New-wave steakhouses have been all the rage in D.C. They started with restaurants like Bourbon Steak and BLT Steak, which offered more contemporary and relaxed alternatives to the stereotypical Washington power steakhouse. In the past few years, things have kicked up even further. Out of town restaurateurs like Richard Sandoval and Jose Garces have opened their own twists on the steakhouse in Washington, while operations like STK claim to provide an atmosphere that's "not your daddy's steakhouse." It's almost enough to engender steakhouse fatigue.
But what about those diners nostalgic for a more old-school D.C. steakhouse experience? D.C. has that covered, too. This map represents steakhouses that opened before the contemporary wave. Some are chains, some are institutions, some are power spots, and some are even newer restaurants that aim for more of a throwback atmosphere.Read More