There’s no place quite like cattle country to enjoy a juicy, high-quality steak.
Texas is known for its prized beef, celebrated local farmers and growers, and their love of traditional butchering.
They also have a community of foodies who appreciate a fine dining experience.
On a recent trip to Texas, I had the pleasure of dining at some of the best steakhouses in Houston.
It was truly an unforgettable experience.
Read on to learn more about the best steak in Houston!
B & B Butchers & Restaurant
1814 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007
B&B Butchers & Restaurant is an upscale steakhouse and working butcher shop with locations in Houston and Fort Worth.
Check this one out less than a mile northwest of the Downtown Aquarium Houston and the Bayou Music Center.
B&B Butchers & Restaurant are certified by the Kobe Beef Association in Japan and serve an unforgettable A5 Wagyu Ribeye.
In addition, they serve a wide range of cuts including Chateaubriand, Prime Rib, 55 DA Prime Ribeye, and several North American Wagyu steaks.
Steak may be the shining star at B&B, but they have a variety of other delectable options on the menu, including a raw bar, a variety of beautifully crafted salads, and gourmet desserts.
Pair your meal with wine by the bottle or the glass or enjoy any of their signature cocktails to round out the dining experience.
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
5839 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057
At Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, you will experience high-quality food and customer service from people who know steak.
Brothers Chris and Harris Pappas opened the first restaurant in 1976 and named it after their grandfather, a successful restaurateur from Greece.
It is now a chain that can be enjoyed in locations across Texas.
What makes the meat so special at Pappas Bros. is their secret dry-aging process.
They have in-house butchers that prepare the meat at each location and then dry-age the meat for at least 28 days.
Each steak is cooked to perfection, finished off with salt, pepper, and butter, before being presented to you alongside flavorful sides like roasted wild mushrooms or jumbo lump crab mac & cheese.
All of the beef at Pappas Bros. is 100 percent USDA Prime.
That combined with the carefully chosen wine selections and private dining options make this one of the best Houston steakhouses in town.
6425 Broadway St, Pearland, TX 77581
Killen’s Steakhouse has been on the Houston steakhouse scene for over a decade.
In that time they have made a name for themselves by serving up the highest-quality cuts of steak, fresh Gulf Coast seafood, and beautiful cocktails alongside their outstanding service.
The restaurant is located in Pearland, just south of Houston, and is run by Executive Chef Ronnie Killen.
At Killen’s, fine dining is guaranteed.
They require their guests to adhere to a strict business casual dress code, and the average diner can expect to spend between $50-125 on their expertly prepared steak.
They offer dry and wet-aged, wood-fired domestic and Japanese Wagyu, and a myriad of fresh starters, seafood, and typical steakhouse sides.
2231 S Voss Rd, Houston, TX 7705
You read that right. Another of Ronnie Killen’s restaurants makes the best steakhouses in Houston list.
Killen’s STQ, located in Houston proper, combines live-fire steakhouse cooking with traditional barbeque techniques.
This steakhouse has its roots in comfort food and provides guests with a rustic-elegant dining experience.
The menu at STQ isn’t quite as extensive as the menu at Killen’s Steakhouse.
However, guests can choose from USDA Prime Wet or Dry Aged wood-fired steaks, including filet mignon, ribeye, or New York Strip.
Available entrees include mouthwatering options like the blackened snapper, smoked brisket ragu, or the Chicken Fried Ribeye with mashed potatoes and collard greens.
1650 W Loop S, Houston, TX 77027
At Mastro’s the dress code is upscale, the food is high-quality, and the atmosphere is unforgettable.
This is a collection of steakhouses located in major cities throughout the United States and heralded as a favorite by celebrities and locals alike.
Dining at Mastro’s in Houston will guarantee you a sophisticated and cosmopolitan experience.
Mastro’s is a great place to get expertly prepared sushi, developed by Chef Angel Carbajal.
The restaurant is also known for its Wagyu Tomahawk Chops, currently sourced from Broadleaf Farms, as well as their Japanese A5 Wagyu.
The crowning glory of this outstanding menu is the True A5 Kobe Beef sourced from 100 percent Tajima Cattle.
4444 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027
Steak 48 is located in the River Oaks District in Houston.
This upscale steakhouse combines moody lighting, modern decor in blacks and golds, and spectacular views of downtown for a truly unforgettable atmosphere.
Guests are expected to dress in business casual attire.
Their liquor menu is extensive. Guests can choose from reserve wines, specialty cocktails, bourbon & whiskey, scotch, tequila, and cognac.
All of their prime steaks and chops are hand-cut in-house by their master butcher and wet-aged for 28 days.
They offer expert cuts like their 12oz Grass Fed NY Strip or 18oz Bone-in Filet Mignon, as well as their limited availability Australian Wagyu Filet.
Fresh seafood can be enjoyed here as well, with options ranging from Salmon from the coast of Scotland to Chilean Sea Bass.
Guard and Grace
500 Dallas St Suite 100, Houston, TX 77002
Guard and Grace is an absolute haven for steak-lovers such as myself.
Whenever you’re in Downtown Houston and you’re craving a juicy, buttery steak, this is one of the best spots to check out.
I would recommend the filet flight so that you can sample all the different types of steak they offer.
Of course, it can’t hurt to throw a cold water lobster tail in along with it as well.
Taste of Texas
10505 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024
Taste of Texas opened its doors in 1977 and has been a family-owned staple in Houston ever since.
They’re located just west of the Memorial City Mall and the Cinemark Memorial City movie theater.
They have a variety of dips and seafood dishes to start, as well as a fresh salad bar and several soups.
The main event includes a selection of steaks and prime rib, most notably the Tomahawk Ribeye which comes in at a whopping 38 ounces.
You can also order your specific cut straight from the butcher shop, up to 16 ounces.
They also make their famous Snickers pie, Texas Pecan Pie, and their cheesecake from scratch, as well as homemade apple and cinnamon honey butter, to slather on their fresh made bread.
5865 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057
The dining experience at Chama Gaucha is unlike anywhere else.
Established in 2008 by Joao Carlos Ongaratto, this Houston steakhouse combines the flavors and traditions of Southern Brazil with a unique atmosphere you’ll be glad you tried.
At this Brazilian steakhouse, your steak comes to you on a large skewer, carried vertically by one of their trained Brazilian chefs.
The meat is sliced at your table, with 12 different types of meat to sample.
This includes pork and beef ribs, bacon-wrapped filets, marinated chicken drumsticks, and their house specialty, Picanha.
Their Houston location has an impressive wine collection, as well as private event spaces and an outdoor patio.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
5061 Westheimer Rd Suite 8060, Houston, TX 77056
Del Frisco’s is a classic, award-winning American steakhouse that has been around for over 20 years.
There are several locations throughout Texas, however, the Houston restaurant is located just minutes away from the business shopping district.
They have a gorgeous deck with covered umbrellas and a view of downtown Houston.
This steakhouse also has valet parking, a wine list with over 1,200 options and on-site sommeliers, and a strict business casual dress code.
You can enjoy lunch or dinner at Del Frisco’s.
They offer both chilled and hot seafood starters, as well as a standard list of steak and prime rib.
They offer a 3 ounce Japanese A5 Wagyu Steak, as well as a 45-day Dry Aged Prime Strip and Prime Ribeye.
If you’re not in the mood for steak, try their Colorado Lamb Rack with a pistachio and herb crust or the Roasted Cauliflower Steak.
2815 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77098
Doris Metropolitan is a luxurious Houston steakhouse that cleverly combines Middle Eastern influences with traditional steakhouse vibes.
The kitchen is run by executive chef and partner Shachar Kurgan, and owned by Itamar Levy and Itai Ben Eli.
Caviar fans will enjoy the extensive selection available at Doris Metropolitan, as well as exotic seafood choices and side dishes packed with Middle Eastern flavors and textures.
All of their meat is USDA Prime, with their bone-in ribeye, bone-in New York Strip, and Porterhouse steaks aged in-house for 25 days.
They offer two Wagyu steaks, an 8 ounce American Wagyu Spinalis and a 10 ounce Japanese Wagyu Striploin A5.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
788 W Sam Houston Pkwy N Suite 788, Houston, TX 77024
Located near the Memorial suburbs in the Energy Corridor, Fleming’s is a classic Houston steakhouse that originally opened in 1998.
Their focus is on providing top-notch hospitality and a friendly atmosphere for their guests.
For starters, try the chilled seafood tower or the seared pork belly.
Their list of signature steaks includes classic cuts like the main filet mignon or the Certified Angus Beef Ribeye, as well as specialty cuts like their Prime Tomahawk.
All steaks are served with one of their signature kinds of butter and come with sides like roasted asparagus in herb butter, sauteed mushrooms, or their signature onion rings.
1100 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
Run by Chef Chris Shepherd, Georgia James is a rather unconventional steakhouse with dishes inspired by home cooking and quality comfort food.
The steakhouse sources their beef directly from local farmers in Cameron, Texas, and Boise, Idaho, and they get their seasonally available produce from local farmers.
This ensures high-quality, fresh ingredients you’ll be able to taste.
The food at Georgia James is standard American steakhouse fare.
They have a raw bar with East and Gulf Coast oysters, as well as a chilled seafood tower.
They offer six different steaks, including a 100 Day Hanger Steak and a wet-aged Wagyu Zabuton.
Try pairing your steak with the brown butter roasted mushrooms or the curried cauliflower and a classic steakhouse cocktail.
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
9827 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024
Perry’s began as a small butcher shop and deli in Houston but quickly gained popularity as one of the best places to eat in town.
They opened their first steakhouse in 1993, and have opened several locations in major cities across the country.
As a family-owned restaurant, they believe in extraordinary service and providing guests with a rare dining experience they’ll never forget.
The menu features standard bone-in cuts and steaks as well as a variety of sauces that will elevate this already delectable meat.
They are also known for their seven-fingers high pork chop, which is roasted over pecan wood for six hours before being carved up right at your table.
With your steak, you can enjoy Lobster Tail or Alaskan King Crab, as well as a variety of fresh vegetable sides.
The Capital Grille
5365 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056
The Capital Grille at The Galleria is a romantic, sophisticated spot where guests can enjoy a delicious steak and superb wine selected by on-site sommeliers.
Wine is enjoyed by the bottle at The Capital Grille, and a strict upscale dress code is enforced.
The menu features a Chef’s Suggestions section, which includes items like their signature Porcini Rubbed Bone-In Ribeye with 15-Year Aged Balsamic.
They have main courses like filet mignon, Dry Aged New York Strip, and non-beef options like lamb rib chops and roasted chicken breast.
Their sides are as good as the main event.
The Parmesan Truffle Fries or Lobster Mac ‘N’ Cheese will have you drooling long after you’ve finished eating.
Dessert options include a decadent flourless chocolate espresso cake or their signature housemade cheesecake served with fresh berries.
Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse
1510 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002
It’s no surprise that Vic & Anthony’s was voted Best Steakhouse in Houston in 2021.
Conveniently located in downtown Houston, their menu features USDA Prime Midwest grain-fed beef, fresh seafood, and a carefully crafted wine list that guests will love.
The environment is a mix of coziness and refined elegance in the form of dark wood accents, moody lighting, and sleek leather furniture.
To start, we recommend the shrimp cocktail with colossal shrimp or the Broiled Spiny Lobster in Lemon Scampi Butter.
Their on-the-bone A4 Ribeye 6oz Miyazaki is not to be missed, nor is their Skirt Steak made from 100 percent Akaushi Beef.
Complement your steak with roasted jalapenos for some heat, or a decadent King Crab Fondue.
Also at Vic & Anthony’s are live Maine lobsters, Alaskan King Crab Legs broiled in a tarragon herb butter, and the Cold Water Rock Lobster Tail.
10911 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77079
One of the oldest Houston steakhouses on the list, Brenner’s Steakhouse has been a staple of the Houston food scene since 1936.
Over the years it has cultivated a unique and elegant charm that brings locals and tourists flocking to their doors night after night, as well as a world-class menu and award-winning wine list.
Their outdoor gazebo and water garden are the perfect backdrop to a romantic night out or a fun celebration.
At Brenner’s, must-have appetizers include the bacon-wrapped Texas quail in a chipotle maple glaze, the tuna poke, or the perfectly balanced charcuterie.
Their signature entrees include Texas Fried Chicken with mashed potatoes and the Blackened Pork Chop with a side of Crispy Crawfish Tails. Their Gulf Red Snapper is also an excellent dish for seafood fans.
They offer standard center-cut filet mignon in various sizes, as well as three on-the-bone options and three specialty cuts.
To complete the meal, add some wild exotic mushrooms or smoked garlic butter and a variety of potato and vegetable sides cooked to perfection.