1. The Left-Handed Cook920 E Lake St, Minneapolis
2. Jax Cafe1928 University Ave NE, Minneapolis
3. Lindey's Prime Steak House3600 North Snelling Avenue, Arden Hills
4. Butcher & The Boar1121 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
5. The Strip Club Meat & Fish378 Maria Ave, St. Paul
6. Burch1933 Colfax Ave S, Minneapolis
The Left-Handed Cook boasts a blend of comfort food, Asian flavors, and a dash of rock and roll that they're calling "new American country cooking".
For nearly 80 years, Northeast's beacon of classic dining Jax Cafe's been "serving steaks, not trends." This steakhouse, outfitted out in 60s esque decor and run by a tuxedo-ed waitstaff, is the perfect spot to go all out on Manhattans and Porterhouse and hold court a la Don Draper in Mad Men.
With its retro vibe and long history, Lindey's Prime Steak House has been pleasing diners in the Mineapple for over 55 years with their "steak-centric menu".
A deceptively large neighborhood noshery with wood stoves and penny-tiled floors dominated, Butcher puts equal emphasis on bourbon, beer, and shareable plates.
Grass-fed beef is the name of the game at St. Paul’s premier meatery, an independent St. Paul chop and fish house, helmed by chef JD Fratzke. Strip House exhibits incredible use of ingredients from small, local farms, but it’s also distinctly unique and almost rustic despite its overall level of refinement and balance. The drink menu changes seasonally and the results are always spectacular, but even the long-standing staple drinks, like the Cobra Kai, are simply stunning.
James Beard-nominated chef Isaac Becker is behind this steakhouse-slash-pizzeria in Minneapolis. On the first floor, Burch Steakhouse serves an eclectic menu filled with raw bar options, prime beef and domestic Wagyu, and a variety of European-style dumplings. In the basement, the Pizza Bar bangs out Neapolitan-style pies from a white oak-fueled pizza oven. Every pizza comes with an exciting combination of toppings -- hey, there aren't many places you can get pizza topped with a lobster claw.