Fun fact: Beefsteak’s trademark was initially rejected by the USPTO because the meaty name was deemed “deceptively misdescriptive” for a place that serves a beet burger. Beefsteak seems to have come out on top, because it kept the name, and expanded to several more locations, including Foggy Bottom, all of which have big bowls of grains and steamed veggies. If you are craving something besides plants (or if you’re an indignant trademark attorney), Beefsteak does have chicken sausage, eggs, and salmon.
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Froggy Bottom Pub
Froggy Bottom is a mix of Vietnamese and bar food, and it’s surprisingly great for some low-key pho.
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Rose’s Luxury is one of DC’s best restaurants, according to pretty much everyone. Get ready to get in line.
A classic that can be used for dates or heavy drinking. Maybe even at the same time. The food’s great too.
A casual spot by day, and a proper restaurant by night, hit The Partisan in Penn Quarter if you really enjoy meat.
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Bobby’s Burger Palace
For burgers in Foggy Bottom, we like Bobby’s. It works for a casual weeknight dinner or a Sunday-morning hangover cure.
Stoney’s On L
Stoney’s in Foggy Bottom has a good patio, a solid happy hour, and plenty of TV’s to watch the game on.
Swizzler Gourmet Hotdogs
Swizzler is a gourmet hot dog truck (you have options like pesto and mozzarella) that you can find around GW, Georgetown, and Northwest DC.
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