Nice Chops: The Top 5 Steakhouses in Boston

A good steak, much like a fine wine or priceless work of art, is a thing of beauty, meant to be savored until every last bite is finished. Whether your preferences are well done or rare, you’re sure to find a steakhouse that suits your taste buds with these Top 5 steakhouses in Boston.

Ruth Chris Steakhouse

Ruth Chris Steakhouse is not your average restaurant chain. Set within the walls of Boston’s old City Hall, the steakhouse boasts both historic architecture, chic decór, and a mouthwatering menu to boot. Celebrate something special with the venue’s private dining or off-site catering options.

Ruth Chris Steakhouse is located at 45 School Street in Government Center


Some hotel restaurants fall by the wayside. And some hotel restaurants exceed your expectations beyond your wildest au jus-drenched dreams. Enter XV Beacon, a boutique luxury hotel in historic Beacon Hill, and Mooo, a steakhouse with the right amount of eccentricity to kick your steak up a trendy notch. Be sure to take advantage of the restaurant’s 3-course prix fixe menu with accompaniments changing seasonally.

Mooo is located at 15 Beacon Street in Beacon Hill

Smith & Wollensky

Fairy tales really do come true at Smith & Wollensky’s Boston location: the restaurant is situated inside a 150-year old castle, making it an unforgettable location to host dinners large or small. The offerings from this storied steakhouse are what discerning diners would expect, right down to the namesake split pea soup accompaniment.

Smith & Wollensky is located at 101 Arlington Street in the Back Bay


The recipient of multiple dining awards, including several “Best Of’s” by Wine Spectator, Fleming’s embodies everything a steakhouse should be: its menu offers a dizzying array of aged cuts, chops and carpaccios; its wine list is exceptional and seemingly neverending; and its location is key to pre- and post-dinner activities.

Fleming’s is located at 217 Stuart Street in the Theatre District

Grill 23

Located in the heart of where the Back Bay meets the South End, Grill 23 has been Boston’s go-to steakhouse for business meetings, romantic dates and everything in-between since 1983. The group recently expanded to include a second floor, with more space for guests to enjoy its award-winning menu.

Grill 23 is located at 161 Berkeley Street in the Back Bay