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1. BLT Steak1625 I St NW, Washington
2. Occidental Grill & Seafood1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington
3. Le Diplomate1610 14th St NW, Washington, DC
4. Charlie Palmer Steak101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington
5. Fiola601 Penn Ave NW, Washington
6. Seasons Restaurant2800 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest , Washington, DC
7. Bistro Bis15 E St NW, Washington
8. Medium Rare3500 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington
9. The Monocle107 D St NE, Washington
10. Tortilla Coast400 1st St SE, Washington
11. Johnny's Half Shell400 N Capitol St NW, Washington
There are six different cuts available at BLT, but for over-the-top extravagance, the upscale modern steakhouse offers four cuts of American wagyu. It’s not just the steaks that make this place great, though: chef Mar Hennessy changes the menu each season. The menu also features selections from the raw bar and its signature warm popovers.
Dine on fresh fishes amongst portraits of Washington's who's-who at this classy White House-adjacent seafoodery.
Le Diplomate is a Logan Circle brasserie from acclaimed restaurateur Stephen Starr, meaning you can count on its traditional French dishes to be consistently excellent. From hors d'oeuvres like fresh oysters and steak tartare with quail egg to entrees including moules frites and beef bourguignon, the menu is brimming with classic, perfectly executed plates. There's even a killer cheeseburger on a house-baked brioche bun. Be sure to secure a sidewalk seat for that extra Parisian feel.
Charlie Palmer Steak, located in the United Brotherhood of Carpenters building, is a timeless restaurant notoriously known as a power lunch spot for politicians, where many are known to eat in one of its private dining spaces comprised of spherical dark wood enclaves. Politics aside, the menu offers some of the best cuts of beef such as an aged Angus Rib-eye "Cowboy" steak and seafood classics.
This modern Italian Trattoria has perpetually-changing lunch and dinner menus, an upscale cocktail list, and an extensive collection of wines compiled from Italy, Spain, France and the US.
DC's power-breakfastiest is back after a million-dollar touch-up which includes mahogany dinning chairs, starburst lamps, and English walnut tables spaced far enough apart to "prevent eavesdropping", meaning people won't be able to hear you discreetly order new items like breakfast sliders with sausage patties/ clothbound cheddar/ scrambled eggs, corned beef hash croquette with poached eggs, and an omelet with jumbo lump crab, Boursin, and egg whites, as this is clearly no place to be yolking around.
Come to this upscale French bistro on Capitol Hill during the day and you'll be surrounded by politicians in suits who give the space a hectic feel. That said, if you're looking for a more relaxed setting for a date or special occasion, stop in at dinnertime, and share a bottle of Côtes du Rhône as you indulge in traditional French dishes like steak frites, bouillabaisse, and beef bourguignon. You might want to share the bill, too, considering the higher prices at this refined restaurant, which sports the warm cherry woods and tiled floors of a classic brasserie.
Brought to you from the guys behind BGR, Rare's waitstaff asks only a single question in regards to their single dish ("how do you like your steak?"); the space itself gets more expressive, with a bathroom playing pick-up lines translated English-to-French.
What’s said at The Monocle stays at The Monocle -- so goes its discretion policy that’s been in place since the doors opened when Eisenhower was president. The seafood and steak restaurant often plays host to politicians and is known for its soft-shell crabs and well-marbled steaks & chops.
This Capitol Hill Tex-Mex spot is beloved by both politicians and regular Joes, and offers up awesome burritos and combo plates, as well as delicious margaritas.
This Capitol Hill seafood spot is a longtime politician-favorite. The restaurant focuses on Chesapeake and Gulf Coast seafood, and prides itself on using only organic produce, poultry, meat and sustainable seafood.