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The Best Steakhouse Restaurants in Houston

Located on the Gulf Coast, Houston is Texas’s most populous city. Home to a bustling Chinatown and the Indian-influenced Mahatma Gandhi District, it’s safe to say that Houston is one of the most multicultural urban areas in the US. With so many cultures infused throughout the city, there’s plenty to eat—especially when it comes to steak. However, everyone’s a critic when it comes to restaurants. So we dug into our data to unearth the real tastemakers—the diners we know are going to the best steak restaurants in the area. Here’s where they’re dining now in H-town.

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The OpenTable Team
15 Restaurants
Updated October 29, 2019
Restaurants:Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Galleria, Mastro's Steakhouse - Houston, The Palm Houston – Downtown
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Steak, Unspecified
Neighborhoods:Galleria / Uptown, Downtown
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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Galleria

$$$$
Steak
Galleria / Uptown
4.9
7472 reviews
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse is one of Houston’s most popular steak restaurants. The star of the show here is most definitely the huge selection of USDA dry-aged beef. All of the classic steakhouse dishes are on the menu, including prime ribeye, porterhouse, New York strip, and filet mignon. And although grilled steak takes center stage, there’s also an impressive selection of seafood dishes to choose from. An elegant, personalized dining experience with all the frills awaits every diner. There’s so much for lovers of fine dining to get excited about at this charming eatery. Atop many people’s list is the jaw-dropping wine list — which features more than 3,900 different choices.

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Mastro's Steakhouse - Houston

$$$$
Steak
Galleria / Uptown
4.8
3112 reviews
Mastro’s Steakhouse has perfected the art of serving classic fire-grilled steaks in an elegant setting. This sophisticated eatery in the heart of Houston’s downtown district specializes in steaks and chops. But there’s a lot more to this place than grilled beef and pork. In addition to an extensive selection of seafood, diners can choose from one of the most impressive selections of sushi in Texas. The Big Eye Ahi Tuna Tostada and the Shiso Jica-Machi Sashimi are particularly popular among locals. Families love this place because it offers such a diverse range of culinary creations. The style of service is formal, but it never puts anyone on edge.

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The Palm Houston – Downtown

$$$$
Unspecified
Downtown
4.6
1471 reviews
The Palm Houston is something of a landmark in Texas. This stylish, sophisticated eatery has been serving the good people of Texas USDA Prime steaks since the 1930s — and it’s still going strong. Indeed, some say the best steak in Houston is served here. Located on Westheimer Road, The Palm also serves Nova Scotia lobster, classic Italian specialties, and a selection of chops. There’s a lunchtime menu that features a range of gourmet burgers and a few Italian-themed lighter bites. Taking a seat in this exceptional eatery is a very special experience. Equipped to feed up to 300 diners at once, the restaurant oozes history and elegance. And while the style of service is formal, it never becomes pretentious.

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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Downtown

$$$$
Steak
Downtown
4.8
2126 reviews
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse in the downtown area of Houston is a veritable playground for meat lovers. This eatery’s selection of USDA Prime beef steaks is almost second to none in Texas. Dinner here is a formal affair, but it’s not without a sense of fun and excitement. Among the most popular dishes on offer are the dry-aged filet mignon and the dry-aged New York strip. But spare a thought for the seafood offering, which includes the likes of broiled Atlantic salmon fillet and Australian cold water rock lobster. A big part of any formal dining experience is wine — and there are nearly 4,000 varieties to choose from here. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse is just a few blocks from the NRG Stadium and the George R. Brown Convention Center, so it’s always bustling with activity.

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Brenner's Steakhouse on the Bayou

$$$$
Steakhouse
River Oaks
4.7
4947 reviews
Brenner’s Steakhouse on the Bayou offers a comprehensive selection of grilled steaks in stunning surroundings. Located in a wooded retreat, this distinctive eatery surrounds diners with plant life and the very best that Mother Nature has to offer. The architecture is rustic in nature, resembling a hand-built log cabin. But the food delivers a more formal aesthetic that complements the surroundings perfectly. There are several USDA Prime steaks and chops to choose from. As well as all the usual cuts, diners have a choice of specialty cuts such as the Wagyu Strip and the Akaushi Strip. Brenner’s Steakhouse on the Bayou manages to deliver a formal dining experience in informal surroundings, which makes it well worth a visit.

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The Capital Grille - Houston

$$$$
Steakhouse
Galleria / Uptown
4.8
2099 reviews
For an elegant and refined steakhouse dining experience (along with quite possibly the best steak in Houston), The Capital Grille takes some beating. Located in the Galleria, this stylish eatery applies its own unique twist to classic steak cuts. This may be down to the fact that the restaurant has its own team of in-house butchers. Among the stars of the show are the dry-aged New York strip and a ribeye. Add a pepper sauce to either to mix things up a little. Chef’s specials change regularly, but usually feature buttered lobster tails and veal chops. There’s also a comprehensive seafood selection, which is home to sea scallops, various sushi dishes, and fresh Maine lobster.

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The Capital Grille - Houston - CityCentre

$$$$
Steakhouse
West Side
4.8
1418 reviews
Located on West Sam Houston Parkway in the north of the city, The Capital Grille is a treasure trove of USDA Prime cuts. Aged and cut on the premises, every steak and chop here comes with a side order of love. But what sets this particular Houston eatery apart from the competition is its attention to detail. Chefs and waitstaff execute every aspect of service to perfection. There’s also an in-house sommelier available at all times — helping people to choose the perfect wine for their dish. There are too many specialties of the house to list here, but one of the most popular is the roasted rack of lamb. And don’t forget to check out the "To Share" section of the menu, which features a lobster mac ‘n’ cheese and parmesan truffle fries.

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Brenner’s Steakhouse Katy Freeway

$$$$
Steakhouse
West Side
4.7
2787 reviews
Brenner’s Steakhouse Katy Freeway is a treat for all the senses. Yes, there’s a huge range of quality steaks and chops to choose from. But the restaurant itself is something to behold. Diners eat while surrounded by eclectic decor details and bespoke artworks. For fans of al fresco dining, there’s a gorgeous garden area, complete with gazebos, heaters, and waterfalls. Most diners head to this stylish eatery for a quality steak, but it’s important to remember that there’s also an extensive selection of seafood dishes on offer. And for those who leave room, the apple strudel is a dining experience that can’t be missed. Brenner’s successfully combines elegance with a laid-back style of service, which is why it’s universally popular.

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Perry's Steakhouse & Grille - Memorial City

$$$$
Steakhouse
West Side
4.6
5223 reviews
Just a stone’s throw from Highway 249, Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille manages to combine elegance with a casual service style. But there’s nothing casual about this eatery’s decor. Stunning chandeliers give the contemporary space a sense of grandeur — which is enhanced by the theatre kitchen that sits proudly in the center of the dining room. USDA Prime beef is the real star of the show, however. The house specialties include Filet Perry, Symphony Kabob, and Perry’s Famous Pork Chop. But the full complement of steakhouse classics are present on the menu. Whether it’s the huge wine tower, tableside cooking or the regular live entertainment evenings, there’s something extra special about this place.

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Houston

$$$$
Steakhouse
Galleria / Uptown
4.4
1769 reviews
Ruth’s Chris Steak House is a romantic eatery that surrounds diners with grand architecture and unique decor. The spectacular dining area is the perfect backdrop for anniversaries, first dates and anything romantic in nature. The chefs here take the cooking of USDA Prime steam very seriously. All of the specialties are broiled at 1,800°, and then served on pre-heated plates. Among those specialties are the Petite Ribeye, the Cowboy Ribeye and a house favorite among loved-up couples — the Porterhouse for Two. Book in advance for extra special events, and enjoy private dining with a bespoke menu.

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Killen's Steakhouse

$$$$
Steak
Alvin / Pearland
4.8
4959 reviews
Killen’s Steakhouse on W Broadway Pearland is one of Houston’s proudest culinary achievements. Executive chef Ron Killen perfected his skills at the world-renowned Le Cordon Bleu before putting them into practice across America. The result is a steak restaurant that draws on culinary influences from around the world. Each steak is hand-cut and then broiled to perfection using an infrared cooking system. This state-of-the-art technology seals in more of the steak’s natural juices. Diners can choose their perfect steak with ease, thanks to categorized sections on the menu. The categories include Dry Aged, Wet Aged, Harris Ranch and Domestic Wagyu.

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Steak 48 - Houston

$$$$
Steakhouse
River Oaks
4.9
7773 reviews
Steak 48 is a contemporary eatery that prides itself on serving USDA Prime steaks with style and flair. The dining area is a contemporary space, yet it offers a warm, homely welcome to all. The addition of a raw bar and a large sushi selection makes this particular steakhouse one of the most popular in Houston. Every steak and chop served at Steak 48 on Westheimer Road is aged for 28 days — and then hand-cut by an-house butcher. Among the house specialties are the Domestic Wagyu Filet and the Steak Farina (12 ounces of in-bone filet served with egg). The attention to detail in the kitchen is just one of the reasons why many people believe the best steak in Houston can be found at Steak 48

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Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Houston

$$$$
Seafood
Galleria / Uptown
4.7
3400 reviews
Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crab House on Westheimer Road is a contemporary, stylish eatery serving rustic steak and seafood dishes. Diners are assured of the freshest crab, lobster and fresh fish in Houston at Truluck's, as the restaurant sources its produce from its own fisheries. But the biggest stars of the show can be found in the "Prime Steaks" section of the menu. All of the classic steakhouse items are cooked to perfection — and to order. But the dish that truly delivers the "wow" factor as to be the Prime Tomahawk Ribeye. More than 40 ounces of USDA Prime beef and a choice of sauces makes this elegant eatery one of the most prestigious in the city.

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Roka Akor - Houston

$$$$
Steakhouse
River Oaks
4.8
1239 reviews
Roka Akor on Weslayan Street is a different kind of steakhouse. While this hugely popular restaurant serves all the usual classic steak dishes, it's also an authentic Japanese eatery. The focal point here isn't the beautiful, contemporary decor or the exquisite plates of food — it's a twelve-foot grill that cooks prime beef to perfection using almond wood and mesquite charcoal. The Snake River Farm Wagyu Sirloin is the dish that really gets tongues wagging here. But what sets this steakhouse apart from the competition in Houston is the interactive nature of the dining experience. Diners are encouraged to ask the chefs questions as they cook, so no one is left in the dark about what's being served.

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Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - Houston

$$$$
Steakhouse
Galleria / Uptown
4.5
4159 reviews
Del Frisco's on Westheimer Road offers an elegantly formal dining experience that takes its inspiration from the 1920s. This two-floor eatery is characterized by its opulent decor, dark wood paneling and ornate lighting. Diners are transported to a bygone era of fine dining as they are treated to what many people to believe is the best steak in Houston. Every steak on the menu is hand hand-cut to perfection, ensuring a consistent experience every time. There's also a selection of dry-aged steaks on the menu, which are held in optimum conditions for up to 45 days. Every last detail is executed with precision at Del Frisco's — making it one of the premier steakhouses in Texas.

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