Nothing beats a night out at a great steak house; the good news is that the USA is packed with them and steak in America is among the very best in the world.
With such endless choice and so many world class options we decided to pick the best of the best, with one must-visit place from each state.
You’ll first notice the distinct aroma of Briquettes – pecan and red oak – which they use on their grill to add extra flavor to the meat. They’ve been cooking up world class steaks since 2013 and have a seriously loyal customer base.
As they say themselves, “only the finest fresh beef is used and all steaks are individually cut and aged on the premise.” Club Paris is best known for their steak and Alaskan white crab combo, which is a match made in heaven.
Since opening in 2014, Steak 44 has gained a reputation as being one of the very best steakhouses in the country. A creative and extensive wine list complements their premium beef to perfection.
Doe’s Eat Place is somewhere you have to eat when in the Little Rock area. If it’s good enough for Bill Clinton – who has paid this spot a visit – it’s good enough for us. It’s a true steakhouse, so as you would expect it’s the juicy steak and fries that steals the show.
They offer a wide selection of aged beef including signature dry-aged Porterhouse and Harris’ bone-in New York steaks. The charming dining room with deep leather banquettes and high-end service makes it the perfect place to enjoy a very special experience.
A casual steak house (which also does great burgers and ribs that are well worth a return visit) with locations across the state of Colorado. Saltgrass Steak House is consistently winning awards, with a huge focus on friendly service being as important as the delicious steaks.
When in Connecticut you can’t miss a meal at this classic steakhouse, ran by husband and wife team Tom and Karen Barbarie. You can see the beef dry-age in a glass-enclosed environment for at least 30 days as they nurture it and extract the maximum flavour from the meat. It’s wonderfully tender.
Owners Tom Holmes, Tammy Mozingo, and John Farquhar, all Delaware beach locals, bring their huge passion for food to 1776 Steakhouse, serving some of the very best steaks in the state. The real star of the show? It’s gotta be the Tomahawk with truffle-chive butter…
There are three Charley’s restaurants around the state of Florida, so chances are you’ll easily find one close by. If you do visit the first thing you should be trying is the Surf and Turf. Perfect cooking of a classic dish that melts in your mouth.
Bones opened its doors way back in 1979; you just know that if a restaurant has been going for that long you are in for a seriously special treat. Prime beef, fresh seafood, and Maine lobster are served along with regional specialties from their Southern roots. It’s consistently winning awards and it’s not hard to see why – simply delicious.
Hy’s Steak House has been a tradition in Waikiki for over 40 years and continues to be a favourite with visitors and locals alike. USDA prime beef is aged and trimmed on site to create tender, flavourful steaks cooked over fragrant, Hawaiian kiawe wood for a wonderfully unique steak.
Chandlers cook up not only some of the best steaks in the area, but also world class seafood, wines and cocktails served alongside live jazz entertainment. A truly great place to have a special night out with friends or family. Choose from a large range of cuts which are either slow-cooked or seared to your liking.
Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse has been a Chicago icon since partners Hugo Ralli and Steve Lombardo opened its doors in May of 1989. The classic American steakhouse was even the first in the country to be awarded its own USDA Prime Beef Certification. Gibsons Prime Angus Beef stars on the menu, along with fresh fish, classic cocktails, an extensive wine list and exceptional service.
St. Elmo Steak House has been a landmark in downtown Indianapolis since 1902. It is the oldest Indianapolis steakhouse in its original location, and has earned a national reputation for its excellent steaks, seafood, chops and professional service.
Anywhere that has been in business for over a century has to be doing something right. Once you try their steaks you’ll see just how special the place is.
It all started in 1973 when Glen Rubenbauer “Rube” opened a tavern in tiny Montour, Iowa. His philosophy was to allow guests the experience of grilling generously-portioned, hand-cut premium steaks over an indoor, open-hearth grill. Most importantly, premium corn-fed steak is still at the heart of it all with the promise that every steak comes from within 150 miles of the restaurant.
For over 150 years Kansas City has been recognised as the cattle capital of the United States. This reputation dates back to the stockyards along the Missouri River as a destination for the cowboys driving cattle up from Texas. As they say themselves, “the Majestic Restaurant serves the finest dry aged steaks you can find anywhere in the country.” A grand claim, but one they back up with every single steak they serve.
Blue Herron is a comfortably chic local restaurant that focuses on classic dishes such as steaks, oysters and Caesar salads. It started life as an upscale cocktail bar (their cocktails are still outstanding) but the addition of a kitchen and a focus on steak has taken things to another level. A wonderful place to unwind and relax after a tough week.
They’ve been cooking up great food here for close to 30 years and as they say themselves their goal is to “serve the finest quality steak of a more than generous portion with consistency that never varies.” They still hand-cut every steak when you place your order table side, meaning this is a wonderfully unique dining experience.
They pride themselves on serving only fresh U.S.D.A. Prime and choice corn-fed heavy western beef exclusively. These are not your ordinary run-of-the-mill steaks; they’re carefully selected from the very best cattle.
Each steak is always hand-cut on the premises and broiled in extremely high-temperature broilers which lock in the juices and flavour of this exceptional beef. A real paradise for steak lovers.
Founded in 1998 by restaurateurs Paul Fleming and Bill Allen, the first Fleming’s opened in Newport Beach, California. The cooking here is precise, the ingredients luxurious and the service always at a super high level. Their filet mignon Surf and Turf is a dish you will simply never forget.
Abe & Louie’s sets the standard for classic American steakhouses across the country, with its superb flavour combinations and superior service. Coupled with an award-winning wine list featuring more than 200 globally sourced palates, Abe & Louie’s in Boston, and its sister restaurant in Boca Raton, remain beloved East Coast landmarks.
You’ll want to come with a serious appetite though as the portions are absolutely huge.
Enjoy The Chop House’s exceptional cuts of USDA Prime beef that are the perfect combination of flavour and tenderness. The menu has a little something for everybody with the cherry on top being their cigar room, into which you can retire with a full belly after your meal for a fine smoke.
Manny’s Steakhouse has some wonderfully flavoursome cuts, including their bone in fillet. The steaks are all USDA Certified, 100% genetically verified, Black Angus beef from their own herds. In short, this is a steak lover’s dream with cooking and service provided by people at the very top of their game.
Consistently voted as one of the best steak houses in the area, it’s not hard to see why. The restaurant looks as if it could be in Montana or Colorado surrounded by giant trees and heated only by wood stoves. A truly unique steak experience where in addition to restaurant service, customers can cook their own hamburgers or steaks outside to eat at nearby picnic tables.
Citizen Kane’s Steakhouse is located in a classic Victorian home in the heart of Kirkwood. They’ve been serving up great food since way back in 1993 and their steaks are perfectly cooked. Bursting full of flavour, each dish will leave you planning your next visit as soon as you leave the gorgeous building.
Lolo Creek Steak House is a uniquely Montana experience for locals and travellers alike. From the timber used to build the restaurant (which was logged up the road near Lolo Pass), to the fine larch wood used to fire the grill, diners can savour the fine tastes, sights and sounds of Big Sky Country. They’ve been going strong for 25 years serving up steak that tastes so good you’ll hardly believe it is real.
First opened in 1995 by Ron & Vickie Olson who grew so popular on their original premises that they had to expand to the building next door in 2003, before passing it onto the next generation of their family. The portions are big, the cooking honest and the service world class. What more could you need?
In a city that is well known for its steak houses, Strip Steak is one that stands out from the crowd in a big way. With its classic menu, inviting bar scene and sophisticated atmosphere, acclaimed Chef Michael Mina breaks new ground with his attention to detail and superb menus.
For something really special try their A5 Japanese Wagyu or choose from their collection of over 100 Single Malts Scotches.
The Butchery opened March 15th, 2012 as a meat market specialty shop highlighting top-quality beef and home-made marinates, but quickly expanded to much more. Today the Butchery features a wide variety of in-house crafted specialty foods, a vast array of locally crafted beers, plenty of wine – and of course steaks that have been handled by professionals from farm-to-table.
Melt in the mouth stuff.
Rails Steakhouse features USDA Prime and CAB corn-fed beef, dry-aged 28-30 days to perfection for flavour and texture on premise in their dry aging room. The restaurant offers a wide selection of cuts, ranging from Porterhouse Steak for two to Bone-In Ribeye. One dish not to be missed is their filet mignon with stuffed lobster tail (see below).
While Vernon’s Speakeasy isn’t a steakhouse in the classic sense of the word, it is a superbly fun place to eat steak thats tastes better than any you’ll have had before. Throw in a wonderfully unique atmosphere, splendid cocktails and an extensive cigar menu and this isn’t a meal you’ll forget in a hurry.
Since 1966, Sparks has become one of the best known steakhouses, not just in New York – or indeed America – but in the entire world. Very classical in style, it ticks all the boxes. A place to come with a large group for a big celebration and to marvel at their service, wine list and most of all those huge steaks which are juicy and full of flavour.
Carolina Prime Steakhouse was founded in September 2005 and remains a proper family restaurant where the main focus is on providing world class service., The steaks are majestic and as tender as could be. Couple the incredible steak cuts with the charm of the room and a perfect glass of red? You will be feeling like one happy camper.
Going strong since 1946, this converted barn restaurant is a top notch spot for a steak feast. As they say themselves, the primary focus of The Ranch Steakhouse is “to offer the level of honest hospitality for which Midwesterners are known worldwide”. Their steaks are cut thick, come with a wonderful selection of sides and cooked to perfection.
Delmonico’s Steakhouse has a swanky retro-design with luxurious red leather furnishings and romantic mood lighting that makes you feel as if you’re in a 1950’s Manhattan Supper-Club. They’ve been up and running for close to 30 years; once you taste that first mouthful of steak you’ll see exactly why they are so successful.
A small chain of four restaurants that are taking steak to another level. Mahogany’s steaks are the finest custom-aged U.S. Prime Midwestern Beef, which is known for its excellence in marbling, texture and flavour. Try their Surf and Turf (pictured below) for a special treat.
Up and running since way back in 1946, 10,000s of people have enjoyed these juicy steaks before you. They have a large selection of steaks to choose from, but if you want to attempt a special feat they have a 72 Oz steak challenge which will test the biggest eaters out there. Whatever dish you choose, our advice is to come hungry.
Barclay Prime provides a sleek and sexy space for world-class cuisine. Taking cues from a European library, with comfortable banquettes, marble surfaces and crystal chandeliers, the dining room is a chic but comfortable setting perfect for any experience.
Their seafood is well known as being superb but to come here and not try the steak would be missing out. Basically, it’s everything that a good steakhouse should be.
From the moment you step into The Capital Grille, the experience is one of comfortable elegance. African mahogany paneling and Art Deco chandeliers are a great backdrop the its fantastic dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, and acclaimed world-class wines.
As The Capital Grille has locations across the country, it means they have perfected what they do down to the very last detail, with consistency being the key word here. You know what you are getting every single time you set foot in here.
Oak Steakhouse is a classic American steakhouse. With an array of both wet and dry aged Certified Angus beef on the menu the hardest part of eating here is narrowing it down to just one steak. Throw in the world class cocktails and oysters to die for and this place ticks pretty much every box going,
Original owner Myril started off cooking for friends and family way back in 1954 before passing it onto his daughter Cindy. The steaks at Cattleman’s Club Steakhouse are super premium, cooked to order and expertly presented.
A proper laid back American steak experience that you simply have to try once in your life.
Kayne Prime is the artful fusion of a chef-chic boutique restaurant with a great American steakhouse. Although deeply rooted in the classic style, Kayne is a celebration of the now, featuring modern interpretations of the classics in the form of market-driven, fresh, farm-to-table creations.
Their steaks are so beautifully presented and cooked that it’s almost too beautiful to eat. Almost.
From world class cocktails to steaks served with panache and flair, this is the sort of restaurant that makes you leave feeling good about life. As the saying goes, everything is bigger and better in Texas and these tasty steaks are no exception.
An absolute joy of a dining experience to be had at either of their two Texas locations.
Established in 1996, this is a place to come for some seriously wholesome food where the focus is on quality ingredients served up in a laid back atmosphere with great service. Their filet with baked potato is the stuff that dreams are made of and will have you licking your lips as soon as it is set in front of you.
Southside Steakhouse serves only the highest quality steaks including dry aged steaks, aged a minimum of 21 days from a climate controlled locker, to the freshest seafood. Throw in some great cocktails and a superb wine list and it’s the sort of place you’ll linger for a couple more drinks after you’ve polished off that delicious steak.
Featuring a rich and timeless interior, trademark exhibition kitchen, classic bar area, exceptional private dining rooms and outdoor patio, Morton’s is the perfect place to eat great steak either for a casual occasion or to celebrate something more formal. There’s a huge selection of steak, as well as wonderful seafood to choose from as an added bonus for the non steak lovers.
They have their own butchers shop attached to the restaurant where you can choose from an extensive range including Mishima Reserve Wagyu beef to smoked meats and other. The whole experience is run by people super passionate and knowledgeable about steak; you’ll be left in awe at the final result that comes to your table. One of the best steak eating experiences in America from start to finish.
The perfect place for a quick casual steak at lunchtime when short on time or a more formal meal in the evening when you have time to really enjoy it. Boyd’s caters for both markets perfectly. Big plump steaks with a kitchen team that prides themselves on only sourcing the best of the best.
The Alley Cat Lounge at Five O’Clock Steakhouse features Milwaukee’s best free live music, classic cocktails and a 1940’s retro-lounge ambiance so you’ll be wanting to make a proper night out of the experience. It’s great steak but is also so much more than just a meal.
FireRock believes that grilling over the open flame gives food a very unique character and superb flavour. They use oak hardwood for its high heat and light smokiness which elevates their wood cookery to new heights. Big portions, excellent service and a world-class wine list make this a must visit.