You don’t have to head far to enjoy a great steak. Throughout California, you’ll find everything from old-school standbys to modern steakhouses that have reinvented the art of serving meat. Whether you prefer casual or sophisticated, there’s a steak for everyone, cooked just the way you like it. Here are the 10 best steakhouses in California.
Oliver’s Prime is the sort of glam steakhouse experience you’d expect to find in the movie “LaLa Land.” Located in the swanky Grafton Hotel, the steakhouse sources everything locally, including wine and craft beers and has a seasonal menu to match.
Osso Steakhouse is a relative newcomer to San Francisco’s legendary fine dining scene. Osso does everything to make steak truly great, including aging and butchering. Thanks to careful attention to detail, the steaks have been named as some of the best in the country and the same careful selection also goes into the seafood selection, another key part of a great steakhouse.
Alexander’s Steakhouse has several variations throughout California. The top tier steakhouse has garnered a Michelin star and is part of new breed of steakhouse that combines modern cooking and design with top tier products.
The Hitching Post II isn’t your average steakhouse. The legendary steakhouse destination is renowned for its barbecued steaks and veggies. The sides are just as delicious as the smoked meats.
Located in a landmark spot that housed some of the best restaurants in the city for almost 100 years, Harris’ carries on the tradition of great food. Open since 1984, Harris’ continues to be a classic steakhouse in a city full of culinary trends that come and go.
Boa is the modern steakhouse vision from Innovative Dining Group, the company behind many of the world’s hippest hotspots. Boa offers an elegant and trendy dining scene with classic steakhouse steaks, seafood and sides.
Pacific Dining Car is open 24/7 to provide a glimpse of classic steakhouse any time you need it. You can get breakfast all day or you can enjoy anything from steaks to afternoon tea in the two Los Angeles locations. White tablecloths and great service make Pacific Dining Car a must-go destination when you’re in town.
Cut is celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck’s original steakhouse location. A combination of creative culinary skills and beautiful design, Cut is a modern steakhouse filled with a selection of art and the best steaks, seafood and ingredients. Paying homage to steakhouse classics, some dishes are prepared tableside and all are infused with the spirit of the famed chef.
Greystone is San Diego takes great pride in creating a dining destination. The menu features luxurious Wagyu beef as well as an assortment of other unique items. Set in a historic theater filled with decadence and dramatic furnishings, the menu pairs perfectly with the ambience.
West Steak & Seafood is a true farm-to-table experience with the farm in question being located close by and providing a source of produce and herbs for West’s nearby restaurants. At West Steak & Seafood, there is a strong California influence on the menu, which pairs neatly with the steaks and seafood and other dishes.