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7 Best Steakhouses in Colorado

Do you have a mad craving for a steak? Colorado is home to many a great steak house to get your fix. From unique steaks such as elk, ostrich and yak; to classic NY strips and uber fancy Wagyu, there’s something for everyone. Here are our picks for the best steakhouses in Colorado.

7 of the Best Steakhouses in Colorado

1. The Steakhouse at Flying Horse – Colorado Springs

Set in the heart of the ever-charming Colorado Springs, this steakhouse comes complete with some of the best steaks, wines and views in all of Colorado. Modelled after a Tuscan style villa, the charm is not lacking, either. Whether you opt for the beef tenderloin tips or full prime rib, you’re set for the meal of a lifetime. Don’t forget to ask for a wine pairing from their Award of Excellence winning wine list, either.

2. Buckhorn Exchange – Denver

Buckhorn Exchange is not only one of the best steakhouses in Colorado, it’s also Denver’s oldest continuously operating restaurant. Since 1893 this local steak joint has been serving up some of the very best prime grade beef, elk, ostrich, buffalo ribs and even yak. Be sure to try their famous fried alligator tail as an appetiser and don’t miss out on dessert.
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3. Guard and Grace – Denver

For those looking for a prime steak in a sophisticated setting, there’s Guard and Grace. This upscale steakhouse serves up the very best in fine cuts with certified Angus, local grass-fed beef and even Wagyu. Set in a sprawling 9,000 sq foot space, Guard and Grace also come with opulent private rooms perfect for date nights, a state of the art oyster bar and its own wine cellar. Be sure to ask for a wine pairing with your steak and load up on a shrimp cocktail as an app.

4. Quality Italian Steakhouse – Denver

If you’re hankering for a juicy steak with an Italian twist, Quality Italian Steakhouse in Denver is for you. Living up to its name, this steakhouse serves some of the very best cuts in all of the Centennial State. From their New York Strip to the filet mignon, each is more delectable than the last. Best part? Each of their steaks is served with your choice of alla marsala nero, truffle butter or gorgonzola and horseradish. We recommend the skirt steak alla griglia.

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5. Bastien’s – Denver

This retro steakhouse has been whipping up the very best steaks since 1937. While they do a great traditional rib-eye, NY strip and filet mignon; the real star of the show is their famous sugar steak. This juicy slab of meat is a Bastien house speciality and made with their signature rub of sugar and spices. Order the NY strip and have it made sugar-steak style.
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6. Urban Farmer Denver – Denver

Nested inside the Oxford Hotel, Urban Farmer Denver is the perfect spot to get your steak fix in a contemporary and cosy setting. They prioritise locally and organically sourced food above all else and are commited to serving you the very best in steaks that are as sustainable as they are flavourful. We recommend a filet of their king prime beef with a stout cocktail.

7. Citizen Rail – Denver

Set in the super chic Hotel Born in downtown Denver, this chophouse is famous for its upscale atmosphere and drool-worthy cuts of steak. Their speciality is dry-aged meats and smoked steaks that are butchered in house alongside locally sourced ingredients. We recommend their smoked and braised oxtail over rice porridge with a wine pairing.
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Melanie Hamilton

Melanie is an avid traveller with a passion for history and global foods. She is currently based in Tbilisi, Georgia where most of her time is occupied with qvevri wine and Soviet history. Having do-si-do'd her way across Europe and Latin America, she's enjoyed some of the world's most exciting places firsthand and can't wait to tell you about them.

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