It's not challenging to find steakhouses across America, but finding the best steakhouses, especially on the West Coast, is a different story. Many have competed for the title of the best and some have made it to the top, specifically in cities like Seattle, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. The best steakhouse restaurants will have a diner's mouth watering before they're even seated, and the promise of in-house butchers and beef aged more than 30 days is too good to pass up... Luckily, you won't need to at these steakhouses.
Beast And Cleaver
Beast and Cleaver is a unique restaurant-butcher shop hybrid that only serves to help its steakhouse hype. Created by Kevin Smith, formerly of The Butcher's Table, there's nothing not to love about this incredible steakhouse menu - including its local beef offerings and unique international twists, featuring French and Italian menu items, as well.
- Location: 2362 NW 80th St., Seattle, WA
- Hours: Tuesday to Thursday 11 AM - 7 PM, Friday 11 AM - 6:30 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM, Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM
- Recommended: A premium cut from any of the local farms
The Shambles is serving up local steak like no one else with offerings from Washington all the way to Idaho. Sustainable Pacific Northwest steaks also fill the menu, dripping with flavors that can only be found in this region. That's not all The Shambles offers, though - diners will also find wagyu beef on the menu, along with dry-aged steaks that could bring a tear to your eye.
- Location: 7777 15th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA
- Hours: Monday - Thursday 4 PM - 8 PM, Friday - Saturday 12 PM - 8 PM
- Recommended: The local dry-aged steaks
Greystone Steakhouse, San Diego
San Diego is made even more fun with a stop at Greystone Steakhouse, which will not disappoint beef lovers with its classic menu. Anything from USDA Prime steak to wagyu beef is fair game here, and the menu goes far beyond its flawless execution of steak dishes. Homemade pasta, caviar, and seafood in only the way San Diego can produce it are also great additions to a steak dinner.
- Location: 658 5th Ave., San Diego, CA
- Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 4 PM -10 PM
- Recommended: USDA Prime steak, fig-infused Brussels sprouts, and parmesan truffle fries
Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse, Los Angeles
An Argentinian twist accompanies the menu served at Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse, making for some of the most unique steak offerings in L.A. Bold and flavorful chimichurri pair well with a simple grilled steak seasoned with sea salt to create a harmony of fresh flavor. This restaurant is doing things with skirt steak that you couldn't even imagine (and likely couldn't replicate), making it well worth the stop.
- Location: 7963 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA
- Hours: Every day, 5 PM - 10 PM
- Recommended: Entraña a la Parrilla or Parrillada Argentina for Two
Rok Steakhouse And Grill, San Jose
Not only are the steaks at Rok Steakhouse and Grill too decadent for words, but they're also carried to the table on real, sizzling lava rocks (heated to 700 degrees, for good measure). Diners will love the immersive experience here as they take in their steak being prepared before them. All steaks come with two diner-chosen sides, from cheddar and bacon-stuffed baked potato to coconut-ginger rice.
- Location: 4130 North First St., San Jose, CA
- Hours: Monday - Thursday 11 AM - 8:30 PM, Friday & Saturday 11 AM - 9 PM
- Recommended: New York Wagyu Strip, Buffalo Sirloin, or Bison Ribeye
Echo & Rig
Echo & Rig features a butcher shop in-house so diners know exactly where their steak dinners are coming from. Not only does this in-house butcher shop provide fresh cuts, but demonstrations of the process are available upon request, as well as a brief history of the beef, as well. The Las Vegas location, specifically, cooks steak over red oak and each cut of meat gets a side of mushroom Rockefeller, garlic chips, and one of the restaurant's housemade sauces.
- Location: 440 S. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV
- Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 4 PM - 10 PM, Friday 4 PM - 11 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 3 AM / 4 PM - 11 PM, Sunday 10 Am - 3 PM / 4 PM - 10 PM
- Recommended: Ribeye Cap Steak with Portobello Fries
The Golden Steer just sounds like a place that would have a long history and it does. Famed musicians Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Dean Martin were once fans of this steakhouse, along with Muhammad Ali. And, if it's good enough for music and boxing royalty, then it's no doubt one of the best places in Nevada to grab a steak. The menu is classic, the ingredients are simple, and the dishes are downright delicious.
- Location: 308 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV
- Hours: Every Day, 4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
- Recommended: Filet Mignon and Twice-Baked Potato
SW Steakhouse is a unique establishment because its addition of Kobe beef to the menu is one of only a few in the U.S. The entire menu is devoted to showcasing ingredients in a unique and bold way, and you can't go wrong with anything that catches your eye. When dining outdoors, the views of the Lake of Dreams is the cherry on top of an already perfect meal.
- Location: 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S, Las Vegas, NV
- Hours: Sunday - Thursday 5:30 PM - 10 PM, Friday - Saturday 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
- Recommended: Kobe Wagy Tenderloin