2020 Best Steakhouses in the U.S.A.

Meat refrigerator at Knife in Dallas

Top 10 Steakhouses in America

Food trends take off then fizzle out, but steakhouses always seem to be in style. Some have stayed relatively the same for more than a century while others innovate this classic concept.

GAYOT's list of the Top 10 Steakhouses in the U.S.A., presented in alphabetical order, includes an Indianapolis landmark, a Philadelphia spot with a sexy '40s supper club vibe, and a Southern California restaurant with its own Chianina herd that provides an exclusive source for this high-quality beef.

> Find the best steakhouses near you with GAYOT's local round-ups of top steakhouses.

> Get help with selecting the perfect pairings with GAYOT's list of the best steak wines.

 
American Cut Steakhouse Tribeca
15/20

Marc Forgione's steakhouse in New York's TriBeCa neighborhood is an 80-seat temple of red meat. The indecisive carnivore might have a difficult time deciding what to order. Let us help: the New York City cut, a 20-ounce bone-in rib-eye, dusted with pastrami spices, is unique and explosive in meaty flavor; the tomahawk rib-eye for two, seasoned only with smoked salt, gives the former a run for its money. See More

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Bazaar Meat by José Andrés
15/20

Bazaar Meat by José Andrés at SLS Las Vegas is a celebration of the carnivorous. This massive, Philippe Starck-designed space has a viewing area sectioned off where it displays cured meats, plus a fire stage of sorts showcasing wood grills and rotisseries. Steaks come out sliced to share, like the 16-ounce Châteaubriand tenderloin accompanied by a red wine and truffle Perigord sauce and pomme soufflé. See More

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Bern's Steak House
14/20

At Bern's Steak House in Tampa, the steaks are aged in-house for five to eight weeks. Choose from a list of dozens of items, priced according to the cut and thickness, with even a ruler to remind you of the meat's measurement so you don't under-order or over-order. See More

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Watch our exclusive video tour of Bern's Steak House's wine cellar.

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Butcher & Singer
14/20

Philadelphia's Butcher & Singer, from restaurant mogul Stephen Starr, exudes a sexy '40s supper club vibe. Sink into a leather-tufted booth with a perfect Manhattan and get ready for some first-rate beef, buttery, juicy and salty-seared on the outside. Start with the shellfish platter, then move on to the New York strip with a side of stuffed hash browns — addictive layers of potatoes, Vidalia onions, cheese and sour cream. See More

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Chianina Steakhouse
15/20

Chianina Steakhouse in Long Beach is an upscale boutique establishment named after the Italian breed of cattle originally used for bistecca alla fiorentina. Michael's Restaurant Group (Michael's on Naples Ristorante, Michael's Pizzeria) teamed up with a domestic rancher to raise their own Chianina herd, which provides an exclusive source for this high-quality beef. See More

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Chophouse New Orleans
14/20

Competition is stiff among steakhouses in the Big Easy but Chophouse New Orleans rises to the challenge. The menu features USDA Prime steaks, including some giant cuts (check out the 40-ounce porterhouse), as well as dishes highlighting Gulf-sourced seafood. See More

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Guard and Grace
14/20

Denver's modern, splurge-worthy and sexy steakhouse Guard and Grace is a carnivore's nirvana. A filet mignon flight trumpets four ounces each of Prime, grass-fed and Angus beef, while the beautifully seasoned bone-in rib-eye is a head-turner on every level. See More

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Knife

Steakhouse, American, Breakfast
Knife
14/20

"Top Chef" alum John Tesar uses Texas-raised, all-natural beef at Knife, his upscale steakhouse in Dallas. The menu boasts a variety of specialty cuts in addition to several burgers, fresh seafood, pastas, seasonal salads and raw bar selections. See More

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McKendrick's Steak House
14/20

McKendrick's has long held destination-steakhouse status in Atlanta. The restaurant turns out skillfully prepared meat in a white tablecloth setting, complemented by an extensive red-focused wine list, good craft beers and premium liquors, not to mention well-trained, professional service. If dining with a chum, consider sharing the porterhouse steak. See More

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St. Elmo Steak House
14/20

This Indianapolis landmark — open since 1902 — is a favorite of visiting VIPs as well as local politicians, pro athletes and top entertainers. The atmosphere at St. Elmo Steak House is a little bit clubby mixed with the aura of an old-time New York steakhouse. Aged steaks are skillfully cooked. See More

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