Carnivores Sharpen Your Knives And Sink Your Teeth Into D.C.'s Top Steakhouses

Vegetarians and vegans, please avert your eyes because this 10Best list is for carnivores only. Whether you like your meat rare or well done, we've found the top steakhouses in Washington, D.C. that feature a mouth-watering selection of meat like USDA prime steak and black angus.

Prime Rib will make you feel like you have stepped back in time to the 1940s with their elegant Manhattan supper club venue featuring an art deco vibe with tuxedoed waiters ready to see to your every meal need. 

If you enjoy taking in décor, head to The Palm which features a number of cartoons and caricatures on the walls. After you've finished finding famous faces, the food will take all your attention. They use only corn-fed USDA prime beef that has been aged a minimum of 35 days.    

For a more modern American steakhouse, BLT Steak should be your stop for dinner. With their impressive wine list and high quality steaks, you will wish you had room for more food and drink.

Many of venues have dress codes so leave the jeans, flip flops and T-shirts at home. Just don't forget the wallet because these dishes can be quite pricey but completely worth it!

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Take what you know about the steakhouse concept and throw it out the window before you enter this dining destination. Mixing Latin flare with modern chic, guests will be treated to live music and salsa dancing on occasion. You'll find meaty...  Read More



Culinary delights await guests at this chic, modern venue brought to you by James Beard award winner and internationally renowned chef Michael Mina. Located just off the lobby of the Four Seasons in Washington, D.C., this restaurant features a...  Read More



While many steakhouses feature a dark color palette, this venue favors white and large windows to let in an abundance of natural light. Located in the United Brotherhood of Carpenters building near Capitol Hill, this upscale restaurant has a...  Read More



With an atmosphere of relaxed elegance, this steakhouse features dry aged steaks, fresh seafood and an enviable wine list that contains more than 350 selections. Start you meal with some savory appetizers like fresh oysters on the half shell or...  Read More

Joe's Seafood Prime Steak and Stone Crab
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Born from the Lettuce Entertain You Restaurant Group, this venue opened its doors just a couple of years ago but is already known as a great spot to see the politically powerful. For those who love seafood and steak, you will find a bevy of menu...  Read More

Medium Rare
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When you think 'steakhouse,' many will envision a fine-dining scenario where servers are dressed in white dinner coats milling about as guests are presented with expensive cuts of meat. Now throw that picture out the window when you come in for...  Read More

BLT Steak


Bringing a modern American steakhouse to the nation's capital, this venue is known for its mouth-watering Certified black angus and USDA prime steaks. Sink your teeth into a prime hanger steak, an American wagyu skirt steak or filet mignon. If...  Read More

The Palm


When The Palm opened its first location in Manhattan, the owners had no money for decorating. Lucky for them, their restaurant was near a comic syndicate headquarters and many cartoonists would pay for their meal by drawing a picture on the...  Read More

Ray's the Steaks
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Mixing together their signature rub and open-flame grilling, this Arlington, Va. steakhouse has raised the stakes for mouth watering premium steaks. Be sure to start off your meal with a devilishly good eggs starter. You'll find great seafood...  Read More



Harking back to the elegant Manhattan supper clubs of the 1940s, you will find tuxedoed waiters waiting to serve your every meal need. The meal begins with a choice of appetizers – cold and hot dishes, soups and salads. Take your time looking...  Read More


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