Steam Cafe & Lounge – Washington, DC

by PizzaSnobo on December 6, 2010

1700 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Located on 17th Street off Dupont Circle, Steam Café is known for their light dishes like sandwiches and wraps, as well as having pretty good pizza. They should be known as the place with really bad pizza.

Steam puts way too much cheese on their pizza ($3.99 for a jumbo price), as if they had never made or eaten the food before. The cheese itself was from the lower end of the quality spectrum, so there was little joy in the excess. Eating it reminded us of the scene in Supersize Me when Morgan Spurlock puked after eating too much McDonalds. The sauce at Steam tasted canned and didn’t have much of a flavor. The crust wasn’t bad, but we couldn’t get past the rest. Other items like the salad with grilled chicken was made from iceberg lettuce and was on par with what you might expect from a high school cafeteria.

We don’t like giving bad reviews, but you can find plenty of frozen pizzas that are better than this place. Sadly, it’s the worst we’ve had so far in DC.

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