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Brasserie Beck

1101 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

202-408-1717

Neighborhood: Downtown

Cuisines: Modern, Belgian, Breakfast

Opening Hours:
Open Monday through Thursday 11:30 AM to 10 PM, Friday and Saturday 11:30 AM to 11:30 PM, and Sunday 11:30 AM to 10 PM.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: Mt. Vernon Square/7th St.-Convention Center, McPherson Square

Price Range: Moderate

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Recommended

Website: http://www.beckdc.com

Best Dishes:
Lamb sausage with lentils; pea soup with veal-cheek meatballs; frites with three mayos; mushrooms and spaetzle with a poached egg; coq au vin; snails; black-currant-and-fig clafoutis.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available, Weekend Brunch

100 Best Restaurants 2009: Brasserie Beck

No. 61: Brasserie Beck

Cuisine: Rich Belgian fare—beer braises, root vegetables, and bacon-studded stews—served in herculean portions.

Mood: Vintage train-station touches conjure the romance of backpacking through Europe, while the squished-together tables can make it feel as though you’re actually on a Eurorail train. The open kitchen glows, giving the high-ceilinged room a warm feel.

Best for: Enjoying mussels and fries at the lively bar, a happy hour with colleagues, or a sit-down dinner with friends.

Best dishes: Poached egg and toasted baguette atop a garlicky mushroom sauce and spaetzle; golden fries with a trio of mayos; lush pea soup with veal-cheek meatballs; hand-ground lamb sausage with lentils; coq au vin with large bits of good bacon.

Insider tips: You might be tempted to drink Delirium Tremens or Stella Artois, but beer director Bill Catron has been knighted by a Belgian beer guild, so here’s your chance to branch out and try rare varieties—some found nowhere else in this country.

Service: ••½

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday for dinner, Sunday for brunch and dinner. Moderate to expensive.

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