Selection of steaks with the White House in the background
12 Best Steakhouses In Washington, D.C., According To A Local
Medium Rare
If you love a simple steak dinner, Medium Rare is the steakhouse for you. This straightforward concept is similar to French brassieres, whose menus are very steak-focused.
The steaks at Medium Rare are consistently cooked to perfection, but it's their secret sauce that elevates the steak into something diners want to eat again and again.
St. Anselm
The chefs at St. Anselm have mastered the craft of grilling excellent cuts of beef to perfection. Menu highlights include Wagyu beef and a 16-ounce ribeye.
The menu also features sides like creamy spinach and mashed potatoes, and clever bites like chicken liver mousse with house-made jelly. But the steaks are what set this spot apart.
The Palm
The Palm is a classic American steakhouse known for being the place to go for people-watching as it is a gathering place for the city's power brokers, from politicians to TV stars.
The Palm features an Italian twist on steakhouse favorites. A buffalo mozzarella salad and linguine with white clam sauce share the menu with a wide variety of steaks and chops.
Charlie Palmer Steak
Close to Capitol Hill, Charlie Palmer Steak's menu highlights Chef Dan Perron's take on bold American cooking, featuring only the finest American cuts of beef.
The prime dry-aged porterhouse and Allen Brothers Black Angus ribeye are stand outs and the dual steakhouse sliders — don't skip the special sauce — for a quick and filling meal.
The Grill
The menu at The Grill features American cuisine with influences from Chef Robert Santibañez's French culinary training, combined with his Mexican heritage.
The Grill's beef is raised and sourced from local farms. The expected filet mignon, ribeye, and New York strip are on the menu, cooked on the restaurant's centerpiece Josper grill.