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Explore the Best Steakhouses in Boston

Updated: Jun 1


A good steakhouse is characterized by quality cuts of beef, simplicity, and a deep understanding of how to marinate and prepare a juicy, tender steak. Boston has no shortage of steakhouses; so you don’t have to go far to find a good spot. Below are some of the top steakhouses in Boston based on customer reviews and published reviews from reputable food magazines and sources.


Smith & Wollensky

One of the most respected and well-known steakhouses, Smith & Wollensky has numerous locations across the country. Their Boston location is situated right along the water by the Atlantic Wharf, across from the Boston Children’s Museum. Smith & Wollensky has a seasonal menu of dry aged steaks and seafood, and an extensive wine list designed to pair beautifully with their entrées. It’s a great spot for a dinner date, business meal, or a special night to celebrate.

Price Range: $$$$

Phone: (617) 530-9000

Website: smithandwollensky.com

Address: 294 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210

Neighborhood: Atlantic Wharf

MBTA: South Station



Ocean Prime

Located in the ever-expanding Seaport District of Boston, Ocean Prime is an upscale spot to socialize, dine, celebrate, and indulge. This modern American restaurant delivers an impressive menu of seafood and steaks, signature cocktails, and a Wine Spectator-approved wine list. You can order lighter fare, such as sushi or a chopped salad, or go for something more indulgent, like a juicy steak or decadent chocolate cake dessert.

Price Range: $$$

Phone: (617) 670-1345

Website: ocean-prime.com

Address: 140 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA 02210

Neighborhood: Seaport District

MBTA: South Station



Abe & Louie’s

Abe & Louie’s prides itself on being a classic American steakhouse serving up prime cuts of beef and comfort food favorites. They’ve received awards from OpenTable, Wine Spectator, and Business Insider for their exceptional food and service. The restaurant has been a Boylston Street staple for almost 50 years, dating back to 1965. You can get corn-fed, Midwestern, USDA prime grade cuts of beef, including wagyu hanger steak, wagyu New York strip, porterhouse, ribeye, and kurobuta pork chop.

Price Range: $$$

Phone: (617) 536-6300

Website: abeandlouies.com

Address: 793 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

Neighborhood: Back Bay

MBTA: Hynes Convention Center, Green Line


Grill 23 & Bar

It’s “impossible to get more steakhouse than this,” says Condé Nast Traveler magazine. With wood-paneled flooring and ceilings, tapestries hanging from the wall, and a sleek black marble bar, you’ll be fully immersed in an old-school Boston experience. Grill 23 has an award-winning wine menu with old world producers and vintage Californian wines, and you make it a celebratory evening with their large format bottles.

Price Range: $$$

Phone: (617) 542-2255

Website: grill23.com

Address: 161 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116

Neighborhood: Back Bay

MBTA: Back Bay Station


Boston Chops South End

Called the “urban steak bistro” of Boston, Boston Chops has a moody, banquet-hall style atmosphere with its exposed brick, wrought-iron bars, and high windows. Located in Boston’s hip South End neighborhood, it draws an eclectic crowd of businessmen and women, suburbanites, and a fashionable young crowd. Boston Chops isn’t trying to be fancy or flashy, it’s just trying to serve good steak at an affordable price.

Price Range: $$$

Phone: (617) 227-5011

Website: bostonchops.com

Address: 1375 Washington Street, Boston, MA

Neighborhood: South End

MBTA: Back Bay Station



Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

Located right in Copley square across from The Boston Public Library, Fogo de Chão is the go-to spot for group dining. It’s not set up like your traditional restaurant, instead, there’s a luxurious buffet filled with fruit, cheese, bread, side dishes, grilled vegetables, and more. Staff walks around with skewers of different kinds of meat, including their signature churrasco meat, or grilled skirt steak. You pay a flat fee for dinner, but you can also order additional items on the side.

Price Range: $$-$$$ (depending on rate you choose)

Phone: (617) 585-6300

Website: fogodechao.com

Address: 200 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA 02116

Neighborhood: Copley/Back Bay

MBTA: Copley, Green Line


Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse

If you’re looking for a spot with delicious homemade pasta and European-inspired steak dishes, Davio’s is your place. There are multiple east coast locations, but Boston is the original restaurant when it was founded back in 1985. The interior is massive with high ceilings, large windows, private dining areas, and a bustling bar. You can order steakhouse classics, such as braised short ribs or prime aged strip steak, or try something new like the veal tenderloin with prosciutto and sage.

Price Range: $$$

Phone: (617) 357-4810

Website: davios.com

Address: 75 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116

Neighborhood: Back Bay

MBTA: Tufts Medical Center, Orange Line


Morton’s Steakhouse

Steak is what Morton’s does best. Since day one, Morton’s has used USDA prime-aged beef, the top 2% of beef in the United States. They pride themselves on quality and transparency, and even published the “Morton’s Steak Bible”, which lists most of their famous steak recipes. Morton’s is a nationwide chain with over 65 restaurants, but the vision is the same as when they opened their first location in Chicago in 1978.

Price Range: $$$

Phone: (617) 526-0410

Website: mortons.com

Address: 2 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA 02210

Neighborhood: Seaport

MBTA: South Station


The Capital Grille

One of the first steakhouses on the Boston scene, Capital Grille is a large restaurant with high ceilings and a tremendous wall of wine. Their signature Kona coffee-crusted dry-aged sirloin is certainly a favorite and topped with caramelized onions and havarti cheese. It’s central to Boston’s Back Bay, right near the Hynes Convention Center and Newbury Street.

Price Range: $$$

Phone: (617) 262-8900

Website: thecapitalgrille.com

Address: 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115

Neighborhood: Back Bay

MBTA: Hynes Convention Center, Green Line


Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

Founded in 1965, founder Ruth Fertel sold her home to buy a small steakhouse in New Orleans. Today, Ruth’s Chris is all over the country in city hot spots, including New York, Los Angeles, Denver, and of course, Boston. Their Boston location is located near Boston City Hall and the Old State House, and their interior features classic, vintage Boston architecture. You can get award-winning dining in a beautiful renovated setting, and experience their perfected broiling method. Each USDA prime beef cut is cooked on a 500° plate, the way Ruth Fertel liked it!

Price Range: $$$

Phone: (617) 742-8401

Website: ruthschris.com

Address: 45 School Street, Boston, MA 02108

Neighborhood: Government Center

MBTA: Government Center, Green Line


The Palm

The Palm has a stunning interior with a dramatic dining backdrop, towering marble columns, high ceilings, and a luxurious indoor-outdoor patio. They’ve won the Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator seven years in a row, so you know they take their food and drink seriously. Their menu has plenty of options, including burgers, salads, sandwiches, and seafood. For steak chops, you can get a decadent surf and turf with crab, shrimp, and beef, or stick with a prime cut ribeye or New York strip.

Price Range: $$$

Phone: (617) 867-9292

Website: thepalm.com

Address: 1 International Place, Boston, MA 02110

Neighborhood: Financial District

MBTA: South Station


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