Dinner at J&G Steakhouse

14 oz. 6 peppercorn steak
My day in Washington DC started with a trip to the museum, lunch at Central, drinks at POV and ended with dinner at J&G Steakhouse located at W Hotel.

J&G refers to popular French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. This restaurant combines some of the favorite dishes from his other restaurants in New York as well as simply cooked steak and other grilled items.
J&G Steakhouse

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I loved this sign on the host’s desk at the entrance.
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This is my cousin Sharon with her friend Carmela another foodie who knows all the best places to eat in DC.
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me and cousin La

Ladies and gentlemen meet the best calamari in the whole wide world. And that’s no exaggeration.The calamari was the crispiest and softest ever. The batter was impossibly light and coated the squid with a delicate and crisp layer. The yuzu (Japanese citrus fruit) dip was just perfect with it.
crispy calamari
crispy calamari, pickled chilis, yuzu dip $13

Carmela ordered this gorgeous and generous salad. She was half full after eating it.
baby iceberg salad w/ blue cheese dressing
baby iceberg salad, crispy bacon, blue cheese dressing $14

She followed the salad with a lean six peppercorn steak. I tried a bite and found it a bit dry.
14 oz. 6 peppercorn steak
14 oz. six peppercorn prime NY steak $46

Sha ordered fries for all of us to share. It wasn’t anything special. Just expensive for $10!
french fries
french fries $10

Sha is the carnivore among us cousin and she proved it by ordering the wagyu sirloin. It was a good choice. It was tender and juicier than Carmela’s peppercorn steak.
10 oz. Snake River Farm wagyu sirloin
10 oz. Snake River Farm Wagyu sirloin $49

Sha chose a bernaise sauce to go with her steak.
bernaise sauce
bernaise sauce

La and I ordered the pre-theater menu which had a starter, entree & dessert for $35 and was available from 5:00-6:30 pm only. We ordered all the choices so we could share and try it all.

I was actually still full from lunch so I chose the lighter options. It was my first time to try a savory watermelon salad and I must say I loved it! The tangy goat cheese complemented the sweet and refreshing watermelon.
watermelon & goat cheese
watermelon & goat cheese, cracked white pepper & olive oil

I really loved my halibut. It was cooked to perfection. The Asian inspired chili bean sauce provided ooomph to the plainly seasoned fish.
seared halibut
seared halibut, scallion-chili sauce, basil & celery

La chose the sweat pea soup to start with. My first taste reminded of the wheat grass juice that I drink everyday. It tasted so green. But after a while the flavor mellowed on my tongue and I appreciated the complex flavors. The soup was topped with a delicious Parmesan foam.
sweet pea soup
sweet pea soup, Parmesan

La’s main course was a small serving of filet mignon. It wasn’t as good as Sha’s wagyu sirloin.
6 oz. petite filet mignon
6 oz. petit filet mignon

For my dessert, I chose the sweet, sweet strawberries with yummy meringue and topped with a scoop of sour cream-poppy seed sorbet that was tangy and creamy. My dessert was the perfect end to my meal.
strawberries, sour cream-poppy seed sorbet,
strawberries, sour cream-poppy seed sorbet

The ice cream and sorbet were delicious except for one flavor we couldn’t identify. It had a unique and peculiar flavor.
ice cream
ice cream and sorbet

Sha and Carmela shared a grand marnier souffle. They said it was good. I loved the mandarin sorbet much, much more.
Grand Marnier souffle w/ mandarin sorbet
grand marnier souffle w/ mandarin sorbet $9

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dessert wipe out!

Thanks for dinner Sha! It was the perfect end to a perfect day. I didn’t even feel tired with all the walking I did but my tummy definitely needed a break after a whole day of rich food.
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When we arrived at W hotel the lobby was a lobby. When we left the lobby was transformed into a bar complete with a dj and music.
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J&G Steakhouse menu
pre-theater menu, tasting menu
simply raw, soups & salads, appetizers
entrees, from the grill, sides, sauces
desserts

J&G Steakhouse
515 15th Street Northwest
Washington D.C., DC 20004
telephone: (202) 661-2440

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