The 16 Best Steakhouses in Houston
Because everything’s bigger in Texas—especially when it comes to beef.
Grass-fed Texas Akaushi. Grade A 100% Japanese Wagyu. Dry-aged filets, strips, ribeyes, and tomahawks. Whether we’re sourcing it from award-winning ranchers around the globe or raising it right here in our home state, we Texans don’t mess around when it comes to our beef—and Houston’s greatest steakhouses undoubtedly follow suit.
Not to brag, but our steakhouse landscape has everything under its big beefy belt: classic bourbon-fueled chophouses, bank-breaking power lunch meccas with Filet Flights and Tomahawks, and forward-thinking beef temples drawing culinary inspiration from Latin America to Korea and Israel. Here’s exactly where to embrace your inner caveman in Houston.
The team at Sambrooks Management Company (Pit Room, Candente) may have just bid adieu to popular seafood and gin spot 1751 Sea and Bar, but that’s because they’re turning their full attention to the group’s latest searing hot concept, Andiron. Set just off Buffalo Bayou Park on Allen Parkway, the modern wood-burning steakhouse will soon open its doors for a top-end dining experience with a focus on fine ingredients and live-fire technique. Executive Chef Louis Maldonado will run the kitchen, and with his skills sharpened at Michelin starred restaurants including French Laundry, we expect it to be run quite well. Bonus points: the restaurant shares a courtyard with the utterly chic Clarkwood bar, where you should be having your nightcap.
Karne Korean Steakhouse
Opened in the fall of 2022, this new-fashioned steakhouse comes from restaurateur Jason Cho and chef Yurum “KP” Nam, offering a Korean fine dining experience that pulls all the stops in its stunning space off White Oak. Come to be wowed by its roster of in house dry-aged beef and American and Japanese Wagyu (cooked to order tableside), private dining rooms with multi-course chef’s tasting menus, a bespoke cocktail and wine list, and steakhouse plates with Korean riffs—Jumbo Tiger Shrimp with Wasabi Cho-Gochujang, Rice Wine Mussels and Toasted Milk Bread, and Wagyu Kimchi Fried Rice.
From the minds behind the wine-soaked Savoir comes this buzzy, speakeasy-style steakhouse, which is also pretty wine-soaked as it shares a superbly stocked wine cellar with the sibling establishment. You’ll walk through that to get to the 38-seat, dark and moody chamber, then you’ll be treated to delights such as Blackened Crab Cakes with Cornichon Remoulade, Wagyu New York Strip Béarnaise, and sides from Foraged Mushrooms to Black Truffle Mashed.
Doris Metropolitan is not your typical steakhouse. Sure there’s the roster of premium cuts and 25-day dry-aged steaks, see-and-be-seen atmosphere, and bangin’ cocktail and wine list. But there are also unique touches like the chandelier-adorned meat locker, desserts that double as works of art, and outside-the-box Mediterranean-style sides, from Tzatziki Octopus and Moroccan Tomato Salad to a gorgeous Stuffed Beetroot. Drop your preconceived steakhouse notions and go with the mouthwatering flow.
Gatsby’s Prime Steakhouse
Throwin’ it back to the bygone era of the 1920s, this dark and moody Montrose haunt oozes sex appeal. Take your date night to the next level by starting with some Bacon Jam Foie Gras, Tuna Tartare, and Caviar Service before surfing and turfing with plump Lobster and a big fat Delmonico Steak. Creamed Corn Brulee, thick Battered Onion Rings, and Caramelized Sprouts are the perfect accompaniments. Don’t forget a few classic cocktails like Southside Fizzes and Bee's Knees to wash it all down.
This Underbelly Hospitality stunner continues the restaurant group’s legacy of making badass steaks. The team here manages to create an experience that is equal parts fancy-pants and relaxed—the off-menu Baller Boards overflow with the chef’s selection of prized dishes like King Crab Legs, Viet-Cajun Roasted Oysters, and cast-iron butter-basted Long Bone Ribeye, standing in flashy contrast to the hard rock playlist and bites like the totally-not-your-nana’s Banana Pudding complete with rum-soaked cake. Now reopened in a new location that includes a rooftop patio, you’ll want to pay this old favorite a visit.
Guard And Grace
Bound by soaring 30-foot-high floor-to-ceiling windows and a 15,000-square-foot glass-enclosed structure at the gorgeous One Allen Center, this modern chophouse is as bold and sleek as it gets, and chef-owner Troy Guard’s new-age menu is set to match. It’s the kind of place where Yuzu Truffle Soy Hamachi Sashimi is dusted with Pop Rocks, and even the carrots become something special thanks to a turn in the oak-fired oven and a yogurt-pistachio crumble topping. There are grandiose steak options, too, of course, from Filet Flights to an Axe-handle Tomahawk with Foie and Bone Marrow Butter—plus a steakhouse rarity: a budget-friendly happy hour.
Good news! You don’t have to leave the loop to get a taste of chef Ronnie Killen’s mesmerizing dry-aged ribeyes—all you need to do is make your way to this barbecue-steakhouse hybrid. While you’re there, you’ll want to taste the smoke, too, arriving in the form of Wood-fired Oysters laced with Smoked Black Garlic Butter, Post Oak-smoked Short Rib slathered in Espresso Barbecue Sauce, and Beef Tamales laden with Smoked Brisket Queso.
How to book: Order takeout via Toast.
The smoking cold Seafood Towers at this uber posh outpost inside the Post Oak Hotel are epic as all get-out, so you’ll obviously want to start with one of those. From there, the utterly luxurious road map is up to you. There’s the 40-ounce Broadleaf Wagyu Tomahawk Chop. Or the 100% A5 Kobe Beef. Or how about a flawless, med-rare Filet, bone-in and coupled with some Truffle Butter Mushrooms? Wherever the journey takes you, know that it’s ending in a slab of cult-favorite Butter Cake and some grade A people-watching. Do we even mention they accept Bitcoin, too?
How to book: Order take-out via Aloha, or get delivery via UberEats.
The selection of sushi, steaks, and seafood are equally stunning inside this swanky Japanese emporium. The piece de resistance, though, is the open robata grill, while accoutrements like housemade salts, tableside Shaved Truffles, high quality Wagyu up the ante complete the experience. Go for the Caviar- and Quail Egg-topped Toro Tartare, Lobster and Shrimp Dumpling, and Japanese Grade A5 Olive-fed Wagyu, or trust the chef and opt for the fully loaded omakase.
This may be where the influencer crowd hangs out, but don’t let that deter you from getting down on a really good piece of meat. The offshoot of Phoenix's Steak 44 is a cool kid’s take on the classic American steakhouse, a place where tequila and Cognac flow like water, the raw bar rocks Maine Lobster and Hawaiian Poke, and the Wet-aged Butcher Cuts come topped with everything from crispy Shrimp to creamy Burrata. Dress to impress—you may just make someone’s Instagram story.
Fact: Hotel dining can be quite fantastic. Case in point? This Pan-Latin steakhouse from celebrated chef Richard Sandoval (a.k.a. the godfather of modern Mexican cuisine), who opened its sixth global location at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston in 2021. With a sleek dining room and flavors rooted in the culinary landscapes of Central and South America, you’ll want to spend some time lingering around these parts. Best to start with a Mojito and teasers from Smoked Swordfish Dip to Street-style Anticuchos before moving on to the big guns: Tomahawks, Churrasco, and Double Barrel Texas Chops.
B & B Butchers
Part steakhouse, part bespoke butchery, this seemingly timeless hipster hub evokes all the old-school charms of New York City chophouse. Then again, the dry-aged in-house USDA Prime and fine Gearhart Ranch Wagyu portioned into cuts larger than your head feel 100% Texas. Do yourself a favor and start with the Carpetbaggers—an order of fried oysters dolloped over thick-cut bacon and meltingly tender filet, all smothered with decadent blue cheese sauce—because, let’s face it, you’re worth it. Then go big with the 40-ounce Prime Porterhouse for Two, beautifully seared and sliced tableside for your enjoyment.
It’s worth the pilgrimage out to Pearland or the newer spot in the Woodlands to get your paws on this impressive steak dinner, sans an iota of stuffiness. Mixing roadhouse vibes with white tablecloths and a killer wine list, head here for the house specialty—a gorgeous, grass-fed Texas-bred Akaushi Wagyu Long Bone-in Ribeye, pristinely charred and caramelized to perfection. Oh, and we haven't even mentioned star-studded accoutrements like Cherry Habanero-glazed Kurobuta Pork Belly, Roasted Bone Marrow Toast, and Oscar-style Alaskan King Crab.
How to book: Order takeout via Toast and ChowNow.
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
There’s no better spot for special occasions than this homegrown family-owned steakhouse. That’s because the Pappas crew knows how to pamper guests via gloriously marbled, intensely flavored, in-house beef, all dry-aged for 28 days or more. Add to that a handsomely stocked whiskey cart, a cherry-picked wine list, and a monsterous stack of Fried Onion Rings you definitely won’t want to share—but should, because it seriously is gigantic.
Taste of Texas
Come as you are this down-home steakhouse. The casual, pretension-free suburban family favorite only takes one thing seriously: Certified-Angus beef. The 16-ounce New York Strip Sirloin is the house specialty, while the hulking Tomahawk Ribeye is reserved for true carnivores, a 38-ounce show-stopper hanging off the plate, crowned with a pool of garlic or blue cheese butter. You’ll never forget your first time.
How to book: Reserve via Yelp or order take-out via Aloha.