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The Best Steakhouse Restaurants in Boston

Filled with colonial architecture, immigrant neighborhoods, public green spaces, world-renowned universities and New England charm, Boston, Massachusetts represents a historical American city full of personality. "Beantown" houses the oldest city park in the United States, the Freedom Trail, the Museum of Fine Arts and, of course, Fenway Park. Whether catching a quick bite at Faneuil Hall Marketplace or enjoying fine dining in Beacon Hill, you can plenty of places to eat - including steakhouses. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. When hankering for a delicious cut of beef, check out our Tastemaker 20 List of what foodies consider the best steakhouse in Boston.

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15 Restaurants
Updated 15 October 2019
Restaurants:Harvest, Row 34 - Boston, Waypoint
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Cambridge, Fort Point Channel
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Harvest

$$$$
Contemporary American
Cambridge
4.6
4302 reviews
Located in the heart of Harvard Square, Harvest is a Contemporary American Seafood and Steakhouse known for celebrating ingredients and recipes of New England. They focus on using the region’s freshest ingredients to create delicious salads, small plates, entrees and dessert. Tucked along a charming cobblestone pathway off the busy square, Harvest offers a respite from the noise and bustle of the city. The interior features an open kitchen, spacious bar and fireplace and they have a garden terrace as well. Foodies think that the 12 Oz. Brandt Prime beef Ribeye and the Striploin cut qualify this restaurant as one of the best steakhouses in Boston!

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Row 34 - Boston

$$$$
Seafood
Fort Point Channel
4.7
1385 reviews
Row 34, located in Fort Point Channel in Boston, might peg itself as a seafood place but don’t overlook the steak here! Locals consider this restaurant one of the best steakhouses in Boston because it serves a mouth-watering Flat Iron Steak, cooked to perfection. It comes with fries, a watercress salad and blue cheese and always leaves diners happy. The menu changes daily so visitors can enjoy a variety of fresh, seasonal ingredients and new flavors. They also have a killer wine list - ask for help pairing your steak with a delicious bottle of vino to indulge in the perfect meal.

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Waypoint

$$$$
Seafood
Cambridge
4.4
1665 reviews
Waypoint is the second Cambridge restaurant of Chef Michael Scelfo of Alden and Harlow. Located right in the gateway of Harvard Square, the name of the restaurant means a plot point on a map. Clearly Chef Scelfo is mapping out his culinary journey and this is the next stop for diners in the Boston area. Try one of the pasta dishes, like the Lobster Cacio e Pepe, or entrees like the Maine Lamb Shoulder or Feather Brook Chicken. But regulars swear that the Creekstone Ribeye is one of the best steaks in town.

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Grill 23 & Bar

$$$$
Steak
Back Bay
4.7
7146 reviews
Open for over 30 years, Grill 23 and Bar is one of the most beloved restaurants in the city. Many locals consider it to be the best steakhouse in the city and it features an old-school, wood-paneled vibe with a marble bar and classic banquettes. It’s the perfect spot for celebrating a big occasion or having an intimate, romantic evening. The menu has all the iconic steakhouse favorites, including dry-aged prime New York, Kobe cap steak and 100-day aged prime ribeye. If your companions aren’t inclined to eat steak, they also have an amazing seafood selection, including the Grand Sampler seafood tower.

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The Capital Grille - Boston

$$$$
Steakhouse
Back Bay
4.8
5196 reviews
Located in the Hynes Convention Center in the Back Bay, The Capital Grille Steakhouse is one of the city’s premier dining destinations. Bring a date or a client here to wine, dine and dazzle them with nationally renowned offerings. Their steaks are dry-aged and hand-cut on premises and they also feature fresh seafood, creative sides and amazing desserts. Choose a bottle of wine from their acclaimed list with over 350 labels from around the world and soak up the elegance of the sophisticated dining room. The restaurant also has a private dining room to accommodate special events where fine dining is the centerpiece of the evening.

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Smith & Wollensky Boston – Atlantic Wharf

$$$$
Steakhouse
Seaport
4.6
3176 reviews
Smith & Wollensky is a name known around the world for serving high-quality steaks in a polished, elegant setting. This outpost on the Boston Seaport has the added bonus of waterfront luxury! Located between the Rose Kennedy Greenway and historic Boston Harbor and Fort Point Channel, diners can take in breathtaking waterfront views. The sprawling space features an outdoor patio and lounge and a European-style exposition kitchen. Try the Snake River Farms American Wagyu Tenderloin to see what the kitchen is capable of!

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Ocean Prime - Boston Seaport

$$$$
Steak
Seaport
4.8
3940 reviews
Ocean Prime, located on Northern Avenue in the Seaport District, is a contemporary American restaurant and lounge from famed restaurateur Cameron Mitchell. The setting features warm woods, leather booths and live music, giving the place a vibrant energy. Paired with the genuine hospitality, it’s an ideal place to socialize, have a business meeting, celebrate a big occasion or simply indulge your senses in a great meal. The menu here is classic with a modern sensibility and you can choose from lighter fate, like the shellfish cob salad, or heartier items like the decadent Prime Steaks. They also have a great menu of fresh seafood sushi selections to pair with your steak.

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Abe & Louie’s - Boston

$$$$
Steakhouse
Back Bay
4.6
7308 reviews
Abe and Louie’s, located on Boylston Street in the Back Bay, is hands-down one of the best steakhouses in Boston. It’s a fine dining spot that’s on par with the best classic steakhouses in the country while still offering plenty of local charm and appeal. They make a point to focus on high-quality food and service that will wow every diner. The menu consists of signature prime steaks, all corn-fed, local or Midwestern beef. They age Steaks for 6 weeks on the bone to ensure maximum flavor and tenderness. They also feature an award-winning wine list featuring a selection of over 200 wines from all over the world.

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Fogo de Chao - Boston

$$$$
Brazilian Steakhouse
Back Bay
4.3
2848 reviews
Fogo de Chao, located in the center of Back Bay, is the answer to authentic Southern Brazilian steak in Boston. It’s in the historic Copley Square, across from the Boston Public Library and just steps from Trinity Church and the Hancock Building, making it a perfect spot for locals and tourists alike. They focus on expertly grilling and carving table-side cuts of meat like Picanha, the signature sirloin, Filet Mignon, Ribeye and more. They also feature a gourmet Market Table of authentic Brazilian side dishes, and an award-winning wine list. Guests can also enjoy lighter selections, like seafood and salads.

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Boston

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown Crossing
4.4
5115 reviews
Ruth’s Chris Steak House is one of the most famous names in quality steaks in America. This outpost, located on School Street in Downtown Crossing, is one of the most elegant fine dining restaurants in the city. They serve the finest USDA Prime beef available and they broil steaks at 1800 degrees and serve them on sizzling hot plates. The restaurant has a New Orleans spin, so be sure to try some of the cajun and Creole-inspired appetizers, sides and homemade desserts. Diners can enjoy the warm and welcoming atmosphere and the superb hospitality - and don’t miss the amazing wine selection either!

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Boston Seaport

$$$$
Steakhouse
Seaport
4.7
3319 reviews
With a prime location on the waterfront, Morton’s is the place for steak in the Seaport. The restaurant offers panoramic view of the Harbor from the bar and a seasonal patio where you can dine and enjoy the breeze in warmer months. Sit in the stylish interior and order from the extensive selection of prime aged beef, signature steakhouse sides and an excellent wine list. They specialize in classic, hearty steaks and also offer fresh fish, lobster and chicken entrees. The 24-ounce porterhouse is the house specialty and a must-try for any steak lover.

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The Palm Boston

$$$$
Steakhouse
Financial District
4.4
1730 reviews
The Palm Restaurant serves up nationally renowned USDA Prime aged steaks that garner it a mention as one of the best steakhouses in Boston. Located in the lobby of One International Place, the Boston location can seat over 300 patrons in the super elegant dining room. They also have extensive private dining options and a beautiful outdoor dining deck overlooking the Greenway. In addition to their prime beef, they are famous for their jumbo Nova Scotia lobsters, family recipe Italian entrees and outstanding service.

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Willy’s Steakhouse Grill & Sushi Bar

$$$$
Steakhouse
Shrewsbury
4.7
2167 reviews
Willy’s Steakhouse, Grill and Sushi Bar is the prime destination for amazing steaks in central Massachusetts. It’s a hidden gem located in historic Shrewsbury Center and the atmosphere features wood paneling, white table linens, a granite bar and soft lighting. They focus on serving fine choice cuts of beef, dry aged for a minimum of 21 days and skillfully prepared by master chefs. Diners can also choose the perfectly paired wine from the extensive list or try a cocktail from one of the skilled mixologists.

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Davio's - Foxboro

$$$$
Italian
Foxboro
4.6
3045 reviews
Davio’s began on Newbury Street in Boston and now has locations in Brookline, Cambridge and Park Square. The restaurant is a warm and elegant oasis, offering an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city outside. Diners can stop in for an after-work beverage in the intimate lounge or enjoy the white tablecloths and elegance of the spacious dining room. Order one of the signature Northern Italian steaks, veal chops or handmade pasta creations and watch chefs prepare your meal in the lively, open kitchen. It’s a great place to indulge in steak with an Italian spin on it.

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Bogie's Place

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown Crossing
4.8
432 reviews
Bogie’s Place is a very cool steakhouse speakeasy tucked inside jm Curley, one of the best bars in the city. It doesn’t have a website and only features a tiny sign pointing to a curtained doorway in the back of the bar. If you find that, you can enjoy the small, delicious steakhouse in the back! It features classic cocktails, caviar service, a wedge salad and delicious cuts of steak with additions like bone marrow and foie gras butter.

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