Whether you’re hunting for the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion or simply craving a high-quality cut of meat, Atlanta has plenty of noteworthy steakhouses. From iconic institutions with classic steakhouse fare to more modern establishments, here are nine of our favorites around town to add to your must-try list!
Arnette’s Chop Shop
More info: arnetteschopshop.com
Atlantan Michael Arnette created Arnette’s Chop Shop as a contemporary version of the classic steakhouse. The industrial modern design and impressive menu make Arnette’s a must-visit. Upon entry, guests are greeted by a display of knife pouches, which belong to members of their “knife club,” an exclusive dining experience where custom engraved knives are presented tableside upon each member’s arrival.
Neighborhood: West Midtown
More info: barblancatl.com
New to the Atlanta dining scene, “steak friterie” Bar Blanc offers a hyper-focused menu that features steak with brown butter béarnaise (laid upon custom-made steel pans sitting atop a candle-warmed stand) and unlimited frites. The deceptively simple French classic is executed beautifully and beckons guests to experience the magic of a Paris bistro without having to leave Atlanta.
More info: bonesrestaurant.com
Bones has been an Atlanta institution since 1979. Recognized as one of the best steakhouses in America, their old-school vibe includes a no-cell phone use policy and a strict dress code. Be sure to try the bone-in ribeye accompanied by one of the classic sides, and don’t forget to take a peek at the extensive wine list.
Chops Lobster Bar
More info: chopslobsterbar.com
An Atlanta hotspot, Chops Lobster Bar frequently ranks as one of the top ten steakhouses in the nation. At Chops, seafood is flown in fresh daily, and the best USDA prime-aged beef is served. They also offer two dining options for visitors — the traditional steakhouse upstairs and the intimate lobster bar below.
Hal’s “The Steakhouse”
More info: hals.net
For over 30 years, Hal’s “The Steakhouse” has provided Buckhead and beyond with knowledgeable waitstaff, strong martinis, and sophisticated charm. Its atmosphere is reminiscent of New Orleans, with live music and a scenic rooftop patio.
SB Tip: For the ultimate Hal’s experience, grab a seat at the bar and order a martini and a steak with a side of white truffle mac and cheese.
Neighborhood: Virginia Highlands
More info: nightcapfoodandspirits.com
For over 30 years, Virginia Highland’s Highland Tap — known as the “steak cellar”— has served up center-cut filets, prime rib, and New York strips for an affordable price. And, they’ve been consistently voted “the best martini in Atlanta” since they opened in 1989. Count us in!
Kevin Rathbun Steak
Neighborhood: Inman Park
More info: kevinrathbunsteak.com
The brainchild of Atlanta chef Kevin Rathbun, Kevin Rathbun Steak is in Atlanta’s bustling Inman Park. Set in a converted warehouse, it boasts a beltline-facing patio, popular amongst visitors and locals alike. There’s also a wide selection of items you won’t see on most steakhouse menus — like their infamous eggplant fries.
Little Alley Steak
Neighborhoods: Roswell & Buckhead
More info: littlealleysteak.com
If you’re a whiskey lover, Little Alley Steak is the spot for you. The restaurant prides itself on over 400 whiskeys, bourbons, and scotches that pair wonderfully with its dry-aged steaks. Test out the lovely assortment of sauces and butter while you’re there; we’re fans of the black truffle butter and yuzu Béarnaise sauce.
Neighborhood: West Midtown
More info: marcelatl.com
Marcel is a steakhouse and bar by notable restaurateur Ford Fry, known for concepts such as Little Rey, The Optimist, and Superica. Inspired by early 1900s Paris, guests can expect French-inspired dishes, including steak frites and an impressive Beef Wellington that requires a full twenty-four hours to prepare.
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