We called ahead for reservations and were pleased when we found out they had outdoor seating. However, reservations for outdoor seating was not available. As we walked down K street from our hotel and found the restaurant situated on the ground floor of a larger building. We noticed right away the wonderful outdoor patio space and were already intrigued.
After looking over the menu a bit, we asked for some recommendations from our very friendly waitress. She said they were known for their Mussels so, I decided to give a full order of fennel and chorizo mussels a try ($20). While waiting for our entrees, a basket of fresh warm bread and butter was brought to the table for us to snack on. I always love starting a meal with a good piece of bread and butter!
Holy Belgian beer list! This place has pages upon pages of beers to choose from, but be prepared to break out some big bucks if you want to try some of the brews. Prices are not listed online probably for a reason. The average range for a Belgian beer was $10-$20 for 12oz bottles, with 22oz bottles priced over $30. Even a Bear Republic Racer 5 was priced at $7 for a 12oz bottle! We decided to opt for a bottle of wine since we had a good share of craft beer the night before at Savor. Glasses of wine were mostly $10 and up, while bottles of wine started at $32, but there were only a few choices at that level. The majority of the bottles of wine were between $50 and 70. Check out the wine list here for more information. We were lucky and found a $40 bottle of Pinot Noir that was good, not great. There is no doubt that Brasserie Beck has a great beer and wine list, but considering their drink prices are much steeper when compared to the rest of the menu I'll give them a 4/5 for drinks.
Service and Atmosphere
It was easy to see why a few people recommended this restaurant. Here are a few pictures to show how impressive Brasserie Beck was at first sight.
The food menu was reasonable priced from top to bottom, however only one of our dishes were executed properly. The drink menu was very extensive in both the beer and wine list, but somewhat lofty prices kind of put a damper on it for me. The atmosphere and service were as good as we have had anywhere, so overall I'd give Brasserie Beck a 4/5.
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