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Steak Shapiro’s Top 15 Juiciest Steakhouses

Atlanta, Georgia has more outstanding steak houses than any other city in America.  There, I said it. Don’t get me wrong, we are great at BBQ, Soul Food, Asian, Italian, etc.–but it is with bold classic steak houses where we truly separate ourselves from other cities. When you’re a guy named “Steak,” you have tried a few over the years and here is my list of the 15 most perfect steak houses that totally define our city, listed below in alphabetical order. 

 

1. 101 Steak

101 Steak is a great restaurant and with great operators that have been around for years now in the city, just celebrated 8 years in Vinings. The wine selection is incredible and they nail the service every time. Steak Tip: The crab cakes are 100% crab meat and totally superb. 

 

2. Arnette’s Chop Shop

Celebrated restaurateur Michael Arnette is a Brookhaven staple whose upscale steak house with an open kitchen is simply outstanding.   The sexy upstairs bar makes for one of the liveliest spots in town. Steak Tip: The next level Seafood Tower is a memorable way to start any meal.

3. Bone’s

The ultimate men’s club, Bone’s is one of the swankiest joints and delivers impeccable service like few steakhouses in America, let alone this city. Steak Tip:  The Onion Rings alone are worth the price of admission.

 

4. Cabernet Steakhouse

Cabernet Steakhouse is a classic, old school, traditional steakhouse. I love going for their lunches. I’ve been known to crush prime rib sandwich when I’m there. Chef Richard Holley and the rest of his team have been wowing Alpharetta for years. Steak Tip: They have a smoking bar and even cigar lockers if you want to enjoy a fine cigar.

Photo: Facebook/TheCapitalGrille
Photo: Facebook/TheCapitalGrille

5. The Capital Grille 

Capital Grille is one of those national chains that does a really great job in Atlanta. They are great for a power lunch in Buckhead or Dunwoody. Steak Tip: Sit at the bar and have a truly delicious Stoli Doli cocktail which is a mix of vodka and pineapple juice.

Photo: Yelp
Photo: Yelp

6. C. Ellet’s

The Battery has needed a high-end restaurant, and now there is one literally outside the gate to enter Truist Field from renowned chef, Linton Hopkins. C. Ellet’s is his baby, you can go in casual or high-end. If you love baseball and great steaks, then this is your spot. Steak Tip: They also crush the seafood game, try their Maine style lobster roll this summer for a good one. 

7. Cherokee Chophouse

Gus Tselios from the Marietta Restaurant Group has completely rebuilt the former Cherokee Cattle Company into a new spot that is all passion. It’s now a swanky, fine dining spot, and totally spectacular. Run to check it out and tell them Steakie sent you. 

USDA Prime Steak from Chops Lobster Bar.
Chops Lobster Bar – T-bone

8. Chops Lobster Bar

Buckhead Life’s classic steakhouse is still the place to see and be seen and they deliver spectacular steaks, a lively bar scene and a private club downstairs for the city’s elite. Steak Tip: Hong Kong Sea Bass and fried lobster tails.

 

9. Davio’s

Davio’s is always a great choice because it’s a tremendous combination of Italian food and delicious steaks. Steak Tip:  The meatballs are some of the best things on the menu. 

 

10. Kaiser’s Chop House

Sandy Springs should be more than proud of a steak house that rivals the great ones not just in Atlanta but in America. Peter Kaiser partnered with Kevin Rathbun for perfect food and literally perfect service. Steak Tip: The pappardelle bolognese is shockingly spectacular.

 
 

11. Kevin Rathbun Steak

The premier chef in Atlanta has built one of the most celebrated restaurants in the Southeast.  The Beltline views, incredibly sexy vibe and world class food and service makes this spot special. Steak Tip:  The creamy charred corn side dish is world famous.

Hal's - Filet Mignon
Hal’s – Filet Mignon

12. Hal’s

Many call Hal’s the perfect night out and I agree with them. Perfect New Orleans theme with delicious oysters, perfect steaks and memorable sides along with the energy of Atlanta’s most fun crowd. Steak Tip: The filet is considered the finest you will ever eat.

13. H&W Steakhouse

H&W is the most spectacular, over the-top, newest steakhouse in town that folks in Norcross are going crazy for. Wagyu is unbelievable and the ambience is five stars. Steak Tip: They just opened for a Friday lunch. 

Baked Alaska from Marcel
Marcel – Baked Alaska

14. Marcel

Superstar Chef and operator Ford Fry has delivered one of the most expensive but spectacular restaurants in the city with food and vibe that is second to none. Steak Tip: Veal Parmesan is stupid delicious.

New York Prime - Assorted Dishes | Photo: newyorkprime.com
New York Prime – Assorted Dishes | Photo: newyorkprime.com

15. NY Prime

The old school New York vibe in the heart of Buckhead has delivered the finest steaks and the classiest service for almost twenty years. Steak Tip: The massive six pound lobster that comes out in a red wagon, not even kidding.

Arnette's Chop Shop
Bone's
Chops Lobster Bar
Kaisers Chop House
Kevin Rathbun Steak
Hal's
Marcel
NY Prime
Arnette's Chop Shop

Celebrated restaurateur Michael Arnette is a Brookhaven staple whose upscale steak house with an open kitchen is simply outstanding.   The sexy upstairs bar makes for one of the liveliest spots in town. Steak Tip: The next level Seafood Tower is a memorable way to start any meal.

Bone's

The ultimate men’s club, Bone’s is one of the swankiest joints and delivers impeccable service like few steakhouses in America, let alone this city. Steak Tip:  The Onion Rings alone are worth the price of admission.

Chops Lobster Bar

Buckhead Life’s classic steakhouse is still the place to see and be seen and they deliver spectacular steaks, a lively bar scene and a private club downstairs for the city’s elite. Steak Tip: Hong Kong Sea Bass and fried lobster tails.

Kaisers Chop House

Sandy Springs should be more than proud of a steak house that rivals the great ones not just in Atlanta but in America. Peter Kaiser partnered with Kevin Rathbun for perfect food and literally perfect service. Steak Tip: The pappardelle bolognese is shockingly spectacular.

Kevin Rathbun Steak

The premier chef in Atlanta has built one of the most celebrated restaurants in the Southeast.  The Beltline views, incredibly sexy vibe and world class food and service makes this spot special. Steak Tip:  The creamy charred corn side dish is world famous.

Hal's

Many call Hal’s the perfect night out and I agree with them. Perfect New Orleans theme with delicious oysters, perfect steaks and memorable sides along with the energy of Atlanta’s most fun crowd. Steak Tip: The filet is considered the finest you will ever eat.

Marcel

Superstar Chef and operator Ford Fry has delivered one of the most expensive but spectacular restaurants in the city with food and vibe that is second to none. Steak Tip: Veal Parmesan is stupid delicious.

NY Prime

The old school New York vibe in the heart of Buckhead has delivered the finest steaks and the classiest service for almost twenty years. Steak Tip: The massive six pound lobster that comes out in a red wagon, not even kidding.

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