Last week, Know PR invited me in to experience Bourbon Steak’s new Chalet suites, and it was bougie AF. They’re an evolution from their famous “Ice Bubbles,” and each one’s custom made and modeled after a Four Seasons ski resort. They can accommodate groups of 2-6 guests and the space is fully enclosed + private. There’s a bluetooth speaker hook up so you can play DJ as well, which is pretty awesome in my book.
It’s been a minute since I last visited, and the service was as impeccable as I remember. Big shoutout to James, our amazing server, for being all sorts of dope. And now onto the FOOD! We kicked our meal off with a couple of appetizers.
Although there were a lot of droolworthy options, I decided to get their smoked bone marrow and pumpkin caramelle. The former came with persillade, lemon confit and ras al hanout butter, while the latter came with brussels sprouts, king crab and harissa streusel.
My boyfriend wanted to go all out so he got some sherry for a BONE LOUGE (pouring sherry down the bone into our mouths)! If you follow me on @nomtasticdc, you already saw said shenanigans in this reel – if you missed it, click on the aforementioned link.
James wanted us to experience their fry trio (different seasonings + dipping options) and truffle rolls as well so he brought those out, too. The rolls were INSANE! So, so buttery and rich. And I’m a sucker for truffle (who isn’t) so I low key lost my shit when I bit into one.
Then came our entrees, and PS., we were already stuffed at that point so we were struggling to eat more. Here’s what we got to share for the main event:
- Chicken Schnitzel: roasted chanterelles, brown butter sauce, and crispy maitakes
- Grass fed 18oz dry-aged bone-in NY strip
- Black truffle mac & cheese with lobster
- Sautéed broccolini with garlic crumble
- Wood-grilled cauliflower with mala oil
Bourbon Steak’s known for their amazing steak (duh) so definitely make sure to treat yourself when you go. We also wanted to try one of their signature dishes so we got an order of their chicken as well. The schnitzel was delicious but super heavy. Think lots of butter…and then some more butter, lol. It was yummy though!
As for sides, the veggies were a really strong move. I especially loved the cauli and thought the mala oil was brilliant. I’m big on spice so I’m all for tongue-numbing sensations!
Now whether you’re stuffed or not, dessert is a must, no ifs, ands or buts. I was straight up blown away by their pastry chef. They’re out there doing the lord’s work for real! We tried their bourbon basque cheesecake (delish), signature banana tarte tatin (exquisite), and their smoked s’mores (!!!!!!!!!!! INSANE!!!!!!!!!).
Seriously though, this decadent creation was truly next level. This came with toasted marshmallow ice cream, chocolate-praline mousse, and hazelnut streusel, and it may not sound compelling, but it was honestly one of the best desserts I’ve had in DC.
It came in a case enclosed with smoke, but it wasn’t just there for presentation. It really elevated the flavor profile, like each bite brought back memories of enjoying s’mores by the fire. I’d honestly go back for this dessert alone. Plus, I want to try their grilled pineapple foster as well.
Alright friends, that’s a wrap for today’s post. I hope you enjoyed reading my latest review featuring Bourbon Steak. Let me know if you have any questions, and make sure you check back soon for more content coming your way. In the meantime, make sure you browse my DC tab! Until next time – eat all the tings.