Posts Tagged ‘Ray’s the Steaks at East River’

Steak Holder

For returning patrons, experiencing the “reinvigorated” Ray’s the Steaks at East River can be a sort of guessing game. Scoping the restaurant’s interior for the first time since the pioneering Ward 7 steakhouse reopened in late January after an abrupt two-month hiatus, a dining companion of mine bluntly asked the server, “What’s changed?” Indeed, the […]

Michael Landrum Reopens Ray’s the Steaks at East River

Michael Landrum's pioneering Ward 7 restaurant Ray's the Steaks at East River (ranked No. 39 on City Paper's list of D.C.'s 44 Most Powerful Restaurants for demonstrating that a nice sit-down restaurant could survive in that under-served part of town) reopened over the weekend after a few months of retooling. "Our goal is to provide […]

Ray’s the Steaks at East River ‘On Track’ For January Reopening

The sudden closure of Ray's the Steaks at East River last month prompted some speculation about the future of the pioneering Ward 7 steakhouse (ranked No. 39 on City Paper's list of D.C.'s 44 Most Powerful Restaurants for demonstrating that a nice sit-down restaurant could survive in that under-served part of town). "Please bear with […]

Renovation or Expiration? Ray’s the Steaks at East River Suddenly Shutters

Ray's the Steaks at East River (ranked No. 39 on City Paper's list of D.C.'s 44 Most Powerful Restaurants) had raised hopes that a nice sit-down restaurant could actually survive in the culinary dead zone known as Ward 7. Is this trailblazing effort now in jeopardy? Pirate-flag-waving restaurateur Michael Landrum's no-frills steakhouse on Dix Street […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Ray’s the Steaks at East River

Before it became base camp for an army of celebrity chefs, the District’s restaurant scene was ruled by steakhouses—big, gaudy ones where the size of your porterhouse determined your status. These were steakhouses for politicos, lobbyists, fundraisers, and influence peddlers, folks eating large on someone else’s nickel. With stints at Morton’s and the Capital Grille, […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

If any one thing defines Y&H Nation, it's our insatiable need for more (and more accessible) outlets for craft and imported beers. When the urge strikes — and when doesn't it? — we want to walk to the neighborhood Safeway for our Dogfish Head fix, not climb into the car and drive to a gourmet wine-and-beer shop […]

Photos: Ray’s the Steaks and Ray’s the People at East River

There's a new steakhouse in the District, and it is, by my reckoning, D.C.'s first true steakhouse: Ray's the Steaks at East River. It's a meat emporium designed for, and run by, longtime Washingtonians — you know, the ones marginalized not only by the federal government, but also by the local transients who’d rather drink […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

Last week was not one that Y&H will reflect upon fondly. No, it has nothing to do with the lackluster debut of Top Chef D.C. It had everything to do with item No. 2 below. The subject of item No. 2 was always No. 1 on our list. Here were your favorite five reads from […]

Yvette Alexander Takes Exception to the Washingtonian‘s Review of Ray’s the Steaks at East River

In 2008, a year in which she was fighting for her Ward 7 seat, D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander took a heaping amount of credit for bringing Ray's the Steaks at East River to her district, even though it's not exactly clear what she did directly to help a restaurateur who may be losing money […]

Morales Gone, But After-School Program In at Ray’s the Steaks at East River

The news that first captured my attention was Frank Morales' now-you-see-him/now-you-don't tenure at Ray's the Steaks at East River, but owner Michael Landrum thinks I should focus on something more positive/constructive about his Ward 7  steak house: the new after-school program he's set to launch. "We have the foundation in place for an after-school meals […]

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