Craving a delicious, juicy steak? We’ve got you covered with some of the best steakhouses in D.C. at the moment. Paired with a delicious cocktail or some mouthwatering, savory sides, these steaks don’t disappoint.
This traditional steakhouse is quite affordable for what you get. With each cut of steak, diners at this laid-back restaurant also receive chicken liver paté and a steaming hot, flaky, and buttery popover. Noteworthy sides include potato skins with lots of gooey cheese and bacon bits, and stuffed mushrooms with just enough garlic and seasonings to make you eat more than one. 1625 I St. NW, 202.689.8999
Medium Rare sticks to the staples, and it works. Sticking to their mission of “simplicity is sophistication," they offer diners a set menu for $20.45 per person. Diners are given a warm bread basket, a mixed green salad, a meaty steak drizzled with their secret sauce, and their delicious hand-cut fries. Save room because the house-special hot fudge sundae comes with a towering mountain of whipped cream—an absolute must-try. 3500 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.237.1432, also in Barracks Row and Bethesda
Tucked inside the Lowes Madison Hotel, this Argentinian steakhouse is the brainchild of Chef José Garces, who used inspiration from his travels to South America to create the rustic atmosphere. Rural Society offers smoky wood-grilled steaks and incredible South American wines. An instant transport to Argentina, eating here will make you forget that you’re in the middle of a bustling city. 1177 15th St. NW, 202.587.2629
Dining on a big juicy steak on the patio is something every Washingtonian should do at least once. Their 16 oz. boneless, grass-fed ribeye is a standout, and paired with a BSDC Manhattan, you’ll instantly feel like you are in an episode of Mad Men. Even if you don’t have room for dessert, take home one of Chef Michael Mina’s chocolate chip walnut cookie bags for later. You won't regret it. 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.944.2026
Del Frisco’s Steakhouse is in the new CityCenterDC space. Their menu is quite extensive, with nine different types of steak as well as filet medallions. As far as side dishes go, Del Frisco’s lobster mac and cheese will make you seriously consider taking an additional portion home to eat the next day. Vegetable lovers will want to dive right into the asparagus with roasted almonds and shaved Brussels sprouts with smoked bacon, caramelized onions, and lemon butter. 950 I St. NW, Suite 501, 202.289.0201.