Brasserie Beck

Brasserie Beck is a Belgian / French restaurant located at 1101 K Street NW.  It is a fairly trendy place and can fill up on both weekday and weekend evenings so I would advise calling ahead and making reservations.

Cost – $$$

Service – C+
I wasn’t terribly impressed with the service at Brasserie Beck.  The servers were fairly knowledgeable about the menu but seemed rushed.  The place seemed like it was full up and it took a long time to get our drinks as well as our main course.

Food – B
I think Brasserie Beck has garnered some critical acclaim however I was not terribly impressed by the food.  The striped bass was pretty solid, however the pannecota was possiby the worst I’ve tasted.  I’ve tried the salads and the croques and while tasty, there is nothing that would distinguish them from something you would get at a place like Cosi.  The selection of beers is incredible.

Decor – B
I found it almost indistinguishable from any other trendy restaurant in the area.  I defy anyone to tell me why the decor of this place is any better or worse than anywhere else.

Feel – B+
There was actually a fairly divers, eclectic crowd inside of Brasserie Beck, which is why I give it a good grade.  You do get your share of Hill Yuppies but it is not unbearable.

What’s the Buzz:

September 4, 2007 – Brasserie Beck (Washingtonian) – A few years ago, a young competitor took a shot at chef Robert Wiedmaier in an online food forum, characterizing his robust cuisine as “Flemish redneck.” Full Article…

July 6, 2007 – Brasserie Beck (DC Foodies) – I love places with beer lists, because I don’t know anything about beer and there’s always something new to learn. In my four trips to Brasserie Beck, I’ve learned a few things.  Full Article…

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