Best Steakhouse in Boston

2015 Best Steakhouse

Boston Chops

Boston

This venture from Deuxave’s Chris Coombs and Brian Piccini is billed as an “urban steak bistro”—shorthand for “not your grandparents’ steakhouse.” Start with daring small plates like oxtail croquets with…Read More

2014 Best Steakhouse

Grill 23

Boston

Admittedly, the better story here would have been how an upstart finally dethroned the long-reigning meatery king. But after a budget-straining battery of retrials, we’ve gotta give it up again…Read More

2013 Best Steakhouse

Grill 23

Boston

A truly great steakhouse has exactly four essential elements: a bustling dining room, a fresh raw bar, top-notch sides, and—most important—expertly cooked beef. With all of these boxes easily checked…Read More

2012 Best Steakhouse

Grill 23 & Bar

Boston

Embrace the bustle and glamour of the expansive dining room at this Back Bay red-meat temple. Take in the pillars, ornate ceilings, and suited-up servers, then tuck into a juicy…Read More

2011 Best Steakhouse

Grill 23 & Bar

Boston

Let the newcomers show off their newfangled steakhouse specialties; people who really love steak will always return to Boston’s exemplar of the genre. Here you’ll find dry-aged, bone-in chops and…Read More

2011 Best Steakhouse

Grill 23 & Bar

Boston

Let the newcomers show off their newfangled steakhouse specialties; people who really love steak will always return to Boston’s exemplar of the genre. Here you’ll find dry-aged, bone-in chops and…Read More

2011 Best Steakhouse

Mooo

Boston

Scrap all the formulas for what makes a great steakhouse (clubby this, old-world that) and swap them for brave new interpretations. That’s just what the team behind Mooo (chef Jamie…Read More

2010 Best Steakhouse

Grill 23 & Bar

Boston

Steak lovers extol the rib-eye for the deep marbling and for the cap (or deckle), a lobe of muscle so succulent that it often gets saved for the last bites….Read More

2009 Best Steakhouse

Abe & Louie’s

Boston

It’s the oldest story in the book: Man tours steakhouses, steakhouses run gamut, man eliminates fading relics, lesser chains, and ‘modern’ meateries where the flourishes outshine the beef. And by…Read More

2009 Best Steakhouse

Abe & Louie’s

Boston

It’s the oldest story in the book: Man tours steakhouses, steakhouses run gamut, man eliminates fading relics, lesser chains, and ‘modern’ meateries where the flourishes outshine the beef. And by…Read More

2008 Best Steakhouse

Grill 23

Boston

The better story would have been that finally, in this, the year of the cow, one among the city’s numerous new upscale meateries had managed to dethrone our 14-time of…Read More

2008 Best Steakhouse

Grill 23 & Bar

Boston

The better story would have been that finally, in this, the year of the cow, one among the city’s numerous new upscale meateries had managed to dethrone our 14-time Best…Read More

2007 Best Steakhouse

Grill 23 and Bar

Boston

Sure, sometimes a single, tiny scallop garnished with edible flowers is enough to get the job done. For the rest of the time, there’s Grill 23. This traditional haunt of…Read More

2006 Best Steakhouse

Grill 23 & Bar

Boston

Any good steakhouse offers oversized hunks of beef, a clubby atmosphere, and expert, deferential service. A truly great one, like Grill 23, has all that plus a chef who prides…Read More

2005 Best Steakhouse

Abe & Louie’s

Boston

Before you spend $35 on a steak, ask a few questions. That’s part of the fun at Abe & Louie’s, where the waiters sing the praises of dry aging and…Read More

2004 Best Steakhouse

Abe & Louie’s

Boston

There aren’t a lot of culinary bells and whistles on the menu at Abe & Louie’s, which is just fine. This is, after all, a steakhouse. And on that front,…Read More

2003 Best Steakhouse

Oak Room

Boston

The real meat of a truly great steakhouse is just that: its meat. And while the opulent Oak Room may look too delicate to deliver on such a carnivorous front,…Read More

2002 Best Steakhouse

Grill 23 & Bar

Boston

Great steaks are only the tip of the iceberg at Grill 23. Sure, executive chef Jay Murray has a knack for cooking red meat, but the other dishes on the…Read More

2001 Best Steakhouse

Grill 23 & Bar

Boston

You can gripe until the cows come home about Boston’s relative lack of great steakhouses, but until you’ve bitten into a richly marbled, truly succulent Delmonico at G23, you’ll get…Read More

2000 Best Steakhouse

Grill 23 & Bar

Boston

It’s hard to root for a champ, but when it comes to steakhouses Grill 23 has an overwhelming advantage. Why? Because this is not your traditional steakhouse: There isn’t sawdust…Read More

1999 Best Steakhouse

Grill 23 & Bar

Boston

When it comes to the steak-house experience, Grill 23 has it all—a cavernous men’s clubby atmosphere, impeccable service, the kind of bar where one is apt to imbibe too many…Read More

1998 Best Steakhouse

The Oak Room

Boston

Forget what you think you know about steak houses. The Oak Room, this year’s dark horse candidate, puts the usual contenders to shame. Vaulted plaster ceilings and meticulously carved oak…Read More

1997 Best Steakhouse

Grill 23 & Bar

Boston

Carnivores descend upon this old-boy’s-club dining room to eat big portions, tell tall tales, and pay top dollar. While some of our more subdued purveyors complained of undue ambient noise,…Read More

1995 Best Steakhouse

Capital Grille

Boston

Red meat, red wine, and red leather combine with white-glove-style service and white-linen tablecloths to create a heaven for beef eaters and a haven for cigar smokers…Read More

1989 Best Steakhouse

23 Grill & Bar

Boston

The steaks, like everything else off the grill, are great. But the service and the fin de siècle setting at Grill 23 make you feel as though this really is…Read More

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