Posts Tagged ‘steakhouses’

Yet Another Steakhouse Is Coming to K Street NW

Downtown D.C. needs another steakhouse like it needs another Pret A Manger. But here's another one anyway: A liquor license notice reveals that a place called Claudia’s Steakhouse is coming to 1501 K St. NW. (The entrance is actually on 15th Street NW, near the new G Street Food.) The notice describes Claudia’s as a […]

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 […]

How Did D.C.’s Stodgy Old Palm Boost Sales? It Got A Makeover

Nation's Restaurant News takes a look at efforts by owners of The Palm to try to shed the 85-year-old D.C. restaurant's "corporate and stale" image. Last year, the stodgy old eatery updated its logo, revamped its web site, ordered new plate ware and staff uniforms, revamped the menu, and overall rethought ways to project a […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

Young & Hungry has become Spiked TV or something like that. For the second week in a row, Spike Mendelsohn has dominated the blog, both with the news of his New York-style pizzeria, due to open today, and with the old, never-say-die story about his apartment eviction on Capitol Hill. Take a look at the […]

Ray’s the Steaks at East River Opening: ‘Gratifying’ and ‘Challenging’

Those were two of the key words that owner Michael Landrum used as he tried to sum up the first few days of service at Ray's the Steaks at East River, which officially opened on Tuesday for lunch and dinner. "This is my most difficult and challenging restaurant opening and my least smooth restaurant opening," […]

Ray’s the Steaks at East River to Open Next Week, Not Tomorrow

Yes, there will be a ribbon cutting tomorrow afternoon with Mayor Adrian M. Fenty to officially welcome Ray's the Steaks at East River into Ward 7. But, no, the ceremony will not signal the highly anticipated opening of Michael Landrum's steak emporium. The opening won't come until next week, Landrum tells Y&H this evening. The […]

Which Restaurants Are Braving the Storm? Y&H Has a Working List.

Pete's will be riding the storm out. For those who didn't stock the pantry in preparation for the Armageddon — sorry, snowmageddon — you might consider braving the elements and heading to a nearby restaurant. A number are doggedly riding out the storm this weekend. Here's our working list. Please add to it as you […]

No Hell Burger for Adams Morgan, but a Ray’s the Steaks for NE

Adams Morgan may have to wait — as in forever — for a Ray's Hell Burger, but Northeast D.C. will have to drum their fingers only 'til this fall for the debut of Ray's the Steaks at East River, says owner Michael Landrum. When WaPo first announced RTS@ER, it was known as Ray's the Heat, […]

Vox Populi: Rater spinwdc on Ruth’s Chris, Our Corporate Steakhouse

Restaurant Rater spinwdc is a writer after my own heart: quick to dismiss giant chains, but just as quick to pass along the praise when warranted. Check out this quick take on Ruth's Chris Steak House near Dupont Circle: I have passed by Ruth's Chris Steak House for years and just scoff at the place...all […]

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

One by one, we’re running through the 50 restaurants that made the cut on this year’s Young & Hungry Dining Guide. If you have visited the day’s featured restaurant, let us know what you think. If you’re planning to visit for the first time, tell us about your meal when you return. With each passing […]