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Bourbon Steak

2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007

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

Website: http://www.bourbonsteakdc.com/

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

100 Best Restaurants 2010: Bourbon Steak

No. 35: Bourbon Steak

Cuisine: This Four Seasons hot spot is only nominally a steakhouse. The force behind it is San Francisco’s Michael Mina, known for his flair with fish. Accordingly, the tuna tartare is more memorable than the porterhouse. Beware the prices: Care for a $75 snifter of single malt after that $85 lobster pot pie?

Mood: The chocolate-leather-clad dining room exudes a sort of modern elegance. But the place has a sense of humor, too—a gratis trio of McDonald’s-inspired fries (fried in duck fat and served with house-made ketchup) welcomes every table.

Best for: Dinner on the boss’s dime; splurging on date night; cocktails and appetizers in the lounge.

Best dishes: Spice-poached-shrimp cocktail; chilled lobster with yuzu; classic wedge salad; tuna tartare, which sets itself apart with sesame oil and Asian pear; 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-old Macallan; caramel apple; coconut candy bar.

Insider tips: Pace, pace, pace. After those fries comes the bread course: a skillet of buttery truffle rolls. Do too much nibbling at the outset and you might not make it through the appetizer—which would be a shame because the desserts are some of the area’s best.

Service: ••½

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

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