Top 5 Steakhouses in Boston for Dry-Aged Beef

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Boston: If there is one thing we know for sure, all steakhouses were not created equally. There is nothing quite like the taste of a well marbled, perfectly dry aged cut of beef that not only is melt-in-your-mouth good, but deliciously tender and juicy.

When it comes to preparing a steak, there is only one surefire method of ensuring the best natural flavor – the dry aging process. Dry aged beef is time consuming, taking many weeks for the beef to be stored near freezing temperatures in climate controlled refrigerators. As a result, most restaurants are unable to offer dry aged steaks, but there are a few steakhouses that do. Here are our Top 5 picks:


1 Smith & Wollensky Atlantic Wharf

Bostonians love Smith & Wollensky so much they had to open a second location in the popular Atlantic Wharf in recent years. The first original location is in Back Bay at the Castle at Park Plaza, which once served as the First Corps of Cadets headquarters and is now on the National Historic Register. The second waterfront Atlantic Wharf serves up the same equally impressive selection of dry aged steaks, including a jumbo 24-ounce Cajun marinated bone-in ribeye, a 21-ounce New York strip, a 14-ounce sirloin, a Fred Flintstone style long bone ribeye crusted with bone marrow butter, a signature 24-ounce bone-in ribeye or a 48-ounce porterhouse for two. All of the USDA prime beef here is dry aged in house for 28 days.
294 Congress Street Boston, MA 02210

2 The Capital Grille

The Capital Grille in Copley Square is also one of the best places to go for a great selection of dry aged steaks. Located adjacent to the Hynes Convention Center, here you can choose from a massive 24-ounce signature porterhouse, 14-ounce hand-cut New York sirloin, 14-ounce dry aged peppercorn steak au poivre topped with Courvoisier cream or our favorite – the bone-in Kona coffee crusted dry aged sirloin topped with a rich shallot butter.
900 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02115

3 Grill 23

Grill 23 always makes the list of the best steakhouses in Boston and for good reason. Not only do they have a fine selection of filets and chops, but they also offer a section of the menu called “The Best of the Best” that truly pays homage to the dry aging process. Two selections are available – an 18-ounce, impressive 100-day aged prime ribeye and a 14-ounce dry aged prime New York strip.
161 Berkeley Street Boston, MA 02116

4 Bogie's Place

One of the lesser known hidden steakhouse gems, Bogie’s Place is actually tucked away in a bar so only those in the know can find their way here. Located inside of JM Curley’s (named in honor of Boston’s former Mayor James Michael Curley), you will find a separate area known as Bogie’s Place (an “adults-only” speakeasy) where a smaller, 30-day dry aged, 12-ounce sirloin is the standout. Be sure to make a reservation in advance as the restaurant is exclusive and seating is limited to just 20 tables.
21 Temple Place Boston, MA 02111

5 Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Another restaurant that knows their steaks well is Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar The popular Back Bay location adjacent to the Park Plaza Hotel offers a 16-ounce dry aged prime ribeye. Pair it up with a glass of wine (there are more than 100 to choose from by the glass) and you will be glad you did.
217 Stuart Street Boston, MA 02116
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