50 Best Steakhouses in the U.S., Ranked
People love a good steakhouse. A brief conversation with a stranger, a welcome recommendation from a friend and a dizzying array of online forums reveal just how intense people feel about what makes a steakhouse great.
For some, it’s about a family-run establishment. For others, it’s all about the classics and history. And for the rest, nothing beats a swanky scene with A5 Wagyu. This list of America’s best steakhouses features not-to-be-missed menu items, a touch of history and a whole lot of mouth-watering steak photos.
Just don't read this while you're hungry!
50. Cholla Prime Steakhouse & Lounge
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Visit: Cholla Prime Steakhouse & Lounge
Menu highlights: The shrimp cocktail and filet mignon are recommended, but we're equally intrigued by the lobster mashed potatoes.
The Experience at Cholla Prime Steakhouse & Lounge
We're going to start this list off with a more affordable steakhouse option because we can't guarantee you'll find many others. This steakhouse inside a casino is dubbed a "hidden gem" by locals, especially because its ambiance is actually quite nice.
The red leather chairs and white linen tablecloths give it a contemporary yet traditional feel that restaurantgoers appreciate. And if you're into gaming, the slot machines are beckoning right outside the doors.
What People Say About Cholla Prime Steakhouse & Loung
"Small intimate restaurant, great food, great prices and generally fantastic service! This is where we go for all birthdays and major celebrations. You start with a bread basket, which has changed over time but always delicious, a sample from the chef and then a sorbet palate cleanser.
Most of the meals come with two sides (hate places where it's separate) and then finish off with one of their fantastic desserts. But if you're too full don't worry because everyone gets a macaroon! Can't express enough how much I enjoy eating here." — Alyssa W.
*Note: Reviews have been edited for clarity as well as punctuation, spelling and other mistakes.
49. Bos Taurus
Location: Bend, Oregon
Visit: Bos Taurus
Menu highlights: The onsite butcher shop has a menu of A5 Wagyu, porterhouse and New York strips that make our mouths water.
The Experience at Bos Taurus
This contemporary steakhouse has a limited number of tables, but that's part of its appeal, right?
The cuts of meat are "thoughtfully sourced," and its extensive list of cocktails and local wines will keep you around for hours.
What People Say About Bos Taurus
"Where to begin?! Amazingly knowledgeable and genuinely friendly staff, Max the Barkeep and George the Head Chef are awesome folks. Great drinks and selection of libations.
But the food ... holy $h1t! I had one of the top three steaks of my entire life here. Just a good old-fashioned boneless 16-ounce ribeye, blackened rare. Wow, perfect. This is our new favorite steakhouse in Oregon." — Raven S.
48. 4 Charles Prime Rib
Location: New York, New York
Visit: 4 Charles Prime Rib
Menu highlights: The name of the game here is prime rib, so make sure to order an extra juicy cut.
The Experience at 4 Charles Prime Rib
This intimate (read, trendy) supper club located in the West Village is a nod to the steakhouses of yesteryear. Think dim lighting from crystal chandeliers, leather seating and intricate paintings lining the walls.
While the prime rib is definitely the specialty, you also can't go wrong with a bone-in filet, topped with a bearnaise sauce.
What People Say About 4 Charles Prime Rib
"It's the most unique steakhouse in the five boroughs. Intimate. Modern yet traditional. Top-shelf service, that's not 'broski' — like the standard Manhattan steakhouses.
Most 'go-to' steakhouses are impersonal. Super loud. Gruff. Indifferent. Inhabited by large, heavy breathing, gray-haired, broski servers, waiting on douchey Wall Street types who are celebrating yet another heist slash immoral victory at the expense of America's soul.
When you get to this level of steak, the meats are not that much different from one spot to the next, so it's really about the vibe that sets them apart. They're all expensive, they all have dry-aged cuts, blah, blah, blah.
I'm not saying this spot is unicorns, gnomes and rainbows. However, when you want superb meat (pause), excellent sides, top-shelf service in a small, intimate setting that feels like you're going to your local neighborhood spot and not a German beerhall, 4 Chuck's is worth the bucks.
See what I did there, Gyna?" — Your Mom's
47. Halls Chophouse
Location: Charleston, South Carolina (among other locations in the Southeast)
Visit: Halls Chophouse
Menu highlights: This is South Carolina, so start with the Lowcountry fried green tomatoes, described on the menu as "a crab, shrimp, bacon succotash."
The Experience at Halls Chophouse
The original chophouse location opened in 2009 in Charleston but has since expanded to three other locations.
The menu is extensive, with pretty much every cut of steak you can imagine that can be cooked six different ways. There's even the option to add seared foie gras or black truffle butter as an accompaniment. Oh, and the shrimp and grits (pictured) is a classic.
What People Say About Hall's Chop House
"My sister and I had dinner at Hall's Chop House tonight. It was by far one of the best meals we've ever had anywhere, ever. From the time we walked in the door, we were greeted like we were royalty.
The owner Bill was there to welcome us. We were shown to our table. Our waiter Colin could not have been better. Every suggestion he made was perfection, from the cocktails to the appetizers, entrees and finally dessert. If you have an opportunity to visit Charleston, Hall's Chop House should be at the top of your list. If we ever come back, and we will, we'll go there again." — Kathleen F.
46. Estancia Brazilian Steakhouse
Location: Austin, Texas
Visit: Estancia Brazilian Steakhouse
Menu highlights: We recommend you do the endless prime meats option and try a little bit of everything.
The Experience at Estancia Brazilian Steakhouse
We admit that Brazilian steakhouses are a bit in a league of their own when it comes to steakhouses, but this one in Austin doesn't hold back when it comes to prime cuts of sirloin and filet mignon.
You can even opt to get the grilled Texas Wagyu beef a la carte — a 20-ounce ribeye that melts in your mouth.
What People Say About Estancia Brazilian Steakhouse
"Amazing place. The food, the drinks, the environment were all great. Our server Edgar was stellar, made sure we were taken care of. If I wanted a certain cut of meat he made sure it came out.
Anna was another waitress who took care of us, and she was amazing. I would recommend this place to anyone who lives in Austin or who is visiting Austin!" — Luis L.
45. Five O'Clock Steakhouse
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Visit: Five O'Clock Steakhouse
Menu highlights: The classic bacon-wrapped filet topped with a parmesan cream sauce is always a hit.
The Experience at Five O'Clock Steakhouse
Formerly Coerper's Five O'Clock Club, this steakhouse has been entertaining patrons since the 1940s. The supper club atmosphere remains, in which you'll start the experience at the bar with a cocktail before moving into the dining room, where a salad, relish tray and warm bread awaits before you decide on your dinner order.
Don't miss the Alley Cat Lounge, where live music and entertainment happens almost nightly.
What People Say About Five O'Clock Steakhouse
"It was absolutely delicious. The steak melted in my mouth. The service was excellent." — Carrie P.
44. Medium Rare
Location: Washington, D.C.; Bethesda, Maryland; Arlington, Virginia
Visit: Medium Rare
Menu highlights: The set dinner menu allows you to choose from five different desserts — we recommend Grandma's apple pie.
The Experience at Medium Rare
We love this D.C.-area place for its simplicity. The set menu features a classic culotte steak and frites dish that is cooked to perfection.
But vegans needn't worry — there's also a grilled portobello option. Brunch is equally delicious on the weekends.
What People Say About Medium Rare
"I'm addicted to this restaurant. Best steak frites ever!! The steak is super tender, and the fries are crispy and bomb But that special sauce ... It's SO addicting! I crave it.
I also really like the dressing that comes on the salad, which btw is made with fresh and tasty greens." — S M.
43. Prime + Proper
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Visit: Prime + Proper
Menu highlights: Feeling extra fancy? Try one of the three varieties of caviar.
The Experience at Prime + Proper
Located in the Capitol Park Loft building, built in 1912, this steakhouse perfectly blends history with its contemporary restaurant concept.
Lined with Himalayan rock salt walls, the on-site dry-aging room and butcher counter guarantee high-quality meats that are sourced from small farms across the U.S. For this reason, we recommend ordering one of the Butcher's Selects cuts of meat.
What People Say About Prime + Proper
"Wow!! Service is top-notch, food is absolutely delicious. I've been looking for fresh oysters in Michigan, and we found them here. We came here with my husband's parents, and all of us had a steak.
We got the filet, and the guys got the bone-in steak, and omg it was super delicious. We are definitely coming back here and highly recommend it." — Joan S.
Location: Austin, Texas
Menu highlights: Steak isn't the only thing on the menu. In fact, Rosewood's fried chicken has earned rave reviews in recent years.
The Experience at Rosewood
Get this: You can bring your dog along to this Gulf Coast chop house if you're sitting in one of the outdoor areas.
If doing so, make sure to order the 40-day dry-aged Akaushi bone-in ribeye, and save the bone for your furry friend.
What People Say About Rosewood
"Amazing night here. I sat on their porch outside during sundown and had a few amazing drinks, some very original starters and a NY Strip that is on par with yummy!
A great vibe that isn't a rush. Keepin' it local and genuine. Thanks again, I will be back!" — Don L.
41. Jeff Ruby's Precinct
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Visit: The Precinct
Menu highlights: The barrel-cut filet mignon is 12 ounces and about as thick and juicy as it gets.
The Experience at Jeff Ruby's Precinct
Jeff Ruby's Precinct opened in the former Cincinnati Police Patrol House No. 5 in 1981, the first of many steakhouses to be opened under the Jeff Ruby name.
In addition to delicious food and drinks, this restaurant has a cigar menu for those looking to take the edge off.
What People Say About Jeff Ruby's Precinct
"Outstanding service. Outstanding atmosphere. Outstanding food. This place really has it down to a science. Of all the Jeff Ruby restaurants, the Precinct is by far our favorite. Whether you dine in the main dining room or go for something more casual and upbeat, like the bar, you can't go wrong.
From the moment you enter the restaurant, it feels 'otherworldly.' The service is just incredible, and I think someone stopped by nearly every 5 minutes to check on us — from the manager to the assistant server." — Summi A.
40. Herbs & Rye
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Visit: Herbs & Rye
Menu highlights: If you're not in the mood for steak, try the pork and figs house favorite.
The Experience at Herbs & Rye
Don't worry, there's another option later on this list that keeps you on the Las Vegas Strip, but if you're willing to venture beyond Vegas' touristy side, Herbs & Rye is the spot to go.
Perhaps known better for its cocktail menu, earning several "best bar" recognitions, its steaks are also delicious. We love that the menu has seven different ways you can cook your steak, including well done, which it describes as "burnt and pointless."
What People Say About Herbs & Rye
"Amazing. This is all I really need to say, but for the sake of anyone looking to go I'll give more details.
1) Make a reservation. Just do it now and go.
2) Take the advice of your wait staff on the drinks. They are very good at recommending based on your likes/dislikes.
3) Everything on our table was amazing. We had mussels (so good), ribeye, truffle mac and cheese, and Brussels. All were worth ordering again.
4) The desert donuts they brought out for our birthday boy were delicious, too.
5) The service was amazing. Our waiter was well versed on everything and helpful and attentive.
We will be back." — Michelle P.
39. Hamilton's Urban Steakhouse & Bourbon Bar
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Visit: Hamilton's Urban Steakhouse & Bourbon Bar
Menu highlights: The porterhouse or bone-in ribeye are considered "Hamilton Select Cuts."
The Experience at Hamilton's Urban Steakhouse & Bourbon Bar
Hamilton's uses its own house dry rub on all its steaks and is one of the few steakhouses on this list that allows you to order your steak "black and blue," which is essentially seared raw.
But if that's not your jam, then you can opt to order it one of the five other ways available.
What People Say About Hamilton's Urban Steakhouse & Bourbon Bar
"I'm not even going to speak on one thing because it was all PHENOMENAL. Seriously, worth every penny. I'm not sure what run they use on the steak, but I want a bucket of it for our house." — Courtney F.
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Menu highlights: The slow-roasted prime rib comes in 8-, 12- and 16-ounce portions.
The Experience at Durant's
If you want a steak in Phoenix, Durant's is the place to go. This no-frills steakhouse has an unassuming exterior. In fact, you enter through the restaurant's famous back kitchen door. But the second you step inside, you feel as if you're in a Martin Scorsese film. Dark lighting, red-leather booths, you get the gist.
This Phoenix staple has been serving up steaks for more than 70 years, and it's easy to see why the second you take a bite.
What People Say About Durant's
"The best steakhouse in Phoenix, hands down. If you don't get behind this restaurant you simply don't understand what a genuine, classic and pure American steakhouse dining experience should be [...] May Durant's endure forever. A true Phoenix staple." — Joe M.
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Visit: Repeal Louisville
Menu highlights: You can't go wrong with any of the oak-fired steaks, but you'll want to start your meal off with the truffle honey burrata.
The Experience at Repeal
This place is just as much about the whiskey as it is about the steak, and we love it for that. Located on Whiskey Row, the restaurant is even housed in the former site of the bottling operations for J.T.S. Brown and Sons' Kentucky bourbon.
To honor that history, the steaks here are prepared over burning oak-aged barrels, as if they weren't already flavorful enough.
What People Say About Repeal
"We try to eat at the top steakhouse in every city we visit. It's a bit of an obsession. Repeal was part of the conversation by nearly everyone we spoke to about steak in Louisville. The ribeye was cooked nicely and had a classic sear to the outside. The whipped potatoes were some of the creamiest potatoes I've ever eaten! The crab cake was chocked full of crab — not much filler at all. The crab cake flavor was above average. Our server was very attentive.
One of the aspects of this dining experience that spoke to the culture of this establishment was that the manager personally delivered every dish that came out of the kitchen ... and then followed up. Prices were in line with a high-end steakhouse but the ambiance was more boujee. A nice balance." — Elizabeth L.
36. Chophouse New Orleans
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Visit: Chophouse New Orleans
Menu highlights: Nothing screams New Orleans more than the Cajun-style Delmonico steak.
The Experience at Chophouse New Orleans
Food in New Orleans is always a must, and what better way to judge a town by its food than by chomping down on a juicy cut of steak?
This happening spot on Magazine Street takes travelers out of the French Quarter to try some of the best surf and turf in town. You can opt to get the lobster tail broiled or batter-fried, as if the latter isn't the obvious choice. And don't forget the wine!
What People Say About Chophouse New Orleans
"Oh my where should I begin?? Chophouse is one of my favorite steakhouses in the city. Consistency is key, and they've nailed it. My steaks are always cooked to perfection, and the appetizers are always delicious as well. I think we've tried every app on the menu this far, and they were all great!
The atmosphere is very nice, there's a quaint little piano bar and lots of exposed brick walls for that rustic but sophisticated New Orleans feel." — Amber G.
35. J. Gilbert's
Location: Overland Park, Kansas
Visit: J. Gilbert's
Menu highlights: When in this Kansas City suburb, you'd be remiss not to order the Kansas City strip.
The Experience at J. Gilbert's
What started in Kansas City has since spread to five other locations throughout the Midwest.
Go for the prix fixe menu that allows you to choose three courses. Of course, the pretzel-crusted onion rings or charcuterie and cheese slate are also a great way to start this beef-centric meal.
What People Say About J. Gilbert's
"Coming from Arkansas on Thanksgiving Day, we stumbled onto this wonderful restaurant quite by accident, maybe by divine guidance! Happy that we found a restaurant open, we enjoyed the best drinks we've ever had and some of the best food! Our waiter was sublime ... friendly and helpful! This restaurant is magnificent, and you do not want to miss this experience!" — Jeannie M.
34. Buckhorn Exchange
Location: Denver, Colorado
Visit: Buckhorn Exchange
Menu highlights: Adventurous eaters have to try the house specialty of Rocky Mountain oysters, aka deep-fried bull testicles.
The Experience at Buckhorn Exchange
OK, we admit that the taxidermy mounts are a bit much, but this National Historic Landmark earns a spot on the list, not only because it has been serving up steak since 1893, but because it also offers exotic dishes like rattlesnake, alligator and, of course, Rocky Mountain oysters.
Plus, Denver's oldest restaurant also doubles as a museum, featuring memorabilia from famous people who frequented the restaurant, including Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.
What People Say About Buckhorn Exchange
"If you're a carnivore, you can't visit Denver and not have dinner at the Buckhorn Exchange. The restaurant has been in continuous operation since 1893. The artifacts on the walls pay tribute to the last three decades. You'll spend as much time looking at the museum pieces as you will having dinner.
Once you've finished checking out the place, you'll need to check out the menu. It's not for the faint of heart. Buffalo, elk, quail and, today, rattlesnake was the special. Also on special was a combination of buffalo and elk tenderloin, which I opted for [...] The buffalo tasted like an extremely lean filet mignon (beef) and was perfect. The elk had a little gamier flavor but was just as tender and tasty.
Finally, the service. 5 Stars! My waitress, Kay, was phenomenal! She knew the menu backward and forward and checked on me regularly. She also made some great suggestions that paid off for me. I can't wait to visit again!" — Joe M.
33. St. Elmo Steak House
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Visit: St. Elmo Steak House
Menu highlights: You have to start your meal with the restaurant's renowned St. Elmo shrimp cocktail.
The Experience at St. Elmo Steak House
St. Elmo Steak House has been an Indianapolis staple since opening its doors in 1902.
We love that all the entrees are served with the classic choices of navy bean soup or tomato juice. Plus, prime dry-aged steaks are hand-cut, and you can "enhance your steak" with all sorts of sauces, including a delicious Maker's Mark bourbon peppercorn sauce.
What People Say About St. Elmo Steak House
"An absolute classic, flinging you into a turn-of-the-century decadent service, old-school ambiance and mouth-watering 21- to 60-day aged cuts combined with skilled culinary skills [...] Set my mouth on fire with the shrimp cocktail heaped high with fresh horseradish from an established patch [...] Hello, filet mignon that had waited many a day for my fork. You were anything but lonely with your friends: loaded baked potato, lumps of lobster mac 'n cheese, smooth creamed spinach and perfect asparagus.
What a wild conclusion with creme brûlée, chocolate mousse cake and fresh vanilla ice cream." — Wendy G.
Location: Boise, Idaho
Menu highlights: The full-service martini bar encourages drinking the classic cocktail alongside one of the delicious cuts of beef.
The Experience at Chandlers
Situated in the Hotel 43, Chandlers is the place to get a steak when visiting this trending capital city.
Not only does it serve up delicious steaks and martinis, but you won't want to miss the live jazz music from local performers every night of the week.
What People Say About Chandlers
"If you want over-the-top, then this is the place. The food, the drinks, everything is top shelf [...] We can't wait to go back. It's nice having a restaurant around here. Sometimes, you just want to go big, and if you go to Chandlers, you'll do just that." — Mike P.
31. Old Homestead Steakhouse
Location: New York, New York
Visit: Old Homestead Steakhouse
Menu highlights: Feeling extra fancy? Order the Japanese Wagyu that melts in your mouth.
The Experience at Old Homestead Steakhouse
This New York steakhouse has some serious roots as one of the longest continually serving restaurants in America since opening in 1868.
It's so popular that you can even get steaks shipped to your front door via Goldbelly.
What People Say About Old Homestead Steakhouse
"I have been to them all. Very rare to find a prime rib in a steakhouse. When I ordered amongst the eight men I was with, the waiter stated, "You know your steaks!" When the prime rib came, I became the envy of everyone. Important to note I worked in a few steakhouses.
Old Homestead is one of the oldest steakhouses in America. The food always drives the business. They have been here from the beginning for a reason. A filet mignon is often a sexy pick, but in a true steakhouse that offers a prime rib, it rules the roost. Please note this is not the prime rib you get at your cousin's wedding." — T R.
30. Bavette's Bar & Boeuf
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Visit: Bavette's Bar & Boeuf
Menu highlights: While the steaks are delish, the fresh oysters and prime beef French dip are also standouts.
The Experience at Bavette's Bar & Boeuf
Bavette's is a modern take on the traditional steakhouse, complete with leather booths, velvet couches and impressive chandeliers.
Of course, it brings in a French flair to both its Chicago and Las Vegas locations with "le bouef" — several cuts of steak that are dry-aged for 42 days and topped with a classic bearnaise sauce.
What People Say About Bavette's Bar & Boeuf
"Went to Alinea the evening prior and actually preferred this meal at a third of the price. The bartender on the top floor was a bit rude and cold, though. We were scared to ask questions because she was so short with us. We had dinner downstairs, and the ambiance was unreal — my husband was Shazam-ing every tune and our server was incredible. He didn't miss a beat. Food was so flavorful." — Zuzu's P.
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Menu highlights: Both the rib eye and T-bone steaks earned rave reviews on Yelp for their generous portions.
The Experience at Cattlemen's
This casual steakhouse originated in the middle of Oklahoma's Stockyards City and was known for feeding hungry cowboys and ranchers upon first opening in 1910.
The restaurant was even featured on "Man v. Food," where host Adam Richman sank his teeth into the Presidential Choice T-bone steak, essentially two steaks in one.
What People Say About Cattlemen's
"I love this place!! They are always busy with a line outside, but they still manage to get you in pretty quickly. Everything on their menu is delicious, from their steaks to their lamb fries and rolls, you can't beat the food here. All of the staff are very friendly. I have always had a good experience here." — Jennifer S.
28. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
Location: Houston, Texas
Visit: Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
Menu highlights: The filet mignon stands out as a local fave, but you should start with an order of the lobster deviled eggs.
The Experience at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
With three locations throughout Texas, Pappas Bros. Steakhouse is one of several Pappas restaurants that started with H.D. Pappas, who passed down his love for food to his sons and later his grandsons.
The family-owned operation has won several awards for its high-quality dishes. Don't miss the desserts, which are made from scratch in-house daily.
What People Say About Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
"WOW is all I can say. From the service to the food, everything was more than I could ask for. Came for a date night and ordered the bone-in ribeye with potatoes au gratin and asparagus. Steak was grilled to absolute perfection and the in-house dry aging adds an added oomph. Was stuffed halfway through eating steak but forced myself to finish because it was that amazing.
Be warned, sides are family style, so don't go ordering a whole side for yourself. Sharing is caring." — Simon Y.
27. Gallaghers Steakhouse
Location: New York, New York
Visit: Gallaghers Steakhouse
Menu highlights: At $60 a person, you can split the Porterhouse between two, three or four hungry people. Of course, you can't go wrong with the New York sirloin either.
The Experience at Gallaghers Steakhouse
This legendary New York steakhouse also has a location in Vegas, but the original one in New York is the one with an interesting history.
Opened as a speakeasy in 1927, it quickly became a hotspot for gamblers, sports figures and Broadway stars at a time when Babe Ruth was the talk of the town. Its original charm still welcomes guests looking to let off some steam.
What People Say About Gallaghers Steakhouse
"It's delightful to visit a traditional steakhouse that isn't part of a chain and that maintains the aura and service that was a fixture of grand steakhouses before they became ubiquitous franchises. Everything about Gallagher's is what I'm looking for, from the cozy booths to the subdued lighting, the sparkling central bar and the professional yet friendly service [...]
Everything was terrific. Prices are reasonable for NYC, and it was appreciated that there was a selection of half bottles of wine so we could each have our favorite. We'll definitely make this a regular stop during visits to the theater." — Steve A.
26. House of Prime Rib
Location: San Francisco, California
Visit: House of Prime Rib
Menu highlights: For those who are extra hungry, consider the King Henry VIII cut of prime beef.
The Experience at House of Prime Rib
Prime rib is the name of the game here. Carved at your table, you can choose how rare you want it.
Traditional English sides like creamed spinach and Yorkshire pudding round out the experience at this English-style restaurant that first came onto the San Francisco scene in 1949. Now, locals consider it an institution with reservations booked several weeks in advance.
What People Say About House of Prime Rib
"The service here is orchestrated to be a show but what a fun show. The salad is composed table-side, with the dressing being applied from an extended arm. The beef (your choice, from multiple cut options, ranging from $50-$60) rolls up to your table in some sort of contraption that brings to mind Victorian England. At some point, your waiter will take a photo of you and your guests, and it will be posted on HOPR's web site later that night.
Did I say that all of this is very fun? It is. Did I mention that all of this is very filling? It most certainly is [...] If you've never been to HOPR, I think you ought to go. Dress up, arrive hungry and make an evening of it all." — Tracey A.
25. Jess & Jim’s
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Visit: Jess & Jim’s
Menu highlights: Along with the massive baked potatoes and perfectly cut fries, the Playboy Strip, a 2-inch-thick, 25-ounce sirloin, is a must.
The Experience at Jess & Jim’s
Family-owned and operated since 1938, this no-frills steakhouse cuts its beef by hand daily and serves each one free of seasoning for an uncomplicated experience.
Fans of the restaurant rave over the burgers, too, with trimmings from the steak ground into meat.
What People Say About Jess & Jim’s**==
"This is the best of the Kansas City beef palaces. Forget about Omaha. This is it." — Scott S.
24. Hy’s Steak House
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Visit: Hy’s Steak House
Menu highlights: Go big with the 34-ounce porterhouse, and for something sweet, guests rave about the banana foster for dessert.
The Experience at Hy’s Steak House
For more than 40 years, Hy’s has been serving USDA Prime beef grilled over native Hawaiian Kiawe wood. Along with the sensational smoky steaks, standouts include the professional tableside service of preparing Caesar salad and flambé desserts.
Pair dinner with a bottle from the impressive selection of wine from around the globe, with an emphasis on new-world reds.
What People Say About Hy’s Steak House
"Best service I've ever had at a restaurant. They all go out of their way to make your experience the best, while still keeping their personalities. We loved Anthony and Theresa, they were so nice. Everyone was amazing. Food was excellent. Will definitely make this a tradition when we come back to Honolulu." — Teena S.
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Menu highlights: Don’t pass up the steak tartare, succotash or the rolls with cinnamon butter.
The Experience at Mooo....
This upscale Beacon Hill joint is a modern chophouse that offers all the classics, like dry-aged sirloins, ribeyes, filets and creamed spinach. The extensive seafood offerings are noteworthy as well, including the sushi-grade tuna tartare, caviar and the seafood tower with gulf shrimp, Atlantic lobster tails, jumbo lump crab and East Coast oysters.
After a night of indulgence, rest your head at the luxurious XV Beacon Hotel, situated adjacent to the steakhouse.
What People Say About Mooo....
"From being escorted to our table to our diligent server, the staff at Mooo was completely top-notch. Plus, the food was incredible!
My mouth watered when I saw the skillet of Parker House Rolls arrive at the table. The sweet bread resembled challah and was topped with flakes of sea salt. I sipped my glass of 2019 Averean Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley in Oregon, while chewing on a roll or two and eagerly awaiting my steak. The 8-ounce, Greater Omaha Filet Mignon from Nebraska was flavorful and cooked to perfection. It was served with an herb and marrow butter on the side, which was actually heavenly on the rolls as well. Lastly, we ordered the Mooo.... Side Flight. I simply LOVED this concept! It is always so hard to choose a side from a list of intriguing options, so being able to sample smaller portions of each was a fun way to try more than one." — Alison C.
22. RingSide Steakhouse
Location: Portland, Oregon
Visit: RingSide Restaurant
Menu highlights: Everyone raves about the onion rings, so much so that famed chef James Beard called them the best he’d ever had. The 34-ounce ribeye for two is also a juicy delight.
The Experience at RingSide Steakhouse
Since 1944, RingSide has been a family-owned landmark in the Nob Hill section of Portland. The menu offers a variety of USDA Choice, Prime and Prime Dry Aged options, along with topnotch Pacific Northwest lamb, pork, chicken and seafood.
The steaks at the old school steakhouse are dry-aged for a minimum of 28 days and hand-cut on site.
What People Say About RingSide Steakhouse
"Fantastic food. Amazing wine. Incredible time. This place is a traditional steakhouse. You walk in and you smell deliciousness — even with your masks on.
The service was fantastic and the food was truly great. We ordered everything — an embarrassing amount honestly. But I wouldn't have it any other way." — Chris M.
21. Oak Steakhouse
Location: Charleston, South Carolina (among other locations throughout the U.S.)
Menu highlights: The burger wows with its blend of New York strip, filet and brisket. It features grilled onion, tomato, bibb, fontina cheese, brioche bun and truffled pomme frites.
The Experience at Oak Steakhouse
Located within a more than 150-year-old renovated historic bank building, Oak Steakhouse is just as much about the setting as it is the farm-to-table cuisine. The restaurant spans three floors, features arched windows, 20-foot ceilings, original metalwork, fireplaces and more.
Certified Angus Beef, housemade charcuterie and a daily rotating seafood selection make the steakhouse a well-rounded dining experience.
What People Say About Oak Steakhouse
"Five stars for the oysters Rockefeller! You'll definitely want to eat more than one — they are something I will crave until the next time I visit Charleston! The service was good, too.
Ribeye and scallops were just OK, but the oysters — 10/10 would recommend!" — Kaylee L.
20. Kayne Prime
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Menu highlights: The housemade bacon with maple cotton candy is an exciting choice, but the bone marrow appetizer, Wagyu filet mignon and the popcorn buttered lobster are favorites.
The Experience at Kayne Prime
This stylish and trendy restaurant is one of the few steakhouses to list the exact location of each cut on the menu. We’re talking about ranches in Alabama, Washington, California, Australia, Japan and so on.
Steaks are cooked under a 1,200-degree broiler, while mouthwatering accoutrements include the bone marrow butter, truffle béarnaise, Peruvian anticucho and yuzu chimichurri sauce. Yum!
What People Say About Kayne Prime
"ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Condé Nast ranked Kayne Prime among their top 20 Nashville restaurants. USA Today put them in the top 10. Could they live up to the hype for my lofty standards? I'm jaded having come from a family of chefs and restaurateurs, eating some pretty spectacular meals in 79 different countries and all seven continents.
Did they make the cut for my discerning palate? YES! YES! YES! This is the ideal place for celebrating a special occasion in Nashville. So exclusive, so creative, so perfect for this city! Kayne Prime perfectly embodies the spirit of what makes Nashville fine dining unique; simultaneously upscale but laidback, food with impeccable quality yet southern simplicity, clever flavor combinations from a brilliant chef who looks like he's the guy sitting next to you at a Preds game drinking a beer. This is what makes the Music City restaurant scene special, and Kayne Prime is a gleaming jewel in this city's crown." — William W.
19. Alexander’s Steakhouse
Location: San Francisco, California
Visit: Alexander’s Steakhouse
Menu highlights: Try the hamachi shots, Hokkaido milk buns, 24-ounce porterhouse and signature cotton candy dessert.
The Experience at Alexander’s Steakhouse
This modern American steakhouses is renowned for offering one of the largest varieties of domestic and imported Wagyu steak in the U.S., including choices from 10 different regions in Japan.
The carefully curated beef program also highlights small farms from the U.S. and Australia. Let’s not forget that the Greater Omaha Prime beef, dry-aged for 28 days, is a big draw as well.
What People Say About Alexander’s Steakhouse
"Beef! It's what's for dinner. There's really nothing more American than celebrating a birthday or a special occasion at a steakhouse [...] This was the steakhouse experience exquisitely executed.
Service was excellent [...] The ambiance here is very California — you can see the bricks and the woods are lighter colored. This is definitely a "bring the big wallet" type of experience (with tax and tip, this meal was about $180 per person), but it's worth it. Highly recommended!!!" — Andrew S.
18. Barclay Prime
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Visit: Barclay Prime
Menu highlights: The dry-aged porterhouse, A5 Wagyu NY strip, scallops and crab cakes are big hits.
The Experience at Barclay Prime
A boutique steakhouse and lounge, Barclay Prime is a hip hangout with its sexy soundtrack of club beats and crystal chandeliers.
The menu is decidedly classic, on the other hand. The steaks are dry-aged for up to 40 days, there’s a fine selection of American and Japanese Wagyu, and you can choose from plenty of classic sides like rich whipped potatoes.
What People Say About Barclay Prime**
"I love Barclay Prime! Amazing food with intricate decor. Service is excellent. I have a few recommendations:
-The lobster bisque is amazing
-The Caesar salad and chopped salad are great as well
-Jumbo lump crab cake is delicious
-Truffle Mac and Cheese!" — Nikki R.
17. Nick and Sam’s Steakhouse
Location: Dallas, Texas
Visit: Nick and Sam’s Steakhouse
Menu highlights: The Mishima Wagyu melts in your mouth, and for dessert, don’t pass up the absurdly large red velvet cake.
The Experience at Nick and Sam’s Steakhouse
Come for the fun, stay for the Wagyu. Nick and Sam’s is known for its happening bar scene.
After sipping on creative cocktails like the “Gamboa” — vodka, cotton candy and gummy bears — grab a table and indulge in about half a dozen cuts of beef and seven varieties of Japanese Wagyu. The sushi and seafood is top notch as well.
What People Say About Nick and Sam’s Steakhouse
"This place hits the Mark. Five-star dining experience. They offer prime cuts of steaks and chops but also feature some other great dinner and appetizers options. The Wagyu beef egg rolls are superb!! A must-try.
They offer dining room or bar seating. We chose the bar area for this birthday celebration; it has a full menu upping the atmosphere with a little music and some good drinks. Definitely worth checking out." — Randall M.
Location: Miami, Florida
Menu highlights: The house-made empanadas, tomahawk steak for two and hand-cut Argentine rib eye steak are favorites.
The Experience at Graziano’s
Known for its Argentinean influence, Graziano’s features tender, aged cuts like the picanha and bife del carnicero, which are grilled over an open flame. Even the Quebracho wood is imported from Argentina for the grilling process.
Yelp reviews praise server Jose of the Brickell location for his extensive knowledge of the menu.
What People Say About Graziano’s
"The best empanadas you will ever eat are here!!!! Ham and cheese and spinach and cheese are my favorites. I ordered the churrasco, which never disappoints. Also, a parrillada, and it was amazing; it brings a variety of different meats.
The service provided by Ronald was by far what made my experience here so enjoyable. He was attentive and quick, even when he had multiple tables to serve. He made sure everything was perfect." — Gabriela P.
15. Guard and Grace
Location: Denver, Colorado
Visit:Guard and Grace
Menu highlights: Chilled or oak-grilled “Mile High” seafood towers and filet mignon flights are unique and delicious dishes to experience.
The Experience at Guard and Grace
Winos will go nuts for the floor-to-ceiling glass wine cellar that holds thousands of bottles of temperature-controlled wine, while doubling as a dry-aging room. Meanwhile, colorful cocktails set the tone for an exciting evening, with names like “Art of Storytelling,” and “Give Peas a Chance.”
And if you’re having a tough time ordering, you can’t go wrong with the dry-aged bone-in New York strip.
What People Say About Guard and Grace
"Beautiful restaurant, really strong staff, great drinks and super tastes steaks [...]
You definitely leave with a food coma! We will be back." — Brandon F.
14. Kevin Rathbun Steak
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Visit:Kevin Rathbun Steak
Menu highlights: Try the creamed corn, made with roasted corn and jalapenos, and the thick-cut bacon glazed in molasses and Sriracha. The Japanese BBQ Wagyu short rib is a hit as well.
The Experience at Kevin Rathbun Steak
Located in Atlanta’s posh Inman Park neighborhood, Kevin Rathbun is a modern chophouse featuring cuts from Allen Brothers in Chicago.
The menu is filled with drool-worthy items, from the Wagyu beef carpaccio to the “Full Monty” seafood tower and the filet mignon topped with truffle butter.
What People Say About Kevin Rathbun Steak
"Wow, this was the most amazing meal, ambiance, service that I have ever had this decade!! I don't even know where to start my goodness [...]
I started with the Full Monty — such tender lobster, crab and shrimp. Wow! Succulent is the word that comes to mind. The oysters were also fresh.
I had the filet mignon with truffle butter, and we shared sides of the mac and cheese, creamed spinach, risotto and mashed potatoes. Everything was amazing. I can't say enough positive things about this place. I will certainly be back!" — Karnesha S.
Location: Dallas, Texas
Menu highlights: Get a little “exotic,” as one of the menu sections suggests, trying out the 32-ounce 240-day dry-aged bone-in ribeye. The bacon flight also impresses with its five slabs curated from around the world.
The Experience at Knife
A touch of Tex-Mex makes this steakhouse a unique visit for the tastebuds. You’ll find a sauce list that includes salsa verde and sides such as avocado fries and roasted okra. T
The majority of the beef comes from 44 Farms, located in Cameron, Texas. For dessert, light up a stogie from the specified menu offering a dozen reserve and vintage cigars.
What People Say About Knife
"I don't even have the vocabulary to describe my experience here. Absolutely mind blowing." — Yuki I.
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Menu highlights: The signature Silver Butter Knife Steak is a melt-in-your-mouth masterpiece. In fact, it’s so delicately marbled, it’s recommended to use a butter knife to dig in.
The Experience at Murray’s
Located in one of the oldest buildings in Minneapolis that dates back to the 1880s, Murray’s has been serving up steaks and entertainment for more than 70 years. Even the vintage neon Murray’s signs have become a downtown Minneapolis icon.
The menu boasts big hits like oysters rockefeller, French onion soup with garlic toast croutons, hickory smoked shrimp and a tantalizingly tender 10-ounce center-cut tenderloin.
What People Say About Murray’s
"Great dinner, fabulous atmosphere and friendly staff. Had the butter knife steak, medium rare plus. Perfectly cooked. French onion soup was spot on. Pretzel rolls and croutons were a good starter. Highly recommend when visiting the Twin Cities." — Lito M.
11. Urban Farmer
Location: Portland, Oregon
Visit: Urban Farmer
Menu highlights: Don’t pass up one of the creative salads, like the “Salad by Fire,” consisting of charred endive, baby bok choy, fish sauce and seared halloumi. The New York steak tasting is a fun try, featuring 6 ounces each of a grass-fed, grain-finished and dry-aged American steak.
The Experience at Urban Farmer
A country-chic setting within the Nines Hotel, Urban Farmer offers exactly what you’d expect. Mushrooms are presented from the source — still sprouting from a log — before being plucked and roasted tableside.
Everything here is locally and responsibly sourced. There’s grass-fed Oregon beef, pasture-raised, grain-finished beef as well as corn-fed beef.
What People Say About Urban Farmer
"Just left dinner and this was hands down the best steakhouse I've been to in Portland. From the presentation, quality of ingredients to taste, it was genuinely so sooo good. I was just at PCG the other week, and it's genuinely incomparable. This was amazing, and I don't think I will ever want to go anywhere else.
Nick was our server, and he was super kind, attentive and had great recommendations. I am so very much looking forward to coming back again." — Masha L.
10. Chamberlain's Steak & Chop House
Location: Dallas, Texas
Visit: Chamberlain's Steak & Chop House
Menu highlights: Try the 22-ounce, 40-day aged prime bone-in ribeye, and slather foie gras butter on top.
The Experience at Chamberlain's Steak & Chop House
Since 1993, Chef Richard Chamberlain has been at the helm of this Texas steakhouse. The wood-paneled establishment combines creative concoctions with crowd-pleasing classics.
Along with the 16 different steaks and chops on the menu, the seafood selection is very popular, especially the Chilean sea bass.
What People Say About Chamberlain's Steak & Chop House
"Awesome experience!!! Every item was on point, totally delicious and could not have been any better. Great service from a staff that is focused on every little detail. I love this place!!! Chamberlain's is the real deal!" — Irvin L B.
9. Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Visit:Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse
Menu highlights: Believe it or not, you can’t go wrong with the burger — a local favorite. It’s an 8-ounce USDA Gibsons Prime angus burger with cheddar cheese.
The Experience at Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse
The atmosphere is lively, the martinis are on point, and the guest list is fancy. The original Gibsons location is a Chicago staple, packed with prime cuts to please the palate.
The menu is uncomplicated, with steak choices that include filet mignon, t-bone, porterhouse and New York strip. Sides are equally as traditional, with several potato preparations, grilled asparagus and creamed spinach. Feel the energy of the celebrities who’ve wined and dined with autographed photographs of athletes, politicians, movie stars, rock stars and entertainers of all kinds lining the walls.
What People Say About Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse
"Speechless. Everything is five stars. The food, the service, the ambiance. I would come back just for the arancini Cacio di Pepe. The person I dined with said the truffle butter was the best she ever had. This place is definitely a must!" — Anna O.
8. Bern's Steak House
Location: Tampa, Florida
Visit: Bern's Steak House
Menu highlights: With six different cuts in 51 different sizes, there’s a steak for everyone here. A fan favorite is the 100-day, dry-aged Delmonico.
The Experience at Bern's Steak House
Since 1956, this legendary restaurant has enticed locals, tourists and celebrities alike.
Expect to dine like royalty, with more than 20 kinds of caviar, two preparations of foie gras, four kinds of steak tartare, 15 different cheeses, more than 50 desserts and a wine cellar boasting 500,000 bottles. Whew!
What People Say About Bern's Steak House
"This is by far the coolest steakhouse experience I've ever been to. My friend has been hyping this place up for years, and I finally got the chance to go for another friend's birthday. For the price, you really can't beat it. If you order a steak, it comes with a soup, salad and multiple sides, whereas a lot of other steakhouses I've been to are a la carte [...]
Then, we went to the dessert room, and it's a whole freaking other restaurant upstairs. I was floored. We ordered several flights (Madeira flight was our fave) to go along with our desserts. It's totally true: Do not sleep on the macadamia nut sundae. I swear they use sorcery to make it taste the way it does [...] So worth it!" — Kelsey F.
7. Sparks Steak House
Location: New York, New York
Visit: Sparks Steak House
Menu highlights: Get the prime sirloin steak, lump crab meat and bay scallops, or the steak fromage.
The Experience at Sparks Steak House
Renowned worldwide, Sparks is the quintessential steakhouse people just can’t get enough of. The family-owned and -operated hotspot features a clubby atmosphere and massive USDA Prime sirloin steaks. The extensive wine list is also popular for its reasonable prices.
There’s 10 private party rooms as well, making this a must when in NYC for large parties. In fact, one of the rooms can host more than 600 people.
What People Say About Sparks Steak House
"My favorite steakhouse in NYC and incredible wine list. The old Italian gangsters knew good food, I must say." — Tamara K.
6. BOA Steakhouse
Location: Los Angeles, California
Visit: BOA Steakhouse
Menu highlights: The signature 40-day, dry-aged New York strip and A5 Japanese Wagyu keep crowds coming back for more.
The Experience at BOA Steakhouse
This modern steakhouse boasts a stylish interior and equally impressive cuisine. The petite filet is so indulgently rich that a little goes a long way. The goat cheese baklava looks like a dessert and eats like a decadent cheese plate.
And, last but not least, the Chilean sea bass causes an involuntary moan with each bite. (We’re not kidding!)
What People Say About BOA Steakhouse
"Delicious drinks and good food. We had the Caesar salad, shrimp scampi appetizer, filet mignon, smashed broccoli and cocktails. The blueberry smash cocktail was delicious and refreshing. If you are looking for a great LA steakhouse, I highly recommend this restaurant. — Cassandra B.
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Menu highlights: Everyone raves over the A5 Japanese Wagyu and the collection of over 100 single-malt scotches.
The Experience at Stripsteak
Everything acclaimed chef Michael Mina touches turns to gold, including Stripsteak. The sophisticated steakhouse provides all-natural, organic and hormone-free beef that’s tempered in butter and grilled over mesquite wood.
The menu is thoughtfully well-rounded, from the seafood platters and hamachi and ahi poppers, to the mishima rib cap and hand cut beef tartar, as well as sides like the five-spiced pork belly fried rice and whipped potato with Maine lobster and sour cream.
What People Say About Stripsteak
"Wow! So good! And punching with density of taste that I didn't even finish it. You gotta order the lobster mashed, best mashed I've ever had in my life. And the crispy pork belly was bomb as hell. Some people were randomly going around just giving us duck fat fries, too. That was ace.
Whiskey sour will punch your throat into a new dimension. Be forewarned! Very high-quality liquor. Come here!" — Ray S.
4. Barbarie’s Black Angus Grill
Location: Danbury, Connecticut
Visit:Barbarie’s Black Angus Grill*
Menu highlights: Indulge in the black angus chili nachos, crabmeat-stuffed swordfish or the 40-ounce angus porterhouse.
The Experience at Barbarie’s Black Angus Grill
Classic and under-the-radar in comparison to many on this list, the husband and wife team behind this top five steakhouse know what they’re doing.
The beef, raised using humane and environmentally responsible practices, reaches ideal tenderness within a glass room, where it’s dry-aged for at least 30 days.
What People Say About Barbarie’s Black Angus Grill
"Got an endlessly growing kid at an AAU Basketball tourney, have games late night and early morning, so you're staying at the courtyard? This is your jam.
Amazing food. Spot-on steaks, perfectly cooked. Mashed potatoes were amazing. Creamed spinach was amazing. And the all-in price, especially considering the high quality, was extremely reasonable. We will be back!" — Will M.
3. The Butcher’s Table
Location: Seattle, Washington
Visit:The Butcher’s Table
Menu highlights: “Fishmonger’s Fantasy” entices with king crab legs, grilled shrimp, albacore tuna, local oysters, smoked salmon and yellowtail. Another standout is the tasting flight of 4-ounce pieces of filet mignon, eye of rib, zabuton and Manhattan-cut New York.
The Experience at The Butcher’s Table
With its own butcher’s shop attached to the restaurant, you can bet this Seattle staple is a big deal among carnivores. The food proves worthy of the incredibly passionate staff, down to the embellishments including king crab with calabrian chili and smoked bone marrow.
Our advice: Don’t pass up a tasting flight. Every bite is worth it.
What People Say About the Butcher’s Table
"Today, we were treated to the most extraordinary experience at The Butcher's Table. Everyone —but especially our server Ryan —went out of their way to make our visit memorable. The steaks were amazing, the sides blew our minds, and the dessert was sinful.
We let Ryan pick out our meal selections, and he was right on the money!! We were blown away by the level of attention and service and would enthusiastically recommend this place (and Ryan) to anyone looking for a great dinner experience." — Emily B.
2. Peter Luger Steak House
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Visit: Peter Luger Steak House
Menu highlights: Don’t sleep on the more than half-pound burger or the lamb chops.
The Experience at Peter Luger Steak House
New Yorkers will tell you Peter Lugers is legendary. The Williamsburg steakhouse serves up USDA Prime, which is carefully selected after undergoing a scrutiny for conformation, color, age, marbling and texture.
The chosen short loins and shells go through an onsite dry-aging process. Once properly aged, the short loins are butchered, trimmed and brought up to the kitchen for broiling. Now that’s attention to detail!
What People Say About Peter Luger Steak House
"Can I have steak the same again? No. Will I think of Peter Luger when I'm having steak for the rest of my life? Yes. Do I now have a love-hate relationship with Peter Luger? Yes [...]
This was definitely a different kind of experience. Think old-school steakhouse diner. No fuss. No "ambiance." This isn't the place for a nice candlelit romantic steakhouse experience where you look into your partner's eyes as they bring out a meat platter before you pick your cut. No mood lighting. Snap out of it! Everything is going to be OK once the steak comes sizzling out, bathing in its own fat [...]
Their house-made sauce was delicious, but I didn't even pair my steak with it. I actually mostly dipped the onions and potatoes in the sauce instead of the steak itself. But what I did was dip the steak in the pool of butter on the famous slanted plate. Oh, I could've drunk that.
We didn't expect to have amazing dessert. But then came out the cheesecake, and it was amazing. They had to take the Schlag away before I drank that, too." — Christine W.
1. Bourbon Steak
Location: Dana Point, California (among other locations throughout the U.S.)
Menu highlights: The Thai red snapper is out of this world, as is the 6-ounce Wagyu rib cap.
The Experience at Bourbon Steak
Located within the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach, this Bourbon Steak location offers particularly exceptional service, views and, of course, delicious fare. Sit outside where dinner on the balcony overlooks the sprawling lawn and large pool, while the sun slips into the Pacific before your eyes.
Every staff member beams with excitement for the food — and for you to eat the food. The Michael Mina restaurant has a large selection of drool-worthy eats, down to the complimentary truffle-injected bread rolls.
What People Say About Bourbon Steak
"Bourbon Steak is a great experience. The ambiance is very welcoming and charming. Amazing wines, food and service. Staff are extremely knowledgeable and make great recommendations. The menu has wonderful options that all taste wonderful.
We had oysters, Wagyu filet, tuna tartare, fries (complimentary for my birthday) and an assortment of desserts. The views are beautiful at sunset, as you are facing the Pacific Ocean. We can't wait to be back soon." — Mikinzie C.