515 15th St., NW
Washington, DC 20004
Cuisines: Steaks, Modern, Breakfast, American
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
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.
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
Scene: 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.