Food trends change with time. But steakhouses are always in style. In fact, some of them haven’t changed all that much for more than 100 years, but have managed to stay extremely popular. There are, however, others that have made innovations to the classic concept. You will find some of the best steakhouses in the world in the United States. Here’s a list of the top 10 steakhouses in the USA you don’t want to miss on your next trip. Plan a visit with these vacation ideas.
If you want a classic steakhouse experience, then visit Murray’s in Minneapolis. This steakhouse started in 1946, and it has been popular ever since. Murray’s has been renovated recently, but without doing away with any of the classic charms of this place. You will find the classic neon signs from the old days. Still, within the family, they are serving many of the old recipes here. The famous “Silver Butter Knife Steak for Two” is to this day among the best steak you can have in the US.
Keens, New York City
Keens in NYC is an institution, and it has remained that way since 1885. Spread over three townhouses and two floors, what you will get here are perfectly charred steaks and chops. But take a look around even before you try their yummy delicacies. You will find memorabilia of more than 100 years, showcasing New York’s history, photographs, cartoons, more than 50,000 pipes, and much more. Now try their steak. Everything is expertly cooked. You will want to come back again and again. Try the mutton chop. This is a 2 inches thick 26-ounce serving.
American Cut, New York City
There is another awesome steakhouse in NYC, the American Cut. Presently it is located in the city’s TriBeCa neighborhood. In later years, they opened two other steakhouses in Atlanta and Atlantic City. The NYC steakhouse has 80 seats, and it serves some of the best red meats anywhere. Everything is so great here that you will have a difficult time deciding what to order. Try the tomahawk rib-eye for two. It is seasoned with smoked salt. Or you can try the 20-ounce bone-in rib-eye with pastrami spices.
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Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Chicago
Wood paneling, red leather booths, high rollers, martinis, huge steaks, lobster trails, and flawless service – you have arrived at Gibsons in downtown Chicago. It’s just 24 years old, but Gibsons serves some of the finest old-fashioned menus in the country. Classics include beef cuts, spicy lobster cocktail, and the wedge salad. Try the bone-in filet mignon with roasted bone marrow. Or the Chicago cut with the huge bone-in rib-eye. This steakhouse is so popular that you will surely have to book in advance. It’s an upscale eatery, so wear something appropriate.
Killen’s Steakhouse, Pearland, Texas
From the outside, it looks like a roadhouse. But once you go in, you will find that Killen’s Steakhouse is really elegant, and the steak experience here is world-class. This is one of the few places where there is a separate menu for dry-aged and wet-aged steaks. Try the smoked pork, black-eyed pea gumbo, jumbo fried shrimp, or fried chicken. Don’t miss the bread pudding. The Food & Wine Magazine had listed this as one of the top 10 dishes in the US for 2008.
Gorat’s, Omaha, Nebraska
If somebody like Warren Buffett dines in a restaurant, then you know that it’s got to be good. Gorat’s, going strong since 1944, is now a landmark in Omaha. The Gorat family sold it in 2012, and since then it has been renovated. However the preparation and quality of the steaks have remained the same. This is one steakhouse not to be missed.
Bern’s, Tampa, Florida
Stay away from Bern’s if you are currently on a diet because this steakhouse is all about excess. Choose from 20 types of caviar, two types of steak tartare including one with truffles, three varieties of oysters, 16 types of cheese, and plenty of fish including shellfish. Want steaks? Choose from seven different cuts in 51 sizes and eight temperatures. Try the 50 varieties of dessert, which is served in a special room upstairs. The list goes on with 7,000 wines including 5,500 red wines.
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, Houston and Dallas
If you are searching for steak in Houston or Dallas, then there is no better place than Pappas Bros. This one too offers you a lot of options. Meat is dry-aged and served bone-out or bone-in. They serve steaks seasoned with pepper and salt and finished with butter. You will get the ultimate classic steakhouse experience here. Its wood-paneled walls, red leather booth, and 2,300 wine options complete the Pappas experience.
St. Elmo Steak House, Indianapolis
Step back in time to 1902 at St. Elmo in Indianapolis. Its saloon-style décor hasn’t changed much. Time stands still here. The menu remains much the same too. You are sure to fall in love with the wet-aged chops and steaks, the classic shrimp cocktail, the loaded baked potato, and wedge salad. St. Elmo remains committed to keep the past alive and maintain food quality that has kept them popular for more than 100 years.
Oliver’s Prime, Los Angeles
Sleek, sexy, and intimate, Oliver’s isn’t something you expect in a Sunset Boulevard steakhouse. But this LA steakhouse has become very popular though it’s a new one. Chef Greg Elkin offers a fun menu of burgers filled with Brie, appetizers including the pork belly, green peppercorn aioli, fried onions, and bison filet from Wyoming. The porterhouse and New York strip are among the best steaks available in Los Angeles. They are both aged 35 days.