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Bone-in ribeye at RPM Italian.
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15 Superior Steaks Around D.C.

Where to satisfy big meat cravings

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Bone-in ribeye at RPM Italian.
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When it comes to indulging in a superior slab of beef, the prime rib is considered by many to be the Holy Grail.

Also called a standing rib roast, the meat surrounds six or seven bones and is slow roasted for hours until heavily darkened on the outside yet remains pink throughout. As for taste, expect a mix of intensely beefy flavors, plus hints of salt, pepper, and smoke. Pro tip: "prime rib" and "rib-eye" refer the the same piece of meat, but the preparation is usually different, with the former usually roasted whole and sliced.

And D.C. will soon get yet more high-end options: Wisconsin-based Rare Steakhouse is headed to 1595 Eye Street NW, while Brooklyn-born St. Anselm expects to put down roots around Union Market.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Mastro's Steakhouse

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600 13th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 347-1500
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The high-end chain offers both a bone-in prime ribeye weighing in at 22 ounces and a "Chef's Cut" ribeye chop tipping the scales at a whopping 33 ounces. Each is available for sharing.
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2. Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

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750 15th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 489-0140
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The Miami-born brand that touts "prime steak" in its name has a few options: a 24-ounce, bone-in ribeye is priced at $57.95; the regular 16-ounce ribeye runs $49.95.
Photo: Joe's Seafood

3. Ocean Prime

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1341 G St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 393-0313
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The corporate chain landed in D.C. last fall; its known for steaks seasoned and broiled at 1200 degrees. The starring 16-ounce ribeye is $52.
Photo: Ocean Prime

4. Charlie Palmer Steak

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101 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 547-8100
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Brush shoulders with senators while enjoying bone-in, cowboy cut ribeye just steps from the Capitol for $49. The 18-ounce portion is USDA-certified Angus beef.
Photo: Charlie Palmer Steak

5. Bourbon Steak DC

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2800 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 944-2026
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The Georgetown outpost of chef Michael Mina's temple to quality meats earlier this year began aging 56-ounce ribeyes in bourbon produced by local distiller Jos. A. Magnus and Co. The marinated cuts start at $285 a pop.
Bourbon Steak DC JAMC beef Bourbon-aged beef at Bourbon Steak. Photo by Sean Brennan / Bourbon Steak at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C.

6. Farmers and Distillers

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600 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 464-3001
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This Mt. Vernon Triangle spot debuted in December with a prime rib roast beef supper. The 10-ounce prime rib dish stuck on the menu and is served with creamed spinach, peas, whipped potatoes, glazed carrots, gravy, and Yorkshire pudding.
Photo by Ken Fletcher

7. RPM Italian

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601 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 204-4480
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Find a bone-in ribeye at this celebrity-run Italian eatery. The 22-ounce cut, sourced from Painted Hills Ranch in Oregon, is priced at $51.
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8. Voltaggio Brothers Steak House

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101 MGM National Ave
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
(301) 971-6060
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One of three celebrity chef-driven concepts at MGM National Harbor, Voltaggio Brothers Steak House features a 22-ounce, bone-in ribeye that's been dry-aged for 45 days. The menu also contains personal photos of the brothers, who grew up in Frederick, Maryland, and crafted the restaurant to look like their dream home.
Photo: Voltaggio Brothers Steak House

9. ANXO Cidery & Pinxtos Bar

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300 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 986-3795
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At Anxo there's a bone-in ribeye for two included in the multi-course "Ciderhouse Menu." Weighing in at 26 ounces, the hearty slab of beef is preceded by salt cod fritters and grilled fish, and followed by imported cheese and nuts. The meal is $125 and includes three, 12 ounce bottles of Basque cider.
Photo: Anxo Cidery and Pintxos Bar

10. Claudia's Steakhouse

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1501 K St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 838-3219
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Find a 16-ounce, Modelo Negra-spiked drunken ribeye at this K Street steakhouse.
Photo: Claudia's Steakhouse

11. Jack Rose

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2007 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 588-7388
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Jack Rose Dining Saloon's current Creekstone Ribeye ($46) comes with pavé, spinach, salt, and vinegar-dusted potatoes.
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12. Mike's American Grill

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6210 Backlick Rd
Springfield, VA 22150
(703) 644-7100
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The Great American Restaurants brand is known for its drunken ribeye, which features certified Angus beef marinated in its Great American Pale Ale. All the sibling Sweetwater Taverns and standalone Mike's American Grill serve the signature cut.

13. Morton's The Steakhouse

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1750 Crystal Dr
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 418-1444
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At this iconic steakhouse, the cote de boeuf summons a 36-ounce, bone-in USDA prime ribeye brushed with garlic-herb butter, sliced, and served with caramelized shallots. The steak is designed for sharing ($110).
Photo: Morton's

14. The Prime Rib

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2020 K St NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 466-8811
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Not surprisingly, the "signature entree" at The Prime Rib is a roasted prime rib. The featured cut, served a la carte, costs $49.
Photo: The Prime Rib

15. BLT Steak

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1625 I Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 689-8999
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Seasoned chef Michael Bonk is now behind the wheel at this downtown staple, where its Kansas City 20-ounce prime bone-in strip, like all its steaks, is naturally aged before getting broiled at 1700 degrees and finished with herb butter.
BLT Steak DC ribeye A bone-in ribeye at BLT Steak. Photo by Rachel M. / Yelp

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1. Mastro's Steakhouse

600 13th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
Photo: Mastro's Steakhouse
The high-end chain offers both a bone-in prime ribeye weighing in at 22 ounces and a "Chef's Cut" ribeye chop tipping the scales at a whopping 33 ounces. Each is available for sharing.
600 13th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

2. Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

750 15th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
Photo: Joe's Seafood
The Miami-born brand that touts "prime steak" in its name has a few options: a 24-ounce, bone-in ribeye is priced at $57.95; the regular 16-ounce ribeye runs $49.95.
750 15th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

3. Ocean Prime

1341 G St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
Photo: Ocean Prime
The corporate chain landed in D.C. last fall; its known for steaks seasoned and broiled at 1200 degrees. The starring 16-ounce ribeye is $52.
1341 G St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

4. Charlie Palmer Steak

101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Photo: Charlie Palmer Steak
Brush shoulders with senators while enjoying bone-in, cowboy cut ribeye just steps from the Capitol for $49. The 18-ounce portion is USDA-certified Angus beef.
101 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

5. Bourbon Steak DC

2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20007
Bourbon Steak DC JAMC beef Bourbon-aged beef at Bourbon Steak. Photo by Sean Brennan / Bourbon Steak at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C.
The Georgetown outpost of chef Michael Mina's temple to quality meats earlier this year began aging 56-ounce ribeyes in bourbon produced by local distiller Jos. A. Magnus and Co. The marinated cuts start at $285 a pop.
2800 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20007

6. Farmers and Distillers

600 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Photo by Ken Fletcher
This Mt. Vernon Triangle spot debuted in December with a prime rib roast beef supper. The 10-ounce prime rib dish stuck on the menu and is served with creamed spinach, peas, whipped potatoes, glazed carrots, gravy, and Yorkshire pudding.
600 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

7. RPM Italian

601 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Photo: RPM Italian
Find a bone-in ribeye at this celebrity-run Italian eatery. The 22-ounce cut, sourced from Painted Hills Ranch in Oregon, is priced at $51.
601 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

8. Voltaggio Brothers Steak House

101 MGM National Ave, Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Photo: Voltaggio Brothers Steak House
One of three celebrity chef-driven concepts at MGM National Harbor, Voltaggio Brothers Steak House features a 22-ounce, bone-in ribeye that's been dry-aged for 45 days. The menu also contains personal photos of the brothers, who grew up in Frederick, Maryland, and crafted the restaurant to look like their dream home.
101 MGM National Ave
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

9. ANXO Cidery & Pinxtos Bar

300 Florida Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Photo: Anxo Cidery and Pintxos Bar
At Anxo there's a bone-in ribeye for two included in the multi-course "Ciderhouse Menu." Weighing in at 26 ounces, the hearty slab of beef is preceded by salt cod fritters and grilled fish, and followed by imported cheese and nuts. The meal is $125 and includes three, 12 ounce bottles of Basque cider.
300 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

10. Claudia's Steakhouse

1501 K St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Photo: Claudia's Steakhouse
Find a 16-ounce, Modelo Negra-spiked drunken ribeye at this K Street steakhouse.
1501 K St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

11. Jack Rose

2007 18th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Photo: Jack Rose Dining Saloon
Jack Rose Dining Saloon's current Creekstone Ribeye ($46) comes with pavé, spinach, salt, and vinegar-dusted potatoes.
2007 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

12. Mike's American Grill

6210 Backlick Rd, Springfield, VA 22150
The Great American Restaurants brand is known for its drunken ribeye, which features certified Angus beef marinated in its Great American Pale Ale. All the sibling Sweetwater Taverns and standalone Mike's American Grill serve the signature cut.
6210 Backlick Rd
Springfield, VA 22150

13. Morton's The Steakhouse

1750 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202
Photo: Morton's
At this iconic steakhouse, the cote de boeuf summons a 36-ounce, bone-in USDA prime ribeye brushed with garlic-herb butter, sliced, and served with caramelized shallots. The steak is designed for sharing ($110).
1750 Crystal Dr
Arlington, VA 22202

14. The Prime Rib

2020 K St NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
Photo: The Prime Rib
Not surprisingly, the "signature entree" at The Prime Rib is a roasted prime rib. The featured cut, served a la carte, costs $49.
2020 K St NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

15. BLT Steak

1625 I Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
BLT Steak DC ribeye A bone-in ribeye at BLT Steak. Photo by Rachel M. / Yelp
Seasoned chef Michael Bonk is now behind the wheel at this downtown staple, where its Kansas City 20-ounce prime bone-in strip, like all its steaks, is naturally aged before getting broiled at 1700 degrees and finished with herb butter.
1625 I Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

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