Great Bars 2013: Bourbon Steak Lounge
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Bourbon Steak
Address: 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-944-2026
Neighborhood: Georgetown
Cuisines: Steaks, Modern, American
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM and 6 to 10 PM, Friday 11:30 to 2:30 and 5:30 to 10:30, Saturday 5:30 to 10:30, and Sunday 6 to 10 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Foggy Bottom-GWU
Price Range: Very expensive
Dress: Business Casual
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Spice-poached-shrimp cocktail; chilled lobster with yuzu; classic wedge salad; tuna tartare; creamy shrimp Louis; pan-roasted chicken with mac and cheese, a Trump-style TV dinner; garlic-and-chive pierogi; boozy butterscotch pot de crème made with 18-year
Price Details: Starters $12 to $25, entrées $29 to $145.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available, Party Space

Precise and scholarly, bar co-manager Jamie Macbain has an old-school nattiness, while partner Duane Sylvestre exudes a sunny storyteller’s charm. Together, this duo mixes up great drinks at Michael Mina’s luxe steakhouse in the Georgetown Four Seasons Hotel, holding court over a crowd of business travelers and Georgetown scenesters indulging in duck-fat French fries, hot buttered rum with vanilla bean and allspice, and Armagnac infused with foie gras. Lighter libations include the excellent Skaal, with aquavit, fresh lime, celery juice, and habanero syrup. Insider tip: It’s a great place to meet up with a nondrinker, thanks to mocktails designed for an adult palate. Try the popular West Indian limeade, with fresh lime, ginger syrup, angostura bitters, and sparkling water. Open daily.

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