123 E. Government Street
AWARD: Best New
This old building has anchored downtown for 130 years as a general store, warehouse, city offices and now restored as a handome contemporary steakhouse with New Orleans balcony. The District reveres beef and dry-ages prime bone-in filets, 38-ounce tomahawks and turns the prime cuts into super sliders. Garnished with lobster risotto, chimichurri, Creole maque choux, bleu cheese crusts, killer desserts and a smashing wine list.