Food & Drink

Power-ranking Miami's top 5 steakhouses

Published On 11/06/2013 Published On 11/06/2013
Bourbon Steak
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1. Gotham Steak 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

From the vaunted chef behind NYC's Gotham Bar & Grill, Gotham feels like a massive, two-story MiMo chandelier with an airy restaurant floating inside, where fish and foul are treated with innovative tropical and Asian flavors, and steak is steak.

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2. Wolfgang's Steakhouse 315 S Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

Wolfgang Zweiner's does some serious on-site dry-aging to the steaks at his Miami location. And while the 40oz porterhouse ( share or not to share?) may be the most popular on the menu, there're plenty other non-carnivorous menu options -- from fresh seafood to perfectly cooked potatoes to a raw bar as impressive as the meat choices -- to satisfy cravings of all savory kinds.

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3. Red, The Steakhouse 119 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Once voted Sexiest Steakhouse of the Year (by Playboy, no less) and beloved by A-listers, Red delivers on all the swanky fronts. But we suggest you let the food -- from appetizers like seared foie gras and caviar with crème fraiche to the steak and seafood entrées -- do the talking. Throw in a fully-loaded wine list, and the fact that Red is one of the few places in the country to use Miyazaki beef (like Kobe but more marbled), and you've got a steak night to remember.

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4. Prime 112 112 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Located in the historic Browns Hotel, this chef-driven boutique steakhouse offers an innovative menu in a high-energy, sophisticated environment. There’s no better place in Miami to people-watch as celebrities chow down on dry-aged steaks and truffle-sprinkled sides, but you may have to do it for a while, as Prime 112 in SoFi promises notoriously long waits.

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5. Bourbon Steak 19999 W Country Club Dr, Aventura, FL 33180

Free duck fat fries, an extensive menu of wood-grilled steaks (including Japanese and American wagyu), and a famous dry-aged burger make this Aventura spot easily one of the best steakhouses in Greater Miami. The name isn't misleading, either: the bourbon selection here is among the best in the city -- six whole pages of them -- as well as a curated list of barrel-aged cocktails and a daily happy hour that makes it all accessible to everyone.