Whether you’re enjoying a night on the town with friends or celebrating a special event with loved ones, I think that calls for a nice juicy steak from one of the best steakhouses in Boston. When it’s time to enjoy a nice prime rib steak or filet mignon, there’s no shortage of excellent options for you to choose from, especially in Boston.
Of course, for every great steakhouse in Beantown, there’s a handful of spots that serve painfully mediocre food. Considering a steak dinner usually carries a hefty price tag, the last thing you can afford to do is make reservations at a place that isn’t going to come through with the meal and experience you’re looking for.
Don’t worry, because there are still so many incredible options in the area. A5 Wagyu straight from Japan? No problem. A 48-ounce porterhouse for two? They have you covered. A funky 60-day dry-aged ribeye? Check. Whatever you’re dreaming of, Boston can deliver what you need.
While I was staying in Boston, the first thing I wanted to do was find the best steakhouse near me, but I ended up finding a few more than that. Check them all out below and find your favorite!
Abe & Louie’s
793 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
While Abe & Louie’s might have the long-standing pedigree of some of America’s historic steakhouses, they more than make up for lost time by delivering diners a special experience that’s punctuated by exceptional service. Since 1965, Abe & Louie’s has been the standard for a steakhouse experience in Boston.
Abe & Louie’s offers a modest menu of amazing steaks, chops, and seafood. Their expansive wine list is composed of over 200 highly sought-after bottles, and they also maintain one of Boston’s finest seasonal cocktail programs. If you’re searching for a traditional American steakhouse experience, come to Abe & Louie’s.
Grill 23 & Bar
161 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116
Nestled in Boston’s Back Bay district is a steakhouse that’s list of prestigious accolades is rivaled only by their wine list. Grill 23 & Bar offers a slightly updated take on the classic American steakhouse, with a menu that includes all the classics you’d expect, as well as dishes such as Halibut Forestier and Gnocchi in a rich and decadent mushroom bolognese.
Beyond the kitchen, Grill 23 also offers full butcher shop service, so you can grab a few steaks and sides and make a delicious meal at home if you prefer. Whether dining in or shopping at the butcher, be sure not to miss out on the asparagus au Poivre or lobster mac. Grill 23 & Bar is easily one of the top places to eat around Boston!
1375 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118
From Forbes and The Boston Globe to Food & Wine & Conde Nast Traveler, those who know good steak have plenty to say about Boston Chops. With locations in Downtown Crossing and the South End, you’re also never far from an excellent meal at Boston Chops, no matter where you are in the greater Boston area.
This refined steakhouse gives a nod to the classics, but the menu and the atmosphere are decidedly more modern than your average steakhouse. You’ll find classic steaks and chops alongside modern updates like oxtail croquettes and peppered tuna loin. If you manage to bump your head and wake up vegetarian, Boston Chops has you covered on that front, too.
15 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108
In posh Beacon Hill, you’ll find Jamie Mammano’s Mooo…., inside the Beacon Hill hotel. Here, Chef Jamie delivers classic steakhouse fare with a refined twist that separates this restaurant from the army of all-too-similar steakhouses in greater Boston.
On the menu, you’ll find plenty of steaks and chops and a small selection of seafood items. Mooo… also offers a generous selection of sides, an expansive wine list, and an inspired selection of curated cocktails. Mooo… might not be as classic as some others on the list, but if you’re looking to try something different, this is an excellent spot.
The Capital Grille
900 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115
Capital Grille makes it easy for you to enjoy an incredible steak whether you’re in your hometown or 1,000 miles away from all your go-to spots. You can always count on an expertly prepared steak, the best bottles of wine in the world, and delicious classic cocktails when you dine at The Capital Grille.
You can’t go wrong with anything on Capital Grille’s menu, but if you’re looking for suggestions, be sure to start with the Neuske’s bacon appetizer, followed by the bone-in porcini-crusted ribeye.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
250 Northern Ave Suite 200, Boston, MA 02210
Del Friscos Seaport is another of the best steakhouses in Boston MA that’s ideal for travelers. With 16 locations nationwide, including two in Boston, you’re never too far from a Double Eagle. Del Frisco’s is one of the nation’s most awarded steakhouses, including several awards for their impressive wine list.
Whether you’re dining in Boston or any of Del Frisco’s other locations, the dining rooms are pure Americana and immediately give you the impression that you’re about to eat somewhere. The service is top-notch, and the food is nothing short of heavenly. Expect all the classics, with a few interesting additions here or there.
Smith & Wollensky
Atlantic Wharf, 294 Congress St, Boston, MA 02110
In Boston’s Atlantic Wharf, you’ll find one of the finest steakhouses in America, Smith & Wollensky. To the East of Boston, you’ll also find a location in Wellesley, as well as several locations from New York to Las Vegas.
Smith & Wollensky nails the classic steakhouse aesthetic and menu, and their attention to detail is second to none. All steaks are butchered and aged in-house, and the chefs work obsessively to deliver the best steak you’ve ever had.
The menu is quite traditional, with a few signature twists. For ribeye lovers, the 28-ounce cajun rubbed ribeye is a steak you must eat before you die.
Morton’s The Steakhouse
2 Seaport Ln, Boston, MA 02210
With 65 locations worldwide, you’re never too far from a delicious meal at Morton’s. Whether you’re dining at their Seaport location in Boston or at any other Morton’s, you’re assured of excellent service and a memorable meal. Morton’s Boston location offers an especially excellent bar with gorgeous views of Boston Harbor and an expansive patio that’s ideal for dining al fresco.
The menu is nothing if not classic, with all the cuts and chops you’d expect and a modest selection of seafood and chicken dishes. You can’t go wrong with anything at Morton’s, but the Gold Label wagyu filet and matchstick truffle fries are perennial crowd-pleasers.
Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse
75 Arlington St, Boston, MA 02116
Davio’s has been a Boston staple for over three decades, and they’ve ballooned to a total of ten restaurants, with most sprinkled throughout the greater Boston area. Davio’s is the perfect location for couples and groups who might have their eye on something beyond the butcher counter.
While Davio’s menu centers around a core of prime steaks and traditional sides, they also offer an extensive menu of seafood and chicken dishes, fresh pasta, and much more. If you’re not one for the classic steakhouse atmosphere, Davio’s could be the perfect place for you.
140 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210
In the heart of the Seaport District just south of the Institute of Contemporary Art, you’ll find Ocean Prime, a modern steak and sushi restaurant perfect for a special night out. The atmosphere offers an updated interpretation of the classic steak house, and the menu mirrors the aesthetic.
Ocean Prime offers a curated selection of premium sushi, delicious steaks, and a short menu of chicken and chops for when you aren’t in the mood for red meat. The restaurant also offers a top-notch bar, so this is the perfect destination for diners who enjoy a few cocktails with their meal.
21 Temple Pl, Boston, MA 02111
If you’re looking for an experience like you’ve never had before, Bogie’s Place is perfect for you, assuming you’re able to find it. Located inside of JM Curley’s bar on the east side of Boston Common, you’ll enter Bogie’s Place behind a curtain and enter the tiny dining room.
Like its namesake Humphrey Bogart, this spot is as classic as classic gets. The menu would read well on a postcard, and when you’re working with a menu that short, execution is even more critical. A few starters, steaks, a chop, and a rotating seafood dish are all you’ll find on the menu besides classic steakhouse sides and a single dessert.
If you’re in the mood for variety, Bogie’s Place might not be for you. But, if you’re in the mood for a steak and a few cocktails, Bogie’s Place is a winner.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
45 School St, Boston, MA 02108
From her humble beginnings operating Chris Steakhouse in 1965, Ruth Fertel launched a restaurant empire with locations in 21 countries, including a legendary location just a few blocks from Quincy Market.
At Ruth’s Chris, you can expect a classic steakhouse experience. The menu here is a bit larger than most contemporaries, so if you’re in the mood for seafood, chicken, or even a vegetarian option, you’ll be well accommodated. Otherwise, the cowboy ribeye at Ruth’s is beyond comparison.
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
200 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116
What’s better than steak? More steak, of course. At Fogo de Chão, the experience is like a celebration of meat, so you’ll need to come with your appetite. You’ll find this gorgeous and airy location in the Back Bay district a few blocks from Copley Square.
A departure from a classic American steakhouse, Fogo de Chão offers an all-you-can-eat tableside carving service and a salad bar. Of course, you could forgo all this for an a la carte dinner complete with monster steaks or delicious specialty dishes. I wouldn’t hold it against you if you doubled down and ordered a wagyu ribeye to complement your churrasco service.
15 3rd Ave, Burlington, MA 01803
Strangely enough, Boston’s most hip steakhouse is located about a half-hour north in Burlington. The Bancroft is a truly modern take on an American classic, and the place exudes cool while still retaining the refinement that a proper steakhouse commands.
Start your meal with any one of the amazing craft cocktails on the menu, and follow it up with a few more and a bone-in filet, if you’re so inclined. The Bancroft also offers an extensive menu of other proteins, vegetarian options, and an excellent seafood menu if you’re in the mood for something besides steak.
The Palm Boston
1 International Pl, Boston, MA 02110
When Italian immigrants Pio Bozzi and John Ganzi tried to register their new restaurant, Parma, on New York’s 2nd Avenue, it was mistakenly registered as Palm, and the rest is history. From comedic beginnings, The Palm has grown to nearly 20 locations, and each one is known for its legendary surf and turf.
Boston’s International Place location is especially stunning, with gorgeous design elements throughout the palatial dining room. If it’s steak you’re after, the double-cut NY strip is one of the stars of the show. But Palm’s best kept secret might be their crab and shrimp Bruno, which you can add as a supplement to any steak or entree.
Strip by Strega
379 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113
If you’re hoping to escape the understated atmosphere of your typical high-end steakhouse, Strip by Strega is perfect for you. This trendy spot in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood is perfect for cocktails, a night on the town, and of course, monster steaks and chops.
Strip by Strega offers an inspired menu that is both refined and opulent. You’ll find a gargantuan 3-pound lobster, delicious dry-aged steaks, and signature dishes. There are also delicious pasta dishes and plenty of inspired starters.
135 Market St, Brighton, MA 02135
This monstrous steakhouse just a few minutes outside Boston proper has been serving up enormous steaks, delicious seafood, and cherished memories for over forty years. Just off the Mass Pike, The Stockyard features an expansive dining room, large horseshoe bar, and several private event rooms for special occasions.
Their menu is large, with something for just about everyone. But, you come to The Stockyard for a steak. In particular, the center cut 42-day dry-aged New York strip crowned with Lobster Oscar is worth dying for.
The Stockyard also offers a more relaxed atmosphere than most, so it’s just as appropriate for beers and football with your buddies as it is for a celebratory steak night.
Boston is one of the United State’s most historic and culturally rich cities. It’s also one of the top places to relax, have a cocktail, and enjoy delicious food at the best steakhouses in Boston. You should have no trouble picking a winner from the list above to enjoy an incredible tomahawk or T-bone steak.
Looking for other things to do in Boston? You can’t go wrong with a weekend brunch! Check out our favorite brunch spots around the city right here.
Did I leave a few steak restaurants out of this list? Make sure you leave a comment, and I’ll check it out!