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Apr 12, 2011 10:35 AM

Dinner and scotch

I'll be in Washington DC in June and will be celebrating hub's birthday while we're there. I think I've narrowed it down to two places but am still open to suggestions. My two choices are Bourbon Steak or Charlie Palmer. On their websites, Bourbon Steak seems to fit our bill as they offer whiskey/scotch tastings. Just wondering if there's any other options that provides something similar. Not sure if Charlie Palmer has the whiskey/scotch tastings, they only have wine on their website.

Thanks CHs!

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  1. I've tasted a lot of scotch at Charlie Palmer's, but I'd rather eat at Bourbon Steak.

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    1. re: flavrmeistr

      I would recommend Bourbon Steak and go out and buy your husband a bottle glenfiddich 18 or 21 year old single malt.

    2. Please read Joe H's post on Bourbon Steak before you go . . .

      1. Againn has one of the more extensive scotch lists in DC, but they only steak they serve is hangar.

        1. I have never been to Charlie Palmer, but think Bourbon Steak is a great option for a whiskey lover. I'm sure the steak is great at this restaurant but I ordered a fish dish when I went and it was delicious.

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          1. re: Elyssa

            Actually, the only thing I didn't like at Bourbon Steak was the steak, it was overcooked. They serve it on a piping hot plate and it continues to cook. Ask for it at least one level rarer than you like to get it right. I've had to send back steaks twice there for being overdone.

          2. Thanks all for the replies. Sorry I didn't reply back sooner. I think I've narrowed it down to Charlie Palmer and if we have time, Art & Soul just because I've never really had good southern style food.

            Art & Soul
            415 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001