Perfect For:Classic EstablishmentImpressing Out Of Towners
The Monocle, which has been serving the city since the '60s, is the perfect place to eavesdrop on lobbyists and gush over congresspeople while eating some of the best steaks you’ll get in DC. The yellow-and-green building sits damn near on the Capitol grounds, which makes it a great place for lunch or dinner after you’ve taken a tour or demanded an audience with your senators. It’s a fun mix of old and new, like the throwback cash registers sitting next to a tablet playing smooth jazz. And while you don’t need to dress to the nines, skip the sweats if you want to blend in with the Hill crowd.
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