America’s 50 Best Steakhouses

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Food site the Daily Meal, helmed by former head of Saveur Magazine (and quoted contributor to the Cafes of San Francisco), Colman Andrews, has released its annual list of America’s 50 Best Steakhouses.

Of the steakhouses that made it into the ranking this year, 12 are in the West, 12 are in the South, 10 are in the Midwest, 9 are in the Southwest, and 7 are in the Northeast. New York and Las Vegas share top honors with 6 steakhouses apiece; 5 are in Los Angeles; and Dallas, Chicago, and San Francisco each have 3 entries.

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The Daily Meal judges scrutinized the steakhouses according to strict criteria: Is the meat sourced reputably and USDA Choice or Prime? Is it dry-aged, and if not, is it as high-quality as can be? Is it served at the proper doneness without fail and with a touch of ceremony? And is it revered by locals and out-of-towners alike?

The results (in order, of course):

Rank Steakhouse Location
1 Cut Beverly Hills
2 Keens New York City
3 Bern’s Tampa
4 Peter Luger New York City
5 Barclay Prime Philadelphia
6 CarneVino Las Vegas
7 Craftsteak Las Vegas
8 Red Miami
9 Pappas Bros. Steakhouse Dallas and Houston
10 Cattlemen’s Steakhouse Oklahoma City
11 Bazaar Meat Las Vegas
12 Cattleman’s Steakhouse Fabens, TX
13 Killen’s Steakhouse Pearland, TX
14 Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse Chicago
15 Perini Ranch Buffalo Gap, TX
16 Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf Chicago
17 Harris’ San Francisco
18 Metropolitan Grill Seattle
19 Pacific Dining Car Los Angeles
20 Murray’s Minneapolis
21 Plaza III Kansas City
22 John Howie Steak Seattle
23 BOA Los Angeles
24 Stripsteak Las Vegas
25 Sparks New York City
26 Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse New Orleans
27 Porter House New York City
28 Gorat’s Omaha
29 St. Elmo Steak House Indianapolis
30 Gallaghers New York City
31 Osso Steakhouse San Francisco
32 Mr. B’s Milwaukee
33 Duane’s Prime Riverside, CA
34 Jar Los Angeles
35 Gene & Georgetti Chicago
36 Prime Las Vegas
37 Golden Steer Las Vegas
38 The Hitching Post II Buellton, CA
39 Kevin Rathbun Steak Atlanta
40 Oak Steakhouse Charleston
41 Alexander’s Steakhouse San Francisco
42 Al Biernat’s Dallas
43 Brother Sebastian’s Omaha
44 Old Homestead New York City
45 Jess & Jim’s Kansas City, MO
46 Red Prime Oklahoma City
47 Chamberlain’s Dallas
48 Oliver’s Prime Los Angeles
49 The Buckhorn Exchange Denver
50 Taste of Texas Houston, TX


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