There’s something about the combination of blue cheese, iceberg lettuce, bacon, tomato, and creamy dressing that gets diners coming back to the wedge salad again and again. Many steakhouse menus in D.C. include the classic, but wedge salads can also be found at other restaurants trying to capitalize on the nostalgia. Here are some of the best versions in D.C.Read More
Where to Order a Wedge Salad in D.C.
It’s a classic for a reason
1. Hunter's Head Tavern
Take a drive out to the countryside and get treated to one of the best wedge salads in the greater D.C. region. High quality bacon, thick blue cheese dressing (ranch is another option) and a generous smattering of hardboiled egg top this salad.
2. Buck's Fishing & Camping
The $9 wedge salad at Buck’s tops crisp iceberg lettuce with Point Reyes blue cheese, applewood smoked bacon, and horseradish dressing.
3. Annie's Paramount Steak House
The $8.95 wedge at this James Beard American Classic has iceberg lettuce, blue cheese, crumbled Gorgonzola, tomato, and bacon.
The wedge at Convivial plays with tradition by incorporating turkey bacon bites. The salad’s topped with a light blue cheese dressing ($14).
5. St. Anselm
The “baby iceberg” salad at St. Anselm is Marjorie Meek-Bradley’s spin on the wedge, topped with bacon, blue cheese and chopped egg ($14).
6. Daily Grill (Multiple locations)
This workaday restaurant with two local locations — one downtown and one in Bethesda — has a $14.50 wedge salad with iceberg lettuce, blue cheese, bacon, tomatoes, and blue cheese dressing.
7. Bourbon Steak
“The wedge” at Bourbon Steak is priced at $18 and topped with blue cheese, bacon, egg, tomato, onion, and buttermilk dressing.
8. RPM Italian
RPM puts a new spin on the wedge, adding Caesar salad flair (not to mention polenta croutons). It’s $14.
9. La Betty
This new neighborhood restaurant from the Baked & Wired group serves up a wedge salad topped with a huge slab of bacon, which is the most important part anyway, along with grape tomatoes and thinly sliced cucumbers and radishes.
10. Rare Steakhouse
This upscale newcomer has a $14 wedge with smoked bacon, gorgonzola dolce cheese, and sungold tomato.
The wedge at this local mini-chain is almost more like a set of mini-salads. The $10.75 salad combines romaine lettuce ( not exactly classic) with bacon, tomatoes, red onions, blue cheese crumbles, buttermilk ranch, and white balsamic vinaigrette.
12. Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
Another classic steakhouse version is Joe’s BLT wedge ($14.95), which combines pork belly, grape tomatoes, chopped egg, blue cheese and a vinaigrette dressing.
13. Ray's The Steaks
Applewood-smoked bacon tops this version of a wedge at the popular Arlington steakhouse; it’s also flecked with aged blue cheese ($8.99).
14. Mike's American
One of the more affordable wedge salads out there ($8) has the basics covered with tomatoes, bacon, and blue cheese. The salad is also available at some other Great American Restaurant locations.