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14 Best Steakhouses in Charlotte

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Indulge your taste buds in the rich and savory world of Charlotte’s culinary scene as we present the premier Steakhouses in Queen City. From sizzling cuts of prime beef to impeccable service and elegant atmospheres, these establishments redefine the art of dining. Charlotte’s diverse neighborhoods play host to a selection of steakhouses that promise not just a meal but an extraordinary experience. Whether you’re a discerning connoisseur of fine steaks or a newcomer eager to savor the best, our curated list guides you through the top destinations. Join us on a gastronomic journey through Charlotte, where the perfect steak is an expression of culinary excellence and a testament to the city’s vibrant and sophisticated dining landscape.


Ruth’s Chris Steak House

222 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202
704-338-9444
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The first entry in our list of the best steakhouses in Charlotte is Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, a locally owned and operated facility located on South Tryon Street, in the heart of Uptown Charlotte. Executive Chef John Daily uses exquisite techniques for broiling and seasoning steaks. This steakhouse has a comfortable environment, so it would be wise to dress appropriately. Our favorite menu options include their Cowboy Ribeye, New York Strip, and Tomahawk for Two. Additionally, they serve steak combos with shrimp or lobster tails. They also serve hand-crafted cocktails and offer vegetarian, Keto, and gluten-friendly menu options to accommodate specialty diets.


Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse

4725 Piedmont Row Dr Suite 170, Charlotte, NC 28210
704-552-5502
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Located on Piedmont Row Drive, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse offers a luxurious dining experience for anybody who loves a good steak. It overlooks the South Park area and has an upscale vibe, asking all patrons to dress formally. Del Frisco’s won several awards, including “Best Steakhouse Wine Lists” by Bloomberg Pursuits and The New York Times. Del Frisco’s menu options for steak include hand-cut filet mignon, prime porterhouse, and prime tomahawk. They also offer Wagyu steak and 45-day dry-aged steaks. If you and your friends prefer seafood, they also offer lobster tail, crab cakes, pan-seared scallops, and pan-roasted salmon.  We recommend all of these dishes with their champagne or sparkling wine.


BLT Steak

110 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202
704-972-4380
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BLT Steak is a Charlotte steakhouse that adds a modern twist to contemporary steak and seafood dishes. Located in the Ritz-Carlton on N College St, this restaurant has the feel of an American bistro, emphasized by its sleek interior with earthy tones. They offer Sunday breakfast and dinner for the rest of the week, excluding Monday. Their steak menu options are made with USDA Prime and 100% Black Angus Beef. Our favorites from their menu include their 36-ounce porterhouse, 22-ounce bone-in ribeye, and 8-ounce filet mignon, served with sauces, including chimichurri horseradish, and red wine. BLT Steak also offers seafood courses, kids’ menu options, and house cocktails.

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Morton’s The Steakhouse

227 W Trade St Suite 150, Charlotte, NC 28202
704-333-2602
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If you want to know where to get steak in Charlotte, consider visiting Morton’s The Steakhouse, located in the center of Uptown Charlotte’s business district. They have a comfortable atmosphere, so all guests must follow their business attire dress code. They also offer private dining and catering services and prime events, including winemaker dinners. Their menu offers traditional USDA Prime steaks and chops, such as Manhattan Cut and ribeye. However, we recommend trying their delectable Butcher Cut Features, including Prime Cajun Ribeye and SRF ‘Gold Label’ Wagyu Filet Mignon. They serve several seasonal cocktails, wines, martinis, and free spirits to make your dinner classier.


The Capital Grille

201 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202
704-348-1400
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Another steakhouse with a high-class atmosphere is The Capital Grille. You can find it in the Fifth Third Center, across from the Charlotte Marriott City Center and Discovery Place Science. The Capital Grille serves dry-aged steaks and has an extensive wine and cocktail menu. What better way to spend your evening than dressing refined and eating the best meals around? We recommend trying their dry-aged New York strip, filet mignon, and seared tenderloin with butter-poached lobster tails. They also sell steak grille boxes for home cooking, each one cut by their in-house butcher. Additionally, they serve sweet cheesecake for dessert.


Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

139 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202
704-601-4141
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If you prefer eating steak with an international twist, Chima Brazilian Steakhouse is the best go-to restaurant for you. Located a few blocks from Romare Bearden Park, this steakhouse specializes in serving Brazilian dishes. The steakhouse has an elegant interior and a staff dressed as gauchos. Chima’s steak menu options use Angus Beef Top Sirloin or Picanha, typically cut from a giant skewer. Our favorite rodizio menu options include filet mignon wrapped in bacon, baby top sirloin, and Angus Picanha with chimichurri and grilled jalapenos. They also have a salad bar with healthier dining options, including Peach Pomegranate Frisee Salad and seafood salad.


The Palm

6705-B, Phillips Pl Ct, Charlotte, NC 28210
704-552-7256
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The Palm is one of the best steakhouses in Charlotte, NC, for visitors interested in a relaxing and casual dining experience. Located on Phillips Place Court, The Palm offers patio dining and hosts several events for sports lovers. They also won Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence” in 2020 and 2021. The Palm serves dishes made with corn-fed Prime beef, aged at least 35 days, served with your choice of sauces and toppings. Popular menu items include their mouthwatering Prime In-Bone Ribeye, Double-Cut New York Strip, Center-Cut Filet, and Tomahawk Ribeye. They also serve seafood and Italian dishes, such as Veal Parmesan and Alaskan King Crab.

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Fleming’s

210 E Trade St Suite C-110, Charlotte, NC 28202
704-333-4266
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Located off East Trade Street in Uptown Charlotte, Fleming’s is an excellent place for trying the best steaks and cocktails. It’s also close to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport and other local sports stadiums. Additionally, it has a calm and elegant atmosphere. They offer private dining rooms for larger parties, wine dinners, or business get-togethers and Wi-Fi with video conferencing services. We recommend their Prime dry-aged ribeye, petite filet mignon, and certified Angus beef ribeye. They also offer seafood and gluten-free menu options. In addition, we recommend their Tomahawk Tuesday special, featuring a three-course dinner for two, and their Filets of Fall.


Sullivan’s Steakhouse

1928 South Blvd Suite 200 Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28203
704-335-8228
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You can find Sullivan’s Steakhouse in the Steel Yard Complex overlooking South Boulevard and the corner of East Tremont Avenue. It’s the perfect place if you want to enjoy hand-cut steaks in a lively environment with live music and happy hour every Monday through Thursday. We recommend starting with their cheesesteak egg rolls and their Prime New York strip or Wagyu bone-in strip topped with garlic shrimp or bacon with bleu cheese. They serve excellent cocktails, including Coconut Tiki, Prickly Pear Paloma, and Fig Rosemary Smash. You can also sign up for Sullivan’s VIP Rewards and Wine Locker Membership to receive discounts on your purchases.


Beef ‘N Bottle Steakhouse

4538 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28209
704-523-9977
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Located on South Boulevard, ten minutes away from Downtown and the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the Beef ‘N Bottle Steakhouse has offered its choice cuts to the public since 1958. Its interior and exterior give it a vintage feel, making its guests feel at home every day. Patrons can choose between booth or table seating. We recommend trying their griddle-grilled center-cut sirloin, bison ribeye, or trio medallions with a side of fries or onion rings. They also have seafood, chicken, and pasta entrees. On Mondays, the Beef ‘N Bottle has half-price wines for bottles up to $79. If you have room for dessert, try their apple or peanut butter pie.


Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

3920 Sharon Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211
704-366-3655
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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is another fantastic destination for steak, seafood, and American cuisine. Located on Sharon Road, this steakhouse incorporates a smart casual dress code and serves dinner and lunch throughout the week. Tony Vitelli and his team create authentically wood-fired steaks, hand-cut and aged to perfection, full of flavor. We recommend trying our favorite steak entrees, including Cajun ribeye, bleu cheese filet, pepper-encrusted sirloin, and their Surf & Turf, each aged 21 days. They have an extensive selection of wines, cocktails, coffee, and whiskey, but we recommend their mocktails, such as Grapefruit Ginger Soda or Blood Orange Agua Fresca.

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Oak Steakhouse Charlotte

4777 Sharon Rd Suite 125, Charlotte, NC 28210
704-954-8900
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Nestled inside the SunTrust Building in Sharon Square, Oak Steakhouse Charlotte is one of the finest steakhouses using the finest ingredients from local farms. Executive Chef Bobby Hodge creates classic steakhouse dishes with a modern twist. Oak Steakhouse also ships their wet and dry-aged steaks for home preparation. They serve certified Angus beef Prime boneless ribeye, dry-aged Kansas City strip, and Prime Tomahawk, each cooked to your ideal temperature. In addition, we recommend trying their mocktails, beers, wines, and dessert cocktails to complement your meal. They also offer private dining for up to 46 guests, ideal for business dinners or family gatherings.


Estampa Gaucha

401 E M.L.K. Jr Blvd #306, Charlotte, NC 28202
704-595-7501
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Estampa Gaucha is another Charlotte steakhouse specializing in churrasco, or grilled meat, typically served rodizio-style. Located on East M.L.K., Jr. Boulevard, you can expect a hospitable environment as gauchos cut your meat from its skewers. The staff also cooks it over hot embers and coal to enhance its natural flavors. The steak options they offer include fraldinha (bottom sirloin), alcatra (top sirloin), picanha (rump steak), filet mignon, and beef ancho (Prime ribeye). Other dining options include fresh pork, lamb, and chicken. They also hold Sunday brunch from noon to 2 P.M. and incorporate online reservations to help you save time while waiting for indoor or outdoor seating.


The Porter’s House

7417 Waverly Walk Ave, Charlotte, NC 28277
704-930-7878
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The Porter's House Charlotte
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The next entry on our list of the best steakhouses in Charlotte, NC, is The Porter’s House, located on Waverly Walk Avenue. It’s a generous setting that specializes in steaks and seasonal dishes. They also have three private dining rooms a semi-private area, and complimentary valet parking for many events. Their popular a la carte steaks include filet mignon, prime ribeye, and Kansas City strip. Additionally, we recommend their Wagyu beef carpaccio as a starter. They also have a sharable 36-ounce Porterhouse steak, ideal for dining with friends or family after a busy week. You can expect fresh and local ingredients in every dish.

Why Trust Us?

When it comes to local restaurant recommendations, we pride ourselves on being a reliable and trustworthy resource. Our suggestions are not just based on our personal experiences, ensuring a more authentic and well-rounded perspective, but also on extensive online research. We diligently searched the internet and reviewed 6 credible sites and blogs, including Tripadvisor.com and Wanderlog.com. 

We compiled all the findings in one location and sorted them by the frequency of mentions to ensure you receive top-notch recommendations. We strive to present you with a curated list of establishments that truly stand out, allowing you to enjoy the best dining experiences possible. 

Interested in the sources we consulted? Check out the list of all 6 sites we referenced below this paragraph, offering transparency and an opportunity for our readers to explore further. Our commitment is to deliver trustworthy and unparalleled recommendations, helping you make informed decisions on your culinary journeys.

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https://www.opentable.com/cuisine/best-steak-restaurants-charlotte-nc
https://www.charlottemagazine.com/steakhouse-guide-where-to-celebrate-special-occasions-in-charlotte/
https://charlotte.axios.com/131014/steakhouses-steak-charlotte-nc/
https://www.charlotteobserver.com/charlottefive/c5-food-drink/article274666501.html
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Written by Brian Nagele

Brian attended West Virginia University, then started his career in the IT industry before following his passion for marketing and hospitality. He has over 20 years experience in the restaurant and bar industry.

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