By Yours Truly and Jan Engoren
Which Steakhouses in Miami to go to? With more guests coming to town, holidays on the horizon and the cultural season about to explode, I’ve picked eleven of my favorite steakhouses in Miami and Miami Beach with different ambiances and price points. They range from glam and traditional clubby decor to casual. Plus, all have solid options for those who don’t want meat.My reviews of the restaurants are highlighted in red. Also listed other are others to consider, though they’re not written up as I haven’t been there. Coming up, Part 2, steakhouses in Miami Beach – Karen
Dirty French Steakhouse Miami
Vive le bifteck! With service captains dressed in custom-designed pink tuxedos, Dirty French Steakhouse Miami is one-of-a-kind dining experience – made for the Magic City. A place to see and be seen. With high gloss, eye-popping décor, buzzy ambiance, indulgent menu and haute wine list, it is a great place for celebrations, special occasions and that old Miami past-time – people watching.
Signature offerings include their “Chops & Bird,” featuring Duck a l’Orange or Côte de Pork, Prime Aged steaks and a Raw Bar complete with Maine lobster, jumbo shrimp and East Coast oysters.
The Wagyu Bar: Not Your Father’s Steakhouse
Defying stuffiness, the Wagyu Bar, is a new kind of steakhouse – relaxed, and casual with a neighborhood feel. The boutique, family-owned business focuses on their beef and variety of cuts. Adjacent to the restaurant is Meat n’ Bone, a butcher shop and store selling everything for grilling your own steak au poivre. With 350 different kinds of proteins, the shop boasts the largest selection of steak in the U.S..
The dinner menu is divided into appetizers, the steak bar, (ribeye, filet mignon, New York strip, tomahawk, dry aged beef, picanha, etc.), as well as burgers. To help make an informed choice, there is a welcome guide to beef grading in the menu. Try their katsus, breaded and fried A5 sirloin steak served on Japanese milk bread with arugula and tonkatsu sauce. For non-meat eaters, sample their seafood, poultry or pork chops. There is a full wine list, beer and sake (of course) and cocktails such as a Sake Lychee or a Miyazaki Mule.
As they say in Japan, “Doumo arigatou gozaimasu.”
Visit The Wagyu Bar | Miami First Casual Steakhouse | Wagyu, Dry Aged & More The Waygu Bar is located at 2257 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33145. Tel: (786) 579-2498.
The Wagyu Bar, Not Your Usual Steakhouse
Bourbon Steak Corsair at Turnberry Isle Resort
If you’re searching for a casually elegant steakhouse, Bourbon Steak at Turnberry Isle Resort offers an elegant, yet understated ambiance, a “buzzy,” but not loud atmosphere with perfectly attuned lighting – and wait, did I mention the food?
Serving craft cocktails and oysters Rockefeller at happy hour or an evening dinner of surf and turf, Bourbon Steak offers curated menus with classic, lavish plates. Drink, dine, delight and discover your new favorite at this standout steakhouse restaurant.
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Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille at the Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables
A traditional steakhouse, known for large portions and classic sides, Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille features a great bar, so stop in for a pre-dinner aperitif.
Acclaimed for their wet-aged prime beef prepared on an infrared broiler at 1700 degrees and topped with signature steak butter, fresh herbs and garlic, diners can also choose one of their signature dishes, a chateaubriand carved tableside, served with truffle Merlot demi-glace, Bearnaise and peppercorn sauce.
Another standout is their famous 36-oz., pork chop, rotisserie roasted on pecan wood for 4 to 6 hours then glazed, caramelized, and topped with their signature sauce. It’s then served tableside as three experiences – baby back ribs, center cut loin and the “eyelash,” the most marbled and tender part – all to die for!
Vegan offerings include vegan skillet chopped steak smothered in crimini mushroom gravy and served with a chargrilled vegetable trio or spaghetti squash primavera sans parmesan cheese.
The ambiance is comfortable, with large tables sporting starched white tablecloths and low lighting. Focal points of the dining area are the wine wall including special house blends from California, rare vintages and a contemporary kitchen behind glass.
Note: Upon request, a specially-priced menu for those 65+ is available any day before 6pm for $36.
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The Capital Grille
The Capital Grille – a can’t miss destination known for classic cuts, sides and solid quality. If you’re flying solo, the bar is a great place to mix and mingle.
On the menu are traditional entrees The Capital Grille is known for, such as a selection of top-quality steaks and seafood with steakhouse fare sides. Not to miss sides include the Parmesan truffle fries with freshly grated cheese and white truffle oil and the grilled asparagus with lemon mosto oil. The au gratin potatoes are downright decadent, creamy and rich with Jarlsberg and white cheddar cheeses, all layered like lasagna, then topped with crunchy roasted garlic and onion – a definite fave.
The Palm Bal Harbor
Imagine Don Draper sitting at the bar at The Palm – it has that “Mad Men” feel, with a history dating back to New York City in 1926.
What began as a restaurant became a second home to an eclectic cast of artists and writers, tycoons and civic leaders, screen stars and working families. Offering a wide variety of entrées, including their classic Caesar salad and steak and a cold bar featuring a Sicilian tuna poke, oysters and clams on the half shell, or a jumbo shrimp or crabmeat cocktail. For Italian lovers, The Palm offers a classic Italian menu, including linguine with white clam sauce, chicken Parmigiana, veal martini and chicken Français. Bon appétit!
Visit https://www.thepalm.com The Palm is located at 9650 East Bay Harbor Drive, Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154. Tel: (305) 868-7256.
For standout steak and seafood, Truluck’s offers both. Steaks are hand selected from artisans with over 100 years of experience and are seasoned and broiled at 1200 degrees.
The restaurant has a warm, clubby steakhouse-style décor with low lighting, rich mahogany paneling and cushy banquettes. With friendly and professional service, great food and ambiance this dining experience is a sure-shot.
Seafood offerings include crab appetizers including a “chilled seafood celebration” with shrimp, oysters, jumbo lump crab cocktail and Florida stone crab claws.
Add to that a large section of prime fish classics and another with crab and lobster. Find everything from Redfish Pontchartrain with crawfish tails, shrimp and blue crab, trout, swordfish, scallops, Alaskan king crab and lobsters plucked from West Australian cold waters.
Save room for their signature desserts – Key lime pie, four-layer carrot cake. chocolate malt cake or a vegan cheesecake.
Restaurant Classic for Celebrations
Other steakhouses in Miami include Papi Steak and new entries Gekko and My Way Italian Steakhouse. Have you been to these or others you’d recommend? Love to hear from you.
Looking for steakhouses in Miami Beach? Check out part 2 coming up.