Prime Cuts: 10 Great Steakhouses in Phoenix



Phoenix is a great steakhouse town offering a range of choices, from family-friendly restaurants to posh resort steakhouses.

For an old school, slight swanky take on the classic American steakhouse, make a stop at Durant's. This legendary downtown Phoenix steakhouse may not look as luxurious as the chain steakhouses you'll find in the suburbs, but what it lacks in modern decor it more than makes up in character, history, and ambiance--not to mention a delicious prime rib.

Need to impress an important client, or maybe just celebrate a special occasion? Try The Capital Grille, where the famous porterhouse, 24 ounces of top quality, dry-aged beef, is the star of the show.

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar, with four locations around the Valley, is popular for its signature prime rib, which is aged for extra flavor and tenderness and seared to perfection. 

Finally, plan ahead and enjoy a prime rib dinner on Sundays at Fleming's, a steakhouse and wine bar where every steak is thoughtfully paired with a wine from the restaurant's extensive wine menu.

Please read on for more of our picks of the best Phoenix steakhouses. 

 



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Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar


 

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar is both upscale and casual, featuring a menu of the finest aged prime beef and market-fresh seafood. Wine lovers enjoy Fleming's 100, the restaurant's award-winning list of 100 wines by the glass. Executive Chef Russell Skall sets a new standard of excellence for the American steakhouse, overseeing a continually fresh menu of culinary creations and working closely with other chef partners for an unforgettable and seamless dining experience. Try the Fleming's New Classics Porcini Rubbed Filet Mignon, featuring a center cut with grilled high country asparagus spears and a luscious gorgonzola cream sauce. Bon Appetit!


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Keegan's Grill


 

This classic American grill provides a home away from home for hungry diners seeking a hospitable place to enjoy lunch or dinner. The menu features gourmet burgers, specialty salads, sandwiches, pasta, entrees, and steak. Keegan's Filet Mignon comes char crusted and seasoned, and if you so desire, served with a tasty side of bleu cheese. Beef-lovers should also take note of the Grilled Flatiron Steak, served with luscious Maitre' D' Butter. The diverse menu at Keegan's Grill accommodates a wide variety of palates, making this a great family or group destination. This is a good destination for a business lunch or family dinner.


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North Phoenix
Arrowhead Grill


 

The Arrowhead Grill is a casually upscale steakhouse that specializes in all-natural, prime hand cuts. Steaks are broiled carefully, then served on a sizzling hot plate, so every bite you take is hot and juicy. The restaurant uses high-quality beef free of synthetic fertilizers and added growth hormones. Seafood lovers will appreciate the seafood menu, with winning entries like Merus King Crab legs and seasonal catches. Excellent sides include the maple mashed sweet potatoes, lobster mashed potatoes, Fat Tire battered onion rings, and green chili mac and cheese. For dessert, don't miss out on the do-it-yourself s'mores with homemade marshmallows.


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Feeney's - A Restaurant & Bar
Photo courtesy of Feeney's


 

A Phoenix dining tradition since 1965, Feeney's was one of the first steakhouses in north central Phoenix, and still remains a local favorite. This friendly, neighborhood restaurant offers a wide variety of made-from-scratch soups, sauces, salad dressings and desserts. The marquee attraction, though, is the steak menu, which features a solid prime rib and New York strip. The menu is rounded out with an assortment of surf and turf platters, lamb and pork entrees and pasta dishes. All entrees come with your choice of soup or salad bar, baked potato, mashed potatoes and gravy, rice pilaf, French fries, or fresh vegetables.


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The Keg Steakhouse + Bar


 

On those nights you're craving a good steak for dinner, The Keg Steakhouse + Bar (with locations in Phoenix, Tempe, Gilbert and Chandler) offers high-quality cuts prepared with precision. The restaurant, a high-end Canadian chain eatery, is probably best known for its prime rib, which is aged for extra flavor and tenderness. But you'll also find enticing starters like mushrooms Neptune, a creamy and savory selection of mushrooms stuffed with crab and cream cheese. The classic Keg dinner menu begins with a Caesar or iceberg wedge salad, then your choice of Keg steak or prime rib served with sauteed mushrooms and your choice of side. The semi-formal dining room is ideal for date nights, birthday celebrations or other special occasions, but is not too stuffy for more casual get-togethers. There is also a bar serving seasonally-inspired cocktails.


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The Capital Grille


 

The Capital Grille, part of a national chain, is a popular steak house in one of Phoenix's most enduring business districts, the Biltmore. If you're looking to impress a potential client or a special date, the restaurant is a reliable stalwart of white table cloth service. The interior sports a clubby ambiance and private dining spaces suitable for power lunches. The signature dish here is the porterhouse â€" 24 ounces of excellent, dry-aged beef. Non-red meat eaters will appreciate the strong seafood menu, which includes sushi-grade fish and fresh Maine lobster. The restaurant is also home to an award-winning collection of fine wine, and the knowledgeable staff makes it easy to pick out a bottle. For dessert, the flourless chocolate cake is the way to go.


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J&G Steakhouse Scottsdale at The Phoenician


 

This award-winning steakhouse, located at the posh Phoenician Resort on the borderline between Phoenix and Scottsdale, is a sleek, modern restaurant offering stunning views of the surrounding Camelback corridor landscape. The menu offers modern interpretations of American steakhouse classics and sides overseen by chef de cuisine Jacques Qualin. Venture into the tasting menu for the irresistible pairing of roasted red snapper and grilled beef tenderloin, or pick something from the restaurant's Grill menu, which features a fine filet mignon and a prime bone-in rib eye. Seafood lovers: the restaurant also features a strong raw bar with fresh, chilled shellfish and lobster.


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Stockyards Restaurant


 

This traditional American steakhouse has been grilling some of the best steaks in Phoenix since 1947. In 2004, a dedicated team of workers lovingly restored and revitalized the restaurant, which was recently included in the City of Phoenix Historical Register. How's that for history? Try the "Best of the West" prime rib, or just about anything on the Stockyards Steaks menu. Today, the Stockyards menu also features the highest quality corn-fed, aged steaks and prime rib. The menu has embraced a "New West Cuisine" that incorporates indigenous Southwestern ingredients in uniquely delicious ways. To date, The Stockyards remains a part of local history and a favorite gathering place for Arizonans.


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Durant's


 

Durant's has been a staple on Central Avenue for decades. The secret of its incredible longevity is fairly simple: perfect martinis, fantastic steaks, and first-rate service have made this steakhouse a very popular local haunt. Dark wood, leather booths, and flocked wallpaper hark back to earlier days, but the 48-oz. mesquite-broiled porterhouse and the 20-oz. Delmonico are top-notch. Prime rib, crab cakes, broiled scallops, calf's liver, and lamb chops also give diners delicious pause. Great wines and pungent garlic bread are a way of life here, and if you park in back, don't hesitate to come in through the kitchen, like everyone else does. Bustling after-work bar scene too.


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Steak 44


 

Steak 44, named after its location on busy 44th Street, is a chic steak and chophouse in east Phoenix that is a favorite with locals craving a high quality, hand-cut steak. The menu features steaks responsibly farmed in the USA and wet-aged 28 days. Highlights include the New York Strip and the Steak Farina, a house favorite featuring a bone in filet with an egg. Steak 44 also serves excellent bone-in ribs, veal chops, and a popular chicken franchise. There is also a raw bar with a chef's daily selection of fresh oysters, crab and lobster cocktails and a large selection of fresh fish and other shellfish. For a tasty side, order the loaded baked potato, which is smothered in sour cream, crunchy applewood bacon, and Tillamook cheddar.


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