Bourbon Steak - Four Seasons Washington DC

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BOURBON STEAK is a classic American steakhouse offering seasonal, regional fare with Michael Mina’s modern twist. Our Executive Chef 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 tabled side on its beverage cart.

Signature dishes include Dry Aged Tomahawk Rib Eye, Miyazaki Wagyu NY Strip, Michael’s Maine 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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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Bourbon Steak is offering a Prixe Fixe 3 Course Easter Brunch for $115 per person. Guest can choose from an Appetizer, Entree, and Dessert. Adults can join the Easter Festivities by participating in the Adult Only "Cocktail Hunt" after their meal. Please call with further questions.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food. Good service (although it can be hit or miss depending on how busy they are). Great ambiance. I really enjoy this restaurant for drinks / appetizers and I love the bar area. However, as someone who typically has no qualms about spending money on great food experiences, I think it is a bit overpriced. While almost every dish I’ve had there has been delicious, none of the dishes are particularly unique or creative. This is pure, classical fine dining, but everything that they do they do well. My personal favorite is the lobster mac and cheese, which is incredibly rich in flavor.

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Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food/beverages, service, and quality. Lively environment with incredibly attentive staff. The quality of the steak and seafood is absolutely excellent. Standouts were the duck fat fries, classic wedge, Darlington Downs Wagyu steak, truffle macaroni and cheese with lobster, and white asparagus. The new coctail menu for spring is absolutely excellent. Wine list is top-notch. Highly recommend! One of my favorite restaurants in Washington DC.

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ES
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent steaks and imaginative food in an elegant atmosphere

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JB
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the bar!! Had an awesome time with the bartenders! We will be back!

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for a great evening. I took clients out to dinner to celebrate the purchase of their new home.

And look forward to the DC Wise event June 5th !

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L
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The team at Bourbon Steak was fantastic and treated us wonderfully! The cocktails were amazing, the food was incredible, and the wait staff were uniformly gracious, warm, and professional. They made our special occasion meal a truly memorable experience and I can’t wait to return!

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NY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

My dry aged steak was terrible. Service was a bit slow. We had to wait 45 minutes for our reserved table, on our anniversary. Bad experience for us overall.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jeanine was very good at recommendations and taking care of our table. Would recommend her to others. She also had a smile and enthusiasm even when busy.

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B
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my daughter's birthday. We had a sensational time and I will forever remember the expression on her face when the waiter brought her cake out to her. Exceptional service from the check-in to the end. What a marvelous night! Thank you

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SH
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for our 27th anniversary. Best choice ever. The service, food and ambiance was amazing. Yes it is pricey, but it was worth every penny spent.

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New York Area
240 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I don’t know where to start. So, the booth was great. Waitress was enthusiastic but not attentive. It was an hour and 15 minutes to main course! To apologize the chef sent scallops when the waitress knew I had and allergy...
They were out of the lobster pot pie at 8 pm?? The caviar app was inventive and setter crab cake excellent the steak for two was no way 48oz and we did not get to order dessert the waitress never came back. Overall very expansive and did not Wow as it should have.

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UG
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal as always. One of my favorite steakhouses anywhere! Excellent service from all of the staff. The sommelier is top notch and have always enjoyed his wine suggestions. Can’t wait to go back next time we are in DC.

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r
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been many times and it is as good as ever.

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B
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

After two hours, we finally got our meals. Two of our party had to leave without eating...terrible experience.

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T
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I missed the old Bloody Mary. It was aesthetically memorable as well as delicious

And the tuna tartare was overwhelmed by garlic and missing the deliciousness of more prominent soy/sesame.

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r
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing. It is not a restaurant that I would attend everyday because of the price, but it was a very memorable experience.

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GF
Miami
83 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mike. Basheer, and Marcel. Wow what an amazing wrap up. My food was terrific from the octopus to my 35 days aged bone in strips. And my girl fillet was superb.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a definitely spot to enjoy the evening

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CF
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a reservation on Saturday March 23rd at 815pm. This was my first time at the restaurant and it was an amazing experienced. Our server and our sommelier did an amazing job. I will definitely come back in the future and I will make sure to recommend it to friends and family that will pass through the DC area. Great customer service by all your team members! Thank you very much.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Steaks were good but marginally overpriced even for DC standards There are bette steaks to be had at marginally lower prices

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DD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!!! Milian delivered wonderful service! Do yourself a favor, order the caviar parfait! The duck fat fries are excellent as well.

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s
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I frequent the Bourbon Steak in Aventura, FL. It’s a favorite of mine. Although the food was good, the price of wines by the glass was outrageous— some were $99/ glass. The inexpensive wine was $25/glass.

The noise level is very high. The hostess who seated us was wearing so much perfume that the smell lingered for more than an hour at the table.

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T
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I’d recommend with reservations. The service was excellent, the food was hit and miss. $60 brick chicken with truffled raviolini was awesome raviolini and dry chicken... for $60, the chicken should really be stellar. Generally overpriced, and good ambiance despite that there are hookers hanging out at the bar area obviously looking for clientele, classic Georgetown. It’s fine for overpriced business dinners, I’d never come for a personal dinner

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I've had in a long time! Everyone was very attentive & friendly. The food & service were excellent.

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TM
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was subpar and the wait time to be served on a Tuesday evening when the restaurant was not busy was ridiculous. I was not impressed and will not be back.

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CS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Usually fine restaurants are good on quality but not quantity. Bourbon steakhouse excelled in both categories.

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F
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

The service was phenomenal and the food was great for the most part. The only thing I have regrets about was asking if they had rice, which was not on the menu. I usually have my steak with rice so I thought it wouldn’t hurt to ask. The waitress said it shouldn’t be a problem but I said if they didn’t have any then don’t worry about it. They were able to provide rice way, however the rice tasted chemically. I’m not sure if it was one of the microwaveable ones but it sure didn’t taste fresh which I was expecting from this type of dining experience. I would have rather they said they didn’t have any then provide something inedible. I felt bad to say anything after they went out of their way for it, however you could clearly tell that I didn’t touch it yet wasn’t asked if it was okay.

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FD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here many times and they remember me. These folks are professionals and know how to turn a visit into a great time. I have been coming here for a decade... I will be back next time I am in DC.

The venue is beautiful and very classy.

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FS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality food, great service, and lovely ambiance. I had an issue with cleanliness of the table and the booth. I was hosting VIPs and requested a table which was not met.

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Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Although a favorite, not just in DC but also related restaurants in Nashville and Las Vegas, this last experience was decidedly not up to par. Although the ambience and quality of food remain outstanding, the service was nowhere near their standard or what to expect from such a venue.

We had made our reservation more than one month in advance for a birthday celebration dinner for our firm’s largest and most important client. This was the seventh year in a row in which we have chosen Bourbon Steak to mark this occasion (all of which we had advised the restaurant). We were seated promptly and there was a birthday card on the table. Unfortunately, those were the highlights of our service experience.

Once seated, it was more than 10 minutes before we were able to place a drink order and then only after getting the attention of one of the staff members to inquire about placing an order. The drinks came out in a haphazard fashion and at different times. While enjoying the drinks, we reviewed the menus. We made our selections and put the menus to the side but, again, there was no attention paid and we were done with our drinks before anyone returned to check on us.

We placed our order and the appetizer (shellfish tower) and salads were delicious. Unfortunately, the spacing / timing were a little awkward and the table wasn’t fully cleared before the entrees arrived. Although most of the entrees arrived, it turns out that one (for the President of the company) was never put in so that entree never arrived. By the time we could grab someone’s attention and they came to check on us, everyone else was more than 1/2 way through their meals.

As mentioned the quality of food was outstanding (the complimentary duck-fat fries and rolls alone are worth a visit) but the overall experience was lacking. We will likely return because everyplace has an off-night but if this is any indication of the new normal, it will be a sad day and Bourbon Steak will be off the list.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service and food was excellent as usual. This is a favorite of ours for a special occasion or just a night out.

The 48oz wagyu ribeye was cooked perfectly and beautifully marbled. The winter cocktail list had an excellent selection of drinks that were too sweet like many cocktail lists these days. We were disappointed that the small seafood platter is now gone from the menu. The larger one is too much for 2. Lastly, the one thing we noticed had changed was the tuna tartare. It’s now table side prep which was a nice touch but it was under seasoned, possibly due to rushing it table side.

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RB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience everytime...

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday celebration

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D
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Somm was very helpful and knowledgeable but team should coordinate with runners and kitchen to make sure guests’ wine arrives before their food. I had to flag down someone to request our wine (that we ordered at beginning of the meal... specifically for the steak) be opened and poured AFTER our steak hit the table. Do we wait for the steak to get cold or eat it with our water? I know it is picking nits but at this price point, these are things restaurants have to get right.

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AC
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall a very good experience. The staff was very professional and most accommodating .
The food was very good with a few comments: Ordered the Artic Char with no notice as to the desired temp even though this fish is similar to Salmon and a better substitute to farm-raised Salmon I would have preferred to be notified of the med. temp. which is a little too pink for my taste. Fish was re-fired quickly. The black truffle rolls were not a pleasant experience and I noticed a few tables not taking more than one bite. Chef complements were very nice but I had ordered a baked potato, which was excellent, so I was not able to have more than a few of the French fries trio offered. I would suggest an alternative offering to those who may order a potato side. The sorbet dessert was very good but a better presentation & portion than two small plates with a spoonful on each is suggested. A full size home made biscotti or choc. chip cookie would be a welcomed addition to this dessert. A pleasant meal but not memorable and the excellent staff make it worth a future visit.

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could not be happier with my last trip to Bourbon Steak. Great wine list and don’t be shy to put your trust in Chris Coker, you will be rewarded. The Macphail Pinot Noir Chris recommended was fantastic and not a wine my wife and I were familiar with. Beyond the steaks, make sure to order the truffle Mac-and-Cheese.

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New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Given price point for your steaks, this is not the best in the city. Not bad but overpriced certainly.

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AG
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great food, amazing service. Perfect, is the only word that can describe the experience at Bourbon Steak.

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J
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Too expensive, food is greasy and too salty, wireless European credit card machines they use to charge at the table made the whole experience even more worse. And for a birthday cake they brought a mini (1”) chocolate tart. Crazy ....

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NS
Atlanta
47 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

This was a special occasion dinner. Our table wasn’t ready and we had to wait and order drinks at the over crowded bar, we carried our own drinks to the table. The seating was wrong, a table next to windows by the kitchen it was freeing air and loud. We requested to move. I was shocked for the amount of money this place charges how many things went wrong with the food. It was crowded but for Saturday dinner service I expect better. The tuna tartar was overly coated in sesame oil, we could not taste the spices that were added so we had to ask for a pallet cleanser. The steak my partner ordered came out rare it was requested to be cooked medium. It was purple and cold. Mine was cooked as requested but since their came out wrong it screwed up the entire dinner. As a result I ate my dinner cold while I waited for my partner’s food to be prepared as ordered. I asked for the manager, they offered to keep my dinner warm but this would then over cook the steak. They did refresh the side dishes we ordered since they took away their plate, however what is a $15 side dish when you order a $90 piece of steak. They gave us sorbet and slightly burned cookies for desert as a gesture. Another odd moment of the evening I went to the rest room and when I was coming back from the lobby to go to my table a waiter asked me where I was going in a tone that did not make me feel welcome. I was in a cardigan and dress that fully covered me. I mentioned this to our waiter who apologized. I am so disappointed we waited a year to come here and celebrate but for over $500 dinner and drinks wow is it overrated. The only saving grace was when the steak was cooked as ordered it came out delicious.

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