Del Frisco's Grille
I've written about this before, check out my review here. But I'm not the only person in D.C. that raves about this place. Redskins players are frequent visitors, and politicians too. Whether it's the steak or the service, I can't be sure. All I know is that if you are looking to rub elbows with athletes or Senators, make Del Frisco's your first stop. I'm obsessed with the Nutella bread pudding and mini-taco appetizer, but I promise you, nothing will disappoint. Now, the Redskins players tab was around $7,000 (yes, thousand), here's hoping your bill won't be quite that high. Del Frisco's is easily walkable from Metro Center, on Pennsylvania Avenue. But, valet is also available.
Now I am a big fan of Morton's (Connecticut Avenue). Now if I'm being fully honest, it's probably because when my college friend Rob treated me here for my birthday the Morton's staff had a customized menu (wishing me a happy birthday) and even gave me complimentary Makers 46. But have no fear, every time I eat here I am both STUFFED and also swear I have never eaten anything more delicious in my life. I'm a steak eater so naturally, eating delicious red meat never gets old, but the mashed potatoes and green beans (with bacon) are maybe my favorite thing in the universe... that might be an overstatement, but seriously they are GOOOOOOOOD. My friends that work on The Hill tell me I am not alone in adoring Morton's. Senators and Congressmen alike are big fans of the steak joint, maybe it's the dedicated servers, or more than likely, it's the cigar collection on site, but either way, if you want to eat well, and in the company of the D.C. famous, then Morton's is your place. Morton's also offers valet, and there is parking on the opposite side of the entrance for a reduced rate if you show your Morton's receipt.
So whether you're looking to impress your family when they come to visit, or you still get a little star struck, dining at these places won't let you down! Plus, and this is always a plus, the food is some of the best in the area. Feel free to share your stories about bumping into the D.C. famous around town in the comments.
Yours in Powerful Pugs,