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The Palm Restaurant1225 19th Street N.W., Washington, DC 20036
The first-ever Palm restaurant opened in New York City in 1926, but it wasn't until George H.W. Bush encouraged them to expand that the owners started opening additional locations. When he was an ambassador, Bush encouraged them to bring their “good American fare” to D.C., and the expansion took off from there.
Bourbon Steak2800 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20007
James Beard award winner Michael Mina is behind this steakhouse concept located adjacent to the lobby in the Four Seasons Georgetown. Mina's modern American steakhouse aims to offer a timeless dining experience with local and seasonal ingredients.
Ruth's Chris Steak House2 locations in Washington
Catering to a hardcore political crowd, this outpost of Ruth's Chris is located in the pulse of the political action at 1801 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. (a second location is in the Washington Convention Center). The exposed brick and beam interior of the steakhouse is reminiscent of an English Tudor castle, complete with winding staircases, small, romantic nooks and an enclosed patio overlooking the street.
Star chef Jose Garces' Argentine-inspired steakhouse is a stunner inside the Loews Madison Hotel. Located in trendy Logan Circle, the restaurant is inspired by his travels to South America.
District Chophouse & Brewery
Located half a block from the Verizon Center (home to the NBA’s Washington Wizards, NHL’s Washington Capitals, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics and the NCAA’s Georgetown Hoyas’ men’s basketball team), District Chophouse & Brewery is a popular destination before and after games. In addition to serving prime steaks, the restaurant showcases its award-winning brewery program that is expertly paired with entrees.
Situated in landmark office building The Colorado Building, which was built in 1903, this 13th outpost for Ocean Prime is only two blocks away from the White House. The neighborhood is East End, part of downtown Washington, D.C., and home to many of the city’s premier office buildings, luxury hotels, upscale restaurants and cultural destinations.
Seafood dishes get as much attention as red meat on the menus at BLT Steak. The stylish DC eatery showcases USDA Prime and Certified Angus beef, yet you'll find sauteed branzino, Maine lobster and Dover sole as well. There's also a lobster Cobb-style salad that's a big hit with the more fashionable bar patrons.
The Prime Rib
The original Prime Rib restaurant opened in Baltimore in 1965, with outposts opening in Washington, D.C. in 1976 and Philadelphia in 1997. Its claim to fame is its throwback setting of elegant supper clubs of 1940s Manhattan, and it was designed by brothers Buzz and Nick BeLer.
The famed West Coast steakhouse chain boasts a number of locations throughout the country. In addition to this well-heeled D.C. destination, outposts can be found in Chicago, New York and Las Vegas. Mastro's Steakhouse is considered a hot commodity for upscale date nights and business-related gatherings, and most locations offer a classic steakhouse experience with ample room.
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
The original Joe's Stone Crab "restaurant" debuted in Miami Beach in 1913 when owner Joseph Weiss and his wife Jennie set up several tables on their home's front porch. The specialty, of course, were Florida stone crabs, a few side dishes and Key lime pie.
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House
A sprawling, showpiece restaurant with bilevel dining, Del Frisco's is located in the new CityCenterDC development. The setting is warm, with romantic mahogany-lined walls and colorful paintings in the restaurant to create a unique atmosphere. Guests may choose from a variety of spectacular dining spaces, including a stunning wine cellar on the top level. It's ideal for hosting memorable dinners.
Morton's The Steakhouse2 locations in Washington
Most modern steakhouses owe their existence to Morton's, which aptly blends classic steak cuts with contemporary accents in its many offshoots. Guests enjoy such popular features as USDA prime aged ribeye and bone-in veal chops, succulent fish and fresh seafood. The patio at the Connecticut Avenue location overlooks Washington's infamous K Street Corridor, while the dining room caters to DC's powerful elite.
Victor Albisu’s flagship restaurant is inspired by his Latin American roots as well as the culture celebrated on an estancia, which is a large South American vineyard estate. Del Campo's located in D.C.'s thriving Chinatown neighborhood and features 174 seats in a beautiful, airy space
The Adams Restaurant Group has determined that the nation is in dire need of upscale Latin infused steakhouses (Steaks for the Latin Lover) and seafood houses that encompass fine foods, lively music, and Salsa dancing on occasion for the professional and upscale crowd. Claudia’s, a destination where you always know you will get the best of everything. Claudia’s is not like traditional stuffy steak and seafood houses with boring atmospheres. Claudia’s is a destination place for lively music, fine food, and socializing (South Beach style) across the nation.