Belgium and France are well-known for bringing their culinary traditions of rich, heavy cooking to the rest of the world. But think beyond waffles, crepes and croissants. The real hero here is steak frites, the European equivalent of the classic American meat and potatoes meal.
While the combination may sound underwhelming, the formula of crispy, thin fries and juicy, tender steak has made this dish a staple menu at many Belgian and French restaurants. Some restaurants that have recently popped up around town are so dedicated to steak frites it's the only choice available.
From quiet neighborhood cafes to buzzing bistros, these Washington restaurants can satisfy even the most serious of steak cravings.
Editor's Note: No. 82 Steak Out has since closed and has been removed from this list.Read More