You’re in Texas, home of the steer and the best steak in the country. From mouthwatering rib-eyes to succulent strips, we have it all right here in Houston. Because there is nothing better than that first bite of premium beef grilled to perfection, we’ve rounded up a list of the best steakhouses in town. At each one, you’ll find fine dining, excellent service, extensive wine lists and prime cuts you will be raving about for days.
III Forks Steakhouse Houston is a contemporary take on the classic upscale steakhouse, featuring a lively bar and lounge area with menu items ranging from USDA Prime beef to ocean-fresh seafood, as well as lighter, local favorites. As you enter, the foyer welcomes you with an array of over 1,500 fine wines from the spectacular glass wine room.
Set in an old converted bakery, this Washington corridor favorite has everything you want in a steakhouse—from exclusive, dry-aged cellar cuts to a decadent selection of seafood. Settle in with the exposed brick of the industrial-chic dining room, or opt for a spot on the sprawling rooftop bar, which comes replete with an unbeatable view of downtown.
For generations, Houston diners have chosen Brenner’s to mark a special occasion or to indulge in an excellent dining experience. It also features an unparalleled Sunday Brunch, and Blue, a luxurious, high-energy patio bar. Menu offerings also include favorites such as crunchy German potatoes and apple strudel.
A classic steakhouse offering all of your surefire favorites, The Capital Grille has been wowing Galleria diners for years. Start your evening with one of the coldest martinis in town, then take our recommendation and throw a dart at the menu—the talented kitchen staff won’t let you down.
Opulent and romantic, Del Frisco’s in Houston is located in an elegant two-story space with sweeping windows, offering guests a luxurious dining experience. This location offers something you won’t find in any other Houston steakhouse with their New Orleans-inspired “lagniappe” menu.
The restaurant offers the finest USDA Prime beef, available both wet- and dry-aged and broiled at 1,600 degrees or iron-crusted. Steak companions include truffle-poached lobster, Diablo shrimp, and king crab topped with caviar. Each dish is crafted from scratch by the culinary team and served by skillful staff.
Renowned Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão began 40 years ago in Brazil and continues to set the premium dining standard for churrascarias around the world. The menu includes a variety of fire-roasted meats carved tableside by gaucho chefs, plus seasonal salads, traditional sides, signature cocktails and an award-winning wine list.
Set in Tilman Fertitta’s dazzling The Post Oak Hotel, Mastro’s is an elegant restaurant that is redefining fine dining. An elevated menu, featuring over 16 steaks and chops, is sure to please discerning palates, while nightly live music pairs perfectly with a selection from the impeccable wine list.
The Pacific Northwest’s favorite restaurant comes to the Bayou City with a menu that features garden-fresh salads, fresh-caught seafood and shellfish, and aged steaks. The restaurant was voted No. 1 Happy Hour in America by USA Today.
Morton’s, part of the Landry’s family of restaurants, opened in 1996 as one of the first fine dining steakhouses in the Galleria area. Morton’s has become a regular for the Houston social scene, athletes, lawyers, and oil professionals, and was recently updated with the addition of Bar 12.21.
The Palm proudly serves USDA prime-aged beef, jumbo Nova Scotia lobster, heritage Italian entrées, and premium seafood cooked to perfection with service and an atmosphere not found anywhere else. This Galleria neighborhood staple is among the top steakhouses in town, delivering memorable experiences with each visit. The Palm’s philosophy is simple: Treat guests like family, serve great food, and always exceed expectations.
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Pappas Bros. has two locations in Houston—the original in the Galleria area and Downtown. They provide their guests with a dining experience like no other by putting immeasurable care into everything they do. They buy the highest-quality ingredients, use a timeless recipe, and cook it flawlessly each and every time. Discover for yourself why Pappas Bros. is ranked as one of the top steakhouses in the country.
This casual yet elegant restaurant serves hand-selected USDA-aged prime beef cuts that are brought in fresh daily. For a memorable dining experience, try one of its specialties, including Perry’s Famous Pork Chop, chateaubriand, and flaming desserts, or sample from a spectacular selection of world-class wines.
For a romantic steak dinner, an important business meeting, or a private party, Ruth’s Chris Steak House can accommodate your needs. The Houston restaurant provides guests with a warm, comfortable atmosphere. Ruth’s Chris Steak House is centrally located in the heart of Houston next to the Aloft Hotel.
Owned by Football Hall of Fame coach turned restaurateur Don Shula, this fine-dining restaurant features the Shula Cut® premium black angus beef. “We feature the biggest and best steaks, so it’s fitting to be here in Texas—where everything is bigger,” says Don Shula.
If you’re looking for the best USDA prime beef Houston has to offer, look no further than Steak 48, where an in-house butcher hand cuts custom steaks before they’re cooked to perfection in a 1,800-degree broiler. With over 3,000 bottles in their impressive wine vault, treating yourself to a memorable meal has never been easier.
Located near Minute Maid Park, this premier steakhouse features an elegant, yet intimate atmosphere with undeniable attention to detail. The award-winning menu features only the finest prime beef, fresh seafood, and more, as well as an extensive wine collection.
Feed your needs and discover why these top spots made it on our list of the best steakhouses in H-Town!
Feature Image Courtesy of B&B Butchers and Felix Sanchez.