There’s a new party in control and that means an influx of Republican power players and a refocusing on a time-honored local dining tradition—steakhouses.
BLT PRIME BY DAVID BURKE 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.868.5100
Shortly after his swearing-in, President Donald Trump, along with rst lady Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, were spotted, where else, but inside e Trump Hotel at BLT Prime by David Burke. Of course, it led to some controversy. e media was there to report that Trump ordered his steak well-done and with a side of ketchup.
THE PALM 1225 19th St. NW, 202.293.9091
Both current and former Trump aides can be spotted at e Palm. Kellyanne Conway visited in June to celebrate the retirement of e Palm’s executive director Tommy Jacomo, and campaign manager Paul Manafort’s likeness can be spotted on the caricature wall, toward the back of the room. It’s also a favorite of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE 1050 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.955.5997
There’s bipartisan buy-in for the universally acclaimed Morton’s. Both Sen. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. John McCain are considered to be frequent customers, and it’s often cited as a lunch time hangout for either party’s establishment.
BLT STEAK 1625 I St. NW, 202.689.8999 BLT Steak
is a longtime favorite with Democrats. President Obama and Valerie Jarrett once shared popovers with Morgan Freeman and Tom Hanks, and rst lady Michelle Obama celebrated her birthday here. With the new administration comes a few changes. BLT recently hired chef Michael Bonk (previously with e Pig) to rethink the restaurant’s blackboard specials, including homemade sausages and whole-animal butchery.