Food & Drink

The Best Places to Get a Steak in Cleveland

Published On 04/20/2016 Published On 04/20/2016
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XO Prime Steaks

Multiple locations

Featuring USDA prime-aged beef exclusively, XO is one of the best places in town to cut into a high-quality, high-end steak. The upscale, modern atmosphere tends to attract the who’s who of Cleveland (if you’re into that kind of thing) for glittery, special occasion dinners that last well into the late hours.

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Urban Farmer

Downtown

For those who enjoy their steak with a side of flair, Urban Farmer dishes up delicious food in a stylish, rustic-meets-mid-century-modern decor. The restaurant prides itself on local, organic sourcing, and the state of origin is listed next to each steak on the menu, divided by cut. You’ll want to order the killer charcuterie or cheese board to start -- just don't spoil your appetite for the much-anticipated main event. 

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Fire Food & Drink

Shaker Square

Of course, anything that comes out of chef Doug Katz’s reputable kitchen is bound to be fantastic, but Fire’s signature wood-fired ovens help to take some dishes one step further than that. Don’t miss the tandoor ribeye, currently served with cauliflower fritters, braised leeks, Mackenzie goat cheese, tomato chutney, garlic aioli, and burgundy jus, for a twist on a classic steak dinner.

Sokolowski's University Inn

Tremont

For days when you want to snuggle into a homey atmosphere -- that probably feels remarkably similar to your grandparents’ house -- with a big plate of hearty food, Sokolowski’s has your back. This Cleveland institution dishes up some seriously good Salisbury steak, as well as other meaty specials, accompanied by heaping portions of rotating sides, including not-to-be-missed pierogies. There’s a reason the line snakes out the door and around the corner on Friday and Saturday nights: sometimes a generous helping of comfort food simply can’t be beat.

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Red, the Steakhouse

Multiple locations

Expect to pay a pretty penny for a meal at Red, but also expect to walk away fully OK with having done so. Don’t miss the raw oysters to start, followed by an expertly seasoned steak (no need for fancy sauces or toppings) and a bevy of tempting sides, including truffled & whipped potatoes and perfectly seared mixed mushrooms. When it comes to luxury dining, this is truly money well spent.

Lola

Downtown

If there’s one thing hometown hero Michael Symon knows and loves, it’s gotta be meat. So it should come as no surprise that his flagship restaurant’s steak selections, including beef hangar, strip loin, and the ultra-deluxe bone-in ribeye for two, are the best of the best that Cleveland has to offer. Trust us, Lola is most definitely the place to indulge your carnivorous cravings.

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Don's Pomeroy House

Strongsville

A gorgeous gem of a house sitting smack in the middle of suburbia, stepping into the Pomeroy House feels like stepping back into a much fancier time. Although the patio and pub are apt for less formal occasions, the true star of the restaurant is the main dining room. From filet mignon to Champagne surf and turf, New York strip to Texas sirloin, you really can’t go wrong by ordering any steak at this longstanding locale.

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Hyde Park

Multiple locations

Now with 11 locations (seven of which are in Ohio), this Cleveland-based empire has crafted a recipe for national success by serving up generous portions of traditional and specialty steaks in a swanky setting. The speakeasy-like atmosphere, consistently good service, and, most importantly, tender steak, make Hyde Park an excellent setting for all kinds of occasions, from business dinners to romantic dates.

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1. XO Prime Steaks 500 W Saint Clair Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113

Featuring USDA prime-aged beef exclusively, XO is one of the best places in town to cut into a high-quality, high-end steak. The upscale, modern atmosphere tends to attract the who’s who of Cleveland (if you’re into that kind of thing) for glittery, special occasion dinners that last well into the late hours. XO gives off a sexy vibe, making them a great upscale spot to bring any date you are really looking to impress.

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2. Urban Farmer, Cleveland's Steakhouse 1325 E. 6th Street, Cleveland, OH 44114

For those who enjoy their steak with a side of flair, Urban Farmer dishes up delicious food in a stylish, rustic-meets-mid-century-modern decor. The restaurant prides itself on local, organic sourcing, and the state of origin is listed next to each steak on the menu, divided by cut. You’ll want to order the killer charcuterie or cheese board to start -- just don't spoil your appetite for the much-anticipated main event. If you can' t wait until dinnertime to enjoy one of their steaks, stop by for brunch where you can score a side of house-made English muffins with your steak breakfast.

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3. Fire Food & Drink 13220 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120

Of course, anything that comes out of chef Doug Katz’s reputable kitchen is bound to be fantastic, but Fire’s signature wood-fired ovens help to take some dishes one step further than that. Don’t miss the tandoor ribeye, currently served with cauliflower fritters, braised leeks, Mackenzie goat cheese, tomato chutney, garlic aioli, and burgundy jus, for a twist on a classic steak dinner. The focus at Fire Food & Drink is on serving local and sustainable cuisine for brunch, dinner, and dessert along with an extensive list of wines.

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4. Sokolowski's University Inn 1201 University Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113

This Cleveland institution dishes up some seriously good Salisbury steak, as well as other meaty specials, accompanied by heaping portions of rotating sides, including not-to-be-missed pierogies. There’s a reason the line snakes out the door and around the corner on Friday and Saturday nights: sometimes a generous helping of comfort food simply can’t be beat. Sokolowski's has been serving up the best Polish and Eastern European cuisine in Cleveland since 1923, and we highly suggest checking out their award winning traditional menu.

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5. Red, The Steakhouse 417 Prospect Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44115

Expect to pay a pretty penny for a meal at Red, but also expect to walk away fully OK with having done so. Don’t miss the raw oysters to start, followed by an expertly seasoned steak (no need for fancy sauces or toppings) and a bevy of tempting sides, including truffled & whipped potatoes and perfectly seared mixed mushrooms. The atmosphere is cozy and sexy, making Red a great place to bring a date. When it comes to luxury dining, this is truly money well spent.

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6. Lola Bistro 2058 E 4th St, Cleveland, OH 44115

If there’s one thing hometown hero Michael Symon knows and loves, it’s gotta be meat. So it should come as no surprise that his flagship restaurant’s steak selections, including beef hangar, strip loin, and the ultra-deluxe bone-in ribeye for two, are the best of the best that Cleveland has to offer. There is a small selection of salads and seafood for those who don't eat meat, and we wouldn't blame you if you tried to order every single dessert on their menu, because they are all mouth-watering. The atmosphere is sleek and elegant, making Lola the perfect place to indulge your carnivorous cravings.

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7. Don's Pomeroy House 13664 Pearl Rd, Strongsville, OH 44136

A gorgeous gem of a house sitting smack in the middle of suburbia, stepping into the Pomeroy House feels like stepping back into a much fancier time. Although the patio and pub are apt for less formal occasions, the true star of the restaurant is the main dining room of this 18th century house. From filet mignon to Champagne surf and turf, New York strip to Texas sirloin, you really can’t go wrong by ordering any steak at this longstanding locale. Not in the mood for steak? We recommend ordering some of their seafood entrees or picking from their Pub & Patio menu.

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8. Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse 123 W Prospect Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115

Now with 11 locations (seven of which are in Ohio), this Cleveland-based empire has crafted a recipe for national success by serving up generous portions of traditional and specialty steaks in a swanky setting. The speakeasy-like atmosphere, consistently good service, and, most importantly, tender steak, make Hyde Park an excellent setting for all kinds of occasions, from business dinners to romantic dates. We are huge fans of their happy hour deals, 30 available wines to choose from, and curbside valet parking.