22850 NE 8th St, Sammamish, WA | Directions 9807447.617013 -122.033371
Good Food Good Value – We have eaten here many times, We continue to come back because of their great food and service
Excellent food & service – My family has eaten at D.C.'s several times a year since it opened. We have seen no decline in the quality or quantity of the food or service. Our only regret is that the formerly delicious sliced bread has been replaced by ordinary rolls. Since the remodel, we have seen an increase in the sound level but that is on a par with other popular & crowded restaurants. The steaks and other selections of entrees have always been prepared to our tastes, from rare to well done. The service has been attentive and prompt (ice tea refills without asking, coffee cups never empty). I love the Mac & Cheese, steak salad and steaks.
Steakhouse that can't prepare steak – After looking at the Overpriced wine list we decided to order 2 mojitos. Our drinks arrived and both tasted as though no alcohol had been added, all either of us could taste was club soda and mint. Then we ordered steaks and both steaks were to be medium. We had to repeat ourselves several times to be heard by the waiter.The waiter was so curt and undertrained he failed to introduce himself or ask if we wanted any steak sauce in an establishment that calls itself a "Grill". My steak was very rare when it arrived. I have ordered steak before in other establishments and Medium is generally defined as pink in the center. My boyfriend's steak was so heavily salted he could not taste anything else. My boyfriend flagged down a waiter and I showed him my steak and he took it to be re-cooked. The waiter came to out , placed my plate on the table and walked away. The plate was hot and there was more gravy on the steak and upon cutting into it again, it was still raw and bloody. A waiter was flagged down again and my steak was taken back again. It came back a few minutes later, this time the waiter stayed until I cut into the steak and it was still red and bloody throughout. He asked if I wanted it re-heated again but by this time my boyfriend was finished eating and I was fustrated so I said no. The waiter offered to comp the steak and then left. Upon leaving, the woman working at the front asked us how our meal was and we both told her about the steaks, her response: We have been busier than normal tonight and maybe the kitchen was a bit overwelmed. She invited us to come back. We won't. We have had better service and food at Applebee's.
Not the old DC Grill, this place has really gone downhill – The editorial review is very old and now mostly wrong. The beach theme restrooms are long gone and with the remodel and new decor the service and food got much worse. Don't waste your time on this place, there are much better choices in the area.
Brunch is better than dinner – Everytime my husband & I have dined at DC's, the service has been marginal at best. Once we arrived after normal dinner hours (I think it was around 9 pm) and the hostess actually made this dramatic movement to look at her watch before seating us (she also looked annoyed that we had interrupted her conversation with one of the servers). Once we were seated we were basically ignored for many minutes. We've had better luck at brunch, when you are not so dependent on the service and you can help yourself to the buffet. I have no complaints about the food. One reviewer said it was like Sizzler -- I think it's better than that and comparable to Coho Cafe. The management has been friendly -- the staff just needs some customer service training!
lost its luster – DC used to be a great place, particularly in the middle of the suburbs. Recently both the food and the service have been mediocre at best - to the point of my steak being used as an example of what not to serve. Service in the restaraunt is not good - a reason the bar is ALWAYS full. Stick to the bar and the better service. Jak's in Issaquah would have to have the best steaks/food vs. DC I am sorry to say.
Great Food, Great Selection – Go to Costco and buy a $100 certificate for $80. It's great food and reasonable with the voucher from Costco. Love eating outside in the summer.
The Met's little brother serves affordable steak to suburban plateau-dwellers.
– The Scene
Across from a plastic surgeon's office and interiors store, Bourgeoisie, D.C.'s location is no mistake: This restaurant caters to couples driving luxury SUVs. The dining room is filled with dark booths and conversational din. In an attempt to downplay the Consolidated Restaurants chain connection, historical photographs of this once densely wooded area adorn the walls of the waiting corridor.
Reasonably priced, dry-aged steaks are a solid bet, consistently cooked to order and partnered with creamy mashers and a seasonal vegetables. The New York strip is a good choice, available (as are all the steaks) in an 11-ounce regular cut and in a larger, "Plateau" cut (a hefty 18 ounces). Those choosing the non-steak route might order the simple, satisfying burger and some crisp onion rings. Leave room for the mud pie; it's well worth a week of Slim Fast lunches.
A Hidden Treat for Plateau-dwellers – My wife and I recently stopped in for dinner at DC's after returning from the Street of Dreams. Our shuttle driver recommended the place to us, and I couldn't be more thankful to her for the recommendation. Having lived on the plateau for a number of years now we we're surprised that we hadn't discovered it up until now. This may be do largely in part to the fact that the restaurant is located on the ground level of the Saffron condo/shopping complex and doesn't exactly stand out as a restaurant.
Since the heat had subsided we opted to sit outside and enjoy ourselves on DC's umbrella-shaded deck. Our server, after asking if we had dined here previously, was very knowledgeable in explaining their signature dishes and letting us know what their regular specials are. (BTW, apparently Thurday is the night to go if you're like us and like good, cheap wine. All of their bottles of wine are 1/2 off. We had the Justin Isoceles meritage and it was phenomenal!)
We opted to follow a couple of our servers suggestions and started with their Crab & Shrimp Dip appetizer as well as an order of Breaded Artichoke Hearts. The dip was creamy and delicious and was served with crostini toast. My wife loved the artichoke hearts and commented that they were some of the best she's had. I'm not a huge fan of artichokes, but I had to agree that they were pretty good. For dinner I had the Jamaican pork chop topped with mango chutney, while my wife opted for their top sirloin steak salad. The pork chop was a huge, double-cut piece with tons of flavor and the chutney and red beans and rice were excellent accompaniments to the jamaican flavor. My wife's steak salad was an equally large portion and came topped with lots of blue cheese crumbles. Her only complaint about the salad regarded the tomatoes being not quite ripe enough, but otherwise very good.
Overall, a great find. We'll definitely return for more good food and 1/2 off wine.
Marginal food - comparable to Sizzler – My husband & I went here for his birthday and I mentioned it was his b-day to the waitress. She said she would do "a little something" for him. After dinner she brought over a huge chocolate cake with ice cream and charged me $15 for that "little something". I said something to her because the cake was as much as my petite steak. She had to get the manager over and it was a big ordeal. Needless to say, I ended up paying for it.
We still went there a couple of times afterwards but chose to sit in the bar. One time we observed the bar tender taking a shot while working. One time I ordered calamari, which was so gross I couldn't even eat it. It tasted like it was heated up in the microwave. That was pretty much our last visit to this place.
The only reason this place stays in business is because it is one of the few restaurants on the plateau. That being said, it is okay if you are stuck on the plateau and cannot go anywhere, but this would be my last choice.
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