Whether you are craving a filet mignon as tender as butter that you can almost cut with a fork, a flavor filled ribeye or a perfectly marbled New York strip, Boston certainly has its fair share of steakhouses. There are numerous chains throughout the city, including the recent opening of a second Massachusetts Ruth’s Chris location in Waltham, but we have rounded up five of the best steakhouses you won’t find in any other city.
1 Mooo RestaurantMooo Restaurant
Carnivores unite and delight at this Beacon Hill staple with the funky name where appetizers include Painted Hills sirloin beef carpaccio, dry aged ribeye meatballs, steak tartare, Japanese Wagyu beef dumplings, dry aged beef Bolognese and roasted beef marrow bones (and that's just to start). Serious servers present politicians from the nearby State House, locals and visitors alike with juicy cuts of prime New York sirloin, an enormous 22-ounce grass and grain fed bone-in ribeye, mammoth 24-ounce porterhouse and smaller indulgences like the eight-ounce filet mignon. The Wine Cellar here is one of the best in the city with hundreds of bottles lining the walls of the exclusive lower level private dining room.
15 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02108
2 STRIP by StregaSTRIP by Strega
Not all steakhouses were created equally and that rings especially true at STRIP where The Varano Group's Italian flair makes this location a standout. Alongside specialties like Bolognese made with veal and Wagyu and pork Milanese, you will find traditional steakhouse staples like a prime sirloin or filet mignon, but what makes this Park Plaza location shine for us is the additional offerings like a Kansas City prime dry aged sirloin, 14-ounce bone-in filet and massive long bone-in prime 28-ounce Delmonico served with house truffle butter. Pair it up with a side of lobster gnocchi and cheese, or risotto di fungi for the ultimate indulgence.
64 Arlington Street Boston, MA 02116
3 Grill 23Grill 23
Grill 23 is one of Boston's oldest and most beloved steakhouses for good reason. The Back Bay restaurant offers an exclusive "Best of the Best" collection of prime cuts like the 100-day aged prime ribeye, dry aged prime New York strip and American Kobe cap steak. Top it all off with a decadently rich black truffle foie gras sauce. Steaks here are served a la carte, but if you prefer the chef's selection of entrees, try the flat iron steak frites or beef tenderloin with port-gorgonzola reduction.
161 Berkeley Street Boston, MA 02116
4 Abe & Louie'sAbe & Louie's
Abe & Louie's owns Copley Square when it comes to steaks. From sirloin steak tartare, wood-fired bacon and seared beef carpaccio to a slow roasted prime rib and wood fired, bone-in aged ribeye. these are just a few reasons to stop by this Back Bay treasure. We come here for the gargantuan 40-ounce prime porterhouse for two that tastes even better when paired up with a side of garlic mashed potatoes, creamed spinach and sauteed mushrooms (because we never count calories when we dine here and neither should you).
793 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116
5 Boston ChopsBoston Chops
Boston Chops filled a void in the South End steakhouse scene when it opened to much deserved acclaim. The restaurant serves up local favorites like the prime bone-in ribeye with confit garlic and herb sachet as well as a grilled hanger, flat iron or skirt steak, an impressive 20-ounce Chateaubriand for two, bone-in tenderloin or John Dewar's butcher cut. You won't want to miss the poutine style loaded twice baked potato that is a meal in itself. If you are feeling adventurous, try brined, braised and grilled tongue, braised cheeks, herb marinated heart or roasted bone marrow.
1375 Washington Street Boston, MA 02118