Seattle has never been a steak mecca the way, say, New York is. But sometimes -- well, all the time -- you get a craving for beef that just can't be met with one of Philly Boys' delicious sandwiches. Lucky for you we rounded up the 10 sweetest steak spots in the city. You're welcome...
What you’re getting: Mushroom steak
This upscale restaurant offers six tiers of prime steak aged 28, 35, or 42 days for the SERIOUS steak-lover. You can dress up any of these fine steaks with classics like mushrooms, sautéed onions, black truffle butter or get adventurous with a delightful Cognac and green peppercorn sauce.
What you’re getting: Ssamjang marinated skirt steak with soy, sprouts, & chrysanthemum leaf
Although only recently opened, this Korean-inspired restaurant (a quick stroll from CenturyLink Field) masterfully merges contemporary cooking with traditional flavors of ssam-style meats and seafood. Diners will use beautiful leafy greens and chilies to wrap up perfectly seared steak, and don’t forget the banchan -- yummy accompanying dishes of noodles, dumplings, and house-made kimchi.
What you’re getting: Steak frites
At the epicenter of this bustling contemporary French brasserie sits this popular signature dish made from cows on the 70,000-acre Double R Ranch in the Okanagan, and potatoes from... um, some other farm presumably. It'll leave you thinking the French definitely got at least one thing right.
What you’re getting: Steak House Poutine with foie gras
This laid-back steakhouse has walls adorned with golden taxidermy and reclaimed fixtures, making for an eclectic dining experience that only enhances the feeling you get biting into one of the 28-day-minimum aged steaks. The Steak House Poutine offers an upscale rendition of the classic junk food with petite tenderloin steak, foie gras, white cheddar, and hand-cut fries all covered in a demi-glace, aka "gravy".
What you’re getting: Whatever's on the grill
Located in the historic and funky Hotel Max, this rustic eatery is centered around a 9ft-long custom wood-fired grill where prime cuts of meat are butchered and prepared daily. The menu’s star is 75-day dry-aged beef and is crafted by James Beard Award-winning Chef Jason Wilson.
What you’re getting: Bottom Sirloin
You certainly won’t go hungry at this Brazilian restaurant where a fixed price gets you a choice of more than 16 selections of skewered, slow-roasted meats. The meal is topped off with limitless traditional side dishes, like pão de queijo (cheese bread) and cinnamon fried bananas.
What you’re getting: “That” Short Rib Steak with spicy kimchi
You know a dish has to be good when it is simply referred to as “that” short rib steak. And with deliciously spicy kimchi and grilled pepper garnish, this Korean-fusion restaurant will have you saying I want “that” to the signature dish and “that as well” to the rest of the menu.
What you’re getting: NY Strip Loin
This casual restaurant on the West Side serves traditional comfort food with a commitment to local, healthy ingredients, and answers the question, “Who said steak couldn’t be healthy?” Pro tip: Monday night is steak night featuring half-price bottles of wine. *clink*
What you’re getting: Grilled steak frites
When casual food and drinks meet classic ambience in the 100-year-old Oddfellows Building, a relaxing dining experience is created for a quick bite or a family dinner. The steak frites, a guest favorite, is made with sustainable Saint Helen’s hanger steak and paired with delightfully crunchy shoestring potatoes.
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What you’re getting: Prime Porterhouse
When arriving at this classic Seattle restaurant, housed inside the 1903 Marion Building, you’ll walk through towering mahogany doors and be greeted by a tuxedo-clad maître d’. Matching the elegant tone of the entrance is the selection of premium, hand-selected steaks, all paired with your choice of potato or root side.
1. John Howie Steak11111 NE 8th St, Ste 125, Bellevue
2. Girin Steakhouse & Ssam Bar501 Stadium Pl S, Seattle
3. Red Cow1423 34th Ave, Seattle
4. Manhattan1419 12th Ave, Seattle
5. Miller's Guild620 Stewart St, Seattle
6. Joule3506 Stone Way N, Seattle
7. Metropolitan Grill820 2nd Ave, Seattle
8. Fresh Bistro4725 42nd Ave SW, Seattle
9. The Tin Table915 E Pine St, Seattle
Grab lunch at John Howie Steak and let your taste buds score one of the best prime beef bacon cheeseburgers in the country. For dinner, this restaurant is the go-to for dry-aged steaks. Also try the foie gras with caramelized honeycrisp apples and, for dessert, the Grand Marnier crème brulee.
Helmed by whole-butchery-trained chef Brandon Kirksey, this Seattle-based Korean steakhouse takes meat very seriously. The trendy Pioneer Square eatery features a street-facing glass-encased meat locker with fleshy pink flanks hanging in rows from the ceiling, a wood-framed open kitchen, and delicate floor cushions for cross-legged dining (while there's traditional seating, as well). The majority of the menu items are modern derivatives of traditional Korean dishes, like the popular Girin rendition of yukwhe (Korean beef tartare), prepared with thinly sliced NY strip loin, cured in Asian pear-infused sesame oil, and topped with a quail egg. The drink roster is an equally impressive amalgam of niche Korean spirits, offering various iterations of makgeolli (a small-batch Korean liquor made from rice and wheat), soju, and sake, along with house cocktails crafted with things like ginseng and Korean chili.
This upscale brasserie is offering steak frites & other French classics along with classic cocktails and wine in their contemporary, neighborhood-y space in Madronna. The house made charcuterie with foie gras, lamb terrine and chicken liver mousse is a great way to start your meal, and the happy hour offerings aren't bad, either (plenty of entrees are available for under $10, and drinks will only run you about $5 a pop).
The guys behind Po Dogs/ Grim's/ Auto Battery offer a menu of southern-inspired steakhouse-style eats, plus delectable seafood options, which you can enjoy in their plush, rustic space.
Located in the historic and funky Hotel Max, this rustic eatery is centered around a 9ft-long custom wood-fired grill where prime cuts of meat are butchered and prepared daily. The menu’s star is 75-day dry-aged beef and is crafted by a James Beard Award-winning chef. The entire menu -- meats, vegetables and seafood -- gets to spend time in the inferno, giving everything a deep smoky and roasted flavor.
Joule is the brainchild of married Iron Chef cooking duo Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi. Like Revel, Yang and Chirchi's more recently-opened establishment, Joule's menu features Korean-inspired dishes with an emphasis on beef. Joule's cocktails, beer and wine lists are also worth noting.
A steakhouse with a meat-laden menu, Metropolitan Grill serves up 100% Mayura Station Australian Wagyu in their historic downtown location. The 60 ft marble bar boasts an extensive array of top shelf liquors from around the world, which pair well with Metropolitan Grill's award winning Manhattans and Martinis.
This casual restaurant on the West Side serves traditional comfort food with a commitment to local, healthy ingredients, and answers the questions of, “Who said steak couldn’t be healthy?” Pro tip: Monday night is steak night featuring half-price bottles of wine. *clink*
When casual food and drinks meet classic ambience in the 100-year-old Odd Fellow’s building, a relaxing dining experience is created for a quick bite or a family dinner. The Steak Frites, a guest favorite, is made with sustainable Saint Helen’s hanger steak and paired with delightfully crunchy shoestring potatoes.