There’s nothing like a steak for dinner. Nothing really beats it, actually. The other stuff that goes on the side is usually great, but the main course is always best when it’s a well-prepared slice of high-end meat. And, believe it or not, while Arizona may be a dairy state, that’s not all that livestock brings here. We also get some of the best steak in the Southwest. Don’t believe it? Check out six of the best steakhouses in Phoenix. You’ll see what we mean.
The Stockyards Steakhouse
5009 E Washington St UNIT 115, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Open since 1947, The Stockyards calls itself Arizona’s original steakhouse. True to their long-standing traditions, The Stockyards menu only offers the finest corn-fed beef in the form of steaks and prime rib, and while they hold onto the Wild West inspiration, their cuisine is more innovative. “New West Cuisine,” as they call it, incorporates the flavors of the Southwest, including indigenous ingredients that build an actual culture around their food. If you’re looking to celebrate steak the Arizona way, this is the place to do it!
5101 N 44th St, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Talk about upscale. The highest grade domestic Wagyu, fresh seafood, and an award-winning wine list are all reasons to visit Steak 44 for an important night out. Even upon entering, the experience is surreal, as you pass through the 3,000-bottle wine vault to get to the dining room. The real star of the show is the wet-aged steaks, though.
8383 S 48th St, Phoenix, AZ 85044
A little country music, a country club view, and even a saloon-style steakhouse that’s fit for the whole family? Sounds like you stumbled into Rustler’s Rooste! If you’re interested in beef, brew, or even a salmon steak or rattlesnake for dinner, there’s all of that and more at this Western-themed eatery. If you’re lucky, you can even come on one of the many nights that they do fireworks — so you’d get dinner and a show!
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The Arrogant Butcher
2 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
This steakhouse prides itself on upscale New American cuisine of various types, from gourmet burgers to a raw bar of seafood, cheese platters, and of course, steaks from “The Butcher’s Box”. Each of these items is expertly crafted and paired with accompaniments for a high-end experience, and with a premium drink alongside your meal of choice, this is a great spot to fill up no matter what you’re in the mood for.
201 E Washington St Suite 201, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Family-owned and now running for over forty years in the business, Mancuso’s is the real deal in Italian-style steakhouses. The recipes have been handed down and used to fashion a fine-dining experience like no other. Whether you’re here for a steak or for the best pistachio-crusted lamb of your life, you’ll have an amazing supper at Mancuso’s.
Los Pinos Surf and Turf
3618 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85019
This restaurant sports a menu with both mouthwatering steaks and seafood offerings — and it’s much loved also for its atmosphere, which is both spacious and pristine. Go here to try the Picanha Skewer cut, a Brazilian favorite that’s considered the queen of all steaks. Grilled over Mesquite logs, this is but one of the several ways to try some of the “turf” here (unless you prefer some “surf” instead).
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