Boston, Massachusetts is a beautiful town filled with historic sites and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean with the Charles River running through it. Boston is known great universities, athletics, historic tours, shopping and dining. Steakhouses and seafood restaurants have always been a mainstay of Boston culture. Over the past few decades Boston steakhouses have taken over the Back Bay and Waterfront neighborhoods. Classic steakhouses with modern style are the place to hang out in Boston. Locals, celebrities and tourists enjoy them.
Here are the 5 best steakhouses in Boston.
Abe & Louie’s
Abe & Louie’s has been a Back Bay east coast landmark for more than a half century. The Boston steakhouse opened in 1965. Charles F. Sarkis named the restaurant after his dad and his dad’s good friend. The restaurant later became a part of the Tavistock Restaurant Collection but retains its family owned feeling. There is a second Abe & Louie’s in Boca Raton. The restaurant has authentic steakhouse decor with rich colors and leather, brass, mahogany and marble accents. It’s upscale yet comfortable. Of course the steaks make the menu. Prime aged porterhouse, filet mignon, porterhouse, Delmonico and rib eye round out the menu. There’s also succulent lamb chops, pork chops, veal chops and more. The vegetables are seasonal and the sides are large enough to share. The raw bar is impressive as a sampler or create your own tower. Abe & Louie’s has cocktails and beers as well as an award winning wine list. Don’t miss the brunch, especially the Eggs Benedict with filet mignon, crab cake, lobster, breakfast potatoes.
Chef Jamie Mammano opened Mooo in 2007. Prior to that Chef Mammano was a staple of the Boston restaurant scene for a decade. Mooo lives up to its name, specializing in the best steaks served classically with a modern twist. Mooo is located in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood next to XV Beacon Hotel. The decor is warm and modern. It’s sophisticated yet relaxed. The fully stocked bar always attracts a crowd. The extensive lower level wine cellar features an exclusive private dining area that seats up to 80. Guests can also enjoy private parties up to 12 at XV Beacon Hotel. Mooo’s menu is large offering a variety of unique appetizers including Painted Hills Beef Carpaccio, Steak Tartare, Japanese Wagyu Beef Dumplings, Dry Aged Ribeye Meatballs and Roasted Beef Marrow Bones. The steaks are sumptuous and some are quite large. You can order a 22 oz grain and grass fed bone-in ribeye or a 24 oz porterhouse. Mooo also serves breakfast and lunch and has an amazing “acustic” Sunday brunch.
STRIP by Strega
STRIP by Strega was opened by The Varano Group in 2000 with a grand opening night including celebrities and live acts. Located in Boston’s Park Plaza in the Back Bay neighborhood, the restaurant brings one of the best Boston steakhouse experiences to its guests. With pictures of celebrity guests lining the walls, STRIP has an authentic cozy sophisticated air. The steaks are impressive with everything from a bone-in Delmonico to a 16 oz Kansas City dry aged sirloin. STRIP also serves great fresh seafood including the Sea Bass and the 3 pound lobster. The menu offer unique sides like brussel sprouts with crispy panceta, lobster gnocchi and cheese, and risotto di fungi. The menu also features fare with an Italian flair including Bolognese with veal and Wagyu and pork Milanese.
Grill 23 was opened 30 years ago in the Back Bay area of Boston. Owners Ken and Chris Himmel wanted to create a classic steakhouse with a bit of a modern twist and a family feeling in Copley Square. Grill 23 is known for its quality menu and great service. Many regular guests feel as if they could call the restaurant home. Grill 23 opened in the old Salada Tea Building. Grill 23’s menu features an extensive choice of a la carte steaks including 100 day aged prime ribeye, dry aged prime New York Strip steak, and American Kobe Cap steak. You also have the option to order the Chef’s Selection. Along with Brandt Family beef, Grill 23 offers fresh New England seafood. The menu also features a variety of sides, decadent desserts and an extensive wine list to match your choice from the menu. Grill 23 offers both intimate and larger private dining areas for special events.
Boston Chops opened in 2013 in the heart of the steakhouse scene in Boston’s South End neighborhood. The urban steak bistro uses rich wood tones, leather banquettes, exposed brick and gallery lighting in its inviting decor. In the past 5 years, Boston Chops has become a staple offering the finest cuts of meats as well as fresh seafood served by a professional and friendly wait staff. The restaurant also features a raw bar for seafood lovers. The menu features options like prime bone-in ribeye with confit garlic and herb sachet, grilled hanger steak, flat iron steak, skirt steak, Chateaubriand for two, and tenderloin bone-in or butcher cut. The menu features a wide range of appetizers, salads, generous sides and desserts. Boston Chops’ full bar serves classic cocktails and a large selection of wine.