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STK Steakhouse Coming to Former Casa Nonna Space in Dupont Circle

by Prince Of Petworth January 29, 2013 at 12:00 pm 35 Comments

1250 Connecticut Avenue, NW

The Post’s Jonathan O’Connell tweets the news:

“STK Steakhouse, “a modern steakhouse geared toward females” coming to 1250 Connecticut Ave. Hmmm.”

STK’s website says:

STK artfully blends two concepts into one—the modern steakhouse and a chic lounge. The restaurant’s signature DNA includes plaster cast horns, curvilinear black platform seats and a palette of black gloss and cream. A large central lounge area is furnished with creamy leather banquettes and textured crocodile tiles, and is surrounded by an elevated dining room for more formal dining. Theatrical lights illuminate each table, while smoky mirrors allow patrons to catch a glimpse of the surroundings while a DJ creates an energetic vibe throughout the entire space.

As anticipated, steak is the main attraction. With a female-friendly mindset, STK offers small, medium and large cuts of meat, as well as naturally raised options and market fresh fish entrees. Aside from steak, signature items include Parmesan Truffle Fries; Lil’ BRGs; Shrimp Rice Krispies; Sweet Corn Pudding; and Jump Lump Crab Salad.

You can see their menu here.

Casa Nonna closed back in May 2012.

  • Sounds expensive, but a solid steak house would do well there… I like steak.

    I really miss California Pizza Kitchen being there though, it’s a shame they moved. Hopefully they’ll decide to move back into DC some time soon citing the huge market growth potential in the area, despite the rising rent costs.

    • I, too, miss CPK. I ate there a lot! Terrible loss.

      • Just saw it’s tailored mostly for women… Will I have to put on a wig and a dress before coming? Perhaps I should start a steak house tailored to dudes! >:(

  • __

    BAAAHAHA – the model+meat photos on the menu page are hilarious/disturbing.

    Can this place not afford to buy vowels for its sign? Also funny that they can’t use ‘BGR’ to refer to their overpriced sliders.

    • Anonymous

      I want a steak that’s been tenderized by a stilletto heel!

    • KenyonDweller

      Those pics made my day. Hilarious. But no, I won’t be eating there.

  • kc

    “Geared toward females”?! They probably should’ve had a female on the marketing team before they rolled out that tripe.

    • Anonymous

      Lisa: They can’t seriously expect us to swallow that tripe.

      Skinner: Now as a special treat courtesy of our friends at the Meat
      Council, please help yourself to this tripe. [Class cheers and
      runs to table loaded with tripe.]

      Lisa: Stop it Stop IT! Don’t you realize you’ve just been
      brainwashed by corporate propaganda?

      Janie: Hmmph, apparently my crazy friend here hasn’t heard of the food

      Uter: Yeah, Lisa’s a grade A moron!

      Ralph: When I grow up, I’m going to go to Bovine University.

    • Agreed, KC!

  • monkeyrotica

    So what are their vegan options?

    • Anonymous

      Their not any veggan options. Its a steak house!

  • Matt

    Every woman I know has been CLAMORING for a steak place like this!!!!

    Seriously though, maybe this district needs more Grandma’s Houses and not as many ridiculous trendy ideas.

  • Anonymous

    “geared toward females”

    right. can’t wait to see what asinine and offensive things they come up with for this one. will they serve sparkling rosé and diet salads to go with their lean protein, give the gals intimate spaces to gab about life’s foibles, all whilst being flatteringly lit just in case “the one” rolls in?

    hey restauranteurs, here’s a clue: women are people. people who like good food. unless you were planning on making this a cigar bar with slutty waitresses, then your restaurant doesn’t need to be geared towards women.

    • Anonymous

      woooowhowhoooooowwww. I didn’t even see the website until just now. the pic of the woman on the left ensures that I, a damn sexy and young woman if I do say so myself, will NEVER go to this trashy joint. gross.

  • “Geared towards females”?!?
    If they don’t have free tampons in the restrooms, I am suing them for false advertising.

  • Anonymous

    “not your daddy’s steakhouse”

    oh f*** off.

  • Matt

    So if I order a reasonably sized, non-cholesterol bomb of a steak, am I going to be told that I order meat like a girl in a celebratory or derogative way?

  • So I guess they’ll allow breast feeding and have stroller parking?

    This place is a hot, meaty mess.

  • CJ

    I’ve been to the STK in Vegas.

    It caters to the douchy club crowd, which is why it works in Vegas, Miami. No idea how it will do here.

    Between Bourbon, BLT, J&G, Charlie Palmer and Ray’s in VA we have plenty of good Steak places near by.

    • Anonymous

      To be fair, every place in Vegas either caters to the douchy club crowd, or is a dirty dive.

  • anonz

    Prices are a bit high, but it looks like you can get crabs for free.

    • monkeyrotica

      That’s exactly what I was thinking. I know the “S” and “T” stand for “sexually transmitted,” but what does the “K” stand for? Because spelling “crabs” with a “K” is way too Spongebob even for my tastes.

  • anon

    The STK in NYC’s Meatpacking District is quite the scene. When I stopped by this summer (when NYC is traditionally empty), there was a two-hour wait for a table. The food was actually quite delicious. This will be the new go-to spot for DC bachelor parties. Mark my words.

  • saf

    I have nothing to say about the steakhouse.

    I do have comments about the language. (Is anybody surprised? Thought not.)

    “geared toward females”

    Females. Why? When did we all start using cop-speak and why? I know, I am female (although I get irritated when I am referred to as “a female.” Seems a bit dehumanizing.)

    Anyhow, back to my point. Language just keeps getting more and more clinical and awkward. “Women” is a perfectly good word, and a much nicer word.

    (And while I”m at it, I prefer “people” to “persons” and would rather “telephone,” “call,” or “email” someone than “reach out” to them.)

    Anyhow, the language makes it hard for me to take them seriously.

    • Boris S. Wort

      I never get out of my car. I only exit my vehicle.
      I never get hurt. I only sustain an injury.
      And I would never, ever knee a guy in the nads, but I might administer a focused knee strike to the lower abdominal area.

      • saf

        That’s pretty funny.

    • Anonymous

      I like how out of all of this, what you decide you don’t like is use of the word “female”. LOL!

      • saf

        I don’t like any of it, but I am SO not their target market so whatever. I feel about this the way I feel about many things (Hooters. Rumors. Smith Point.) That is, yeah, icky but not worth doing anything other than ignoring.

        I especially don’t like the language. That I find hard to ignore. I am very frustrated with the way our language is being destroyed.

  • Anonymous

    Sounds awful.

  • Anonymous

    Since when was male-audience lesbian-meat-porn ‘geared towards females’. The website even has a pair of legs holding a cleaver and a cut of meat. No face or anything.

  • Anonymous

    i’ve actually been to the one in the meatpacking district for a last-minute bachelorette dinner. while not my scene, the food was good and it was a pretty slick looking space. it will probably do quite well there, as a bar/lounge at least.

  • wow

    That description is the stupidest thing I’ve read in quite some time. And I work in the Senate and read a lot of stupid things.

  • This place isn’t aimed at the type of crowd that reads PoP. They’re going for the VA meathead money that drives in on the weekend (in the M3 or X5 that their dads gave them for graduation).

    These aren’t the steaks you’re looking for. Move along, move along.

  • Dreamworks

    The calves in that woman’s photo are insane. Far too sinewy to eat.

  • Chana

    The only words coming out of my mouth right now are “dumb” and “no.”


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