Going out for steak provides the opportunity for families to enjoy a great meal or couples to enjoy a night out together. Nashville is full of great steakhouses, but some of them are better than others. Here's a list of the top choices in Nashville, TN for steak-lovers.
Demo's Teak & Spaghetti House
It's not every day you see a restaurant put both "Steak" and "Spaghetti" in their name. However, Demo’s Teak & Spaghetti House has been doing it since 1989 and they do it very well. This is a locally owned business and provides the southern hospitality everybody deserves. The restaurant has four locations throughout the Middle Tennessee area and provides some of the best steaks you will find in Nashville.
Bob's Steak & Chop House
Found in downtown Nashville, Bob’s Steak and Chop Shop is known nationally as one of the best places for a steak. They provide the best corn-fed prime beef from the Midwest. If you want one of the best steaks in the city and maybe in the state, Bob's is the right choice for you. They are ranked one of the top steakhouses in the country due to their recipe of fine wines, stiff drinks, large cuts of beef, and elegant charm.
Hermitage Steak House
This independently-owned steak house has been open for over 20 years. They provide a rustic type of environment with reasonable prices. If you prefer to eat you steak in an unpretentious environment, this is the place for you. They also provide an excellent salad bar and humongous potatoes.
This is not the place to go for a pretentious atmosphere. This is the place for family-friendly comfort and a cozy rustic feel. Bring the family out for an incredible steak, the delicious salad bar, and the huge potatoes. They are open Tuesdays through Saturday.
Southern Steak & Oyster
Southern Steak & Oyster is known as one of the finer restaurants found in the Nashville area. This local restaurant was started by the same restaurateur as TomKats catering, which is known as one of the go-to choices within the city.
As you walk in, you will notice the doors are a reclaimed rustic style and the bar area is quite large. There's also a large patio. The design was done by Architect Seab Tuck. He's known for the work he did on the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Once you open the menu, you will find plenty of Southern-style dishes such as the Franklin's Saffire, Fish N' Grits and plenty of other choices. There are many great steaks on the menu, along with double-cut smoked pork chops and, of course, oysters.
The cuisine includes influences from the Caribbean, North Carolina and even Nova Scotia. It's upscale, yet affordable and provides plenty of great happy hour specials. Whether you want to dine in private or you're looking for a place to enjoy direct sourced seafood during the big game, Southern Steak & Oyster is a great choice.
Cherokee Steak House
This family owned and operated business has been open since 1958. Cherokee Steak House offers an affordable menu and a comfortable atmosphere. They originally opened as a fish restaurant but now serve the world’s finest beef from Iowa Beef Packers. Try the Cherokee Chief Award Winner, your choice of thick and juicy filet or beef tenderloin.
Known as one of the best in the city, Cherokee originally opened as a fish house in 1958. However, today, they serve up some of the most reasonably priced steaks in town and they certainly don't lack flavor.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
No list of top steakhouses is complete without mention of Ruth's Chris Steak House. This is by far one of the best in the world with 80 locations across the globe. The Nashville location provides excellent steaks with a fine dining atmosphere. This may be a chain, but it's one of the best fine-dining steakhouses in the entire world.
The Standard At The Smith House
The Standard has a long and colorful history, beginning as the Smith House. Built in the 1840's, this prewar Italianate townhouse hosted Nashville's first bowling alley. Run as a boarding house by Mary Claiborne, the Smith House also hosted Union soldiers during the Civil War and the Battle of Nashville. Here's what you can expect at The Standard.
- Lump Crab Bisque
- Fried Green Tomatoes
- "The Standard Filet"
- Bacon Wrapped "Bacon"
- Sea Bass Meniere
- Leaders Choice Grilled Rack of Lamb
- USDA Prime New York Strip
- USDA Prime Tomahawk Steak
- USDA Prime Bone in Rib-eye
- And More!
The Standard restaurant is located at 167 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard in Nashville. The restaurant is open to the public for dinner from 5pm to 9pm, Monday through Thursday and from 5pm to 10p on Friday and Saturday.
For people who are craving for good quality steak, a restaurant in the midtown called Union Common is the place to visit. This art deco inspired restaurant has a full list of mouthwatering steak and huge options for wine and whiskey.
Morton’s The Steakhouse
A national chain with plenty of popularity, Morton’s The Steakhouse always provides a consistent steak. The Nashville location provides a men's club type of atmosphere with the smell of cigars in the atmosphere. This is one of the better choices throughout the city and they welcome anybody looking to enjoy an excellent steak.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar: Steak, Lobster, Wine
A well-known choice originally from California, this steakhouse is perfect for those looking for an excellent glass of wine with their meal. Fleming’s has the largest wine selection in Nashville and provides excellent steaks on the menu, as well.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar has locations all around the country, popularized by the open bar, a cultivated selection of local wines, and a menu that holds both classic favorites and a rotating menu that varies by season.
Old Hickory Steakhouse
An upscale option for individuals looking to have an extravagant night out, the Old Hickory Steakhouse provides an award-winning place for celebrations and more. With views of the Gaylord Opryland gardens, this restaurant is a top choice for a romantic date.
The Old Hickory Steakhouse features steaks prepared from 1855 Black Angus Beef, artisan cheeses, and a vast wine list to be enjoyed by diners.
Kayne Prime Steakhouse
Another Gulch neighborhood staple, the newly-remodeled Kayne Prime now encompasses some 13,000 square feet of trendy space. It's big, but it's airy and unique, with private dining rooms, comfortable surroundings, numerous bar areas and original food options.
Most restaurants offer a steak option, but these places are some of the most unique steakhouses in the city.
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