Food & Drink

The Best Steakhouses in Phoenix

Published On 08/03/2015 Published On 08/03/2015
J&G Steakhouse Scottsdale Phoenix
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J&G Steakhouse

Scottsdale

Want to impress a date? Make a table reso on the terrace. J&G has some of the best dining views in the Valley. And obviously, the best steaks, too.

The Stockyards

The Stockyards

Phoenix

Dubbed Arizona’s original steakhouse, Stockyards opened up way back in 1947, when Old Town Scottsdale was just a dusty field. This longstanding Phoenix steakhouse doesn’t care about white table cloths and stuffy dress codes and frankly it looks more like a saloon on the inside than a civilized dining experience. Today, it’s earned a spot on the Phoenix Historic Register, and a spot on this list.

Steak 44

Steak 44

Phoenix

Steak is the star of the menu at this Arcadia neighborhood steakhouse, but there’s more to it than just the 28-day wet-aged prime cuts and chops -- though that 12oz wagyu filet is hard to compete with. If you're thinking outside the cut, Steak 44 offers a great list of fresh seafood choices, an unbelievable raw bar, and an award-winning wine list to boot. A second location is opening in the Houston area under the name Steak 48. If you're in Texas, keep an eye out in the River Oaks District.

Mastro's Restaurants

Mastro’s City Hall

Scottsdale

Mastro’s began as a North Scottsdale family-owned steakhouse back in 1999. Since then the original steakhouse has been the inspiration for other top-quality steak establishments including Mastro’s Ocean Club.

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Michael Dominick’s Lincoln Avenue Prime Steakhouse

Scottsdale

Dominick's blends the two most important food groups: steak and Italian. Sure, they might not be food real groups, but that’s besides the point. Where else can you get a filet with a side order of prime beef meatballs, huh?

Richardson's Cuisine of New Mexico

Rokerij

Phoenix

You don’t have to go to New Mexico to eat like a Nuevo Mexican. Rokerij, brought to you by the same crowd who created Richardson’s and Dick’s Hideaway, offers up plates like the Rokerij steak, a bacon-wrapped filet served with jalapeño hollandaise, and an Angus top-sirloin with lime sauce. Of course, any proper NM resto has to serve some sort of chile dish. Rokerij has got more than a dozen plates that feature the essential ingredient, plus the famous green chile potato.

Roka Akor

Roka Akor

Scottsdale

Sushi and steak, it’s a winning combo, and surprisingly, sake makes a pretty good pairing for both. The menu here changes seasonally so there’s always something fresh and new to order, like a traditional New York strip with truffle aioli or something just a little more adventurous like the Wagyu flat-iron steak with Sukiyaki sauce and quail egg yolk.

Bourbon Steak

Bourbon Steak

Scottsdale

Offering a contemporary American-style menu, Scottsdale’s Bourbon Steak -- a Michael Mina concept -- serves organic, hormone-free cuts like Japanese Kobe, an array of juicy bar burgers, unbelievably delicious duck fat fries, and Mina's renowned lobster pot pie. Of course, nothing pairs better with steak than wine, and with 500 different types to choose from, you might want to take the resident wine sommelier’s suggestion when ordering a glass or bottle.

Don & Charlie's

Don & Charlie's

Scottsdale

Barbecue steak and chicken make up a good portion of the menu at this Old Town area steakhouse. In addition to red meat, and lots of it, chef Juan is cooking up hot soups like chowders and bisques, as well as a prime selection of fine seafood in the kitchen. Steak lovers and sports junkies will appreciate this place: it’s decked out with memorabilia, and rumor has it that some of the biggest names in sports stop by on occasion. Will you see any? Come in and have a look.

Durant's

Phoenix

This old-school, ultra-luxe chophouse has been a Phoenix staple for more than 65 years. Although it's mostly regarded for filets, porterhouses, and T-bones, the family-owned restaurant is also known for the storied history and tradition. The servers still wear the same style of red tuxedo vests as they did when the doors first opened in the 1950s, and although it’s been updated more than a few times, the walls are still plastered with crushed red velvet wallpaper. According to the man who started it all, Jack Durant, "Good friends, great steaks, and the best booze are the necessities of life." Couldn't agree more, Jack!

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1. J&G Steakhouse 6000 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (Old Town Scottsdale)

J&G Steakhouse comes from Jean-Georges Vongerichten, so you know right away the meat selections will not fail to impress. It's located on the roof of The Phoenician hotel in Scottsdale, decorated in hues of purple and gold in a modern chic ambiance. The restaurant has some of the best views in the city as well, to complement the impeccable menu and enrich the overall dining experience.

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2. The Stockyards 5009 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Stockyards opened in 1947 and is dubbed Arizona's original steakhouse. This mainstay spot doesn’t care about things like white tablecloths and stuffy dress codes -- it looks more like a saloon than anything else. The menu has stayed true to its focus on serving the only the best corn-fed, aged steaks and prime rib.

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3. Steak 44 5101 N 44th St, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Steak is the main attraction on the menu at this Arcadia neighborhood steakhouse, but there’s more to it than just the 28-day wet-aged prime cuts and chops. If you're thinking outside the cut, Steak 44 offers a great list of fresh seafood choices, an unbelievable raw bar, and an award-winning wine list. The restaurant is adorned with handcrafted woodwork, low ceilings, and a charming sunken bar with patio.

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4. Mastro's City Hall Steakhouse 6991 E Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (North Scottsdale)

Mastro’s began as a North Scottsdale family-owned steakhouse back in 1999, but since then the original steakhouse has been the inspiration for other top-quality steak establishments across the country. Come by for some of the best steaks (and seafood) you'll find really anywhere, but don't forget to order sides of creamed spinach and baked potatoes. For an unforgettable meal, we recommend the sautéed shrimp appetizer and the classic filet- or petit filet depending on how much you can eat!

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5. Dominick's Steakhouse 15169 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (Old Town Scottsdale)

Dominick's menu specializes in two of the greats: steaks and Italian food. This Scottsdale steakhouse features prime cuts of meat alongside fresh seafood and classic Italian specialty items such as meatballs and fresh burrata. The ambiance is timeless with a variety of different rooms to dine, drink, or enjoy live piano in.

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6. Rokerij 6335 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016

From the New Mexico-based restaurant group that created Richardson’s and Dick’s Hideaway, is Mexican steakhouse Rokerij. Plates include the Rokerij steak, a bacon wrapped filet served with jalapeño hollandaise and an Angus top-sirloin with lime sauce. They also offer pasta, salads, soups, and pizzas- plus, the famous green chile potato, of course.

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7. Roka Akor 7299 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 (North Scottsdale)

Roka Akor is a contemporary Japanese steak, seafood, and sushi restaurant featuring Robatayaki cuisine. The principle Robata Japanese dishes -- primarily steaks and pork -- are prepared atop 1,900 degree mesquite coals on the centrally located 12ft robata grill, providing an engaging and authentic atmosphere for guests. The grilled meats are accompanied by other classic Japanese menu items like signature sushi rolls, sashimi and nigiri, crispy tempura, and an omakase menu. And the extensive beverage list is leans heavily on Japanese libations as well, namely sake, Japanese whiskey and beer, and sochu -- the latter offered in traditional form and in house-infused flavors. An evening at Roka Akor is an all-encapsulating, sensory experience in Robata Japanese dining.

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8. Bourbon Steak 7575 E Princess Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 (Old Town Scottsdale)

Offering a contemporary American-style menu, Scottsdale’s Bourbon Steak -- a Michael Mina concept, located in the Scottsdale Princess Fairmont hotel -- serves organic, hormone-free cuts like Japanese Kobe, an array of juicy bar burgers, unbelievably delicious duck fat fries, and Mina's renowned lobster pot pie. They have 500 different types of wine to choose from, so we suggest taking the resident wine sommelier’s suggestion when ordering.

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9. Don & Charlie's 7501 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (Old Town Scottsdale)

The menu at Don & Charlie's, this Old Town area steakhouse, is largely comprised of barbecue steak and chicken. In addition to red meat, there are hot soups like chowders and bisques, as well as a prime selection of fine seafood in the kitchen. The restaurant is decked out with sports memorabilia, and rumor has it that some of the biggest names in sports stop by on occasion.

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10. Durant’s 2611 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Durant's is an old-school, ultra-luxe chophouse that has been a Phoenix staple for more than 65 years. Although it's mostly applauded for filets, porterhouses, and T-bones, the family-owned restaurant is also known for its rich history and tradition. The servers still wear the same style of red tuxedo vests as they did when the doors first opened in the 1950s, and the walls are still plastered with crushed red velvet wallpaper.