The more casual sister restaurant to Marcel’s, this traditional Belgian brasserie opened in the McPherson Square neighborhood in 2007. The restaurant is inspired by rail travel and includes four distinct dining areas: an expansive marble-and-walnut bar; a shaded outdoor patio; a chef’s table, located across from the exhibition kitchen; and the main dining room, which is decorated with plush banquettes and vintage-style clocks displaying international times. The menu includes specialties like beef carbonnade and moules frites (mussels and fries) with fennel and chorizo. Additionally, Brasserie Beck is home to the city’s largest Belgian beer list, with more than 100 options.
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From Food & Wine , MAR 2010
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From Food & Wine , JAN 2008
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From the From the May 2008 Food & Wine Go List
When it opened five years ago, Brasserie was an anomaly—an upscale, all-hours restaurant in the city center. The Art Deco standard-bearer still attracts a mix of celebrities, politicians and army officers for steak tartare and other authentic Parisian specialties.
We loved: Beef bourguignon; coq au vin.
Insider tip: Brasserie’s next-door bakery sells wonderfully rich breads and pastries.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.