Houston is one of the top cities in Texas to score a delicious steak—with a plethora of options for meat lovers that vary in the atmosphere; price range; and menu options. What they all have in common, however, are great steaks that make the cut when it comes to both critics and patrons alike. The following steakhouses are the best of the best and were chosen because of their regular appearances on every best-of steakhouse list in Houston.

NOTE: The prices below reflect the restaurants’ average price ranges for steaks only, and do not include sides, drinks, desserts, or gratuity. All are rated $$$$ which indicates a minimum price (for the smallest cuts) of $40 and up.

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Taste Of Texas: A Houston Institution

Taste of Texas never fails to impress—popular with high-end steak lovers and casual diners alike, this Houston stalwart has been serving up sizzlin’ steaks since 1977 and has a kitschy charm all its own. The theme: Texas, Texas, and more Texas; from the animal trophies to the guns and other artifacts collected over time by Nina Hendee, Taste of Texas’ owner. Despite its remodeling in 2018, the restaurant still maintains its rustic-cum-kitsch appeal that keeps the crowds coming back for more. Popular with both locals and tourists from around the world, Taste of Texas is a must-visit for anyone in Houston looking to nosh on a top-notch steak.

  • Location: 10505 Katy Freeway
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 11 AM-10 PM, Saturday 3 PM-11 PM, Sunday 3 PM-10 PM
  • Reservations: See wait times, join the waitlist, or make a reservation on Yelp
  • What To Get: T-Bone Steak served with a side of Texas Au Gratin
  • Prices: $$$$
  • Dress Code: Business casual
  • Other Info: Be sure to check out their famous salad bar and extensive wine list
  • Deep Cuts: All steaks are Angus certified, and are ethically sourced from ranches in Texas. All steaks are aged for 40 days in a state-of-the-art Texas facility

Bring On The Glamour At Steak 48

Steak 48 is more than just a restaurant—it’s an experience all its own. Often described as glitzy and glamorous, this stunning spot is super chic; from its clientele to its atmosphere and minimalist, upscale decor. Located in Houston’s trendy River Arts District, Steak 48 has been serving up its sophisticated and imaginative menu since 2016. Come for the steaks—but be sure to also try their other impressive and inventive sides and desserts (and a cocktail or two, of course!).

  • Location: 4444 Westheimer Rd.
  • Hours: Monday-Wednesday 5 PM-10 PM, Thursday 5 PM-11 PM, Friday & Saturday 4 PM-11 PM, Sunday 4 PM-10 PM
  • Reservations: Yes, via OpenTable
  • What To Get: Bone-In Ribeye Topped With Truffle Butter and a side of Corn Créme Brulée
  • Prices: $$$$
  • Dress Code: Business casual
  • Other Info: Sit at a table overlooking the trendy, bustling bar area to people watch and fully experience Steak 48’s glitzy vibes
  • Deep Cuts: Steak 48 features USDA Prime steak cuts that are ethically sourced, and wet-aged 28 days before being cut by their in-house butcher

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Only The Best At B&B Butchers & Restaurant

Originally a vintage bakery, B&B was converted into an upscale steakhouse/butcher/deli that has been serving up the goods since 2015. Once the new guy on the block, B&B and its owner Benjamin Berg have since earned a place at the table among the créme de la créme of Houston steakhouses. The on-site sommelier and white-jacketed waitstaff add a touch of old-school class and charm to this otherwise casual wood and brick steakhouse with an industrial feel—where the world-class steaks are the true stars of the show.

  • Location: 1814 Washington Ave.
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 AM-9 PM, Friday & Saturday 11 AM-10 PM, Sunday 11 AM-9 PM
  • Reservations: Yes, via OpenTable
  • What To Get: Filey Au Poivre with a side of Classic Creamed Spinach
  • Prices: $$$$
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Other Info: B&B also serves brunch in their restaurant in addition to dinner. Additionally, visitors can stop in at the fantastic deli downstairs for a delish signature sandwich like the B&B Italian Special
  • Deep Cuts: B&B is one of the few U.S. steakhouses with exclusive access to certified A5 Kobe Beef. Their menu features USDA Prime steak cuts that are ethically sourced from Texas. Their Kobe and Wagyu are sourced from Japan. B&B has an in-house butcher shop and a dry-aging room where beef is aged for either 28 or 55-days

Other Notable Houston Steakhouses

While the three listed above are the best of the best, below are five runners-up that still make the cut and have stellar reputations for amazing steaks. They have been included here because they are highly rated and perennial faves on top-10 lists of Houston Steakhouses.

  • Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Killen’s STQ
  • Mastro’s Steakhouse
  • Perry's Steakhouse & Grille
  • Georgia James

Visitors to Houston will fall in love with the variety of top-notch steakhouses that are world-renowned for serving only the best, locally sourced meats. Inventive, creative menus abound in these Houston hotspots where the atmosphere is second only to the delicious cuts of sizzling Texas steaks.

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