Miami is a tourist hotspot, bringing in a domestic and international crowd looking for white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, tropical drinks, and spicy Latin nightlife. Miami welcomes gaudy extravagance, and everyone is invited to the party.
A strong Latin American and Caribbean cultural presence and an upscale, flashy facade contribute to an opulent and unique restaurant scene. Miami steakhouses represent the combination of flamboyant and over-the-top luxury inherent in this urban paradise.
If you’re wondering where to get steak in Miami, you’ll find it in many forms at an eclectic array of steakhouses and seafood restaurants. Below, you can find a list of the best steakhouses in Miami that encompasses a variety of cuisines and price ranges.
The Wagyu Bar
2257 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33145, United States
Featured in Indulge Magazine’s article on the best dishes to try in 2021, The Wagyu Bar serves top-quality Wagyu, USDA Choice, and Black Angus steaks in a casual setting. They want their steaks to speak for themselves without the stuffy pretension that most other steakhouses sell to customers.
Their menu features multiple grades of beef per cut from G! Certified USDA to Wagyu-Angus to A5 Olive Fed Wagyu. If you want the perfect steak, this is where you come. There are over thirty steak offerings, not to mention killer Wagyu burgers, salads, and seafood dishes.
Edge Steak & Bar
Four Seasons Hotel, 1435 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131, United States
Located minutes away from downtown Miami, Edge Steakhouse and Bar is a modern American steakhouse with a beautiful dining room and patio with great views of the Miami skyline and an outdoor fireplace. Australian executive chef Aaron Brooks utilizes his decades of experience cooking in high-end restaurants internationally and nationally to create an impeccable menu that uses fresh and high-quality steak and seafood.
The menu is a cultural melee, with Mediterranean and Pan-Asian-inspired flavors. I recommend the shrimp curry appetizer with chickpea, potato, mango habanero yogurt, and crispy papadum. The steak selections are from grass and grain-fed USDA prime and Australian Wagyu steaks. I recommend the 55-day dry-aged bone-in ribeye with a side dish of charred brussels sprouts with whipped feta, pine nuts, and blood orange honey.
112 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States
Prime 112 is a self-proclaimed pioneer of modern boutique steakhouses in South Beach Miami’s historic Browns Hotel. Prime 112 features a contemporary and inventive take on steak and seafood dishes served in a sensuous, sultry yet high-end dining room that entertains Miami’s wealthiest and plenty of visiting celebrity clientele. You should reserve a table far in advance of your dinner plans, as a table at Prime 112 is a hot commodity.
I recommend trying their jumbo lump crab cakes with sweet corn relish and tartar sauce. Another fun shareable is the truffle provolone cheese fondue. Prime 112’s selection of sauces for their steaks is impressive, featuring peanut hoisin, horseradish cream, peppercorn, curry mayo, and many more. I recommend trying the peanut hoisin atop an A5 Kobe beef filet.
19999 W Country Club Dr, Aventura, FL 33180, United States
Bourbon is an elegant and fancy Miami steakhouse with a James Beard award-winning head chef and a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list. The snazzy dining room and bar are just as opulent and flashy as the beautifully plated appetizers, mains, and desserts.
If you go with a crowd, they have an over-the-top shellfish tower with oysters, shrimp, lobster, and king crab. Their inventive signature dishes include my personal favorite, the “Reuben” style short rib with horseradish potato puree and 1000-island hollandaise.
RED South Beach
801 South Pointe Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States
Another wine spectator award-winning fine-dining establishment, RED South Beach, has also received votes for best and sexiest steakhouse from every reputable food critic, including Zagat and OpenTable. They’ve recently moved to a massive space with a 3000 sq. ft outdoor patio to enjoy the ocean breeze while delighting in a unique and award-winning meal.
The menu at RED South Beach has an impressive wine list, creative artisanal cocktails, and a must-try oyster bar. I recommend the Buffalo Oysters, with crispy oysters in buffalo sauce and blue cheese fondue. The dining menu at RED has an Italian influence, with seafood pasta and Italian sausage stuffed peppers. As for steaks, I recommend the prime bone-in porterhouse with horseradish crème Fraiche.
Los Fuegos – Faena Hotel Miami Beach
3201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140, United States
Meaning “Fire,” Los Fuegos is one of my favorite places to eat in the area and it’s located in the beautiful and famous Faena Hotel Miami Beach.
You won’t find a more “Miami”-looking restaurant replete with red leather chairs, leopard-print booths, bronze animal sculptures, and gold-printed palm-tree curtains. The incredible food more than matches the flashy Miami décor.
Argentinian fare is famous for asados, or grills, so I’d recommend the grilled octopus “a la plancha” with potato confit, garlic aioli, fresh herbs, and kalamata olives. Another typical Argentinian dish starring beef is the Tenderloin Milanesa with Boulanger potato poached egg and Dijon mustard. You could also order a typical Argentinian “parillada” or mixed grill with all types of grilled meats, seafood, and wood-fired vegetables with chimichurri sauce.
3101 Ponce de Leon, Miami, FL 33134, United States
Christy’s classic fine-dining steakhouse has been serving the highest quality meats and seafood for over 40 years from their Coral Gables dining room. Their warmly lit dining room could be mistaken for a classic art museum with giant, beautifully framed paintings lining the walls.
With over 40 years in the business, you can rest assured that they have perfected their dishes. I recommend the seared scallops with pancetta and English pea risotto, the herb-crusted lamb rack with a sherry honey glaze, and Greek yogurt and mint topping served with mushroom and asparagus ragout.
Smith & Wollensky
1 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States
Smith & Wollensky is a well-established steakhouse dynasty, serving impeccable steaks at iconic locations in cities worldwide. Their South Pointe, Miami Beach location upholds their high standard of service, atmosphere, and menu offerings. With an oceanside, two-story patio, and a varied menu featuring classic sauces and preparations from across the nation, Smith & Wollensky is sure to bestow a memorable dining experience.
They take inspiration from the deep south to the northeast, using Cajun marinades and classic Maine-style lobster rolls. While their steaks are excellent, I’d recommend trying one of their tenderloin sandwiches with aged cheddar, grilled onions, bacon jam, and horseradish aioli, or the butcher burger with applewood smoked bacon, aged cheddar, and steak sauce mayo.
The Capital Grille
444 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131, United States
The Capital Grille is another steakhouse chain dedicated to excellence in every aspect of the fine-dining steakhouse experience. The Capital Grille is in downtown Miami and is open for lunch, happy hour, and dinner. All their steaks are dry-aged for at least 18 days, making for tender, flavorful cuts.
I recommend trying their famous pan-fried calamari with hot cherry peppers as an appetizer. Their bone-in Kona-crusted dry-aged NY strip with shallot butter uses a coffee rub for added richness. Pair your steak with dry red wine and some of their famous lobster mac n cheese for the most decadent meal imaginable.
3900 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137, United States
COTE is a Korean-style steakhouse that has won both a Michelin star and a James Beard award nomination. Originating in New York, COTE has just opened their Miami location in the fashionable Design District in a sleek, modern building with a lively, bustling environment. Owner Simon Kim’s unique vision has successfully manifested in the creative marriage of Korean Barbeque with the elegant service and presentation of an American steakhouse.
COTE Miami’s menu has incorporated local Miami flavors brought by its sizeable Latin population, which happens to pair perfectly with spicy Korean flavors. I recommend starting with Cote Ceviche that has Amberjack, snapper, cobia, and trout roe with thinly sliced pickled fennel and chojang vinaigrette.
Try the 45-day dry-aged marinated short rib with Kimchi wagyu paella and a soft-poached egg topper for the main course. You won’t find a more impressive and unique menu than Cote.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
2320 Salzedo St, Coral Gables, FL 33134, United States
Located in downtown Coral Gables, Ruth’s Chris Steak House is a fine-dining traditional steak and seafood restaurant with humble beginnings. In the ’70s, a single mother named Ruth opened her restaurant in a building that housed an old steakhouse establishment called Chris’s, hence Ruth’s Chris. There are now multiple locations of Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse around the nation.
Since Ruth’s Chris originated in New Orleans, you’ll see a Cajun and southern flair in their menu, with side dishes like sweet potato casserole with pecan crust. I recommend trying a surf and turf option like an 8 oz petite filet and buttery lobster tail.
PM Fish & Steak House
1453 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130, United States
PM Fish and Steakhouse is a classic Italian steak and fish restaurant in a beautiful brick and metal building with an industrial-chic interior. The open kitchen, wrought iron spiral staircases, and large stone columns with nautical-looking lighting make PM Fish and Steakhouse a fantastic venue to enjoy a special meal.
I’d recommend the veal carpaccio or the charcoal-grilled Provoleta cheese with Neapolitan sauce, olive oil, and oregano, for starters. I can definitely recommend the branzino with white wine, shallots, fresh pepper, and lobster risotto with basil, asparagus, sweet peas, mascarpone, and butter for the main course options.
782 NW 42nd Ave #5, Miami, FL 33126, United States
Hereford Grill is a Latin American- inspired steakhouse with over twenty years as a Coral Gables neighborhood institution. They draw their flavors and grilling methods from Cuba, Venezuela, Brazil, and Argentina, offering traditional meat dishes like Picanha and punta trasera. Hereford Grill is a family and budget-friendly restaurant that doesn’t skimp on portion size or quality.
I’d recommend trying their authentic Venezuelan cheese arepas to start, followed by the richest cut of punta trasera (rump steak), sliced and served with savory and sweet fried plantains.
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
836 1st St, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse offers an authentic Brazilian Churrasco experience wherein grill masters roast and grill numerous cuts of beef, pork, and chicken on spits, slicing small meat tastings directly from the spit tableside. This is an all-you-can-eat meat fest that you don’t even have to walk to a buffet table to enjoy as the meat arrives at your plate until you tell servers you’re satisfied.
The menu is set, featuring over a dozen different cuts of pork, beef, sausage, and chicken. If you want to splurge, you can pay extra for indulgent cuts like wagyu ancho ribeye and NY strip or dry-aged tomahawk ancho. All meals come with warm cheese bread, polenta, mashed potatoes, and fried plantains, not to mention a great salad bar.
2305 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States
A favorite spot for young professionals, STK Steakhouse is a vibe-driven fine-dining lounge with a live DJ mixing original tunes in a lively, hip environment made for mingling. Enjoy a fancy cocktail and a dance with friends to work up your appetite. A sleek hip lounge still upholds the excellent standards of any traditional fine-dining steakhouse, and their menu is proof.
I recommend trying their wagyu beef sliders with special sauce to start and their dry-aged Delmonico with king crab Oscar sauce. They make fantastic truffle parmesan fries and a delicious sweet corn pudding.
LT Steak & Seafood
1440 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States
Located in the beautiful Betsy South Beach boutique hotel on the water, the LT Steak and Seafood restaurant is a dressy casual, eclectic meat and seafood restaurant that honors the cooking methods of various world cuisines. You can enjoy Japanese-style raw bar snacks with your artisanal cocktail, a Mediterranean flavored appetizer, and a traditional American entrée at LT. Every type of food is perfectly executed.
The steaks at LT come from a Chicago butcher and meat-curing establishment that was founded in the 19th century. The menu at LT is the most diverse and exciting of any restaurant on this list. I recommend trying the king salmon roll with fresh and smoked salmon, cream cheese, avocado, daikon sprouts, and cucumber from the raw bar.
While the steaks are incredible, I’d have to go with their Boucher Burger with cheddar cheese, spiced onion rings, black pepper bacon, pickled jalapenos, and barbeque sauce with parmesan and truffle fries.
Miami may be the flashiest, frilliest beach city globally, and they have a roster of steakhouses equally opulent and over the top. That said, the best steakhouses in Miami also include neighborhood favorites, beach casual steak joints, and an array of culturally diverse cuisines.
If you’re in Miami and you’re looking to grab a few drinks before your steak dinner, check out these happy hour spots around town!
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