It’s no secret that most of us here in the Mile High City thoroughly enjoy sinking our canines into big honkin’ juicy steaks, charred to perfection and served up with a hearty helping of potatoes in some form or another. From whopping 22oz. bone-in rib eyes to dainty 4oz. grass-fed filets, you’ll find whatever meaty goodness you’re on the hunt for at these fabulously delicious carnivorous utopias. And when they ask how you’d like your steak cooked, just say, “So a good veterinarian could resuscitate it.” Ante up because the steaks have been raised at these 10 best steakhouses in Denver.
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1. Columbine Steak House & Lounge
Since 1961, this old Mile High treasure on Federal has been the city's staple steak diner and continues to endure amidst an ever-evolving Denver food scene. There's no better deal in town than a steak for under $10!
2. Bastien's Restaurant
Bastien's Restaurant on Colfax had been wowing patrons with their thick-cut, sugar-rubbed steaks since 1937. Try the Sugar Steak with their signature rub of sugar and spices or any of the other unique flavor combinations, like the Ring of Fire with mushroom, bacon, jalapenos, and pepperjack or the Tryst with balsamic, bearnaise, gorgonzola crumbles, and pistachios. Bastien's steaks are truly one of a kind!
3. The Denver ChopHouse & Brewery
Located in the the Historic Union Pacific Building downtown, the Denver ChopHouse and Brewery boasts small-batch bourbons, house-brewed ales, and a wide variety of cuts of meat from which to choose, as well as delectable house-made sauces such as Cabernet Thyme Jus, Worcestershire Butter Cream, and Wild Turkey Whiskey Sauce. I think I'll have them all!
4. LoHi SteakBar
This mod, hot spot on Tejon is slinging scrumptious steaks and custom cocktails in a lively atmosphere that'll make you want to hang for hours. They offer a killer deal on Thursday nights, when you can indulge in a 12 oz. prime rib with au jus, crispy frites and horseradish for just $23.
5. Ocean Prime
Located on the quaint and lovely Larimer Square, this sophisticated steak and seafood chain offers a made-from-scratch menu using high-quality ingredients and simple, local and regional flavors.
6. Ruth's Chris Steak House
Ruth's Chris is another upscale steakhouse chain that boasts insanely delicious prime cuts of butter-topped beef, brought to you in a warm, comfortable dining space in the Historic Denver Dry Building downtown. Steaks are perfectly seasoned, broiled, and delivered to your table on a sizzling 500° plate just the way Ruth liked it.
7. Block & Larder
This neighborhood bar and grill nestled in the Highlands is known for their house butchering, attention to detail, and the highest quality meats available, chargrilled to perfection and served a la carte. They also feature amazing nightly specials that showcase the in-house butchers' skills, fresh products, and exceptional presentations.
8. Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
LoDo's Fogo de Chão is an authentic gaucho style Brazilian steakhouse that offers all-you-can-eat meat carved tableside and eclectic side dishes perfect for sharing.
9. Guard and Grace
Award-winning Denver Chef Troy Guard has done it again with his chic, modern steakhouse downtown, where you can treat yourself to prime, angus, and grass-fed beef served a la carte, with an enticing array of sides and sauces from which to choose. It may not be light on the wallet, but it's most certainly heavy on taste. One of the best steaks I've ever put in my mouth, in fact.
10. Elway's Cherry Creek
With locations Downtown, in Cherry Creek, and at DIA, Elway's proudly serves the best that Colorado has to offer, complete with an elegant and posh dining experience. Enjoy USDA Prime hand-cut steaks, including Wagyu beef, Colorado buffalo, Meyer Ranch prime rib, and a whole lot more!