At Restaurant Beck they use the finest foraged and local farm ingredients and combine traditional and progressive cooking techniques to provide you with a playful yet artful dining experience.
So Disappointed by the food!
What a beautiful setting! What friendly staffing! But the food was just a huge disappointment. Big chunks of dry meat with sparse garnish that didn't add much needed flavoring. Lazy and careless conceptualization that the chef should be taken to task for.
Great Expectations, Great View, Disappointing Experience. A reputation based on past laurels.
The view and ambience are very nice. We were disappointed in the spotty service and the food preparation. The salad was plain and ordinary, the accompaniments to the beef were skimpy and burned and not what was quoted on the menu. The pork belly and creme brulee were fine. The chef of the night was not the original and was rude. This is a place that is pretentious and rests on past laurels and is highly overrated. We went for our anniversary and were very disappointed.
Excellent local ingredient menu
We had a wonderful dinner for 5 of us to celebrate #92 and #95 birthdays! The menu, although limited, provided enough options for all of our group. The black cod was superb as was the Wagyu steak and the pork loin. Portions are small, which seems to be the norm among the high end restaurants where we have eaten. The wine list is varied and extensive. Excellent offerings by the glass. The menu is different each time we have eaten here. I believe this is due to availability of local ingredients. The flavors are wonderful. The chef here knows their craft. Our server, Lana, did a wonderful job on a busy night of a holiday weekend. Expect to pay for food of this quality. Also make reservations early during high season. They accept reservations a month in advance. Would highly recommend.
Superb Pacific Northwest Foodie Experience
Restaurant Beck is a very specific kind of dining experience. If you are looking for very high end gourmet experience, then you should eat here. We were there for over two hours. The service was excellent and leisurely - it was meant to be that way. We watched the sun set over Whale Cove Bay - a spectacular setting. We opted for the 5 course tasting menus with an accompanying wine pairing for each course. It was one of the best meals we have had in memory. The meal is not about large portions or value meals - instead it is about elegant, carefully crafted bites of fresh local ingredients combined in surprising ways. An example of this is the signature pork belly with ramps and an accompanying ice cream. This sounds weird but it was superb. May sound snooty, may sound pretentious - but it is designed as an expensive, foodie experience. This is what you will get. Out of this world good.
Go for the Ambiance NOT the Food
Go for the ambiance NOT the food! First the good (and the only reasons that I didn’t give it 1 star). The restaurant is located along a beautiful section of the Oregon coast. The view from the intimate dining room is amazing. They have a large wine list. Another good point is the bread. They make their own focaccia and its delicious. Get lots of the bread because its the best thing you’ll get here. One good food choice was the hamachi appetizer. It was lovely according to one of my dining partners. And that is the good. My other dining partners had salads that seemed acceptable (although very expensive). The service is nice but very slow. The menu is extremely limited. They seem to see themselves as a high end restaurant with high prices and tiny portions. To pull this off you need to have great food. Memo to the owner(s) - you don’t have great food. Two of our party were unfortunate enough to order the American Wagyu Beef Bavette (fancy name for flank steak). We paid $36.00 for about a 6 ounces of steak with a tiny amount of roasted corn and chanterelle mushrooms. A flank steak is a tough cut of meat that should be cooked at least medium to take the chew out of it. I asked for medium but they cooked it to rare using a sous vide cooking method. The meat was absolutely terrible. Like beef flavored gum. Three or four of the slices I couldn’t choke down and I hid the remains under a salad fork. We didn’t try any of the desserts so I cannot comment on their quality. If they make good dessert perhaps the play here is wine and dessert with a great view. There are MUCH better places with far cheaper prices in the area. Save yourself some bucks and find something in Newport or Nye Beach.