clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

The Early Word on STK

If you buy something from an Eater link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics policy.

Photo: Facebook

STK opened its doors in Dupont Circle a few weeks ago. The opening party raised some eyebrows, and D.C. audiences have been waiting to see what the "female-friendly", nightclub-esque steakhouse is all about. Here's what the first Yelpers, bloggers and others are saying about STK.

The Endorsement from a Nats Pitcher News: Gio Gonzalez Tweets, "Thanks for the great dinner tonight @STKWashDC it was #unmiSTKeable." [Twitter]

The Seating Recommendations: NBC Washington offers this tip: "If you've made a reservation, don't be distracted by the standard square tables and chairs. Instead, wait for the maître d' to seat you in the white leather, curved booths on the left. Staged a few steps higher than the rest of the restaurant, on an elevated dias of sorts, this is the place to take in the scene at STK." [NBC]

The Much Needed News: STK is currently earning 3.5 stars on Yelp with 18 reviews in. One is from Blak B. who writes, "I can say that STK should be a huge hit. The concept is much needed in DC for sure. I love everything about the new location...Yes it's pricey duh! But isn't rent in DC as well? Haha." [Yelp]

The Overrated News: On Yelp, Allison K writes, "The bread was dry/stale, so left that alone after a few bites. We ordered the porterhouse, mac & cheese, asparagus, & the truffle fries. Everything was good, but not exceptional (like their reputation would lead you to believe it would be). Additionally, their wine list was ridiculous...and not in a good way." [Yelp]

The Decent Bread News: Jay P. writes, "The decor was dreadful & the DJ sucked... What you'd expect of a dull wedding reception. Overall terribly disappointed. #ButTheBreadWasGood." [Yelp]

The Best in D.C. News: Jana C. says, "Best steakhouse in DC. So modern and hip. DJ made the atmosphere great. Everything I ate was really good. The house-made bread was probably the best and most unique table bread I've ever had. Comes out warm and topped with melted blue cheese butter (a first) and with a side of chive oil (also a first)!" [Yelp]

The Variety of Steak News: Epicurean DC says, "One might come for the high-energy, trendy and lavish atmosphere, but it's the menu, and more specifically the steaks, that should most catch your fancy. Serving several cuts ranging from Small (6oz-10oz) to Large (24oz-34oz), there's a cut for every size appetite...Of course there's a bangin' raw bar with oysters, shrimp cocktail, and Alaskan king crab." [EDC]

The Concept, Explained: Revamp writes, "The idea behind STK is relatively simple: To create a steakhouse for women. That means replacing the traditional smoky and clubhouse atmosphere with a more modern, sexy vibe. And doing away with massive portions in favor of more modest cuts of meat (don't worry; a "large" cut is still available when the situation calls for it)." [Revamp]

The Gender News: UrbanDaddy writes, "We observed women on Friday night. Also: men. The steaks are available in smaller sizes, and the cocktails sport names like the Cucumber Stiletto. Which only sounds like a Sex and the City episode. And while we're assured that dancing will be happening here, we didn't see much of it as midnight approached. The cowboy steaks must have been still weighing everyone down." [UD]

The Burger News: CapitalCooking says, "The food was delicious and the small sizes allowed me to try many of the different options. My favorite by far were the Lil BRG's with STK's signature "special sauce" on a sesame seed bun. The Wagyu beef is the highest quality and I would absolutely love to return to STK to eat one of the best burger's I have ever eaten." [CC]
· All Previous STK Coverage [-EDC-]


1250 Connecticut Ave. NW Washington, DC

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Eater DC newsletter

The freshest news from the local food world