Bourbon Steak - Four Seasons Washington DC

4.7
3004 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
To inquire about reserving a Winter Bubble, Please call: 202-944-2026.

BOURBON STEAK by Michael Mina offers guests an innovative American steakhouse and timeless dining experience with a twist. Our culinary team prepares pristine cuts of American and Japanese beef. Using Michael Mina’s signature process, the meat is slow-poached then cooked over a seasoned wood-fired grill to a mouthwatering finish. The bar at BOURBON STEAK features an extensive list of 20th century cocktails made to order, along with an extensive wine and spirits list. Additionally, the restaurant has a cultivated collection of small batch bourbons and whiskies it pours table side on its beverage cart.

Signature dishes include Mishima Reserve American Wagyu Ribeye, Japanese A5 Wagyu, American Wagyu Filet Mignon and a trio of duck fat French fries for every table. In the bar do not miss specialty drinks such as The Potomac, a variation of the classic dirty martini prepared with a house-made wh

Experiences

  • Valentines Day A la Carte

    Feb 12 - Feb 14, 2021

    At BOURBON STEAK we're celebrating Valentines all weekend long! Enjoy our à la carte menu with some added Valentines Day dishes. These specially curated dishes are sure to help you celebrate with that special someone in your life.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3004 people are saying
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vip313dine
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Glad to dining indoors again! Well spaced and low capacity in place. Clean safe well maintained. The food was delicious. Portions just right! Service absolutely the best. Waygu not incredible probably regular beef would be just as good and abit more economical. Luxury has its cost and this is still worth it.

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vipvwconvdc
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific as always. Such attention to detail and safety. Could not recommend more.

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dentalhealthisimportantT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and 5 star service. I highly recommend it.

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vipfoodie
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and every part of the meal was delicious and fantastic. Sitting outside in the middle of January was better than expected. The table was well distanced, had a heater nearby, and the server even provided blankets. We felt extremely safe.

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vipAlex
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

REALLY impressed with how they are handling seating during COVID; "outside" but still warm and incredibly safe. There were some menu limitations (no asparagus, e.g.), but understandable-- the kitchen was willing to work with the customers on their requests. Service was excelente, the food was exquisite. One felt a sense of normalcy in these crazy times.

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vipMiaK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Milan was so thoughtful and dinner was delectable, as usual. Also very comforted by their systems of keeping everyone safe without diluting the Four Seasons experience.

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202Proud
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit to Bourbon Steak this weekend was wonderful. The service and food were superb as always. We had a small party of four and felt comfortable sitting in their outdoor space for a late-night dinner. The restaurant did the best they could amidst absurd regulations on the restaurant industry in DC that have strangled the dining experience. Very few places can afford to operate amidst the new regulations and those that do have to seat guests outside in the dead of winter. Bourbon Steak is lucky to have the hotel space accommodate alternative seating plans. Still, it was so sad to see how few patrons they could seat while the DC mayor and her cronies enjoy uninterrupted payroll.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebramos nuestro Aniversario

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We came here to celebrate my birthday and we were overall very pleased. They had temperature checks upon arrival, were quick to seat us, and it was definitely not overcrowded.

Recommend foregoing their cocktails, the manhattan they served was not good based on the value, but the bottle of wine we ordered was fantastic.

They bring out complimentary French fries and sauces, along with fresh baked bread in skillets, so it’s easy fill up before you even get your main. I recommend skipping salads, and just sharing an app... we were so stuffed we couldn’t even finish the entrees.

Lastly if it is your birthday or if you’re celebrating a special occasion then they bring you out a little chocolate coconut bar which is a nice way to end the meal without being overly full.

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LaurinW
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We ate at Bourbon Steak for Christmas dinner, reserving one of the igloos. While the food was good and food service was good, it was incredibly cold. There are space heaters in the igloos, but they hardly let out any heat so I would recommend dressing in the same manner you would to be outside. It's a $250 fee to use the igloo so I'd highly recommend considering if this fee is worth it based on the weather and lack of accommodations to make the igloo comfortable.

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luv2dine
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we had to dine outdoors, which we anticipated. What we did not anticipate, however, was for the restaurant to not provide adequate heat lamps for its guests. The wind alone caused them to pass out blankets to their patrons, which did not suffice. One would have thought the service would be swift, given the frigid temperature, it was not. Bourbon Steak was successful in ensuring my family’s dining experience will certainly be forever etched in our memory.

Bourbon Steak - Four Seasons Washington DC
Responded on January 1, 2021

Hello, I'm sincerely sorry that you did not enjoy your experience with us. I hope to have the opportunity to make it up to you and your family. If so, please contact me directly for a reservation. Kind regards, Jose C Gonzalez Bourbon Steak | General Manager Jose.Gonzalez@fourseasons

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

We booked a “bubble” for the Christmas Eve dinner, and made a specific booking for dinner. When we arrived, we were taken to a bubble without electricity or a dining table. Upon asking, the waiter stated they didn’t know we would like to have dinner! He further stated all other bubbles were reserved - this turned out to be a lie. After 10+ minutes waiting in the darkness, they took us to another bubble with electricity, but still without a dining table. Dinner food was good as always. Then the bubble lost power half way through so we ate in darkness. At the time of making payment, there was no apology and no offer of a discount. I made no such request because it was holiday and frankly I feel bad for all such establishments suffering from COVIS. But any other other 5-star hotel would have offered either or both. Valet was smooth and pleasant.

Bourbon Steak - Four Seasons Washington DC
Responded on January 1, 2021

Hello, I'm sincerely sorry that you had a poor experience in our bubble. I do appreciate the feedback and will be looking into all of the issues that you mentioned. I realize that I will never be able to fully make up for time with the family on a holiday but I hope to have the opportunity to host you again in Bourbon Steak. If so, please make a reservation directly with me. Kind regards, Jose C Gonzalez Bourbon Steak | General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Meal was OK. But this place is stale and needs a total makeover. We felt like we were taken back to the 1990s with how I inviting the decor and inside were. For a restaurant at the four seasons, you should be ashamed of yourself. Ahi tuna tartar was not very good. It was not creative at all. Think of toast you spent $0.99 on and put it on a platter with a few tablespoons of chopped up fish that didn’t seem too fresh. The complementary fries were nice. Cocktails were nice. I don’t plan on returning though.

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Christian
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was outstanding. I also liked the complimentary fries and bread.

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MsHaynes
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!

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vipKimF
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything about this place, including the friendly attitude of the valet personnel, to the host stand staff, our server, the sommelier and the manager. The food was nearly without comparison and it was a perfect evening there

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johnnyb
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

graduation celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing. I was disappointed that they were out of the pear panna cotta, but they made up for it. I will return to this restaurant again.

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Henny
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and environment was excellent it was a very nice treat and we enjoyed it very much

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our daughter’s 17 birthday and we had a fantastic evening and everything was perfect and first rate the entire evening. Our waitress was outstanding and had impeccable timing and her helpers were on top of things the entire evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Just catching up with old friend! My first time dining, however my friend is a frequent diner who raves about the place. Duck fat fries were outstanding! After much careful consideration & questions to our server. We settled on the Hot Miso buttered Shellfish platter. This is a MUST have! The seafood was perfectly cooked! The shrimp were amazing! Seasoned perfectly and the extra butter & grilled lemon definitely complimented the dish. We both tried the Hot Buttered rum cocktail, which was spicy but sweet. For entrees, the ribeye, cooked to perfectly to medium. I originally had my mind set on the Lobster Pot Pie, since it is a speciality, however the waitress stated it was “difficult to eat”, I asked her to explain but she couldn’t really expand. I can’t imagine how a pot pie could be difficult to eat 🤔. Anywhoo, I went with the potato crusted halibut in a lobster sauce. The halibut was cooked well & the sauce was delicate enough to compliment the fish. I do feel our server could’ve been a little more attentive after our food arrived. Also, in offering to pack our leftovers to go, she didn’t pack everything on my plate, which was disappointing. Overall, great experience. Food was amazing!

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BigAd4444
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in DC. Prove me wrong.

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Lala
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent ribeye for him and average cauliflower steak for me (yes, I'm a vegetarian at a steak house!). It was too busy though, and we didn't feel that we were taken care of as well as you should be for those prices...

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JulieG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Went to Bourbon Steak for my son's 21st birthday.  The hotel is gorgeous, but the restaurant was very understated.  The meal was very expensive and was good, but not great.  They knew it was my son's 21st, but barely acknowledged until I said something.  Waiter was ok.  Service just ok.  It took a long time to refill water and he didn't check in much.  For dessert, they treated him to a two bite mini cake that wasn't that great; he didn't even finish it.  Overall, for that price, they could have given him a nicer dessert.  It just didn't wow any of us at all.  Disappointed for that price.

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vipAmyJ
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The restaurant was alittle dark, wish the lights were alittle brighter.

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geedubya
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Food, service, everything was awesome. Highlights included the bone marrow, oysters, and the sides. They’ve always had the best steak in town so no surprise there.

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vipAnyaR
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been. Wanted to go out before another shut down. The hostesses were dressed in uniforms with a classy feel to them. I really enjoyed myself. When we open back up I can’t wait to sit at the bar again

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vipAmberA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Our experience was just okay. I wanted to be a little bit more wowed for the price you pay, so that’s disappointing. While the food was good, our waiter didn’t ask how our main meal was, no water refills, and It took way to long for us to get our check!! Taking over 20 minutes at 10pm to bring a check is ridiculous! It was not crowded because of COVID. If it were, our waiter should have apologized. Such high hopes and so much money spent on just an ok experience. Won’t be going back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review