clock menu more-arrow no yes
Stoney's
Stoney's
Photo: Facebook

Eater's Burger Heatmap: Where to Eat Meat RIGHT NOW

View as Map
Stoney's
| Photo: Facebook

Eater readers know the classic choices for burgers. Ray's. Palena. BLT Steak. Shake Shack. But what about what's new on the scene? Here's a look at 15 burgers that have launched in the D.C. market in the past six months or so. There are new restaurant burgers, twists due to chef changes, burger chains which have just entered the city, and more. Have a favorite NEW burger in town? Share it in the comments.


Read More
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Red Apron Butchery

Copy Link
1309 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
Red Apron's burger, available both at Union Market and Mosaic, is already drawing plenty of buzz among the burger-loving community. It's a simple burger ($8) but stands out on account of its high-quality beef.

2. Ambar Balkan Cuisine

Copy Link
523 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 813-3039
Visit Website
Ambar's Balkan Burger features beef & pork, cucumber yogurt, roasted pepper spread, aged cheese and cabbage slaw and is served with potato wedges.

3. Trummer's on Main

Copy Link
7134 Main St.
Clifton, VA 20124
(703) 266-1623
Visit Website
Clifton's Trummer's on Main has launched a pop-up burger bar through May 2, with burgers and boozy shakes Try the Notorious P.I.G., with pork, pork sausage, poblano pepper, pepper jack cheese and bacon, for $12.

4. Vinoteca Wine Bar & Bistro

Copy Link
1940 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 332-9463
Visit Website
Vinoteca introduced a customizable burger this spring to coincide with the debut of its patio. Burger lovers can choose from either a local beef or portobello mushroom patty, and top it with items like applewood bacon, ancho chili mayo, avocado and feta, or gorgonzola with basil aioli. Burgers are $8 ($7 at happy hour).

5. The Gryphon

Copy Link
1337 Connecticut Avenue
Washington, DC 20036
(703) 509-4444
Visit Website
The new upscale sports bar has four different burgers on its menu. Try the falafel veggie burger, with ground chickpeas, roasted eggplant, roasted mushrooms, curry aioli and a hint of beet juice.

6. Smashburger

Copy Link
10160 Fairfax Blvd.
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 291-1264
Visit Website
D.C. just got introduced to the Smashburger chain last fall. Now, those who want to try the squished burger patties have to drive out to Fairfax, but Dupont Circle and Bethesda locations are both on the way.

7. 1905 Restaurant

Copy Link
1905 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 332-1905
Visit Website
Under the supervision of new chef Joel Hatton, 1905 is serving up a burger of Angus beef, Swiss cheese, balsamic onions, and pickles on a brioche bun.

8. Satellite Room

Copy Link
2047 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 506-2496
Visit Website
Try the patty melt at Satellite Room - it's a 6 oz. beef patty with caramelized onions and melted American cheddar on grilled marble rye.

9. Drafting Table

Copy Link
1529-C 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 621-7475
Visit Website
Drafting Table's Draftsman burger ($12) is made with beef, braised brisket, crispy blue cheese, apricot chutney and bacon-onion jam.

10. Stoney's Restaurant

Copy Link
1433 P St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 234-1818
Visit Website
This month, Stoney's is combining two great things — its revered grilled cheese and its hamburger — to create one monster patty melt: the Super Grilled Cheeseburger.

11. Beuchert's Saloon

Copy Link
623 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20003
The B Burger at Capitol Hill's newest haunt is made from Rosada farms ground beef.

12. Energy Kitchen

Copy Link
1901 L St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 833-3505
Visit Website
Energy Kitchen, new to the area, boasts a selection of burgers, all under 500 calories. A favorite is the turkey burger with chipotle barbecue sauce, turkey bacon and fat free cheddar.

13. St. Regis Washington D.C.

Copy Link
923 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 638-2626
Visit Website
When St. Regis redesigned its bar and lobby, a new bar menu came along with it. For $19, there's a Kobe beef burger with caramelized onions, bacon and cheddar, served with French fries.

14. Art and Soul

Copy Link
415 New Jersey Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 393-7777
Visit Website
The newly-revamped Art & Soul has introduced a grass-fed burger topped with fried onions, pimento cheese, and barbecue sauce — feel free to add bacon or a fried egg to the mix.

15. Le Diplomate

Copy Link
1610 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Most of Le Diplomate's menu items lean French, but the Burger Americain keeps it simple, topped with cheese and served with pommes frites.

Loading comments...

1. Red Apron Butchery

1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Red Apron's burger, available both at Union Market and Mosaic, is already drawing plenty of buzz among the burger-loving community. It's a simple burger ($8) but stands out on account of its high-quality beef.
1309 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002

2. Ambar Balkan Cuisine

523 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Ambar's Balkan Burger features beef & pork, cucumber yogurt, roasted pepper spread, aged cheese and cabbage slaw and is served with potato wedges.
523 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

3. Trummer's on Main

7134 Main St., Clifton, VA 20124
Clifton's Trummer's on Main has launched a pop-up burger bar through May 2, with burgers and boozy shakes Try the Notorious P.I.G., with pork, pork sausage, poblano pepper, pepper jack cheese and bacon, for $12.
7134 Main St.
Clifton, VA 20124

4. Vinoteca Wine Bar & Bistro

1940 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Vinoteca introduced a customizable burger this spring to coincide with the debut of its patio. Burger lovers can choose from either a local beef or portobello mushroom patty, and top it with items like applewood bacon, ancho chili mayo, avocado and feta, or gorgonzola with basil aioli. Burgers are $8 ($7 at happy hour).
1940 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

5. The Gryphon

1337 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, DC 20036
The new upscale sports bar has four different burgers on its menu. Try the falafel veggie burger, with ground chickpeas, roasted eggplant, roasted mushrooms, curry aioli and a hint of beet juice.
1337 Connecticut Avenue
Washington, DC 20036

6. Smashburger

10160 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax, VA 22030
D.C. just got introduced to the Smashburger chain last fall. Now, those who want to try the squished burger patties have to drive out to Fairfax, but Dupont Circle and Bethesda locations are both on the way.
10160 Fairfax Blvd.
Fairfax, VA 22030

7. 1905 Restaurant

1905 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Under the supervision of new chef Joel Hatton, 1905 is serving up a burger of Angus beef, Swiss cheese, balsamic onions, and pickles on a brioche bun.
1905 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

8. Satellite Room

2047 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Try the patty melt at Satellite Room - it's a 6 oz. beef patty with caramelized onions and melted American cheddar on grilled marble rye.
2047 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

9. Drafting Table

1529-C 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Drafting Table's Draftsman burger ($12) is made with beef, braised brisket, crispy blue cheese, apricot chutney and bacon-onion jam.
1529-C 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

10. Stoney's Restaurant

1433 P St NW, Washington, DC 20005
This month, Stoney's is combining two great things — its revered grilled cheese and its hamburger — to create one monster patty melt: the Super Grilled Cheeseburger.
1433 P St NW
Washington, DC 20005

11. Beuchert's Saloon

623 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003
The B Burger at Capitol Hill's newest haunt is made from Rosada farms ground beef.
623 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20003

12. Energy Kitchen

1901 L St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Energy Kitchen, new to the area, boasts a selection of burgers, all under 500 calories. A favorite is the turkey burger with chipotle barbecue sauce, turkey bacon and fat free cheddar.
1901 L St NW
Washington, DC 20036

13. St. Regis Washington D.C.

923 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006
When St. Regis redesigned its bar and lobby, a new bar menu came along with it. For $19, there's a Kobe beef burger with caramelized onions, bacon and cheddar, served with French fries.
923 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

14. Art and Soul

415 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001
The newly-revamped Art & Soul has introduced a grass-fed burger topped with fried onions, pimento cheese, and barbecue sauce — feel free to add bacon or a fried egg to the mix.
415 New Jersey Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001

15. Le Diplomate

1610 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Most of Le Diplomate's menu items lean French, but the Burger Americain keeps it simple, topped with cheese and served with pommes frites.
1610 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

Related Maps