Bourbon Steak (Washington, D.C.)

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You ever have a taste for a burger?  No.  Not McDonalds or Wendy’s, although those places got me through hungry nights in my college years.  I’m talking about a place that takes pride in its food, and will give your favorite burger place a run for its money. Bourbon Steak is mostly known for its meat and “We have to be married before we go on a date here” prices, but over-looked is their lunch menu.  You ever been to a place like that?  One of those, “I have to dip into my 401-k to eat here” place.  The thing about those restaurants is that you’ll never know if the experience you’re expecting will be good.  Maybe you’re secretly holding it to a higher standard because of the prices, or maybe you’re fooling yourself by saying it’s good because you literally paid an arm and leg for what you’ve eaten.


The restaurant is located in the Four Seasons hotel off of Pennsylvania, Avenue in Georgetown, D.C.  If you’re going to “ball-out” then you might as well do some shopping around the area while you’re at it.  The interior of this restaurant is…. Wait, do I really have to give a description of how the interior looks?  It’s in the Four Seasons for goodness sake!


During my visit two burgers that sounded amazing so I figured I’d give them a try. An All American Wagyu Burger  with Onion Rings and The Lamb Burger were the choices of the day.  The Wagyu Burger consisted of lettuce, tomato, onion, american cheese, and bacon.  This burger was pretty good considering it was “neat”.  I prefer my burgers to be all over the place and sloppy when I bite into it, but this is a classy place, so the way the burger it set up I doubt they want you embarrassing yourself.  The burger was flavorful, juicy, and lean.  It wasn’t anything to boast or brag over, but it accomplished the job.  The onion rings were some of the biggest you’ll see.  Maybe even too big for your eyes.  But that’s okay though, right?  Because “mama aint raise no b****”!


The next burger that was ordered Berbere-Spiced Lamb Burger.  It consisted of Onion and Tomato Chutney, Tzatziki Sauce, and Feta.  Have you ever had a “hee-ro”?  (Gyro)  Imagine eating that in the form of a burger.  Un-fucking-believable.  The burger was spiced, seasoned well, juicy, and could make you want another.  The sauce that was on the burger through it over the top.  The feta cheese went well with the Onion and Tomato Chutney and even though the burger was ordered well-done, it was still juicy.  Usually you expect something that’s well-done to be dry and lacking flavor or tasting like the grill, but the way this burger tasted, made me think I should order a lamb burger well-done from now on.


Overall, this restaurant is a go-to if you have no other choices in the area.  It’s a pretty pricey place, but worth it.  I did see some salads that others had ordered and if I ever made it back to this place, I’m definitely going to try one of their steak salads.  If you decide to go, let me know how your experience is.  You may want to hold off until dinner time though if you’re going to spend your retirement money here.


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