These Five Mouthwatering Steakhouses In Boston Deliver Top Prime Cuts

With steak and grilling season about to get underway, Holy Grail Steak Co. is rolling out its red carpet selections for home chefs. Their luxe collection includes American Wagyu, Australian Wagyu, Upper USDA Prime, and Japanese A5-grade Wagyu along with the Hokkaido “Snow Beef” from Chateau Uenae, the rarest steak in the world.

When you are looking to head out on the town, Boston is certainly not remiss for its share of amazing steakhouses. All of the big name chains have made their way here (Del Frisco’s, Morton’s, Mastro’s, Ruth’s Chris, Smith & Wollensky, The Capital Grille and the latest addition – Eddie V’s at the Prudential Center), but we recommend trying our local standouts for an unforgettable evening. Here’s a look at the top five steakhouses in Boston to enjoy a classic chophouse celebration complete with signature accoutrements.

Boston Chops

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This is the top spot in Boston not only for its prime cuts and chops served up in a sexy space, but impressive nightly specials that include an enormous 32-ounce bone-in Wagyu. Their second location in downtown Boston (the original is in the South End) is always bustling with a pre- and post-theater crowd looking to start off their night with an order of their famous crab cakes topped with a bacon crumble, golden fried calamari or massive Luxury Fresh Seafood Plateau. From here, we recommend moving on to the melt-in-your-mouth 18-ounce prime bone-in ribeye paired up with the ultimate indulgent Poutine Style Twice Baked “Loaded” Potato for a dinner you won’t soon forget.

52 Temple Place, Boston; Website

Grill 23 & Bar

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It doesn’t get much better than the enormous juicy cuts served up at Grill 23’s swanky space. This classic steakhouse remains a mainstay in Boston since opening here more than three decades ago. Today, its lavish a la carte menu includes decadent offerings such as the Grand Seafood Sampler, Imperial Golden Osetra Caviar and a Grade A Wagyu striploin. Other standout favorites include the 100-day aged prime ribeye complemented with an add-on of Hudson Valley foie gras, American Kobe cap steak topped with truffle butter and the 14-ounce dry aged prime New York strip with a side of lobster mac and cheese.

161 Berkeley Street, Boston; Website


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Tucked inside the stylish boutique XV Beacon Hotel, you might not expect to find one of the city’s best steakhouses. At this modern carnivore’s favorite with the funky name in Beacon Hill, you can get started with a sampling of Regiis Ova Caviar, burgundy escargot, roasted beef marrow bones or Japanese Wagyu beef dumplings. Their a la carte steak selections include a Japanese A5 Wagyu sirloin, a bone-in prime 65-day dry aged sirloin and a 16-ounce prime dry aged ribeye.

15 Beacon Street, Boston; Website

Abe & Louie’s

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This Back Bay staple remains a standout in Boston for its prime porterhouse for two, bone-in ribeyes, aged sirloins and wood-fired Delmonicos. We recommend creating your own seafood tower filling it with everything from fresh oysters, clams, shrimp and lobster to clams casino, oysters Rockefeller and crab-stuffed mushrooms. When it comes to steaks, the chefs here will prepare your favorite cuts to your request, which can be coated with loosely cracked peppercorns or topped with au poivre, aged Vermont cheddar, blue cheese, portobello demi-glaze, demi-glaze, chimichurri, hollandaise or béarnaise sauce.

793 Boylston Street, Boston; Website

STRIP by Strega

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Over in the North End, Strega first made a name for itself as one of the top spots for Italian fare. When they decided to expand the brand to a steakhouse at the Park Plaza Hotel four years ago, we were thrilled. STRIP remains one of our favorites for its stylish dining room, lavish raw bar selections and Italian-inspired dishes like veal Wagyu meatballs, octopus carpaccio and lobster gnocchi. Be sure to save room for what you came here for – their prime cuts of beef (think long bone Delmonico, 24-ounce porterhouse, dry aged ribeyes and sirloins) topped with house truffle butter. Doesn’t get much better than this.

64 Arlington Street, Boston; Website