Baltimore is an iconic American city with a rich history of literary, musical, and artistic culture. The downtown harbor boasts world-class museums, a National Aquarium, and trendy districts with up-and-coming musicians, artists, and famous chefs leading the way.
Baltimore is known as the “Charm City.” It becomes clear pretty quickly how it got the name.
When it comes to steakhouses, Baltimore has some of the best in the country. Whether your choice cut is a ribeye, a porterhouse, or a filet mignon, you can find your steak fix in Baltimore.
For us, a good steakhouse also means incredible service, beautiful design, and fantastic drinks. In Baltimore, you can get all of this and more, across upscale dining establishments, to historic neighborhood haunts.
We’ve explored the best steakhouses in Baltimore and have curated a list of the top 12 you absolutely have to try. Check out our list of the 12 best steakhouses in Baltimore below! We’ll dive deeper in the following section into what makes each one stand out.
Fogo de Chão
600, E Pratt St #102, Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 528-9292
Fogo de Chão is a contemporary Brazilian steakhouse in the heart of downtown Baltimore. Situated right at the top of the Inner Harbor, the restaurant overlooks the piers holding the National Aquarium and MECU Pavilion, an iconic performing arts center. Fogo de Chão is the perfect upscale but comfortable spot for families, work dinners, or dates.
You can opt for the Market Table & Feijoada Bar for a buffet-style meal or choose from a wide selection of indulgent cuts of meat served at your table. We recommend trying the Fogo Churrasco Experience, which includes the buffet plus a continuous stream of fresh fire-roasted cuts of steak. Don’t try to eat this all on your own! It’s great for families and friends.
Gordon Ramsay Steak
1525 Russell St, Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone: (443) 931-4254
Founded by perhaps the world’s most famous chef, Gordon Ramsay, this steakhouse is an icon in the Baltimore food scene. Gordon Ramsay Steak opened in the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, nestled right in the buzziest parts of downtown. Just like its Las Vegas precursor, Baltimore’s casino chophouse is an upscale dining experience with space for private events.
This restaurant is most famous among Baltimore steakhouses for its Beef Wellington, a classic British dish of beef filet wrapped in puff pastry. You have to try it if it’s your first time. But if you want to branch out, you can’t go wrong with the Wagyu. You can also pick from a wide assortment of cocktails, wines, and desserts as well.
Michael’s Steak & Lobster House
6209 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone: (410) 633-6485
A little bit east of downtown, Michael’s Steak & Lobster House is a local staple. Michael’s has a uniquely Baltimore vibe, with the look and feel of a lodge home or an upscale local tavern. The homey vibe carries on with the friendly service and locals who frequent the steakhouse. It’s the real Baltimore experience.
You can expect massive cuts of steak or fish and some of the best Baltimore crabcakes in town. We recommend ordering the Filet Mignon, named the “Queen of All Steaks,” on their menu, with a side of the crab cakes.
1010 Fleet St, Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (443) 384-1480
Monarque whisks you away to another time and place – to the Golden Age of early 1900s Paris. The lavishly designed restaurant is located in Harbor East, only a few blocks from the water. Enjoy innovative shows and concerts with your evening meal. Monarque is the perfect place for a sexy date or a night out with friends. House rules include a dress code and an 18-and-older age limit.
You really can’t go wrong with this menu featuring American and French high-dining favorites. However, we do recommend the seafood tower for a group, and of course, the incredibly savory dry-aged steak. Don’t miss the extensive wine and cocktail menu, either. Make sure you book for a night with a great show!
Morton’s The Steakhouse
300 S Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 547-8255
Morton’s The Steakhouse is the perfect fine-dining experience to rub shoulders with Baltimore’s up-and-coming professionals. The low-lit, sophisticated, clubby space sits in the business district of Baltimore’s downtown. It’s a step away from the convention center and close to the harbor. Morton’s is the perfect place to wine and dine with your clients, hold an elegant networking event, or have an after-work formal date.
Steak is obviously the star of the menu, but visitors should not sleep on the lobster bisque and other fresh seafood options. Their steaks are USDA prime-aged beef, selected from the top 2% of beef available in the US.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
711 Eastern Avenue, Pier 5 Hotel, Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 230-0033
Ruth’s Chris may be a nationwide chain, but the Baltimore outpost absolutely delivers. Located on Pier 5 near the iconic MECU Pavillion, Ruth’s Chris Steak House Baltimore serves its famous sizzling butter steak in a beautiful setting with stunning city and waterfront views. Both the outdoor and dining room seating is upscale with top-notch service.
When you’re at Ruth’s Chris, we recommend going for the ribeye. The prime cuts of steak arrive with melted butter sizzling on top of a 500-degree hot plate. Choose a bottle from their award-winning wine list and enjoy the decadence of a perfectly cooked steak.
The Capital Grille
500 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (443) 703-4064
The Capital Grille is another famous steakhouse brand you can find in any major city in the United States. Each one is fantastic, from the quality of the food to the sophistication of the service. In Baltimore, The Capital Grille is centrally located on the Inner Harbor downtown. It’s close to museums, parks, shopping, and the waterfront. If you’re driving, they offer valet parking.
We highly recommend checking out the Chef’s Suggestions, including the silky filet mignon and the seared tenderloin with butter-poached lobster tails. Ask to see their extensive whisky menu for a rare glass to accompany your meal. They have one of the best whisky lists in the city, so you must take advantage of it.
The Prime Rib
1101 N Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 539-1804
The Prime Rib is a local gem among Baltimore restaurants, founded in 1965 by two brothers, Buzz and Nick BeLer. They designed their restaurant to mirror Hollywood’s golden age and the service, elegance, and luxury it brings to mind. The restaurant is conveniently located in the upscale Mount Vernon district, just a few minutes north of the harbor and not too far from the University of Baltimore.
We recommend trying their specialty – the Prime Rib Steak. If the size feels daunting, try their smaller Prime Rib Signature Cut. You can also choose from their lengthy wine list for the perfect glass to accompany your steak. Or, if cocktails are more your thing, try their excellent Old Fashioned.
Rec Pier Chop House
The Sagamore Pendry Hotel, 1715 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231
Phone: (443) 552-1300
The Rec Pier Chop House is one of the trendiest spots downtown to see and be seen and relax with fantastic food. Located inside the 5-star Sagamore Pendry Hotel, which overlooks the harbor, this steakhouse focuses on innovation and exquisite design. They blend rustic and modern in a beautiful upscale dining room and bar.
On the menu, you’ll find trendy newcomers like AC’s Famous Sheep’s Milk Ricotta and classic dishes like the boneless ribeye and New York Strip. Their drinks menu features seasonal cocktail inventions, a wine list, and a sturdy choice of bourbons. Or, if you’re not a big bourbon drinker, try their great spin on the Negroni.
2400 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone: (410) 522-7757
You might be thinking, “Outback Steakhouse?” But the Outback outpost in the trendy Canton neighborhood of Baltimore is one of the best places to bring your family for some quality steaks and a great atmosphere. The restaurant sits across the street from the harbor and Baltimore’s beautiful Waterfront Promenade. It’s the perfect pit stop on a long day of touring through the city.
Of course, Outback Steakhouse is famous for its Bloomin’ Onion, and we can’t deny we absolutely love it. They also have steaks served three different ways: seasoned and seared, slow-roasted, and char-grilled. The menu includes non-steak options so the whole family can enjoy something they love.
If you’re on the hunt for the best steakhouses in Baltimore, look no further! Baltimore is a bustling cultural hub with a range of steakhouses, from family-friendly to French nightclubs to upscale fine dining. You can find restaurants on the water, in the business district, and throughout the beautiful cultural centers of town.
Are steakhouses not your thing? Apart from Baltimore steakhouse restaurants, we’ve also reviewed the best sushi restaurants, check out our favorites in this article!
Did we leave a restaurant out of this list? Make sure you leave us a comment, and we’ll check it out!