/ white wine. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 5, 2014
  • J Simeon I.

    The mussels are out of this world, the elegant atmosphere and the great crowd on a Friday night...another place on my back pocket saved. I will be back.

    J Simeon Ileto III · June 28, 2014
  • Mikael W.

    Ooh la la I fell in love with everything. Too notch service and food. We shared mussels and fries, scallops on top of risotto and duck breast with kale and polenta. Gorgeous, romantic place.

    Mikael Wagner · May 29, 2014
  • Serious Eats

    A standout for all things Belgian, including moules frites and trappist beers.

    Serious Eats · May 15, 2014
  • Allison K.

    The pomme frites are overrated. You can get much better in the city.

    Allison Kasic · May 9, 2014
  • Guillermo M.

    Excellent mussels and fries, french "service"!

    Guillermo Mendoza · May 6, 2014
  • Julie K.

    They have a lovely gluten free menu!

    Julie K · April 28, 2014
  • Anang M.

    Make sure to end your meal with a cappuccino & a shot of sambuca

    Anang Mittal · April 19, 2014
  • JoAnne K.

    Try the Classic White Wine Mussels - !!!!!!

    JoAnne Kao · February 23, 2014
  • Melody

    Get the cappuccino. A rock sugar stirrer and cookie accompany the beverage.

    Melody · February 22, 2014
  • Colleen N.

    From Washingtonian: lemony soufflé pancake, spinach and gruyere omelet, buttery escargots, moules frites

    Colleen N · January 13, 2014
  • Colleen N.

    From Washingtonian: The Hemingway (daiquiri)

    Colleen N · January 9, 2014
  • Steve M.

    The veal bolognese mussels are just a bubbling bowl of awesome.

    Steve Minard · December 11, 2013
  • Tom J.

    Belgian beer! :-)

    Tom Janssens · December 8, 2013
  • Megan G.

    Get the lump crap gratin to start- if you get mussels get the half portion! The full portion can feed 2 people!

    Megan Gem · November 29, 2013
  • Michelle D.

    Fondue Fries in the bar are amazing.

    Michelle Davidson · September 5, 2013
  • Omar P.

    Try the Grilled Octopus With Oregano And Cucumber

    Omar Perez · August 24, 2013
  • Matt S.

    Look for the gnome

    Matt Sipala · August 18, 2013
  • Kim P.

    Came for brunch which was amazing...stayed for the unbelievable beer selection !!!!! Can't wait to come back!!!!!!!

    Kim P · August 4, 2013
  • Armie


    Armie · July 2, 2013

    Okay—we admit it, we would come here solely for the frites. But we're also partial to heartier choices (crispy duck confit, anyone?) on the extensive menu, which is why we never get bored by Beck. Read more · July 1, 2013
  • Wines By Raz

    Try the Espreso

    Wines By Raz · June 4, 2013
  • Maddie G.

    My favorite restaurant in DC. No joke. The white wine mussels are so good, I find it impossible to order anything else- but everything else is stellar.

    Maddie Grant · June 4, 2013
  • Sam P.

    Steph, a bartender, is the person to see. Super knowledgeable and won't steer you wrong on the menu. And don't forget to order dessert. The truffles are worth it.

    Sam Peters · May 27, 2013
  • Jules Winnfield

    Crisp, briny oysters, mussels a dozen ways, steak frites… & great Belgian beer.

    Jules Winnfield · May 26, 2013
  • Teri C.

    Try the Ossobuco - Tender meat, creamy risotto, and marrow too!

    Teri Centner · May 22, 2013
  • Teri C.

    Fries come with three sauces. None them ketchup. Garlic aoli (ap?), curry mayo, and something...

    Teri Centner · May 22, 2013
  • John S.

    Try the Tuna Nicois

    John Segota · May 16, 2013
  • Kevin M.

    My beer costs more than my meal and I have ZERO issues with that

    Kevin Mead · May 15, 2013
  • Wines By Raz

    Try the Steak Tartare!

    Wines By Raz · May 8, 2013
  • Katy T.

    Get the Wild Mushroom Mussels - they are fabulous! Charcuterie plate is great to start but go for the half portion - is plenty of food.

    Katy Thomas · April 3, 2013
  • Shayan B.

    the Pacific steamboat oysters are brilliant

    Shayan Bardhan · March 31, 2013
  • Gene D.

    Try the Crispy Pork Shank

    Gene Dexter · January 17, 2013
  • Isaac P.

    Some fantastic Belgian beers are only a tap pull away here, one of D.C.'s best French/Belgian restaurants.

    Isaac Pacheco · January 4, 2013
  • Elaine P.

    Have a Straffe Hendrik. This is the only US location I've found it. Before visiting here, the only other place I'd had one was in its founding city, Brugge in Belgium. Get it on draft or in a bottle.

    Elaine Poe · December 24, 2012
  • Erin C.

    Upscale food with a casual feel. Beware though- parking is a nightmare!

    Erin Cushing · October 17, 2012
  • Lisa J.

    Single people are invisible at this place. I waited 15 minutes for a. server and no one showed up at my table so I walked out..

    Lisa Johnson · September 29, 2012
  • Veronica C.

    Nice patio and pet-friendly!

    Veronica Cuevas · September 23, 2012

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