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Medium Rare is simply one of the best steakhouses in D.C. They dare to do things differently than other steak houses- rather than serenading you with a tranquil musical backdrop, they instead opt for a breathy, passionate French male speaking sultry pickup lines as you enjoy their delicious culinary creations. They also serve just one entrée alongside their steaks- thin slices of deep fried potatoes, the creation of the original founder’s wife. This lack of side-options might come across as blandly offensive to some people, but it just goes to show how confident Medium Rare is in the sanctity of their steak and potato combo. Best of all, their prices are great for the superior level of quality that they offer, making Medium Rare the perfect dine-in venue for business lunches and dates.

3500 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

Build your own burger at Ripple — this restaurant serves all-American food. No need to miss out on Ripple just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has tons of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Ripple is great for a large crowd and offers a private room for parties, celebrations or other merry gatherings.

Keep it casual at Ripple — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly.

Street parking is available, or, on busy nights, a nearby lot is another option for drivers.

A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.

3417 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

Stone's Throw Restaurant and Bar serves American-style cuisine in the middle of Washington's Woodley Park district. Plan to indulge a bit at Stone's Throw Restaurant and Bar, though, because they don't offer any low-fat fare. Stone's Throw Restaurant and Bar's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.

Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Stone's Throw Restaurant and Bar is come-as-you-are.

If you're too tired to drive, public transportation will also suffice; right around the corner is a stop at Woodley Park-Zoo Metro (Red). Ample parking is available in the area.

Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet. The menu at Stone's Throw Restaurant and Bar includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner — stop by for your favorite meal.

2660 Woodley Road Northwest
Washington,
DC
US

As a lawyer, Elizabeth Banker traveled the world for work. But when she wasn?t swarmed with depositions, she would head to local wineries to sip artfully aged vintages and dream about which one she would choose for her own restaurant?if she had one.

That dream restaurant became a reality in August 2012 when Banker opened Slate Wine Bar + Bistro, a cozy Glover Park spot with what Thrillist calls a ?French bistro vibe." Patrons can pull up a stool to the reclaimed-wood bar, or sit at white-clothed tables. Art made from vintage corkscrews decorates the exposed-brick walls.

The Wine List in Three Words

Conscientious Adventurous Extensive
The bistro exclusively stocks wines from small-production wineries that embrace sustainable practices. The staff delights in introducing patrons to lesser-known producers and varietals whenever possible. The temperature-controlled cellar can include as many as 100 wines, including rare bottles from underrepresented French wine regions.

The Menu at a Glance

Grass-fed meats and local seafood headline seasonal menus on the bistro side of Slate. Chefs imbue each dish with international flair: scallops come with truffle-oil tinged risotto, duck breast spring rolls with chili-soy dipping sauce, and ahi tuna poke with crispy wonton chips.

Given the bistro's emphasis on wine, it should be no surprise that each dish is designed to pair well with numerous selections from the drink menu. Staff members stand ready to offer guidance, gladly helping tables choose the ideal bottle to accompany their meals.

2404 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

Mintwood Place offers an edgier take on traditional American fare. Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Mintwood Place, though, so plan to indulge a bit. Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Mintwood Place. Canines of all kinds are also welcome at dog-friendly Mintwood Place.

Throwing a big party? Count on Mintwood Place to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.

Those driving to Mintwood Place can choose to find street parking or leave their vehicle in the nearby lot.

Mintwood Place is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30.

1813 Columbia Rd NW
Washington,
DC
US

You won't be disappointed at Washington's Bossa, where well-prepared eats and delicious drinks rule the menu. Vegans can also enjoy the food at Bossa since they offer a number of animal product-free items. Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here. At Bossa, easily plan a night out with family, friends, coworkers and more — large parties are always welcome, and a private room is available for use. Make those early evening hours happy ones and swing by for some discounted food and drink deals after work. On warmer days, you can take advantage of Bossa's al fresco patio seating. Amp up your evening with some music — live bands or a DJ often perform here. There's often a DJ spinning as well, and patrons are encouraged to step out on the dance floor. Noisy crowds plus raging music creates a very loud environment at this restaurant.

If your Friday or Saturday night plans include a trip to the restaurant, it's best to reserve a table before heading over. Folks tend to dress down at Bossa, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the restaurant. Can't get enough of Bossa's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.

Bossa patrons can pull into a space on the street when searching for parking at the 18th St NW location.

Menu items at Bossa tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here.

2463 18th St NW
Washington,
DC
US