100 Best Restaurants 2012: J&G Steakhouse
From soulful bistros to high-gloss steakhouses, there's lots of good eating in DC, Maryland, and Virginia
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Cynthia Hacinli, Ann Limpert, Rina Rapuano
Comments () | Published January 23, 2012
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J&G Steakhouse
Address: 515 15th St., NW, Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202-661-2440
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cuisines: Steaks, Modern, American, Breakfast
Opening Hours: Open daily for breakfast from 7 AM to 10:30 AM; open daily for lunch from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM; open for dinner Sunday through Thursday 5 PM to 10 PM, Friday and Saturday 5 PM to 11 PM; open for brunch Saturday and Sunday noon to 2:30 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: McPherson Square, Metro Center
Price Range: Expensive
Dress: Business Casual
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Oysters on the half shell; corn ravioli with basil purée; seared tilefish; fried calamari; crabcake and burger; poached peach with pistachio ice cream and Champagne sabayon; molten chocolate cake.
Price Details: Starters, $9 to $17; entrées, $17 to $49.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Food Specials, Outdoor Seating


Palates tired of butter, bacon, and cream will find relief at the Washington satellite of famed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's global empire. The kitchen relies on brighter flavors such as grapefruit, lime, chilies, and miso.

Don't be put off by the Lewis Carroll-on-acid hotel lounge that fronts the restaurant. With cream-painted walls, soaring windows, and crimson velvet banquettes, J&G is one of the most elegant rooms in town. It couldn't feel less like the typical boys'-club steakhouse, and cuts of beef are only a small part of the menu.

What to get: Parsnip soup with coconut foam; fried calamari with yuzu mayonnaise; salmon tartare with avocado; rare tuna rolled in crunchy puffs of rice; oversize crabcake with grapefruit and ginger; lobster with green chilies and ginger; Akaushi (a breed of Wagyu) strip steak with soy-miso mustard; molten chocolate cake; salted-caramel sundae.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Expensive.

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