Feeling the urge to treat yourself to a delicious feast of steak and cocktails? Whether you’re marking an occasion or just up for some good company with good drinks and even better steaks, you’re not lacking in options. There’s something for every type of diner whether you’re after a rustic country style eatery or a sophisticated fine dining atmosphere. Here are the best steakhouses in Vermont.
7 of the Best Steakhouses in Vermont
1. Fire & Ice – Middlebury
If you’re looking for a super casual yet atmospheric steak dinner, Fire & Ice is for you. This classic American bar and grill is famous for its delicious steak dinners and cosy country atmosphere complete with head to toe nostalgic memorabilia including an original 1921 motorboat, WW1 plane propellers and a hefty peppering of antique photos, many of them family. Locally and family-owned since 1974, this community steakhouse is about as good as they come. Be sure to start with their spicy black bean soup before making your steak pick – we recommend their cult fave prime rib made on the grill.
2. Raven’s Den Steakhouse and Taproom – Manchester
If you’re looking for a steakhouse that checks all the boxes, head to Raven’s Den. This Manchester gem has some of the best steaks in Vermont and tons of beer, wine and cocktails to bring your meal full circle. Whether you’re an ice-cold beer, fine wine or handcrafted cocktail kind of steak diner, they’ve got top notch pairings for any steak dinner you choose. We recommend opting for the double thick porterhouse chop with a craft beer selection.
3. LongHorn Steakhouse – Williston
This casual steakhouse is sure to make you a regular in no time. Whether you’re looking for a laid back space for date night, small family dinner or just want to mark an occasion with a delicious steak feast – LongHorn has you covered. Be sure to start with their wild west shrimp before moving on to your steak option. Trust us; there are plenty. Whether you’re after a house speciality like the outlaw ribeye, a classic filet mignon or charred to perfection t-bone, there’s something for everyone.
4. Southside Steakhouse – Rutland
At this Rutland fave, they take date night worthy dinners and crank them up a notch. Not only is the ambience set with mood lighting, wonderful staff and intimate seating, the steak is also to die for. They utilize only the highest quality cuts, including minimum 21 days dry-aged steaks. The freshness doesn’t stop with the steak, either. Southside Steakhouse is known for serving up some of the best seafood in Vermont. That said, we recommend the dry-aged bone-in ribeye topped with seared scallops.
5. Sam’s Steakhouse – Ludlow
This homey, rustic steakhouse is just the place to treat yourself a delicious steak dinner. From the Maryland style lump crab cakes right on to deliciously creamy NY cheesecake and handcrafted cocktails, the menu is on point. Be sure to get started with their famous french onion soup or oysters and then move on to your steak picks such as the NY sirloin or bone-in ribeye. Want to really go all out? Opt for their Vermont Wagyu.
6. J Morgan’s Steakhouse – Montpelier
Set in the ever-elegant Capitol Plaza Hotel Montpelier, J Morgan’s is a recipe for an evening of delicious steak, welcoming atmosphere and world-class service. Get your evening started with one of their delectable apps like their famous garlic bread or calamari. Then move on to your steak or chops. We recommend the house sirloin, but the Montreal ribeye is just as delicious.
7. Harrison’s Restaurant – Stowe
Set in the picturesque town of Stowe, you’ll find one of Vermont’s best picks for a steak dinner, Harrison’s Restaurant. This unbelievably cosy and romantic eatery takes rustic steakhouse dining next level with a welcoming and intimate atmosphere and delectable menu items that are locally and sustainably sourced. We recommend starting with the Prince Edward Island mussels; and then moving on to the hangar steak with mashed pumpkin, marinated bets and sage brown butter.