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Flat Iron Steak & Saloon

As the saying goes…there’s a new sheriff in town…and that is the recently opened Flat Iron Steak & Saloon at 808 King Street here in Old Town Alexandria.  With a decidedly western theme, this new eatery is serving up locally sourced steaks as well as a variety of menu items. We decided that this would be a good place to feature since Father’s Day is this month and Flat Iron is the perfect place to treat dad to a manly man dinner!

There are seven different steaks on the menu ranging from a Bistro Steak to an 18 ounce T-Bone.  At dinner last night my companion ordered the Filet Mignon, which is a favorite of hers. Hailing from Wyoming, Lani likes her steaks done rare, almost bleeding. Her steak was cooked just right and was complimented by mashed potatoes and spinach au gratin.  Everything was cooked just right.  As is our habit we ate dinner at the bar.  A gentleman sitting next to us had ordered the T-Bone and his was cooked to his specs as well.  Not only was the steak nice and rare, the outside was seared nicely and had good flavor.

I opted to try the Fajitas for my main course.  Although they were not served sizzling like I have had elsewhere, the chicken and steak were cooked just right, nice and tender. Served with sautéed onions and peppers with jack cheese, quacamole, grilled jalapenos, sour cream and charro beans and rice, they are accompanied by house made flour tortillas. There was so much that I had to take at least half of it home.

Although this is primarily a steak house including a bone in pork chop and lamb chops, there is a substantial choice for everyone in your group.  There is Kobe beef burger and lobster roll to jumbo crab cakes, Atlantic Salmon and Ahi Tuna.

Flat Iron also has a fantastic Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4 – 8 pm. They have $5.00 margaritas (these are fantastic) and $5 wine and well drinks. Beers are discounted to $2.50 for light beer and $3.00 for drafts. Also on the HH menu are several of their appetizers including the black angus filet mignon sliders and the parmigiana tater tots.

For those of you who like to go to brunch, Flat Iron offers their famous steak brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 to 3 pm.  They also offer a selection of Eggs Benedict as well as omelettes.  When we stopped in for brunch a month ago they also offered a mix your own mimosa special – a bottle of sparkling wine and a carafe of OJ for a mere $10.00. While the sparkler isn’t anywhere near Dom standards, it is perfect for the mimosa combination and the price is definitely right!

Down stairs is a well-appointed dining room and very casual.  Upstairs is a cozy bar with numerous TV’s for sporting events. A great place to catch a Nationals game and any other sport dejour.

Flat Iron is open daily Monday through Thursday 11:30 am – 1:00 am, Friday 11:30 am – 2:00 am, Saturday 10:30 am – 2:00 am and Sunday 10:30 am – 1:00 am..

Flat Iron Steak & Saloon
808 King Street
Old Town Alexandria

Written by: Bob Tagert

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