Steakhouses

Trying to find the best Steakhouses in Houston? 10Best has you covered. Our editors and locals search the city and suburbs for the top places. Then, we showcase popular restaurants like Churrascos, and we highlight eateries with great user reviews, like Pappas Bros. Steakhouse. We also help you find areas where Steakhouses are prominent - the Galleria 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 Houston's best.

9 Fogo de Chão
Carnivores thrill to this fantastic restaurant, which serves skewer after skewer of roasted meat in an all-you-can-eat bonanza. Brazilian gauchos present steak, pork, chicken, lamb and sausages, all cuts expertly seasoned and exquisitely cooked. They're only the main feature, though, of a meal that includes a magnificent salad bar and side dishes that range from fried bananas to rice and beans. A rustic, upscale interior sets the scene for this decadent binge. Fixed price meals run approximately $32.50 for lunch and $48.50 for dinner. What a feast! (713-978-6500)

8 Churrascos
Add a dose of spice to standard steakhouse dining at this gem, whose South American-influenced decor features lush greenery and tropical flowers. Try something out-of-the-ordinary, like South American-style ceviche with hearts of palm, black bean-stuffed empanadas, sliced roasted duck breast with green peppercorn sauce, and churrasco beef marinated in chimichurri sauce (olive oil, garlic, spices). Pork, chicken, and seafood can also be had. (713-527-8300)

7 Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse
A location just across from Minute Maid Park gives this Houston-proud steakhouse extra visibility, and it's often crowded with folks intent on enjoying a terrific cut of red meat. A swanky piano lounge and an elegant, comfortable dining room put folks at ease, allowing them to ease back in their chairs and enjoy filets, rib-eyes, porterhouses, veal chops, chicken, and lobster. An award-winning wine list supplies apt complements, and counter dining is available if you're alone or didn't think to book ahead of time. (713-228-1111)

6 The Capital Grille
The Capital Grille has received acclaim from many top culinary publications and offers a quintessential steakhouse experience, complete with soft lighting, African mahogany paneling, mirrors, brass accents, and white linens. The brief but impressive wine list tops out at more than 300 international labels and includes a handful of French and Italian selections. Featured entrees include a dry-aged sirloin, Delmonico steak, veal chop with roquefort butter sauce, and grilled swordfish with lemon herb butter. Top off your experience with always-satisfying fresh strawberries or chocolate hazelnut cake. (713-623-4600)

5 The Palm
This national chain opened its Houston restaurant in 1978, and its fine reputation for delicious steaks and seafood hasn't flagged at all in the interim — and neither has its unmistakable Southern charm. Featured dishes include a mammoth, 36-ounce New York strip for two, jumbo Maine lobster, veal Française, broiled crab cakes, swordfish, and clams and shrimp Posillipo. Providing complements are the wine list's many Californian and European labels. N.B. After work, the five o'clock crowd tends to gather in the cool bar area, which showcases caricatures by "Jolly" Bill Steinke. (713-977-2544)

4 Morton's, The Steakhouse
Upscale Morton's is a 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 waitstaff, who present dinner selections by bringing out a cart of options and telling you stories about each dish. Favorite entrees include blackened swordfish, fresh Maine lobster, and, of course, the 24-ounce porterhouse. Great martinis are an added plus. A classic. (713-629-1946)

3 Ruth's Chris Steak House
This beloved chain of steakhouses bills itself as the "Home of Serious Steaks," and one visit will tell you that's more than a marketing slogan. Steaks are known for their sizzle, achieved by a dollop of butter dropped on hot-from-the-oven cuts; your choice will still be sputtering when it's placed in front of you. Ruth's Chris isn't intended for calorie-counters, but it is a true steak lover's haven. The establishment also takes pride in its great service, extensive wine list, and atmosphere of comfortable elegance. (713-789-2333, 800-544-0808)

2 Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
An Art Deco interior sets this intimate steakhouse apart from the pretenders, and brass accents, dark woods, and cozy leather chairs give the place a men's-club ambience. Featured entrees include an 18-oz. NY strip, fresh lobster, marinated veal chop, prime rib, and 6-oz. filet mignon, all cooked to order and served with fresh seasonal vegetables. After dinner, it's not uncommon for business folks to make their way to the cocktail lounge for a scotch. (713-780-7352)

1 Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar
Houston's version of this well-received chain is as popular with couples out for the evening as it is with business folks. Both sets display an obvious admiration for Fleming's aged USDA Prime beef, which is hand-cut daily and broiled at 1600° for maximum juiciness. Standard cuts are available, or you can opt for veal, pork ribs, or lamb chops. Prime rib is a Sunday tradition, and the seafood selection includes crab legs, lobster, fish, shrimp, and scallops. A fabulous wine list includes more than 100 by-the-glass options. (713-520-5959)


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Fogo de Chão 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Brazilian, Latin, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Wine Cellar
Neighborhood: Galleria
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Churrascos 10Best List Arrow
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Parties / Private Rooms
Cuisine: Latin, Steakhouse
COST: $$
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Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Group Friendly, Live Music, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Wine Cellar
Neighborhood: DOWNTOWN
COST: $$$
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The Capital Grille 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Disabled Accessible, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Wine Cellar
Neighborhood: Galleria
COST: $$$
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The Palm 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, European, Italian, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Group Friendly, Non-Smoking, Take Out
Neighborhood: Galleria
COST: $$$
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Morton's, The Steakhouse 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Parties / Private Rooms, Sommelier
Neighborhood: Galleria
COST: $$$
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Ruth's Chris Steak House 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Disabled Accessible, Group Friendly, Parties / Private Rooms
Neighborhood: West Houston
COST: $$$
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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Live Music, Parties / Private Rooms
COST: $$$
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Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Parties / Private Rooms, Sommelier, Take Out, Wine Cellar
Neighborhood: RIVER OAKS
COST: $$$$