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About Bourbon Steak - Four Seasons Washington DC

Featuring contemporary American fare with a focus on seasonal ingredients, BOURBON STEAK offers all-natural, organic and hormone free cuts of beef and the freshest seafood available worldwide. Prior to grilling, all meats at BOURBON STEAK are first poached to mouthwatering tenderness-red meats in butter, lamb in olive oil and pork in bacon fat.

Keeping with the nation’s capital’s emphasis on power daytime dining, BOURBON STEAK is one of the first Michael Mina restaurants to serve lunch. Guests can anticipate new salad entrées accompanied by homemade, fresh from the oven bread, each specifically created to complement the salad it is paired with.

Rockwell Group of New York composed a design scheme which reflects the elegant informality of Mina’s modern American cuisine, while also paying tribute to the classical stature of the hotel. Natural materials and crafted accents surround the space, from seeded and rubbed glass, to stitched leather and wood.

2800 Pennsylvania Avenue
N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Dinner: Sunday through Friday 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturday 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Cross Street:
29th Street & M Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 944-2026

Website:
http://www.bourbonsteakdc.com/

Parking Details:
During lunch Bourbon Steak offers complimentary valet parking. For dinner we offer validated valet parking at a rate of $14. Limited street parking is also available.

Public Transit:
38B Metro Bus
Georgetown Metro Connection (blue bus system from Foggy Bottom to Rossyln Metro Stops)
Closest Metro stops: Foggy Bottom Metro (George Washington University) and Dupont Circle

Executive Chef:
Michael Mina

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Bourbon Steak can accommodate your party, large or small and can host special events for either lunch or dinner and is available to reserve in its entirety.

Private Dining

Acclaimed Chef Michael Mina brings a new steakhouse concept to Washington, D.C., celebrating a departure from the ordinary, featuring creative variations of classic steakhouse fare. Large party lunch menus from $55 per person and dinner menus from $95 per person.

Bourbon Steak - Four Seasons Washington DC Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.6

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4.4

value

3.8

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Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (39)
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Romantic (18)
Bar Seating (14)
Fun (12)
People Watching (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Cozy (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Authentic (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Scenic View (5)
Casual (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
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Sunday Lunch (2)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Incredible food and service. Highly recommended.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Great experience from the start (with friendly, pretty and professional hostess Toni) to the finish (for me, the All American Wagyu Burger - absolutely th best hamburger in all of Washington, D.C.)!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Superb steaks on offer! The staff are friendly and helpful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The steaks are good but not exceptional. The prices are intimidating. Suggest ordering a steak to share unless you have a gargantuan appetite. The sides are tasty - we like the brussels sprouts.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 7, 2017

The burger and duck fat fries with the cookies to go was amazing. The service was fantastic start to finish. It was an indulgent and memorable lunch.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Beautiful restaurant, fantastic food. High quality ingredients and impeccable service. Dinner menu is small and all About the steak. The truffle bread they bring out is heavenly. All Sides are big enough to share, it was too much food and we couldn't take leftovers with us. This is a pricey restaurant but you can see that before you go. Would
Definitely go again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

My wife and I decided to have a special date night in DC and go see a show. We had a good experience at Bourbon Steak in the past and decided to give them a repeat visit. The food was fantastic and frankly exceeded my expectations. We both got the 8oz filet and the steak was prepared perfectly with a fantastic flavor. The appetizers, bread, and dessert were also wonderful. It seems like every time we come here we are pleasantly surprised by something on their menu. On this most recent visit we got the Smoked S'mores dessert and really enjoyed the extra effort they made in the presentation. They clearly decided to do something fun and a little ridiculous to delight us and they succeeded. The service was also excellent and I feel like I rarely get the level of attention that they provide their guests. We went to a good show at the Kennedy Center and overall our date night was a standout success in no small part to the excellent meal we had a Bourbon Steak.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

I had an amazing birthday dining experience here!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Food was delicious and excellent service, they made our anniversary very special.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 4, 2017

This is my favorite steak house in DC area and have been countless times, however, my last meal was quite disappointing.

1) Not a fan of the updated menu - no more bone-in ribeye unless you want to spend $250+..
2) Ordered a dozen oysters and one was FOUL, where I immediately grabbed my napkin for 'disposal' of the oyster, as now i didn't care to eat a single other oyster and called the manager over to speak to.
3) Lastly, my off-the-bone ribeye (that I ordered rare) came out cold to the touch. I understand a rare steak isn't getting much time on the grill / over, but the steak wasn't even warm. I sent the steak back and they quickly got me new pieces, albeit my wife was done her meal by now.

Was in a sour mood from the bad luck at my favorite DC steakhouse so skipped desert. They took my steak off the bill that was appreciated and profusely apologized. I won't let one poor experience ruin a favorite location - so I'd say it was a one-off case and would certainly go back as I've absolutely loved all my other meals there over the past years. Fingers crossed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Absolutely incredible experience. Not cheap but worth every penny. Expect to drop at least $250 on a meal for 2, but you will taste the most exceptional foods and drinks during that time. And don't go if you're not very hungry! The restaurant earns every penny by bringing you extra starters and desserts that you are not charged additionally for.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Waitress, Britney, explained Chef's calibration of rareness and what we chose was perfect for us.
Everyone was appropriate and acted as though our dining there was making them happy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Fabulous experience and amazing food!

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Very good service. Fries are overrated. Apps and dessert were excellent. Entries and sides came out cold but were quickly rectified. Sides were terrific but steaks were only ok compared to some other high end places in DC.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 28, 2017

This was our first visit and it was an excellent experience. The decor, food, and service was awesome. The fries were a pleasant surprise with 3 different dipping sauces. The fresh baked bread was a treat. The steak was great and to finish it out with Baked Alaska. I will return on my next visit to DC.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Always great

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 27, 2017

In my opinion this is the best steakhouse in DC. Hands down between the service, quality of ingredients and preparation it wins hands down.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 26, 2017

I chose this restaurant to celebrate my sweetie's birthday because it was recommended by a fellow foodie and it did not disappoint. The service was impeccable, the decor was modern yet warm, and the food was excellent.

Appetizer: steak tartar and complimentary fries+dips
Main course: 3oz chuck wagyu and 12oz aged New York strip steak
Sides: Mac and cheese and Brussels sprouts
The spicy dip reminded me of my time in Belgium. What a pleasant surprise! The tartar was well balanced in both texture and flavor by the gelee, the potato, and the caviar. Delicious.
The wagyu was perfect with no sauce. The New York strip was seasoned all the way through, super tender, and cooked evenly. I would have both again.

The sides were good, but nothing special--warning for fellow Italians, the noodles don't come al dente.

The mini macaroons were amazing and so was the birthday ice cream. Overall, it was just what I hoped for: an intimate place to celebrate the sweetie's birthday where he could eat an amazing steak. Bourbon steak delivered.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 24, 2017

The whipped potatoes were the absolute best I've ever enjoyed.

My guest suffers from many severe food allergies; the staff was gracious and understanding, even providing us with complementary vegtables, specially prepared for my guest.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Natürlich hochwertiges Ambiente. Preislich höchste Kategorie, qualitativ eher ok'ish. Muss man wollen. Insgesamt Geschmackssache, keine klare Empfehlung!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Absolutely amazing! Bourbon was fabulous in every way. We went to celebrate my birthday and the food, the service, the ambiance, was top-notch! I highly recommend the smoked smores dessert, worth every bite! Our wait staff took such great care and they even made me feel super special on my special day right out the gate with a special bday card on the table waiting on me along with a yummy sorbet-type dessert that was covered in edible gold. Wow...just wow! Will definitely return!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 15, 2017

If you are looking for a place with good service and good ambience in a good location, this place is for you. If you are looking for a well-prepared quality piece of beef, look elsewhere. This restaurant does NOT know how to prepare steaks. You have been warned.

Appetizers: To start with, they brought out a complimentary French Fries trio dish. Although this is a nice gesture, and tasted really good, it is very easy to fill up on before the main course arrives. Bad idea. Would be better off if served with main course. Caesar salad was good, but because of the huge chunks of lettuce, it was not easy to enjoy.

Steaks: Ordered boneless Rib-eyes (14 oz Chef's selection Wagyu and 16 oz Grass-fed), medium. Steaks were cooked to desired doneness, but arrived at the table only slightly warm, not hot. As if the steaks had been resting for a long time before being brought over. Also, there was no sear on the outer layer of the steaks whatsoever, which severely affected the taste. Had a few bites before bringing this to the attention of our server and one of the managers, neither of whom seemed concerned. Requested to have the steaks sent back to the kitchen to be seared, but still came back without a proper sear, slightly more done and more dry. There is some sauce drizzled on the plate around the steak, which I frankly did not like the taste of. A good steak should be flavorful and delicious by itself; sauces should be optional.

Sides: Mashed potatoes were very good, soft, perfect side to a perfect steak- which they do NOT serve at this restaurant.

Overall, the service did not make up for the poorly-prepared steaks. Huge disappointment. Unless they figure out how to prepare a steak, I will not be back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Perfect meal start to finish.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Great steaks, great wine list, brought my son for his birthday. Will definitely go again

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Our waitress was fantastic. Her energy really made me enjoy my visit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Atmosphere was hotel dining room. Not what I expected.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Went here for our anniversary dinner. The service was impeccable. The food...well, wasn't. The meat board was bland, my filet mignon wasn't rare, and took a bit of work to cut. My husband's strip steak, ordered bloody and begging for its life, was cooked medium. The manager comped us dessert, as she saw we weren't enjoying our meal, but it was still a disappointment. The drink menu was impressive and tasty, so this might be a good place to go for drinks. Again, service = AMAZING. Food = not amazing.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 22, 2017

My daughter finished lacrosse camp

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 20, 2017

What an absolutely incredible experience. The food and service was phenomenal. Our waiter was very thoughtful and attentive.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The service was awesome. The steak was the best steak I've ever had and they gave us complimentary fries, bread, and dessert! Overall amazing!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Excellent food, perfectly prepared. Alert and pleasant service across every position except reception which was busy talking to each other. Steak preparation could not be better. Great desserts. Our early dinner was seated against a window but the room became so noisy we had trouble hearing each other on a four top. Food and wine expensive but worth it for a special occasion.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 8, 2017

The food was just "okay". Nothing to go back for at all. The customer service was wonderful and the atmosphere was perfect for the special occasion my guest and I were celebrating. We left very disappointed with the food.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 6, 2017

We went specifically for the Miyazaki A-5 Wagyu which is probably the best beef in the world and were not disappointed with the manner in which it was cooked. Medium rare precise as we requested. Service impeccable, staff knowledgeable and professional, interior beautiful and spotless. As expected, price reflects both the quality of ingredients and the service; but price is appropriate for such levels. No complaints about that. The talking noise level is high for my personal experiences, but this is a regional difference, so expect it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 4, 2017

We have dined at Bourbon Steak for our anniversary for the past couple of years and we were disappointed this time. The halibut was very dry and had to be redone. The broccoli side dish came out Kate and was undercooked. The steak was good but on the rare side. I asked to take the leftover steak home but they forgot to put it in our take home bag. This is a very expensive restaurant with great service but the food needs to be perfect for the value. We probably will go to BLT Steak next time.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Bourbon Steakhouse is on top of my Favorite List of Restaurants. I've been here many times and they consistently give good service, excellent food, great wine list and I truly my money's worth. I highly recommended this place to my friends, colleagues and family.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Casual, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Amazing all around!! Excellent service and delicious food.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on June 3, 2017

First time at a Michael Mina restaurant. Lots of steak choices in DC but went with Bourbon based on reviews and location as well as a review of the menu. The three types of duck-fat fries brought after seating is a nice touch, as well as the truffle rolls. Menu is top notch for beef and sides. I believe appetizers could do some work, we tried the avocado salad, was good but not great. Service was solid, staff knows the menu and are quality service staff. Wasn't overly busy but we did have to wait for a while at various times for drinks or attention. Overall, nice restaurant, nice location, good food.

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 30, 2017

We were celebrating our anniversary and the team at Bourbon Steak made it extra special. Great food and service from the whole team but especially from Talon, our server. We couldn't have had a better meal or anniversary dinner. Great place for a special occasion.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 28, 2017

I was extremely please with my dinner at Bourbon Steak. Quinn (our server) was affable and very knowledgeable of the menu and wine selection. I wish I could eat there every night! Fantastic all around!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Excellent, excellent, excellent!! From the service, to the food to the drinks, everything was excellent! I took my fiancé there for her birthday and we both were very impressed. I let them know when I called to make the reservation that it was birthday celebration and they had a birthday card on the table when we arrived and brought a free desert at the end of our meal. The service from the wait staff was impeccable. This is a very top class restaurant and one that I highly recommend.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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