Great Bars 2013: BLT Steak
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BLT Steak
Address: 1625 I St., NW, Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-689-8999
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cuisines: Seafood, Steaks, Modern, American
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Friday for lunch; Monday through Saturday for dinner.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Farragut North, Farragut West
Price Range: Very expensive
Noise Level: Rowdy
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Gruyère-crusted popovers; tuna tartare with avocado; skirt-steak-and-foie-gras sandwich; French fries; Dover sole with brown butter; the BLT Cut, a bone-in sirloin; Japanese Kobe beef; herb-smeared lamb chops; stuffed mushrooms; chestnut sundae with choc
Price Details: Starters, $9 to $23; entrees, $24 to $130.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available
Outdoor Seating, Upscale

You don’t have to spring for a fancy steak dinner to enjoy the scene at this downtown DC power-player magnet. Head to the bar to try classic cocktails made by chatty drink mixers Steve Oshana and Rico Wisner while snacking on bites such as the braised-short-rib grilled cheese; it’s hearty enough to stand up to Oshana’s Brooklyn cocktail—made with rye whiskey aged in an oak barrel behind the bar. Insider tip: While the emphasis is on simple, steakhouse-friendly drinks, the bartenders are happy to mix up something more elaborate or esoteric. Just ask. Open Monday through Saturday.

Happy Hour: The 5@5 menu—Monday through Friday from 5 to 6:30 at this downtown DC power spot—features $5 steakhouse snacks (broiled oysters, tenderloin skewers), blood-orange martinis, and selected beers and wines.

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  • Hobbsy

    Good happy hour.

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