Bourbon Steak - Four Seasons Washington DC

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BOURBON STEAK by Michael Mina offers guests an innovative American steakhouse and timeless dining experience with a twist. Our Executive Chef Drew Adams prepares pristine cuts of American and Japanese beef. Using Michael Mina’s signature process, the meat is slow-poached then cooked over a seasoned wood-fired grill to a mouthwatering finish. The bar at BOURBON STEAK features an extensive list of 20th century cocktails made to order, along with an extensive wine and spirits list. Additionally, the restaurant has a cultivated collection of small batch bourbons and whiskies it pours table side on its beverage cart.

Signature dishes include Sanuki Wagyu, Kagoshima Wagyu, Virginia NY Strip, Michael’s Lobster Pot Pie and a trio of duck fat French fries for every table. In the bar do not miss specialty drinks such as The Potomac, a variation of the classic dirty martini prepared with a house-made white truffle brine.
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G
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place always a great time and great food!

M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always an excellent experience. Excellent food and discreet, top notch, knowledgeable service

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not impressed by the service at all. Waiter was slow and did not come by to check on us often enough. Our drinks were empty for quite a while before he checked back to see if we wanted more. Also, we both ordered Waygu steaks which were not any better than regular steak I’ve had at high end chain steak houses. Disappointing for sure.

J
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply put, the best service period! Food to match. Wonderful atmosphere. One of my favorite experiences globally! Fortunate enough to be close by and visit often! Thank you for another wonderful experience.

t
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Let me preference this review that I am a lover of steakhouses and dinned at BS many times before. This particular experience is for their prefix NYE dinner. I am a huge fan of Michael Mina and frequent Bourbon Steak and International Smoke a lot, therefore I was ecstatic when I got a last-minute reservation to their $207pp prefix NYE dinner in DC where we vacationed. I knew we would have a phenomenal time. Although the waiter was very pleasant and the live music was entertaining, I was not pleased with the food. The menu was very limited and had a lot of upcharges to their popular items (the menu is already over $200pp). But again, as much as I love Bourbon steak (in LA), I decided to stay and make the most of it. Besides the limited menu, I was displeased by how my steak came out lukewarm. I asked the waiter to have the chef warm it as it was prepped well, but the temperature was cold. She quickly handled my request, but again the steak wasn't hot and the meat was very chewy. So much so, you did not want to swallow it. I thought it was my steak, but my boyfriend's choice was very similar. The "free" food choices sent out were subpar. A lot of carb choices and the french fries came out cold. Finally, I asked if we could have an earlier reservation and was instructed that they were committed for the evening. The restaurant had many empty tables and after talking to other diners, there were other tables available before we came for our 9:30 pm reservation. For the price, I would say, our overall experience was not worth it for the price. I would rather pay that price for food items that I would like to choose. Finally, NO ONE did a count down. We were handed a free glass of champagne (which was also warm) and then finally someone screamed.. "its past 12!" :) We made the most out of our experience, enjoyed the live music but I would not recommend for NYE next year.

EK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Steak was great ... scallop dinner awesome ... “filler” sides ok but nothing to write home about. As expected drinks were overpriced but it was New Years and not a surprise! I’d try again in a non fixed menu night to explore better, made to order better appetizers.

Had 16 oz ribeye and was cooked/seasoned perfectly.

JH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service beginning with the manager through the checkin desk.
Great venue for New Year’s. Exceeds reputation.

AE
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The staff was great, but the food wasn’t even close to being worth the price. Me, my Wife, and my 7 year old Daughter had one appetizer, a bowl of buttered noodles for my daughter, and a meal for my Wife and I. I paid $350 for a meal I wouldn’t have paid $10 for, had I tasted it first. Menu looked really good, as did the pictures. The food was just way off, and very bland.

Bourbon Steak - Four Seasons Washington DC
Responded on January 12, 2020

I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your valuable feedback in regards to your recent experience at Bourbon Steak Washington D.C. We strive to provide excellence in all aspects of the dining experience and will use this feedback as a way to grow and improve ourselves. This is certainly not the standard we hold ourselves to and will be sure to discuss this with our team. Thank you again. David Van Meerbeke General Manager

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CD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Always. Fabulous experience.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Very disappointing. We were two and were seated next to tables of 14 and 10 that were clearly in a holiday celebration mood. Could not even hear each other talk, and at times, as the party tables mingled they literally were standing over us speaking in very loud voices as we tried to eat.

Food was ok — have not been to Bourbon Steak in DC before, but have been in Nashville several times. Food there was much better. Steaks seemed tasteless, and there was a smoky tasking crust. Others in DC are better.

Just a lot to spend for an evening with no ambiance and middling food.

h
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience2

The overall experience at Bourbon Steak did not match our expectations. While our son said it was his favorite steak, the long wait to be seated made us feel less than welcome or excited to be at the restaurant. We enjoyed the art in the lobby, outside, and in the restaurant while we patiently waited for our table. It was our only experience in DC over the week where the timing of reservations did not seem to be honored. It may have been off because it was Christmas night. Once seated, we enjoyed the food and our waiter.

OT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The service was phenomenal! The wine, superb. The food, not so much. The scallops were tasteless. The tenderloin was tough. The sides, meh.

Nit too many places open on Christmas day.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

First the steak was raw, then it came back overcooked. The Panna cotta with carrot cake tasted like lead. I constantly had to ask for my water to be filled, and had to pour my own wine (which one ought not have to do at a high-end restaurant). The restaurant is also extremely noisy, because it is right next to the bar which plays loud club music.

LB
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I like this restaurant but was disappointed when we dined at Christmas. The service was excellent and up to the Four Seasons quality. The table at the top level was very deep making conversation difficult. My guest did not care for her Steak Tartare, and I thought my Caesar Salad was horrible, especially the strange presentation.

G
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was extremely attentive. At the start of the meal the waiter inquired about allergies and help steer us away from food choices that could be problematic. The salad, steak and baked potato were perfectly done. We can’t wait for a return visit

JM
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Bourbon Steak a few times - mostly to enjoy cocktails and snacks at the bar. It is always excellent and this time was special because it was my teenager's first steak house experience. Christmas Eve was made very special with the amazing meal. My personal favorite are the truffled dinner rolls. To die for!

SF
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I have been to in ages!

SP
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing restaurant, just a tad bit loud for my taste. Food is cooked to perfection every time!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great meal and very attentive service

GS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot express enough what an outstanding time we had dining at Bourbon Steak. The staff made our experience unique, personalized, and unforgettable. We celebrated my birthday and my boyfriend's return from his deployment to Afghanistan. The restaurant managers and chef greeted us at the table, welcomed us to the restaurant, and proceeded to provide us an unmatched dining experience. Would absolutely recommend 150% and I fully intend to return to Bourbon Steak for future celebrations! Thank you so much!!

Bourbon Steak - Four Seasons Washington DC
Responded on December 24, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your recent experience at Bourbon Steak Washington DC. Hearing feedback like this reminds us of why we are in the hospitality industry. We are so happy that you enjoyed your evening and that we were able to make the celebration a memorable one. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, David Van Meerbeke General Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance, service. Very pricey, but that is to be expected. I had the dry-aged steak and it was absolutely mouth watering. I can’t wait to go back.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience3

Food was not very good. One colleague told the server his meal wasn’t very good and seemed undercooked and given the price especially (over $40 for his salad), one would have thought it would’ve been removed from the bill or some other compensation. Nothing was done. Would not recommend

Bourbon Steak - Four Seasons Washington DC
Responded on December 24, 2019

I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your valuable feedback in regards to your recent experience at Bourbon Steak Washington D.C. We strive to provide excellence in all aspects of the dining experience and will use this feedback as a way to grow and improve ourselves. This is certainly not the standard we hold ourselves too and will be sure to discuss this with our team. Thank you again, and I hope to hear from you soon. David Van Meerbeke General Manager

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D
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely good service, great food, the most impressive wine list ever with excellent consulting by the sommelier. Definitely on the very expensive side, but if you really want a great steak with great wine this is the place to go.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Underwhelmed with quality/taste of steak. The staff did offer to replace

DH
East Texas
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Came highly recommended by a trusted source. We all left disappointed. The steaks were nothing special. They were ok, but the flavor was lacking. As for the service, I don't know if it is just something with the area or the server, but took some coaxing to get drinks filled and as SOON as THEY thought we should be done, service stopped...completely. Based on our trip, the only reason to go there is to say you've been. If that is what you need to feel good, go for it. If you want good food and good service, look elsewhere.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Waiter barely tended to us. Left all used plates on the table throughout the course of the meal. Never brought us our ordered beverages and had an attitude the entire time.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience for our anniversary.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Service. The Smoked S’mores was out of the world!!!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Steak was just ok for the price. Mine was overcooked. Colleagues was undercooked. I expect more for a $500 lunch. Won’t be coming back. Bread was amazing though.

M
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing! The atmosphere is awesome! The people are kind and upbeat! The music is a vibe! We love this place!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food
Reservation was at 830 and they sat us at our table at 9
We had told them about the Birthday celebration 2 or 3 times, but they forgot

Bourbon Steak - Four Seasons Washington DC
Responded on December 24, 2019

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write a review for Bourbon Steak. I am sorry to hear that your evening was not up to our standard. Be assured that your feedback will be shared with our team so that we may learn and grow. Every visit to Bourbon Steak should be special, especially when celebrating a special occasion. We hope to see you again so that we may show you the true Bourbon Steak experience. David Van Meerbeke General Manager

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CD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Great steak.....but:
45’ minutes after the reservation time,
one hour to get the first appetizer and
another hour for our steak....
seems really to be too long

DG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food. Service wasn’t as good. But would certainly go back

OT
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was fantastic. We had the ribeye, scallops, tuna, and several sides — all great. Service was personal and first class in every way. This was our 2nd time at the Bourbon and we will make it a stop whenever we are in D.C.

JD
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Terrible. Way too loud, slow, food was ugly and most things uneditable!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Valet parking was horrible and expensive. If I want a good steak I can get a better experience at Ruth’s Chris, Morton’s, S&M. Service is slow, very dark environment.

KF
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. I went for my wedding anniversary with my husband and it was terrific. We got a perfect seat, a complimentary cake, and card. It is really pricey but it is worth it. Best food and service. Great bourbon selection. Amazing brussel sprouts. Cannot go wrong!

Bourbon Steak - Four Seasons Washington DC
Responded on December 5, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your recent experience at Bourbon Steak Washington DC. Hearing feedback like this reminds us of why we are in the hospitality industry. We hope to see you again soon. David Van Meerbeke General Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Overall a very fun evening. Attentive wait staff.

CB
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Thanks giving dinner away from home. Food was scrumptious and the location was great. The staff was friendly and warm. Will come back again when in DC.

Bourbon Steak - Four Seasons Washington DC
Responded on December 5, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about Bourbon Steak Washington DC. We hope you are in town again soon and can join us again. David Van Meerebek General Manager

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d
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The service was excellent but food was good, not great. Overall it was underwhelming, especially considering the price tag. I’m happy to spend for an A dining experience, but this isn’t something I am going to do again.

Bourbon Steak - Four Seasons Washington DC
Responded on December 5, 2019

I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your valuable feedback in regards to your recent experience at Bourbon Steak Washington D.C. We strive to provide excellence in all aspects of the dining experience and will use this feedback as a way to grow and improve ourselves. This is certainly not the standard we hold ourselves too and will be sure to discuss this with our team. Thank you again, I hope that you decide to join us again sometime. David Van Meerebeke General Manager

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