Dining Out 1 minute 17 October 2019

Where to Get the Best Steaks in D.C.

Attention, meat-lovers: here’s where to get your steak fix the next time you’re feeling carniverous.

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The District has it’s fair share of red-blooded Americans hungry for a juicy piece of meat. So, too, is it chock-full of many restaurants to fill that steak-shaped void.

We’ve rounded up three excellent restaurants that truly stand out when it comes to fine cuts of meat (and one added bonus).

Soi 38

Foggy Bottom

What It Is: An unassuming eatery from owners Nat Ongsangkoon and Kia Khanthongthip serving up market foods bursting of Bangkok flavors.

What Our Inspectors Say: "Black walls are emblazoned with gold-painted images, making a dramatic first impression. While the look is upscale, the menu celebrates the street foods of Thailand, offering a blend of influences from the owners' native Bangkok and the chef's Northern Thai heritage."

What to Order: Go with the inspectors and order the seua rong hai, a “holy grail of expertly grilled flank steak coupled with a spicy and crunchy green papaya salad.”


Penn Quarter & Chinatown

What It Is: Daniel Boulud's take on the classic French brasserie serving Lyonnais-inspired eats.

What Our Inspectors Say: "DBGB Kitchen and Bar’s City Center locale may rub shoulders with the likes of Hermès and Louis Vuitton, but this light-filled French restaurant maintains a relaxed elegance with tile floors, dark wood furnishings and orb pendant lights. It’s the kind of place where local politicos and dealmakers come to dish, drink and dine. "

What to Order: The steak frites here are served with garden greens and sauce Béarnaise. Opt for either the nine-ounce bistro filet or the 12-ounce rib eye—the choice is yours.

Ivy City Smokehouse

Ivy City

What It Is: A Bib Gourmand designee and neighborhood tavern that specializes in house-smoked seafood; carnivores will find comfort in the house-ground burgers, as well as the smoked birds and meat.

What Our Inspectors Say: "Lucky are the eaters who make their way to this unique seafood smokehouse. Inside the warehouse-like space, a daily market and state-of-the-art smokehouse reside at street level. Above this, find a tavern-like restaurant with a large, open-air rooftop." 

What to Order: The char-grilled rib eye with shiitake-charred scallion butter, natch.

Hero image courtesy of DBGB.

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