You can find just about any kind of cuisine in Washington, D.C., but steakhouses are eternally popular in this city, and there are so many options for meaty fine dining. Business seems to get done over steak and mashed potatoes here in the nation's capital. Get your credit card ready, because here's where to find gourmet prime rib in glamorous settings in D.C.
The D.C. branch of Morton's legendary steakhouse is located near K Street just a few blocks from the White House, which means it's a favorite for business lunches and dinners. Anyone could appreciate the prime porterhouse or center-cut filet mignon here though, whether you're on or off the clock. Add in decadent sides like sour cream mashed potatoes and bacon and onion macaroni and cheese. 1050 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Dining at Occidental Grill & Seafood feels like you're part of history, especially because the walls are covered with portraits of famous Washingtonians. The menu puts a fresh new spin on steak, however. Try dishes like grilled ribeye steak with Parmigiano-crusted twice baked potatoes, roasted chanterelle mushrooms, and truffle butter or grilled filet mignon with roasted carrot purée, crispy kalettes, porcini béarnaise, and bone marrow ash. 1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
Located in the Four Seasons hotel in Georgetown, Bourbon Steak is a very sleek—and pricey—spot for excellent cuts of meat. The restaurant caters to visiting celebrities, and its filet mignon with certified Angus is one of its signature dishes along with bone-in ribeye sourced from the Shenandoah Valley. 2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
St. Anselm is a new player in the District—it's an offshoot from St. Anselm in Brooklyn, and the D.C. version opened up in the fall of 2018 in Northeast near Union Market with star local chef (and Top Chef contestant) Marjorie Meek-Bradley at the helm. The hip restaurant is more than meat and potatoes, but it has a whole section for beef from the grill. Try a butcher’s steak with garlic butter, flat iron with maitre d’hotel butter, or an Ax Handle rib eye. 1250 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Miami Beach's famous Joe’s Stone Crab landed in Washington in 2014, and it's been catering to bold-faced names ever since. Besides those famous Florida stone crab claws served with mustard sauce, diners flock here for steak. Try the bone-in filet mignon or bone-in rib eye, along with surf and turf (or "Filet & Tail", as Joe's menu puts it). 750 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
The D.C. location of the BLT Steak chain is another power spot in town, and it serves up all the fixings like truffle mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts. The meat here is definitely for a special occasion, with American-style Kobe on the menu along with UDSA prime steak. Go for cuts like strip, Kansas City, Cowboy, hanger, filet mignon, or porterhouse. 1625 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006
Steak doesn't break the bank at local chain Medium Rare, which serves up a set meal of artisan rustic bread, a green salad, and then the main affair: culotte steak with hand-cut fries, all for $22.95. The affordable steak place is famous for passing out a round of seconds to diners too. 3500 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008 and 515 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003 with locations in Arlington and Bethesda too.
Movers and shakers in D.C. love The Palm, which is covered in more than a thousand caricatures of politicos, journalists, and more famous faces. But you're here for the meat as well as the atmosphere, the Palm's D.C. branch near Dupont Circle serves prime steaks, filets, and chops all seasoned with olive oil and kosher salt and topped with parsley butter. 1225 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
The Washington location of this popular upscale steakhouse chain is located in downtown's CityCenterDC development. There's glass everywhere, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of the city. On your plate, you'll find fancy options like wagyu steaks and 45-day dry-aged prime strip, with creamed spinach and thick-cut onion rings on the side. 950 I St NW Suite 501, Washington, DC 20001
Charlie Palmer Steak DC
Charlie Palmer Steak is a favorite near the National Mall for its Angus ribeye "Cowboy" Steak and the amazing views of the Capitol from its rooftop terrace. The high-end power dining spot underwent a renovation in 2017, adding a whole new look with modern furniture and light fixtures. 101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001