Steakhouses

Trying to find the best Steakhouses in Miami? 10Best has you covered. Our editors and locals search the city and suburbs for the top places. Then, we showcase popular restaurants like Prime One Twelve, and we highlight eateries with great user reviews, like Smith & Wollensky. We also help you find areas where Steakhouses are prominent - the South Beach area, for example - so that you not only get terrific dining recommendations, but you also have choices to boot. After all, if you're going to eat, you may as well do it right and take advantage of Miami's best.

10 Fogo de Chão
The first Fogo de Chão was opened in Porto Alegre in 1979 by Southern Brazilian--Gaucho country--brothers who had worked their way up from busboys to churrasqueiro chefs. Today, the prix-fixe steakhouse, has more than half-a-dozen locations in Brazil and more than twice that in the States. After staring with an enormous salad bar filled with more than 30 items both imported and local, hot and cold, you're saturated with 15 cuts of beef, pork, lamb and poultry, sliced tableside from skewers, until they plead fulfillment. And then, of course, there's dessert, if you can. (305-672-0011)

9 Area Code 55 Brazilian Steakhouse
Perhaps the most northward-located churrascaria in Miami, Area Code 55 otherwise is very similar to the other rodizio restaurants in the city. With spaciously set tables; a salad bar featuring cold and hot items; waiters dressed as gauchos wielding skewers of bacon-wrapped chicken thighs, lamb chops, sausage and picanha; and a well-stuffed wine list, it's a veritable feast for the carnivore. Start with your card flipped to the green side and you'll soon be swarmed with offerings; flip it to red to take a break. Excellent for a group, it's also out-of-the-way enough for those looking to avoid the traffic in South Beach, Brickell/Dowtown or Aventura. (305-947-6202)

8 The Setai Grill
Take a luxury hotel known for its Asian glam (The Setai); a French executive chef (Executive Chef Mathias Gervais, along with Chef de Cuisine Thomas Griese); a lauded Italian-American butcher family (Pat LaFrieda & Son) and Latino and Russian purveyors (Marky's International Food Emporium, Cinco Jotas, Fernando Pensato), Pensato), and you have The Setai Grill, open since December 2012. The treats begin when you're seated with a glass of rose Champagne, a loaf of brioche and a plate of prosciutto di San Daniele, sliced at the lip of the open kitchen. They continue when you order items that range from langoustine encased in papillote to navarin (braised lamb shouder en cocotte) with tournee potatoes and zucchini to a 30-day prime aged strip sirloin carved tableside by suave, eminently efficient Restaurant Manager Hakan Balkuvvar. The Grill is set off the lobby and, with burnished wood floors and inlaid tables, seems almost like a posh and romantic private club. Indeed this is prime steak-slicing, date-night dining, with a soupcon of a terrific wine list, a dessert cart and the most perfect cappuccino on the beach to finish things off right. (305-520-6400, 305-520-6800)

7 Toro Toro Pan Latin Steakhouse & Latin Spirit Lounge
Though Toro Toro is located in the lobby of the newly renovated InterContinental Miami, don't think of this as a hotel restaurant; think of this as a restaurant that happens to be located in a hotel. Renowned Chef Richard Sandoval, who runs 34 establishments, including the nearby Kokoriko Natural Rotisserie, modeled this interpretation of a Pan-Latin steakhouse after his successful Toro Toro Dubai. The Mexico City native, who calls Miami one of his favorite cities, offers a great variety of small plates, ranging from ceviche nikkei (Peruvian-Japanese style) with ahi tuna, sweet potato, cucumber and quinoa to arepas with short ribs, guacamole and crema. The churrascaria and grill offers a number of cuts of meat and poultry, a few of which--like the small plates--can be shared family style, such as the "rodizio experience." If you prefer to dine a la carte, larger main dishes include several cuts of beef, achiote barbecued salmon and pan-roasted Florida grouper. Wash it all down with a specialty cocktail such as the "Ring My bell," made with Herradura Reposado Tequila, Cointreau, lime, bell pepper and rosemary. A well-informed staff is on hand to decipher more difficult menu items and drinks, but you don't need them to understand this: Dessert. Churros. Yum. ((305) 372-4710)

6 The Forge
For American cuisine with a creative French twist, try the elegant Forge. Renovated in 2009, in honor of its 40th anniversary, the space is chock-full of eye-catching antiques and an eclectic mix of upholstered and metal furniture. The farm-to-table menu draws you in, offering tantalizing dishes such as herb-infused steamed local snapper "In a Bag" and grilled wild salmon with basil mashed hearts of palm. Beef is a favorite, and the 16-ounce aged oak grilled "Super Steak" has been named the nation's number one steak by "Wine Spectator." Speaking of wines, the cellar houses an enormous collection — more than 80,000 bottles of various vintages. Also, the Enomatic wine serving system, that serves wine by the glass, is great for sampling different wines by the ounce. Reservations suggested. (305-538-8533)

5 Christy's Restaurant
Christy's is a long-standing local favorite in Coral Gables, with a cozy dining room, attentive service and perfectly prepared, classic Continental cuisine. A favorite for business lunches and power dinners, the steaks are especially popular. Try the huge prime rib with horseradish sauce or the filet mignon in a flavorful teriyaki marinade. Lighter appetites will love the Caesar salads and tasty baked sweet potatoes. The grand finale? Impressive Baked Alaska or dense Blackout Cake are two outstanding options. Reservations recommended. Business casual attire. (305-446-1400)

4 The Capital Grille
For an impressive meal of fine aged beef or fresh seafood, The Capital Grille is an unqualified best bet. The dining room, decked out in leather and dark wood, is ideal for power meetings, and a glass-enclosed smoking room ably accommodates cigar aficionados. Customary American favorites are exquisitely prepared, from lobster and crab cakes to pan-fried calamari, from double-cut lamb chops to 24-ounce grilled porterhouses. An extensive selection of more than 400 wines is routinely recognized by Wine Spectator with the Award of Excellence. (305-374-4500)

3 "The Original" Shula's Steak House Miami Lakes
Local sports legend Don Shula, once the coach of the Miami Dolphins, runs this clubby steakhouse, which has some of the most tender and delicious beef in the area. The football theme is evident throughout, with photos, pennants and newspaper clippings on every wall — particularly those detailing Shula's 1972 Super Bowl victory. Business groups, families, sports fans and steak lovers of every ilk rave about great cuts like the 48-ounce porterhouse and the tender filet. Try the surf and turf, which includes a succulent 3-pound Maine lobster. If you have any room left, double chocolate cheesecake is a treat. Reservations recommended. (305-820-8102)

2 Smith & Wollensky
Join the power brokers at this clubby, traditional steakhouse, which offers sublime outdoor dining on the waterfront, complete with sweeping views of exclusive Fisher Island. Watch cruise ships leaving the Port of Miami as you dig into lemon pepper chicken or grilled salmon. Of course, heartier appetites will yearn for a bite of one of Smith & Wollensky's famous steaks, whether it's filet mignon, English cut prime rib, or grilled sirloin — this desire should not be pushed aside. If it's too hot on the lovely deck, enjoy views from the massive picture window inside the dimly lit, upscale interior. Reservations recommended. Business casual attire. (305-673-2800)

1 Morton's, The Steakhouse
Morton's is an upscale chain steakhouse that serves a lot more than just American Angus. The decor is masculine; the atmosphere, classy. Expect to be treated well by the friendly wait staff, who present dinner selections by bringing out a cart of options and telling you stories about each dish. Favorite entrées include blackened swordfish, fresh Maine lobster, and, of course, the 24-ounce porterhouse. Reservations are suggested. (305-400-9990)


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Fogo de Chão 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Brazilian, Latin, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Family Friendly, Group Friendly
Neighborhood: South Beach
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Area Code 55 Brazilian Steakhouse 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Brazilian, Latin, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Family Friendly, Group Friendly
Neighborhood: North Miami
COST: $$
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The Setai Grill 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: European, French, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Sommelier, Wine Cellar
Neighborhood: South Beach
COST: $$$$
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Toro Toro Pan Latin Steakhouse & Latin Spirit Lounge 10Best List Arrow
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Family Friendly, Group Friendly
Cuisine: Latin, Steakhouse
Neighborhood: Downtown
COST: $$$
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The Forge 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, European, French, Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Catering, Chef's Table, Disabled Accessible, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out, Wine Cellar
COST: $$$
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Christy's Restaurant 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Continental, New American, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Catering, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Pastry Chef, Take Out
Neighborhood: Coral Gables
COST: $$$
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The Capital Grille 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Continental, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Cigar Friendly, Disabled Accessible, Parties / Private Rooms
Neighborhood: Little Haiti
COST: $$$
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"The Original" Shula's Steak House Miami Lakes 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Family Friendly, Group Friendly, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms
COST: $$$
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Smith & Wollensky 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms
COST: $$$
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Morton's, The Steakhouse 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Group Friendly, Non-Smoking
COST: $$$