Seattle is a one-of-a-kind port city with a rich culinary history and diverse population. That’s why it’s no surprise that Seattle has such an incredible selection of steakhouses. The issue for most people is how to choose the best one out of the available options. Fear not! We’ve compiled a list of eleven of the best steakhouses in Seattle. Keep reading for our recommendations.
2121 Westlake Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
The Butcher’s Table is one of the best steakhouses in Seattle, and has been lauded by Seattle Magazine as “the Best New Restaurant in 2015”. The restaurant is frequented by locals and tourists alike for its fantastic food and ambience. As soon as you enter its bright red-hued dining room, you’ll immediately notice a huge 73-point ribeye hanging over the bar. This steak, along with the rest of the steaks available at The Butcher’s Table, are cooked over beechwood and cherry wood, giving each cut of meat a unique taste.
2. El Gaucho
2200 Western Avenue, Ste. 101, Seattle, WA 98121
El Gaucho is an acclaimed Seattle steakhouse, and has won many awards including the James Beard Foundation Award for Best New Restaurant. Along with a great selection of steaks and sides, they also have a wide selection of Italian appetizers such as antipasto, salads, cheese and breads. For people who love the luxury of a dining experience at a steakhouse but hate the bill at the end, this is the perfect place for them because their entrees are much cheaper than most Seattle steakhouses.
820 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
If you are looking for a great Seattle steakhouse that is not too expensive but is still of the highest quality, Metropolitan Grill is the place to go. This Seattle steakhouse has won many awards including being named as Best New Restaurant in 2002. We suggest ordering the Ribeye or the Chateaubriand, two steak cuts that you simply can’t go wrong with. They also offer a wide variety of sides and appetizers, including their famous onion rings. This steakhouse is great for families and large groups of people, thanks to the large number of people that can be accommodated in their spacious dining room.
2328 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121
If you are looking for a great steakhouse that is a little more expensive than the others listed, Buenos Aires Grill is the one to go to. Their steaks are cooked to absolute perfection and are accompanied by a wide selection of sides and breads, making for one of the most delicious meals you will ever have. Each one of their steaks is expertly prepared so that each cut is spectacularly different from every other cut. You won’t be disappointed with anything you order from their menu, and will not only leave full but also happy with your experience at Buenos Aires Grill.
2313 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
If you want to dine at a good Seattle Steakhouse but don’t want to spend too much money, The Grill From Ipanema is the place for you. The Grill From Ipanema offers great service and fantastic steaks at a reasonable price. Their steak is cooked over mesquite, adding a slightly different taste than most other steakhouses in Seattle provide. This steakhouse is a great choice if you are looking for a place to take a nice date or even a group of friends.
4548 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
JaK’s Grill West Seattle is a great steakhouse that you can find in West Seattle. Their menu provides a wide variety of sides and entrees, so that you can find something for everyone on your table. The expertly prepared steaks will be sure to leave you wanting to come back again, because of the exceptional quality of their food. If you can’t decide what to order, we suggest going classic with either the Filet Mignon, Prime Rib, or the NY Steak Sandwich which are among some the restaurants most raved about entrees.
6904, 2208 N 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98103
Kokkaku is a classic Seattle steakhouse that offers a great selection of drinks as well as an excellent menu. Their wait staff is very pleasant, making for an enjoyable experience for all of your senses. Be sure to try the Seared Wagyu Sushi or the American Kobe Wagyo Kainomi Steak while you’re here. You can find the Kokkaku Steakhouse in Northeast Seattle and will be able to enjoy everything this restaurant has to offer. The quality of their food and their service are truly exceptional, making it worth every dollar you spend here.
416 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102
This is a great Seattle steakhouse known for its food and excellent service. The BOCA Restobar & Grill offers a wide selection of food, including the traditional steak dishes, appetizers and more. One of our favorite orders is the Churrasco, a tender steak cut served atop french fries and topped with chimichurri. Along with their delicious selection of foods, you will also find a fun atmosphere to go with it. Diners can order from their menu and are served quickly, therefore you won’t get bored while you are there and will be able to enjoy your time with the people you are dining with.
819 Houser Way S, Renton, WA 98057
The Melrose Grill is a great Seattle steakhouse found in Renton. The steaks served here are cooked to perfection and provide their diners with an excellent meal. The Australian grass-fed Buffalo ribeye and the Rack of Lamb are excellent choices if you ever find yourself at the Melrose Grill. We do recommend calling and booking a reservation beforehand as the restaurant does get quite busy and is always full of happy diners.
10. D’ La Santa
2359 10th Avenue E, Seattle, WA 98102
D’ La Santa is a wonderful Seattle steakhouse that will offer you and your friends a great meal. Diners enjoy the different types of steaks offered at this steakhouse, namely carne asada, short rib, or the ribeye to name some of their best sellers. The service provided at this restaurant is top-notch and the staff is willing to make sure that you have the best possible experience eating here. This steakhouse is great to go to if you are looking for somewhere fancy while still being able to get good service and food within your budget.
11. John Howie Steak
11111 NE 8th St #125 Bellevue, WA 98004
Date night alert! The intimate atmosphere and five star service make every trip to John Howie Steak feel so special. The bone marrow is a can’t miss. The three-course prixe fixe menu is a great way to sample a bit of everything, and don’t forget about the seafood options. It easily sees John Howie Steak become one of the more romantic dining options in the city.
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Editors Note: This article was originally published on May 9, 2022 and last updated on July 14, 2023. Please refer to restaurant websites and social media pages for the most up-to-date information.