RARE Steak and Seafood Washington steakhouse

1595 I Street NW, Washington, DC, 20005 Northwest Washington
Laborers' International Union of North America building

First-floor tavern: 11:30am to midnight Steakhouse dining room: 11:30am-2:30pm Monday through Friday; 5-10pm Sunday, Monday; 5-11pm Tuesday through Saturday

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RARE Steak and Seafood

RARE Steak and Seafood - Washington

A classic Caesar salad or Bananas Foster prepared tableside. Modern leather and hard wood accents merge with an original interior. Steak sourced from Chicago-based Whittingham Meats-- the gold standard of American beef since 1947.

RARE Steak and Seafood appeals to the discerning carnivore, and its third location makes its way to downtown D.C. in McPherson Square. It's also in close proximity of Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the National Geographic Museum and the White House.

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The D.C. outpost certainly sets itself apart from its predecessors in Milwaukee and Madison, Wis. Its dining room and tavern are glittering showpieces and attract the high-profile types frequenting the Washington D.C. scene.

The menu is in sync with the other two locations. The meat is dry aged in-house, then seared in a custom-built, 1800 degree infrared broiler. All steaks are served with signature au jus, and demi-glaze is served with filets. Cuts range from a 14-ounce dry-aged bone-in filet to a 50-ounce double bone union chop. There are also two choices for wagyu beef: a Snake River Farms ribeye and Kusunoki A5 strip.

Non-steak diners will appreciate options such as a grilled tuna and octopus combo, Maine lobster and spiced Long Island duck. An all-day tavern menu serves entrees like Yankee pot roast for two, steamed Scottish salmon and Hudson Valley chicken & dumplings.

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