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Where to Find French Dip Sandwiches in D.C.

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Fans of the French dip are often so devoted to the elusive sandwich that they order it every time they see it on a menu. The French Dip isn’t pervasive in D.C., there are a handful of versions to be found around town. This map highlights some of the best combinations of tender roast beef, dip-worthy bread, and savory au jus. Any other condiments — say, horseradish cream sauce — are strictly optional.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Woodmont Grill

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7715 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 656-9755
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This Bethesda restaurant serves a French dip with roasted prime rib on a French roll with mayonnaise for $22. It’s one of the most beloved French dips in town.

2. MGM Roast Beef

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905 Brentwood Road NE
Washington, D.C. 20018
(202) 248-0389
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The French dip sandwich at this casual spot in Northeast D.C. is one of the area’s iconic sandwiches.

3. Jetties (Multiple locations)

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1609 Foxhall Rd NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 965-3663
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The “Monomoy,” hot roast beef topped with provolone and served with jus on a toasted brioche roll, is this popular sandwich chain’s take on a French dip.

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4. Morton's The Steakhouse (Multiple Locations)

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1050 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 955-5997
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Naturally, Morton’s makes its French dip sandwich, available during lunch hours, with prime rib.

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5. P.J. Clarke’s D.C.

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1600 K St NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 463-6610
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The ribeye French dip at P.J. Clarke’s has a place on both the dinner and lunch menu. It’s served au jus on French bread with horseradish cream.

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6. Rare Steakhouse and Tavern

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1595 I St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 800-9994
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The Tavern at Rare Steakhouse sells a $16 dry-aged “beef dip” that’s served au jus with fontina cheese and pickled jalapeno.

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7. Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House

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950 I Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 289-0201
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A $20 French dip made with Wagyu beef stands out amid the cheeseburgers and steaks served for lunch at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House. The affiliated Del Frisco’s Grille nearby, which is more affordable, has a steak sandwich — served au jus and with creamy horseradish for $18 — that is essentially a French dip even if it isn’t labeled as one.

8. Founding Farmers (Multiple Locations)

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1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 822-8783
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Founding Farmers’ prime rib dip sandwich is available on the lunch and dinner menus at each of the chain’s local establishments. It’s priced at $19.50.

9. Old Ebbitt Grill

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675 15th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 347-4800
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The French dip at this D.C. institution has a full lineup of toppings on the normally straightforward sandwich: roast beef, caramelized onions, provolone cheese and watercress all come on a baguette. Sister restaurant Clyde’s has a strong French dip as well.

French Dip from Old Ebbitt Grill
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10. Nopa Kitchen+Bar

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800 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 347-4667
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Here’s an interesting spin on the sandwich: Nopa’s Singers Meat Trio Dip Sandwich has a mix of corned beef, roast beef, and turkey pastrami. Provolone and peppadew peppers add further accents, and it’s all served with a red wine mustard jus on the side ($16).

Nopa’s dip sandwich
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11. Celebrity Delly

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7263A Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, VA 22042
(703) 573-9002
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For a no-frills French Dip, order one from this Falls Church favorite. It holds up as a carry-out order, too.

The French dip from Celebrity Delly
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1. Woodmont Grill

7715 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

This Bethesda restaurant serves a French dip with roasted prime rib on a French roll with mayonnaise for $22. It’s one of the most beloved French dips in town.

7715 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814

2. MGM Roast Beef

905 Brentwood Road NE, Washington, D.C. 20018

The French dip sandwich at this casual spot in Northeast D.C. is one of the area’s iconic sandwiches.

905 Brentwood Road NE
Washington, D.C. 20018

3. Jetties (Multiple locations)

1609 Foxhall Rd NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
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The “Monomoy,” hot roast beef topped with provolone and served with jus on a toasted brioche roll, is this popular sandwich chain’s take on a French dip.

1609 Foxhall Rd NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

4. Morton's The Steakhouse (Multiple Locations)

1050 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Inside Morton’s in D.C.
Morton’s [official photo]

Naturally, Morton’s makes its French dip sandwich, available during lunch hours, with prime rib.

1050 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

5. P.J. Clarke’s D.C.

1600 K St NW, Washington, DC 20006
P.J. Clarke’s in D.C.
P.J. Clarke’s [official photo]

The ribeye French dip at P.J. Clarke’s has a place on both the dinner and lunch menu. It’s served au jus on French bread with horseradish cream.

1600 K St NW
Washington, DC 20006

6. Rare Steakhouse and Tavern

1595 I St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Rare Steakhouse
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The Tavern at Rare Steakhouse sells a $16 dry-aged “beef dip” that’s served au jus with fontina cheese and pickled jalapeno.

1595 I St NW
Washington, DC 20005

7. Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House

950 I Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

A $20 French dip made with Wagyu beef stands out amid the cheeseburgers and steaks served for lunch at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House. The affiliated Del Frisco’s Grille nearby, which is more affordable, has a steak sandwich — served au jus and with creamy horseradish for $18 — that is essentially a French dip even if it isn’t labeled as one.

950 I Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

8. Founding Farmers (Multiple Locations)

1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20006

Founding Farmers’ prime rib dip sandwich is available on the lunch and dinner menus at each of the chain’s local establishments. It’s priced at $19.50.

1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

9. Old Ebbitt Grill

675 15th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
French Dip from Old Ebbitt Grill
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The French dip at this D.C. institution has a full lineup of toppings on the normally straightforward sandwich: roast beef, caramelized onions, provolone cheese and watercress all come on a baguette. Sister restaurant Clyde’s has a strong French dip as well.

675 15th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

10. Nopa Kitchen+Bar

800 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Nopa’s dip sandwich
Nopa Kitchen + Bar [official photo]

Here’s an interesting spin on the sandwich: Nopa’s Singers Meat Trio Dip Sandwich has a mix of corned beef, roast beef, and turkey pastrami. Provolone and peppadew peppers add further accents, and it’s all served with a red wine mustard jus on the side ($16).

800 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004

11. Celebrity Delly

7263A Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22042
The French dip from Celebrity Delly
Missy Frederick/Eater DC

For a no-frills French Dip, order one from this Falls Church favorite. It holds up as a carry-out order, too.

7263A Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, VA 22042

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