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Steak: Atlanta's 7 best

When it comes to Atlanta beef, the real expert is (unfortunately) T.I. -- but here at your second favorite lifestyle site that rhymes with "illest", we decided to power-rank the seven sweetest ATL steakhouses anyway, on the off-chance that What You Know About steak isn't, like, everything.

BLT Steak
7. BLT Steak
In addition to seriously sweet steak options (a 10oz American Wagyu skirt number, bone-in ribeyes, etc.), this place is also big on breakfast, with options ranging from brioche French toast w/ cinnamon-caramelized apples, to simple things like two eggs any style, except freestyle, presumably.
NY Prime Steak
6. NY Prime
What Shia LaBeouf said when the Autobots asked what city they should destroy in the next movie, AND one of the ATL's most luxurious steak spots (cuts cost as much as $99.50), NY Prime makes sure you get value for all that scratch by aging its meat for at least four weeks, barrel-cutting the steaks, and serving only the largest potatoes, shrimp, etc.
The Palm
5. The Palm
If we could read your palm right now, we'd probably see you mocking us for including a "chain" on this list, and then you totally going to said chain for its old-school ambiance and giant hunks of meat like the 36oz Prime Double Cut New York Strip, which they slice right at your table.
4. Hal's
A mainstay for more than 20 years, this spot's 'Nawlins-inspired menu boasts things like shrimp remoulade, trout Meuniere, gumbo, etc., but despite all that, picking what to eat here is (Big) Easy: a steak like their 22oz Prime bone-in ribeye, or the blackened filet medallions that're seasoned, pan seared, and topped w/ fried onion rings.
Chops Lobster Bar
3. Chops Lobster Bar
This place is so confident about its beef game (they're one of the only restaurants in the country certified to sell “100% A5 Authentic Wagyu Kobe Beef”, they offer a "porterhouse experience") they went ahead and... um, chopped any reference to meat out of their name.

STK Atlanta
2. STK Alanta
The only place in the ATL where the customers are just as sexy as the 24oz porterhouse you ordered. Err... strike that, not even close to as sexy as that porterhouse, but still pretty hot.
Kevin Rathbun Steak
1. Kevin Rathbun Steak
Old Fourth Ward
The crown jewel of Kevin Rathbun's meat-based empire, this is your destination for dinners with the family, business outings, bachelor parties glorious beef like the 10+ grade Masami Ranch Wagyu Eye of Ribeye w/ a rosemary-mushroom reduction.
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1. BLT Steak 45 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

This downtown beefery focuses on what its name might suggest: steak. BLT Steak's got an American steakhouse feel, with the added bonus of being open early... for when you absolutely must have steak before noon.

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2. NY Prime 3393 Peachtree Rd NE, #4030, Atlanta, GA 30326

All the meat at this steakery is aged for about four weeks, making sure you won't have any beef with their beef. Prime's also got a solid assortment of seafood, included Divers scallops and jumbo shrimp.

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3. The Palm 3391 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326

This steak mainstay has old-school ambiance coupled with massive cuts o' meat, like the 36oz Prime double-cut New York strip.

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4. Hal's 30 Old Ivy Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342

Hal's boasts a Southern-inspired, meat-heavy menu out of their cozy Buckhead location.

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5. Chops Lobster Bar 70 W Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

Serving authentic Wagyu beef out of their Buckhead location, Chops Lobster Bar has got the market cornered on surf n' turf. Stop in for starters like Rockefeller oysters and mains like lobster tails in a savory butter-sage sauce.

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6. STK Atlanta 1075 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30309

At STK ATL, take down short rib sliders, pork belly buns, and tuna tartare while sipping a Tea Time Fix Up w/ Earl Grey-infused gin, or a Moscow Mule, even though in Russia, Moscow Mules YOU!! That joke'll be hilarious after you drink all these things.

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7. Kevin Rathbun Steak 154 Krog St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

One of four establishments owned by renowned chef Kevin Rathbun, this steak house cooks up a variety of cuisines ranging from American to Mediterranean, Italian and of course, prime steaks.

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