Carnivores: make your next splurge worthwhile.
Here is a list of the most expensive but best-rated steakhouses across the US. Some of these restaurants have been around for decades, while others are new to the game, but all are known for their high-end steaks and impeccable service.
You’ll need to spend some serious cash, but it will be worth it.
The list is based on data taken from Foursquare City Guide, which took into account the restaurants’ prices as well as the app’s users’ likes, saves, tip sentiment, and its “proprietary hotness score.”
From coast to coast, take a look at some of the country’s best places to eat steak:
15. Bourbon Steak (Washington, DC)
Details: Award-winning chef Michael Mina has five steakhouses across the US, but Bourbon is regarded as one of the best places to get a steak in DC. Mina’s juicy steaks are slow-poached in butter and cooked over a wood-burning grill.
14. Bull & Bear (Orlando, Florida)
Location: 14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando
Details: This Waldorf Astoria steakhouse is known for its amazing service and even better steak. The menu is straightforward, and each cut of beef comes with a choice of five different sauces. Those who aren’t in the mood for steak should try the fried chicken, described by one reviewer as “the best fried chicken you will have in your life.”
13. Smith & Wollensky (Miami Beach, Florida)
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Location: 1 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
Details: This is the place to go for a surf-and-turf power lunch. Located right on the waterfront at the southernmost tip of South Beach, Smith & Wollensky is a favorite of locals, tourists, and businessmen. They have an extensive cocktail list.
12. Manny’s Steakhouse (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Location: 826 South Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis
Details: Manny’s dark wood and leather interior make it feel a lot like an old-school New York steakhouse. Try the 85-day aged bone-in rib-eye, its most VIP experience, which costs $88.95. “It isn’t for everyone,” Manny’s website says. “The flavor’s too deep, the minerality too intense, but if you have the palate, get ready for the best steak of your life. This baby cures impotence.”
11. Metropolitan Grill (Seattle, Washington)
Location: 820 2nd Avenue, Seattle
Details: Metropolitan Grill claims to offer the best steak in town. For the ultimate experience, share the Amercian Wagyu, which is carved tableside and served with potatoes cooked whichever way you desire.
10. Craft (Los Angeles, California)
Details: Craft isn’t your typical steakhouse. It does away with the characteristic dark, masculine interior and replaces it with a modern, airy space that matches its simple and sophisticated menu. There are only two steaks served at this restaurant: the flat iron and the rib-eye, but even that’s enough to put them in the running.
9. The Capital Grille (Denver, Colorado)
Location: 1450 Larimer Street, Denver
Details: One Foursquare reviewer describes this as the best place to eat steak in town. Although part of a chain, The Capital Grille has become a local favorite in its own right. The burger with a gorgonzola and black truffle crust is a popular choice, as is its Stoli Doli, the restaurant’s signature Martini.
8. Abe & Louie’s (Boston, Massachusetts)
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Location: 793 Boylston Street, Boston
Details: Boston’s classic steakhouse is well known for its impeccable service and vibey atmosphere. If you find yourself there at brunch, order the steak Benedict, which comes with filet mignon, béarnaise, and breakfast potatoes.
7. Butcher and Singer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
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Location: 1500 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
Details: Steak lovers come from far and wide to try the Butcher and Singer steaks, but its formal dining room is half of the attraction. Think white tablecloths, leather booths, and high ceilings, and expect your server to be wearing a bow tie. The steaks range from $39 for the filet mignon to $86 for the dry-aged porterhouse for two.
6. House of Prime Rib (San Francisco, California)
Location: 1906 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Details: Modelled on an English steakhouse, this old-school restaurant is as simple and traditional as they come. The unfussy decor has a cozy feel to it, but really it’s all about the food. Have your beef carved at the table and decide exactly how you like it.
5. Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse (Chicago, Illinois)
Location: 1028 North Rush Street, Chicago
Details: This glitzy restaurant is the place to go in Chicago if you want to impress. One Foursquare reviewer described it as an institution in the city. Steaks start at $42 for a 10-ounce filet mignon.
4. Taste of Texas (Houston, Texas)
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Location: 10505 Katy Freeway, Houston
Details: Be ready for a wait, as this Houston favorite draws the crowds. Serving only certified Angus beef, you can choose to flavor your meat with any of its specialty sauces. These include lemon pepper seasoning, blue cheese butter, and sizzling herb garlic butter served on a hot platter.
3. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse (Dallas, Texas)
Location: 10477 Lombardy Lane, Dallas
Details: Pappas Bros. keeps a lid on quality by sourcing all of its meat from one place in the Midwest and then doing the rest in-house. The restaurant has its own butchers who cut and dry-age the meat for a minimum of 28 days. Knowledgeable servers will help you make the best pick.
2. Keens Steakhouse (Manhattan, New York)
Location: 72 West 36th Street, New York
Details: In the heart of New York’s Herald Square, this legendary spot has fed some of the most famous people in history since 1885. According to Eater, its patrons have included Teddy Roosevelt and JP Morgan, earning it the reputation of the grandfather of all steak restaurants in the city. If you feel like splashing out, share the Chateaubriand Steak, which costs $120 for two people and comes with three different sauces.
1. Bones (Atlanta, Georgia)
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Location: 3130 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta
Details: Bones has had years to perfect the art of cooking a steak. This old-school Atlanta joint first opened its doors in 1979 and since then has become a local institution. “Bones is a great mix of quality food and ritzy atmosphere but still with a touch of everyday Joe to it. You aren’t out of place here,” said one Foursquare reviewer.