Stephen Starr Will Open a Steakhouse Near Union Market

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Stephen Starr, the Philadelphia restaurateur behind Le Diplomate, is preparing for his DC sequel. His next restaurant will serve “steakhouse cuisine from the grill” near Union Market, according to a liquor license notice.

An LLC registered by Starr is listed on the notice for 1250-1274 5th St., NE. It says the restaurant will have 150 seats plus a 20-seat patio. A publicist for Starr did not provide further details other than the project will most likely happen next year.

Starr will be just the latest big out-of-town name to bring DC yet another steakhouse. The long list includes Jose Garces‘ Rural Society, Richard Sandoval‘s Toro Toro, David Burke/Esquared Hospitality’s BLT PrimeMichael Mina‘s Bourbon Steak, and Charlie Palmer‘s Charlie Palmer Steak.


Jessica Sidman
Food Editor

Jessica Sidman covers the people and trends behind D.C.’s food and drink scene. Before joining Washingtonian in July 2016, she was Food Editor and Young & Hungry columnist at Washington City Paper. She is a Colorado native and University of Pennsylvania grad.