San Antonio is well known for its lively streets and homemade recipes that inspire restaurants around the nation. Residents told me it’s the “city of eats,” so of course, I had to try the best of the best.Aside from its founding of mouthwatering Church’s Chicken, San Antonio is also known for its large festivals and many ethnic cuisines. I’ve tried tons of steakhouses on the low- and high-end scale, but none of them compare to the festive-style ones I visited while in San Antonio, Texas.
I’ve compiled a list of the best steakhouses in San Antonio, and believe me; these local joints feature some of the best-looking tomahawks on the market. Not to mention most of these restaurants have astonishing decor native to the city. Let’s not waste any time—here are 14 of the best steakhouses in San Antonio.
Bohanan’s Prime Steaks & Seafood
219 E Houston St #275, San Antonio, TX 78205
A prime example of high-end steak, Bohanan’s is one of the best steakhouses in the San Antonio area for reasons inspired by quality. Mark Bohanan, head chef and owner, uses only Akaushi beef, which is more palatable and healthier than beef of other cattle breeds. And because the beef steak is raised on such a strict system, the meat is always tender, juicy, and flavorful. Raised by his grandfather, Bohanan committed himself to use only from-scratch ingredients, which helps in making his food extra tasty. Guests enjoy the high-quality steaks, which they can pick from the mesquite grill. The grill features top-of-the-line popular cuts such as filet, ribeye, new york strip, and porterhouse. After enjoying a hearty steak, you can head over to the bar for their specialty Kill Gil. Centered on historic Houston street, Bohanan’s is a San Antonio favorite for upscale guests looking to spend a lot in a classy setting. The restaurant is only open for a couple of hours in the evening, and they’re usually booked days in advance, so you’ll definitely want to make a reservation when you visit.
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
15900 La Cantera Pkwy #22200, San Antonio, TX 78256
The perfect eatery to impress a hot date, Perry’s Steakhouse is a fine dining experience worth every penny. From humble beginnings, this fine dining experience started as a modest butcher shop owned by two brothers. The brothers convinced their dad to add tables and chairs to the butcher shop, and it quickly became a popular eatery in the heart of San Antonio. Today, the restaurant has many locations across the U.S. but has remained a leading steakhouse and grill specializing in top-quality steaks and flaming desserts.This steakhouse only serves Prime USDA-aged steaks that “slice like butter.” Chef’s guarantee you’ll taste the difference.Aside from their choice cuts, their flaming desserts are another reason customers rave over this spot. My favorite is the Mount Blanc a la Frisc, a creamy vanilla ice cream served on their homemade berry sponge cake and topped with flaming white chocolate sauce and Irish cream (I wouldn’t bring the kids). It’s a great way to spend the evening in The River City and a fine dining experience you won’t forget.
Bob’s Steak & Chop House
5815 Rim Pass, San Antonio, TX 78257
Known as “The Best Cut in Town,” Bob’s is the perfect couple and family dining restaurant for those looking to get more luxury for their dollar. Bob’s specializes in serving what they call “Texas-sized” steaks picked from the top 2% of USDA prime beef, paired with a large glazed carrot and an award-winning side. It’s truly one of the most unique dining experiences in San Antonio. They have some of the best steaks in San Antonio, TX, such as their Prime “Cote De Boeuf” Bone-In Ribeye and Wagyu Tomahawk Ribeye. After enjoying one of their signature steaks, you can wash it all down with one of their high-end wines. Their San Antonio location features one of the largest wine selections I’ve ever seen, including a selection of different makers and vintages. Bob’s Steak & Chop House is one of the best steakhouses in San Antonio because the food is unique, but the experience is high-end. Private dining is popular at his restaurants, so the chef recommends making a reservation in advance.
Chama Gaúcha Brazilian Steakhouse
18318 Sonterra Pl, San Antonio, TX 78258
Recently the winner of TripAdvisor’s 2020 Traveler’s Choice award, this Brazilian steakhouse has some of the best bacon-wrapped filets I’ve ever tried. Chama’s offers eight different types of steak cuts, including Picahna, the house specialty. Other house favorites include the Fraldinha; one of the most flavorful steak cuts in the nation. This steakhouse is exceptional because they serve Cordeiro, a flavorful leg of lamb. The entire dining experience at Chama’s is to be remembered. Because the steaks are carefully prepared by gauchos (professional Brazilian chefs), each one is accompanied by a chef when served. By using a clever two-sided system, you can let the chef know you’re ready to try more meat (green side) and whenever you’ve had enough (red side). The San Antonio location also features an eye-dazzling salad bar that visitors can enjoy.
Ruth Chris’s Steak House
660 E Market St Grand Hyatt, Suite L-101, San Antonio, TX 78205
Ruth Chris’s steak is some of the best steaks you can get in San Antonio—restaurant owners make sure of it. This is because they follow a strict broiling method that ensures each bite is warm and flavorful. Their choice steaks are all served on 500° plates, turning up the heat more. They offer many different steak cuts, including filet, cowboy ribeye, New York strip, T-bone, and porterhouse. Their specialty cuts include their tomahawk ribeye, bone-in filet, and bone-in New York strip. Ruth Chris’s steaks are hand-selected USDA prime cuts, so you know you’re getting a real bang for your buck. Founded by the First Lady of Steak herself, this restaurant is no stranger to a good steak. This is why customers line up for miles to enjoy some of their signature plates. One of my favorite dishes here is the petite filet and shrimp, which is the perfect pairing after a festival-filled day in San Antonio. I recommend touring Ruth Chris’s San Antonio Riverwalk before dining to really tie the night together.
Saltgrass Steak House
502 River Walk, San Antonio, TX 78205
While in San Antonio, definitely check out Saltgrass Steak House for one of the best prime ribs in Texas. Located just off of historic East Houston st, Saltgrass Steak house is in one of the most-visited parts of the city. All of their steaks are served with a side plus your choice of soup or salad, so you’ll really be full after your meal. The portions are delightful, the food is well seasoned, and their happy hour is extensive. Their best steaks are the Wagon-Boss Center-Cut Top Sirloin, Maudeen’s Center Cut Filet, and their Texas T-bone. They even have bacon-wrapped filets, which seem to be a favorite among San Antonio residents. Their Silver Star Porterhouse is by far the show-stopper of the restaurant—a whopping 22 oz steak served with a hefty side in a ranch-style restaurant.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse
255 E. Basse Rd Bldg E-Suite #200, San Antonio, TX 78209
A more modest steakhouse of the bunch, Fleming’s is one of the best family restaurants serving prime steak in San Antonio. Their classic and signature steaks are served with guests’ choice of butter. Their butters include a housemade bearnaise, smoked chili, and herbed horseradish. Guests also choose between classic steaks like filet mignons, prime New York strips, and Angus beef ribeyes. Their specialty cuts include tomahawk steaks and bone-in ribeyes. Fleming’s is located inside the Alamo Quarry Mall, near the golf course. Guests are conveniently located near downtown San Antonio and the airport. Fleming’s ambiance is casual and family-style—an excellent choice for social gatherings or dinner with friends.
Myron’s Prime Steakhouse
10003 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78231
Myron’s Prime Steakhouse is the perfect night affair, an exclusive Texas favorite that residents have been boasting about for years. The San Antonio location is a modern take on the original design—a remodeled movie theatre from the 20s. The new location features a large bar with outdoor seating, a dedicated wine room, and down-home Texas decor. But don’t get me wrong, the new restaurant is no stranger to quality steak. Myron’s Prime Steakhouse only uses Chicago prime beef to prepare their culinary masterpieces like the original location. Along with their top 2% prime beef, Myron’s extensive dessert menu is another reason visitors have trouble leaving this upscale family eatery. This menu includes their signature Bread Pudding with Maker’s Mark sauce, which is to die for.
233 E Houston St Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78205
Located in lively downtown, The Palm restaurant is a great restaurant to visit for the best steak in San Antonio. The ambiance provides the perfect dining setting before enjoying a show at the historic Majestic Theatre. After enjoying dinner and theatre, you can take a walk along the RiverWalk and decide where to eat next. The Palm has some of the best steaks in Texas, including their specialty 8 oz Center-Cut Filet. Similar to their choice cut steaks, their burgers are some of the best in the city; be sure to check out The Palm Wagyu Burger. This location attracts guests all nights of the week because of its weekly features, including Prime Rib Weekends, Thursday Date Night, and Antinori Wine Dinners. Truly one of the best steakhouses for an intentional date night.
Brasão Brazilian Steakhouse
19210 W I-10, San Antonio, TX 78257
A real Texas staple, this steakhouse has rightfully earned its place on the list. Brasao’s Steakhouse is conveniently located near Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Eisenhower Park. The entire restaurant is Instagram-picture-worthy. But eventually, you’ll put your phone down once you feast your eyes on the wonderfully prepared steaks. The most popular steaks at this restaurant include the Picanha Prime Sirloin, Alcatra with Cheese, and the Beef Ribs. Along with their Canon-worthy steaks, their restaurant also features a gourmet salad bar located in the heart of the restaurant. Their salad bar offers over 50 international cheeses, cured meats, and traditional Brazilian delicatessen.
Old San Francisco Steak House
10223 Sahara Dr, San Antonio, TX 78216
A modern beautiful venue center, Old San Fran is the perfect spot for a professional luncheon or large gathering. The entire space has been renovated to accommodate large private events, so, unfortunately, you couldn’t dine here for a weekday dinner. However, guests can choose between standard menu packages or custom packages for all kinds of private catering. Food selections include a variety of 8-10 oz steaks, specialty cuisines, and original chef creations, and their wide dessert selection makes ending the night on a sweet note a breeze. The restaurant reminds me of an antique-style ballroom. You’ll definitely want to look your best when dining in this fancy setting.
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
849 E Commerce St #393, San Antonio, TX 78205
Located above the popular River Walk is Fogo de Chão, a southern-style Brazilian steakhouse where tradition meets modernity. I enjoyed dining at this location because of its proximity to the River Walk, which is a really attractive spot at night once the streets illuminate. For a flat rate, guests can get personalized tableside service of all their favorite fire-roasted steaks. Throughout the meal, guests are served traditional Brazilian side dishes such as warm pao de queijo (cheesy bread), caramelized bananas, and crispy polenta. For a more decadent experience, you can get a premium cut such as the Wagyu Ancho (ribeye); a dry-aged 24 oz premium steak aged for 21 days—save room for leftovers.
123 N Loop 1604 E, San Antonio, TX 78232
What started as a reinvention of old recipes soon became one of San Antonio’s prime locations for quality steaks and handcrafted cocktails. Located in the Stone Oak area, Kirby’s is the perfect location for visitors staying in the nearby hotels. The restaurant even offers a complimentary shuttle service to residents of the hotel. The ambiance is elegant yet casual; suit and tie unnecessary (unless you want to). Their prime steaks are top-ranked among San Antonio food critics. I very much enjoyed the flavor of their all-natural Midwestern-aged prime beef; I was able to appreciate it most when I ordered their Pepper Steak.
Morton’s The Steakhouse
300 E Crockett St, San Antonio, TX 78205
With three private boardrooms and a full-service dining crew, you might be surprised to find out this steakhouse is located inside of Rivercenter Mall. Rivercenter Mall is located in downtown San Antonio, so it’s the perfect stop on the way to another San Antonio staple. It’s an unmatched fine dining experience for groups of 10 to 100. The velocity suite makes the experience even more remarkable, which is a high-definition digital theatre experience for large private parties. Morton’s steakhouse has delicious steaks and unmatched service for business and social gatherings. Guests especially enjoy dining at Morton’s because of their large USDA prime steaks, like the Prime Bone-In Ribeye (22 oz) and the Prime Porterhouse (24 oz).