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“AWESOME food - worth the wait” 5 of 5 stars
Review of J&G Steakhouse - CLOSED

J&G Steakhouse
515 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (National Mall)
(202) 661-2440
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Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: National Mall
Cross street: Pennsylvania Ave.
Transit: We are just two blocks from Metro Center at the corner of 15th and F (W Hotel entrance) or 15th and Pennslyvania (restaurant entrance).
Description: Thank you for choosing J&G Steakhouse at the W Hotel Washington DC. We look forward to welcoming you to the restaurant. Parking is available at the W Hotel for $25 on the corner of 15th and F Street or you may wish to park at PMI Garage at 1325 G Street NW for $13 for dinner time parking. Interested in booking a private event in either the Coin, Cherry Blossom rooms or in our Wine Bar? Please contact Kendal Berner at 202.661.2452 or kendal.berner@whotels.com
Northern Virginia
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“AWESOME food - worth the wait”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2010

We had a 9:15 reservation on a Saturday night in May 2010 and had to wait about 30 minutes, but it was worth it. Incredible service and food. Our server Sophie was very attentive, professional, and friendly. We were staying at the W for our anniversary, and the restaurant treated us to fuzzy drinks and an extra dessert! (cheesecake) We learned in Europe to always order the special when possible, so selected the tasting menu ($60 per person). Since entrees were $40-ish and side dishes $9 each, this was a great deal because we enjoyed what was equivalent to 2 meals, plus dessert, for the $60. They started us with salmon over artichoke (cold), then brought out warm asparagus risotto, then halibut ... then the main meal of steak (melted in our mouths), fries and spinach. We thought we were stuffed but found room for dessert - a chocolate something that was like a brownie on the outside, and warm, melted brownie on the inside! Plus vanilla ice cream on the side. It was all INCREDIBLE and we hope to go back with out of town family. Easy to see why this was recently named #4 restaurant in DC!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Monroe, NH
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Sublime . . even our 11 year old agrees!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2010

As day tourists wandering a few blocks off the Mall in search of a sit-down restaurant that wasn't a snack bar, we spotted a "hotel restaurant." I expected overpriced, sub-par food served with an attitude, and I could not have been more wrong. From the moment our family (clad in t-shirts, shorts, and the requisite sneakers) approached, we were welcomed warmly, and made to feel as if there was nothing at all unusual about our attire. We opted to sit inside, upstairs, out of the hot sun, and were escorted promptly and graciously past business lunchers to our table. Our waiter, and the restaurant manager, both took a delightful interest in our 11 year old - so much so that after a week of dining out at everywhere from Outback to Red Robin to any other chain you can think of, he pronounced "that place in Washington" as his favorite. Our waiter's reco on wine was amazing - I was still savoring it that evening, and have since purchased a case. The food was very fairly priced, impeccably served, and of course, delicious. A wonderful way to break up a typical tourist day in D.C. I will go again, and you should go, too!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Excellent Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2010

Great food, make sure you try the French toast. The customer service was really good. One thing I did found a little strange, they didn't start serving breakfast until 0800, for an early riser like me that's a little late. However, the taste was worth the wait.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Arlington
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60 reviews 60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Everything superb except the steak”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2009

Had the five course tasting menu. Salmon tartare with radish and ginger was exciting, as was the risotto with wild mushrooms. Snapper was tamer, but veg garnish was very tasty. The filet, while extremely tender and perfectly cooked was relatively tasteless after the previous courses. Chocolate dessert was suitably lascivious. Service was perfect. High ceilking room was impressive (was it once the lobby?) and spacing was generous, but my wife moved off the banquette because it was too low. Excellenbt value and we left happty, despite the disappointing filet.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Alexandria VA
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Over Rated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2009

An expensive evening that misses the mark. Tom Sietsema gave J & G Steakhouse such a glowing review that when my husband had clients in from out of the country we thought it would be a wonderful meal with a really fun DC vibe. When we made the reservation for Monday night we were told we could indeed have table 43, the table touted for its great view of the Washington Monument and the White House lawn , but only if we could make the reservation for 6:45, which we did. Upon a timely arrival we were told the table had been given to another party, when we questioned why we were not told this on the phone we were told by the testy hostess that thats just how they do it. The same hostess kept us waiting while she was on the phone for 10 minutes and then seated us at a table that did indeed have a very nice view of the Washington Monument. Our waiter was delightful, the dining room manager chatted us up, the appetizers were delicious but the entrees were not cooked to the requested doneness. I ordered the lamb chops that Tom Sietsma said were bursting with juices , I love lamb and order it often and also, being in the food business prepare lamb many different ways at home. The chops came rare, I had ordered medium(Pink inside) and I asked for them to be returned to the grill(none of the meat orders were cooked as requested but were acceptable). When they arrived back at the table not only were they cooked as requested they were coated in a cloying passionfruit glaze that tasted just like BBQ sauce. It could have been any sort of meat, it tasted only like the sauce and there was no avoiding its overpowering flavor For $38 I like my meat to taste like the meat. I ordered, not a sauce. Our bill was $350, one bottle of wine was under $50 we had no other alcohol. it was a very uneven dining experience and although the chef sent an extra dessert, as an apology for the lamb, it was too little too late to for us to leave feeling that it had been a wonderful evening. So skip dinner and have a fun cocktail in the stunning hotel lobby and grab Steak Friteslater at Bistrot Du Coin.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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