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Top 10 Steakhouses in the U.S. 2006

Steak aficionados may disagree on how they like their meat, whether adding sauce is encouraged or a faux pas, which wine to wash it down with and the choice of side dishes. But true “meatheads” should be happy to order their favorite cuts at any of the restaurants listed below. From Peter Luger's Brooklyn classic to Wolfgang Puck's Beverly Hills foray into the world of prime beef, here's’s Top 10.

Bern's Steak House
1208 S. Howard Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606

Murals of French vineyards, cherrywood booths, cameo-covered walls, two dozen caviar selections, a 62-item dessert menu and wine cellar tours are features of this Tampa establishment. Read more.
Bob's Steak and Chop House
4300 Lemmon Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219

Bob's exemplifies old world elegance with its rich mahogany booths, crisp table linens and a cigar room. Read more.
3130 Piedmont Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30305

Caricatures line the walls and memorabilia hang from the ceilings of this bastion of beef which opened in 1979. Read more.
Charlie Palmer Steak
101 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001

Blocks from the Capitol, this location features a stainless-steel interior and a glass-encased wine cellar. Read more.
Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel
9500 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

White dominates the interior of this celebrity hangout designed by architect Richard Meier and launched by legendary chef Wolfgang Puck. Read more.
Gibsons Steakhouse
1028 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Prime-aged raw steaks and giant lobster tails are displayed tableside in this clubby wood-paneled dining room. Try the chopped chicken livers. Read more.
Grill 23 & Bar
161 Berkeley St.
Boston, MA 02116

While yuppies and board chairmen hold court over huge slabs of meat, Maine diver scallops with lobster-chunked panzanella and truffled tater tots are also features on the menu. Read more.
2100 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94109

Sip on wine from their substantial list of reds and enjoy 21-day aged cuts of beef, also available for take-home from the restaurant's retail store. Read more.
Peter Luger
178 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Established in 1887, the steakhouse serves prime porterhouse entrees prepared in a style that has not changed for more than 100 years. Read more.
SW Steakhouse
Wynn Las Vegas
3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
702-770-3325, 888-320-WYNN

Wynn Las Vegas visionary Steve Wynn has his initials written all over this vibrant steakhouse. Diners can look out onto Wynn’s Lake of Dreams backed by a forest with a water wall on which a light show is presented nightly. Read more.

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