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DC Steakhouse? Top notch, but where I can eat at the bar

ricodanles Apr 18, 2010 07:31 PM

Doesn't have to be super-casual (or super-fancy, for that matter), but just looking for an excellent place where I can enjoy relaxing meal-for-one barside.

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  1. ktmoomau RE: ricodanles Apr 18, 2010 07:42 PM

    Capitol Grille downtown? Or Charlie Palmer.

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      Joe H RE: ktmoomau Apr 18, 2010 08:21 PM

      Prime Rib. Dinner..and a show-at the bar.

      Prime Rib
      2020 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

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      dining with doc RE: ricodanles Apr 19, 2010 07:05 AM

      The Palm, Ruths Chris

      1. scotcheroo RE: ricodanles Apr 19, 2010 11:17 AM

        Charlie palmer's. Great steak, nice bar with good tending. Try the mini lobster corndogs.

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          ricodanles RE: scotcheroo Apr 22, 2010 09:06 AM

          great suggestions; thanks

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          katecm RE: ricodanles Apr 23, 2010 10:09 AM

          I'm going to disagree with everyone and send you to Bourbon Steak at the Four Seasons, because they have one of the best bars (and cocktail menu) in the city. Amazing bartenders, plus it's good celebrity watching.

          Four Seasons Cafe
          50 S Pickett St Ste 23, Alexandria, VA 22304

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            georgetownronin RE: ricodanles Apr 23, 2010 01:47 PM

            Honestly, you can eat at the bar at any steakhouse in town. My only warnings would be for The Capital Grill and The Palm, in which you may have to fight for bar space. Relaxing? -maybe Charlie Palmer or Smith & Wollensky.

            Smith & Wollensky
            1112 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

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              reiflame RE: georgetownronin Apr 24, 2010 07:06 PM

              I'd add J&G to the do not go list - tiny bar and downstairs. Crowded, dark and loud.

              Great food but the atmosphere ruins it at the bar.

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              Elyssa RE: ricodanles Apr 25, 2010 08:32 AM

              I would go to the Prime Rib (although gentlemen have to wear a jacket) or Charlie Palmer's.

              Prime Rib
              2020 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

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                Marty L. RE: ricodanles Apr 25, 2010 09:44 AM

                Ray's the Steaks at East River

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