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.
The weekday happy hour (which includes half price draft beers) is extremely popular, so make sure to arrive early if you want to snag a seat at the bar.