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Best Denver Steakhouses: Try These Restaurants Where Steak is King



Trying to find the top Steakhouses in Denver? 10Best has you covered. We have have searched the metro area and found a steakhouse for every taste. The Mile High City has historic steakhouses, such as Buckhorn Exchange, where western game is a staple on the ever-popular menu and the experience is definitely one-of-a-kind. But Denver is a contemporary, food-oriented city, too. We embrace our history but keep moving forward. At newer restaurants such as Guard and Grace and LoHi SteakBar, a sleeker aesthetic prevails along with menus that offer a fresh take on traditional steakhouse dishes. There are steakhouses in the heart of the city, including The Capital Grille, Edge Restaurant & Bar and The Palm. Some of the city's eclectic neighborhoods also have their own steakhouses, such as Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House in the south part of town near the Denver Tech Center and Quality Italian Steakhouse in Cherry Creek North. What that all boils down to is this: We've done the legwork and you have 10 amazing steakhouses to choose from. 


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The Palm Restaurant lives up to the New York City original. Located inside the Westin Downtown Hotel, The Palm serves up generous–some would say humongous–portions of USDA Prime steak aged for a minimum of 35 days. Also on the menu are broiled Nova Scotia lobster (3-5 lbs.), sea bass, salads, classic Italian fare such as linguine and clam sauce and veal Marsala, and a variety of sides, including potatoes four different ways. The open modern space has a large bar, three private dining rooms and a decor that captures an old school urban vibe with its cityscape mural and caricatures on the walls yet appears definitively contemporary. The Palm is everything diners have loved about traditional steakhouses and more.


Among the steaks on offer are flatiron, New York strip and filet mignon, served up with chimichurri, garlic-herb butter, blue-cheese butter or Lohi seasoning, depending on your preference. You can also add green peppercorn sauce, scallops, a Portobello mushroom or truffle butter, and four different styles of potatoes are available as sides along with an nice selection of vegetables, and there are five different salads as well. The menu has plenty to satisfy vegetarians, while burger aficionados have four different varieties to choose from. Happy hour runs daily every day from 3-6 p..m. and again from 10 p.m. to close.


Denver ChopHouse & Brewery


New York strip, bone-in ribeye, Porter House–this is a place where steak lovers get their choice of steaks for dinner, as well as their choice of preparations, including Oscar, gorgonzola and Diane. There's also slow-roasted prime rib and a prime sirloin salad in case you want a lighter entrée, and a whole slew of non-beef options, from salmon to pork chops, burgers and chicken. A nice selection of beer is brewed onsite: lagers, ales, stouts, as well as some barrel-aged specialty brews such as bourbon-barrel stout. Excellent lunch and brunch menus and a tavern menu are also available, and there's a nice selection of desserts and after-dinner cognacs and ports. Not to worry if you prefer your steak with wine: Denver Chophouse has an extensive wine list, too.


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As the name suggests, Ocean Prime, on Larimer Square, specializes in seafood and steaks and does both very well. Although it's a chain, it delivers an experience that doesn't feel like a chain. There are multiple steaks to choose from in terms of cuts and sizes and the list of sides and sauces to accompany them is extensive. Equally impressive are the seafood options, though if trying to impress your dinner date is a goal, the custom-built smoking shellfish tower on the raw menu should do the job. There's a creative cocktail list and a comprehensive list of wines, including an entire page of wines by the glass. One perfect way to finish your meal here is with a glass of tawny port, found on the dessert menu.


EDGE Restaurant & Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Denver


A self-titled "progressive American steakhouse," Edge is sleek and sophisticated as befits its location in the elegant Four Seasons Hotel Denver. Meats here are fire grilled over pecan wood and the contemporary upscale menu offers more than 200 wines by the bottle and 50 wines by the glass. Steaks include a 16-oz dry-aged buffalo ribeye and a 15-oz bone-in filet mignon. Dry-aged pork chops, Colorado lamb chops and a nice selection of seafood are also offered and grilled to perfection. How can you top that? With lump crab Hollandaise, Point Reyes bleu cheese or pan-seared foie gras, perhaps. If you're celebrating something, consider oysters & caviar on the "shared experiences" menu.


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Operating since 1893, the Buckhorn Exchange offers an ambiance that evokes days of old, especially if your old days involved hunting and taxidermy. That said, this is one of Denver's most authentic and historic restaurants, and a dream-come-true for steak lovers. Our first suggestion: the Buckhorn's famed 24-oz. porterhouse. In the spirit of community, and a good choice for those on the paleo diet, the restaurant serves up massive steaks for sharing–from 1.5 to two pounds for two diners to 3.5 or four pounds for five, with the price for the latter currently set at $215. These beauties are carved tableside and served with a variety of goodies. Elk, quail and salmon are among other choices on the extensive menu, and ostrich and yak are available on request.




This is the first outpost of the popular New York eatery of the same name, and it fits perfectly into its upscale Cherry Creek North neighborhood. Yes, it fulfills its steakhouse name with a menu that includes classic filet mignon, New York Strip and bone-in rib steak. There's also skirt steak and fresh pasta with Porterhouse. But it would be foolish to think that you can come here and not be tempted by the delectable Italian offerings, such as spicy lobster rigatoni alla vodka and a chicken parm that will not soon be forgotten. Corn creme brûlée is the side that shouldn't be missed. Coffees, teas, house-made after dinner spirits, an expansive wine list from around the world and flawless service elevate the experience and help make this a go-to not just for steak lovers but for everyone.


Capital Grille - Denver


A 14-oz dry-aged New York strip, 22-oz bone-in ribeye and 24-oz dry-aged Porterhouse are among the steak offerings, but there's also lobster mac 'n cheese for the comfort-food crowd and sushi-grade sesame-seared tuna for those who prefer lighter fare. The Capital Grille is in the heart of it all, in vibrant Larimer Square with its shops and watering holes, and it's walking distance to the Denver Performing Arts Center and many downtown hotels. Although part of a small chain, Capital Grille feels like a hometown restaurant, and that is underscored by the many locals who drop in frequently for happy hour and a good steak dinner.


Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House


This uber popular Greenwood Village eatery is located near the Denver Tech Center and often frequented by high-powered businesspeople and local celebrities. Nevertheless, it also makes an ideal choice for any steak lover, and perhaps especially for those celebrating a special occasions. If big steaks are your passion, Del Frisco's is the right place. On the other hand, if lobster is your thing, Del Frisco's is also the right place. And if you prefer lamb, Del Frisco's is the right place, too. At lunch, the steak salad is an exceptional way to enjoy broiled and sliced steak in a lighter variation, served with fresh greens.


Guard and Grace
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Steaks are front and center in this 9,000-square-foot modern space, with an emphasis on wood-fired options–and not just steaks. In addition to prime, Angus and grass-fed cuts from four to 22 ounces, there are also wood-fired veggies and fish dishes on this expansive menu. Sauces cover a steak-lover's spectrum, from crab Oscar, bleu butter and foie butter to béarnaise, chimichurri and brandy peppercorn. You can also add a sunny-side up egg if that appeals. Don't miss the oak-fired carrots (rave reviews) and excellent salads, and do try one of the restaurant's creative cocktails before settling on a fine wine or Colorado craft brew to accompany your meal. If you can't get a reservation on the night you want, go just when happy hour ends and grab a table in the convivial lounge area, where the full menu is available.


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