Fodor's Expert Review Brasserie Beck
Give in to sensory overload at this homage to the railway dining rooms that catered to the prewar European elite. Every detail of Beck's interior exudes luxury, from the vintage-accented clocks that stand above mahogany booths to the exposed stainless-steel kitchen (rechristened the "epicurean solarium" by the architects). The food is just as rich as you'd expect: entrée-size salads with bacon and egg, fruits de mer platters laden with enough shellfish for a small army, and a dizzying lineup of artisanal beers. The production is impressive, and you'll remember the food fondly after returning home—but you might consider a fast the next day.
1101 K St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20005, USA