100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Bourbon Steak
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Bourbon Steak
Address: 2800 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202-944-2026
Neighborhood: Georgetown
Cuisines: Steaks, Modern, American
Opening Hours: Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday and Sunday for dinner.
Nearby Metro Stops: Foggy Bottom-GWU
Price Range: Very expensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Hamachi sashimi with white soy, coconut, and aloe; pork loin, cheek, and belly with parsnip purée and caramelized pear; 14-ounce New York strip; roasted “magical” mushrooms; deconstruction of Brussels sprouts with apple and bacon; Comice-pear tart with c

San Francisco chef Michael Mina takes the stuffiness out of the steakhouse experience at his restaurant in the Georgetown Four Seasons. Starting off the meal? A gratis trio of duck-fat fries with their own seasonings and dipping sauces. Winding it down? Root-beer floats and haute candy bars. In between, chef de cuisine Adam Sobel mixes a menu of big-ticket Wagyu and Angus cuts with innovations such as sea scallops with lemon-caper gel. The high-energy lounge draws Hollywood celebs and Georgetown socialites. A more sedate vibe can be found in the dining room, with its chocolate leather and tall booths. In the courtyard, cushy sofas are arranged around fire pits, creating one of our favorite outdoor drinking spots.

Don’t miss: Charcuterie board; rockfish crudo; tuna tartare; potato blintz; Japanese “A5” Wagyu beef; turkey and prime-beef burgers; roasted cauliflower with Madras curry; baked beans with bacon and molasses; tiramisu; Jefferson cocktail, with bourbon, Carpano Antica vermouth, and crème de mûre.

Open: Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday and Sunday for dinner. Very expensive.

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