In a world where we are told to eat less meat, there are certain times when you just crave a good, tender and juicy steak. Here are the list of 10 Best steaks you can find in Atlanta. Whether it is the decor reminiscent of a bygone era, the rustic charm of a cabin, or a modern and luxurious steakhouse that is just steps away from you hotel room, this list has them all covered. Bring your appetite.
Trying to find the best Steakhouses in Atlanta? 10Best has you covered. We've scoured the city from downtown to Buckhead to the burbs to put together this list of the best steakhouses in Atlanta. Some of the top steakhouses we found have been Atlanta institutions for decades like Bone's, Chops, and the Blue Ridge Grill.
Others have many locations around the country and have honed their skills in providing delectable steaks to their customers. Not surprisingly many business travelers choose to seek out these restaurants when traveling on business. Some are The Capital Grille, Ruth's Chris and BLT
However, perhaps you prefer to dine at a local favorite. 10 Best has got you covered there too. Kevin Rathbun Steak is one of the top-rated steak restaurants in Atlanta. Owner, Kevin Rathbun, even competed and won on Top Chef. Another neighborhood favorite in Decatur is Parker's on Ponce.
10 Stoney River Legendary Steaks
Unlike many of the very popular steakhouses in the city, Stoney River Legendary Steak are located a bit outside the city. Another nice thing about these steakhouses is that they have ample parking available. No need to valet. The Lodge Filet or the coffee crusted steak are some winners. While it is certainly a treat to visit this establishment for dinner, many like to have a leisurely lunch here. Staff is always friendly and expect amazing service from time you walk through the front door until you leave. You'll lovethe cinnamon dinner rolls that accompany your dinner. Consistently good steaks. (678-305-9229)
9 Blue Ridge Grill
Located right in heart of Buckhead, you can't go wrong when you choose the Blue Ridge Grill for a special occasion or to take and out of town guest. The decor is reminiscent of a cabin with lots of rustic charm. For a special occasion make sure to ask for one of their private rooms as it makes a huge difference. The signature steak is the hickory grilled Ribeye. If you don't like steaks, the scallops or salmon are both good choices. Make sure to allow some time to enjoy the porch area before taking a seat in the main dining area. (404-233-5030)
8 Parker's on Ponce
The atmosphere in this Decatur restaurant is cozy and romantic, lending itself to a perfect date night or just a celebratory evening out with friends. Most steak lovers will enjoy the Kansas City strip - large and juicy. For those who prefer a smaller cut, order the Filet Mignon or get the Porterhouse for two. Enjoy the lefovers with eggs in the morning. The patio is rather nice on nights when the the weather is pleasant. Before enjoying a glass a wine with your steak or seafood, make sure to order a classic cocktail from the bar. A Pimm's Cup or a gin martini. (404-924-2230)
7 BLT Steak
Clean, crisp and new, BLT Steak is located in the W Hotel downtown. The dark interiors are reminiscent of high end steakhouses. Naturally aged steaks broiled at high heat are the specialty. Order the NY Strip or the ever-popular ribeye. But definitely bring your charge card. Or better yet, visit on an expense account. This restaurant is very pricey. Their popovers, a bowl of bread that is baked and spills over the bowl when brought to the table. Great sides and desserts are available too. After dinner do spend some time expoloring the W Hotel with its rooftop pool and luxurious bar, you'll certainly be impressed. (404-577-7601)
6 New York Prime
When you have a hankering for a delicious cut of beef, New York Prime will satisfy you. All cuts of steak are perfectly prepared. Lots of people like to treat dads here for Birthdays and Father's Day. Cut into your steak to find a tender, moist and divine center. Enjoy the crispy hash browns, or a baked potato with your steak. Of course if you have other guests in the party that are trying to maintain a healthy diet, offerings like salmon or chicken will certainly be just what they need. However, they may lose any discipline when they see the dessert menu with items like banana creme pie. (404-846-0644)
5 Ruth's Chris Steak House
Ruth's Chris gets is name from a woman named Ruth Fertel who started the restaurant decades ago in New Orleans. As a single woman who needed to raise her children, she began serving up her cajun-influenced food and it became so popular it has evolved to the 100+ locations of Ruth's Chris we all know today. Rather than a signature steak, they have a signature sound - the sizzle.They only serve USDA Prime steaks, which are only 2% of the steaks produced in the country. These steaks are cooked at 1800 degrees to lock in the flavor Many are located within hotels, offering guests a fabulous meal without ever having to leave their hotel. (404-365-0660, 800-544-0808)
4 Kevin Rathbun Steak
Although this restaurant is a bit out of the way, it is worth seeking out. Before you are seated at your table, allow plenty of time to enjoy a martini at the bar. While you will have a fablous meal, it will definitely cost a pretty penny. Get the Cowboy ribeye or veal Oscar chop. On a date, order the Porterhouse for two. Sides like grits, potatoes, even broccoli are high in calorie content. So don't visit if you are counting calories. Save room for the salted caramel bonbons. Some nights feature jazz music. This restaurant is closed on Sundays. (404-524-5600)
3 Chops Lobster Bar
Chops, is a fancy favorite of locals and business people out on the company dime. As it is part of the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group, you know you can always expect exceptional food and service here. Choose from a variety of sizes and cuts of steaks here. Make sure to get a taste of the walnut-raisin bread. For those who prefer something a bit lighter, there is the Lobster bar downstairs. Here you can expect to find lots of tempting seafood dishes like Swordfish, Scallops and Tuna steak. The wine list is spectacular. Ask your server to make a recommendation. (404-262-2675)
2 The Capital Grille
Business travelers and city dwellers alike love the Capital Grille. The consistently perfect steaks and fabulous service are a trademark of this organization. Ask most waiters what their favorite steak is and they will usually say it is the bone-in Kona steak. It has coffee-crusted rub with a shallot butter sauce on top. A huge portion, many won't be able to finish it in one sitting. Other cuts include the filet, porterhouse, and delmonico and the au poivre with a Courvoisier cream sauce. Make sure to sample the wine list, especially during the summer Generous Pour Wine Event where fabulous wines are available for one low price. (404-262-1162)
1 Bone's Restaurant
Unlike many of the new and trendy restaurants out there, Bones is one of the older more established restaurants in the city. But don't for one second think that they have gotten lax with their service over the years. That's why they remain incredibly popular, even being the number one ranked steakhouse on this lists. Favorite entrees include the filet mignon, a bone-in rib-eye and a 20-ounce New York strip. You'll want to order a side of the mushrooms, creamed spinach or garlic mashed potatoes. The service is nothing short of superb.If you are entertaining a large group, the seafood platter is a must. (404-237-2663)
About Malika Harricharan
Malika is the Author of Food Lovers' Guide to Atlanta. With a background in marketing, Maika's passion is Writing and Social Media Marketing and she works for various clients in Atlanta.
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