Selection of steaks with the White House in the background
13 Best Steakhouses In Washington, D.C., According To A Local
Medium Rare
Named after American cowboy Malcolm Rare, Medium Rare offers steak cooked to diners' tastes. The potato and sauce recipe once belonged to Rare's wife, Sara O'Frites.
The dinner menu only serves steak frites with sauce, bread, and salad, but you can tell the server how you like your steak. It's open daily for dinners and on weekends for brunch.
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.
Their menu also features traditional steakhouse sides. Steak may be the draw at St. Anselm's, but their seafood and vegetarian options also shine.
The Palm
The Palm is a hub for the city's power brokers, from politicians to television personalities, who visit regularly for the prime tomahawk ribeye or the Palm Duo.
The menu features an Italian twist on steakhouse favorites. The dining room walls are lined with caricatures of their famous customers, and the place calls for an upscale attire.
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 stand out at the restaurant. It's open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday.
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.